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BillBlueEyes 03-01-2018 06:03 AM

Beck Diet For Life/Solution – March 2018 – Support, Discussion, Buddy/Coach
Welcome to the discussion group, support group, Diet Coach group, Diet Buddy group relating to the two books by Dr. Judith S. Beck:and the first bookThe Beck Diet Solution is a psychological program, not a food plan. It provides a step-by-step program to learn specific techniques to stay on our diet, lose weight, and maintain our weight loss for life. The program is based on Dr. Beck's clinical research in Cognitive Therapy (CT).

The Complete Beck Diet for Life expands the earlier work and includes a food plan with suggested menus. From the cover:
With The Complete Beck Diet for Life you'll discover the 5 stages of successful dieting and maintenance. You'll learn how to motivate yourself, give yourself credit for every change you make, create time and energy for dieting, and handle hunger and cravings. Dr. Beck eases you into changing one step at a time. You'll master one task before moving on to the next. And you'll learn techniques to deal with challenging situations, such as sticking with ou plan at celebrations and dealing with "food pushers." With Dr. Beck's skills, you'll achieve a lifetime of healthful eating and lifelong motivation.
This is a place to discuss the Beck strategies and our daily efforts, to receive and provide support, and, for some of us, is where we serve as on-line diet buddy (coach) to each other.

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BillBlueEyes 03-01-2018 06:08 AM

Thursday - Peace Corps established (John F. Kennedy, 1961)
Diet Coaches/Buddies – Exercise was chasing the 29-month-old DGD, CREDIT moi. She blew my mind in a discussion when I got her up from her nap. DW had placed a thin blanket over the crib to make a 'tent' - much to the kid's delight. When I went in, she was poking out of one corner, being careful to keep the tent intact. We chatted after I took her out about what was to happen next. She came up with, "If I were to get back in the tent . . ." - my jaw dropped. How does one pick up that level of English? How long would I have to study Spanish before I could create that sentence? Fortunately, her climbing skills aren't so outrageous. She still hasn't realized that she's tall enough to easily throw herself over the edge of the portable Pack-and-Play crib device where she naps.

Eating was OK - CREDIT moi. DW served a chunk of grilled Cod with a monster heap of Curly Kale - "Just eat it; it's good for you." Off plan foods are scarce around here so I just plug away.

Joy (gardenerjoy) – A light eating day" is always a good thing.

silverbirch – Ouch for having to taxi folks when the snows are howling. Your weather seems as inconsistent as ours.

maryann - Congrats on "Two solid pounds down."

nationalparker – LOL at your "bird and bunny sanctuary" - Cottonwoods make such good material for nests - particularly Baltimore Orioles. Hope that whole body soreness eases.

Beth (bethturnaround) – Congrats for cleaning up your ebook library. My dream is to have a file of all the books in the house. If you ever hear of an App that can scan ISBN's to create such a file, let me know.

Mary (mam1958) - You should be safe from the rising oceans out near Springfield. By-the-by, to purchase my Nissan Leaf electric car, I had to go all the way out to South Hadley where I'd never been before. They had more choices because "it's an area where folks think green." Kudos for "11,460 steps" - that's moving.

Readers -

day 6 Find a Diet Coach

Here's what your diet coach can do: . . .

Help you take a more useful perspective. Imagine your diet coach looking over your shoulder at times when your resolve is weak. When you consider straying from your food plan, think to yourself, What would my coach say to me now? Doing so can help you better stick to your plan.

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., The Beck Diet Solution (Pink book), Pg 85.

silverbirch 03-01-2018 07:08 AM

:wave: About to do a full body workout.

gardenerjoy 03-01-2018 08:39 AM

Yesterday was our "Christmas" celebration with my brother -- we made it happen on our third attempt. No illness or bad weather to keep it from happening. We ended up at a pizza place. I kept the food to my usual one slice of pizza and a salad, but added a glass of chianti for celebratory purposes. Good enough if it only happens once a year.

Weigh-in: +0.55 kg, Exercise: +25, 1000/1000 minutes for February

mam1958: I've been all the way through the Beck Solution book a couple of times. It's very helpful when new people come in and post how they are doing with each concept so I get a review.

silverbirch: I heard about the snowstorms in Europe on the news. We rarely get reports of European weather so it must be very dramatic.

