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Gut Punches
Sunday, April 12, 2020      6 comments

We are safe and well in my household. Walking 5 miles a day. Dog. Husband. Me. Together. We have enough for now. And it is beautiful here. I am so lucky. Nothing and I mean nothing in my life now is what I had expected a couple of ... Read more
Friday, January 18, 2019      6 comments

You're like a little wild thing that was never sent to school. Sit, I say, and you jump up. Come, I say, and you go galloping down the sand to the nearest fish with which you perfume your sweet neck. It is summer. How many summers... Read more
A Little Whine
Wednesday, January 16, 2019      4 comments

I woke up this morning close to my scream weight. I have been on a binge of night time dessert eating. I know this weight episode is just that, an episode. I know that the fundamentals of losing weight are always available to me. So, I... Read more
Beck Chapter 4, 1 14 2019, Give Yourself Credit
Monday, January 14, 2019      6 comments

I enjoy rereading Beck and The Beck Diet Solution most of all. So, since I have not noticed another Beck Trek on the horizon with the team, I am just going to read it anyway. Though I may not blog faithfully as I have done on past treks. I wi... Read more
An Assist With Resolutions
Wednesday, January 02, 2019      7 comments

Every day I quickly scan the recent blog list for our Beck team to see what is new and of course to see if any of my favorite writers have posted. I don’t remember ever seeing so many new blogs as the list for the New Year. And, no surprise, t... Read more
Unwilling resident of a flat earth
Sunday, December 16, 2018      13 comments

I quit eating desserts and white flour products. White pasta and bread are not a problem for me to avoid. I really prefer whole grains. But dessert is a real problem and once I get started I can’t and won’t stop. The effects are awful. Weigh... Read more
So that’s how it goes…
Thursday, December 06, 2018      10 comments

Yesterday was day 52 sugar free. Today is day one. I had a meeting here last evening and provided dessert which was a cookie platter. I got through the whole event no problem. I tried to pawn off the left-over cookies on the members.... Read more
Emotional Eating Escape Plan
Thursday, November 29, 2018      11 comments

Emotional eating has been a problem for me for 25 years. I have managed many of the other causes of overeating but this one remains a challenge. I got a chance to try out my problem-solving skills just now. Yesterday I got a request fro... Read more
Problem Solving
Thursday, November 15, 2018      8 comments

I had an opportunity to practice my Beck Diet Solution skills yesterday. I’ve been going through a lot of medical tests to try to figure out why I have some issues. They probably stem from polio which I had as an infant. Mostly I am healt... Read more
Stress Again
Thursday, November 08, 2018      6 comments

A couple of days ago the topic of the day on the Beck Diet Solution Spark Team was managing stress. I wrote about my stress Achilles heel and it is usually people related. I made a plan to deal with a particularly cranky pants woman who takes ... Read more
The Beck Diet Solution Day 37 Reduce Stress (as a tool for losing weight.)
Tuesday, November 06, 2018      6 comments

This one is challenging enough for me that it deserved a blog. My primary source of stress these days is usually other people. My health is great and gets better with every sugar free day and every pound lost. I am comfortable ... Read more
Beck Diet Solution (Pink) October 2018 Reading. Day 13
Saturday, October 13, 2018      8 comments

Overcome Cravings “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” (Kelly Clarkson) RCA Records My breaking up song with sugar. Every single time I have been successful losing weight with Beck and Spark I had first quit sugar. Befo... Read more
Beck Diet Solution (Pink) October 2018 Team Reading. Day 11
Thursday, October 11, 2018      5 comments

Differentiate Between Hunger, Desire, and Cravings This chapter is really important to me. I fully subscribe to the idea that what I think controls how I act. Most times the issue for me is inserting a space between a notion that co... Read more
Beck Diet Solution (Pink) October 2018 Reading. Day 8
Monday, October 08, 2018      6 comments

Since beginning this group reading with the Spark Beck Team eight days ago I have really noticed how much I enjoy putting time and consciousness into all the steps. I have also noticed how many tools I have forgotten about since I first found B... Read more
Beck Diet Solution (Pink) October Reading. 4
Thursday, October 04, 2018      3 comments

Today’s Beck behavior modification is to learn to give myself credit. When I first read this book in 2015 I rebelled. I thought it was a ridiculous thing to give myself credit. I hated it when my Spark Beck buddy gave me credit. I thou... Read more

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