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Advantages

I separate the reasons / advantages to having a binge free life from the reasons / advantages of weight loss.
As being binge free does not automatically mean weight loss.

Advantages to learning to handle food well (in other words to not binge or overeat):
* Having a normal, balanced eating pattern
* Having peace in my existence - an end to the roller coaster of bingeing and restricting
* Being a better - more calm and balanced - partner for my husband
* Having more energy and better sleep; not missing sleep because of binges
* Having clarity about when to eat what
* Having the time and mental space to focus on other areas of my life than food and weight issues
* Feeling that 'I am the boss', being in control
* Having a chance to (later) lose weight

Advantages of weight loss:
* Moving with more ease
* Chance to have my feet heal:
- Being able to walk longer distances, to dance, to walk a dog
- Performing my work with more ease (giving massages = standing on my feet)
* Feeling better about my appearance
* Being able to do yoga and maybe teach it too, with more ease
* Diminish the risk of diseases like cancer, strokes, high blood pressure, kidney problems, diabetes, heart disease.
* Better for my joints (hips)
* Easier to work and thus make money, better for the mortgage, maybe my husband could work less hours
* Looking better, fitting into clothes I like again.
* Being able to bend over without getting out of breath, more flexibility in turning and bending

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Just started the pink book, and have blogged about my advantages on my SparkPage.

Instead of having one card, I've put each advantage on a separate card. I'll make note of any related non-scale victories that come along as time goes on. I think this is what will work best for me.

I'll be reviewing my cards before each meal, before snacks if there are any, and before I go to bed.

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1) I won't have to wear size XXL
2) I will look better in pictures
3) I can wear by dreses
4) I will lose my saggy tummy

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Be proud of my accomplishment

Clothes fit correctly

HEALTH

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1. SELF ESTEEM
2. HEALTH
3. HAPPINESS

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1. To be more physically active.
It has been on my heart, long before anyone called it "a bucket list", to learn to scuba dive and go somewhere or many places and dive.

2. So that I don't feel rolls of flesh when I lay in bed. So annoying!!!!

3. So that I will fit a whole closet full of clothes that I out grew or ordered the wrong size on
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4. I do not want to succumb to heart disease or stroke, like so many of my family members.


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Thank you to those who have posted their reasons. Here are mine:
1. I want to fit into my clothes again.
2. I want to nourish my body, love my body.
3. I want to feel healthy.
4. Regain my love of exercise.

Can only come up with four so far--need to look at the Beck book again. Will come back and edit later

Daily affirmation:
* I am a good person, and I deserve respect.
* I choose to respect myself today by refusing to engage in verbal or emotional self-abuse.
* I have been successful at many things I have set out to do, and I can learn to do better at the things that give me problems.
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Here is my list of advantages:
1. I only live once and I want the most out of life.
2. I like being able to move without aches and pains.
3. I enjoy physical activities, like running races with my granddaughter.
4. I want to feel I am in control of what I eat.
5. I want to get rid of excess body fat.
6. I am afraid of becoming incapable of caring for myself.
7. I want to nourish my body.
8. I do not want to suffer from chronic diseases which can be prevented by diet and exercise.
9. I fear cancer.
10. I want to look good in the clothes I wear.

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emoticon emoticon both of you...I'm excited to be able to FOLLOW you both!

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Yes Rose... yes we are on our way... and together we will fight this with all the gumption we can muster. I'm so happy to be traveling this path with you.
Have a wonderful rest of the day.
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We're on our way Anita emoticon

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Day 1: Write the Advantages of Sticking to a Healthy Eating Plan
1. It's a PROMISE I'm making to myself, one I am loathe to break.
2. Eating well is a privilege I have that a dear friend with terminal cancer does not. Let me honor her by taking good care of the healthy body I do have.
3. The serenity prayer encourages me to change the things I can. In aging, there are so many things I cannot change, but how I eat is one within my control. It is empowering to do this.
4. It's fun to be both the rat and the scientist observing the antics of this silly rat with her self-sabotaging thoughts.
5. I'd like to live a long, healthy life and visualize myself as a free spirited 90 year old artist.
6. Vanity: How I look to myself, to my bf, to others.
7. Confidence doing yoga at the beach or wearing a wetsuit out windsurfing.
8. No more pesky candy bar wrappers to dispose of from my car to hide the shame, and no more trips out to 7/11 to satisfy a craving for candy.
9. The good feeling of driving this bus called my life, rather than having my addiction to treats and the greedy food industry driving.
10. It's fun to think of myself as a hip, chic quinoi fussy eater and all that that gestalt entails.
11. The is my spiritual practice. Daily. Not unlike a monk's meditation practice. I do not take it blythely.
12. In a phase of life (retirement) when I have few structures and little need of gumption, It's valuable to have one important area requiring structure, character, grit.
13. This is something the poor dear Oprah cannot do, but I can.
14. It feels good to checkmarks in my logbook and the scale go down.
15. I want my walk to match my talk in life.
16. It gets easier as my resistance muscle gets stronger.
17. Spill over of skills and strengthening of character learned here to other areas of life, especially to the really big challenges of later life.
18. I enjoy learning: it's an interesting topic, the brain, habit breaking, CBT, motivation and it's interesting to learn about the idiosyncrcies of this rat.
19. "Leisureville" is NOT my ideal way to spend my retirement years.

