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TheBeck Solution - Day 7

Sunday, January 11, 2015      5 comments

I just read the section for Day 7 - Arrange your environment. This is not a problem for me -- there is no junk food in my house (except for pork rinds which are on my program) and very dark chocolate which I do not consider junk food and is... Read more

The Beck Solution - Days 5 and 6

Sunday, January 11, 2015      2 comments

My husband is finally home from the hospital and doing much better -- they have diagnosed his problem and the good news is that it is fixable. Day 5 on the Beck Program is to eat slowly and mindfully -- I do have problems with that because ... Read more

The Beck Solution - Day 4a

Tuesday, January 06, 2015      3 comments

I haven't read the section for Day 5 yet so I am still working on Day 4. Today was a fairly stressful day as my husband had an emergency appointment with a nephrologist and is now in the hospital for tests. The tests they have done so far seem... Read more

The Beck Solution - Day 4

Monday, January 05, 2015      4 comments

Today's assignment is to give myself credit for what i do not berate myself for my mistakes. So instead of getting upset because I didn't do the sitting down thing perfectly I am giving myself credit for noticing that there was some celery in my... Read more

The Beck Solution - Day 3a

Sunday, January 04, 2015      4 comments

I didn't do the next assignment today -- I didn't even look at it. This is a program that you go through at whatever speed you want to and today I wanted to think more about the lesson from yesterday and let some of my Sapphire Sisters catch up... Read more

The Beck Solution - Day 3

Saturday, January 03, 2015      7 comments

The assignment for Day 3 is to only eat when sitting. At first glance I thought -- oh that's easy as long as they don't tell me I can't sit in front of my computer or the TV when I am eating. Well they haven't said that -- at least not yet. S... Read more

The Beck Solution - Day 2

Friday, January 02, 2015      6 comments

Today my task was to choose a diet and a backup diet. I have chosen to continue following a low carb high fat eating plan with intermittent fasting. I really don't know what to say about a backup plan since this is the way I have to eat to get... Read more

The Beck Solution - Day 1

Thursday, January 01, 2015      3 comments

After completing the photo blog challenge for December I have decided to continue blogging through my journey working on the Beck Diet Solution book with some of my Sapphire Sisters. On Day 1 we are to list the advantages of dieting or as I... Read more

Spark the Season - Day 31 - Celebration

Thursday, January 01, 2015      1 comments

I stayed up last night to watch the celebration of the New Year in Seattle on TV. They always have a great fireworks display with music on the Space Needle. I am looking forward to 2015 as a year of changes in my life -- some good and ma... Read more

Spark the Season - Day 30 - Resolution

Thursday, January 01, 2015      1 comments

I am late posting this because I needed time to think about it. I never make resolutions that include numbers and/or a time frame because my body has a mind of its own and will take whatever time it takes to get well. It is my job to do the wo... Read more

Spark the Season - Day 29 - Warmth

Tuesday, December 30, 2014      4 comments

I was going to post a picture of a fireplace which symbolizes warmth this time of year but I didn't get out to Butchart Gardens to take a picture of the lovely fireplace in the coffee shop there and I'm not sure where the picture I already have ... Read more

Spark the Season - Day 28 - It's Cold Outside

Monday, December 29, 2014      5 comments

Well it isn't as cold here as it is over on the Olympic Peninsula where they have mountains with snow on top. But I can see this cold and snow from here so I'd say "It's Cold Way Over There Outside". Read more

Spark the Season - Day 27 - Favourite Holiday Food

Sunday, December 28, 2014      3 comments

Turkey is my favourite festive food and it doesn't have any carbs in it either so it's a perfect food for my plan. I didn't cook a turkey this year -- this photo was... Read more

Spark the Season - Day 26 - Gift

Friday, December 26, 2014      3 comments

This present is actually a display at Butchart Gardens in the gift shop window -- it glows because it is lit from within and actually changes from pink to green and back again. Read more

Spark the Season - Day 25 - Gratitude

Friday, December 26, 2014      0 comments

There are so many things that I am grateful for that it would take a book to list them all but since this is a photoblog I will choose one thing that is particularly photogenic and that is the city I live in. When we moved back to Canada from E... Read more


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