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@THE_FAE welcome back, I'm glad to hear Beck skills help you to live a healthy life! That market near your home sounds wonderful. It is great you remember every day to give yourself credit.
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I'm still on track, 24 days : )
Yesterday DH brought me my favorite dark chocolate, and I was tempted to eat before it was time, but resisted, and ate only the planned one square after dinner.
I'm closer to my goal weight every week.

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Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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1/19/21 12:02 P

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Hi guys! I am here. I haven't been on sp on my MacBook in months. I mainly log in on my iPhone and as a result, I just log in and do my calories for the day.

I am so appreciative for the beck diet solution. I think I'd be weighing 20 pounds more than I do now. I honestly have had struggles with my calories and I think it would be worse if I didn't at least practice some of these daily.

I may be up a few ponds (my scale died so I am not sure) but not much. I do track, but I've been at the higher end of my intake and that has mainly been because I was drinking more wine than I should and that added the calories and then made me relax and add extra food to my mouth esp later at night.

I have been home, trying to stay busy and focused and okay. I blogged about this a minute ago, but I have a market by my house where I can go get organic foods and local items and they have a lovely wine selection. being that don't need lots of food (mainly me cooking here), and I get some food at other groceries, I have been using my neighborhood market as a thing to go to and something to do. I can walk there, say hi to the owners and folks who work there ... and then I would buy a bottle of wine. I had someone to visit with that wasn't just my dogs and my daughter as she comes and goes.

so I'd drink said wine, and then I would eat the butter on the popcorn. and I wasn't doing one glass, I would do 2 or 3. and it adds up. I continued tracking and talking myself out of worse practices using the beck principles, but it's been a bit of a struggle here and there.

I may be up a pound or two ... I guess I need to purchase a new scale ugh.

So, I had a long talk with myself and now I have determined that I can have the wine, but I can only buy it one time a week or two. I can plan for it.

I am not reading my response cards, but I say to myself twice a day what they are ... at noon I remind myself I am doing a good job. at 5 pm I get a reminder to make healthy choices and then It helps me ...

It has been a long year. I had other ideas for my 2020 ... not being home trying to not get nor give an awful virus. the vaccine will be such a blessing, but I am last on the list for getting it.

My health physically is good. I have been outside more than in years. I do try to connect from a long distance from a few core folks, but dang.

I have ordered a new MacBook and when it arrives I hope to log in a bit more often.


I am a maker of things ... I make natural handmade soaps/body care, toxin free nail polish & botanical perfumes ... And a fiber artist who weaves textiles & spins yarn obsessively. Pack leader to 6 dogs, 1 cat & an assortment of humans.

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Thanks Kriszta. I am happy to see you are on track and in control. It is a good feeling, isnít it.

I am back on track too. I lost the 3 lbs that I put on over the holidays.

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@JULIJULINN - welcome and congrats to completing to do list!
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Susan .- that sounds challenging, managing totally different nutritional needs of your husband and yourself, and all the worries. I hope his treatment is going well. Hang in there!
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I continue with SP Premium Coaching, I paid the one time fee when it was introduced, but at that time I didn't do the program. There are tasks and training videos every day. One task was tracking my food on SP nutrition tracker - I stopped tracking a few years ago, when I new my portions exactly. ... well, apparently I forgot quite a lot!
Learned what I eat is actually 2-300 calories more than what I had thought, so I adjusted my food plan.
I also continue the Pink Workbook
The last time I ate unplanned food was 28 December, and I'm binge free ever since. Go me!
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Edited by: KRISZTA11 at: 1/5/2021 (03:49)
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Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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1/3/21 2:49 P

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Thank you for your support, Trina.

Kriszta, you have a good plan. Wishing you success!

Iím struggling with trying to get back on track. Trying to have meals that will put weight back on hubby, and friends and family providing a constant supply of his favourite treats and meals. Iím having trouble resisting.



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To do is now to done.

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Trina, I'm glad you are back, and thank you for the daily Beck tips!

I'm doing well, not perfect, but pretty well, no binges and I feel confident and strong. After a few days of downward trend, weight fluctuated back to where it was - that's OK, especially after Christmas and New Year's eve celebrations.
I'm doing SP Premium Coaching (in addition to Beck Pink workbook), and yesterday's topic was setting S.M.A.R.T goals - and I set this one:
lose 1.5 kg by 15 Feb, and another 1.5 by end March, that's 0.25 kg (half pound) per week.
In first 6 weeks, I'll focus on preventing unplanned eating, but otherwise not change my food plan. If no weight loss by mid Feb, I'll cut 2-300 calories per day.
End March, I'll look back and determine my Sustainable Weight.
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Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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I've been having some SP glitches. I had some issues getting to spark teams, then I had email notification problems. I wasn't receiving any emails. Thankfully, I figured out today.

