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I feel very fortunate, because I have "diet friends." Diet friends are the friends who know what it means to try to change eating and exercise habits, who are rooting for you and who do things to make it easy for you. They're usually people wh... Read more
Happy Independence Day
I just did Day 25 in The Beck Diet Solution. Identifying sabotaging thoughts. Sometimes I think that I really don’t have any thoughts at all before I eat something I shouldn’t, but of course that is not true. What do I think? I ate some... Read more
Today's lesson from Faithfully Fit is really timely for me. I'm doing well, but of course I want it to go faster. Here's a quote from the book:
"The Lord gives us this day our daily bread. Accept it gratefully. Put aside tomorrow and th... Read more
I've been back from living in Italy for a while and this is the first blog post. And at some point, I may blog about our time there, but I'm not ready yet. I'm not sure why; maybe I just miss it a little too much still and need to wait for a l... Read more
I Took a Walk
I took a walk this morning. Outside. At 10:30. To appreciate what a big deal this is, you have to understand what the weather has been like here in Central Oklahoma. For the past couple of months it has been horribly, miserably hot. We’ve n... Read more
Soon to be Under 200!!!
I've lost more weight than I ever have before!
I've lost about four and a half pounds since I started going through Beck Diet Solution, about 28 pounds since I started with SP, but I had started losing before that, as well. From my highest... Read more
Thinking Like a Thin Person
A little while ago I blogged about identifying my eating disorder and what I was doing about it. This is a bit of an update.
I started working through "The Beck Diet Solution Weight Loss Workbook." This is a companion to the book, "The Be... Read more
Going to the Gym
Joining a gym and hiring a personal trainer were two things I honestly thought I'd never do. I've always told myself that exercising on my own was fine and that it would cost to much time and money to go to a gym. But then I had a conversation... Read more
My husband and I had an interesting experience today. An old friend called, sort of out of the blue, and wanted to meet with us. We had lunch with him and he apologized for something he had done about ten years ago. He said it had been weighi... Read more
Journal Entries/Eating Disorders
I thought I would write about what's going on with me lately, but then decided it might be easier to just share my journal entries from the past couple of days, (with a tiny bit of editing for clarity).
6/30/2011 : Exercise, good; Food, n... Read more
Getting Ready for Italy
I've had a difficult couple of months. My weight loss has stalled, because I haven't been tracking my food and counting my calories. I thought it might be a good idea to restart my SparkPeople program, so it's sort of like starting over. In d... Read more
I've never been much of a fruit lover. I think it's because I've never been all that fond of sweets. When my family hits the soft-serve and cookies and at the Asian Buffet, I'm more likely to go get another eggroll and call it dessert. I beca... Read more
I Feel So Much Better!
I laugh about my young daughter-in-law after she gave birth to my grandson two years ago. Laura is very thin, and pregnancy was actually a little difficult for her because her back and hips hurt. I went into the delivery room just a little whi... Read more
Back from the Trip
I got back last night from a trip to Connecticut to see my adorable grandchildren. I felt like I didn't do very well, but it turns out I actually lost a little bit of weight! I'm not sure how that happened. I did end up walking in malls and a... Read more
I've been trying to walk, at least for a little while every day. It's very hard when the weather is so cold. Ken walks in the morning, even in the cold, but I just can't stand to do that. So I use the treadmill even though I don't usually ... Read more