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BillBlueEyes 03-15-2018 06:11 AM

Thursday - The ides of March: R.I.P Julius Caesar (44 B.C., Rome)
 
Diet Coaches/Buddies Exercise was chase the (29-month old) DGD day, CREDIT moi. She came in from a stint of chasing her grandma around in circles in a path in the snow with, "I had so much fun." This thing about becoming a social animal continues to amaze me. Additional exercise was shoveling the end of our driveway set up by a snowplow. Then shoveling the end of my DD's driveway so she could go to work and leave us with her DD. Finally, a walk to the drugstore for an errand. A good day.

Eating was on plan, CREDIT moi, but with an extra evening snack. I spent a big chunk of time washing the printhead of my HP printer - per instructions in a random YouTube video. It still doesn't print. A new cartridge is in the mail; I await patiently. More honestly, I just await.


silverbirch Yay for a tad more energy - you're on your way.

maryann - [Thanks for the reminder that we are blessed to have the robust and fair judicial system that we have. We do need to tweak its systemic biases.]

nationalparker Drooling over your "Red beans and rice with chicken andouille sausage."

curlyjax - Good luck on your snow blower quest. When I was looking a few years ago, the battery ones were not reviewed as powerful enough for New England snows.

orange123 - Yep, we'll be glad to be your collective Diet Coach and ask that you serve that role for us. From the perspective of my DGD, your 4.5 yo DS seems like a bigger kid.

Readers -
Quote:

day 6 Find a Diet Coach

what are you thinking?
Are you having sabotaging thoughts about lining up a diet coach? Check to see if any of these thoughts are familiar and use the helpful responses as guides to creating Response Cards for yourself.

Sabotaging Thought: What if I get a diet coach and then fail? He or she will think poorly of me.
Helpful Response: If I pick the right person, I'll maximize my chances of success. I'm not going to choose a diet coach who will view me negatively just for trying.

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., The Beck Diet Solution (Pink book), Pg 88.

nationalparker 03-15-2018 08:50 PM

Happy Weekend Eve! Work was busy and flew by today! Dinner was leftover from last Friday (!!) with plenty of sniffing on my end to make sure it was still good. I kind of forgot about it. On plan today - weigh in tomorrow ... not expecting much since I've been weighing in the mornings and it's been holding steady. Darn it. But I guess it's better than going up. No, I know it's better. I didn't get enough sleep last night at ALL.

Bill - I join you in frustration at printer cartridges. We bought a new printer last year because it was cheaper than the ink cartridges that we needed to buy ... and the replacements are cheaper for this one than the last.

bethturnaround 03-15-2018 10:56 PM

Hi everyone!
 
Today was harder for me than days have been. I was hungry. I was hungry a fairly significant amount of the day--about an hour at a time, 3 different times.

I know I'm only on 800 calories a day so it makes sense that I'm hungry, but I haven't been. Usually, I notice I'm hungry and it's 5-10 minutes until my alarm goes off to tell me to eat. There are days I don't get hungry at all and have to force myself to go eat my product. I survived it (hunger is not an emergency) and I stayed the course, but it threw me for a loop.

So, at one point I called my BFF and told her what I was telling myself and she told me the same things, and I repeated them to myself a couple of times today. And drank more water!

I had a meeting tonight with pizza. The pizza smelled delicious. It only looked mediocre--I have high pizza standards and I don't know how mediocre pizza can survive in downtown Chicago. I was going to try and get away from the smell, but I reminded myself that I get to enjoy the smell without eating. I can make the smell the enjoyable part. So I enjoyed the smell of pizza and didn't eat any.

nationalparker: Good luck at your weigh in tomorrow.

BillBlueEyes: I've lost track of how many printers I've gone through. (I've never gotten a printer to start working again by washing the printhead. I've tried; it's just never worked). I love hearing about your DGD!

orange123: Although my DH adores me, he is a lousy diet coach. (I'd tell him that to his face.) I have all of you, I have my BFF, and my kids are grown, so I have them. It's funny how it works that people offer and get support in different ways.

silverbirch: Your salad sounded good. I enjoyed the salads I ate in Mexico. That is something I'm looking forward to eating again! I know what you mean about the incredible snow. Chicago gets that sometimes but we haven't this year--we got less than an inch when Boston got slammed again.

maryann: "No sweets at work" really worked for me. The rule was "no unplanned snacks at work". So, I could eat the 3:00 snack I brought with me every day, but that was my only choice. Everything else was disallowed, no matter whose birthday it was (even mine!). Congrats on a couple of OP days!

curlyjax: What about an electric snow blower? I would think that'd be more powerful than battery. Hopefully, you are done with the heavy snow for the season.

--Beth

BillBlueEyes 03-16-2018 06:04 AM

Friday - Robert H. Goddard launches 1st liquid-fuel rocket (1926, Auburn, Mass)
 
Diet Coaches/Buddies Didn't wait for the printer cartridge coming in the mail; I offed to Staples and bought one there. The problem is that I have to print an IRS 1099 form to take to our accountant. Spent a serious chunk of time trying, again, to clean the print head using a 'secret' formula from a YouTube video. The secret was . . . Windex with ammonia and isopropyl alcohol. Felt like a chemist in the kitchen. DW brought down the tiny eye dropper from her stereo microscope. Never got it to work. I emailed the (rather private) form to my next-door neighbor who gladly printed it for me. I'm headed away for the weekend, but I'll devote more time next week. If I can't make it work, methinks I'll buy any brand printer that isn't Hewlett Packard. This printer's desire to chat with me about its opinion of the cartridges I put in it is getting too much. I only use GENUINE HP cartridge, but it declares from time to time that I've probably put in a refill and should contact the merchant for a refund. Then chats some more that I've lost the potential award from HP for using their genuine cartridges. Took my walk, CREDIT moi, to include the ATM at the bank. Fresh cash in my pocket should calm the mind.

