FITFABME's SparkPeople Blog FITFABME's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 21 days, 5 pounds: On my way! THANK YOU BECK GROUP!!!! Forgiving myself for small "failures" as I work to change the way I eat and move has gone a long way toward keeping myself on track, and maintaining my determination to reach my larger goal. I cooked a many-course dinner for my guests last night, and my adherence to my plan wasn't perfect. But here I am, back on track today, and better prepared for the dinner party (another one!) I'm having tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Even more important, though--and this is pretty huge--is the good luck I've had in... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 13:17:15 EST Beck day 3: Sitting Down Day 16 on Spark, and Day 3 of Beck: Commit to always eat sitting down. <BR> <BR> Sounds easy, doesn't it? I'm pretty good at sitting down! But this is going to take work. <BR> <BR> I used to habitually grab snacks from the cabinet, or help myself to one of my husband's baked items on the counter as I walk by it. And, you know, I really liked those samples they hand out at Costco--that's about the only time I ate highly processed food, which I justified by telling myself that I never buy st... Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:24:50 EST Today's New Member challenge: Inspirational quotes This is day 15 for me on Spark People, and the challenge is to find 3 inspirational quotes, and post them where I can see them frequently. As it happens, I needed inspiration this morning and found it in KRIZSTA's secrets of success (and in her comment on my blog yesterday), so quote one is: <BR> <BR> "Effort Leads To Ease And Relief - Just Give It Time And Keep Learning!!" <BR> <BR> I recommend you read this entire secret of success on a day when your resolve needs a boost. It's inspiring.... Sun, 16 Oct 2016 13:44:42 EST Can I roll up my response cards like a newspaper and bop my subconscious on the nose with them? I've been here for 2 weeks, and I've lost a couple of pounds. This is the point in a diet where my subconscious mind starts getting ornery. <BR> <BR> Does this happen to you? After I lose a few pounds, I start thinking about food quite frequently. In my sleep, I dream that I am eating high carb foods, and then I wake up with my stomach rumbling. During the day, I frequently perceive that I'm hungry, and I'm very, very slow to feel satiated.* I absent-mindedly wander over to the family's ca... Sat, 15 Oct 2016 16:28:33 EST Found an exercise that I like! I don't run. <BR> <BR> It's really too bad. I took up jogging a few years ago, and after those first few months of unpleasantness and discomfort, I started to like it. Then I started to really like it. Then I got addicted to it. I didn't jog a lot--I was doing a comfy 20 or so miles a week, but those miles were a pleasure, and I looked forward to getting out of bed to treat myself to a 3-4 mile jog most days of the week. Unfortunately my hip started hurting. Then my knees. Then both of my fe... Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:00:31 EST 10 / 7 New member challenge blog: I am Kung Fu Panda. (I wish!) This is day 6 for me, and it's going well! <BR> <BR> Not perfectly, but I'm pretty happy to be here. I'm reading the Beck Diet Solution book of cognitive-therapy-based exercises to change the way I think about how and what I eat. <BR> <BR> I eat an EXTREMELY healthy diet, with loads of home-grown organic veggies every day, lots of raw fruits and veggies, whole grains, and a small amount of healthy oils. I'm not a vegetarian, but I don't eat meat very much. <BR> <BR> The problem (you may b... Fri, 7 Oct 2016 16:56:53 EST