Cold January Morning
Just a quick check in on the train on my way to work this morning. Kind of like my train time...reading, thinking, planning. It is good.
I've been staying on track very well for the past week and a half. Eating well, for the most part. Exercisi... Read more
Turning the Page: a Happy New Year
After a very tough fall and early winter, Iíve resolved to turn the page and start fresh in this New Year.
Since August, Iíve lost and regained 6-8 pounds and frankly, given the stresses I have been managing over that period, Iím glad it ... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot: The Final Chapters
The final two chapters of Beck are about reaching your weight loss goal and maintaining.
First, she counsels us to recognize that our lowest achievable weight may not be one we are able to maintain. We may not have the ability to exercise... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot: Days 41-42
I'm getting close to the end here!
Given all that's been happening over the past month and a half in my life, having the discipline of this program had been so important in keeping me on track and disciplined. So thanks again to SLENDERELLA an... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot: Day 40, Enrich Your Life
For me, life enrichment is something g I try to do on an ongoing basis. It is not my weight that gets in my way, but rather my my work and my need for do... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot: Days 38 & 39 and My First Race in Three and a Half Years!
Today I ran my first race in 3 and a half years and I had a great time! I just love road races, the energy and the excitement. This time was no different, watching the wheelchair race start, then the marathoners, and then my race. It was a 5K, ... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot: Day 37, Deal With Stress
Beckís advice for dealing with stress is pretty simple in theory, if less so at times in execution. Solve problems, learn to relax and change unrealistic expectations.
Last year, when I read Beck for the first time, this chapter was helpfu... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot: Days 35 & 36, Weighing In and Believing It
Day 35 is about weighing in. After last week, I really didnít want to. Because I was pretty sure what I would see. And I was right, the scale was up two pounds. Discouraging but not surprising. Last week was rough but I am reminded of something ... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot: Days 33-34 (Bringing Up the Rear!)
Yesterday was my sisterís birthday and I had her and her two boys over for dinner. I had a plan but I didnít follow it, mostly due to emotional eating. My sister is struggling job-wise and I worry about her. Also, my fianceís health is on the m... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot: Days 31 and 32, Alcohol and Travel
I am working on being thankful for all that I have. I have my health and I‚Äôve found the love of my life. I have two fine and healthy sons. I have work that is important to me and good friends. When I think of these things, it puts my troubles... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot: Day 30, Learn to Deal With Eating Out
Writing on my phone while my fiance G is getting an MRI. It's been a busy weekend but I managed to prioritize taking care of me. I liken it to the oxygen mask on the plane. Take care of yourself so your able to take care of others. I ran, lifted... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot: Days 28 ‚Äď 29
The past few days have been more stressful than usual. One thing after another. This time, a recurring health issue has flared up again and my fiance is in the hospital. He should be fine, it is a manageable thing but still upsetting.
It... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot: Day 27, the Seven Question Technique
Once again in the middle of a difficult week, and I‚Äôm lagging behind on reading Beck. I‚Äôve been doing everything else, planning, tracking, giving myself credit (still like my little clicker counter app!), and most other things I need to be d... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot: Day 26, Correcting Thinking Mistakes
Reading this book again is a great and much-needed reminder of all the things I learned last year. When I started last October, Beck was completely new to me and it changed the way I thought about losing weight. And looking back over my weight... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot: Day 25, Identify Sabotaging Thoughts
Home again, home again, it feels great. It was a long week. Successful but long.
I did reasonably well this week, but when I was back I had hoped to see the scale a bit lower. It‚Äôs still 2 pounds up from last week, although lower than l... Read more
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