For all of this, I decided that a double evening snack was the proper Helpful Response. Ouch. It didn't make the blocked print head work. "But I had a light dinner," he said self-deceptively. I'll see you guys when I post again on Monday when I return from the weekend.


nationalparker Yep, holding steady is just fine. [What printer did you buy? Do you recommend it?]

Beth (bethturnaround) It's just amazing that you can focus your mind on enjoying the smell of pizza without indulging - Kudos. That's certainly low enough caloric intake to induce hunger.

Readers -
Quote:

day 6 Find a Diet Coach

what are you thinking?
Are you having sabotaging thoughts about lining up a diet coach? Check to see if any of these thoughts are familiar and use the helpful responses as guides to creating Response Cards for yourself. . . .

Sabotaging Thought: I don't want to impose on someone.
Helpful Response: First, whomever I select as my diet coach will probably consider me worth the trouble. Second, serving as my support person probably isn't as burdensome as I might believe. Third, the process might well bring us closer together. Many people feel honored to serve as support to someone else. Finally, I can at least give someone the choice of whether or not to help me.

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., The Beck Diet Solution (Pink book), Pg 88.

maryann 03-16-2018 10:20 AM

Silverbirch: I do cut the veggies before I put them in a container. It is amazing how much longer they last. I even wash and cut up my salad greens so I can have to go salad for lunch.

Orange:123 I started posting here when I had an 8 year old. I had grown over 200 pounds with my DS. This place works. I haven't had to regain anything for 8 years. That is pretty nice.

nationalparker: My school had a voluntary ceremony honoring the dead for 17 mins. I stayed in the class with those who didn't participate. Gun control is a highly controversial topic in this ag town so the Principal could not make participation mandatory. Interesting.

Weight is at ticker. Stretched in front of the tv with some free weights. That is exercise for two weeknights which is a big deal.

nationalparker 03-16-2018 08:53 PM

OK - reached the point of "why the heck bother" with a weigh in gain of nearly a pound despite being on plan. This is the slowest rate ever for me. Barely moving forward net loss. SO ... ate way more than I needed to today. Skipped the donut Friday though, for a small credit. Also had a very small dinner, eating nearly all points earlier in the day. Just reaching the point of thinking that the fixation on counting and focus on all of these points - is a waste of time. BUT I cruised through nearly half of my weekly points today - the day I restarted. Tomorrow is pizza (out) at DH's request and I'm OK with that bc it's been a month since we went to our little spot. I do start with a large salad and we don't order a large - just one for 1-2 people. But already in my mind, this coming week is ruined already.

Plan for tomorrow: up and on the exercise bike (freezing rain and snow here expected, so staying in) ... have fruit and healthy options. Just be mindful and on track.

Beth - I'm with you on the DH being a great match but not a great support coach. Mine keeps saying how much he loves me no matter what weight I am. And that he loves a woman with curves, etc. To be honest, I think if I weren't working I'd be less stressed about it. Still focused, but less stressed.

bethturnaround 03-16-2018 11:16 PM

Huge success today: My size 20 jeans were baggy and I kept pulling them up. I thought, well, I have some jeans a size smaller. They didn't fit the last time I tried them on, but I thought they'd fit when I hit about 210. I was 209 this morning. So I switched jeans. The 18s fit perfectly. I feel so much trimmer in pants that fit.

I've got to see how many pairs I have and clean out my closet of the ones that are now too big. I know I have 3 pairs of size 18 jeans--one tan, one black, and one blue. I should have more, though--I need to check the bin in the basement and see if those fit, too. Also need to see how many pairs of dress/work pants fit, just in case I need them (I wear jeans every day so I don't usually need them.)

Products on plan today. I've been weighing and checking my sugar every morning, and taking my meds as prescribed.

We went to the mall to get the batteries replaced in our iPhones. We went by some delicious-smelling restaurants and I reminded myself that I get to enjoy the smells as much as I want. BBQ and Asian--both smelled wonderful. And then I came home and had one of my shakes.

nationalparker: One day at a time. It's hard, though.

maryann: Can you share a link to the stay fresh containers you're referring to?

BillBlueEyes: Hope you're having a great weekend away! (I don't think double snacks ever solve printer problems.)

silverbirch 03-17-2018 04:21 AM

Morning. I haven't got much to say but I thought I'd post anyway.

The wind is strong and snow is forecast (though not too much here). I have to go shopping soon and get the car ready for the MoT (annual check for roadworthiness).

Food - not too bad but could be better. Exercise - quite good. Managed a full body workout yesterday. Would like to have a walk today but the wind is strong and cold. Sleep - fitted in 11 hours yesterday so should, theoretically, be feeling better than I am.

Have a good Saturday, everyone.

curlyjax 03-17-2018 08:27 AM

Bad week here in various ways. I am way out of control with eating and the house is a mess. I need to rein it in.
I'm thinking of moving some things around and changing how my bedroom looks, in the hopes that will cheer me up a bit.
I'm also addicted to that bad Easter candy. At least after Easter there is no holiday for a long time that involves candy!
the only credit I can give myself is I keep getting out of bed and functioning instead of curling up into a ball and staying put:)
Beth- I am impressed with your being able to just enjoy smell of food and not eat it.
Nationalparker- I love it that your DH loves a woman with curves! Gives me hope. When I am ready I would like to have a man in my life again, and it will have to be one who accepts me as I am, excess weight and all!

maryann 03-17-2018 10:33 AM

Good Morning, Coaches.


