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Thursday, November 26, 2015      5 comments

TODAY it is Thanksgiving for US Sparkers, emoticon and Friday 27 November at 3.35 pm for me. Yesterday wa... Read more

BECK EATING BEHAVIOURS for the holidays: differentiate between hunger, desire, and cravings.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015      11 comments

So far I've refreshed my eating behaviors around eating sitting down, slowly and mindfully; arranging my environment to minimise food triggers; and creating time and energy. I'm doing pretty well with that. I eat sitting down, my environment is ... Read more

Ghost Sparkers?

Tuesday, November 24, 2015      10 comments

I saw a post about how to check out mutual friends on SP, and sure enough there were people who we weren't mutual friends. So I friended all those that I wasn't currently friends with. I ended up with 161 people! I've just culled the list ... Read more

BECK EATING BEHAVIOURS for the holidays: Create time and energy

Monday, November 23, 2015      10 comments

The challenge today is about creating the time and mental energy to adopt and adhere to a healthy eating plan. Beck says most people are busy and will need to create the time to practice the behaviours that they need to engage in. This may mean ... Read more

BECK EATING BEHAVIOURS for the holidays: Arrange your environment

Sunday, November 22, 2015      8 comments

Todays review topic is from page 90 of Beck Pink: Arrange your environment to minimise our exposure to environmental food triggers at home and at work Beck gives us tools to cope with our inevitable encounters with environmental food trigge... Read more

Beck Eating Behaviour for the holidays: Eat slowly and mindfully.

Saturday, November 21, 2015      14 comments

Beck says, and she is not the only one, that when we eat slowly and mindfully, our brain registers that we are full, and we eat less. It takes 20 minutes for us to register that we are full, so if I eat quickly, I will have overeaten before I ev... Read more

Feeling good this morning and took some photos

Saturday, November 21, 2015      13 comments

For the first time since surgery I woke feeling rested after a good night's sleep. Yesterday I had a short walk, which I found rather taxing. Luckily it was along the beachfront studded with benches, for which I was most grateful. On my retur... Read more

BECK EATING BEHAVIOURS for the holidays: Eat sitting down

Friday, November 20, 2015      12 comments

Today is the first day of our Beck Eating Behaviour challenge for the holidays. A cumbersome title but we will probably think of something simpler as we go along. There is a thread for the challenge under the BDS team goals forum. Here it is: ... Read more

Prepping for Beck Eating Behaviours redo: choose your diet

Thursday, November 19, 2015      9 comments

Today I am looking at day two - pick two reasonable diets. This time I'm going to use a counting system, counting calories. I'll take this opportunity to really plan my food. I'll have at least three meals a day and maybe a snack or two as well... Read more

Prepping for Beck Eating Behaviours redo: revamp your ARC

Thursday, November 19, 2015      11 comments

I'm looking at my Advantages Response Card, which I first made early in the August Beck Reboot, my first time all the way through the Beck Diet solution (BDS, or Beck Pink). It lists the benefits of being in the right sized body for me. I'... Read more

A card to convalesce by

Tuesday, November 17, 2015      7 comments

In hospital at 7am on 17th, out by 11.30 on the 18th. DH & I were having lunch together en route home just 24 hours after the op. My niece suggested, on a card by Murdoch, called Pepys' Cat [see the photo below] that my next few days be spent... Read more

Post op post

Tuesday, November 17, 2015      16 comments

Got hospital WIFI connected, sitting up in bed. Didn't mention the snuffles, and got the surgery, my temperature was up but they zapped it with antibiotics and now seems normal. A few coughs but no sneezes, all good. Op happened, seems to be ... Read more

Sniffly snuffly sneezy, blog attempt number 5

Saturday, November 14, 2015      8 comments

It's almost enough to make a chick give up, I've lost four blogs on this topic so far. I know other Sparkers have been very frustrated lately with losing blogs and seem to have no satisfaction from the tech team. I'd hate to lose Sparkpeople, so... Read more

Last day at work for a while...

Wednesday, November 11, 2015      9 comments

...providing I don't get bumped off the list.I don't aim to be back at work until just before Christmas. My plan is to tidy up a lot of junk on my desk today and then tiptoe away. It's a holiday kind of feeling. Weather today is wet and wind... Read more

Sparkly sparking spring clean

Tuesday, November 10, 2015      6 comments

Aarghh just lost a wonderful blog on the joys of spring cleaning. I am a microfiber queen but I decided for my spring clean this time to use some products other than vinegar, baking soda and water, so bought some ammonia based products for a s... Read more

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