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You're Getting Through to Me

Wednesday, March 02, 2011      9 comments

I am training for SparkPeople's virtual 5K in April. Snow patches are still an issue, so yesterday I wore my deep-tread shoes out on errands so I could run in a different neighborhood having clear sidewalks. I was looking at my stopwatch, ... Read more

New Goals Thread for 5K Virtual Race

Tuesday, March 01, 2011      1 comments

My Beck Diet Solution friends are such a help keeping me on track. I feel the need of some accountability to make myself stick to the program. So I started a thread on the Beck Diet Solution team page, under the Goals forum. If you want to... Read more

Snow Jogger vs. Electric Car

Monday, February 28, 2011      4 comments

I started training today for SparkPeople's virtual 5K coming up in April. I have been doing intervals or "surges" indoors, but this is my debut outside in 2011. It has warmed up to the 30's and enough pavement is bare that I can run/jog/wa... Read more

The Family Factor

Sunday, February 27, 2011      4 comments

"God, grant me the wisdom to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me." - anonymous, quoted on MINNIE signature "If you're the only person in your family who's trying t... Read more

Off the Hanger

Saturday, February 26, 2011      8 comments

New reason to keep losing weight: When my daughters and I find BEAUTIFUL clothes SO CHEAP, I want them to look good on me, not just look nice on the hanger. We have some great secondhand stores, well organized with changing rooms and l... Read more

Away With Thee, Green Monster!

Friday, February 25, 2011      12 comments

At exercise group I heard that one woman lost 7 pounds this week. Another has lost 30 pounds since the beginning of the year. I was excited for them and genuinely rejoiced with them. But later I found I was not smiling as much as I ha... Read more

Surprised by Progress

Thursday, February 24, 2011      4 comments

I "felt like" I wasn't getting anywhere, but when I ran my weight tracker, I have lost slowly but steadily since the first of the year. I'm still waiting for my pants to get looser, but I feel stronger and less draggy. I am going to keep "... Read more

Honor Your Body

Wednesday, February 23, 2011      7 comments

This Spark article was great material to ponder and apply. www.dailyspark.com/blog.
asp?post=body_bliss_8_ways
_to_honor_your_body I've been feeling dismayed about how I look, so here's an excerpt that grabbed m... Read more

Gotta Remember It's Worth It

Sunday, February 20, 2011      7 comments

I let myself gradually slide into undisciplined eating, so it's taking a while to rediscover the healthy patterns I learned from the Beck Diet Solution. I'm re-learning what genuine hunger feels like. Today I was able to say, I am not actu... Read more

Can't Have Both

Saturday, February 19, 2011      10 comments

Judith Beck says, "You can eat what you want whenever you want it, OR you can be thin. You can't have both." Today I ate stupid stuff because I wanted it. Tonight I didn't like my bulging tummy. I have to keep my head in reality. Do I... Read more

Tortoise Crosses the Line

Thursday, February 17, 2011      7 comments

Tonight's strength training workout was a tough one. After sit-up surges to get our heart rate up , we did pyramid sets. Three weight-bearing exercises, doing 10 reps each, then 9 reps each, then 8 reps each, on down to one rep each. This is ... Read more

Motion and Emotion

Wednesday, February 16, 2011      5 comments

I've been trying an idea I heard from Slenderella: to process stress or emotional tides by walking, or, if necessary, pacing inside. I must admit I was skeptical about the pacing. But I really needed a specific behavior to replace anestha... Read more

A Bite that Speaks

Monday, February 14, 2011      8 comments

My mid-teen daughter invariably leaves a little bite of food on her plate. She learned this from my oldest daughter. One of her older brothers, with his morning fruit juice, habitually leaves a centimeter in his cup. At first it annoy... Read more

Nugget Nosh

Sunday, February 06, 2011      6 comments

I have been enjoying Kashi "7 Whole Grain Nuggets" which has sesame in it also. The serving size listed is 1/2 cup, but it's so filling I eat less. I always put diced apple in it with a little milk, plus often a few pecan halves. I find it ... Read more

Shushing Self-Sabotage

Saturday, February 05, 2011      6 comments

I've been feeling very thankful for how my SparkFriends are helping me remember principles from the Beck Diet Solution. I thought about blogging on this, but I realized I would be embarrassed to admit that in shuffling desk items and book... Read more


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