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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!


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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    Thanks for the update. Your Beck reminders are on point. I need a punch of motivation right about now. Keep sparking!
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    Great Beck successes!
    I like your trick to put unplanned meal on the plan for the next day - I do that often too!
    1663 days ago
    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
    Great job! Treats should taste good. And you are very smart to keep using those Beck techniques. Congrats on your successes and weight loss!!
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    Great that you're finding changes in your thinking and the results are showing up.
    1664 days ago
    You are really incorporating the Beck plan into your life. Great control at the meeting last night! emoticon
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