Today I’m starting to follow The Beck Diet Solution thanks to my friend Kara who introduced me to it. This is in addition to WW and in short, it’s a cognitive therapy book that helps you make changes in the way you think that will in turn, help the way you eat or like the book says "train your brain to think like a thin person". In the short time I have been reading this book it has already helped me get back on track after a wee set back. Wednesday was the day (hello beer, wings and wine gums), and normally after an episode like this I wouldn’t have taken the high road the following day. I would have thrown in the towel (because I went way over my WW points) with my all or nothing thinking and started over again after my next weigh in. What crazy thinking right! Instead, I decided to really watch what I ate the next day with lots of fruits and veggies. Simple really, and it's what a lot of thin people do naturally, but for those of us who have dieted since they can remember it doesn't come natural.
Day one of the BDS has you write down all the reasons why you want to lose weight. I have a list of 22, but to name a few:
1. I will feel better physically and mentally (I am tired a LOT and my moods are up and down)
2. I will get more out of life (there are too many things I don't do b/c of my weight)
3. I will live longer
4. I will like myself more
5. I will get joy out of shopping for clothes!
All of these reasons including the other 17 I will read twice a day. My iphone is currently set with a reminder at 11:30 & 5:00 - right before lunch and dinner to remind me of why I will eat healthy.
Cheers and happy Friday – I’ll be back tomorrow with an update on my weight loss.