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Renewing the Effort

Sunday, August 16, 2009

I've done really well since May 18; I've lost 20 pounds and that's the most successful I've been in YEARS. I'm giving myself major credit for that.

But I was off for the summer, so I could really concentrate on my goals. That's over now since I had to start back at work on August 6. I've been struggling since then. I haven't had the clear focus or the drive. I've still made mostly good food choices and exercised when I could, but I haven't felt the PASSION I felt through June and July. Making a bad decision has led to struggling to get back on track.

When I analyze this, it's pretty easy to see: I've not been working the BECK program the way I should. I haven't been reading the book or my cards. I've been trying to rely on my own decision-making ability and I'm apparently not ready for that yet. I agree with BLW, that there aren't "good" or "bad" foods--but when I KNOWINGLY GIVE IN to my sabotaging thoughts, then I definitely need a time out!

So I'm going to start the program over. I read and really contemplated chapters 1 and 2. I exercised as much as I could given my foot is still bothering me -- 20 minute weight-lifting video and 10 minutes on the rowing machine. I've read my cards and reconnected with the reasons I wanted to lose weight in the first place.

I'm ready to renew my efforts and get the second half of this journey underway.

PS -- did you know Judith Beck gives seminars? check out this link. You'll need to cut and paste it. It's a 1 day workshop only $100. Of course, it's in Philadelphia!


Her website is www.beckdietsolution.com. Check it out!

Vandal, I think you and I are both ready to get fired up and move forward! Let's do it buddy!


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    Sorry to disappoint you about the 500 minutes of exercise. I still don't know how to work that feature very well, and I DOUBLE DIPPED! But the 396 is accurate...

    4126 days ago
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    Hey TG,

    I'm WITH YOU!! I think we both knew this day would come - like the marathon - we are past the beginning point and the "easy" stuff - now we are in the race and the finish line is straight ahead not off in the ditch where I've let myself go.

    I just finished chapter 23 - Countering the Unfairness Syndrome and re-worked the first chapter in the workbook.

    We will do this and I just saw that you past the 500 minutes of exercise - WAY TO GO - major credit to you.

    Tomorrow I'll expect a very brief summary of your thoughts on the Beck's chapters. I think I'll have to pass on her seminar however!!

    Take care of you and that foot!! Can't have you going on the disabled list!!


    4126 days ago
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