CeeJay~ YIPPEE! - for doing the walk with your DH, "even though it was -23 C." ... I know how hard it is to get out there when it's cold! So, yay you!!!
onebyone~ I feel ya! - looking at those "facts" ... noticing just what the weight is doing to your health, & how it will affect your future! - getting to THAT POINT is soooo important in our struggle with our weight. It's not pleasant looking at it with a magnifying glass, but that seems to be what it takes to really get to the nitty-gritty. We must love ourselves & appreciate ourselves in order to take good care of ourselves! You're doing GREAT!
PW-penguin~ WOO HOO for exercising, taking vitamins, eating mindfully & reading your ARC!!! YAY!!! You said you need some encouragement... feel like you should be doing "more" for weight loss? Here's my trick... 1-2 minutes MORE per exercise sessions IS more. You don't have to go 30 minutes more, or an hour more, or twice a day more... MORE IS MORE - no matter how you look at it. Besides, 2 minutes here, 3 minutes there... really adds up!!! Credit yourself for every single little "more"! And the more you credit yourself, the less discouragement will creep up on you. ALSO - keep up with The Beck! - it's all about self-encouragement!
MLCrisis57~ Thanks for the "LETS GO 2010" words of encouragement! I completely agree!!!!
gardenerjoy~ Way to go for starting that Excel file!!! - I'm thinking of doing that, too!! - and thanks much for the "welcome home"!!! Cause truly, there IS no place like home!!!
Bill ~ CREDIT for walking and gym time! And I'm very glad no hawks ate you! LOL!!
Ruthxxx ~ "I am not doing anything anymore that isn't fun - except funerals and even then" OMG!!! LOL!!!! Thank you for that giggle! And CONGRATS for following your food plan yesterday & doing treadmill! You go girl!!!
AS FOR ME....
I had TONS of yummy baked goods from "well-meaning do-gooders" thru-out the holiday season. I gave most of them away to other peeps (who were NOT dieting!!) and some, I just said "OH THANK YOU!" and threw it out when no one was looking!! I'm getting better & better at that "throwing away food" trick. Wootage!!!
I was doing very well with my exercise until the big break from work ... when my "routine" goes away, seemingly so does everything else. It's very hard to keep on track (eating, etc.) when I'm not in my regular routine, so I want to work on that.
Altho I have been eating "ok" - I have not really been eating OP either (also due to non-routine) so I must hop back on that wagon - especially where the sugary stuff is concerned. It really is making me sick. I thought I could just "cut down" & be OK, but it looks like I might have to cut it completely out, and boy will THAT be hard. I've actually done it before, tho... about 6 years ago - I completely cut out junk food - the only sugar I got was naturally, from fruits. I felt SO GREAT then! (And coincidentally lost 30 pounds! ...but that was by dieting AND exercising) - so if I did it then, surely I can do it again. Wish me luck!
Remember y'all... EVERYDAY'S A NEW DAY!!!
__________________ CHANGE IS HARD.
BUT PERPETUAL DISSATISFACTION AIN'T NO PICNIC EITHER!
You CAN have ANYTHING you want,
but you CAN'T have EVERYTHING you want!~my mama!
Hi Im Maggie and I live in Sweden. Im starting a weight loss program in a few weeks here in Malmo and doctor and nutritionist are using The Complete Beck Diet as a guide. The course starts on January 13. I have a goal of losing 55 pounds. Then will go from there!
Im very excited and in the mean time Im trying to change the way we eat and starting Monday Im going to start walkin each day even its below freezing,Im tired and i dont want to do it! My next step is to join a gym.
In this program we must commit to exercise for one hour a day! Im a student...I can do that! Plus at 37 I want a child and we need help to get pregnant...The doctor said that they wont help me until I lose at least 25 pounds. So Im determined to lose weight!
I meet with the IVF specialist sometime in the next few months and I hope to have lost a few pounds by then!
Hi Becksters and Happy New Year! I've been AWOL and probably will be for a few more days. But I'm so energized by all the positive 'new year, new life' energy here, I just wanted to say a quick hello.
I've been burned out from work and from trying to get the big photo project done for my son's xmas gift. He loved the movie I made from the still photos (lots of good 90's music too), and appreciates having a dvd of all the pics we have from his life.
But I've been off my computer for 4 days and feel better than I have in a couple of months. I'm ready to exercise again, and get back into the happy routine I developed in the 9 months I lost weight last year. So, I'll post daily again very soon.
In the meantime, to all the newbies, and to my old friends on this journey!
Yesterday I went to my favorite place in town, Britannia Park, to attend the polar bear swim. Last year I painted the polar bear swim on canvas. This year I watched it. Next year I will do it. DH thinks anyone who willingly does that is nuts. Maybe. But I just finished reading Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer and climbing Everest is nuts. Getting baptised in freezing cold river water to start off the new year seems mild to me compared to climbing Everest.
I suppose these things are all relative eh?