I am very happy for the weekend. The household feels like it is in a constant state of motion - oh, that is because it is. DS has multiple track meets and musical performances and AP courses. My goal is to be his support team like that group of men who run out in NASCAR at every pitstop. I have a little bit of grief in this new role. For a long time I was play partner and activities director for that kid. But I also am so grateful to be a part of his life. We have a good relationship and still have great talks.

Still, I thrive on stillness and quiet. Plenty of days ahead for that, though.

So for today:
I have eaten a healthy breakfast and will pack snacks for the track meet.
I will walk the bleachers if possible. It looks like rain so I I will do whatI can.
I will have one smoothie and one salad today.

Happy St. Patrick's day

beth: I bought my boxes 15 years ago ( literally) but the Debbie Meyer boxes on Amazon look like they maybe the ones I have. not sure.
nationalparker: It feels so unfair to do so much work and practice so much restraint for such slow progress. But what is the alternative? To stop working so hard means I will leap up in weight. I know. It always happens. In the serenity prayer it says to accept the things I cannot change and to change the things I can (paraphrase). I think about that many times a day.

orange123 03-17-2018 09:29 PM

Bit of a pity party over here!!!
 
Im having a bit of a pity party over here. I guess I should say up here since I live in Alaska. I have a very busy work schedule as a pediatrician. I finally got a vacation for our DSs spring break. I had grand plans to play and have fun. Poor guy and I have been bed-ridden sick for the past 5 days with the stomach flu thats gong around. Nothing is going as planned!!! Tomorrow is my birthday. Had big plans for that, but feel like well still be sick. Im disappointed!!!

Im trying to have an attitude of gratitude!

Im grateful that Ive lost 5 lbs in the past week!!! Its undoubtedly because Ive been sick, but I gained 10lbs in 1/18. Ive never gained that much at once in my life. One of my partners at work has been sick to the point of not working for the past three months. Despite being 1/2 time, my bosses were pressuring me to cover for her. I felt like I couldnt say no. Finally I appealed farther up in our hospital system and got them to guarantee my 1/2 time schedule. As a doctor Ive had a lot of stress in my life but these last three months have been, by far, the most stressful. So, my long awaited vacation spent being sick, has been especially sad. When I return on Monday, I will only be asked to work per my 1/2 time contract. Yay!!! I look forward to having a more sane schedule!!!

bethturnaround 03-18-2018 01:08 AM

Hi everyone!

DH and I spent the day doing garage stuff--cleaned it out a bit and then started building a cabinet for my miter saw. Then, when it was clear that all 5 of the batteries for the 13 year old drill wouldn't charge properly, we also made a trip to Home Depot and bought a new drill/driver and a new impact driver (we didn't have an impact driver). I'm looking forward to playing with our new tools tomorrow!

DH wanted to stop for ice cream on the way home from the store--he was having a sugar crash. It was easier on me than I thought it would be. I've got to get used to people eating sweets around me--sweets I would like--but am totally out of the habit of eating--and need to stay out of the habit of eating. That ice cream has nothing to do with me.

The meal replacement plan is really breaking habits for me. I knew I'd lose weight on it--I didn't realize the extent of the behavioral changes.

orange123: I didn't realize you were in Alaska :-). I'm so sorry your spring break has been upset by illness--and what a horrible way to spend your birthday. Perhaps you and DS could plan some weekend adventures when you're both feeling better. Not the same as a week, though.

maryann: It is hard (and different) as they grow up. Sounds like you had good plans for today's events!

curlyjax: Sometimes not curling up into a ball is a big success in and of itself. :hug:

silverbirch: Credit for your full body workout--what does that consist of?

--Beth

silverbirch 03-18-2018 04:44 AM

The snow is back, now driving in horizontally. This is such unusual weather for us at this time of year. I mended the roof of the wood shelter which was being ripped by the wind. So good to have an electric drill, don't you agree, Beth? Then I noticed that one of the battens holding the shed roof on is rotten. Could not replace it in the wind so am just hoping that it holds.

Food was quite good yesterday. I'm eating slightly more vegetables than usual which means I feel full all the time. I think that's making it easier to say 'no thanks' when I start thinking about a snack. It's interesting as I've eaten five mini-meals a day for ages to keep the metabolism revved after lifting. This is a different approach.

Beth, full body workout involves warm up, breathing exercises, bear crawl, bridge, squats, reverse lunges, clam shell, step-ups, dumbbell row, 'no money' and 'dead bug'. Probably a few other bits and pieces too.

orange, sorry you're feeling sorry for yourself. These winter bugs are good at that. What a shame about the vacation time. Hope you start to feel better soon.

maryann, good work on planning the day. Yes, 'support team' just about sums it up. I find that time in the car can be good for discussing things.

curlyjax, much credit for getting out of bed and functioning! When things are a mess and I am exhausted or overwhelmed, I sometimes set the timer for 10 mins and focus on clearing one area. Then I read a chapter of my book. This system allows me to be somewhere else in my mind (the story) when I'm clearing up, so I don't get dragged down.

