CSHULLCSHELLS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=CSHULLCSHELLS CSHULLCSHELLS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Beck Reboot Chapter 5 - Week 1 - Day 1 My Advantage Response Card http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5986080 When I was 40 years old and over 200 pounds I went to see an internist for a general physical. He took all of my vitals, listened to my heart, and then sat down with me to review my family medical history. And the list goes: Type II Diabetes (mom, brother, sister), Graves Disease (mom), Addison’s disease (sister), heart disease (mom, brother), kidney disease (mom, brother, sister) rheumatoid arthritis (great-grandma, grandma, mom, sister). My doctor looked at me and bravely said, “Rig... Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:29:06 EST Beck Reboot Chapter 4: I Flipped My Own Switch! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5985506 This chapter seemed to serve primarily as a pep talk – a last push of persuasion to those who might still be on the fence about deciding whether or not to follow the Beck program. In reading the “In Session with Dr. Beck” section I was struck by the memory of my own “aha” moment. <BR> <BR> I had been overweight for years, and while I had successfully lost 40 pounds, my weight loss had stalled. I found myself going back over the same territory again and again. In fact, I fell int... Thu, 27 Aug 2015 01:15:39 EST Beck Reboot Chapter 3: I AM a thin person, therefore I THINK like one? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5985085 Not very far into reading chapter three, I began to realize that I am a thin person in more than physical appearance. I am not one to often give myself credit, but the feeling that came over me as I read Beck’s list of questions was one of confidence. I have maintained my weight for more than three years – you can’t do that without thinking like a thin person! <BR> <BR> However, as I have stated before, my resistance muscle has started to get flabby and my weight (before our reboot... Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:42:37 EST Beck Reboot Day 2 -- My Flabby Mind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5984392 My “resistance muscle” got flabby! <BR> <BR> I know, because yesterday, I used it, and today I can feel it. It was like running for the first time after an illness when I am so conscious of every little thing – breathing, footfalls, pain. I was amazed at how many times I had to stop myself from mindless eating – at least the perception of mindless eating. Like Beck said, “You may not be conscious of it, but you always have a thought before you eat…You don’t automatically r... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 09:15:20 EST Beck Reboot Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5983689 In reading Chapter 1 of Beck Pink, one phrase leapt off the page at me: “It matters every single time.” Beck listed this phrase as one example of an answer to sabotaging thoughts. I am reading the book for the first time during what is essentially a time of maintenance. But I have been getting sloppy and the scale has shown it. Over three years, I have stopped believing that it matters every single time. In fact, maintenance began to feel “easy” precisely because I had mastered m... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:17:53 EST You've Come a Long Way Baby! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5270909 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l577038537.jpg"> <BR> I'm sitting in my hotel room in Phoenix Arizona basking in the glow of personal accomplishment. Yesterday, I ran the first race of 2013 with two girlfriends that travelled here with me just to run a 10 k. Living in Idaho, it is difficult to train for a greater distance than that because you can only train on a treadmill and the snow! I ran the race in 55:00! A full 12 minutes faster than my first 10 k 7 months ago. I ... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 10:03:31 EST Ring-a-bling-bling!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4829300 Which to wear! What to do! Isn't this perplexing? <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l897208881.jpg"> <BR> This is the beautiful wedding band I have worn for the last 5 years. I love it. It is like wearing my own disco ball around my finger! And it shows how much my husband loves me -- because he bought it for me because I was too heavy to wear the original wedding ring he gave me 21 years ago. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l193942032.jpg"> ... Tue, 10 Apr 2012 20:27:03 EST It Must Be Close to St. Patrick's Day 'Cause I'm A Lucky Girl! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4777810 This morning, my husband asked me how far I have to go before I will call it good. I said that I really don't know. He is a doctor, so of course he asked me how much I have to lose to be at a healthy BMI. At 5'5" I can weigh at most 150 pounds. That is 28 pounds away. My wonderful husband then told me, "Well please don't go below that then. I have seen you super skinny and overweight. Don't go back to super skinny." <BR> <BR> "Well fine," I'm thinking, "if you twist my arm!" <BR> <... Thu, 8 Mar 2012 17:03:19 EST De Ja Vu Epiphany http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4364428 Yes I know I have had this epiphany before -- many times. At almost 41 it is something I have known my whole life. Yet even I -- in a pinch -- lose sight of reality. This time is no different. The pinch is from my clothes as they become tighter because I have gained back some of the 40 pounds I fought so hard to lose. I panicked, and decided to try a fad diet -- the 17-day diet. Seventeen days of virtually nothing but protein. Uuuggghh. <BR> <BR> I know now -- again -- with assurance, ... Fri, 15 Jul 2011 11:19:16 EST