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Old 11-08-2009, 10:10 AM   #76
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Good Morning Coaches

It's a real WoW day out there today. Warm for November. Nice. I've been resting the past two days, heading a cold off at the pass. All the overtime hours I put into getting my art installed earlier this week really did me in. Then I felt the scratchy throat and the achiness and I've managed to pull through okay.

Foodwise I haven't been tracking and I haven't been choosing all that well but I do weigh in everyday (credit) and I don't have second helpings (credit) and I am still off the fake sugars in any form (Big Credit). I plan to go for my blood tests tomorrow. I need to fast for 12hours to get the test so I'll stop eating at 8pm but I will most likely have stopped at 8pm so really it's not such a big deal except that I am moving forward with this and whatever those tests show. I'm ready to face myself once more. My sister confirmed that she sent me birthday $ Thursday in the mail so sometime this coming week it'll get here and I'll be starting the program at the clinic. I'm ready to move forward. I feel so conscious of my weight and my extra fleshiness these days. I am conscious of being wider than one seat on the bus and I *think* about it. I notice my double chin when I get out my scarf and wrap it around my neck. I just feel too generally big. My clothing is at its upper limit though when it was getting cold earlier this week I had to put on the winter coat and I worried it would be too small but it fits. I'll give myself a (credit) for that as it means I have successfully maintained this general size for a three winters now. I had hoped to be smaller but I'm not significantly bigger so that deserves a (credit).

Off to the school to get a few hours of work in.

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Good Morning Everyone

We are having another gorgeous day here. What a gift +10 is on a November Manitoba weekend. Went for an ATV ride, a walk in the woods and had a barbecue yesterday.

Nuxmaga- Never mind the treats on Friday, just keep on moving forward.

disneynerd- LOL about the chafing thighs. I long ago gave up wearing dresses in the summer due to this. Now it is shorts down to around my knees. . Credit to you for passing up the unhealthy food at the get together.

gardenerjoy- Restaurants are a real challenge for me. Good for you for modifying the rest of the day by skipping snack. And for getting through the funk without overeating.

BillBlueEyes-Another challenge- a gathering! Kudos for getting rid of the peanuts, out of site, out of mind (and stomach). And for making all those good choices the next day too.

wndranne- sorry you were not feeling well. Credit for the running.

KidsLibrarylady-I know all about trying, giving in, trying, giving up, trying, quitting.... done that so many times I can't count that high. But look at your numbers and at how far you have come. You lost 51 pounds, that is incredible. Don't give up. It takes a long time to learn to care for yourself. When I read your post what I felt was---this person is not lazy, she is an incredibly busy mother of 2 babies that has accomplished the awesome feat of losing 51 pounds.

maryblu- nice way to spend some time, stacking wood. Sounds like a beautiful day.

onebyone-hope you are feeling better. Big credit for being off fake sugar. That is excellent. Good luck with the blood tests. What a courageous step to go to the clinic. I will be very interested in reading about your experiences there.

For me the scale said another 2 pounds gone. Far out!!! I am feeling strong and committed today.

We are headed to a birthday party at a restaurant. Fortunately there are healthy food choices on the menu and I have decided I will make a healthy choice and have a small piece of birthday cake. Will skip snacks today to allow for that. I am feeling in control. Making the decision to have that piece of cake is a change from my other attempts at losing weight where I would have thought I am not having cake and then had it anyway, and then felt bad and thought I screwed up so why not have more??? Total sabotage. I will be interested to see if planning it in helps me just have a small piece and move forward.

Take care everyone and have a nice Sunday.
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Old 11-08-2009, 01:54 PM   #78
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DH and I just got back from our 3 day conference last night. He just started a 14 month program on agriculture in WY. They will have a series of conferences around the state, a trip to DC and an international trip. I'm excited for him. It's going to be a great program and its a neat group of people. This weekend was the first conference (spouses were invited) and they held it at Ucross, WY. It's a beautiful part of the state, in the foothills of the Bighorns. I recommend a stay at the ranch at Ucross to anyone who visits our beautiful state.