BillBlueEyes: There are apps to scan ISBNs. Android or iOS? This article might help either way: https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs...r-home-library I usually get just about far enough to know there are tools for cataloging my library but never far enough to commit to actually doing it.

millie56 03-01-2018 04:06 PM

I'm back been gone from here for a long time. Got out the Beck pink book and starting over yet again. Weighed today and at 176.2. Have had only planned food so far today. Want/need to write a new advantages response card. Hope I can stay on track this time and get to my goal weight.

mam1958 03-01-2018 04:27 PM

Hey everyone,

8,500 steps today. Alot of those were up and down stairs so still happy with the #. Went to dr. today she was very happy with me all my #'s are going down. BP was Awesome 112/72.

Billblueeyes South Hadley is the next town over from me. Your little one gave me a good chuckle.

millie I am new just starting the book for the first time. Really enjoying it and putting the program to use.

gardenjoy Christmas sounded great. Good job with the eating. I see you like ebooks. I am a big reader 2 to 3 books a week. I just can't get an ebook. I like the feel of a book in my hand.

I am melting away.


nationalparker 03-01-2018 08:53 PM

Gosh darn it I just lost my post through stupidity. Stayed on plan today - now will brew a cup of tea. I had a very satisfying veggie dinner.

Bill - I know a lot of adults who don't know how to use the subjunctive tense, kudos for modeling that for your DGD.

Millie - Welcome back! I remember you from earlier - with a diff avatar :) Good luck!

Mary - Sounds like you get in a ton of steps and stairs in your work. Great news from the dr. - credits for that!

bethturnaround 03-01-2018 11:33 PM

Hi everyone!

How did it get to be March? Bill, you're the one who starts new threads, so I'm blaming you for the new month.

I'm getting organized for our departure--turned an unworn scarf into an infinity scarf tonight, got a pedicure (since I'll be wearing sandals in Mexico). Also learned that I have no capris that fit well. I have some that are too big and some that are too small, but none that are "just right"

I'm still messing with my ebook collection--now getting them onto my iPad, which required clearing many other things from my iPad, including two earlier ereader apps. I really didn't need all my books on my iPad in Stanza, Marvin, and Kindle! (and now Calibre Companion) I don't know that I need all my books on my iPad at all, but I want them there! (I'm about 1/3 there--of 1800 ebooks)

Credit--weighed today (slightly down), took my meds (I struggle with that sometimes), sugar (slightly down). Not enough movement. I really have to figure that out--working from home is so sedenary--even worse than working in an office.

nationalparker: On plan and tea--sounds like a great combination (don't you hate it when you lose your post--I've had that happen, too)

mam1958: Congrats on your numbers! That's really the most important thing--how the losing affects the health. My blood pressure has gone down quite a bit in the last 2 months--not sure yet about my other lab work. I'm looking forward to having it checked, though!

millie: Hi! I'm looking forward to getting to know you. I know what it's like to lose your way and then come back.

joy: I hope your celebration with your brother filled your heart with joy and built a special memory. Siblings are so special.

silverbirch: Hope your work out was great!

BillBlueEyes: I love hearing about your GDD! We used LibraryThings for our physical books. We had a small mouse-like scanner, but you could use your phone. I think we started ours before we had iPhones :-). Ours isn't up to date anymore, though, because we didn't really track the 20 or so boxes of books we donated before moving.

Welcome to March, everyone!


BillBlueEyes 03-02-2018 04:57 AM

Friday - Dr. Seuss born (1904, Springfield, Massachusetts)
Diet Coaches/Buddies – Walk, CREDIT moi, included dropping off four books at a micro-library. I took none - even though I fondled the story of Roy Cohn, Citizen Cohn, the right wing guy who helped Senator Joe McCarthy during the red scare of the fifties. It's a small step forward for me to leave a book that would interest me for the simple reason that my stack is already too high. When the time comes, I'll go find it.

Eating was OK, CREDIT moi. Dinner was chicken grilled on the deck outside the kitchen door - before covering the grill in preparation for the incoming Nor'easter today. The predictions are for high winds and heavy rain over four tide cycles, giving four opportunities for the coastal areas to be flooded. We have a concert tonight that will require serious rain gear.

Joy (gardenerjoy) – Merry Christmas to you, your brother, and family. [Thanks for the link to Apps to catalog my books. My hope is that once I know what I have, I'll feel free to let most of it go - think like the library is my extended storage facility.]

silverbirch – Hope the stories of serious icy cold in your vicinity are exaggerated.

nationalparker – A cup of tea is a great reward for an onplan day.

millie56 - Neat that you're restarting the Pink Book since that what's being quoted right now. Like Joy (gardenerjoy), I find the review helpful. Welcome back.

Beth (bethturnaround) – Had to google infinity scarf - quite a variety out there. Congrats for getting your wardrobe in place for your journey to Mexico. [Thanks for the LibraryThings pointer - another option.]

Mary (mam1958) - Congrats on "I am melting away."

