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4/12/20 6:34 A

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Thank you Kriszta for leading this group reading. Thank you to everyone who participated. My skills improved from re-reading the book and from getting new ways of thinking about the skills from all who participated.

The topic that had the biggest impact on me was to re-learn how to differentiate the feeling of true hunger from the desire to eat.

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4/11/20 7:06 P

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I appreciated the reminder to Practice, practice, practice. And the examples of responding to sabotaging thoughts. I do intend to continue practicing these behavioral skills, and following my diet, exercising and tracking. I think I got more out of re-reading the book this time!

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Day 42 – Practice – Practice - Practice

Beck Mindset and Guidelines

Reading through the list of Beck skills on page 241 of Beck Pink and page 207 Believe It Chart on page 207 of the Beck Pink Workbook is motivating for me.

I made a list of the Beck Mindset and Guidelines, all of them, in the front page of my daily journal, and made personal notes beside the ones that help me the most.
Right now I find reviewing them once a day more helpful than my current and penultimate ARC which detail my advantages of being a healthy weight. To many words – I just want to be optimally healthy.
My practice will be to read through my list Beck Mindset and Guidelines – I want to be optimally healthy and the list will arm me for the day of the actions to achieve this.

Yesterday was my last planned fasting day for the Beck sprint.

TO DO LIST
- I read my ARC
- I read the Beck Skills list and the Believe It Chart
menu plan for today and tomorrow
Saturday – April 11
lunch - grilled cheese sandwiches, chicken noodle soup, waldorf salad
supper – roast leftovers, potato salad, green salad
Sunday – April 12
Brunch - apple pancake casserole, eggs, sausages, toast, tea
supper – leftovers of pizza, corn casserole, carrot salad

From our provincial health authority
unwind but be kind - (don't travel on this holiday weekend)
be safe be kind
“Wash your hands like you’ve been chopping jalapenos and you need to change your contacts.”
This is our time to be kind, to be calm, and to be safe

Thank you so much Kriszta for leading this Beck Trek :)

Have a great Easter weekend, team!!

June -- Pacific Time Zone
Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.


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4/11/20 1:58 P

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Day 42 ~ * ~ Practice ~ * ~ Practice ~ * ~ Practice ~ * ~
Journal: *difficult days to make corrections
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emoticon drinking more water and increasing activity this Spring!
emoticon Track one good week so I can repeat, Keep food well stocked, plan and prepare in the morning when cravings are low. I believe healthy foods are comforting: veggie soup, dark chocolate, low sugar mixed berries. Pay more attention to hunger and full signals. emoticon emoticon emoticon Sit on floor to eat youtube.com/watch?v=Hz0XSMwjvRU Shopping is easier with a list and we need shop fast so few people are in stores . Drinking mineral water helps me ignore evening cravings. Sleep improved by getting outdoors and working on my run/walk routine with strength training.


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Hi Everyone,

Today is Day 42: Practice, Practice, Practice!

The chapter lists great reminders of what we learned during the past 6 weeks - but learning is only the first step!

To really learn something we need to
-obtain instructions (we read the book!)
-remember them (we have our new to do lists)
-practice!
If we practice our new skills and use our new tools repeatedly, day after day, they will become ingrained habits, and we will have to invest less and less energy to remember and do them.

What do you think?
Please share on the Day 42: Practice, Practice, Practice! message board
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This is the last "numbered" day of the program, but I believe the last two chapters are equally important. Even if someone hasn't reached their goal weight yet, it is very helpful to be prepared for that time.

When to Stop Losing and Start Maintaining?
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emoticon to everyone who reached this point in this program, enjoy your new healthy habits, and how they make "dieting", eating and life easier!

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Goal weight:
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CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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11/12/19 11:01 P

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Practice until it becomes almost second nature. You will always have to be careful about what you eat. It's just how healthy people deal with food.

Being good at something - art, sports, your job - takes practice, and being careful every time. Same with being good at eating well and exercising effectively (which translates to mainting a healthy weight. It takes practice and being careful consistently.

That's life, folks. Embrace it. :-)

**Kathleen
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The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.


