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!