Readers -

day 6 Find a Diet Coach
tip!Whenever your diet
coach says something help-
ful, record it in your diet
notebook so you'll be able
to refer to it in the future.
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., The Beck Diet Solution (Pink book), Pg 85.

curlyjax 03-02-2018 07:30 AM

Quick wave coaches. My DH's memorial service is tomorrow, we put it off a bit to make sure family could come etc. The weather is sounding a bit scary, with high winds and torrential rains at times for today and tonight. Relatives are traveling today and tomorrow so i'm crossing my fingers there aren't problems for any of them, and praying we don't lose power. Scary for me to deal with storms myself but that is reality now. I just want to get this memorial over with. So thankful for my church folks who are helping me with all the pieces. I have a little bit more to do today but then i'll be set. Wave to all!

nationalparker 03-02-2018 07:38 PM

Confession: I want more results for on-plan days. Greedy. But honest. On plan so far today ... dinner is ready except for the last step of adding the eggs to the frittata, waiting for DH to get home from work. His days are getting longer and he's getting more dissatisfied/frustrated. At least we're heading into the weekend and I think he's off both days. Still sunny when I got off work, so I headed out on the trail with our dog for a good brisk walk. I was bundled up like it was 20 degrees even though it was upper 30s but I stayed warm and happy.

CurlyJax - I hope this storm doesn't affect your husband's memorial service and that your family and friends are able to get there. How stressful to have to deal with this on top of the stress of the memorial itself. I know you don't like storms (I'm the same) and wishing you strength through all of this.

Bill - I hope you've remained safe through your travel to the concert tonight - was it still on? And the elec? I thought of you when I bought USA blueberries the other day. Promptly forgot them in the fridge, so they, along with fresh raspberries and apple slices, will be the side to our frittata.

Mary - You, too, must be getting pounded with that storm! It's hitting a trifecta of our thread's members! What have you found the most helpful so far in your weight loss journey?

Maryann - Hopefully you've arrived at Friday evening fairly unscathed from the workweek. When you do finally retire, your school will be facing a solid loss.

Silverbirch - How did you fare with the winter storm, or are you still in its grip? With the sunshine here today, I'm looking forward to a bit of a splurge at the market this weekend on a small group of fresh tulips for the dining room table. I love hearing about your gardening. I am looking forward to more time for that one day.

maryann 03-02-2018 10:07 PM

Good Evening, Coaches.

Credit for weighing in today even though I knew the number would be high. I was at the Sacramento King's game last night. Our concierge seats come with buffet. It was what it was and the scale was a pound higher. All in all, I count a success a day that included me listening to the shrink when i don't want to listen, rewarding myself with my favorite consignment boutique instead of more food, and a date night with hubby.

I called in for a half day - using some of my bazillion hours of sick leave. Kids don't suffer because it is just my lunch and prep. I get to rest which I need to do as i adjust to another change in meds. I was on plan until a little peanut butter sounded reasonable. My powers of justification are amazing. Oh well. The kitchen is now closed.

Slow and steady. I have to remain slow and steady. Being with my kids feels vulnerable. They had an amazing time reading their screenplays - incredibly creative. The last was four pages of a musical on the Great Depression opening with the death of a beloved dog Charco in the coal mines of Kentucky and a miner sing "O Charco" to the tune of "O Danny Boy" as the dog was cremated Hindu style on a raft floating into a lake. The parody (Mel Brooks style) had me rolling on the ground.

This is all good but I get exhausted - like after a performance. Puttered this evening with the boys at a track meet. Fiddled with my wardrobe which now fits my size - nice. In the consignment store I bought a great short, black fitted casual jacket levi style. I took it to the dry cleaners and they called - seems there was a silver dollar in the pocket. Ironic because I bought the jacket for a dollar.

BBE: Books for you. Clothes for me.

Great to hear you are doing the deal, Mary and Millie. Nationalparker: There isn't one of us who doesn't think we should lose faster. Beth's experience is so helpful. She is on 800 calories a day and averaging 2.5 pounds. I eat nearly twice that.

I so appreciate hearing about everybody's details. They make this journey so much easier.

bethturnaround 03-03-2018 12:19 AM

Hi coaches!

I'm doing last minute printing of things such as 'map from airport to hotel'. Since we leave for the airport in 20 minutes for our red eye, that's pretty last minute. Even from O'Hare, our choice was a red eye or a layover in Mexico City. We picked the direct flight, even as a red eye. At least our trip back is more reasonable.

I had to pack a much bigger suitcase than normally in order to bring my ready-to-drink shakes--and have to check it. It's weird to 'travel heavy' after learning that 1 carry-on suitcase is enough for any trip, regardless of length.