I had a successful on-plan day yesterday. cre-ditToday has begun the same way and since all I have is today to worry about that's where my focus is. My attention is on getting it right today. I am going cold turkey, abstaining from crap food today: sugary things, snacky things. I am abstaining from being sedentary today. I am off to the bank and the grocery store for fruits and vegetables thereby taking care of my physical needs twice-over. Today I am eating vegetables and drinking water too.
I just ate breakfast. It consisted of leftovers from two nights ago. Credit for eating leftovers and for eating green things (salad) for breakfast.
Hello to all, and welcome, Maggie from Sweden. I thought I had better check in with my coaches before you are all welcoming *me as a newbie!
I have been hanging out on the Fat Smash thread some. I just feel so out of whack from holiday over indulgences that I am going to concentrate on "real food" for a while..plant based, real food. I must share with you something that has been my salvation:
Good Earth Caffeine Free Original Tea
I just keep my cup full and it really helps. I need to get some sodium out of my system, so the more liquid the better. This tastes so good!
Woke up to a balmy 28 below this morning. Ah, January in Minnesoda. My car started ..can't believe it! I have the wood furnace so stoked, it is 71 degrees in here..gets pretty nippy by morning, though. Hope I am burning some fat off staying warm.
Happy New Year, all. I am so grateful for all of you.
Got myself organized for the new year with charts and graphs and check lists! I included exercise and posting here and all my other good Beck habits so that I can track them and motivate myself. It's remarkable what I will do to get a check mark!
WI: -0.25kg, Exercise: +45, 90/1400 minutes for January, Food: op, Read my Advantages and Responses: yes
BillBlueEyes: we watched a couple of red-tailed hawks tearing apart a squirrel in our yard today -- our theory was a mother and juvie. The only other birds around at the time were blue jays to harrass and a flicker that ignored the whole thing.
Thanks for catching the "December" -- made the switch!
lisaK: welcome! Looking forward to hearing more from you!
Ruthxxx: good job on letting go of the boring event which had the added benefit of letting go of a challenging food situation. And kudos for the followed food and exercise plans!
Beach Patrol: great awesomeness in your handling of the yummy baked goods! Good luck on working out what you need to do with sweet stuff. I'm still eating sugar, but only when it appears in my food plan -- mostly in the form of an afternoon snack of dark chocolate chips mixed with a handful of nuts or a slice of toasted yeast bread from my bread machine that is a little sweeter (applesauce bread or date bread). That seems to be enough to satisfy my sweet tooth and chocolate craving. Surprised me, but it's working!
spacecadet: welcome! That course sounds very cool!
ChinaMaine: great to see you!
onebyone: Way to get 2010 off to a roaring start!
maryblu: Happy New Year in the frigid north!
CeeJay: Kudos to you for moving on!
READ MY CARDS TWICE TODAY~ first time!
took vitamin ~ if I forget too many times I get sick, so it seems
exercised about 45 min ~ did weights two days in a row but I had a good reason, LOL, see below.
talked Hubby into buying me yet MORE exercise equipment!
dinner was a date with Hubby!
wore ped 4769 so far!
Not so Much:
Ate off plan but only two meals with no snacks, this is typical for weekends
forgot to read Beck chapter! This is what I get for abandoning my schedule!
Had a nice day! The exercise equipment was another kettlebell. I returned the 20 and bought a 15lb and a 25lbs. Since the sale ended today I had to make sure I made the right choice. I may be paying for it tommorw! A friend is going to lend me two of her kbell DVD workouts while I lend her two of mine.
Joy, I hear you on the check marks. Although I prefer the line though, obliterating it for good!
CeeJay, Great Credit. WTG!
Mary, Welcome Newbie, Just kidding! I've only been here a few days myself!
Maggie, Welcome to you! I have a friend who lost weight to conceive and she got pregnant right off. Best to you!
Beach Patrol, Thanks for the encouragement! Good job handleing the 'baked goods'.
Lisa, Good to have another member. I'm on day 19 myself.
Bill, thanks for the tip. Food less traveled by. LOL!
Midlifecrisis, I can get quick post to work here but not at another forum I frequent. Not sure why! I try to save quick post for "one liners"
On the internet no one knows you are typing with your beak.
An exercise in futility still counts as exercise!!
"There's a pattern to the randomness!" ~ Artie ~ Warehouse 13
"That's the only break you get, so I hope you enjoyed it" ~~Cathe, STS, Meso 2
"Weakness is hard, but weakness doesn't have to mean defeat!" ~ Lysa TerKeurst
Diet Coaches/Buddies - Another good workout shoveling snow, CREDIT moi. Spent a looooong time figuring out the "programming" on the new thermostat. Once mastered, it's easy, but like my router problem of a week ago, I fell into a hidden "ignore-everything-you've-done switch" that had the effect of ... well ... ignoring the schedule and temperatures I'd just entered. I should have borrowed somebody's twelve year old, LOL.