My exercise wasn't as vigorous as usual, but credit for getting exercise during a busy conference schedule. I took liesurly strolls around the grounds and did yoga in my room in the evenings. I was nervous about being a vegetarian at a conference for wyoming ag producers (usually meaning ranchers). It's obviously a bit awkward and I was worried about food choices. We were served plenty of veggies, which was great. And it was mostly buffet, which was nice for me because I could avoid meat without anyone noticing. I had one awkward moment at dinner Friday. We were served that dinner, and someone at the table noticed I wasn't eating my steak. I just explained that I was a vegetarian. I didn't grow up eating meat and just don't like it. Those at the table may have thought I was odd, but all was forgiven when I passed my steak around the table and everyone who wanted more meat took some.

I obviously didn't weigh and measure during the conference, but I did try to keep track in my head and I think my calorie count was pretty low, and I also got very little protein. I was really hungry and tired when we got back last night and MIL (dh's step mom) wanted us to stay for dinner. She is a wonderful cook, but lowfat is not in her cooking repetoir. I went way overboard, caloriewise at dinner. Salad with full fat dressing (it was already dressed), white pasta with cream sauce. I did skip dessert. MIL is a huge food pusher and kept trying to get me to take a lemon curd cupcake. They are from a local bakery and amazing. I just kept resisting and refused to take any home. I told myself that I blew it at dinner and just needed some damage control.

So here are my lessons learned: 1) I need to bring some nuts or other protein snacks with me on this type of trip. 2) I cannot have dinner with MIL when I am hungry and exhausted.

I am back on track today, and the scale didn't move. So I'm feeling good. I'm trying to get caught up with all of you.

Welcome Disneynerd! I am new to Beck and this forum--just over a month now. I have found it totally helpful. Good for you for jumping right in. I understand your doubts, I am also a career dieter, but this program is different. The focus on your thougt patterns makes all the difference.

Onebyone, it sounds like you had a wonderful and reflective birthday. Congrats on your exhibit and your cermics sound so cool. Kudos on skipping seconds, and you do deserve credit for keeping your weight steady.

Nuxmaga, sorry for the craftshow stress, but good for you for getting exercise. I understand how difficult it is to make yourself exercise when you're stressed, I struggle with that as well. Isn't it odd that the best thing for us is always the most difficult thing to do. Some psych grad student needs to write a dissertation on that!

FutureFitChick, kudos for establishing a routine. This is something I struggle with as well, but it is so important for success! Since Beck, I have established a good food and exercise routine, but my work routine is a mess! Thanks for giving me something to think about. Hope you have a great trip!

CeeJay, congrats on two pounds gone. Huge kudos for getting over the three week slump and keeping strong. Sounds like you have a good plan for a difficult situation. Huge kudos for posting your weight. I understand how scary that can be!

Gardnerjoy, congrats on going for a new look. What a wonderful way to celebrate success and motivate yourself for more success. Good job leaving the worst food offenders on your plate at a diet-unfriendly restaurant!

RobinW, congrats for recommitting yourself to Beck. We live in a society that values carreer success so much that it neglects to value things like taking care of ourselves. Kudos to you for recognizing how important it is!

BillBE, I am so impressed that you face so many difficult situations and social meals, and you remain successful. I don't know what Emily Post would say, but I think in this day and age, when so many of us struggle with our weight, those who leave food lying around should be considered the rude ones.

KidsLibrarylady, thanks for sharing your insights. Just for the record, I don't think you're lazy. It's difficult to make time for yourself when the laundry is piling up and your family needs to be cared for. That time to care for yourself just feels selfish. Maybe this sounds totally hokey, but changing the way you think about that time might help. You can think of it instead of time spent on your family. It's giving you the energy to take better care of them. Hope that helps.

Wndranne, good job for running even when you didn't feel like it! I know those food mistakes are frustrating, but good for you for recognizing your successes amidst the mistakes. That's not always easy to do, but important because it gives you somehting to build upon.

Maryblu, stacking wood sounds like a great workout. I totally understand the appeal. The repetition has a zen-like quality. DH loves fixing fence for the same reason. The body is busy, but doesn't need much brain supervision. Your mind has a chance to wander. Is Buck your dog? I worry about our bird dog when she's hunting. We have a hunter orange vest that she wears so she isn't accidently hunted.
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Hi everyone. Still new at this. Hmm let's see. My boys and I walked today for an hour. Credit. It was beautiful out and in the mid 70s. I had an overall good day. No cravings, really(1 tiny one, I drank some green tea and it was gone. I ate the healthy foods my body needed and I stopped eating when I was satisfied.
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:20 PM   #80
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Beautiful day here in buffalo today!!