I'm getting on track and setting my goals for the New Year. Not resolutions, but just continuing on my path. I even got a bullet journal. I'm not fancy. It'll be simple, but I'll keep track of my goals easier.

Susan, It is very rough! Hugs! You're so right though that your still need to take care of you, especially now. He needs you on top of things.

Happy New Year!!

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Thanks for the kind words, Suzy.

Happy New Year, everyone!



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Hello Susan,

I also am hoping for the best for you and your husband. It is inspiring that you are able to take care of yourself, which also ends up being the best thing for your husband.

This turtle is to remind myself that slow but steady wins the race.


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Lost another .6 lbs and getting closer to where I was before I went off track. Successfully tracked and ate mindfully yesterday. Feeling more in control. It is a good feeling.

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Thank you Trina and Kriszta for your concern and support.

Looks like we are all coming back to get back on track. So nice to hear from you both. Wishing you both the success you are hoping for.

Trina, hubby has had 6 blood transfusions and multiple IV fluids, dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, blood pressure dropping suddenly causing collapse, inability to walk or stand, low blood cell counts, and other side effects. They lowered his chemo dose this last time and he is getting through it better. He is at home, but has had multiple hospitalizations, ambulance trips. They wonít let me go in hospital with him or to visit due to COVID restrictions. So, like I said, this has turned our world upside down, but we are coping and are so fortunate to have such caring and supportive family and friends. We will get through this.

I donít want to use it as an excuse to rationalize going off track. I know it is important for me to take care of myself if I am to take care of him.

I am fortunate to have a Beck Buddy who has been supporting me all the way. I wasnít feeling like posting, but I did keep up regular communication with my Beck Buddy and she has been wonderful, caring, encouraging, keeping me from giving up. I canít thank her enough. I hope other people who are struggling can find a Beck Buddy.

I have lost 1.8 lbs since my last post. I am focusing today on tracking and mindful eating.



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Sorry I've been MIA. Its been rough. Not necessarily just with COVID, but my own health and my husband finishing his fall semester. But I've made a plan and getting back at it. I gained while my foot was healing, but I've yet to get the weight off. I've been avoiding tracking my food, but I have to.

I plan to get regular with the Beck daily tips. I'm getting back to practicing Beck.

Susan, I'm so sorry to hear about your husband!! I've been down that road with my mom. She had to have constant IV fluids for potassium and magnesium. I just prayed she'd last the weekend it was so bad. Then she needed blood transfusions. There wasn't a day hardly that she wasn't in the hospital, and her treatment clinic was in the hospital, so I was grateful for that. Plus, my kids where young. It's so hard. Hugs to you, Susan and prayers for you both!!

KRISZTA, Welcome back!! I've missed you! So glad you're back!!

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Hi Susan, I'm so glad to see you here again.
I'm sorry your husband is going through cancer treatment of so many cycles, it must be very hard on both of you. Sending loving thoughts and positive energy!
I hope Beck techniques will help you stay strong.
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After returning to SP and Beck, I had 10-12 days on track and I felt wonderful, and started to see a downward trend in weight.
Christmas meals didn't go as well as I had planned, but certainly went much better than without Beck.

Kriszta

Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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12/25/20 10:02 P

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I have not been checking in for some time. Although I had been doing okay, more recently I have been off track more and more and Iíve gained a few pounds, and I am struggling to regain control. I need to get back to using the Beck techniques.

My husband had to have emergency surgery in August and he was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer, had a section of his colon removed, has a colostomy now, and just finished his 4th round of chemo. 8 more to go. The 3rd round knocked him off his feet and he had 3 ambulance trips and hospitalizations due to complications related to chemo. This has turned our world upside down, but we are coping.

Emotional eating has always been a problem for me. I was controlling it using Beck techniques, but lately I have been slipping and I donít want to go any further down this slope, so Iím back.



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I think managing eating has been easier throughout the height of this Christmas season. There hasn't been any sharing of food from patients or staff at work. That makes a HUGE difference.
Christmas Eve and Day will be immediate family of 4 so again enough food will be present but not overly massive quantities and too many choices. Trying to get through this COVID situation we are in. So very sad for all who have experienced it first hand and the loss of family members and friends.

If nothing changes, nothing changes.


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Hello Again KRISZTA11 !

