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Old 10-26-2012, 11:34 AM   #181  
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Thanks to Billbe & Haleyju - I appreciate the Beck quotes and sections you put out everyday. Sometimes it's just what I want to hear.

I had another day of being on plan and doing well. I am grateful for that. I changed my ticker down. That felt good after watching it go up beforehand. I am getting a little more into my 'Beck Rhythm' I've been writing down my food plan and logging it.

The neighbor kids' goodie bags are ready since we won't be here on Halloween. The did give the kids some sugar free gum and other halloween thingies. Dh got a candy bar to stick in each bag.

We are going to a Halloween/Football Party tomorrow. I can't decide on my 'costume'. I'll either be The Iron Chef. (apron, chef hat, utencils & an iron). Or Honey Boo Boo(blonde 'wig', honey jar necklace, & lots of band aids on). I"ve never seen the Boo Boo show... however, I don't need to watch her shows to know all about how she is. (why is this child all over the place??) I am bringing veggies and dip. The host is making subs. That should be easy to 'manuver' around that to eat healthy.

Am nervous about leaving for four days.... out of my food comfort zone. However, I did ask my dil if I could do some cooking while I am with them... for the freezer and meals too. She loved the idea.



lexxiss - good for you... getting to the pool. Glad that dental procedure is over.

gardenerjoy - all your good choices and many credits while you are away from home are inspiring me to do well as I face a challenging week ahead.

lase -glad you posted. Once you get through giving up that meal and realize you can do it... it will be so empowering.

billbe - good for your many credits. I agree, sometimes it's better to pay more and have and have less of a food that can be hard to resist.

onebyone - one thing that I've learned from my dietician is that eating a good breakfast. For me... it sets me up to have a healthier day.

teachme - so glad you could resist the 'goodies' when you were so stressed. Major credit.

haleyju - really, Dr. Beck's program can help you overcome that yo yo. Or - at least give you the tools on how get back into healthy eating.

Have a great day, everyone.

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Old 10-26-2012, 12:02 PM   #182  
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Good Morning, Coaches.

It has been quite awhile since I posted. I am afraid the MFA work, my job and some emotional stuff all give me a great excuse to let the food insanity creep back in. And we all know, I don't even need a good excuse. Weight is three pounds above ticker. Since I change ticker on the first of the month, I really want to make a plan for the next five days. Credit solid breakfast of eggs and toast. Protein and veggies planned for the rest of the day. Yoga in an hour.

Tried to catch up on some of the posts. It was good to hear your voices.

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Old 10-26-2012, 12:26 PM   #183  
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a good thought for all of us...........
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October 26, 2012 - Friday Weekend Warm-up
Unfortunately there are no ‘healthy food fairies’ that will drop off food for you, so if you want to have healthy foods available, it means you have to make it happen. This weekend, take some time to think about what healthy foods you’d like to eat during the week and go out and buy them! Then make a plan for how and when you’ll eat them.
My other thoughts for today --- TGIF!! My plan for the weekend is to be mindful and careful of what goes into my mouth.
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:15 PM   #184  
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Hello All!

A quick hello to everyone and also to send my thougths to anyone who may be in the line of Hurricane Sandy. Doesn't sound so good for what could be coming your way. Our local TV weather man put it well last night when he said we could not really complain about a little cold and snow here. He said that the monetary damage could be as high as Katrina because of the large population mass in that area. Hope everyone stays safe

Life is the same, very busy at work and home. Dexter is doing well and at 65 pounds now. I have a friend who recently lose 67 pounds so I suggested she come over on the days when she thinks it's her losses are too slow and pick him up. A very quick reminder of all she has accomplished.

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Old 10-26-2012, 02:46 PM   #185  
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Back to report in after two "Off Days". As in Off Plan. Somehow the planned single serving bag of cookies blew up and I ate ALL of the single serving bags in the house.

So much for that idea. There was this cracked logic saying "Well, just eat 'em all and get rid of the temptation". As if flushing them down the toilet weren't a more healthy means of disposal.

Lesson learned. Teddy Grahams are simply off limits for the duration--they were like throwing alcohol on the fire.

So, back on track yesterday and today. I mean to stay OP even though I'm pretty sure I won't see a loss at my Sunday Weigh In.

A Cookie Binge is just not worth it. If I could check a box that said:

"1 Pound down at weigh in" vs. "Cookie Binge" which would I choose today?

Duh.

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Old 10-27-2012, 05:46 AM   #186  
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Thumbs up Saturday

Diet Coaches/Buddies - A good on plan eating day, CREDIT moi. The challenge was an evening performance that began at 6pm and went for four and a half hours! But, with three intermissions, it was possible to bring a sandwich. DW and I split a six inch turkey sub and I left about a quarter of the bread portion of mine. It worked just fine. I ate a larger afternoon snack to stave off hunger for the first half of the show but then skipped evening snack - probably about even for the day. I did skip the chance to purchase ice cream during one of the intermissions.