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Thank you Gaye your kind words and support mean a lot.
TBDS is The Beck Diet Soultion

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This sounds GREAT Rose! emoticon and you will learn this pretty soon...be sure and give yourself CREDIT...but I am GIVING you credit for now! emoticon

I am sorry to say I don't know what TBDS stands for? And, yes, in general ALL of us had "other issues" that led to our eating "problems" I know FOR SURE I did, from a young child ON! But with Beck your way of thinking is ABOUT to CHANGE...and I am SO thankful that I can say mine did as well! This is a marvelous program and it was MADE for me! Praying the same is true for you!

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Advantage response cards

1. To accomplish something I've tried to achieve all my life
2. To not be restricted by my weight
3. Look good in my clothes
4. Longevity of life
5. More energy
6. To not have to wear plus size clothing
7. Accept that I am worthy of good health

I'm starting over again with TBDS. I am fully aware my food issue and weight issue are not resolved by a diet...I've tried diets and I'm still over weight.

My problem is my way of thinking...I'm about to make some changes in that area and hopefully it will spill over to help me shed some of these extra pounds.

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You can for sure do this! This team is a huge help to it too! I hope you really work it and learn what so many of us have...that BECK does work if we WORK Beck! emoticon

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Today is Day 1 for me.

For me, health is a big advantage of losing weight. My mother's death last year has made losing weight more important - she had heart disease and other maladies that being overweight makes more likely. I want to avoid those.

Other than that, it's especially important to me to obtain and maintain a healthy and slim figure as I get older. As I've been getting heavier, it makes me feel slower and older and unattractive.

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emoticon Marsha! And LOOK at you! with your little panties! Weigh to go you too!

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Weigh to go, Gaye!!

Love my size 6 and 4 pants and little panties!!


My Keys to Success = Tracking! Super Foods! Step Up Cardio! And most important: Quit Quitting!!

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My clothes are big already and soon I will buy size 6 pants...a new experience, never been that small before....and should be at goal then

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my clothes all fit! My clothes all fit! My CLOTHES ALL FIT!

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I am using the Beck SOlution waorkbook. Today I read day 4 and will put it into affect.
The best advantage is that I will feel better about myself.

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For me, my best advantage is that my brain will THINK like a THIN person and it already does!

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Advantages of Losing Weight

Enjoy good health and a slimmer body.

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Earnie, this is a wonderful list! We are all in this together! And I'm glad you came back for a second run of it! Remember: BECK works when we WORK BECK!

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This is my second go at The Beck Solution hopefully with more determination and success this time. I made the mistake of setting the first time directly in the midst of holidays and family illnesses. So forget all that and move forward with cheer.

1. Not to be a burden to other people because of ill health
2. Be able to live alone in my own home longer
3. Lower BMI, blood pressure and cholesterol
4. Increase energy
5. Look better & be happier with myself.
6. Look and feel better in my clothes.
7. Pick anything out of my closet at any time -- and having it FIT!
8. Not have to have several sizes of clothes in my closet.



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My main and biggest Advantage is to:

Think like a THIN person and since I am on my second consecutive run of Beck...it is WORKING!

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Edited by: GABY1948 at: 1/4/2015 (08:35)
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Day 1:
Today was my day 1. I made my advantages card and put some reminders on my phone to read it.

My son's graduation
I will feel so much better about myself
I'll feel ready to date and meet men
I feel better and have more energy
I'll live longer and be here for my kids
Health problems will improve
I'll feel like doing more things.
I'll enjoy buying and wearing clothes
I won't be afraid to have my picture taken (copied this from another poster here) :-)

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Thanks WILDKAT, and MAUITN these lists are great. I even found a couple to add to my long list. At one time ALMOST every one of these fit me! You gave me GREAT ideas!