It would be great to do the Christmas challenge! I don't celebrate Christmas - but I do miss the group effort....and it would be great to be part of something with people here. I love the people who are attracted to this team and the energy that we have. In the midst of my life - even with the pandemic - I haven't been able to catch up with everyone who I would like individually.

This turtle is to remind myself that slow but steady wins the race.


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Hi Maribeth, thank you for the warm welcome!
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... and thank you for reminding me of the Christmas BeckChallenge, I missed the usual October challenge, but we can still do this one!
It will certainly help me.

COVID situation in your neighborhood sounds scary. I think some people are tired of COVID restrictions, or just can't bear the danger so they can't accept the truth and the things we should do to stay safe. But I'm glad to hear in your immediate neighborhood is safe.


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Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Hi Krista emoticon emoticon Wow I was just thinking of you!
I'm reading posts in "Beck Challenge for Christmas - Plan & Enjoy!" Good to hear your back on plan.

It's okay where I live in St. Cloud, MN pop. 300,000 and people wear masks.
One hour away in the Twin Cities (pop. 4 million) hospitals are full and some people defy governor orders and don't wear masks. Bars and restaurants are takeout only till Jan. 11th. One bar owner raised money for legal fees and opened illegally. Some people were not wearing masks in a crowded bar. Few hours later...bar was shut down and "Lost" liquor licenses for 60 days.



The news is so bizarre it's hard to focus. I want to read health books and write in my journal but I'm easily distracted. I need a plan to limit news watching now, with 2 vaccines for Christmas - I'm so Thankful.

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Looking back, one reason of being away from SP was being stuck in home office (first world problem, I know...), but another important reason is that I was disappointed with my eating and with my weight.
It is funny, because actually I was doing pretty well, weight hovering at the high end of my maintenance range, eating well 95% of the time...
after gaining 3 more pounds and eating very poorly almost every afternoon, I'm back to SP, back to Beck Diet Solution, back to Bright Line Eating, back on track
It had been 6 days on track and I'm feeling so much better!

Another funny thing: ANY moment of being on track is easier, more peaceful and more pleasant than ANY moment of being off track. Go figure.
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Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Hi dear friends, I have been away form SP for a few months,
for no real reason, I guess permanent home office got to me.
I have been doing well, except grazing in the afternoon and skipping dinner,
doesn't sound like a big issue but rather annoying, and lead to gaining back a few pounds.

I'm doing the Pink Workbook now, hard copy, in my native Hungarian language,
after doing the Pink Book 8 times in English on Kindle,
and it gives me the pleasure of novelty, writing in the workbook and cutting out preprinted response cards : )

I hope you are well and I wish you a lovely week!
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Goal weight:
59 +- 1 kg /// 130 +-2 pounds
CET (Europe, Hungary)

Maintenance Lessons Learned:
-go on with the healthy lifestyle learned in weight loss phase
-just add healthy foods gradually to stop losing
-work out every day - 30-60 minutes is enough to maintain weight and good mood
-do not try to balance overeating by extreme workouts, it is not going to work
-avoid overeating, instead of satisfaction you get stronger cravings


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Wonderful ladies!!

I'm working on the Pink book too! Still trying to get into the habit of meal planning the night before, but at least I'm tracking food and fitness and staying within my calorie range.

~Trina
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1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.


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I just started using the Beck Diet Solution, and I LOVE it! I am going to use what I have learned for Maintenance! I think I will do well. emoticon

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Hi Donna! So glad to have you back! I do understand too many teams. I've done that. I've been sick with what my daughter had, but I'm better, and I'll be here. So glad to have you back!

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Hi everyone,
I left the Beck team for awhile (although I don't have a good reason) except that I thought I had too many teams going on and dropped a few.
I still practiced Beck principals as they never leave you once you made them a good habit.
I actually bought the book Beck Diet for Life and found that I missed all the good information this team provides.
Soooo, I hope you 't mind, but I am back again.
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My daughter had been sick. I can't say it's the virus or not. She's not serious though.

I totally forgot tracking. I've been too involved reading and getting myself situation and taking notes of Beck and some other weight loss devotionals. Regardless, I'm setting myself for success. I'm creating meal plans, so I've been busy planning daily meals. I use the SP tracker to create a meal, and then write all the macros and calories both for the entire meal and individually. That way in the future, I don't even have to use the Sp tracker. I just have to select my own meal plan and I know exactly what I'm eating. A lot of work now, but it'll be easy later. I eat the same things anyway. I have the time now, so why not!

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Susan, Hope you see you around a little. I'll be posting here!

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JULY TRACKING CHALLENGE

The winner is....

Carolyn (UPTOIT)

with a perfect score of 20!