Have re-read my post of yesterday. Interesting how I sound like I'm doing all right. Credit!

curlyjax 03-18-2018 08:06 AM

Better day yesterday mentally. I got a little exercise in dancing around the kitchen which was fun and something i haven't done in a long time. I was hungry a lot even though i kept eating bits of protein, maybe it wasn't enough. I am panicking a little about finding all the tax stuff, i'm not sure if some things are being sent through email and I am not sure of DH's password for one account. I guess I could ask for an extension if needed but will check with accountant.
Maryann-i'm grateful for not being the play person anymore:) I find the support piece is a lot, especially with DD.
Silverbirch-sounds like very unusual weather for you guys indeed! Impressed by your efforts with the drill.
Beth-great job on the ice cream! you are really getting into the behavior piece of it. i need to follow your lead!
orange123- work stress is always so hard. hope you'll be feeling better soon!

maryann 03-18-2018 12:38 PM

Good Morning, Coaches.

Weight at ticker. Credit for long walk yesterday. Walk and weight planned at gym today. Credit for only eating half of the See's candy "Irish Potato ." It is divinity fudge with cocoa on it. See's is definitely my achilles heel. But the potato just wasn't great and just wasn't worth it. I threw half of it away.

Inspired by those of you choosing a more formal eating plan, I bought a month's worth of Nutrisystem food yesterday. I have all the hesitations that nationalparker felt about W.W. N.S. is not a perfect plan, it does not necessarily reflect real life and i have concerns of how healthy the food is. But I have spent two years trying to get back to goal and my best thinking is getting me nowhere. Plus, with the medication situation, I feel some more decisive action is required. I have changed so much in my life this last three years, why not change my food plan as well. The clinching factor was the program now has frozen food which doesn't have the preservatives of the old program. Plus I add fresh fruits and veggies accordingly. With coupons I received a pretty good deal.

The two major learning outcomes for me will be portion controls and breaking the behavioral habits that Beth talks about. The food will arrive in a week and off I go on a new journey.

silverbirch: I love exercising at home and I love the way my body feels after a good stretch.
Orange123: Super bummer about being sick. But maybe you got more rest than you would have with other plans. Now with your new part time schedule you can get back to some of the fun times well rested.
curleyjax: credit for continuing to walk day by day through this tough time.

orange123 03-18-2018 02:53 PM

Exercised on treadmill! Good job!!! Fixed and savored healthy breakfast! Awesome work!!!

Happy Birthday to me!!! Grateful for my health, family and friends!

bethturnaround - I love it here! Yesterday it was sunny, clear and in the lower 50s.

silverbirch - Good job on fiber intake! Thanks for well wishes!

curlyjax - Good luck with taxes! Always fun!!!

MaryAnn - Long walk sounds nice!

bethturnaround 03-19-2018 12:16 AM

Hi everyone!

Today was a great day--I even managed to get all 5 of my products in, which is sometimes tough on weekends, since I often sleep late :-)

DH and I made our miter saw stand this weekend! I'm super excited about how well it came out. It needs another shelf, but that's relatively straightforward. We didn't have enough plywood to do it today. It also needs fences on the wings, but we'll get to that later--maybe next weekend. It's very satisfying to have something completed!

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I haven't been getting in any extra exercise--but working all day in the garage ought to count for something (plus a trip to the hardware store)

orange123: Credit for the treadmill!

maryann: Credit for trying something new. I don't think there's a perfect plan out there--but I hope NS turns out to be perfect for you!

curlyjax: Credit for dancing. And credit for facing the taxes, which are just so horrible.

silverbirch: I love our new drill. Just love it. It is more powerful than our old one, lighter, smaller, and has a light. I also love our new impact driver, which is also, light, small, and has an even better light. Credit for mending! Making things better is so satisfying.

--Beth

BillBlueEyes 03-19-2018 05:48 AM

Monday - Bob Dylan's self-titled debut album released (1962, Columbia Records)
 
Diet Coaches/Buddies It was a good weekend. I was designated leader of a hike through some backwoods of Maine since I 'knew the place' (i.e. had been there before). The woods were filled with snow. I chose a route on backroads, CREDIT moi - a good hike. It was the first time I'd used Google Maps for walking. That means that instead of discovering that the road ended at a lake and that we had to retrace our steps, I knew that in advance. A bit of the mystery was denied. Oh, Well. We did get to watch some guys making firewood using a 22-ton hydraulic log-splitter from the trees they'd just felled. Not so romantic, but a joy to watch.

Eating was only OK. Lots of food was always present and visible. I did restrain myself at meals, CREDIT moi. We were in a part of the world where a container marked 'Syrup' meant 'Genuine, made here, Maple Syrup.' We could see the blue containers and plastic piping where the sap was flowing in the woods. The old-fashioned way of boiling the sap for hours to make syrup has been replaced by a reverse osmosis machine. It's not as romantic, but much more efficient. The sky was dark enough that we say Mercury just to the right of Venus in the evening sky.


silverbirch Ouch for horizontal snow. I thought you lived in a mild weather spot on the earth. Just noticed that I've known what battens were my whole life just as I've known the phrase 'batten down the hatches' but hadn't connected the two battens as being the same thing until I read your post. Yay for the brain's ability to keep the same idea in two places as if different.

maryann - Super Kudos for stopping at half a piece of See's Candy. Please, please, please don't let See's expand to the East Coast.

curlyjax - LOL at the thought of dancing around the kitchen for exercise. I was panicked about a 1099 form that I hadn't received but found it amazingly easy to get a duplicate emailed to me.