Edited by: GABY1948 at: 12/4/2014 (08:24)
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Here is my ARC list - actually a shortened listÖmy list is huge!!!! So glad I found this groupÖ

It honors God by treating my body respectfully
I will be able to sleep in the bed
It will lower my cholesterol
It will keep my diabetes in control
It may prevent neuropathy in my feet
It might let me get off the CPAP
Iím tired of the hold food has over me
Iíll be less self-critical
I will walk and move around more easily
I'll enjoy sexual intimacy more
So Iíll like having my picture taken
So I can play with my dog again
So I can cross my legs
So personal hygiene is easier
So my back doesn't hurt so much
So I can have a horse again
So I can fit into the theater seats
So that my breasts stick out farther than my stomach ...LOL
So I can honor my promise to Beth
So Dr. Bird will be proud of me
So I wonít have to struggle to get clothes on
I can sit comfortably in armchairs
Feel better--more energy & stamina
I won't be intimidated by stairs
I will be able to breathe easier
I will be able to consume food without feeling consumed by food
I want to be a role model
Get back to, and below, wedding weight


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Day 1 Advantage List

1. Not to be a burden to other people because of ill health
2. Be able to live alone in my own home longer
3. Lower blood pressure
4. Lower cholesterol
5. Lower BMI
6. Increase energy
7. Look better & be happier with myself.
8. Look and feel better in my clothes.
9. Pick anything out of my closet at any time -- and having it FIT!
10. Not have to have several sizes of clothes in my closet.



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I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding. -John O'Donohue

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If something is holding us back, today is the day to begin to push back. Today is always the best day


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My Advantages Response Card

If I lose weight by not over eating....

1.Iíll have more energy for fun things.
2.My clothes will look better.
3.Iíll have more confidence.
4.Iíll look more intelligent.
5.People will respect me more.
6. Lower A1C, Lower BP, Lower triglycerides, lower weight for my next doctor's visit.


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I have to be diligent about caring for myself. 100 DAYS OF WEIGHT LOSS is a great way for me to keep focused. Day 1 is July 1, 2017. Build habits to produce success. Most of these habits I have at least tried before but did not sustain. First habit: delay eating by using a timer.
LONG TERM GOAL: Reduce A1C,BP,tryglicerides,and weight.Evening Eating Sabotage Myself Frustration ..Help! www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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Advantages of Losing Weight:

Health advantages of achieving goal weight
Reverse coronary artery disease.
Improved cholesterol levels.
Lower LDL and triglyceride levels.
Lower blood pressure.
Improved heart health.
Improved digestive health.
Less joint and back pain.
Improved sleep.
Improved glucose tolerance.
Better breathing.
Prevent dietary related diabetes and heart disease.
Live a full quality life.
Be filled with vibrancy and energy.
Feel in control of my choices.
Look better.


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I have just started reading the Beck book and have come up with my list.

- To feel more in control and better about myself
- To have more energy - healthy body = healthy mind
- To be more attractive to others
- To wear smaller clothes and look better in clothes
- To be more sexually attractive to my partner and enjoy more intimacy
- To show others I can do this

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DAY ONE ADVANTAGES OF LOSING WEIGHT.

1. I want to live a better quality of life and have more energy. emoticon
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2. I want to improve more on my blood sugar and pressure reading levels.
*Note* I am off one of my diabetes meds! WOOT WOOT!

3. I want to reduce risk factors and prevent diabetic related complications. emoticon .

4. To have more confidence about my apperance.

5. I want to build on my endurance ..already started when exercising. emoticon .

6. I'll feel more in control.

7. I'll be able to wear more stylish clothes. emoticon .

8. I wont have doctgors bugging me about my weight or health challenges. emoticon .

9. To prove to myself and other I can lose weight.

10. Have more confidence at intimate times.

11. I want to continue to lose weight because of my mother and sister are cheering me on and are asking about my progress/watching me from a far.

12. I want to show others with health challenges and weight struggles they too can lose weight as I am.

13. fianlly I want to shove it in my Lung Drs face when I am at goal weight. He never lets the scale slide concerning me. emoticon emoticon

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TRUST IN THE LORD, AND DO GOOD; SO SHALT THOU DWELL IN THE LAND, AND VERILY THOU SHALL BE FED. DELIGHT THYSELF ALSO IN THE LORD: AND HE SHALL GIVE THEE THE DESIRES OF THINE HEART.


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Anita, thanks for sharing.

I especially love pt.7 - the idea of taking both views - the scientist and the rats.
hope youīll share more ideas with us!

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Anita.. LOVE your list! i can feel your energy and motivation vibrating off the screen. "Keep my commitment to myself" has been one of the constants on my list, too.

Welcome to the beck team!