Congratulations, Carolyn! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Carolyn's secret? She is a regular tracker and finds tracking "easy peasy" . Good for you, Carolyn. Developing the tracking habit is a real achievement!

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Trina, I like that you are really trying to figure out a way to overcome challenges. You have the obstacle of hubby changing his mind last minute. In my case, hubby makes most of the meals and usually I donít know what he going to make until last minute. I really appreciate him cooking dinner (he started doing that when he retired), and I want to be careful to not sound like I am interfering. My best weeks are ones where I sit down with him and plan the menu for the week together. Then at least I know what to expect and can work around it.

Regarding another challenge, I will have poor internet for the rest of the summer, and it is difficult to check in on a regular basis. I am still doing the biggest loser challenge too and starting to feel like I want a break from challenges.

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I'm really trying to get the Beck principles to work for me. Sometimes my DH changes his mind at the last minute what he wants to eat and that throws me off. So I'm writing meal options. This or that. Plus, I'll give myself the morning to plan before I eat. Sometimes you do have to make the principles work for you and your situation, otherwise discouragement sets in, and you give up completely. I totally get that Beck requires things kinda "set in stone" strict, and that's what I need, but I also need to make it work within my family dynamics. So for the dinner, I'll have 2 meal options planned or even 3 if I have to and go based on what my DH wants. Obviously, only choose 1 dinner, LOL. Besides my main problem is the eating around the dinner, not necessarily the dinner itself.

Yesterday was an off day. We've had sore throats and my daughter has been nauseous. Hopefully it isn't anything. Despite my diabetes, I'm the one in the family that's pretty healthy, immunity wise. My DH was really sick twice and I only had very minor things. My shoulder problem, but that's about it. Grateful for that!

Thank you Susan!! I'm really trying to get in the groove with this. Not just tracking, but doing the planned and unplanned eating. It's easier to track after you eat than for me to write out a plan.

Any thoughts of another challenge? I wouldn't mind continuing this one.

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TRACKING CHALLENGE

Carolyn (UPTOIT59) has really proven she is ďUp to itĒ! She has tracked Monday to Friday for 3 weeks straight, for an overall total of 15 points. Congratulations Carolyn!
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Today is the start of the last week of the challenge. Join us, even if you didnít participate in previous weeks.

If anyone tracked in previous weeks but forgot to post it, go back and post it.

I will wait until Sunday, August 2nd to do the final tally.

Do you want to make better choices? Tracking will motivate you to do that.

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Trina, you have me interested in the a Green Book. I think I will go ahead and get it. I like the way you are really focused and trying your best.
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The Green Book is really an at your pace in stages. Going by days, I always felt rushed and a lot to soak in. This all slowly builds.

Interesting is creating an Advantage Deck. Each of your advantages is placed on a 3x5 card to create a deck as opposed to one card. I love how you write planned and unplanned food in a notebook that you carry with you. Plus, your have a memory box and a distraction box. I'm using 1 box for both, a recipe box to hold 3x5 cards.

I forgot I had Kindle on my PC, so I downloaded it and it's easy to see the charts. Plus, I took a screenshot on my phone and I'll write out in a 3x5 card the daily checklist for each stage. Can't move on to the next until 7 consecutive successful days. I really love this approach, and wish I would've gotten it earlier. Plus, overlooking the diet has a decent one. It may be high in calories, as the lowest is 1600, but as she said, that calorie level leaves people not yo-yoing with hunger and going of the diet.

The P90X fitness program calorie level doesn't go under 1800, so I may go with that and see my weight loss or drop it to 1600. I'm going to do doubles with both P90X and Body Beast. My shoulder is improved, so rather than lift heavy, I'll increase volume and do both. Plus, I need other cardio options besides walking.

Great job everyone in tracking!! I forgot to pay my tracking, but that's ok as I'm super excited with the Green Book!!

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Trina, I didnít even know there was a green book. I look forward to hearing more. Maybe I will get it too. Does anyone else have the green book?

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Maria joined us this week and tracked all 5 days! Nice job, Maria!
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Carolyn tied with Maria this week, also tracking all 5 days. And Carolyn is in the lead overall with 15 points. Fantastic!
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So far I'm REALLY liking the layout of the Green Book, Beck For Life. It has all the concepts, but instead of going day by day, it's set into stages, so you gradually learn the concepts.

For example, Stage 1 has you write on paper your planned food and unplanned food besides that. The difference is that you don't start with the amounts, just what you're going you eat. Stage 2 has you write the amounts based on your calorie level. The thing is that you can't go on to the next stage until you master all the tasks for 7 days. I like the daily approach, but at times felt overwhelmed. I know you can take it at your pace, but I really like the 5 stages approach! This is really exactly what I needed! I'm so glad I got the book.

