Mar 6, 2010
Day 42 - The Beck Diet Solution
We're at the last day. If you've been with me all along, I hope you've learned something, or at least been entertained :)
If you've just started, I encourage you to read from Day 1, there's a link at the top of the blog just for the Beck Diet posts.
There are two more chapters after the last day that I will write about as well, but this is the official last day of the program.
Beck's advice on this day is "Practice, Practice, Practice".
She reminds us to continue all our good habits and use our response cards when we need them as well as on a daily basis.
She reminds us the road won't always be easy.
She reminds us that we have the tools we need to succeed. They are within us. We can do it.
I know I can. I know you can too.
I know I'm strong and determined. I know how much I want this. I know it's not always easy, but I know there's no choice except to go forward each day.
It's taken me a lot longer than 42 days to go through the program, mostly because I wanted to be comfortable with one strategy before I moved on to another. I did learn a lot of new strategies and a lot about myself in doing some of her exercises. Some things were reaffirmed for me and some things I just didn't agree with.
At the end of the day, I'm glad I went through her process and I think I am smarter, stronger and more forgiving of myself for having done it. It's not for everyone and her writing style does get a bit preachy and dry, but I think if you keep an open mind and a willing attitude - you'll learn something too.