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11/12/19 8:58 A

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This reading has been super helpful to me! I am more than halfway to my goal. More important than the actual weight loss is remembering that there is always a thought before there is an action. These thoughts can happen a million times a day, so there are a million small steps to take every day.

So far, I don't think this is getting any easier. On the other hand, being aware of my thoughts and changing my behavior is really any harder than the alternative - dealing with erratic eating patterns, bad feelings, and weight swings. I don't see any way to address this than practicing. Otherwise everything else just kicks back in:)

Here are some new things that I've learned this time around:

1) Being hungry is OK. It's probably a sign of weight loss.
2) Sabotaging thoughts can occur in response to success, as well as to depression, food yearnings, etc. I can respond to ST in any of these different situations.



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11/11/19 10:32 A

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Reading Beck for the second time
I have been apart of Spark for 10 years and I just now consistently using it. 115 day streak now.
It is awareness of my lack of consistently of why I haven't been successful in my weight loss during this time

Practicing Planning my day to keep time efficient , so I can do the important things for me , so I am not left out in keeping myself healthy and happy.

Practice monitoring my eating and exercise. Vitally important for successful weight loss

Consistency is the really the key to anything if you want to be successful. As a musician, I take my instrument seriously . I practice almost everyday. I know this is the key to becoming a better musician, it only makes sense now that it is the key to everything.

Edited by: AMUSICALLIFE at: 11/11/2019 (10:33)
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11/11/19 8:49 A

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this book has been really beneficial.
I am glad to have done a second reading and will be excited to check in next time.

practice practice practice.
this is going to be part of the mantra as we head into the holiday season. here in USA is thanksgiving which for many is a time of gluttony.

I am having my children and my friends over so I'm doing most of the cooking. I am already planning the menu so that I will have lean healthy options that I can fill up on and still have the more traditional more calorie laden foods for the rest. I will allow myself a few bites of that but I will eat to mild to moderate fullness. and track those calories.


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11/11/19 3:10 A

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Hi Everyone,

Today is Day 42: Practice, Practice, Practice!

The chapter lists great reminders of what we learned during the past 6 weeks - but learning is only the first step!

To really learn something we need to
-obtain instructions (we read the book!)
-remember them (we have our new to do lists)
-practice!
If we practice our new skills and use our new tools repeatedly, day after day, they will become ingrained habits, and we will have to invest less and less energy to remember and do them.

What do you think?
Please share here!

This is the last "numbered" day of the program, but I believe the last two chapters are equally important. Even if someone hasn't reached their goal weight yet, it is very helpful to be prepared for that time.

When to Stop Losing and Start Maintaining?
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
sa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x10071x655R>86375


How to Stay at Your New Weight
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
sa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x10071x655R>86447


emoticon to everyone who reached this point in this program, enjoy your new healthy habits, and how they make "dieting", eating and life easier!

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Personal note:
This is very true for me.
My eating experience and my entire life experience has never been more pleasant and peaceful.
I'm not doing it to be at a certain weight, and I'm not upset when my weight fluctuates in waves. I like being at ease, not being agitated by mind chatter about to eat or not eat.
I like having time and energy for other, more important and adventurous areas of my life.

I hope you found this group reading helpful, Spark Friends!
Let's stay in touch on the two message boards linked above - in this round, many of us are very close to the "happy weight" we desire to be at, so When to Stop Losing and Start Maintaining? is an important topic.

Once we finished these two last chapters, I suggest to keep in touch on the daily check in message board:
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Edited by: KRISZTA11 at: 11/11/2019 (03:26)
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Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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4/20/19 4:24 A

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Gail, I had a similar experience last night at my dad's birthday dinner!
Old habits die hard, or never die, and the chance they raise their ugly heads is never zero.
The more we practice, the closer to zero their chance is ; )
Overconfidence increases the risk.
It is great you recognized the learning value, and got back on track immediately.
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Edited by: KRISZTA11 at: 4/20/2019 (04:25)
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Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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4/19/19 9:52 A

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After being "almost perfect" since March 14 when I started this re-read (my 2nd attempt at the BDS), yesterday's lesson for me was "don't be over-confident".