As I get more into it, I'll start a thread in the Green Book for the 5 stages.

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Amazing, thunder storms every single day this week. It's been in the 90's also, so I don't care. At least the vegetation won't be scorched.

I bought the Green Book, Beck Diet For Life. It was only 2.99 on Kindle. The actual book would be better since it has charts and stuff, but that's ok. I like that it's set into stages and you fill out a daily to do and adds more add you go along.

It's all about portion control and had a "formula" you follow for meals and pick from a list based on your daily calorie level.

You know, I have diet plans, but since I'm focusing on Beck and need portion control, I just may as well have it all in one spot. Certainly couldn't hurt, for just 2.99!

I'm reading and going over days 14 and 15. I desperately need to make these silks set in stone with me. Need to make these habits without even thinking twice about it.



Now I have all the Beck books. All on Kindle and 2 in hardcover, LOL

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Nancy and Carolyn, great job tracking!
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Trina, you are so right. It is amazing how much stinking thinking can keep you locked in your same patterns of emotional eating.

Iíve always used food to comfort, reward, distract, entertain, postpone doing something else, satisfy cravings....my biggest challenge is to change that thinking and find alternative ways to deal with emotions and think of food as fuel for my body, not as a drug for my brain.

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Stormy the entire week here.

I haven't been prefect on the tracking, but working on it!

I have been reading a book, Food Triggers. I forgot her name. It is a Christian book, but I have never come across a book that explains WHY I'm overeating. I started overeating as a child soothing myself from my parents divorce and then again while in an abusive relationship, but I didn't realize the extent of my emotional eating and bad thinking that had kept me in a bad pattern. This book helped me to connect my thinking and my behavior throughout my life span. Pretty eye opening. Didn't realize just how stinking thinking can keep you "locked". Beck principles certainly help that, but I've had to identify and DEAL with those emotions. That's been the missing link.


Maria, Same here. I don't make progress unless I track. Need to get into the habit of tracking daily.

Susan, Thank you!! I've heard of Noom, but never really looked into it. For me, keeping protein and fiber high and calories are my key. Keeping it simple.

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Haven't tried it, but I've looked into their program. It doesn't seem to offer more than Spark, and it costs! I am at maintenance.

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Thanks Susan. I really need accountability with tracking. Sorry, I'm curious but I don't know about NOOM.

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Has anyone tried NOOM?

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Maria, thanks for joining the Tracking Challenge. Looks like you are off to a good start. Wishing you success. Tracking, for me, is so important. A Spark friend once said, ďif you are not tracking, you are probably gainingĒ, and that applies to me.

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Quick pop in as it's a stormy day. I unplugged things and thought the power would go out it was crazy lightening!

I gave myself a new 90 day challenge. My workouts are mapped out for the next 90 days! So today was emoticon

Hey, the more the merrier for tracking!!

I have to update my tracking.

I'll chat tomorrow. Got my workouts in today and now I think it's safe to wash the dishes.

Let's have a great week!

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I hope I am not too late to join the tracking challenge. I really need to get back to tracking.

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Trina, you are doing great with the tracking. Good job getting back to it after a busy time.

I went to the cottage Tuesday and just got back today and I could not get more than 1 bar internet service the whole week and that wasnít enough for me to connect to SparkPeople. So I tracked just by writing everything down, however I couldnít calculate the calories.

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I am pulling out the pink book once again. I really need to make these things a habit -- they say it takes 66 days for something to become a habit. One thing about this program is that it changes the way you think -- as long as you take over what you think, Reminds me of a quote: "You go where your thoughts go"

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Hey! Phew, long day. 12 hours babysitting! Sorry I've haven't been here. My daughter was sick. We didn't even go to church Sunday. Nothing catchy, but she gets migraines and abdominal migraines. Plus babysitting. I'm beat! I took 2 days off tracking, but I'm back at it!!

Miamrin, You track however works best for you! Even writing down somewhere what you're eating and amounts (even eyeballing portions) works! Make it work for you!

Susan, I still can't thank you enough! Working on making habits! I realize I can't do it all at once, but stack habits on top of each other.

Have a super Thursday!

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Hi,
I'm having a very hard time tracking. I don't always cook for myself and have no idea how to track what is cooked for me. I think I may have to start from scratch like a Spark newbie.

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Trina, great job! 5 days out of 5 tracking! You are in first place now in the Tracking Challenge.

Fresh start tomorrow for whoever wants to join.

