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The Joke's On Me!
Friday, April 02, 2010      9 comments

I am chuckling at myself, realizing a new factor that has sneaked in. My friend who is a personal trainer asked me to give a talk about my weight-loss journey, in front of her local Biggest-Loser-style group at church. This was definitely... Read more
Tax Breaks for Weight Loss
Thursday, April 01, 2010      6 comments

The Department of Health and Human Services announced an initiative April 1, 2010, to address the growing concern of obesity across the United States. Federal tax credits will accrue to citizens who can document weight lost in each calendar yea... Read more
Quote Digest 10 - Stress & Solutions
Wednesday, March 31, 2010      7 comments

Hold hands. A recent study published in "Psychological Science" found that hand-holding calms the body's reaction to stress. So grab the hand of a friend or loved one when sitting on the couch or taking a walk. from Spark Calendar 3/04/10 than... Read more
Not Necessary to Like It
Monday, March 29, 2010      8 comments

I am committed to strength training three times a week. I go to a class at church twice a week, and once a week I lead a moms' group. Tonight we did this: 10 min. stretch, 10 min. surge training (cardio intervals), squats with hand weig... Read more
DAY 39: Keep up with Exercise
Sunday, March 28, 2010      6 comments

Routine is what helps me. On two days I have a strength training class. On a third day I started a moms' workout group at church. We meet once a week to work out with hand weights doing lunges, planks, body walk-outs, squats, and such. I nee... Read more
New Vigor
Saturday, March 27, 2010      5 comments

PudleCrazy has some delightful & fascinating blog posts about the baby chicks from her class.
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Quote Digest 9 - The Process
Saturday, March 27, 2010      2 comments

I fully believe that denying yourself things you love is bad business. You can have anything you want, you just can't have everything you want! - from TraciWright79 comment on JLitt62 blog 2/25 . . . Savor every bite and know that if ... Read more
The First Minute
Friday, March 26, 2010      11 comments

Here's the first minute from a talk I gave last night at the local Biggest Loser challenge program at my church: You guys have had so much great instruction for 10 weeks, but here's a weight loss tip you might not have heard before! It's f... Read more
Absent from Blogging (On a Project)
Wednesday, March 24, 2010      6 comments

For a couple days I have been doing final preparation for a talk I have been asked to give tomorrow night to the Biggest Loser challenge group at my church (about 16 people--they compete, but don't ever get eliminated). I will be talking a... Read more
DAY 38: Deal with a Plateau
Monday, March 22, 2010      9 comments

I do hit plateaus. Boy, do I hit plateaus. EVENTUALLY they break, as long as I'm using my tools and healthy behaviors. I know I will be hitting plateaus again. When I do, I will keep telling myself the same thing I say almost every day ... Read more
DAY 37: Reduce stress
Sunday, March 21, 2010      4 comments

The Beck Diet Solution has taught me to say "It's just a mistake. I can get back on track right now." This is a great stress reducer in areas besides eating. I'm learning to tell myself, "It's okay. Move on." The God of the universe ha... Read more
DAY 36: Believe It
Saturday, March 20, 2010      8 comments

I was fascinated that the Beck Diet Solution has a section called "Believe It." I am still stunned when I realize 51 pounds are gone. I think I always imagined it would require some exalted plane of perfection to accomplish that. It did requi... Read more
DAY 35: Get Ready to Weigh In
Friday, March 19, 2010      4 comments

The Beck Diet Solution emphasizes a weight-loss graph so I can see that the line is going down overall. Beck suggests I say, "Look what I've done! I love how the line on this graph is going down! I'm so proud of myself! It's totally worth e... Read more
DAY 34 - Solve Problems
Thursday, March 18, 2010      4 comments

As you know, I have been attentive to carry out the assignments in the Beck Diet Solution. However, I was not able to finish solving all the problems in my life on Day 34. I guess this will be one of the steps that will carry over to more than... Read more
Quote Digest 8 - Moving Forward
Wednesday, March 17, 2010      9 comments

One thing I say to myself every day: I want to be successful more than I want to eat. - from ANNANN63 comment on Freelady blog 3/10/10 It's so tempting to be bad and eat out BUT I've done pretty good and have been sticking to the healthy s... Read more

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