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Coach's Pep-Talk in our Virtual Locker Room (Quote Digest 14)

Sunday, May 02, 2010      10 comments

(To be read aloud with passion. Shake your fist in the air. Pound on the desk a few times. ) I am not dieting, I am changing my lifestyle to insure my future and that of my loved ones. This is so important to me . . . . I am paying a ... Read more

Ready for a May Challenge?

Friday, April 30, 2010      9 comments

I have posted a challenge for May on the Beck Diet Solution general discussion board. The title is "Add and Subtract." This month, pick a habit to add. Pick a habit to subtract. Here is the link if you'd like to participate! www.spar... Read more

Quote Digest 13 - Habits

Sunday, April 25, 2010      4 comments

I think I am actually getting the hang of all this stuff. It's becoming more of a natural part of life. One example is that, when I fall off the wagon (so to speak), it's no longer a trauma. (smiling) I just acknowledge it and get up the next da... Read more

Dodged a Bullet!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010      17 comments

My 11 year-old came in from an excursion with friends, grinning and holding out to me a Sonic Sweet Tea. [This is like gifting a recovering alcoholic a double Scotch.] "Look what I got for you, Mom!" she said proudly. I was on my toes en... Read more

Quote Digest 12 - Chocolate

Monday, April 19, 2010      8 comments

You need never again eat a burger with 680 calories. If I'm going to consume such a quantity of calories in one sitting it isn't going to be ground beef. I'll opt for chocolate instead. LOL - from BigLittleWoman blog 3/04/10 I have lear... Read more

DAY 42: Practice, practice, practice

Sunday, April 18, 2010      8 comments

Many of the skills and concepts I have begun to learn through the Beck Diet Solution will be with me the rest of my life. The ongoing practice will keep bringing benefits. I suspect that new benefits will continue to emerge with long-ter... Read more

DAY 41: Make A New To-Do List

Friday, April 16, 2010      8 comments

The Beck Diet Solution by Dr. Judith Beck is an amazing toolkit. The assignments are effective and therapeutic. On Day 41 out of 42, the topic is evaluating the previous task lists and tapering off if desired on many items. Most items I am no... Read more

On Track Off Line

Monday, April 12, 2010      11 comments

For a number of reasons I have been on the computer very little for the past several days, and it's likely to be that way for a few days more. I am participating in a couple challenges, and that accountability has been the key for me to kee... Read more

Why wouldn't I?

Sunday, April 11, 2010      9 comments

Just when I was thinking of coasting through the weekend, a thought-provoking blog written Friday by ID_Vandal arrested my slide. Vandal said, "Work has just been piling on . . . I wanted to run and have breakfast at my old fast food plac... Read more

DAY 40: Enrich Your Life

Friday, April 09, 2010      12 comments

I am only two "DAYS" away from finishing my first pass through the Beck Diet Solution which I started on December 29, 2009. Then I'll be starting through the book from the beginning and doing all the tasks again. I need a refresher. But for m... Read more

Quote Digest 11 - Support

Thursday, April 08, 2010      5 comments

emoticon Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the ... Read more

Think Like a Thin Person

Wednesday, April 07, 2010      17 comments

Yesterday my 17 yo son had a birthday party here with 7 friends. These guys are born comics and delightful young men. It was a blast. By God's mercy the rain cleared in time to play extended outdoor basketball, a highlight for everyone. I... Read more

Run to Burn Fat

Tuesday, April 06, 2010      9 comments

My workout coach clarified the directions for cardio intervals --when I want to maximize fat burn without metabolizing lean muscle. He said the research shows that what is effective is bursts of intensity interspersed with recovery level ex... Read more

Run and See the Forsythia

Monday, April 05, 2010      7 comments

Driving around Saturday I was fussing that I saw only a few forsythia bushes. Called yellow bells when I was growing up in the south, this plant is at peak of bloom now in my part of the upper midwest. I went running today and guess what... Read more

The Resurrection: Astonishingly Practical!

Sunday, April 04, 2010      4 comments

The quotations below are from the New Testament. Easy online Bible search: www.biblegateway.com/ Romans 6:4 Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead ... Read more


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