I'm really apprehensive, even anxious, about having 1 meal a day of 'real food', after 7 weeks of meal replacements only. However, my BFF reminded me that my stomach has probably shrunk, I won't be able to eat much, and I'm unlikely to lose my self-control, given how little I'm likely to be able to eat before being full. After the strong structure of this plan, I'm just nervous about 'being on my own', even though the dietitian and I came up with a plan for that single daily meal.

curlyjax, I'll be thinking of you tomorrow.

maryann, You're right--even at 2.5 lbs a week, I think I should lose faster. (The doctor and dietitian don't agree--they're perfectly pleased with my progress)

I'll probably do quick checkins while I'm gone.


silverbirch 03-03-2018 03:21 AM

Good morning. Everything you've heard about the bad weather here is true. The ferocious winds around our house have dropped a bit now, thank goodness, and the snow has mostly blown away. Friends and family elsewhere are snowed in with no water, no power etc etc. There's been some damage around and about and I got very cold mending some of it yesterday. I didn't realise how cold until very much later. I'd eaten food with sugar, not thinking why, but it was obviously to try to warm up. Eventually I got a hot water bottle and that changed things dramatically. Such a good invention. Am typing this with one on my lap.

Our weather changes quite a lot from week to week which is probably why British people are always talking about the weather. It's the same with extreme cold - here today and gone tomorrow so we don't get used to dealing with it and that's why it has such a big effect. I'm keen for it to stop now though.

curlyjax, I hope everything goes well today. I'll be thinking of you.

mam1958 03-03-2018 05:35 AM

Hey everyone,

I was lucky with the storm we only had rain. Also high winds which woke me up at 4 am on a Saturday. YUK!!

Luckily no power outage or damage around me. In the Berkshires trees down and more snow. (Only half an hour from me.) I was in the middle of the storm area.

silverbirsh England is on my bucketlist. Loved Diana...:love::love:

bethturnaround hope your trip goes well. I too am traveling for first time since starting a little nervous cause I won't be able to plan my meals. Aunt and Uncle present for my retirement. But they know I am doing this program so I hope it can be worked out alright.

maryann love the Kitchen is Closed.

nationalparker walk with your dog sounds wonderful. I grew up with dogs love them but DH has asthma so no dog. Cats don't bother him though so I have Misty our buddy.

curlyjax so sorry for your loss.

billblueeyes how did you make out with this storm? The pictures on the news are horrible. Was the concert cancelled?

I am melting away....


BillBlueEyes 03-03-2018 07:45 AM

Saturday - George Bizet’s Carmen premieres (1875, Opéra-Comique, Paris)
Diet Coaches/Buddies – Walked, CREDIT moi, to the subway in strong, wind driven rain. About halfway there, without choice, I had to fold my umbrella under my arm to let the rain hit my face. Few people were on the streets; the subway, itself, carried less than half its normal Friday-night crowd. The concert played on despite the weather - to a half-empty house. Telemann's St. Luke Passion was new to me. There were melodies to be remembered; a soprano who sang like an angel; and a full chorus of enthusiastic singers. I'm not used to hearing anything sung in German. It's not a melodic language, such as Italian.

Eating was on plan, CREDIT moi, helped by being out for the evening. At the supermarket, I learned an amazing fact about dried figs: they're seasonal! I asked if the ones that I wanted would be in stock later, "Yep, in November." The soft dried figs are seasonal; the hard dried figs are year-round. I've never noticed because I only eat dried figs on my morning cereal in winter when fresh fruits aren't in season.

silverbirch – I'd forgotten about hot water bottles. Don't even know if we have one. They were given to me as a kid but I no longer remember what they were used for. Glad that you, also, survived unreasonable winds.

maryann - I do know about, "My powers of justification are amazing." Kudos for keeping on.

nationalparker – I, too, wish the pounds would melt away faster.

curlyjax - Will be thinking of you and your kids today having your DH's memorial service. The rain seems to be over, so that won't be an added burden. I'll be at a memorial service, myself, this afternoon.

Beth (bethturnaround) – Waving toward Mexico. Hope your red-eye worked out. A layover in Mexico City doesn't sound that inviting. You'll do fine with your one meal a day substitution for your prepared foods.

Mary (mam1958) - Yep, you were lucky to only have rain; the snow must have been just to the West.

Readers -

day 6 Find a Diet Coach

How to Find a Diet Coach

Decide whom you'd like to be your diet coach and line up that person now. You might not need your coach's help at this point to assist you in implementing the tasks in the program. And you might not need the inspiration your coach can provide during the first few weeks of dieting, when your motivation is high. But you will need a diet coach at some point. Lining up your diet coach now is important because I've found that a dieter is much less likely to try to find a coach once he or she has hit a rough patch and is feeling discouraged - which is the time, of course, when the coach is needed most.