I bought Easter candy at the Bulk Barn for DH and our almost-4-year-old granddaughter. I sorted it into their baskets and then started sampling. Jelly beans, jujube bunnies, gold-wrapped coins, chocolate shells... all delicious. And all soooo easy to eat.

The good part is that they still have lots of candy in their baskets. The bad part is that the old habits are still there, still strong, and just waiting to escape from my closed door of control... just open it a tiny crack, and they will push their way in.

It was a bad day. I can't take it back, but I will try to learn from it. Back on track today. Good Friday service at church, then dropping off an Easter plant and some magazines for an elderly friend who has hurt her foot and can't get out to the Easter services. Then doing our taxes. But I will fit in some treadmill time, get back at my physio for my rotator cuff injuries, eat properly and take some time to count my blessings.

This was an important lesson. I'm on the right path, but there's a long road ahead of me. It will take practice, practice, practice to reach my goal.

Thanks for reading.
Gail

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4/13/19 10:05 A

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Thank you everyone for posting your progress and thoughts. emoticon

Special thx to Kristza for her great leadership emoticon

Every day I am on the verge of making slight changes that would make all the difference in my life.

One day I won't be able to do this, but today is not that day

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4/11/19 5:22 P

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Oh wow! These 6 weeks passed so fast! It was an extremely useful reading and I think I deserve credit for arriving here and for all the work I put into it. Said that, dr. Beck is right (as usual): I totally need to practice my newly aquied skills and also those I'm still struggling to acquire.

Last week I was sick, so I'm a little behind in completing my diet notebook and Response Cards for the past few days, but I plan to finish everything during the weekend and then keep everything handy for when I need to re-read/re-do a certain chapter :)

I lost 8.5lbs during this reading and the result left me speechless as I've struggled at the same weight for months before the book reading. I am also following a good meal plan, and exercising, but I noticed that applying this skills (and meditate) make a real difference between staying on or off track!

Thank you so much @KRISZTA11 for all your efforts to organize this book reading and thank you team mates: reading your post has been incredibly helpful as well!

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I can't say it enough. Everyday is a chance to do it better and another day to keep going when you finally are able to feel you understand how it all fits together. Sometimes I worry about feeling too confidant, but on the other hand I want to feel sure of myself. So just like with learning any new skill, it just takes practice, over and over again. Like with any skill that you learn if you don't do it everyday and keep your intention on sticking with your plan - you are likely to run into problems. However, now we have all the tools to get ourselves right back on track.




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Yes, putting it into practice is most important. I plan to start over because I am determined to get this.

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4/11/19 10:57 A

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Day 42 ~ * ~ Practice ~ * ~ Practice ~ * ~ Practice ~ * ~
Journal: *difficult days to make corrections
- * - * - * - *good days to repeat behaviors
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~ I care about nurturing activities that protect me from emotional eating. ~
One step/choice at a time! Do it anyway! Focus on actions, not feelings

emoticon Krista and Beck renewal team - I learn from every post! emoticon

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Hi Everyone,

Today is Day 42: Practice, Practice, Practice!

The chapter lists great reminders of what we learned during the past 6 weeks - but learning is only the first step!

To really learn something we need to
-obtain instructions (we read the book!)
-remember them (we have our new to do lists)
-practice!
If we practice our new skills and use our new tools repeatedly, day after day, they will become ingrained habits, and we will have to invest less and less energy to remember and do them.

What do you think?
Please share here!

This is the last "numbered" day of the program, but I believe the last two chapters are equally important. Even if someone hasn't reached their goal weight yet, it is very helpful to be prepared for that time.

When to Stop Losing and Start Maintaining?
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
sa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x10071x655R>86375


How to Stay at Your New Weight
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
sa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x10071x655R>86447


emoticon to everyone who reached this point in this program, enjoy your new healthy habits, and how they make "dieting", eating and life easier!

emoticon

Kriszta

Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Congrats to completing the 42 days of the program, Maribeth, and thank you for sharing it with us! emoticon

Kriszta

Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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~ Learn and practice Beck skills (some are getting easier)
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~ Respond to sabbataging thoughts to avoid eating - Tracking Reveals Truth
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Congratulations to completing the 42 days of the program, Becki, this is a great achievement!
Great job on getting back on track today,
I hope you will find healthy eating a lot easier than at the start.
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Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Whelp, last day of the book. I have learned a lot. Unfortunately, made a lot of mistakes yesterday and last Christmas party with family. Getting reset, again, today. with healthy lunch for the family. I'm looking forward to wrapping up this book and starting the next. Going to stick through it even during hard days. I am proud I've done as well as I have during the holidays!