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Anyone want to join us this week? Tracking can make a difference!

So far, Carolyn is in the lead with 3 out 5 days tracked. Everyone might not have posted yet. I did 5 out of 5, but I consider myself ineligible because I created the challenge and have more pressure on me to practice what I preach.

Trina, weíll have a Spark Party when you get to ONEderland!!!

In addition to tracking, my plan this week is to focus on tolerating the discomfort I experience when I try to resist an urge to eat that is not caused by hunger. Desire, craving...whatever...if I have an urge to eat but I am not physically hungry or I believe I am hungry but it hasnít been long enough since I last ate to actually be hungry, resisting that urge makes me edgy and tense and I struggle with that feeling that I really need something to eat, or I really deserve something to eat. I want to prove to myself that I can tolerate those feelings. I am hoping that the more often I can resist an urge by just letting myself feel those uncomfortable feelings until they dissipate that I will gain confidence and be able to develop the habit of successfully resisting. I found a sheet of star stickers in my granddaughtersí room at our house and I will give myself a star for every time I successfully resist. I couldnít find any devil stickers for the times I donít. Oh well, I should focus on the positive anyway.

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I've been busy cleaning before babysitting on Saturday. With my recent shoulder issues, I've have forgone some cleaning.

BUT I've been tracking!! I've really needed to do this, but struggled to get into the groove. I've even discovered how to make easy chili for one meal to track instead of cooking one big pot. It's much easier to track that way!

I haven't gone over my daily list yet every day. Just focusing on the tracking as that is the most vital element (besides getting fitness in) for me.

Susan, I thank you SO MUCH for starting this!! Sticking to this challenge, I'll owe you a goodie, as you are a vital role in my success to get to ONEderland all these years. Perfect timing!!

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Do you want to know a way to motivate yourself to track or to work on any other habit? I discovered how this week. Just post a challenge! Even though there were days this week when I didnít feel like tracking, I felt I had to because it would look bad if I created a challenge and then didnít do it myself.
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Trina, glad your headache is letting up. I hope you are feeling better.



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My headache is getting better!

So, I wrote and printed out my diet plan(s). I have 2 plans that are similar. The main difference is counting carbs. If I see progress on the 1st plan, I'll stay with that one. I'd rather just focus on calorie cycling than calories and carb cycling. Makes it easier. Plus, both plans have phases that reflect reverse dieting. I start on the lower end of calories and end up slowly getting to maintenance calories at goal weight and then work on muscle gain. I took 3 plans and spliced them together.

Susan, As a leader, you can do as much or little a you want. It's just easier to do things like pinning chat threads and posting long responses on the wall and sending out team emails.

Exactly with the SP tracking. I've tried other places, and they don't compare to the SP. Plus, the SP recipe app syncs with your account, so whatever recipe you plug in appears in the recipes in the app or on the website, but I love both of the SP apps.

Gail, That's AWESOME!!

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Carolyn (uptoit59), good job tracking!!!

Trina, I hope your headache goes away soon....that is no fun. I didnít know about the Spark recipe app...sounds like a good idea. Thanks for mentioning it. Thanks for the Leader offer. I will let you know when I want to do that. Iím going to do a little research first to see what is involved.

I track using the Spark Nutrition Tracker. Most of the foods I eat are in my Favorites, and I have combinations in my Groupings. I really like the tracker because once you get your usual foods entered it doesnít take much time to track.

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The past 2 days I've been under the weather. My son didn't feel well Monday. The past week of pet sitting a mini farm was a lot. I certainly had to deflate, LOL

Tracking didn't go to well yesterday. Really bad headache. Today is a better day, but still have the headache.

I'm downloading SP recipe app so I can plug in my combined "recipe" for soup or chili and get an estimate on what I'm eating. I don't use recipes, but the app is good at breaking down the calories and nutrients. Only bad part is determining serving size in the total dish unless you scoop out 1cup servings and see how many you get. But at least it's better than nothing. Unless I want to use a recipe and match it close. The app is still better than nothing since I'm tracking this way.

Waiting for my headache to go away.

Susan, Intuitive eating is definitely something I can't do. I don't even eat as much now for emotional reasons, but I'm so used to eating, that it feels natural just to eat! Intuitive eating has kept me in trouble. Can't do it. By the way, just let me know when you want to come on as leader. Would be happy to have you anytime!

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Thatís great Gail! Good for you. Itís not easy to stay on track when isolating and your routine has changed.

I preplanned and tracked today and I had a very good day.

