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Today I had a birthday lunch for my older-teen son and his friends. Events like this help me see that I have continued to take baby steps toward healthy patterns for our family.
A couple of years ago, I would have said you were dreaming if... Read more
Thinks Like a Thin Person
My 13 yo daughter wanted to go in the tea store and taste the exotic flavored iced tea, which was served in shallow sampling cups. She took several sips and put the rest in the trash. I drank all of mine (you could have guessed this, right?) a... Read more
Anger Without Anaesthesia
Someone was rude and demanding to me today. And then someone was unjust. Usually by God's grace I can shake it off . . . certainly in view of the mercy I myself have received in Christ Jesus, I should have forgiven quickly. But I was angry. ... Read more
Safe Appetite Control for Just Pennies A Day!
Have you tried this cool product? Just replace your salt shaker with a Slim Shaker, which is also available in single-serve purse-packets to complement the original classic crystalline tabletop dispenser!
It comes in a tiny paper bubble th... Read more
New Challenge: Don't Be an April Fool!
On the Beck Diet Solution goals forum I posted a new challenge for April. The idea is to select a Dr. Beck skill that we have found challenging and practice it for the 30 days of April. This is doable for anyone and easy to fit in with no excu... Read more
Mangoes, Mushrooms, and Green Pepper
No, it's not a revolting new smoothie flavor. It's something that tells me I HAVE made progress in healthy lifestyle. My kids LIKE mangoes, mushrooms, and green pepper.
I was raised on foods of neutral color, except for spaghetti sauce. ... Read more
Fire Up! (Quote Digest 24)
The man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
- James Crook, quoted by Momma_Little on 4/9/10 status update
There is always a better time, always more preparations you can make. But sometimes, you just have to ... Read more
Glitch and Adjustment
I have been tracking consistently for two months, thanks to Mamasuds who challenged me to do it and has been keeping me accountable and encouraged. Thanks be to God for His help.
Now it's time to start planning meals a day ahead of time. ... Read more
Stretching Myself a Little
I have repeatedly read about other people's short-term goals. I have seen their celebrations when they meet these goals, and I have cheered for them. Two weeks ago, for the first time, I set a short-term goal: to stop piddling around and get ... Read more
I am laughing at myself again today, which is healthy, I think.
I have been feeling more in control of hunger and eating the last couple days. A few days ago I moved the computer away from the kitchen desk and to a room where we never eat.... Read more
Intention and Intervention - Quote Digest 23
"I know that it is totally up to me if I lose or not and I told you all before that I just wasn't feeling it but I also WILL NOT intentionally sit back and let all of these preventable health issues slap me in the face one day and THEN decide to... Read more
OOPS and WHEW
Even though I had a good supper, and no calorie allowance left, I made 2 pieces of buttered toast and honey. I wolfed it down. I wish I hadn't. Oh well. Start again.
I'll have to make a plan for this particular temptation. Suggestions n... Read more
I ended up at a church luncheon today. A friend is going through some tough times and I went to support her. I had been thinking about the person-issues and forgot to plan about food selection strategy. With more practice I will learn to atte... Read more
Coping with Costco
Having a plan in place, plus the awareness of reporting to my Spark supporters afterward, made all the difference in handling the group lunch, the samples, and the shopping.
Lunch: Ate chicken caesar salad as planned, shared with daughters... Read more
Tag Along with Success
One approach I've found useful on this site is to tag along behind people who are doing things that work. APIRLRAIN888 has blogged about dealing with poor-choice days. "Own it, Track it, Burn it." So practical. Her last blog discussed an app... Read more