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Thank you Kriszta for leading this eye opening, insightful study. I was drifting much of summer hanging at the top of maintenance but not motivated to reach my long time goal of a lower maintenance range.

I have now settled into a lower range with 2 lbs to go to be right where I want to stay. The new skills that I have leaned here have made the difference. I will continue to practice and to practice some more. I plan to repeat future Beck studies to continue to sharpen my skills to make maintenance easier and more doable.

I learned so much but the biggest take away for me was realizing that the "discomfort" of telling myself no to a treat or unplanned food doesn't last as long as I used to think. It lasts as long as I allow it. I now tell myself this discomfort is only temporary. Can't say that I have mastered this strategy but it sure is helping.

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This has been a great experience to once again go through this book and practice all these skills.

Kriszta, thank you so much for your leadership on this experience! I greatly appreciate that you have given us your time and your effort and share your experience and ideas too. You are a gift!

Thanks also to everyone who did the reading to (whether or not you commented, yes you SWEETORANGE and congrats on your success!). Everyone's comments gave me so much to think about... there is power in numbers!

The title of this chapter is Practice Practice Practice and that is exactly what I will do. One of the things that I like about this approach is that it provides a framework for success, and even if we fall off or have a bad day or week, it gives us the tools to get back on track and get moving again. I know that struggles and bad days are inevitable and it's so helpful to have this practice to depend on.

Thank you!



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It was the most enjoyable experience doing something related to weight loss.. It’s my first time to share reading the book with the group and I’m willing to do it again.. it really gave me a big motivation to know there are others in the same boat...
Finally i know how to diet and my weight started to shed! Words can’t describe how much the affect on my daily life I got from this group & reading the book with you all... reading the comments even I didn’t share my comments but I read all of your comments...
Thank you so much Kriszta for the well organized & experienced leadership ... thank you everyone
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What a fabulous experience this group reading has been for me. So much happened in 42 days but the scale keeps going down in a steady and healthy way.

Kriszta, thank you for your leadership, your wisdom and your great modeling skills. And thanks everyone for participating. I look forward to deepening connections made here.

Practice. I need to think about that one. I know myself well enough to know that without full engagement I get distracted, get sloppy, and fall into bad habits. I don't think it is that I get tired of dieting. The style of eating I chose is sustainable for a lifetime. It is not really a "diet". It is the other stuff, keeping up my motivation, cherishing freedom from what K calls food coma, forgetting that there is really nothing pleasurable about being overly full, being mindful about meal planning and exercise and problem solving and stress management. And of course staying away from sugar. My Achilles heel.

See everyone around the team.

Mary

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Hi Everyone,

Today is Day 42: Practice, Practice, Practice!

The chapter lists great reminders of what we learned during the past 6 weeks - but learning is only the first step!

To really learn something we need to
-obtain instructions (we read the book!)
-remember them (we have our new to do lists)
-practice!
If we practice our new skills and use our new tools repeatedly, day after day, they will become ingrained habits, and we will have to invest less and less energy to remember and do them.

What do you think?
Please share here!

This is the last "numbered" day of the program, but I believe the last two chapters are equally important. Even if someone hasn't reached their goal weight yet, it is very helpful to be prepared for that time.

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Goal weight:
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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Congrats to working through the book, Christi,
your hard work paid off, and will continue to pay off!
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Kriszta

Goal weight:
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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Day 42: Practice, Practice, Practice!

I took a bit longer than 42 days but I feel like I put my full effort into each day. I had to work through thoughts and emotions before I moved forward with some chapters. I am going to take a couple of weeks than start over after Labor Day with Day 1.

6/4 325 +4.1
6/11 320.9 (-4.1)
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7/15 314.8 +1.1
7/22 310.9 (-3.9)
7/29 312.9 +2
8/5 310.4 (-2.5)
8/12 308.7 (-1.7)
8/19 310.1 +1.4

I have had downs and ups, with an overall nice downward trend. I am very happy with the progress I have made this summer.