Food was ok, not perfect, but the portions were bang on!
Exercise...hubs and I walked all around Niagara Falls today. We soaked up a few hours of sunshine and got more than our share of Vit D
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Hi All,
A gorgeous day here in PA as well! Had a long walk with a friend, credit. Chose a grilled veggie sandwich at lunch, didn't eat all the bread and had salad instead of chips, credit. But my friend offered me some of her pizza, sigh. Tracked food, credit. Yesterday, I ordered a chocolate chip pancake at breakfast(credit for having 1 not 2), and the middle wasn't completely done. I managed to resist letting the waitress bring me a whole new pancake, since I'd already eaten the edges of the old one--yay!

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I survived my second NaNoWriMo write-in in a place that has a sandwich I used to love. This week, I found myself staring at the menu. In the staring, I discovered the 1/2 sandwich, 1/2 salad option. Hmmm. If I still want it, I promised myself that at the last NaNoWriMo write-in. That way it will be a one-time treat rather than something I do weekly this month (and who knows what might happen next month?)

A gorgeous day here, too! I was late to my write-in because we had to go for a walk!

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disneynerd: Yes! "Hunger is never an emergency" has been a very helpful mantra for me. And a completely new thought in my brain.

BillBlueEyes: great job on dealing with the Massive Portions with Fries Restaurant

Onebyone: good job on moving things forward -- hope the blood tests go well.

CeeJay: what a great thing you are doing in your experiment with having the cake. That has worked well for me and is also a new idea -- plan for it, eat and enjoy it, and move on. Much better than things I've tried in the past.

Shepherdess: Sounds like you did great things for yourself at the conference. And what wasn't so great, you learned something from it -- so that's great, too!

zanjabil: Good job on the walking and on handling a craving with green tea!

RobinW: thanks for sharing the pictures! Sounds like a lovely day.
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Diet Coaches/Buddies - Again I took my walk in the crisp early morning; CREDIT moi. Again there was frost on car windshields and I could feel myself transitioning from denying that summer might be ending to grateful that it wasn't snowing. My second walk was an emergency 8pm trek to buy bananas for today's breakfast, so got to enjoy walking after dark.

Eating on-plan at my own kitchen table with DW is just too easy, but CREDIT moi anyway in the spirit of giving oneself credit for the little stuff that contributes to the grand plan.


onebyone - Yay for fitting the winter coat and Kudos for all the on-plan stuff you're doing even before starting your new adventure. Good luck on your blood tests today.

Robin (RobinW) - Yea for vitamin D! I believe that helps with memory does it not? You win the contest for best walk on a sunny November Sunday by having Niagara Falls nearby.

Margaret (Nuxmaga) - Yay for a PA walk here on the Beck-Gorgeous-November- Walking-Day thread, LOL. Kudos for letting the under cooked pancakes slide since you'd had enough from the edges already. What an insight, if you don't need to eat it you don't need to have it replaced.

Joy (gardenerjoy) - Kudos for continuing your NaNoWriMo writing with Extra Kudos for working near desirable food. Do your track against your goal of 1700 words per day? That's really some pressure. Which reminds me, every time I see the NaNoWriMo thread, I remind myself to tell you about it, and then see that you started the thread, LOL.

Shepherdess - Ouch for the difficulty of getting sufficient vegetarian protein from a meat-centric chef. Which reminds me that many people who hate veggies have never had any that were well prepared, which reminds me that at my restaurant with MASSIVE portions on Saturday, I received a MASSIVE serving of broccoli - overcooked with NO seasonings whatsoever - like medicine to take down, LOL. Kudos for your sane approach to the three day conference and for your thoughtful lessons learned.

Neat idea that it's "rude" to leave food lying around when our society faces an obesity epidemic. Emily Post needs updating.


