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Monday, May 15, 2017      1 comments

I have been in Ireland for about five months. Dh and I decided on a retirement year. We've made it through an Irish winter and are now in an Irish spring. Still a lot of rain but the weather is softer. I decided to start blogging again because... Read more
Friday, June 10, 2016      6 comments

I was going to try for a catchier title but I really can't think of one. I am addicted to sugar. I can go for a couple of days eating only a piece here or there but about the third day--wham!! It hits and my mind goes fuzzy and no amount of Beck... Read more
Exercise! Day 4 of 34!!
Saturday, May 21, 2016      4 comments

Haven't been able to blog from my iPhone but I am still on a daily streak for exercise. On Day 2 I did Aqua Zumba as well as getting my 5.5 miles in on FitBit. Day 3 I did Aquacize in the morning and got my 5 miles in on FitBit. Today I have don... Read more
Exercise! Day 1 of 34
Wednesday, May 18, 2016      5 comments

I am very proud of myself tonight. Not only did I walk the dog briskly two times today but I also did a half hour Leslie Sansone workout! My total Fitbit stats are 6 miles!! My goal is 5 so I am super happy. I have 34 more days before I leave f... Read more
Still not quite consistent but....
Monday, April 25, 2016      5 comments

It has been almost 2 weeks since I've last blogged. Have had up and down days in terms of food intake. But exercise has been pretty consistent. No weight loss as yet, owing to the food intake issue. I am still so very addicted to chocolate. Sayi... Read more
It's a new day, a new life, a new me
Tuesday, April 12, 2016      10 comments

So today I made a momentous decision to quit my part-time job as a substitute teacher. I had a heart-to-heart with a good friend and realized that (1) I really don't enjoy it the way I thought I did (as my friend said, if you come home from an a... Read more
Back to Beck 3 -- Eating Sitting Down
Tuesday, October 20, 2015      5 comments

I am struggling, really struggling. After Day 4, Give Myself Credit, I had an anxiety attack the next day and overate. Not a huge binge but not good eating either. The next day I lost track of what I ate. It's not that I am bingeing. It's ... Read more
Beck Day 4 - Give Myself Credit
Saturday, October 17, 2015      2 comments

Tonight I am really pleased that I pushed myself out of my chair and did 30 minutes of Leslie Sansone Slim & Sleek Walk. It was tough--I was tired and I really wanted to lie on the couch. But I reminded myself of my goals and how important they ... Read more
Beck Day 3 - Sit down to eat
Friday, October 16, 2015      3 comments

Very difficult for me to do. I am by nature a grazer. Which of course is one reason why these 20 pounds have crept up on me. But I did fairly well today. I sat down to eat my cereal and milk. Instead of going to the drive-through as I was drivin... Read more
Beck Day 1, 2
Wednesday, October 14, 2015      4 comments

Yep, here I am again. Starting over. Okay, well, at least I am smart enough to start again. I went to see a new doctor today, an osteopath. My old doctor didn't give me any information after she had her nurse call me two weeks ago to say "Your x... Read more
I hate mirrors
Thursday, September 10, 2015      5 comments

I really do. I also hate scales. I have been fairly good (not perfect, but I think pretty darned good) at keeping within my calorie range, exercising, etc., and this morning I weighed myself and I am UP 2 pounds!! And that makes a total GAIN of ... Read more
Four Days of Tracking Eating
Thursday, August 06, 2015      3 comments

Hmmm, well it's Thursday night and I have just finished totaling my calorie consumption for the day. I ended up with (probably because calorie counting is not an exact science) about -100 calories according to SP. I guess (I always get confused ... Read more
74 days of consistent exercise, now to tackle calories
Monday, August 03, 2015      10 comments

I am pleased to report that I have not missed a day of walking for at least 30 minutes in 74 days! Yay me!! Now that that habit is firmly "stuck", it is time to tackle the calorie/sugar habit. Beginning today, I am adding consistent calorie... Read more
45 days of consistent exercise!
Monday, July 06, 2015      5 comments

I have done really well on exercising. Not only have I been walking at least 30 minutes (and usually 45-60) a day but I have also been attending water aerobics classes and Chair Zumba. Chair Zumba is fun--our instructor is excellent and we have ... Read more
Up to 29 days consistent 30 minutes
Friday, June 19, 2015      2 comments

I am happy about that streak. It's been tough, especially as we are now into 100+ degree weather. I walk the dog early in the morning and I go to water aerobics still. I was supposed to do Chair Zumba and/or Water Zumba yesterday but once I'd wa... Read more

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