Day Two: Pick Two Reasonable Diets -
My current one is of course my primary diet, a set vegetarian mealplan. I struggled a bit to find it, but it's full of deliciousness and easy to prepare meals. My boyfriend don't totally agree with me and sometimes we eat different dishes (tonight I have some stir fried veggies+beans and he had pizza)
My back-up plan is a diet plan I've already followed, it gave some good results, but I hadn't been able to stick to it for a long period of time.
Day Three: Eat Sitting Down - This is totally a work in progress.
First I had to realize that I actually eat quite a number of things standing up (while cooking, when I'm caught up in thoughts, all of my snacks)
Second I need to train myself to just sit down to eat and so far I've caught myself more than a couple of time munching something, realizing I'm standing up or walking around, and only then sitting down to finish whatever I was eating.
I wrote some response cards on this step, because, even if I understand why Beck suggests to always sit down to eat, part of me rebels to the idea and keeps asking: Why it is that I can't eat standing up?
I'll monitor myself in the next days to see how it goes...
Day Four: Give yourself credit - another work in progress
I don't feel embarrased about giving myself credit. The problem is that:
a) I tend to forget t do it;
b) I might overlook at the "little"/daily things - eg exercising or following my meal plan: I tend to make a big deal if I mess up, but when I actually do it, it feels normal, nothing special at all: it's just something I need to do if I want to lose weight and so it doesn't feel like I really deserve credit for these actions.
Response cards have been written and practice will make me perfect, right?