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NSV: coffee
Friday, October 02, 2015      5 comments

Coffee became a part of my life a lot later than for many others. I could never figure out what all the hoopla and sighs were about!!??!! It took me years to develop a taste and appreciation for that morning cup. My taste buds finally settle... Read more
Goodbye calcium supplements
Thursday, October 01, 2015      10 comments

I'm sure many of you were just as surprised as I was to hear the announcement on the news about calcium supplements. If you missed it the bottom line is that research (can't cite it but you can search for it) has shown that, for women over 50,... Read more
Beck reboot: day 33 emotional eating
Tuesday, September 29, 2015      4 comments

This is a big issue for me, I think. (Until I read WATERMELLON's blog about no emotions... ) Dealing with emotions rationally - is that an oxymoron? I'm still thinking about this. It's just not clicking for me. Will read what others are... Read more
Beck reboot: day 32 travel plans
Monday, September 28, 2015      1 comments

In my case, travel boils down to three scenarios: * taking my lunch to work... always, every day... usually leftovers but also had a few emergency supplies such as frozen entrees, instant oatmeal... Now retired - this category has - poof... Read more
Beck reboot: days 30 & 31 eating out & drinking
Sunday, September 27, 2015      7 comments

Day 30 is all about strategies for eating out. To be honest, there are times when I avoid eating out because of the temptations. I also avoid buffets and "all you can eat" situations whenever possible. When I do eat out, I am best able to m... Read more
Beck reboot: day 29 food pushers
Friday, September 25, 2015      5 comments

There are some advantages for being over the age 60 "hill." emoticon One of them is that I no longer am suscept... Read more
Beck reboot: day 28 getting ready for weigh in
Thursday, September 24, 2015      6 comments

Tomorrow is the official weigh in day for the week. It's looking good for promising results. My hips are protesting all the walking - they don't seem to realize how precious these beautiful, sunny, fall days are to getting outside and enjoying... Read more
Beck reboot: day 27 seven questions
Wednesday, September 23, 2015      6 comments

As others have noted, Beck's seven questions are a tad complex for my everyday use. Have put them aside to translate into something more user-friendly. What spoke to me most in this chapter was "what would I tell a close friend or family m... Read more
Back reboot: day 25 & 26 thinking...
Tuesday, September 22, 2015      4 comments

Day 25 is identifying sabotaging thoughts There are several stand outs for me on Beck's list. Most notably: making up for it later, I'm hungry, no willpower, and I'll start again tomorrow. Day 26 Recognizing thinking mistakes Yup, ... Read more
Beck reboot: day 24 disappointment
Monday, September 21, 2015      5 comments

In this short chapter Beck brings up feeling overwhelmed or discouraged. I choose to disagree with her main quote - I think dieting is hard. If it was not then I wouldn't be struggling or be tempted to give up. But hard is ok. Hard means it'... Read more
Beck reboot: day 23 countering the unfairness...
Sunday, September 20, 2015      3 comments

Again, I am fortunate that I don't fall victim to this syndrome mainly because, well, I am so fortunate. As Beck references, compared to so many others in this world, most of the countries represented here on SP, we live with bounty. I, pers... Read more
Beck reboot: days 21 & 22 weigh day &
Friday, September 18, 2015      5 comments

Fridays are the day my coach/buddy and I chose for "weigh in day." ( I won't steal her thunder but she did verrrrrrry well this week and is an inspiration to me!) I have another week of maintenance under my belt which means I'm within my range.... Read more
Beck reboot: day 20 Getting back on track
Wednesday, September 16, 2015      7 comments

This chapter made me smile. I should be pretty good at getting back on track since I've done it sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
oooo many times. My best tip? If I can get a streak going, then I am invested. I am much less likely to go off ... Read more
Beck reboot: day 19 Stop fooling yourself
Tuesday, September 15, 2015      8 comments

This one has started quite an inner dialog. Some of the examples Beck uses fall under mindless eating... such as "eating crumbs" or not wasting the last bite. Obviously, they are unplanned and very difficult to account for in our food trackin... Read more
Beck reboot: days 15 & 16
Saturday, September 12, 2015      2 comments

Equipped with lots to think about and do... am entering the "diet" phase. Instead of getting overwhelmed, I've picked a couple of strategies that need the most work. Day 15 was about monitoring my eating. I have tracked my food - off a... Read more

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