Beth (bethturnaround) Neat picture of your miter saw. I'm impressed by the lack of clutter.

orange123 - Happy Birthday!! Kudos for feeling gratitude in your life.

Readers -
Quote:

day 6 Find a Diet Coach

what are you thinking?
Are you having sabotaging thoughts about lining up a diet coach? Check to see if any of these thoughts are familiar and use the helpful responses as guides to creating Response Cards for yourself. . . .

Sabotaging Thought: I should be able to do this by myself.
Helpful Response: If I could do it by myself, I'd have already lost weight and kept it off. I need to face the fact that I need help - just as many other people do.

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., The Beck Diet Solution (Pink book), Pg 88.

nationalparker 03-19-2018 08:18 PM

I've been MIA but have been tracking everything, so while it was more food than I needed, it's all on plan and in the WW app. Not the best weekend around our home, a rare tiff between DH and me ... resolved before too long, but I was miffed for a while. Got out on the trail and also got on the bike, not long enough but it had to be "enough" for the time available. ROUGH Monday at work after a staccato night of sleep - terrible brief dreams had me waking up so often, along with one interlude with the coyotes in our side yard - so loud. I sound negative here but just wiped out and need to destress.

silverbirch 03-20-2018 04:20 AM

The wind has dropped, the snow is melting and the car passed the MoT. All reasons to feel a little upbeat.

Food was not too bad yesterday. Exercise was beating up a road from the MoT place on the shore to a university building for a cup of coffee, and then being blown back down again. I had to hold on to my hat. And the chairs in the building were very cold!

Into spring now, technically. Have I told you that there are lambs all around us? That's always nice to see. Also to hear them bleating in the night.

nationalparker, sometimes you just have to do whatever fits into the time available. Credit!

Bill, your Maine weekend sounds lovely and credit for restraining yourself from eating too much. I always find Mercury and Venus quite calming and reassuring.

beth, congrats on the mitre saw stand! Looking good.

orange123, exercise and a healthy breakfast are excellent, as you know! Good foundations.

maryann, throwing that 'potato' away was a very strong thing to do. 'Just wasn't worth it' is a phrase worth remembering. Thanks.

curlyjax, nice pic of you dancing round the kitchen. I should copy you. Long, long ago my exercise was dance routines and it was fun!

Hello to all lurkers. Have a good day.

BillBlueEyes 03-20-2018 05:20 AM

Tuesday - Spring Vernal Equinox (since 4.5 BY B.C.)
 
Diet Coaches/Buddies Welcome Spring!!! Snow is predicted from a Nor'easter tomorrow - perhaps 4-6 inches. Perhaps 0-24 inches. Perhaps none. Cancellations are beginning to roll in. We are the ones to decide whether to postpone our book club Wednesday evening. I hate that job. For some reason, otherwise polite folks feel free to loudly criticize such decisions when they are proven to be unwarranted.

We saw Mercury from our own roof last night. We had to use binoculars and hunt around a bit in the light pollution unlike Maine where it was easily visible with the naked eye. That just sends chills down my spine. I don't know why since Venus is often visible. It's not like I've never seen a planet before. Eating was OK; dinner was whittling down a rotisserie chicken that DW bought to avoid cooking. So I've had my allotment of salt for the week.


silverbirch Bleating lambs is not a sound we hear around here. Congrats to your car for passing the MoT. Happiness comes in small steps.

nationalparker Yay for using a walk on the trail to calm the nerves. It's so amazing that you have coyotes in your side yard.

Readers -
Quote:

day 6 Find a Diet Coach

what are you thinking?
Are you having sabotaging thoughts about lining up a diet coach? Check to see if any of these thoughts are familiar and use the helpful responses as guides to creating Response Cards for yourself. . . .

Sabotaging Thought: I strayed from my diet plan, and I think I gained weight. I don't want to call and tell my diet coach.
Helpful Response: This is the time I need my diet coach most. In a few minutes, I'll probably be glad I called. My diet coach won't criticize me or think poorly of me. If I call, I'll get the practical help and support I need. The reasons to lose weight that I wrote on my Advantages Response Card are still important to me, so I should go ahead and call now.

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., The Beck Diet Solution (Pink book), Pg 88.

curlyjax 03-20-2018 08:36 AM

Credit for going to water aerobics last night. It was much colder out so we all cheerfully complained. I forget how much I love floating in water, and how differently you can move your body in it.
I took a day off today because I have to see a lawyer to get probate started, and I still have to gather documents, a bit last minute. Credits for continuing to plod on with this type of stuff. Some day soon i will get back to planning my food better too.
Bill- I can't believe we are going to have another storm!! Always a tough call to make the cancel or not decision.
Silverbirch- lucky you with lambs frolicking!
Beth- awesome job with the miter saw stand. My DH did some woodworking and would have been quite interestsed.
Orange123- glad you're feeling better.
Maryann- keep us posted with the nutrisystem. I'm about where you are and need to do something different.
Nationalparker- poor night sleep is never any good. we have coyotes howling here too, it freaks me out a bit. And a black bear has been spotted prowling the edges of town. Kind of exciting as long as it keeps its distance from people.

maryann 03-20-2018 09:14 AM

Phone check in. Mid terms plus drama queen students are making it a little rough at school. I hope the new food comes soon. I am two pounds above ticker but worked out yesterday. For today I will not eat as if it is the last hurrah. I will treat my body with respect and keep it healthy,

nationalparker 03-20-2018 08:56 PM

I owe so many personals on here - I'm not being any sort of support and I apologize. Another busy day. A coworker is out on vacation this week and I've taken over his tasks as well and I'm buried but the basics have been covered. No time to get away home at lunch for a mini break, but took 20 minutes after working through lunch to walk around the building and a ton of steps in the auditorium. It is like maze walking to me ... lets me think as I walk up each row and down the next. Whatever works. Got home late and walked the dog in freezing weather with side-blowing snow that didn't last. Started on chicken burrito bowls and that's one meal in our house that uses up so many dishes/pans. Seasoned chicken sauteed, seasoned black beans, cilantro lime rice, pico, chopped lettuce and guac. It seems like it takes forever to get it all together and then bam - dinner is over quickly :) Everything except the rice, guac and a few tortilla chips were 0 points on ww. I know it was more than 0 calories but still good to know it was on plan.

