Truth and Tracking
When I decide to put ranch dressing on my potato, I may tell myself it'll be okay, but when I go to the nutrition tracker, I can no longer tell myself it doesn't matter very much.
I love, love, love the nutrition report, that lays it out in... Read more
Pesky, but No Power
Food pushers. Sigh. Well meaning, generous, persistent. But I know how to be MORE persistent than the food pusher. Keep smiling, keep saying no thanks.
Picking up my daughter from basketball practice, I went in to watch the workout for... Read more
Log Food, Drop Jaw, Gasp
Mamasuds challenged me to log ALL my food this month, and I accepted. It will support my other February focus, which is the Superbowl of Beck challenge on the Beck Diet Solution team (please join us!).
The girls love the bagel shop when ... Read more
You're Invited to a February Challenge!
The Beck Diet Solution Team is offering a bit of friendly competition in our goals forum, titled The SUPERBOWL OF BECK! This is great motivation to invigorate our healthy program!
SUPERBOWL OF BECK: Packers fans vs. Steelers fans
I... Read more
People Who Re-Kindle (Quote Digest 20)
In everybody's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle our inner spirit.
- by Albert Schweitzer from PrincessNur... Read more
The power to choose
Standing in line at the grocery store, a treat at eye-level nearly enticed me. I actually put it on the conveyor belt; then I picked it up again and read the calories and carbs. 360 calories, plus a meal's worth of carbs.
With God's help ... Read more
If it Ain't Broke . . . Hooray!
My pre-teen daughter knows when she's hungry and when she's not. She eats when she's hungry, she stops when she's satisfied, and she doesn't eat when she's not hungry. Thanks be to God!
When I came in from an appointment, she needed somet... Read more
Tiptoe Toward Reality
I told two more people that I had gotten way off track and had decided to get serious about healthy eating again.
It makes me laugh, thinking of how hard it was for me to verbalize that to a friend. Seriously, I've been walking around in p... Read more
Step on the Scale, Step away from Denial
I haven't been weighing myself for several months. This is where I've been . . .
Today I weighed myself for the third time in a couple weeks. It wasn't fun, but I knew ... Read more
Back to Beck
After several months of irresponsible eating, I am a week into healthy, restrained eating and going through the Beck Diet Solution again.
By God's grace I never stopped strength training and have continued consistent with that 45-minute wo... Read more
I am not the same person as two years ago. Activity seeking has replaced excuse seeking. Craving fruit has replaced craving chips. Hope has replaced regret.
Today's anecdote: Thursday night is regularly scheduled strength training group.... Read more
Forward Lunges . . . Finally!
Eighteen months ago I started working out with a small group of women doing strength training, led by an effective volunteer trainer. Slowly I got stronger, and one by one, exercises which had seemed impossible in the beginning entered the real... Read more
Who I Am (Quote Digest 19)
Another of my daily affirmations: I used to be that way; but now I am different. I value me and I will treat myself as well as I treat my loved ones.
- from AnnAnn63 blog 3/17/10
. . . My first ever 5K run. I refuse to call it a race,... Read more
Graceful or Gluttonous - Choose One
August is for sharpening up on things I had let slide. I had stopped the discipline of leaving something on my plate. Sometimes . . . I had nearly stopped leaving anything in the pan!
Seriously . . . I am gaining strength in the habit of ... Read more
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Is this actually you?
At Wal-mart I had to return an item without a receipt and presented my driver's license. The clerk said, "You look so different from your picture here." I gave a small smile and stood calmly while she processed the refund. "Really, this looks... Read more