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Default Beck Diet For Life/Solution – May 2024 – 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:

The Complete Beck Diet for Life
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The Beck DIET solution: train your brain to think like a thin person.

The 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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Thumbs up Wednesday-"Species Plantarum" by Carl Linnaeus - formal start of plant taxonomy(1753)

Diet Coaches/Buddies - Eating was on plan, CREDIT moi, with planned snacks at an afternoon event where some friends of mine were honored that their writing had been accepted into a very local journal. The kind that works hard to get submissions rather than to down select. Nevertheless, it was an honor worthy of some Ghirardelli dark chocolates and various supermarket cookies. The cookies were easy to resist. I treated the dark chocolate like I'd never seen it before.

Excitement was watching the process of an A.I. program produce a picture out of a canvas of noise. Just slowly pulled it out. Slowly means that it made 1000 passes for the full invention. That's a lot of computer time. It becomes easy to understand why the bit A.I. companies are investing billions of dollars into data centers.

We're off to an early morning bird walk. The warblers are back.



Joy (gardenerjoy) - All of us have to enjoy Sidney Carton's Final Speech from Tale of Two Cities: “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.”

Silverbirch - Maybe Fantastic but not for me, "...taking loads of supplements (Kurzweil downs about 250 pills each day)." A new table in your greenhouse is a win.

maryann – Super victory with the obstinate UPS with its Catch-22 that you can only change your password if you respond to an email sent to dead email address.

curlyjax - Sounds like the Lose it app is generally working for you. Hope you find someone to tackle that grass.

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Chapter 1 The Key to Success

The Power of Cognitive Therapy

But here's the impressive part: When the researchers re-evaluated study participants a year and a half after treatment, their average weight had continued to drop whereas the average weight of the people on the waiting list had increased. This is what sets Cognitive Therapy apart from other types of therapy and other types of weight-loss programs.

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., The Beck Diet Solution (Pink book), Pg 20.

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Quick wave. I ate the lunch at work again and had tiramisu again, and it was all downhill from there. I'm faithfully entering what I eat into Lose it but that is not stopping me from over doing the sugar. UGH its not like i'm extremely depressed or anything either. My BFF and my colleague are doing great with their willpower, that should be motivating me. I beat myself up about various things yesterday including letting the house get into such a disgusting mess, and paperwork still not being organized etc. There is a water stain on my bedroom ceiling and i'm wondering if its mold and if i've been endangering myself with breathing it-for quite some time now-and that is something else to deal with.The basement suddenly has a wierd smell.I have to do some major decluttering before I can even figure out what that is.
I'm going to have a healthy filling breakfast and keep on track today. Wave to all.
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Happy May 1st - my last full month of teaching.

Yesterday was OP. Weight was slightly down. I did another 2 hours of outdoor work which included fixing a couple of sprinklers, thatching like a mad woman, and reconditioning the front door. Our front door is work of art. It is made from the walnut wood of our orchard -a gift from a woodworker to whom we gave much wood. One of the sprinklers, I discovered as a result of tUPS debacle, had been spraying the door with water. The note I left UPS was wet. So I am inclined to believe this morning there is a reason for everything.

The parcel I retrieved was my new light therapy machine. https://www.celluma.com/products/cel...saAob6EALw_wcB. I bought it for my shoulder and knee but I also used it on my face. So far so good. I used my HSA money. I know it was a million dollars but if it saves my taking NSAIDs it will totally be worth it. My stomach is really sensitive to them.

Here's to less sugar today. God bless us one and all.
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Three things went wrong in about a 15-minute period, and I decided that I was entitled to compensation in the form of food treats. Sigh. They didn't make the situations any better. Acts of self-care might have been appropriate at that moment, but I had a bunch of better options -- take a walk and read a book were the most obvious and I did eventually get to those, so CREDIT for that bit of sanity.

One of the things that went wrong was our internet blinked out and stayed out for about six hours. That meant our usual evening viewing needed to be a DVD that we owned. I chose WALL-E, given recent conversation here. We own the Blu-Ray because it was one of the first Blu-Ray DVDs that took full advantage of the sound capabilities.