CeeJay - Yay for a November walk in the woods - now that appeals to me. Kudos for planning a piece of birthday cake with awareness of the pattern of denial and capitulation. Neat that you can see the old pattern as "Total sabotage" and work up strategies for yourself that will work for a lifetime. Thanks for a demo of the power of planning.

zanjabil - Yay for taking advantage of a beautiful November day for walking. Kudos for using the strategy of green tea to counter a craving. And Kudos as well that you "stopped eating when satisfied."

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Old 11-09-2009, 09:36 AM   #84
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I'm finding it difficult to do all my weighing and measuring again. After a few days of not doing, my brain is telling me that was so much easier. Why can't I just eyeball it. But I'm sticking with the weighing and measuring. I need to be firm on this point. I know my eyeballed portions will only grow.

I went for my long run yesterday. I was feeling tired and didn't really want to do it, but it felt good once I got out there. I was going to let myself cut the run short, but once I started, it was easy enough to go the full distance. But it's been three days of no running and I'm a bit sore this AM. Oh well, it's good to get back to the old routine.

Zanjabil, kudos for the long walk. It sounds lovely. Green tea is a good choice. I have been drinking so much tea since I started Beck. It's great for killing a craving and the antioxidants are a bonus.

RobinW, thanks so much for the pictures. You must feel so lucky to have Niagra Falls so close. Good job on the portion sizes. I can only control them through careful measuring. Sounds like you had a great day.

Nuxmaga, huge credit on the salad instead of chips. I have not given myself that opportunity since starting Beck because I pretty much know how that one would go down. Good job on not letting the waitress replace the less than perfect pancake.

Gardnerjoy, good idea to give yourself the oppportunity for a treat in the future. That seems like it would quiet the feelings of deprivation right now and give you something to look forward to. That's a strategy I'll have to think about.

BillBE, love the sound of walking on a crisp morning. Good for you for giving yourself credit for the little things. Even if sitting down for a healthy breakfast with your DW is easy now, I bet there was a time when it wasn't. So big credit for making a healthy choice a no-brainer.
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Old 11-09-2009, 01:02 PM   #85
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I have let a number of healthy habits I'd acquired come and go over the past several months and I've let some unhealthy ones come back as well

I've had a bunch of stressful events (1 year anniversary of my brother's death, still in process of divorce and finally about 2 weeks ago I moved) occurring and I kind of gave myself a free pass (on and off) to do whatever I needed to cope. That has included eating and smoking I did have several good weeks of exercise/running, but then I got sick and that all went out the window too

So, today is my day to get things back on track. It seems a little crazy to quit smoking, start eating well and exercising all at the same time, but they do all go hand-in-hand for me. It's like I've said goodbye to the unhealthy me and hello (again) to the healthy me.

Here's what I've done so far to help myself succeed:

-I strapped my Senswear on this morning (it calculates all calories expended)
- I charged my iPod and Garmin Forerunner in preparation for a run after work
- I've logged my meals into the Sensewear software
-I've told my co-workers that I'm quitting smoking
-I weighed myself (haven't done that in many weeks)
-I found the box that had my BDS book in it and I've brought it with me to look at if I get any downtime at work today
-I've posted here.

I definitely feel like I'm on track. I feel confident that I can do this, but also apprehensive due to the the number of times I've started out gung-ho and then it fizzles out

Thanks for listening to me. I look forward to reconnecting with some old friends and meeting some new ones. I hate that I've written that so many times before. I hate that I'm around for awhile, posting consistently and then I just let it go I would really like to be more consistent, even if I don't always have the time to give a long update or respond with personals.
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Thanks for the kind words on my return! The validation is appreciated.

I have decided that overeating is something that I use to indulge myself since i don't have a lot of time to myself and it is one things I can control (The girls are down for a nap at the same time today so I am sneaking in a post-- this RARELY happens.) So... in lieu of indulging myself by overeating, I am coming up with a list of things I can indulge in that are healthier and that I can do at home in the evening. Things such as watching a favorite show or a quick facial. Should be fun. When I want to stuff myself, I will pull out a card with one of my other choices and hold on to that puppy for dear life until the girls are sleeping.