Happy spring. And fingers crossed we actually GET it before long.

bethturnaround 03-20-2018 11:27 PM

Hi everyone!

My post last night didn't post :-(. I'll be sure to check more carefully night.

As of this morning, I am down 35 lbs (I'll update my ticker this evening). According to my program, I'm down 27. That makes sense--I started dieting 10 days before starting the program so I got a big whoosh, and I weigh myself first thing in the morning. My program weight is at 5:30 with clothes on--it's always about 4 lbs higher than my morning weight.

I'm really falling down on exercise although I'm still doing well with my food. I've got something going on every evening this week--I just seem to "not get to" the exercise piece. I know I have to make time for it--it won't just magically appear. So I guess that's my challenge right now.

I had my weight management class tonight. The topic was carb detectives. This program focuses on low carb food plans--both for weight loss and weight maintenance. Even while acknowledging it's not the right program for everyone, they point out it is the right program for many insulin resistant people--and that fits many people who are dealing with obesity.

nationalparker: I'm glad weight watchers is giving you structure. Hope it calms down and warms up for you.

maryann: Did you get your delivery? Credit for the work out!

curlyjax: Big credit for water aerobics. And big credit for dealing with the hard stuff you need to do right now. :hug:

BillBlueEyes: My son is in NJ and he tells me they're just going to close the state for a day due to the weather. I don't think he was joking. I hope you don't get slammed too badly. I'm envious of the planet gazing. I think I'm going to try and make that happen for us this year.

silverbirch: Lambs are wonderful--little baby animals just bring out the gooey in me. Credit for a tough walk in the wind!

--Beth

BillBlueEyes 03-21-2018 06:10 AM

Wednesday - The French civil code, the Code Napoleon, adopted (1804)
 
Diet Coaches/Buddies Went to bed tired from events - not from exercise. The good news: I was able to get the missing IRS Form 1099 from the Fidelity website; I found my passport carefully hidden with a stash of Euros after looking for a week; our trip to our accountant went smoothly, despite finding out that the new tax law means that the tax benefits of charitable contributions is removed; found a parking place in our accountant's section of Boston that yields them reluctantly. The bad news: Fidelity Investments failed to send me IRS Form 1099 because my address wasn't verified, despite sending me a statement each month to the place where I've lived for decades; Fidelity security wanted to verify my address by sending a text message to my landline which, quite pleased with itself, ignores such nonsense, but wouldn't let me add my cell phone, which also quite pleased with itself does accept text message, to my account because my address wasn't verified; the Avis website doesn't like me; my HP printer still isn't printing. All First-World problems, I know, but the kind that grind into the spirit. Now to go plan for Nor'easter Toby who is predicted to dump 8-12 inches of snow that will break the old March record.

Eating was OK. I made dinner from the appetizers after a lecture; tried to balance the cheese and crackers with really good fresh fruit. The lecture was about 37-thousand-year-old art. Humans have been artists just forever. The cave drawings recently discovered in France rival those long ago discovered in Spain. Yay for humans being creative long before they bothered discovering the wheel.


maryann - LOL at "I will not eat as if it is the last hurrah."

nationalparker Neat to create a maze issue to help you stay with your walking in the auditorium. When you need support during your busy season, be grateful that you're not an accountant during the month before taxes are due. Kudos for posting despite being so busy.

curlyjax - Sending supportive thoughts for the pain of dealing with a lawyer for probate. Kudos for continuing with water aerobics to sooth the body and soul.

Beth (bethturnaround) Congrats on those 27 pounds gone - by determination and consistent, hard work. Low carb is hard with all the pastas and sweets offered at every turn.

Readers -
Quote:

day 6 Find a Diet Coach
Once I have a diet coach who is
regularly supporting me and helping
me, dieting will be easier.
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., The Beck Diet Solution (Pink book), Pg 89.

curlyjax 03-21-2018 08:53 AM

quick wave coaches. The meeting with the lawyer went well, very nice woman who was easy to talk to. I also made contact with the accountant who sounded a bit frazzled- i'm sure they hate this time of year! but I'm on track with that as well. Now I need to send my financial aid documents to one more college and then other stuff can wait a bit. I'm so grateful to be able to afford to hire people to do this stuff.
I bought a ready made stirfry from Whole Foods yesterday (minus any protein) and may whisk out to get a rotisserie chicken before the storm hits. Wave to all!

nationalparker 03-21-2018 10:34 PM

Hello, coaches! At least with the workday and evenings being jam-packed, the week is moving along toward the weekend. How did you folks fare in line for the 101st Nor'easter?

Got home late and wanted to just talk DH into going to Panera for dinner so I didn't have to prep the veg, cook, clean up ... but then thought, "I have everything and the baguette will be stale tomorrow..." decided on homemade spicy chicken and ditalini soup (like Carrabba's) and heated up the baguette. The whole soup except for the ditalini was 0 points on ww and the baguette was 4 for 2 oz.