WALL-E has a message about entitlement and that living a life of luxury and having every desire met is not nearly as fulfilling as striving toward a mission.

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I’ve been shopping and lugged supplies back to the homestead. We’re still searching for a good butcher. When queueing in the one I visited today, I thought that the meat looked very healthy and red but something didn’t quite add up. I squatted down (functional fitness ftw) to check the lights in the cabinet and lo! Alternating small red and white bulbs which I’ve never seen before. I bought the test items (diced beef and beef mince) and came away feeling deceived and rather discomfited. I didn’t get enough sleep last night (food related, probably). Food hasn’t been very good. I think my breakfast isn’t quite right and that throws the rest of the day. I took a book on my shopping trip to try to avoid rushing about and eating in between but this didn’t work at all. More work needed, obviously. I’ve done the foot exercises and I walked in the rain to the health food / zero waste shop to buy olive oil and took my parents’ shears into the ironmongers to have them sharpened. I’m quite fast on the outward lap but much slower on the way home. I’d very much like to build up my stamina.

Bill, lovely that the warblers are back! I can’t get my head round (a) the actual and potential usefulness of tech and its enormous requirement for energy and (b) global warming.

curlyjax, you’ve been doing brilliantly on decluttering and all the rest. Sometimes it gets worse before it gets better but it really does all help.

maryann, your front door sounds lovely. Aye, I’m in favour of less sugar.

gardenerjoy, three things going wrong add up to a disaster, in my engineer Dad’s book. Definitely CREDIT for finding sanity. Hope your walk was nice.
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My week started with a bit of alarm that has
dissipated unless I dwell on it. I waa scheduled to begin my maintenance treatments on Monday but the Dr postponed it a week due to blood test results. My liver enzymes and my calcium are higher than they've been before. If my liver.enzymes.dont fall.back.to a lower.number I may have to abandon immunotherapy and try "something else" perhaps an experimental drug! geez Louise. Cause of elevated enzymes could simply be that I had to fight off a flu. Let's hope it's that. Reading on the topic brings me back to not eating sugar or starches. Doing some fasting. Eating green things and occasional fruit. Basically doing the things I have been trying to do but actually doing them day after day. Oh and adding in some daily exercise.

I also asked about the CT scan results and was told the scan was ths same except the tumor (1st time I've heard that word from her) under my chin was a bit enlarged. WHAT?! Apparently this is normal as things first get inflamed before they get smaller. The Dr assured me that this all takes time and this CT scan is very early. Another 3, or more, months are needed before we can see what's happening.

I cried. I just wanted to hear it was gone and it's over but it's not. And again I thought "my god this could really kill me..." andthen I decidednot to go furtherwiththatlineofthinking.

I was doing good with my food for two days and today I really blew it. I ate everything I know to avoid eating. Everything that won't help my liver or help.melt.the fat away. During my flu I lost 8lbs and 3 have come back. I was trying to keep that 8lb loss but it's creeping back. I just need to keep trying. Stay the course.

And in the realm of simply getting back to it, I signed up for an online pai ting class.in oils with a teacher/friend
I want to tighten up my painting style. I'm looking to be able to.do a traditional Renaissance.portrait or give my paintings that kind of feel
She is a master in that. I started the class yesterday painting 3 lemons and a glass of lemonade on a draped table. Felt just like art school. And my work was truly.that of the beginner
I am a beginner in oils. This was 3rd oil painting ever. And in ceramics I begin a year long mentorship with Angelo DiPetta, a local ceramicist I've taken 2 workshops with. He is amazing. He is doing the mentorship with our potters' guild. We are to have no preconceived ideas of why we may make. Instead we are to explore unfamiliar directions and eventually create a body of work. This will be in depth and challenging.

And in other topics I didn't lose my art studio
I do have a rent hike of $150 but that's manageable.
And because I was starting painting via zoom that forced me to clear off my desk.space and clear an area for my easel. Credit for everything that's so great in my life.