I know some of you use Intuitive Eating and donít track. It would be great if I could do that, but if I donít track I eat too much. My intuitiveness doesnít seem very good. Emotional eating gets me into trouble. I would like to someday be able to eat intuitively, so I am always interested in hearing Intuitive Eatersí suggestions as to how to get there.



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I have continued to track throughout the self isolation, and have lost 4 lbs.

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TRACKING CHALLENGE

Did you miss the beginning because of the short notice?

This first week you can make up 2 days by tracking Saturday and Sunday this weekend, and count those as if you tracked Monday and Tuesday.

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I am doing much better today. I have preplanned everything for today and I have that good feeling of being in control.

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Tracking Challenge. I tracked today and it was definitely a reality check. I now realize that the tuna sandwich I have been having for lunch has way more calories than I thought, and those little snacks here and there add up, and I need to preplan my menu for the day. Today I did not preplan, I just tracked after I ate. Hubby cooks dinner most nights (lucky me!), but I often donít know what he is going to cook. Tonight was a high calorie dinner That put me way over my limit. If I were to check with him earlier in the day to find out what he plans to have, or help make the decision, then I can work my other meals around it. If I were to track my food before I ate it, I would have a chance to make a better choice.

Iím glad I am doing this challenge, because I obviously need to be more aware of my intake, and I need to take more control over planning my food.

Trina, thanks for offering to make me a leader. I will give it some consideration. I am usually at my cottage a lot in summer with poor, intermittent internet, so I think it is best I wait until the Fall.

It is good to review the To Do List and choose the ones you know you need to practice and you know are important to your success.

I am loving your commitment! Great attitude. It is not always easy to psyche yourself up, so give yourself credit.



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emoticon Happy Monday! A great week for progress!

I'm starting fresh with my reading. Fresh commitment, starting anew. While the first half of this year was rough for me physically, I've made progress in other areas. Now, I'm starting fresh and really making this a priority to get to goal weight in a year.

Susan, Thank you! I took a lot at the end of the book from the To Do list. Especially the ones I know will have the biggest impact for progress. As I start this, I may add more along the way that are helpful or rewrite to make them more effective.

Great thinking in the tracking challenge!! I really need to track also. Maybe even until I get to goal weight or close to it. I don't think I'll have to track for years and years either, but at least until I have better control of myself and have learned to effectively meal plan and stick to it. Thank you so much for this and your involvement!! Would you like join as leader? If not that's ok, but please consider!

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See Goals Forum - Tracking Challenge - July 2020.

I need to get back to tracking to make me more aware of what I am eating and help me control my eating. Sometimes I can fool myself into thinking I am staying within my calorie range, but it is easy to underestimate my portion size or forget about a snack or something,

I donít believe I will have to track for the rest of my life, just until I develop the habit of eating healthy, and maybe periodically if I feel I need it.

I would love to have others join in. I know this is last minute, sorry about that. I just thought of it tonight and decided why wait.

If we find this challenge helps, then maybe we can pick another habit for an August Challenge.

Trina, I am impressed with your post. You are really putting some thought into this. Your commitment will pay off! I also appreciate your Daily Tips. emoticon

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Here are the questions I decided to ask myself daily to keep myself on track and accountable. The ARC cards and and planning my meals and serving size either the night before or in the morning after I weigh myself, are going to be key to my progress.

Daily Journal Questions:
I read my Advantages, NO CHOICE, It’s Not Okay, Get Back on Track, and Believe It! Response Cards as needed.

I read my other Response Cards as needed.

I wrote out a food plan for tomorrow.

I monitored everything I ate in writing right after I finished eating.

I did spontaneous exercise at every opportunity.

I did planned exercise.

What did I do today to avoid unplanned eating?

If I deviated, what happened?

What sabotaging thoughts did I have?

How did I answer back to those sabotaging thoughts?

What can I learn from this for next time?

I said, Oh, well, or NO CHOICE, whenever I wanted to eat something I wasn’t supposed to.

I responded effectively to thoughts and situations that get me emotional and discouraged to want to quit.

Reflections:

Susan, Yes, I miss her presence here. She is certainly a Beck testimonial. I mainly can on as a leader to post the Beck Diet tips on the wall. I don't want this team to go on the wayside, so I'll be as active as I can. I have my books and cards next to my living room chair, so I'll be reminded to check in pretty much daily. I need to make progress, so I'll be practicing the Beck principles! Doesn't matter of I have time or not. I need to make progress and I have to stick to my plan. Without Beck, it's slim if I do! My ARC cards are going with me wherever I go!

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Happy 4th of July to our American members!

Trina, happy to hear from you! Iíve been sidetracked with Biggest Loser Challenge and havenít been checking in here as much, but try to keep up with reading posts.

