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Beck Day Six - So Tired and Stressed
Thursday, July 20, 2017      9 comments

But at least I am taking care of myself with exercise and eating right. It's been tough, especially choosing to exercise but I am always so glad once I finish Walk At Home. It has honestly been a lifesaver because there is no other way where I l... Read more
Beck Day Four
Tuesday, July 18, 2017      5 comments

Yep, it was harder today. I didn't want to exercise (but I did.) I wanted to overeat (I didn't.) All of my anxieties are in high gear but, as Beck says, they are not overwhelming even without ice cream and goodies....... Read more
Beck Day Three -- way too busy today!
Monday, July 17, 2017      3 comments

It is quarter to midnight and I want to get this blog in before the clock ticks over to another day. Today has been really stressful with small bouts of relaxation. Dh and I have been having intense, loooong, discussions about returning to ... Read more
Beck Day 2 (?)
Sunday, July 16, 2017      3 comments

Okay I am not sure how to officially count my Beck journey. I started reading the "blue" book yesterday but I have been following some of the Beck principles since last Wednesday. Still I will count today as Day 2. Sunday is my Rest day wit... Read more
Where will I be October 2017?
Friday, July 14, 2017      2 comments

On October 2015, I wrote this in my SP Blog: "I went to see the new doc today and after looking at my weigh-in and height, he said "You are about 20 pounds overweight." Mmmm, I know. He further said that amount of weight impacts pre diabetes (wh... Read more
Leaving Spain and onwards
Wednesday, July 12, 2017      2 comments

Have spent the past four days in Barcelona. It was so hot and women were walking along the streets wearing flowing, summery clothing and looking so elegant. I felt a bit dumpy and as I searched for clothes, VERY overweight. So my goal when I re... Read more
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

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