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Getting Ready Beck Chapt 4

Thursday, August 27, 2015      4 comments

I've got my notebook, cards and stickies! I am more than ready. In fact I read Chapt 5 and made out my Advantage Response card! I am so eager to begin, but I know I have to take it one step at a time, one day at a time. So often I have... Read more

Beck Chapter 3 How Thin People Think

Wednesday, August 26, 2015      4 comments

I enjoyed this chapter. I live with a thin person and watch how he eats all the time. He definitely meets all the criteria of a thin person and even after 43 years of marriage am still constantly amazed at how he eats and how he thinks about fo... Read more

What Beck says" Really Makes You Eat'

Tuesday, August 25, 2015      6 comments

We should eat from hunger and a need to fuel our bodies, but often we eat when we're triggered by something outside ourselves...environmental, mental, biological, and emotional. When we are triggered it is up to us to make a decision: Do we wa... Read more

My First Day with Beck The Keys to Success

Monday, August 24, 2015      10 comments

I'm one of the minority on this thread...I've never read Beck before so its all new to me. The first chapter was very reassuring. Beck emphasized the one most important factor that I believe helped me to lose 90 pounds and keep 80 of it off fo... Read more

Experiment of One

Wednesday, June 17, 2015      9 comments

Its been almost a year since I wrote my last blog. I've been on Spark but I've definitely been struggling. I have been stalled at 185 in my journey to go from 270 pounds to 175 pounds. I have tried a couple of different eating plans - Whole 3... Read more

RIDING MY OWN BICYCLE – WHOLE30 COMPLETE!!

Sunday, August 31, 2014      3 comments

I started the WHOLE30 on Saturday Jul 19th and today Sun Aug 31st I am on my own—Training Wheels Off! I had a great experience with Whole 30. After being stuck in the same 10 pound range which is 10 to 20 pounds over my goal weight for over a... Read more

MY WHOLE 30 JOURNEY

Wednesday, August 20, 2014      8 comments

I finished my 30 days of Whole30 Monday and am starting to add foods back into my diet to see how my body reacts. I have to say, I did the Whole30 without any slips and with very little trouble. The biggest change I noticed is that my cravings... Read more

Recipe Challenge with Beyond the Scales Team

Monday, January 13, 2014      5 comments

I made some cream of tomato soup as a new recipe to fulfill the requirements of one of the squares on our Beyond the Scales (BTS) Bingo challenge. I had a ball making it. DH made grilled cheese sandwiches to go with the soup while I made t... Read more

New Year New Goals Old Cabin

Monday, January 06, 2014      7 comments

This weekend we were at our mountain cabin for 3 days. We had about 8 inches of snow and it hovered between 0 and 8 degrees F. We stayed an extra day because the r... Read more

Rocky Mountain Weekend

Tuesday, October 15, 2013      10 comments

Since we can't get to our mountain cabin in the Roosevelt Forest near Rocky Mountain National Park because of the road damage after the recent floods, we decided to take advantage of our governor's decision to pay for the opening of Rocky Mounta... Read more

Harder than I Thought

Monday, September 30, 2013      9 comments

I've been back from my European trip for one week and am trying to get back to normal. It's been a lot harder than I thought. I planned exercise and nutrition for the cruise and that went well. I ate moderately and ran a mile and did ST 5 tim... Read more

Colorado Flooding

Thursday, September 26, 2013      10 comments

As most of you know, our cabin is in the middle of the Colorado flood area. We just found out that the 6 mile dirt road to the cabin is closed because of major flood damage. Parts of the road have now become the new creek. Our cabin is in the mi... Read more

A Taste of Our Mediterranean Cruise

Tuesday, September 24, 2013      14 comments

We spent 2 days in Rome before the cruise. On our first day we went to the Vatican when, unexpectedly, the Pope drove in for a prayer service he was leading in St Peter's Square. Just as we walked by, He came up the the gate and greeted about 2... Read more

Some Pictures of our European Trip

Tuesday, September 24, 2013      10 comments

We started our trip in Eastern Europe since my DH has always been interested in that part of the world. The Market Place in Krakow, Poland Wawel Castle in Krak... Read more

3 Weeks in Europe

Monday, September 23, 2013      10 comments

After 3 weeks in Eastern Europe and a Mediterranean cruise I am back home....healthy, happy and tired. I gained only 2 pounds after eating EVERYTHING I wanted in moderate ... Read more


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