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., The Beck Diet Solution (Pink book), Pg 85.

curlyjax 03-03-2018 09:00 AM

Whew! Survived the storm with no problems, so thankful. Maybe DH is pulling some strings for us:)Glad you Bill and Mary did too. I had a nice family dinner last night with brother in laws and I feel like I slept well enough. Its going to be a long day but it will be good to see so many familiar faces at the church. Then another family dinner with DH cousins etc then its done! Thanks for your supportive thoughts.
Beth- have a great vacation! Good time to go.

maryann 03-03-2018 02:41 PM

Curleyjax: thinking of you and yr children today. I know that love will surround you all and lighten the burden.

Silverbirch: hang in there. This storm shall pass.

Check in from phone. Waiting outside for DS adjudication in piano. Very nervous this morning but credit for walking through it remembering it is not about me but him.

He has a theory test afterwards. Historically it has taken a couple of hours to finish so I am going to use the time for a walk.

Weight at ticker.

Good luck to travelers. You know how to do this. You have proven you both can lose weight. Think of the people who haven't the skills you have

BillBlueEyes 03-04-2018 06:49 AM

Sunday - King Charles II grants charter to William Penn (1681, Pennsylvania)
Diet Coaches/Buddies – Spent a long afternoon at a memorial service that drew friends and admirers from around the country and from Europe. The kids were honest about life at home with a man called 'irascible.' Healing took place right in front of us. It was different from the glossing over of any rough spots that seems to be the norm for memorial services. Healing continued during the reception as several folks talked about what they wish they'd been allowed to say at their parents' services.

I declared the food at the reception to be half of dinner and subsequently had about half of a normal dinner, CREDIT moi. DW and I watched Sacco and Vanzetti for my class tomorrow. It's getting wearing seeing the times that our criminal justice system didn't work. Being an Italian immigrant in Massachusetts in 1920 wasn't a great deal.

maryann - Yep, Kudos, indeed, for "remembering it is not about me but him."

curlyjax - Thought of you all day with your many events with relatives and supporters. Continuing to send support thoughts.

Beth (bethturnaround) – Ondulación. Ten un buen viaje.

Readers -

day 6 Find a Diet Coach

How to Find a Diet Coach

If you're not sure whom to select, consider doing the following:

Enlist the help of a close friend or family member. It isn't necessary to select someone who has had experience with dieting. It's more important to choose someone who is positive; good at problem solving; and truly supportive, motivating, and proud of you.

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., The Beck Diet Solution (Pink book), Pg 85.

mam1958 03-04-2018 07:49 AM

Hey everyone,

Yesterday was a good eating day. Exercise not so much.
Spent too much time on my computer.. Love to research and read so I get sucked in and before I know it 2 hrs have passed. have to start timing myself.

Exercise during week is easy cause of work. Put tons of steps in.

Went to Marley's (DN) basketball game yesterday. Fun to talk with family.

Went shopping and bought the food for this weeks planned meals. Gonna roast a batch of sweet potatoes today for the week and cook some chicken on the grill for salads for the week. Plan ahead..

Billblueeyes I like Chinese figs. They are dry sweet and chunchy great snack.

curlyjax continued prayers for you.

maryann great idea for a walk to ease your nerves and also get your exercise in.

I am melting away.


maryann 03-04-2018 02:33 PM

Good Morning, Coaches.

DS finished his grueling recital and three hour theory examine. I didn't get the walk in because of the weather. It hailed right here in the central valley. Crazy. Truth be told any form of wet from the sky is desperately needed. I was anxious all day yesterday, probably from past experiences with the adjudication. I ran around from place to place shopping or trying to shop for what ever. I spent very little money but the mania part was very painful. We took my mom to the King's basketball game and she really enjoyed it. Some of my anxiety resulted in attacking the dessert bar. I am 1 pound over ticker but know it will go back down this week.

Today I will exercise with stairmaster and weights. I will read some the book I committed to for Lent - my Life with the Saints by Father Martin. DS was reading it and i told him he wasn't allowed to read about Saints. usually the books about fanatics who live on a grain of rice. He said this one was different and it is. I will log my food into MFP/

Mary, good job planning food for the week. It helps so much keeping on track.

