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21 days, 5 pounds: On my way! THANK YOU BECK GROUP!!!!
Saturday, October 22, 2016      4 comments

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... Read more
Beck day 3: Sitting Down
Monday, October 17, 2016      2 comments

Day 16 on Spark, and Day 3 of Beck: Commit to always eat sitting down. Sounds easy, doesn't it? I'm pretty good at sitting down! But this is going to take work. I used to habitually grab snacks from the cabinet, or help myself to one ... Read more
Today's New Member challenge: Inspirational quotes
Sunday, October 16, 2016      0 comments

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 ... Read more
Can I roll up my response cards like a newspaper and bop my subconscious on the nose with them?
Saturday, October 15, 2016      2 comments

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. Does this happen to you? After I lose a few pounds, I start thinking about food quite frequently. I... Read more
Found an exercise that I like!
Tuesday, October 11, 2016      3 comments

I don't run. 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... Read more
10 / 7 New member challenge blog: I am Kung Fu Panda. (I wish!)
Friday, October 07, 2016      1 comments

This is day 6 for me, and it's going well! 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. I eat an EXTRE... Read more