I made reasons I want to lose weight cards last night and am posting them on the fridge and the bathroom mirror. I have been trying to eat sitting down today. My meals have been sitting down but I did have a couple of pretzels on the way home from the park. Technically I was sitting... while driving. During my lunch, I was sitting on the floor with my 9-month-old was crawling all over me and my 2-year-old stealing green beans from my plate on her little play table BUT I have to take what I can get!

Disneynerd-- that not sitting by eating is a serious challenge for me.... good job on avoiding Dove chocolate!!

Billblueyes-- a walk alone on a crisp day sounds delightful to me! I had the same thoughts about those first steps-- I didn't think I really needed to write out advantage response cards-- it goes without saying how well that worked out for me.

onebyone-- I am looking forward to hearing about the clinic. I, too, feel extra fleshy. Even after only a couple of weeks of good walking, I know I will feel a little less jiggly-- I am looking forward to that feeling!

Sheperdess-- MILs are a dangerous thing when hungry.... Kudos on your long run, are you training for something or just enjoying?

bennyhannamama-- Good grief you have had a tough year. I am so sorry for all your struggles, that could make anyone a little wobbly on their weight loss goals. I have heard great things about the sensewear, though, hopefully that will help you get back on track!

Have a great day-- it is BEAUTEOUS here in Ohio!
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Coaches/Buddies, this weekend out of town seemed to go by pretty fast. I went home to visit my parents, which is really a challenge for me. My mother cooks with a fairly large portion of fat and sugar and does not support anyone else trying to improve their health and eating habits. If someone is full and does not want a second helping, she goes into this dramatic dialogue about how that person does not like her cooking that she worked so hard on. When doughnuts were put on the table and I had already had my one and they were passed again with two still left of the plate, she was very rude when I reached across the table to put the plate so that it was not sitting next to me. It drives me crazy. Today, my weight is up and we got home at 10:30 PM, so I didn't have time to prepare food/meal plan for today. I'm really discouraged.

I am also really struggling with how to implement routine into my life. At the moment, I am recovering from a virus which still has me sleeping more than normal. Regularly, it takes me a long time to fall asleep at night and I have a terrible time waking up in the morning, regardless of time. (This has pretty well always been the case and is really frustrating for me.) Then, I get up late and don't have time for the exercise I planned in the morning. And, if I exercise at night when I get home, I have even a worse problem going to sleep. I'm also really tired when I get home, which makes it difficult to cook a healthy meal and prepare food in advance. I end up getting a lot of Subway or semi-fast-food for lunch as a result.

I really need some encouragement and would love any suggestions anyone has.

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BennyHannahMama, nice to "meet" you. Congratualations on your success thus far and for recommitting yourself before you slide back too much. One thing I have learned from the 3FC forum participants is that this is a lifelong process, and you can't count on any day being "easy". to you, because it looks like you are going through a lot. I admire your jumping back into healthy habits with both feet. I have to just take it a day at a time and try to make my little changes stick. Good luck to you!!

BillBlueEyes, CREDIT for the success on your home turf. That is great to have a safe and comfortable environment at home for your success.

CeeJay, great job on the planning ahead for eating out and not banishing something you enjoy. That is fantastic.

disneynerd, nice to "meet" you. CREDIT for ignoring the food that wasn't going to be helpful for you. I am glad you are so excited about Beck.

GardnerJoy, CREDIT for seeing that you have many options and don't have to do what you did before in order to succeed at NaNoWriMo.

KidsLibraryLady, nice to "meet" you. I love your idea of having a list handy with an alternative to eating for relaxation and comfort. I think I will make one for myself. I have no children, just a husband and lots of pets, so I can't even begin to imaging how it is to be at home with two little ones. I admire you for your work at home and your resolve to take better care of yourself.

Maryblu, it is really nice to read more about your history. Thanks for sharing.

Nuxmaga, CREDIT for noting your progress in eating out situations. Great job, even if the pizza did get you a little. CREDIT for accurate tracking too.

OneByOne, hope you are feeling better and that your blood tests went well. CREDIT for recognizing areas where you are feeling off track as well as not taking seconds.

RobinW, CREDIT for successful portions. That is fantastic. I imagine the falls are wonderful right now.

Shepherdess, CREDIT to you for being vegetarian in cattle-country. That had to be really tough for you! That must feel empowering to succeed. Also, CREDIT for jumping back in to your healthy habits.