BBE: I can't do the depressing injustice thing. i feel too powerless. I just focus on my little world in my classroom. There can be respect and equality there.

nationalparker 03-04-2018 04:15 PM

I'm popping in quick to send hellos all around. The sun is out, the marketing is done and put away. DH is at a movie and I'm going to hit the trail with my book on tape and the pooch. It's cool enough for a jacket outside in the breeze - snow coming on Wednesday so I'd better not get ahead of my seasons. Decorated for Easter/spring yesterday. DH realized that the house is decorated for each holiday JUST YESTERDAY. Thank goodness he's not in the FBI. WOW. Oh well, I do it for me, not him, thank goodness. Ha. Food has been on plan except for popcorn that I used bonus weekly points for. Weight is not moving. Frustration is mounting, but sticking with the course. I'm starting to second guess myself again. If I don't get out now, I won't walk, so will come back to personals tonight.

CurlyJax - I'm so glad that all went well for your DH's memorial. I hope the good memories keep rising and slowly the sad ones will come less often. I know you'll have so, so many reminders the next few years. I join the rest of us here who held you and your children in our thoughts especially yesterday.

bethturnaround 03-04-2018 09:56 PM

From Guadalajara
Hi coaches!

The weather is perfect. We spent today walking and walking at the zoo. A giraffe ate lettuce and carrots right out of my cupped hands. It was incredibly cool.

Doing well with my 3 products and 1 meal. It’s hard to keep the drinks cold though—but I’m doing what I need to.


silverbirch 03-05-2018 05:56 AM

My post did not post as 'your token has expired'. This happened twice with 'quick reply' but 'advanced' OK. No more time except to say have a good day, everyone.

BillBlueEyes 03-05-2018 06:23 AM

Monday- Charlotte Bronte declines marriage (1839,Hawthorne on the moors of Yorkshire)
Diet Coaches/Buddies – Another day spent eating someone else's idea of snack food. I called it lunch and may have come out at a reasonable number of calories, CREDIT moi. At dinner I only ate half of what I was served. A nutritionist wouldn't give me high marks for the day.

There is a light dusting of snow outside right now which I resent since February is over and I'm thinking Spring. I have to get to two classes today; snow, however light, messes up traffic and parking enough to cause problems. We allowed a neighbor to store some grass-fed beef in our freezer because her coastal home lost power and might not get it back for a week or more. First-world problem to be sure when you've lost power at your vacation home but it does create difficulties. Another friend who lost power for a couple of days just loved it: no Internet; no TV; reading quietly; and the neighbors with power held a potluck dinner to feed those without. Small town living at its best.

maryann - Don't associate hail with California - but if it gets water to the ground without damaging the trees that sounds good. Congrats to your DS for surviving a three hour music theory exam.

nationalparker – LOL at observation powers of the adult male. Kudos for "but sticking with the course."

Beth (bethturnaround) – I don't associate giraffes with Mexico but Kudos for "walking and walking."

Mary (mam1958) - I do know that feeling of looking up to note that I've been on the computer for two hours. Kudos for cooking ahead for the week.

Readers -

day 6 Find a Diet Coach

How to Find a Diet Coach

If you're not sure whom to select, consider doing 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.

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., The Beck Diet Solution (Pink book), Pg 85.

curlyjax 03-05-2018 07:47 AM

DH's memorial service went very well on Saturday. It was nice to meet a few co workers of DH from the past, and I reconnected with a friend of mine I haven't seen in forever. The kids did wonderfully standing in the receiving line and many of their buds came to support them which was great. We now have two huge bouquets in the house from the service which is wonderful, more flowers than room. I heard so many people say they really got a great sense of DH from the eulogy and family speakers, and what a warm, personable service it was. I do pat myself on the back for arranging everything through the grief.
Now back to real life again. I have been putting off things like filling out forms etc and am taking off a day to decompress and start all that.

maryann 03-05-2018 10:02 AM

Good morning, Coaches.

Quick note: OP yesterday although the scale does not reflect it. Food is planned for the day. Exercise is planned as well. Pretty extended blue period last night but I am up and out this morning. Having to "show up" for the students is an automatic lifter. It can not be used in isolation but it is a good push every now and then.

Have a good morning all.

mam1958 03-05-2018 06:46 PM

Hey everyone,

Today was good. I walk 10,700 steps. Food good except took a few bites of my air fried sweet potatoes standing up. Need to sit.

Very busy today. Real tired will personalize tomorrow.

I"m melting away....


nationalparker 03-05-2018 09:55 PM

Another OP day - including dinner at Panera so we could hit Trader Joe's for a few things. I ordered wisely and am satisfied. I do like their ancient grain and arugula salad. Weight was still the same this morning, but I thought it'd finally break tomorrow, but now after eating out, I'm thinking not. Keeping on. I need to pull out the pink Beck book again as I've been skating on this stuff other than credits and reasons why, etc.