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Great insight, IntuitiveEating!

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I started this on July 7, so I rushed it a little, doing 42 chapters in 22 days, but I've lost almost 11 pounds since then, and learned some really good things:

1) I won't die of deprivation if I stick to my diet plan
2) People do NOT get overly offended if I don't eat their food
3) It's okay for me to place some foods off-limits to myself
4) One bad meal doesn't have to turn into two
5) Removing options doesn't make me feel more deprived; it makes me feel more in control

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Congrats to your weight loss and maintenance success!

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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Plan + Practice = Progress
Journal: *difficult days to make corrections *good days to repeat behaviors.
Repeat::: Consistency *Accountablility *Evaluate Data
80/20 rule to reduce 60/40 maintain "End overeating" u.nu/z3rk
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Past 3 months March - May ~ Trending smooths fluctuations
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5/20/18 10:19 A

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JMarie, I agree with you 100%. I had the same experience. And I have decided I need to practice Beck for the rest of my life. The first reading, I really wasn't committed. The second reading impacted me more. At the end of the second reading I had the feeling I wasn't finished. I had the feeling this was just the beginning and that I needed to keep on practicing. I'm on Day 27 of my third reading and I can see how many techniques have become automatic to me, how much progress I've made. Reading Beck has become part of my daily routine. Staying on track has become so much easier.

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5/19/18 5:44 P

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Practice, practice, practice --

I am literally coming to terms with using Beck for the rest of my life. The first time I went through the material I missed the importance of so much of it. I am actually looking forward to taking a few weeks off of reading -- and then restart the whole 42 days all over again.

So many things are sticking with me this time around and I think I need to go through it at least one more time and find new tidbits.






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Practice, practice, practice ... and then do it again.

I have gotten myself back on track.

I'm done being sick for 3+ months.
I'm done binge eating.
I'm done with the pity party.

Here I come 145ish ... and maintenance.

I have learned tons and tons from successful maintainers.
Thank you, thank you!!!

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I agree totally, Suzy. I feel like I am on a good path too. And I look forward to working with this team.

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This group and thread has been so helpful for me!!! Doing the advantage cards really made me think about my goals. I've said this before on the thread - for me it is about self-control, stable eating, and taking care of myself - more than about weight per se.

I've lost about 2.5 lbs since beginning, which is fine. I clearly see that if I eliminate binging, stop stress eating. and address some of my other weird sabotaging thoughts, I can reach a weight that I am comfortable with in a few months.

I feel like I am on a good path, and I look forward to continued work with this team!!



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This is my second reading. The first time I didn't make it past Day 33, and I took way more than 33 days to get that far. The group reading kept me focused this time and I managed to do every day. Chapter 3 of the Workbook has a questionnaire that I completed when last year about diet history, motivation level, eating habits, reactions toward dieting, hunger and cravings, and overeating. I answered the questions again now. Wow! What a difference in my answers....I'm not the same person. I'm not completely where I want to be yet, but I have made a lot of progress. I feel like I could benefit from starting the book over again after we finish the next couple of chapters. I review my advantages, techniques, 7 questions, etc. every night when I go to bed, and before I get out of bed in the morning, and each time I go for a walk. I've pretty much got them memorized now. I think the challenge for me will be getting to a point where I don't think I need to bother reviewing...I think I'll put some future reminders on my calendar, maybe the first day of each month, so that I'll catch myself if I stop practicing.

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Day 42: I think the last thing on the 'reminders to think thin' list is an especially deceptive trap..."Now that I've lost weight, I can stop being so careful".

We've been conditioned to think of a 'diet' to lose weight as a temporary condition, but the reality is that in order to continue to BE thin, we must continue to LIVE thin!

I was recently asked if we are destined to micro-manage our weight maintenance for the rest of our lives. The person was asking a fair question. For me, the answer is YES...because if I take my eyes off my goal to maintain my weight, then I also take my eyes off the plan of how to keep off the weight I've lost and then I'm flying blind right back to weight gain and where I came from. I'd rather micro-manage than regain my weight!