Heidi

RESOLUTEó I am going to keep my health and my bodyís needs front and center.

RENEGADEó I can successfully lose weight healthily without becoming obsessed with calorie. That takes a different kind of attention, but one that is mindful to what my body needs and how I feel.


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1. I CAN do this. I HAVE done it before so I know I CAN and that knowledge is motivating.
2. I DECIDE I am the kind of person who makes a promise to HERSELF and HONORS that promise. I DEMONSTRATE I am indeed such a person; it's not just wishful thinking.
3. This is MY thing, a promise to MYSELF, not something I SHOULD do to please someone else.
4. Serenity Prayer: As I age, there are more and more things in the bucket "Things I cannot change". Eating "on plan" is still within my power. It is one of the dwindling number of things I actually have the power to change, and so I will grab hold. And thus feel empowered and less out of control of the ravages of aging.
5. View of myself as a healthy, fit, determined, strong, admirable, "together" person.
6. (secondarily) Other's view of me as healthy, fit, determined, strong, "together".
7. I will live a long vibrant life: I visualize a serene, wise 88 year old woman
8. It's fascinating to be in a science experiment as both the scientist and the white rat, watching what odd things this rat decides to do. "How interesting" me the scientist notices, that at 7AM, the rat vowed to stay on plan, yet at 4pm, she almost caved. But didn't. Woo hoo.
9. Lifelong learning: This is my term project for the course of a lifetime. I WILL learn to do this. I WILL learn about my own mind. I WILL learn strategies to counteract that feisty lizard brain within.
10.Progressing on this PROJECT builds strength of character that will help me in all areas of life, especially as I age.
11.Spillover of skills and success to other "projects" in life, helping with progress toward other goals and values: such as greater creativity, greater productivity, greater industriousness, dealing gracefully with aging, overcoming aversion to the (many) drudgeries of life (exercising, housecleaning) when the lizard brain whines "I DON'T WANNA!!!"
12. Feels good, empowering, to succeed at this "game", to see progress, to realize I CAN DO THIS.
13. It gets easier the more I stick to it. Every time I so no to a "slip", it's easier to say no the next day.
14. The fit of clothes, at the beach, doing yoga.

The best to everyone else on the team on your progress!!!
Anita

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2/9/13 1:18 A

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I'm a little late getting started as I see the last post on this thread was in October of 2012. So here is my list of advantages for losing weight:

1. Better health.
2. I'll live longer.
3. I'll enjoy intimacy more.
4. I'll be able to keep up with my grandchildren.
5. I won't have to look around to see that I am the fattest person in the room.
6. My husband will be attracted to me.
7. I might be able to get rid of my blood pressure meds.
8. No more fat old lady clothes.
9. I will look younger.
10. No more shock when looking at photos of myself.
11. I want to feel in control.
12. I'll be able to move around better.
13. My lower back won't hurt as much.
14. I'll enjoy activities more.

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10/26/12 12:20 P

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oops! Should have added:

The reasons I want to lose weight:

SO tired of being on the diet rollercoaster - flitting from one diet after another and remaining fat.

I want to regain my health.

I want to look better.

I'm tired of plus sized clothing.

I want to turn another "diet" into a lifestyle.

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10/26/12 12:17 P

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Hi! I just signed up with Spark People, and I'd like to join the Beck Group. I've found the perfect eating plan for me from the book fat2fit, but now I need to find the emotional backbone to stick with it!



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10/26/12 8:32 A

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Hello, I am starting up with the Beck Diet Solution again. I am at a healthy weight but I have a love-hate relationship with some foods and I want to to be an "ex" with some of them.

So, I am focusing on healthy eating, rather than losing weight and here are my reasons:
1. Reduce the risk of chronic diseases
2. Less aches and pains
3. Mobility
4. Energy
5. Eliminate and/or control cravings for junk food
6. Get rid of excess body fat and keep it off (hips and thighs)
7. Positive attitude





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8/15/12 5:43 A

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Hello. Hope everyone is having a wonderful experience with their diets. Here are the reasons I want to lose weight:
1. I'll feel confident enough to wear a bikini and proud of how I look.
2. I'll no longer have anxiety about family functions, trips, or special occasions because of my appearance.
3. I'll want to post pictures of myself online because I love the way I look when I'm thin and fit.
4. I'll be able to run faster and further, eventually accomplishing my goal of running a 10K in 2013.
5. I'll be able to wear the clothes in my closet that are too tight and it will be fun and exciting to shop for cute, fashionable clothing again.
6. I'll look better and more attractive.
7. My husband will be proud of me.
8. Improving my appearance will help me feel better about myself.
9. My thighs won't rub together anymore.
10. I'll have a flat stomach.