Had a bit of banana bread for my afternoon snack instead of my favorite toasted pita bread with humus. Got reminded that sweet stuff makes me want to eat more sweet stuff, while my humus just makes me feel satisfied and happy. Yay for celebrations and all that but will be glad when all the happy food is gone. (On the other hand, the Harry and David pear tonight was really good.) Dinner included a turnip mashed with butter and spices; so yummy that it made me feel better about my ancestors living off their root cellar vegetables through the long, cold European winters of yore.
maryblu - Thanks for the tip about Good Earth tea. Hope you'll share other "real food" ideas as you dig in. Glad that you can celebrate your car starting in Minnesota in January.
onebyone - Brrrrr ... a polar bear swim is, indeed, nuts. At least it's way beyond me. I'll send you cheers and encouragement from here, in my warm house next January. I was mesmerized by Into Thin Air - it didn't make me want to climb Mt. Everest, that's for sure. Kudos for an on-plan day.
ChinaMaine - Yay for taking four days off the computer - I can understand that that would be harder than skipping a meal. Maybe Beck needs to add the slogan The Computer is Not an Emergency, LOL. Congrats for completing the photo project for your DS, that was one act of love to get all that together.
Joy (gardenerjoy) - Yep, I know that notion of what I'll do for a check mark. Just love reading that your Blue Jays were harassing your Red-tailed Hawk. You'd think that after years of being ignored by the hawk that they'd quit. But harass they do, LOL. The January-February issue of Audubon magazine has a picture of a Bald Eagle capturing a Starling in mid-flight; just awesome.
Beach Patrol - Kudos for "throwing away food" from a guy who probably has never done that. Yep, that sugary stuff is hard to play with in moderation.
Ruth (Ruthxxx) - You're on to something with "I am not doing anything anymore that isn't fun - except funerals and even then....." - taking notes. Avoiding all the FREE food at the Levee by simply skipping it altogether is a very Beck like response.
CeeJay - Kudos for finding something to give yourself credit for. Yep, the non-stellar days are likely to always be with us.
Penguin (patchworkpenguin) - Yay for getting too much exercise "Since the sale ended today." Now that's the kind of logic I understand, LOL. And Yay for kettlebells; I've seen some strenuous exercising done at my gym by a young lady moving a kettlebell so hard and fast it was a bit dangerous to be walking near by.
lisaK - Glad you're here. You'll catch up and pass the quotes I'm posting each day since I linger on each Beck day. Lots of folks here are in the early days or stages of the Beck program.
Maggie (spacecadet) - Glad you're here also. I think it's neat that your program is using Beck. If you go walking in the cold of Sweden, that'll encourage me to get out despite the cold of Boston. Have you chosen the gym yet?
day 14 Plan for Tomorrow
Writing and monitoring are very important, and if you're like most of the people I've worked with, I think you'll find that the idea of doing them is much more burdensome than the reality.
The Beck Diet Solution, pg 135.
New Journey: 10 years
In maintenance phase: 8 years and 6 months
Following Dr. Judith Beck via 3FC's Beck Diet Solution Forum: 8 years
BillBlue Eyes!!! Its going to be in the teens in Malmo tomorrow,we might even get some snow over the night.....but I will no matter how much I dont want to..be out in the am walking!
As for a gym...Im waiting to see if this program teams us up with a buddy. Im not 100% sure what they are going to do. I live out in the suburbs a bit so I have to bus into the city to attend the gym....There is one closer but its very expensive! BUt my plan is to join a gym the middle of Jan
I didnt know about the Beck diet until I got into this program! Ive read a lot about it the book on line.....Im really excited to get started!!
What a winter wonderland out there. It's been lightly snowing non-stop now for about three days. Everything has about 6" of new snow. I'm not sure how I feel about all this and then I remember it's January. I always feel crummy in January. It's the depths of winter and so this is the way January looks in these parts and completely what I expect. I find January tough. Maybe it won't be that way this year. Things do change.
So I had my breakfast, credit moi, and allowed myself 2 slices of store-made white bread that I bought for DH yesterday. I was pretty obsessed about it after I brought it home, lots of desire to have just one slice whisperwhisper come on just have some it won't hurt you, have it with your dinner, come on but it wasn't in yesterday's plan so I stayed away from it. credit for staying OP yesterday.
ohoh, now i have a cat on my lap so i am one hand typing = no caps... forgive me!
the bread tasted super-sweet to me this morning. wow. I think if i choose to have bread i will go back to making sure i have the expensive ezekiel bread and only occasionally have a slice or two from that loaf that i always keep in the freezer. i did that before and was much happier to eat that bread than the white stuff i just had. can my tastebuds have already started the shift away from sweets? maybe. interesting. i am also watching to see if i have more cravings today due to eating this bread. if so i will go cold turkey with white flour too. so far no ill effects. i may switch just to get more nutritional bang for my calorie buck.
to abstain from my sedentary ways today i will be walking to the mall to buy a 2010 calendar. i am also freeing up my wii fit workout space. today i am clearing out "the spaces in front of the coffee table, the ikea shelf on the left, the big tv straight ahead and the wall on the right". these tasks should fill up my day today.
better get going. i have found if i don't get started by noon i simply don't start at all.