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I have such a hard time "sticking with it" because of my ADHD, but I didn't give up and I made it to the end! I've lost 5 pounds which is great during Easter which is a huge holiday for my family.

I'm looking forward to continuing my checklist and I feel like I am going to go through the book again soon.

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I rated my proficiency at each of the daily skills on a scale of 1-5. There were 5 days that I didn't count because they are really no problem at all for me, so it was kind of a waste to start out at 5 and remain at 5. That left 37 days, times 5 for a total possible proficiency score of 185.

I improved 5 percentage points after my second time through the book.
I imporved an additional 10 percentage points after this round - my third time through the book.

There is still room for improvement, particularly on emotional eating, 7-question technique, reducing stress and eating sitting down. I also want to plan better for specific goals for enriching my life rather than just letting them come along.

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This is the second time I have gone through the Beck-niques.

This has truly recharged my batteries and motivation. Life is not allllll about losing weight but it this trek has proved to me:

Get this goal DONE. Focus on getting to goal so that my life can truly expand beyond that.

Thank you, thank you Krista!!!!!
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This being my 4th reading, I didn't expect anything new from this trek for myself, but actually learned a lot again!
#1: Recognizing that I should not deviate from my plan and healthy habits, even if I feel I could resist easily is a great insight - because stopping is a lot harder, sometimes impossible.
#2: I analyzed my emotional overeating in situations when I'm overwhelmed, and now I know the first unplanned bite in such situations is very dangerous. Like a sparkle to dynamit.

To really learn something we need to
-obtain instructions (we read the book!)
-remember them (we have our new to do lists)
-practice!

If we practice our new skills and use our new tools repeatedly, day after day, they will become ingrained habits, and we will have to invest less and less energy to remember and do them.

Dr. Beck gives us good reminders in this chapter.
This is the last day of the program,
but there are two additional chapters - let's review these too together!

When to Stop Losing and Start Maintaining?
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How to Stay at Your New Weight
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Kriszta

Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Day 42 Plan, Practice & Reserch nutrition and lifestyle management of hypothyroidism (Dr. says I can lower dosage but I can't completely eliminate levothyroxine). By eliminating foods that cause inflammation, I can prevent gut dysbiosis or leaky gut (couple times last Spring but no symptoms for one year). Summary Days1-42 u.nu/k4nu
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Congrats to completing the 42 days of the program, you are amazing!
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Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Finished the Book.
I lost 17 pounds. I have to lose 50. I bought the Blue Book today because I am now used to reading the Pink Beck Book so much I am nervous about not having something to read.
I am changing my thought process on Food and that is a good thing. I am eating entirely differently than I was before. I still struggle with eating slow. Everyone is always in a rush and that includes me as well.
That is probably the hardest thing for me.
2nd hardest would be writing everything down before I eat either the night before or the morning.
3rd hardest, eating at a restaurant with my family and I wait until i get home to eat my stuff.

I love that I have lost so much weight pretty quickly by changing what seems like a few things. I bet it is more though, but because it was only 1 change a day, it didn't seem so hard.

Love this Book. Looking forward to the next one.

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Practice Practice Practice

I have my 'diet' notebook, my cards (which I wrote in a smaller notebook with a flip top), my mantras (in the same notebook as the cards, my planning/schedule notebook, my menu plans...now to practice making them a part of my everyday life! I am so grateful to Kriszta and the Beck team. I may not have visited everyone, but I appreciated all the updates and posts.

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Day 42 - Practice, Practice, Practice

When I started this Beck re-boot, I was recovering from a back injury and subsequently gained 7 pounds. As of this morning I have shred 6 of those pounds and I'm on my way to reach my ultimate goal of 185. I needed this reboot to get me back on track relative to my eating habits and readjust to a different level of physical activity. This time I'm committed to following the Beck checklist vigilantly. Additionally, I plan to redo the re-boot at least once a year to refresh and strengthen my resolve to think like a thin person. The areas I need to work on continue to be eating slowly and mindfully and emotional eating.

I offer my deepest and sincere gratitude to our team leader for guiding us through the process. Without the support, I not sure if I would have persisted. Thank you very much Kriszta!