Despite staying on plan, weight up nearly two pounds today. I'm so beyond frustrated I am just going to stick with eating healthfully in normal portions and see how it shakes out. I can't figure it out and it's totally getting in my head.

Hoping to get in for an eye appt. tomorrow if I can get out of work a bit early. If not, I'll make an appt for next week. Our taxes are on the plan for the weekend. We keep a folder of everything that's needed through the year, then print whatever forms we need and then do a crosscheck before starting. I want to get them rolling now.

bethturnaround 03-21-2018 11:43 PM

Hi everyone!

I intended to exercise today but instead said 'yes' when DH asked if I wanted to put the new shelf unit together for the garage. We did some reorganization since the new rack will be behind the trash bins, so it'll be for less frequently accessed items. (We needed somewhere to store all the woodworking tools we've been accumulating)

Bill--you'd be impressed at how neat our garage is. DH used to clean the garage for an afternoon every couple of months. Then I stepped in and it took us 2 weekends (plus some nights) to clean the garage. But it's pretty much stayed that way until we moved. And when we moved, all those labelled plastic boxes stayed labeled :-)

DH did some carrying today for me--clothes that don't fit to the basement, and the current size to upstairs. I'll have to try things on to see what fits and what doesn't--it'll be like living in a changing room at a store!

However, garage work or not, I have to start exercising--I'm really not doing so at all. I've got to work through that and make it happen. Eating on plan isn't enough. I'm also not sure I got enough water in today. Will have to starting tracking that more carefully.

--Beth

silverbirch 03-22-2018 05:40 AM

Quick post. Credit for fitting in exercise when I got in yesterday evening!

Today is off to a poor start as the surgery (=doctor's office) has lost my prescription and I'll have to go back again. It was closed for training when I called to collect it yesterday afternoon. Every time I go there something goes wrong. So I should be pleased they are taking training seriously.

I have eaten a second breakfast partly because of this. Regrettable but there we are.

I will walk to the end of the road and back today (quiet little workout to keep things moving along).

Good luck, everyone. Try to stick to the high road.

BillBlueEyes 03-22-2018 06:51 AM

Thursday - Persia is renamed Iran (1935)
 
Diet Coaches/Buddies Exercise was chase the DGD day (two and a half years old!!!). She showed me her notebook - a cherished gift because it came in a purple pouch decorated with a unicorn. "I can write in it," she said proudly showing me her 'signature'. I admired the heart on her shirt. "It's not a shirt, Granddad, it's a sweatshirt." This getting corrected for sheer ignorance starts early. Conversation goes non-stop with no hesitation on her part. I have to pause to think because my brain just isn't as fast as hers. We changed plans to stay at her house to avoid round trip driving in the forecasted heavy snow. The snow never arrived.

The evening ended with the snow not here yet. Alas, we had postponed our book club due to the threats. Right this minute, there is a light dusting of snow falling. 5-8 inches is still predicted. Anticipating snow is a drag. Eating was OK; not great because of an unplanned afternoon snack. Have to spend some time today getting ready to travel to Washington, D.C., for a memorial service this weekend.


silverbirch Kudos for a little workout when that's what's possible.

nationalparker This is indeed the weather for homemade soup. Good luck with your taxes; it feels so good when it's done.

curlyjax - Yay for hiring people to tend to financial stuff. Latest on Nor'easter Toby: It's still coming.

Beth (bethturnaround) Yep, I'm impressed with the thought of an organized garage. Thanks for reminding me that it takes time to get organized. I just sit and wish my basement would take care of itself.

Readers -
Quote:

day 7 Arrange Your Environment

I find it difficult to have junk food staring me in the face. At home, I make sure it's all on a high shelf in a cupboard or in the freezer. I don't keep food in my office or in my car because I don't always have the mental energy to resist urges to eat - particularly at the end of the workday. The dieters with whom I work also have found this practice to be a valuable strategy for losing weight and maintaining their weight loss.

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., The Beck Diet Solution (Pink book), Pg 90.

maryann 03-22-2018 10:28 AM

Phone check in.

Day 1 turbo start breakfast was a 2 inch diameter chocolate muffin. I declared to my boys "This will be great. " I am acting my why into right thinking. The truth is I am happy to have started on a new venture even with reservations. I have already learned in one sitting somethingabout portion control. Truth is I am not hungry just with one meal. We'll see what the long run brings.

ckb02ckb 03-22-2018 01:58 PM

I had never heard of the Beck diet until stumbling across it on this site. I'm trying to lose weight this time without some wild diet with a bunch of restrictions. So obviously, I'm super curious and digging through these forums for more information. I found the Beck diet site on Facebook and am already in love with the daily motivational quote. Thankful to have this forum and such a wonderful support network.

bethturnaround 03-22-2018 10:48 PM

Hi everyone!

So, I had to work downtown today and also go to a bar after work. (Yeah, rough life, but it's expected).

So, I walked the almost-mile from work to the bar, and walked the mile from the bar to the train station to go home. (I missed my train and had to take a Lyft, but even so, I got some walking in, and I've been negligent about that!)

While out, I drank a carafe of water by myself (and then asked for a refill) and ate one of my bars. I enjoyed the smell of the fried calamari and other things, but didn't indulge at all. And since I drank water nonstop, I know I got my 64 oz in today.

ckb02ckb: Welcome! The Beck books are available on Amazon (of course), including as e-books. What meal plan are you following?

maryann: How did the rest of your day go? Is the food tasty? It's been amazing to me how much more I was eating than I needed.