Not as many posts in the check-in section, but still a lot actively blogging, which I like to read.

I agree about needing to get the team going in the right direction again. Really miss Kriszta! She was so good at keeping things going. Iíll give some thought as to what will help.

It would be good to get some input from our members as to what they think would motivate them.



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Happy 4th of July for those that celebrate!

Hi! Welcome!

I am not good at checking in, I apologize! I'm surprised Kriszta hasn't been here either in awhile.

I keep letting life "get in the way" of reading and everything else. I can't let that happen anymore. I haven't done a good job practicing the Beck principles. I'm going to have to learn to be my own coach. I need someone to kick my butt, and tell it like it is, but that's going to have to be me. I admit, I've had a bad attitude about my eating habits as well as everything else regarding my health and fitness. I need to work on changing this.

I'm restarting reading and I'll be posting daily and checking in. Just to keep myself accountable.

I'll be back to posting the Daily Diet Tip on Monday also.

I'm going to write up a Daily check list with accountability questions. I'll post that either later today or Sunday.

Need to get this team going in the right direction again, too! Any ideas, I'm an ears!

Have a great rest of the weekend!

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welcome!

My son got married the other day and we hiked to a waterfall for the wedding. there was 16 of is. it was the most beautiful wedding ever.
the hike was considered "moderate" and there was some scrambling over rocks and small creeks. we went slowly so my new daughter in laws mom could do it.
I did it with minimal effort and I had to slow down because I was forging ahead. I know its because I've lost so much weight and have gotten my health back on track.

This is the main reason I wanted to lose weight. so I could be healthier and do more things.
I am pleased with myself.

this gal was hiking with us. she's my new daughter in laws cousin and I was telling her that my main way to lose was portion control and changing what I eat and how I view food with cbt and beck diet solution.




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Hi!

I'm new here, but not to CBT. I spend 3 weeks at the Mayo Clinic being treated with CBT and other therapies. It was life-changing. I have been improving mentally and physically ever since. One thing I gained from it is, "When you work it, it works for you". Simple, isn't it?

Anyway, I'm glad to be here. I hope to make some friendships, get healthier, and even have some fun!

Thanks!

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it's a grey day where I live but I am going to go for a nice trail walk today!

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Well, I'm feeling even better today. I'm doing what the book I just got on shoulder pain said to do, and I already see an improvement! What a relief!!

Getting back to my Beck reading!

Susan, Are you still reading? What day are you on if you are.

Annette, What a way to get you to slow down!! I've been guilty of that too. Especially with hard shell tacos. Scary, isn't it?! So glad you were not choking!!

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Trina, Good luck in finding something healthy on that restaurant list.

So about 4 weeks ago, we ran out of our favorite bread (natures own 100% wheat bread) at the store because of covid and I had to buy some other wheat bread to replace it. I came home and ate my sandwich with my usual speed of eating. (I have been told by my husband, my mom and my sister that I eat to fast. The only people that probably could tell me this, as they are the closest to me. ) I knew I ate too fast, but on this particular day four weeks ago, this bread was dense. Real dense. I nearly choked. As normal for me, I took a larger than usual bite than other people take, I swallowed and I wasn't choking but it was stuck in my throat. It was in the right pipe, but the bread was dense and dry, causing me to say " am I choking???" I was not so I drank a little water and calmed down immediately. Because I am need a second maybe a third :-) reminder, I took another bite and it happened again. It hurt. So I slowed down my eating and took bites the size of a dice (about a square inch). Every time I took a bite, even small, this bread seemed to grab me by the throat literally. I found my other bread eventually and threw this loaf away. Now even when I take a bite with my other bread, I seem to choke slightly. This has forcefully caused to me to become aware of all breads now, to eat with smaller bites ( 1 inch) and slowly as eating fast seems to cause the same problem now for some reason.
I am done with fast eating and eating too large of bites. Pain unfortunately started this but fortunately has solved it!

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Oh dear! My DH is a food pusher! He wants to go get take out. We never get take out. Just when I committed to tracking my calories! Never fails! emoticon I'm at an all time high weight too. Can I ever catch a break?! emoticon

Ps, it's at a restaurant down the street and they don't have nutrition values. Plus, it's very southern food: meaning deep fried!! Like fried chicken and waffles! Oh dear! emoticon

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Susan, Thank you! My shoulder pain is at its all time worst, but at least it isn't all over pain like it was. It certainly is hard to work through pain. It's so easy to just lose focus. Regardless, this isn't going to be any better if I keep going in the wrong direction with my weight for my diabetes.

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