Wndranne, great job at running when you didn't want to. I have enormous respect for that behavior.

zanjabil, great job for the healthy walking with your boys and for your hunger awareness savy. Keep it up!
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I just noticed the cookie diet being advertised on the right hand side. Really? Cookies are one of the things that helped get me to where I am. Seriously!

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I discovered another benefit that overeating used to give me -- it allowed me to procrastinate without acknowledging that I was procrastinating. When I needed a little vacation from my life, I would run errands and, while out of the house, indulge in a book and a snack. Now that option is no longer available. I'm finding that everything else is much more conscious. For example, to keep the vacation metaphor, it would probably be effective to research a place I might want to visit someday, plan a fantasy trip as a way to give myself a little inner vacation. But to do that would require that I acknowledge that I'm not doing the things I "should" be doing so that I can do this other thing.

WI: +0.25kg, Exercise: +60, 404/1300 minutes for November, Food: op, Read my Advantages and Responses: no

Hugs to bennyhannahmama and FutureFitChick and anyone else who wants them! And kudos to all of you doing well. I'm off to bed -- I have to let the HVAC guy in at 7AM and it would be good if I were, you know, awake and dressed.
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Diet Coaches/Buddies - Missed just one day of gym last week and yesterday's session felt like a new process; CREDIT moi for knowing that the old body would recover the lost ground.

I saw Christmas candy in the supermarket where the Halloween candy had been. Ugh!!! Rather unpleasant remembering how much of that stuff I used to buy. Goodbye cheap HFCS candy; may you never be part of my life again.


Robin (RobinW) - Yep, that ol' cookie diet helped support my 80 extra pounds, LOL. One of the 3FC sisters commented that they don't control the Google ads; they get some dillies - "Mexico Weight Loss Clinic, Savings up to 75%" as I type (OK, give them credit for not saying "Up to 75% off," LOL). Kudos for "good and on track."

Kim (bennyhannamama) - Sending supportive thoughts as you continue to grieve your brother's death and mush forward with your divorce. And happily waving "hello (again) to the healthy me" - whatever your path takes. Yep, it's a classic Sabotaging Thought to replay all fizzles to support another one; it might be worth reading the chapter on errors in thinking to help put that one back in it's den. Did you buy a new house?

FutureFitChick - Ouch for the reality of a virus that steals from limited time. But Super Ouch for food pushing from your mom - that's unlikely to heal itself with time. One strategy might be to announce, at the table, in a loud, assertive, ostentatious voice, "This is a one serving dinner for me - my health coach (dietitian, doctor) says I absolutely need to force myself." Or perhaps to serve yourself a MONSTER salad with half servings of the rest then go back for "seconds" to get the other half. That's a classic hard one when you can't change your food pusher and it's family you love dearly and don't want to hurt. Good luck keeping your sanity on that one.

Joy (gardenerjoy) - That's a powerful insight - that eating allows "procrastinate without acknowledging that I was procrastinating." Since it's OK to eat - I mean the body needs food - then all the unsolved issues of life are legitimately avoided while eating. What a good system. If it really worked that way, you'd expect to find epidemic obesity in the population wouldn't you? LOL. Hope the writing continues on track.

KidsLibraryLady - Yay for a "BEAUTEOUS" day and Double Yay for two kids napping at the same time; mine were four years apart and I don't off hand recall that ever happening. Love the visual of trying to eat with a nine month old crawling over you; it's obvious that Beck wrote her strategy to concentrate while eating after her kids were grown, LOL. And Kudos for raising a daughter who steals green beans from your plate instead of french fries - you're wiring some neurons well there.

Shepherdess - Yay for "a bit sore" - the muscle's way of announcing that they're growing stronger. And Kudos for pushing back against the Sabotaging Thoughts that your eyeballs are as accurate as your scale.

Readers -
Quote:
day 6
Find a Diet Coach

How to Find a Diet Coach If you're not sure whom to select, consider the following:
. . .
Consider starting this program with a friend or family member. Some dieters find it very helpful to choose someone who also wants to lose weight so that they can be each other's diet coach.
. . .

The Beck Diet Solution, pg 85.
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At maintenance weight: 7 years and 7 months
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