Gym was gym, CREDIT moi. Methinks I need to increase my cardio - seems like I've let it slip. One of my goals is to improve my swimming by learning proper breathing. But, in addition, I need sufficient lung capacity if I want to be able to swim one mile.


Joy (gardenerjoy) – Sounds like a nice supper. Kudos for cooking in your hotel suite. Hope you have sunny vacation weather. (We're expecting a chunk of serious rain starting about Monday.)

Debbie (Lexxiss) – Congrats for "just doing it" and purchasing a bike - with Kudos for adding the seat and cyclometer that makes it work for you. Ouch for any dental procedure.

Beverlyjoy – Congrats for changing your ticker down. By the by, it's Tell a Story day in England and Scotland; in the US, it's always on April 27. Maybe you can take a quick flight over the pond, LOL.

maryann - Yay for yoga for getting the head back in working order. Yep, the "insanity" thinking seems to lurk waiting for an excuse to strut about.

Tazzy - "Very busy at work and home" is always a challenge to stick to our eating plan and exercise plan. Thanks for the Hurricane Sandy survival wishes. I cringe to think of what could happen to NY City. I'm guessing that I'm in for some basement flooding of the sort that I know how to handle.

spanky - Neat Helpful Response, "1 Pound down at weigh in" vs. "Cookie Binge". Those single servings aren't much of a deterrent when they can just be opened one by one. Kudos for seeing yourself back on your path.

HaleyJu - Kudos for a plan "to be mindful and careful of what goes into my mouth" - I love that simple plans can be so effective.

Linda (lase88) - Wonderful thought, "let go of yesterday" - so obvious and yet so difficult. The hunger experiment is a huge emotional challenge but a rather simple physical challenge. Everyone who's reported their results here has found that the hunger went away after about an hour. Good luck with moving forward.

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chapter 8 Stage 5 The Motivation-for-Life Plan

Re-Motivation Plan

. . .Analyze why you are having a harder time. Perhaps it is due to circumstances that can be changed. For example, maybe you are working longer hours and need to delegate more tasks to your family. Maybe you haven't made getting to the store and preparing your food a priority. Ask yourself:
  • In which situations is it harder?
  • Do I need to do some problem solving?
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., The Complete Beck Diet for Life (Green book), pg 192.

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Old 10-27-2012, 11:28 AM   #187  
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Bill, thanks for that posting. I do indeed need to do some 'problem solving'. It's half-term break here, so a week off school. The change to my routine is always a bit tougher. Plus DH has his angiogram Wednesday.

Actually, just writing down that I need to have a firm plan makes it seem less worrisome, but I want to do some more reading ths week to keep myself on track. Might be best if I didn't t spend too much time cooking this week, but it is one of the things I like to do to relax. Lo-cal recipes may be the way to go.
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:32 AM   #188  
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Credit for choosing an entree salad for our lunch out, leaving behind nearly all of the cheese, and for eating the rest of the meals at the cottage with food from home, the Farmers Market, and the natural food store.

The adventure of the day was a good look at Beaver Dam (heh -- what else would you call the dam for Beaver Lake) and a hike on a nearby trail (CREDIT).

I saw a black and white bird, BillBlueEyes, but further observation of its behavior determined that it was a bald eagle, not a penguin.

spanky: what do they put in those Teddy Grahams?! That's one of my "one is too many and a thousand is never enough" items.

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Good Morning, Coaches.

Yesterday was so - so. Weight down 1 pound. Credit for writing the food plan even though I didn't follow it perfectly. The plan for today is yoga and writing for six hours. Then I am watching game 3 of the World Series - go SF Giants. I think I am just in a slump until I finish this semester of MFA.

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Old 10-27-2012, 02:09 PM   #190  
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Today I've had time to do a weekly look-back to see what needs tweaking and what worked well.

I learned that it IS worth it to put the effort into pulling out of a "Cookie Binge Tailspin". I dragged myself back to my plan and got with it after 2 days. I figured I'd lost my chance to lose my weekly pound, but this morning it looked possible. Certainly it would not have been had I stayed off plan. For once I didn't submit to the thought "Oh screw it 'til Monday" and waited until then to get under control. This is a new experience for me.

I also learned that I really need to Problem Solve the after dinner eating. If I snack, it simply cannot be carbs! Almonds are OK, and possibly veggies and dip. Is there such a thing as Carb Free hard candy? But I'd like the Beck Coach Team suggestions as to what else might work for them.

Tonight I know to eat an OP dinner before we take our 6 yr old to the All Saints Pizza Party (!) DS insisted on going as "The Pope" and I just put the finishing touches on his getup. Had to spray paint his Crocs red....