Cold and windy and rainy here - and it looks like that's the forecast for the week. All I want is a good night's sleep in a warm bed with my flannel sheets. Luckily I can control 2/3 of that.

Bill - I'm with your friend who lost power - other than mindlessly still flipping a switch when entering a dark room, I do like the peacefulness of life then. I think a nutritionist would give you high marks for considering the snacks lunch and eating half of dinner! Kudos.

bethturnaround 03-06-2018 12:48 AM

Hi buddies!

We did a ton of walking at an indoor market today. Food, including my 'real' meal was just what it was supposed to be. I ordered dinner with double zucchini and no rice. DH ordered dessert. I didn’t have a bite. He laughed when I told him I was exercising my resistance muscle but it wasn’t a joke. No bread. No cake. I’m keeping myself in check to go back on the full meal replacement when I get home.

Weight slightly up. Sugar down from yesterday but still a bit high.

The Guadalajara cathedral is gorgeous!


silverbirch 03-06-2018 02:03 AM

I managed a full body workout yesterday but ate too much. Something has gone wrong with my mornings and I think it's because I've cut down on muesli from two spoonfuls to one (plus wheatgerm, yoghurt, milk, berries). This is something that does happen and I thought I would remember it. Obviously I haven't. So I could increase the muesli and see if this carries me through to lunch. The alternative is to find a good mid-morning snack. My Precision Nutrition lessons are all about protein at present so perhaps I could work out a good protein and carb snack. I always used to eat apple and cottage cheese after workouts. Could try that again.

curlyjax, I'm so glad that your memorial service for DH went well. One day at a time.

On with the day here. It promises too much driving around and too many errands. How things start to grow up around the ankles if you don't keep cutting them down! Hope your day goes well.

BillBlueEyes 03-06-2018 06:33 AM

Tuesday - Bayer patents aspirin (1899, Germany)
Diet Coaches/Buddies – I was so happy to discover that most of the students in my class also did not like reading Norman Mailer. I had thought that, perhaps, I just wasn't smart enough to 'get' his writing. We finished discussing James Baldwin's novel, Giovanni's Room; I learned that however thoroughly I read something, others find stuff that I missed. Yah for human conversation.

Eating was good enough, CREDIT moi. After dinner snack was a whole California Navel Orange - rather than half - for a long, complicated, uninteresting reason. I didn't have to shovel yesterday's light dusting of snow. Snow should always take care of itself, LOL.

silverbirch – It's that small volume that makes muesli not a good fit for me. LOL at "How things start to grow up around the ankles if you don't keep cutting them down!"

maryann - Yay for students to lift the spirits - despite the hard efforts required to get there.

nationalparker – Eating wisely at Panera is Kudos worthy.

curlyjax - Congratulations for arranging the service for your DH even through your own grief. And BIG Congrats to your kids for standing in the receiving line.

Beth (bethturnaround) – Adding Guadalajara cathedral to my bucket list. Double zucchini is a powerful way to customize your meal.

Mary (mam1958) - "10,700 steps" is always good.

Readers -

day 6 Find a Diet Coach

How to Find a Diet Coach
You want a diet coach who helps you
identify and counter your unhelpful thinking

gives practical advice, is highly encouraging
and motivating, and is willing to help
you implement this program.

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., The Beck Diet Solution (Pink book), Pg 86.

maryann 03-06-2018 10:21 AM

Quick check in. Scale high. I can rage at the unfairness or simply remember Beck's "at any minute " the scale is exactly where it should be" meaning to me I have the control of changing what goes in my mouth and that is it. Plus exercise. I will forget the numbers, eat with sanity and take a walk. All will be well.

mam1958 03-06-2018 04:13 PM

Hey everyone,

Eating good 10,000 steps today. When cleaning the showers I really scrubbed hard to give it more to burn more calories.

Today was beautiful 50 degrees. The calm before the storm. Big storm coming this way. They are saying 10 to 18 inches here. At least I will get a workout in shoveling the sidewalks and stairs home and at work.

billblueeyes how much they saying you are getting? At least you didn't have to shovel the last time.

bethturnaround doubling up on the zucchini will file that for when I go out to eat on my vacation.

silverburch never thought of having cottage cheese and an apple together. I like tuna with cottage cheese onion and chives.

maryann I like your saying "eat with sanity".

I am melting away.


maryann 03-06-2018 05:10 PM

Afternoon, Coaches.

Check up.

Food has been logged. I have finished with the students and did well by them. I continue to act as if I am not manic. This too shall pass. It will pass with me being this weight or ten pounds heavier. I choose to be this weight.

