My journey is easy when I don't rock the boat
I have received many interesting comments on my last blog that made me thinking.
My story with the cherries might have sounded like a turmoil, but what I was contemplating were quite minor feelings. They only stood out because I'm in a nice pe... Read more
There are 9 flats in our house, and our garden has been neglected for many years, due to lack of interest and difficulties in agreeing on things.
As I shared previously, I decided to take care of some part of it, and all the neighbors are happ... Read more
Good week #5
For-day weekend: took Friday off and Monday is bank holiday here.
Again, I swapped my runs and walks for gardening,
that is, pulling up stinging nest roots (there is a lot as they lived happily undisturbed for years, and picking cherries. Th... Read more
Good week #3 and #4
Update about last 2 weeks: both were good.
I had surprise weigh-ins: on 4 days in a row I was below 57 kg (125 pounds) and I haven't seen such low numbers since I got pregnant with my first child in 1992.
I have been in maintenance since 201... Read more
Work was OK except Friday when I had to write a presentation all day - I have been putting this off for some time. I rarely procrastinate, but now I did. Oh well, big part is ready.
Eating went well, exercise too - I swapped a few runs / wa... Read more
Work week was only 3 days, and I utilized my free time hiking and gardening, made great progress. There were some challenging situations at work, for the most difficult one both possible outcomes are poor - I stressed over it for a day but came ... Read more
... and another challenging week - but the next will be easy!
Work was busy and difficult again, but I got past important milestones and accomplished a lot. Next week starts with May 1st - bank holiday!
Then I take a haft day off on Tuesday and work the other half from home, and there is nothing huge loo... Read more
Another challenging week - but getting better
Things are looking better.
At work I still have 2 large and 1 small project and 1 important presentation to make, on top of my normal tasks, but I made good progress in preparing for them.
Creative processes induce a buzz in my brain and I ... Read more
I planned to write weekly update every Saturday about my healthy lifestyle journey and Beck skills. Life happened and this Tuesday morning is the first time I can do this.
Work week was busy, and I made good progress in my projects and work... Read more
Update and book review
It has been more than a month since I last blogged.
I have been doing well on eating, exercise, sleep and meditation, and my weight settled at a bit lower center weight, 58 kg /128 pounds.
In the Beck Diet Solution team we are doing a gro... Read more
Habits are stronger than Willpower
It would be nice to just decide "I'll lose the weight and I'll keep it off" and do it by sheer willpower. Sadly, willpower often runs dry after a few weeks, old habits come back and after some desperate struggling weigh loss efforts diminish and... Read more
Why is it easy to stop after right-sized meals and hard to stop after oreveating?
Had an interesting insight last night.
I ate my planned dinner, my square of dark chocolate, didn't feel really full but I knew it was my portion and there's no more. Went on with my evening without thinking twice, watched a movie with DH, and... Read more
Hunger is Not an Emergency
Hunger is not an emergency.
Most sensations that feel like an emergency are not real hunger but cravings, intense wanting to get a certain food we wish to eat, for comfort or for pleasure.
Hunger can be an emergency, if one hasn't eaten f... Read more
I had a good week at work, all is well in my family, I ate well and exercised, and enriched my life by going to a Greek dance club with my best friend which we enjoyed very much.
It is every Sunday, 1 hour dancing lessons and 3 hours of line d... Read more
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Power of learning and practice: food susceptibility changes
Food-wise this week was not perfect.
Ate well and on-plan most of the time, but on Thursday I fell out of balance in quite a silly way: cooked milk rice for DD who was sick, and I tasted it a few times to see if it is done yet.
As always, ea... Read more