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Day 42 - Practice, Practice, Practice

I did it! I made it all the way through the 42 day program and finished the book. I went back and looked at my weight where I started 42 days ago and where I am today; and I'm 8.4 pounds! I am thrilled about this and look forward to seeing continued results through practice, practice, practice. My DH thinks that my weight goal might be unrealistic; however I do plan to go for it and see how I do. I have tried to only incorporate changes that I feel I can consistently maintain and if I follow that path I should be able to get into the 120's. I am proud that I followed the 42 day plan while traveling, attending social events, having house guests, and eating out. During the next few months I will be traveling, attending social events, eating out, and I'll be a house guest... so I'll continue to practice practice practice. I'm now planning to move on to reading Beck's Blue Book in an effort to keep my momentum going and help cement principles.


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I picked up on new ideas during this reading that I did not take away from the first reading. I have some days/lessons that I need to work on more than others. I'm joining in on the team reading that started yesterday. The group reading is very motivating and encouraging!

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To really learn something we need to
-obtain instructions (we read the book!)
-remember them (we have our new to do lists)
-practice!

If we practice our new skills and use our new tools repeatedly, day after day, they will become ingrained habits, and we will have to invest less and less energy to remember and do them.

Dr. Beck gives us good reminders in this chapter.
This is the last day of the program,
but there are two additional chapters - let's review these too together!

When to Stop Losing and Start Maintaining?
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
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geboard_thread.asp?board=0x10071x655R>86375


How to Stay at Your New Weight
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
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geboard_thread.asp?board=0x10071x655R>86447


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Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Practice, practice, practice ... repeat.

WE got this.
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Be kind to yourself!
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This is really a stressful situation, and the rain, and all the expectations not coming true...
It is good you stayed mindful of your goals, and walked outside when weather permits.
There are days, even weeks when it is very hard, but it will be easier again.
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59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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My Daughter-in-Law's father is sliding down-hill unexpectedly quickly. She and ds are visiting us on our coast, and her mother and father are on the opposite coast. We are trying desperately to enjoy visiting each other, but it is very stressful; add the non-stop rain, and we are just making the most of it. We get out and walk when there is a break in the weather, and have been able to go out for coffee, celebrated our 50th wedding anni at a good restaurant, and run errands, but there is definitely a pall in our midst.
I am so angry with myself for not being able to get a grip on my out-of control eating. I clutch my cards in my fists, yet my heart is just not into making this about me. I know I will find my footing, but . . . .
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Thanks Kriszta. I think i fonnaly got it this time. See today's blog for how it feels. OMG it seems sosimple now.

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Thanks Kriszta. I really enjoyed this Beck Trek introspection with you at the helm.
Thanks also to my coach for her support, advice and shared insights.

The plan is to think thin, what would a thin person do?

Think through with the objective of changing distorted thinking (sabotaging thoughts, first-to-mind unhealthy thoughts complete with defense mechanisms) ---- to healthy thinking.

Make healthy thinking the default mode and once they are your accepted plan of action, make them habits so you don't have to think about them all the time, you just do them :)

Like Kriszta said in one of her posts. When you are a kid, you might resist brushing your teeth every night, when you are an adult, you just do it. Something changed in your thinking and in your default thinking mode and habits.

After Day 42

Continue until I get to my goal weight. Then determine if my goal weight is my maintenance weight by determining my lowest maintainable weight. Chapter 11.

Then, continue to maintain, forever after. Chapter 12

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Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.


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Thank you Kriszta!

I have enjoyed this too and always learn something from the experiences of others. It's great to have the list of links to return to.
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Day 42 is a great collection of helpful reminders.
I'll remember to come back to this chapter if I have difficulties.
It has been a pleasure to read the Beck Diet Solution the second time, this time with the team!
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Reviewing through the chapters each Friday helps me a lot.
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I learned so many things from this programme and even though I'm done with the book, I know I'm going to keep going back to Beck. There are still so many things I need to keep practicing like overcoming cravings, eating out, eating when travelling and all that negative self talk. I'm a work in progress, but I'm definitely a different person after doing this. :)

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I'm continuing to practice!