Hoping for a good weigh-in tomorrow morning.

PS:maryann. GrrrrrTIGERS GO!!!!!!

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Hi folks.... yesterday was healthy...I am so grateful. I am happy to say that I wrote down all my food, measured and planned well.

I tried on a new ankle brace yesterday. OUCH... even after only an hour I got lower back pain and spasms. I have not eaten in reaction to the pain. I am grateful for that.

Tonight is a Halloween/Football party. It will be fun to see folks in costume. I am taking a veggie tray. I know I can eat some of the sub sandwich available for dinner. I should be OK. I will eyeball all the food and see what looks like it's within my plan. I will take that and a taste portion of one other thing too. I will eat only when seated. I will have NO seconds. That's my plan anyway.

Have a great day.
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Hi Coaches!

Yesterday was mostly healthy. I "tasted" more than once at work yet came home and had a healthy dinner. Identified tired, yet here I am not able to sleep. I hope all you East coast folks stay safe and that the storm is not all it's expected to be.

After laying in bed for awhile I decided to get up and take care of some chores so I might be able to get down to Denver today and try out the new bike.
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Credit to me. Lost last week's gain plus another 1/2 pound. Going to dig out my lo-cal cook book today.
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Diet Coaches/Buddies - A busy day shutting down everything outside in preparation for Hurricane Sandy arriving early next week. Leaves are cleaned from the gutters so water can quickly get to the downspouts and then away from the house. All outside furniture is safely in the basement. I did get my walk to include stopping at Trader Joe's to replace my normal consumption of tree nuts.

Food was on plan without excess snacks, CREDIT moi. That included serving myself a sane dinner with a bunch of friends where seconds happened - but not for me. Evening snack was a couple of small cookies at the dinner table instead of my normal fruit - so not perfect.


Joy (gardenerjoy) Can't believe they named it "Beaver Dam," LOL. [Good interpretation of the behavior of two members of Aves. The Arkansas skunk has the same two colors but can also be differentiated by behavior if you poke it.]

Debbie (Lexxiss) Yay for using the bed when you needed it and then getting up to move on. Hope you get to your new bike.

Beverlyjoy Kudos for having a specific plan for the party. And Kudos for "I have not eaten in reaction to the pain" - it's so easy to grab a real issue and believe that it can be addressed by food.

maryann - Congrats on your SF Giants moving like a freight train. Six hours of writing is a long day.

spanky - Monster Kudos for standing down the Sabotaging Thought, "Oh screw it 'til Monday" - your head gets the benefit immediately even if the scales lag behind. My evening snack is one fruit. Grapefruit (in season) is the most satisfying. Like you, carbs don't work - carbs make me want more carbs. My guess is that substituting something else for candy has a better chance of success than looking for carb-free candy. Good luck with your Problem Solving on this. (Does the Pope eat pizza?)

TeachMe - Congrats on that scale movement. Neat that you'll use your week off for a bit of problem solving.

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chapter 8 Stage 5 The Motivation-for-Life Plan

Re-Motivation Plan

Difficulties may have arisen due to your eating behavior. Ask yourself:
  • Am I still eating as nutritiously as before?
  • Am I still eating everything slowly, while sitting down and enjoying every bite?
  • Should I time my snacks differently?
  • Should I vary the foods I eat (still using the Think Thin Formula?
  • Have I stopped saying to myself, NO CHOICE? Am I struggling over which food to eat?
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., The Complete Beck Diet for Life (Green book), pg 192.
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Credit for choosing a vegetable enchilada for lunch and eating the rest of the meals from our cottage. Credit to DH and me for spreading the consumption of the two giant banana-nut muffins provided by the lodging for our first day's breakfast over three days. We ate our normal healthy breakfasts and used bits of muffin for snacks.

Our adventure yesterday involved a walk. Credit for that even though it did end up being pretty much a tourist trap. Credit for taking the extended portion of the trail when the promised 15 to 20 minute walk was really less than 10. I don't know if the underestimate was part of the tourist trap or if most tourists really take that long for a pretty simple hike.

BillBlueEyes: LOL at poking the Arkansas skunk.

spanky: Here are some of the things that have worked for me to curb after-dinner snacking:
  • a late supper and no snacking
  • the ginger strips that are the side effect of this recipe (pretty low carb since most of the sugar stays in the syrup -- I don't toss the strips in more sugar): http://www.joyweesemoll.com/2012/02/...up-and-strips/
  • mentally closing the kitchen after my last planned eating
  • going upstairs, away from the kitchen, and distracting myself with some project
  • the popcorn DH makes in the microwave popper with just a tiny amount of oil -- pretty good volume for fairly low calories

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