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Thumbs up Thursday - Russian Tsar Nicolas I bans the public sale of serfs (1833)

Diet Coaches/Buddies - Exercise, CREDIT moi, was three events spent non-stop walking. On the early morning bird walk we spotted a Prothonotary Warbler - a big deal for our area. Lots of other warblers starting to move through as expected, on schedule including the abundant Yellow-rump warbler.

After picking up the (8 yo) DGD, we took her to a nearby wildlife area on an adventure to see if we could find the briefly flowering Bloodroot. Looks like many other little white flowers but this guy only blooms for a week in early Spring. It spreads slowly because it's ant pollinated. Its name came about because its roots were used for red dye in basket making by Native Americans. The DGD and I trudged along enjoying the scenery and the lecture on botany.

Final event was a members' night at a natural museum that we've loved for years. Staff were brought out to talk to small groups about exhibits of interest. DW and I held a private talk with a senior exhibit designer about a new exhibit showing the differences between ants and termites. Reveled in hearing its journey: the director chooses the topic, the scientist writes the script describing main points to make; the designers translate that into audience-pleasing physical items; the shop in the deep basement constructs it; finally, the designers install it.

Eating was terrible at the museum where FREE food is used, I suppose, to remind us that donations are what keeps them going. Was my first time to have an appetizer of watermelon and feta cheese on a skewer. Had ample 'snacks' to call it dinner and come home tired from a full day of walking.




onebyone - You're doing a superb job of keeping your head clear about the many contradictory bits of information about your body coming from all the different tests. Such good news that you can keep your studio. Two new courses should keep you busy.

Joy (gardenerjoy) - So fun that you chose WALL-E to watch and then to choose an encouraging message from it. For perspective on your 17,000 word milestone, you're reached The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery at 17,121 words, but shy of Les Miserables by Victor Hugo at 568,751 words. (From 100 popular books word count.)

Silverbirch - Shudder at the thought that I've never checked if the luscious red meat that I see is enhanced by red lighting. "Discomfited" for sure. Kudos for walking to the stores despite the rain.

maryann – Pretty impressive to have a bespoke door from your own walnut wood. Hope that light therapy machine does its job.

curlyjax - Great motivation to have a BFF and a colleague who are exercising their willpower. Wish you well with an additional motive to declutter your basement.

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Compare this result with people who diet but don't receive Cognitive Therapy treatment. Research completed at Tufts University found that between 50 to 70 percent of people who started one of four widely used diets were unable to stay on their diets and continue to lose weight for a year.

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., The Beck Diet Solution (Pink book), Pg 20.
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I went to a cardiac consult yesterday and discovered that I am indeed a unique individual I probably have a rare congenital heart thing going on. The doc was excited because she hasn't seen this before, as congenital things are usually caught early in life, and she only sees adults. She assured me that it was fine and shouldn't cause any problems, as I am asymptomatic, but they'll send me for a cardiac CT scan. She was delightful and so excited as she pointed out what was going on.This finding was all due to a heart murmur pointed out when I was doing my pre op testing for my hip. She spent quite a bit of time with me and also gave me some info on decreasing my cholesterol and losing weight after I brought up my concerns; she stated that had nothing to do with the issue but agreed my cholesterol should be lowered. The doc was petite and thin, and said she had to give up cheese and chocolate as her cholesterol had been high.
So now I have some real motivation as I don't want to cause any extra issues for my heart. After work I took a nap then mowed the lawn for a half an hour, and put all my foods in the Lose it app. And of course I googled my issue obsessively.
Onebyone-so good to see you. I'm so glad you have some new art things to work on, and that you can keep your studio. I echo Bill's words of doing a great job processing all that info.
Maryann-your door sounds lovely. It will be interesting to hear about the light therapy.
Gardenerjoy-I'm so used to streaming, I'm not even I remember how to use the DVD player. Great you had one on tap.
Silverbirch-/sounds like a very productive day. I would be startled by those lights too.
Bill-what fun to hear about how an exhibit is produced. So nice that DGD is into wildlife.
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Good morning, Coaches.