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6/21/12 8:11 A

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Hi,

My BDS Workbook came in the mail today, and I've decided to begin immediately. It says "6 weeks to train your brain to think like a thin person". Well, I've been trying for 68 years (!) with no long-term results so far!! Hopefully, this will set me on the road.

The main advantage for me will be to feel in control! Everything else derives from that. Here are the TOP TEN!
1. To feel in control.
2. To be able to overcome the constant urge to binge.
3. To feel better emotionally, without sinking into depression.
4. To "like" my body more.
5. To feel comfortable joining groups which go out on walking trips.
6. To be more assertive.
6. To have more energy and stamina.
7. To have more energy to go out and sell my music programmes.
8. To be better able to cope with daily chores.
9. To be better able to cope with frustration and disappointment.
10. To look better in everyday clothes and in a bathing suit.

All the best to everyone on this team!
Batya



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5/1/12 10:12 P

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So I don't have to be worried that my shoes, underwear, heart rate monitor, hat, bra, wedding ring, coat, sweatshirt, or airplane seatbelt won't fit.

So I don't have to untag Facebook pictures of myself, avoid going to the doctor, lie on my driver's license, feel shock in seeing myself in photos, shop in the plus size department, or cringe thinking about my high school reunion.

So J will be proud of me, want to be with me, and feel attracted to me.

So my health isn't compromised by a bad back, 51% body fat, triglycerides of 254, and blood pressure that makes the nurse frown. So I donít have to worry that something is going physically wrong with me, like a blood clot, heart attack, or stroke.

So I don't have to miss out on cross country skiing with my daughter, rock climbing with my kids, or being able to complete the hiking trail. So I can run a 5k, join Jís volleyball team, and bike a century. Heck, so I wonít have difficulty doing daily tasks like getting up off the floor and tying my shoes, etc.

So I can fit into cute outdoorsy clothes at REI. So I wonít have to struggle to get clothes on, have clothes that ride up or are too tight, have to wonder whether Iíve outgrown something since the last time I wore it, or have to buy more clothes because Iíve gotten too big.

So I set a good example for my kids, and be alive to be a grandma to their children. And not just any grandma, but one whoís active, lively, and able to enjoy old age.

So I can be a fit, up for anything, strong, energetic, active person, with a positive outlook and optimism again.

So I can look in the mirror and feel good about myself, knowing that I accomplished something important. So I donít feel so dumpy, but I can actually feel attractive again.

So I donít always look around to see if Iím the fattest one in the room. So I can make a better first impression on people, and not have to feel self-conscious about whether they think Iím weak, out of control, or killing myself with my extra pounds.

So I can feel more in control, no hiding food, eating out of control, or feeling ashamed of how much I eat. So I am not constantly on the hunt for food at every convenience store, vending machine, meeting, and social event. So that I donít schedule extra trips to coffee shops to do work when what I really want to do is eat. So that food doesnít rule my life.

So I can live longer.


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4/26/12 11:45 P

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Today is emoticon with the Beck Diet Solution!

Here's my ARC list (my "Top Ten" list):

1. I'll be able to wear a smaller size.
2. I'll get more compliments.
3. I won't feel so self-conscious.
4. I'll feel as though I've accomplished something important.
5. I'll like myself more.
6. I'll increase my self-esteem.
7. I'll be happier when I look in the mirror.
8. I'll be less self-critical.
9. My family will be proud of me.
10. I'll be able to wear more stylish clothes.


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Advantage list

1. To be healtier.
2. To have more energy and increase my endurance while exercising.
3. to keep diabetes in control and improve my numbers fasting and pre both.
4. To get more toned up.
5. to reduce more risk factors.
6. More confidence about my appearance.
7. Fit into my Hope Chest clothes that I have a challenge to get into by years end.
8. Improve my BP numbers.
9. To prove to myself and other I can do it.
10 "clears throat" to have more confidence when spending special times with hubbie. emoticon emoticon .

Edited by: PURPOSEPOWER95 at: 4/21/2012 (23:07)
TRUST IN THE LORD, AND DO GOOD; SO SHALT THOU DWELL IN THE LAND, AND VERILY THOU SHALL BE FED. DELIGHT THYSELF ALSO IN THE LORD: AND HE SHALL GIVE THEE THE DESIRES OF THINE HEART.


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GRETCHENDZ, I have all my response cards old school on index cards, but I put them in my handbag in the same pocket as my blackberry. So everytime I reach for my bb on the bus on my way to work, the cards are there, so I read them before I get to my emails.

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