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BDS Day 32: Prepare for Travel
Wednesday, January 18, 2017      21 comments

Again, I'm so grateful to Beck for "teaching" me this lesson --one which appears to have stuck pretty effectively. (I wish I had complied better when I'm NOT travelling!!) Our holidays are typically MORE active than our regular lives: lots... Read more
BDS Day 31: Decide About Drinking
Tuesday, January 17, 2017      26 comments

Alcohol has a lot of calories: 7 per gram. Alcohol doesn't contribute nutrients. (Yeah, I know about red wine and reservatrol . . . and I'm reserving my views on that!!) Alcohol lowers inhibition: after even 1 glass of wine, I'm more i... Read more
BDS Day 30: Stay in Control When Eating Out
Monday, January 16, 2017      21 comments

I expect to be eating out with a friend on Friday January 20: we had tentatively scheduled this (subject to work emergencies, she's a lawyer too) well before Christmas. I most definitely will plan in advance what I'm going to eat. This r... Read more
BONUS BLOG: People Magazine Jan 23 edition
Sunday, January 15, 2017      15 comments

You might want to check it out!! It's the annual "they lost half their size" edition: only time I buy it. Eleven people featured. There's Oprah on the cover, having lost 42 pounds since she bought into Weight Watchers: I wish her well, but w... Read more
BDS Day 29: Resist Food Pushers
Sunday, January 15, 2017      24 comments

It's Chapter 9, it's week 5 and Beck will be riffing on expected and unexpected challenges. But first: weigh in (as prepared for, yesterday). And yes, scale is down 2 pounds this past week, total of 4.5 pounds since week one: I'll take it.... Read more
Beck Day 28: Get Ready to Weigh In
Saturday, January 14, 2017      47 comments

Well, I'm weighing in EVERY day (as a MAINtainer) and I weighed myself this morning and: scales haven't budged. Gahhhhh. But: they're GONNA budge. My home digital scales does this "fluttery thing" and only moves downward typically... Read more
BDS Day 27: Master the Seven Questions Technique
Friday, January 13, 2017      27 comments

OK then: having identified sabotaging thoughts and recognized thinking mistakes: what's to be done? Beck says I must master the seven question technique. Master it? I haven't (on previous Beck treks) really even considered it seriou... Read more
BDS Day 26: Recognize Thinking Mistakes
Thursday, January 12, 2017      19 comments

Thinking mistakes? Me? That person who prides herself on logic and analysis and . . . yeah. That one. Me indeed. I make 'em all. 1. All of nothing thinking -- typical Type A, I'm either perfect or I might as well forget it. ... Read more
BDS Day 25: Identify Sabotaging Thoughts
Wednesday, January 11, 2017      22 comments

Thanks for all the kindly support on yesterday's blog on dealing with discouragement . . . so much appreciated!! We are all in this together. As I work through Beck's Chapter 8 yet again -- the "heart of darkness" for me -- it occurs to ... Read more
BDS Day 24: Deal With Discouragement
Tuesday, January 10, 2017      29 comments

Yikes this is discouraging. It was 2011 when I first trudged through Beck. And I think this is my fourth (or maybe even fifth) reboot. I was looking at old records of weight MAINtenance. My records are far from perfect. But: I ... Read more
BDS Day 23: It's Not Fair
Monday, January 09, 2017      37 comments

It's not fair that dieting is so hard for me. (Wah wah wah.) it's not fair that I can't eat as much as other people can eat. (Wah wah wah.) Everybody else at my house sat around watching TV and eating potato chips yesterday afternoon... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Say "Oh Well" to Disappointment
Sunday, January 08, 2017      49 comments

It's day 22. It's the beginning of Beck Diet Solution (BDS) Chapter 8. And this is the chapter I always think of as Beck's "Heart of Darkness" where she tackles, with progressive complexity, the problem of "sabotaging thoughts". She sta... Read more
BDS Day 21: Prepare for Weigh-in
Saturday, January 07, 2017      28 comments

As a MAINtainer, I weigh every day. Theoretically. But when I STOP weighing every day, then I can be pretty sure it's because I already know I'm not going to like the number. Started weighing every day again January 1. And today was the ... Read more
Dealing with Derailment
Friday, January 06, 2017      29 comments

BDS Day 20 is all about getting right back on track. When (not if) I slip up. Eat something NOT on my plan. There's no value in making a big deal about inevitable transgressions. I don't need to call in the big cranes to lift the... Read more
What Kind of Fool Am I? Day 19
Thursday, January 05, 2017      25 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
7Jg7wFHWXT4 Oh yeah, Sammy: sing it!! And as for me? I've gotta stop fooling myself. It's NEVER OK to tell myself I can eat x (x being anything not on my plan) just this once because... Read more

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