BillBlueEyes: I love hearing about your granddaughter. Sounds like you didn't get your snow exercise, though!

silverbirch: A walk on a quiet road sounds really pleasant.

BillBlueEyes 03-23-2018 06:38 AM

Welcome ckb02ckb
 
:welcome: ckb02ckb :welcome:

And, on the occasion of your first post, :wel3fc:

Neat that you discovered Dr. Beck's books by finding this forum on 3FC.

How did you discover 3 Fat Chicks?

BillBlueEyes 03-23-2018 06:43 AM

Friday - Lewis and Clark begin their return journey east (1806, Fort Clatsop)
 
Diet Coaches/Buddies Alas, we had no snow yesterday, either. Schools and businesses had shuttered. Events were cancelled - just to make a free day for us all. I had lunch with old friends where I had fish; avoided the FREE fried onion rings; ate only half the whole wheat seeded bun; and ate a green salad. CREDIT moi for doing well at a restaurant.

Walked, CREDIT moi, to the library to pick up a book of photographs from space, View From Above: An Astronaut Photographs the World by Commander Terry Virts. I'll learn how to take pictures from the Space Shuttle - just in case I get selected for a future mission. It wasn't difficult to reserve a car in Washington, D.C. for this weekend; I just had to pay a surcharge because it was Spring Break. Uber has caused dynamic pricing to be used everywhere. I'll be offweb until Monday. Have a good weekend.


onebyone Waving. You'd find artistic inspirations from the photographs of astronauts in the book I mentioned. Hope all is going well for you.

maryann - Yay for an eating plan that calls for a chocolate muffin for breakfast.

Beth (bethturnaround) Continue to admire how you savor the smells of good food while sticking to your plan. Yay for walking to and fro.

ckb02ckb - Neat that you already know that you don't want "some wild diet with a bunch of restrictions." That's such a good start. Glad that you've joined us.

Readers -
Quote:

day 7 Arrange Your Environment

It's especially important to avoid environmental triggers when you're first starting your diet. "Out of sight, out of mind" is a good policy right now. Although you won't necessarily have to reduce environmental triggers forever, you may decide, as I have, that you prefer to keep certain foods out of sight even after you've lost weight. Today, I'd like you to prepare your home and work environments by putting tempting foods where you won't easily see them - and by putting wholesome foods allowed by your diet in plain view.

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., The Beck Diet Solution (Pink book), Pg 90.

curlyjax 03-23-2018 07:31 AM

two nights ago I went to bed hungry and i survived:) I don't think I ate supper that night- I was partially sequestered in my room ticked off at DD, and also absorbed on the computer. A great reminder that i can deal with hunger, and I can not emotionally eat. I'm going to need to accept the fact that I will be hungry on occasion if I really want to shake some of this weight. As long as I don't get to that nauseous feeling of hunger I can cope, a great reminder.
Bill- sorry you have another memorial service to go to. Can't believe DGD is 2 1/2 already!
Beth- great job walking and drinking (water I mean:)- you are doing so great!
ckb02ckb- welcome!
wave to all- i'm going to make myself do my leg exercises right now, i have been terrible about them.

maryann 03-23-2018 10:16 AM

Good Morning, Coaches.

I did very well for the first day of Nutrisystem. The novelty is fun: "Open package two for dinner." I was not hungry at all and since yesterday was a shrink day, I was relieved to not have to go into the kitchen for more than a moment. (Thursday night the boys go out for pizza.) I am going to learn a lot about my eating habits, I can tell. I feel like i am starting ahead of the game because I was already drink the water and don't drink alcohol. They only negative was a "powerboost" thing I was suppose to put in my water and it made me sick. I think it had caffeine and I had already had my allotment. Weight is a pound up from ticker which is great because after a fancy dinner I was scraping the sealing of the 160s.

I am also going back to the basics of Beck. I ate my little muffin at the table with my son. I have not been eating at the dinner table.

curlyjax: you re abolutely right. It takes being willing to go to bed a little hungry to lose weight.
Beth: credit for the walking and the water. We should carry around celebration fanfares in our phones and blare them when we do great but anonymous things.
BBE: Safe travels to D.C.
Welcome: ck02ckb. I have found a great deal of peace here in my struggles with food. The pink Beck book really helped me in the beginning.

maryann 03-23-2018 07:44 PM

Late night check in. I have one product left to eat with veggies. I continue not hungry. I have to choose a veggie dinner - no meat Fridays. Exercise at the gym was light. The program says I should take it easy with the first week. Will do.super glad it is Saturday tomorrow.

bethturnaround 03-24-2018 12:32 AM

Hi everyone!

Food on plan. No exercise. I don't think I've even left the house today, actually.

I did start sorting out bins of clothes in preparation for trying things on. The only thing I don't seem to have are slacks--I don't like any of the pairs I found in storage--just too wide of legs. The tops, jackets/cardigans I found are all gorgeous, though, as well as a couple of nice dresses. So, I will be going shopping, but only for slacks--and probably only a couple of pairs.

maryann: Sounds like you're doing great with the nutrisystem.

curlyjax: I'm sorry things were tense with DD. It must be so hard for all of you. Going to bed hungry is hard--but as Beck says, hunger is not an emergency.

BillBlueEyes: Definitely credit for doing well at a restaurant! It's hard when there are so many delicious sounding choices!


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