60,000-79,999 SparkPoints 72,650

Goal! So why not go 5 more? No reason.

My new walking partner

My wedding dress now fits better than it did on my wedding day


Food Scale


High Five

Shared Food & Fitness Trackers
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts

Fitness and well being are the effects of habits. I should know. I have lots of habits. Many of them are not particularly skillful. This takes time and patience and practice. I have plenty of time. Not too bad on patience. And the leisure to practice. Besides...this is fun.

Member Since: 3/1/2008

Fitness Minutes: 112,785

My Goals:
Lose 5 pounds.
And then lose 5 pounds. And then lose 2 pounds. And then celebrate!

My Program:
1. Eat in the Mediterranean style
2. Plan all meals and snacks and say No Choice to anything unplanned
3. Schedule shopping and meal prep. Be prepared. Make it a priority.
5. Eat sitting at the table.
6. Log fitness and track nutrients in Spark trackers
7. Use distractions to manage cravings.
8. Weigh every day
9. Read my list of reasons why I want to lose weight every day
10. Exercise every day

Personal Information:
I lost 30 pounds using Spark tools and kept most of it off though I never reached my desired goal. Recently I started to creep back up. So I looked up Cognitive Behavior and weight loss and up popped the "Beck Diet Solution". It is a perfect fit with the Spark tools and the Mediterranean plan. And I am having fun. Fun is very important to me. I live on Outer Cape Cod and part time in the hills of Western Massachusetts. I love being surrounded by natural beauty. I left a successful career protecting land and helping people appreciate and enjoy nature. Now my time is my own to pay attention to wellbeing and fitness when and how I wish. Luxury!

Other Information:
I love companion animals especially my current dog Lilly. My husband is plenty cool too and is supportive of my losing weight. I love the beach and my favorite exercise is swimming outdoors or walking on beautiful beaches with my pooch.

Read More About QUEENOTHEFOREST - Profile Information moved here. (Updated July 1)

Shown if member clicks "Read More"
My Goals:

My Program:

Personal Information:

Other Information:

Personal Signature: (Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
Current Status:
My Ticker:
 current weight: 154.0 
Login to Leave Comment
    That's not a good feeling - shaky, quivery mess. A coworker who is diabetic says that it's a sugar crash. You had a high carb breakfast and not much in the way of protein. I'm glad you didn't get too sick. Did Lilly's walk get cut short?
    2 days ago
  • v KRISZTA11
    I loved your comment on Kathleen's blog - "I am finding that once I start eating the cravings start and I am more hungry than I was when I sat down to eat. " so true, even if it is counter-intuitive... I often start eating without hunger... and feel hunger and lack of fullness at the middle of meal and even increases till the end of the meal. Thanks to Beck practice, I noticed that fullness always kicks in 20-30 minutes later and increases further in the next hour.
    Amazing, isn't it?

    4 days ago
    Thanks for your kind message re Charlie. He has probably never heard a cross word in his entire life and we all absolutely dote upon him. Now if I were just able to treat all the people in my life with equally sustained kindness . . .
    5 days ago
    Woof woof woof -- that's a howling dog, but not TOO far off in the distance!!
    6 days ago
    When is hawk migration season?

    And I feel bad, but I was just down at Old Silver Beach in Falmouth last week. I was there for a conference and didn't have any free time, though.

    7 days ago
Member Comments (2742):  123Next >Last >>