I've been feeling unmotivated for a few days, but I'm still working on doing the Beck review and the processes and hoping that some, or alot, of it will stick with me.
The first time I did the review, I had a lot of trouble with sitting while eating. This time it's been pretty easy since I guess it's always been in my mind since that review.
This time the hardest thing so far is eating slowly and mindfully. I really have trouble with that and eat too fast and don't even enjoy the food. I just want that feeling of having the food. So I need to put a lot of work into this one.
Hope everyone is doing well on their plans and in their lives. Take care
Hi sunrose - The eating slowly and mindfully (Beck process) is one of the hardest for me. I can eat half my meal standing up before I ever make it out of the kitchen!
And I'm "trained" to eat in front of the computer. The minute I sit down at it I feel like I need to have something to eat. Even if I sit to eat and don't have the computer on, I feel like I need it on When I was still working I would eat my lunch (and breakfast sometimes) while working on the computer, so this is really ingrained habit for me that I'll have to work hard to break.
I had also told myself that I didn't care if I lost weight during this review, that it was more important to change my bad habits. But I realized I was just using that as an excuse for failure. So I do hope that I will lose some weight as well as changing those habits.
It was nice and cool here today, and sunny. I love this type of weather.
Hope everyone is doing well and that you all have a good weekend
DotRen - I hope you don't get too much rain, or any damage, from the hurricane in the Gulf. Maybe the forecasters will be wrong
sunrose - Hope you found a workout and enjoyed doing something different.
Eating without distraction is really difficult to do these days. I remember was I was a child we would all sit at the table and eat, no other distractions. But it just isn't like that these days and it's taking me a lot of retraining to get to a good habit. I'm saying this as I just finished a meal while on the computer
We try to have family dinners every night at the table, as well as at least one other meal (usually brunch) on the weekends. But, I also eat in front of the computer at work or on the couch in front of the TV in the evenings. It's a really hard habit to break. I think I'm just so used to having my phone or tablet in front of me all of the time. I even find it hard to just watch TV nowadays without also playing on my phone or tablet.
When I was a kid, I don't remember eating as a family once I hit 10 years old or so. We moved and we never ate together in the new house. I think it's important, so we make sure that we do it. I'm also very big on table manners, because I feel like I wasn't taught any as a child. When I went to other peoples' houses or worse, when I started working in a professional job with lots of dinners, I was lost. It took me a long time to pick up on the nuances. I don't want my kids to go through that, so we are very strict about manners in our house (even if we don't always use them as we should during our casual meals - we make sure that everyone knows what they are supposed to do).
My weight is holding strong and doesn't seem to be moving in either direction. Right now I'm working on trying to eat regularly throughout the day so that I don't binge at night. I really need to up my self-care game. Not in the bubble baths and manicures sense, but more in the eating properly, getting enough sleep and doing all of the healthy habits I make my kids do sense. I know that I would feel so much better if I just put some effort into taking care of myself, so that's what I'm trying to do.
Hi wwlurker - It's good to hear from you You are a good mother to teach your children manners like that, I'm sure they'll appreciate it when they are adults. And it's great that you have the family dinners too.
I'm the same way as you are about needing to do several things at once. I think it comes from the time I worked where I could only get things done if I did double task. I find it difficult just to do one thing and even when I am doing one thing, my mind is running with other thoughts!
I hope you add in some self-care to your days, which I know are busy. It's important for us to take care of ourselves
Today's Beck practice is to monitor our hunger levels before, during and after meals. I know mine is completely broke. I rarely eat because I'm hungry. I hope that is something I can work on during this review.
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend and having nice fall weather.
I'm still sticking with the Beck processes and review and I feel like they are helping me. It's kind of nice to go through them after a few years break, since I'm learning new things about myself and the process this time.
Yesterday was tolerating hunger and it's surprising how long I could go without eating and be alright. I feel like I'm always eating, so it was kind of a relief not to worry about eating between breakfast and dinner.
Hopefully some of these habits will stick with me in the future.