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Beck reboot: day 14 drum roll please...
Thursday, September 10, 2015      3 comments

And so we reach the last day of prep and it's all about planning. This is hard for some but I am a natural born as well as retired professional planner and organizer. Piece of cake, eh? For me this is easy. Unfortunately, I don't always foll... Read more
Beck reboot: days 11/12 revisited and day 13
Wednesday, September 09, 2015      5 comments

Reviewed chapters 11/12, read several blogs of those who shared their experiments, and re-visited my own history and feelings about hunger vs. wants vs. cravings. Over the winter, I managed to lose 40 lbs. There were days when my stomach... Read more
Beck reboot: days 11 & 12
Tuesday, September 08, 2015      7 comments

"Most dieters have difficulty distinguishing between true hunger, a desire to eat, and a craving." I believe I can distinguish between the three. However, I need to put practices into place to deal with #2 and #3 and the difference between... Read more
Beck rebook: Day 10 realistic goals
Sunday, September 06, 2015      9 comments

I feel good about my weight goals. I set and reached a realistic, healthier weight about two months ago. It is not an "ideal" weight according to the charts but those numbers are not realistic for me based on a very long history. So my goals... Read more
Beck reboot: Ch 5 days 6-7 and on to Ch 6 days 8-9
Friday, September 04, 2015      4 comments

Bonus day for blogs: 4 in 1... where have I been and what have it been doing??? Oops - not blogging emoticon ... Read more
Beck reboot: Ch 5 Day 5 Thank goodness!!!
Monday, August 31, 2015      11 comments

Please pretend that this is Tuesday's blog... just giving myself a head start on tomorrow. My sister and I are volunteer demonstrators in the Wool Center at the great NYS Fair so I probably won't make much of an appearance here at SP. Don't w... Read more
Beck reboot: chpt 5 day 4 Good for me!
Monday, August 31, 2015      6 comments

Day 4 is all about giving yourself credit. Hmmm... I know the value of positive reinforcement so I know where this is coming from. Will work on turning that negative self-talk into positive. Posting a few reminders here and there ala Beck c... Read more
Beck reboot: chpt 5 days 1-3
Sunday, August 30, 2015      11 comments

Catching up with my blogging so you get a 3 in 1 today... emoticon Day 1 - record the advantages of losing ... Read more
Beck Ch.3: owning up
Thursday, August 27, 2015      13 comments

Chapter 3 led me to some interesting self-observations. Most of the characteristics identified by Beck I could skim. There were three that gave me pause for further thought: Characteristic 3: you like the feeling of being full This is a... Read more
Beck reboot: the perfect candidate
Monday, August 24, 2015      11 comments

Am trying the Beck Diet Solution (the pink book) Reboot - thanks to the rave reviews by several of my SP friends - most notably SLENDERELLA61. Today was the first day and I'm a tad behind already. Bought the ebook from a notable bookseller an... Read more
Grapes
Saturday, August 22, 2015      6 comments

Today's blog will be short and sweet. A few days ago I wrote about my challenges in finding good produce so today I continue to share my quest. While at the grocery store yesterday I noticed a wider variety of grapes than usual. The first tha... Read more
H & H = ouch!
Friday, August 21, 2015      9 comments

Ouch! I just looked at my FitBit weekly report and I'm sad to report that I didn't reach my goal of 10,000 steps even once... zip... zero... nada. It's been hot and humid. Those are my two least favorite weather conditions for outdoor exercis... Read more
Did someone say this would be easy????
Wednesday, August 19, 2015      7 comments

No, they didn't. Well, maybe those that write about things they haven't experienced. But the rest of us know THE TRUTH. It isn't easy getting to goal weight and it isn't easy staying there!! Now don't get me wrong. Looking back, all the... Read more
Mixed results in the produce department
Monday, August 17, 2015      4 comments

I love fruit... emoticon ... Read more
Maintenance: a brave new world
Saturday, August 15, 2015      8 comments

Am borrowing Mr. Huxley's title along with a vague reference to his work as I write about my world of maintenance. Mr. Huxley's work described a very different world of the future. Similarly, my world, maintaining a healthier weight, is also ... Read more

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