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Still Becking

Saturday, November 14, 2015

I haven't been blogging much lately, but I thought I would touch base today. I am continuing with the Beck Program and have been practicing my Mindset and Behavioral Techniques much more than I needed to when actually on the Beck Trek. I have had more episodes of craving than I did during those 6 weeks. And the techniques work! The three times I slipped, I didn't even try the techniques...I just ate. When I actually pull out my cards and use the techniques they have worked. I lost 10 pounds on the trek and have been centering at a new "maintenance weight" 5 pounds below the weight I have maintained the last few years!

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Last night I had a Beck experience I want to record so I will remember it. We were invited to an organizing meeting for a Dinner Group that is just starting. The hostess was providing Drinks and Appetizers to sip and munch while we discussed our plans. I planned my day to be on the lower end of my calorie range then added 6 oz of wine and 2 appetizers to the Snack area of my Spark Tracker which I don't usually use since I only eat 3 meals a day. But tonight I was using the "indulgence meal" part of my program to allow myself a planned treat.

During the party I had my 6 oz of wine and I served myself 3 appetizers in case I didn't like one of them. It turned out that I didn't like ANY of them! So I put my plate aside after one bite of each appetizer, put a napkin on top of the food and participated in the planning. My thought was "why should I eat these calories if I'm not crazy about the taste". Now that is an entirely new principle for me. I often ate food that I wasn't crazy about at parties because everyone else was eating. Now I don't need to eat just to eat. If I have a treat, I want it to taste good and to really enjoy the food. I am thinking more like a Thin Person.

Another thing I am doing is when I have a craving for something unplanned, I go right to my tracker and work it into tomorrow"s meals when I will sit down, and enjoy it thoroughly without going over my calorie goals and not feeling the least bit guilty or deprived .
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  • OHMEMEME
    Thanks for the update. Your Beck reminders are on point. I need a punch of motivation right about now. Keep sparking!
    1661 days ago
  • JOYINKY
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  • KRISZTA11
    Great Beck successes!
    I like your trick to put unplanned meal on the plan for the next day - I do that often too!
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    1663 days ago
  • FIFIFRIZZLE
    Wow, what success you have had.
    And how wonderful that after a long period of maintenance you are finding a new balance. Isn't it wonderful that your body will do what it wants to do, if you will let it.
    1664 days ago
  • SLENDERELLA61
    Great job! Treats should taste good. And you are very smart to keep using those Beck techniques. Congrats on your successes and weight loss!!
    1664 days ago
  • no profile photo CD15520036
    Great that you're finding changes in your thinking and the results are showing up.
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  • GOINGGREEN
    You are really incorporating the Beck plan into your life. Great control at the meeting last night! emoticon
    1664 days ago
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