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

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I think what Beck says about there will be rough spots, but they will be temporary, is very important for me. In the past I have given up when it was too hard, but I think if I just do the best I can in the rough parts, I can get through them with little if any weight to lose. I'm in this for the long haul!!


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I have done very well with Beck. I've seen a lot of improvement in my self control skills... not just with my diet but with other areas of my life.

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I am in this to succeed and I am going to keep doing whatever it takes to stay on track. I am not on a diet, I am developing a food plan for the rest of my life. I am not exercising to achieve a goal, I am developing an exercise plan I can life with forever.

I have outlined the entire book, the opening chapters, all the days, and the closing chapters. I will take a break for a bit and then start reviewing it all.

I know we can all succeed and I appreciate everyone here at SP and the Beck Group.

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The most helpful thing for me is going to be dealing with stress and emotional eating in positive ways.
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I find it helpful to remember that hunger is not an emergency. And that cravings DO pass. Whenever I read these cards, I am SOMETIMES able to abstain from unplanned eating.

I have a hard time remembering to read my cards, which is a bummer, because when I actually read them before meals, I can usually change my thinking. I also need to remember to eat slowly and be mindful - I have a hard time with that.

Still practicing! I have faith in this, though.

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Which reminders do you find most helpful?
Eating slowly I have found that some foods I do not really like... so why am I eating that stuff? LOL Being mindful about that really helps.
Menu planning rally helps, it cuts back on foraging.

What areas do you need help with, if any?
With so many years of bad habits to break, being consistent and practicing what I have learned will be my challenge. I have Dr. Beck's new BDL book that I will give a spin.
But it is great to know that I can come back to the steps in her BDS book.

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Every thing in life improves with practice. Practice, Practice and Practice. Keep at it!



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Read this week Dec 6 08

Well, done with the book.

I think Beck had some great advice on how to change my thinking about food and dieting. Now it's time to be consistent.

I like reading the posts throughout the teampage to keep me disciplined.

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I try to read back over the days with people as they are going through it and I always learn something new. It's a really good way to review! And the new people enjoy the input and support. Feel free to join me!

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Chapter 41 were reminders of that was presented. I probably will review these chapters 11,13,16,15,14 snd probably more!! I have learned a lot but probably will learn more something is always over looked or you find a new spin on something.

Chapter 42 I plan on practing for the rest of my life.

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.

Philippians 4:12 | NIV

Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.

Proverbs 31:9 | NIV

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Practice, practice, practice!

Yes I'm willing to practice the BDS lessons... they still appeal to my common sense. I'm ready to recommit myself to losing weight... so I'll be going through the steps over and over to help me achieve my goals.

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Sure! Glad you're here! Maybe since you made it through the book you should go back and read each "day" and take a few days or a week to ponder on it?! Just hanging out here definitely helps too! Congrats on making it through!

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I'm really at the Practice, Practice, Practice stage.

My changes in thinking are hard won. I don't feel very good at it yet!! But being here among those of you who are really already "thinking like a thin person" is a real boost! Thanks.

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Good! I think it really helps reinforce it for us when we help others!

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I believe that the Cognitive Therapy techniques described in the Beck Diet Solution has definitely changed my thinking.

My plan is to continue to use these techniques and to practice them until they become automatic.

I have subscribed to the discussions on each topic and plan to stay involved.

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I have to work on consistency of regular exercise and writing down my food and eating while sitting down.

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I have a lot of trouble with eating slowly. As long as I can remember, I have eaten toooooo fast. I'm improving a little but I have a long ways to go on this one. I will have to PRACTICE more.
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Thanks be to God, I am achieving my goal!

5 years ago my weight was 292. I've been off and on diets since then until I found SparksPeople.
Now I'm getting back to were "I" want to be, 165#.
I discovered the book "The Beck Diet Solution" by Dr. Beck. Her book, which uses Cognative Therapy, is helping me to adjust my mind to think like a thin person. When I can convince my mind, my body will follow.


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One thing I need to remember is to eat slowly. I've been doing pretty well with not picking at food. I've been getting hungry around 11:00 and 4:00 and eating a little and I should wait till mealtime.

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Which reminders do you find most helpful? What areas do you need help with, if any?

Feeling healthy is much better than ANY food tastes!!!

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