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Think I am on Day 9?
Monday, October 09, 2017      1 comments

I am hanging in. My life is still in disarray, living out of suitcases, using someone else's kitchen. But I am exercising and holding back on the eating. I have my Diet Coach (Day 6--SparkPeople) I laughed somewhat hysterically when I saw Day 7,... Read more
Beck Day 4 & 5 -- Giving myself credit & eating mindfully
Friday, October 06, 2017      3 comments

I didn't blog last night. Although I had a pretty good day vis a vis calories in and out, by the time I finished packing up most of the things in the hotel room preparatory to moving out early this morning, I was tired. Brain tired. I didn't eve... Read more
Beck Day 3 - Eat Sitting Down
Wednesday, October 04, 2017      4 comments

This is a tough thing for me to do--to eat sitting down. And today started off no differently. In order to get to school on time for teaching, I have to leave the hotel no later than 7:30. Which means getting up at 6:00 a.m. so that I have time ... Read more
Beck Day 2 - Choosing a diet
Tuesday, October 03, 2017      2 comments

This one was easy. I am most successful when I follow the SP food log app that is on my phone. I don't follow the actual food plan--or at least not always. I do use it as a backup though if I am stumped on what to eat at a certain meal. And once... Read more
Beck Day 1 - Advantages of Losing Weight
Sunday, October 01, 2017      7 comments

Yes, yes, those of you who follow my blog might be saying "Wait, haven't you been at Day 1 before?" The short answer is yes. I am still moving, albeit slowly and sometimes stopping, sometimes getting off track, towards my destination. Musing abo... Read more
Back to Day 6 of Beck
Thursday, September 07, 2017      7 comments

As a fellow SP friend said a few days ago, I am first very conscious of being extraordinarily blessed right now. We are in the process of packing up and moving back to Arizona after ten months in Ireland. Our total worldly goods (except for a fe... Read more
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

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