Not OP yesterday as I had a second quesadilla with DH around 8:00. Drat! I did continue my streak of exercising by continuing to de- thatch the lawn in prep for seeding in a couple of weeks. I also logged in with LARK, did light therapy on both shoulders, kneed and face. I need to find an alternate time for the face since I think it messed with my circadian rhythms.

I continue to de construct my classroom. Gave away a pink October school t shirt to a student, organized a binder of favorite simulations for the department shelves, and tossed multiple copies of items. I am grateful that as I have worked through my cat lives of multiple grades and content areas, I have divested. There is really very little to be done. I keep an eye on what I might publish with Teachers Pay Teachers curriculum. We'll see.

This afternoon I am taking an old friend to an Adult Children of Alcoholics meeting. That is the program I started in before AA.

Animal note to challenge Silverbirch's gamboling lambs: Wood workers took down two, multi-story tall dead black walnuts. When one fell they found a young white owl inside alive. It had fallen down the center of the tree and couldn't get out. They took it to an animal rescue center.

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Yesterday had all the right foods in all the wrong order. Good enough! Mostly that was due to food preparation that didn't happen in a timely manner. But it all got done, eventually, so today should be easier.

I made my annual doctor's appointment last week for early August. If I can lose 1.5kgs (about 3 pounds) between now and then, I should show a loss of 10 pounds since my last appointment. So, I'm working toward that with a goal of losing -0.5kgs a month in each of May, June, and July.

Exercise: 60, 60/1800 minutes for May
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BillBlueEyes: Bloodroot is a favorite of mine, partly because the leaf shape is unique.
Thanks for the word counts! I think I'll stay well below Les Miserables.

onebyone: Good for you for using art classes to counteract the scary parts of living in a human body.

silverbirch: Boo for deceptive lighting. Yay for functional fitness. One of my favorite things to do with my body is to squat and pick up a heavy case from the bottom shelf at the grocery store with no worry of hurting myself.

curlyjax: I'm glad that the cardiac issue is asymptomatic. Cool that it is also motivating heart-healthy behaviors. There are a ton of cookbooks at most libraries about that, if you want to explore in that way.

maryann: That's great that you can value previous work of divesting materials so that the current job isn't so onerous. Great story about the white owl! I hope it all turns out well.
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Some excitement today as I took the car to the tyre place. I need two new tyres and an optional third (no thanks). I need a lie down too after hearing the price. It’s a necessary expenditure, though, to remain legal and especially as I’ll be heading north in a few days. I also investigated the butcher by the library which has changed hands after the original one retired. It looks pretty good so we’ll be testing it soon.

Sleep was not too bad but I'm still so weary in the day. The long arm of the virus, perhaps.

Food. Once again, I’ve eaten quite a lot today mainly because I didn’t get lunch sorted out in time. I’m learning this over and over again. The SO made dahl to go with yesterday’s beef and spinach curry and rice. I love a small amount of dahl.

Exercise - trying to take some old modern furniture apart, some for the tip and some to be reused somehow, I hope. I take my frustrations out with a hammer.

onebyone, you’re doing so very well in handling all the emotional and medical stuff, tears and fears and uncertainties included. Credit due. I’m very glad that you didn’t lose your studio. Good to have a bit of stability. Those courses sound brilliant and pretty demanding. Credit for going for it! My 3FC portrait is from the Renaissance, about 1475.

Bill, New World warblers but so clearly warblers! The prothonotary is a very smart-looking bird. Interesting exhibition about ants and termites. My contribution is that, apparently, ants don’t like mint. So if you’re plagued with them, as I think I could be, you tear some mint up and scatter it around. We’ll see how effective it is this summer.

curlyjax, credit on your uniqueness! We always knew you were pretty special, of course!! Glad it’s asymptomatic and the doctor was so nice. Yes, real motivation. Good going on the mowing.

maryann, great work on the garden. I’ll give you another word for de-thatching: scarifying. Like I probably keep saying, using a springtine rake is great for the abs. I’m so pleased that the juvenile white owl was OK and is now in good hands.

gardenerjoy, the doctor’s appointment is a good focus to have and 1.5kg is perfectly doable by then. Credit for making such good progress over time. Very impressive.
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Today I got some activity in via grocery shopping
Credit for leaving the house and walking around way more than I expected. Also, credit for wearing my new sun hat to shield me from UV rays.