I continue to focus on gratitude. DS qualified for state convention with his Sibelius Waltz. What a kid! My students continue to be creative and industrious. They are also funny. I allow myself to take a half day sick leave because rest allows me to breathe and continue walking forward. I am getting my hair done this pm and considering going natural salt and pepper like DH. I feel like I need to shed who I was and embrace who I am. I'll let you know the outcome. (This is big stuff :))

nationalparker 03-06-2018 08:42 PM

A good day here - on plan. Made stir fry for dinner with snow peas, carrots, onions, peppers, garlic, chicken and I forget what else. Roasted broccoli as well. I don't like it in there. All that does is make more dishes, more pans, etc. Put the stir fry with the millet and brown rice ramen, and it is so good. Calculated it all on the WW program and fit in fine. I am sure my weight will jump with the tamari sauce from dinner and the soup from lunch. Bugs me but I don't want to skip an otherwise pretty healthy meal.

Got home and after walking our pooch, started a fire blazing away in the hearth. Such a cozy feeling. I'd picked up Murder on the Orient Express for DH to watch, turns out I'm watching it and he's kind of tuning it out. I need to get out of the habit of always saying, "Are you watching?" What does it matter to me?

I'm able to work from home tomorrow - I just LOVE that. I get so much done and love being able to spend time with the pets as well.

bethturnaround 03-06-2018 10:48 PM

In Ajijic
Great touristy shopping and walking day. Found some really pretty bowls.

Had dinner tonight with my dad, his wife, her daughter, and a longtime friend of my dad's. Didn’t make as good of choices as I could have, but did substitute sautéed vegetables for the potatoes. Had ribs, though, which definitely isn’t the lean protein I should have selected and I know I ate more than I intended. It was a great time, though!

I’m really enjoying the 80 degree break from Chicago winter!

Maryann—I heard Norman Mailer speak when I was in college. I’m not a fan either.


BillBlueEyes 03-07-2018 04:17 AM

Wednesday - Greek philosopher Aristotle dies (322 BC, Chalcis, Greece)
Diet Coaches/Buddies – Made a phone call that had been bugging me for months, CREDIT moi. As usual, the response wasn't as difficult as I expected - nor as helpful. When I get to be Czar, folks who answer phones will be instructed to be useful before chanting, "Is there anything else I can do for you today?" when they haven't done the single thing that the call was about.

Eating was OK, CREDIT moi. One more time dinner was salmon grilled on the deck outside the kitchen door. The grill is now covered anticipating a full 18 inches of heavy snow today. Or 1.5 inches. Or just some rain as the front passes by. Just the threats of it all has forced us to plan to spend the day at the DGD's house rather than travel back and forth to our house with her.

maryann - Such Beck like thinking, "I will forget the numbers, eat with sanity and take a walk. All will be well." Congrats to your DS - Sibelius couldn’t have done it without him.

nationalparker – Welcome to work at home day. I so fondly remember being so productive at home where the telephone didn't ring.

Beth (bethturnaround) – Ajijic looks like a neat place. Congrats for making a large family group dinner work. Jealous of your 80 degree F weather.

Mary (mam1958) - Love the notion of scrubbing hard to burn more calories.

Readers -

day 6 Find a Diet Coach

How to Find a Diet Coach

If you're not sure whom to select, consider doing the following: . . .

Join an organized group. Look into weight-loss support groups offered by nonprofit community groups, hospitals, and commercial organizations. Ask to sit in on a meeting before making a commitment. You don't want a group in which people just talk about their problems and express their negative emotions in a nonconstructive way. you want a group in which people describe their successes, help others with their diet-related difficulties, and share useful weight-loss strategies.

If you join a group, you won't feel alone, since you're sharing experiences with others who are also struggling. Viewing their slips and mistakes in an objective, problem-solving way can help you take a more useful view of your own difficulties. You might also get a good feeling from helping others - and from being helped by them. You might meet someone who will agree to be your diet coach - and vice versa!

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., The Beck Diet Solution (Pink book), Pg 86.

silverbirch 03-07-2018 09:49 AM

The post-viral cough is exhausting. I thought I was out of the flu woods but it has a very long arm. Can't even think straight.

I should be doing a full body workout today but I can't see my way clear to doing it. Rest is what's needed, I think.

No personals as I'm running out of energy quite fast. See you tomorrow.

maryann 03-07-2018 03:14 PM

Quick check in. Over calories yesterday was helped by a walk on the bleachers waiting for DS. Such a good idea I'll walk the blocks waiting for DS during music lessons. Credit. Breaking time up into smaller chunks as I try to swim through this depression. This too shall pass. Oh and decided to go "ash" base to eventually accommodate the gray. Looks good.

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