I ate well today
I tracked my food andI started a new fast
All good.

Thanks everyone for the uplifting comments. I now really see that this is a long game and I need to be consistent with good food and good habits day after day after day. But I only need to concern myself with today. The days weeks and months will take care of themselves.

Time for bed.

maryann: Amazing thattheowlwassaved! what a remarkable series of events came together for that to happen.
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Diet Coaches/Buddies – Had a surprising success. DW has wrestled for several months with a bank's credit card that no longer works. She did every experiment she could invent to find a way to wipe it clean and to hold it in different ways. It wasn't denied; it wasn't read. Several phone calls failed to solve the problem. She planned an in-person visit to the bank today. So yesterday she made one last attempt. The call was answered by a machine that recognized the calling phone number and asked for the last four digits of the card. With that, she was recognized. Then passed to a happy robot. "How may I help you." She responded only three words, "Damaged credit card." Bot: “Did you say, ‘Damaged Credit Card?‘” DW, “Yes.” Bot, "OK, we'll send you a new one. It'll get there in 8 to 10 days. Anything else?" Completely solved in less than a minute after months of butting head. An email arrived confirming that the card was coming.

I ponder if the banks new use of the A.I. Large Language Models (variant of ChatGPT) made the difference. Maybe her terse statement prevented the robot from going through its entire list of ways to avoid taking action. Feels like bureaucracy working efficiently - as I dream it should. I'm chalking it up to a positive use of A.I. by entrenched bureaucracy.

Eating was on plan, CREDIT moi, but with evening snacks. I'd had a conversation about graphic novels with a member of my class reading
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
by Alison Bechdel. Realized that I've read a half-dozen. Decided to order all the ones that I wanted to read again and several that I hadn't read. The notion gets in my brain that I'll magically have time to read a whole new stack of books. Used snacking as a way to slow down the process. Whether it was the snacks or a dose of reality, I did slow down. I added all the books I'd selected to my Amazon Wish List. Had to give up the joy of a stack of books arriving to avoid the pain of admitting that wanting to read a book isn't the same as making time to do so.


onebyone - Love the image of you walking about in your new sun hat. Sounds like wisdom to me, "I now really see that this is a long game."

Joy (gardenerjoy) - Super strategy to use an upcoming doctor's visit as motivation. Good to find another Bloodroot fan.

Silverbirch - The price of tires seems to have jumped in recent years. I've known folks who let a car go because the cost of repairs exceeded its worth but one can do that these days just because it needs all new tires. Thanks for the tip that ants don't like mint. Wonder if it'll work during our occasional invasion in doors.

maryann – Your white owl rescue story grabs me. If you hadn't had the black walnut tree cut just then there'd be no story. That's Sir David Attenborough level drama.

curlyjax - Congrats for realizing that you're, indeed, a unique individual. Encouraging to think that your cardiologist will be paying extra attention.

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Cognitive Therapy is based on the concept that the way people think affects how they feel and what they do.

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., The Beck Diet Solution (Pink book), Pg 20.
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Quick wave as i'm running late. I stayed mostly on track and entered all my calories faithfully. I went over as I made cookies with DD; I did better this time, eating one spoonful of raw cookie dough and two cookies total, instead of like 10. Much of yesterday morning was spent on the phone trying to figure out how to get my dad released from the hospital (he went in for a mild cardiac issue a few days ago) with the hospital insisting he needs 1 on 1 care and figuring out the logistics of that. But I didn't eat over it!
I'm planning to go to a learn to swing dance event tonight if I don't lose my nerve. I used to love swing dancing but its been eons.
Bill-fun fact- I met Allison Bechdel when I lived in Vermont briefly as I was an acquaintance of her then girlfriend. It was at a women's craft thing or something like that- must have been 1996ish. Her cartoons were very funny-dykes to watch out for.
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