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Wednesday, January 02, 2013      2 comments

What will this year bring? Opportunity and promise, investigation and entrigue.... Oh, who knows emoticon But New... Read more
Day 13 with Beck
Wednesday, August 01, 2012      1 comments

Day 13 - Overcome Cravings We all have them, cravings. For me it's salty carbs and chocolate. When by body decides it craves them, I now have a plan for fighting back. Beck says that overcoming cravings is easy as soon as you decide ... Read more
Day 11 & 12 with Beck
Sunday, July 29, 2012      0 comments

Day 11: Differentiate Between Hunger, Desire, and Cravings How many times have we said, "I'm starving"? I am sure I am as guilty as everyone around me, but I can visualize hearing those words out of my children's mouths as they were growin... Read more
Day 9 & Day 10
Wednesday, July 25, 2012      2 comments

Day 9 - Select an Exercise Plan I walk 6 days a week with my super-healthy-active-amazing parents. They are great role-models for our family. I love my time with them on our walks. We catch up on what is going on with our extended family an... Read more
Day 8 with Beck
Monday, July 23, 2012      1 comments

Day 8 - Week 2 Find time to be Successful Beck wants us to find time in our week and schedule time to plan out meals, shop for food, and exercise. All my life I have been a list maker and planner. I have always tried to schedule my dinners f... Read more
Day 7 with Beck
Thursday, July 19, 2012      0 comments

Day 8 - Arrange Your Environment -Take 2 Today was the day to go through the cupboards. I was pretty happy overall. I called my daughter and she picked up some cookie making materials left over from Christmas. I was pleasantly surprised to ... Read more
Day 7 with Beck
Tuesday, July 17, 2012      1 comments

Day 7 - Arrange Your Environment To be honest, I just read the title of this section and decided it would be better to wait until I am home to tackle this. Instead I went back and concentrated on Day 5 - Eat Slowly and Mindfully. Still being... Read more
Day 6 with Beck:
Monday, July 16, 2012      0 comments

Day 6 - Choose a Coach I knew this was coming, and I already had my short list of names. There was someone from school who first told me about Beck, one of my daughters, or my husband. I started to think what it would be like to be marrie... Read more
Day 5 with Beck
Sunday, July 15, 2012      3 comments

Day 5: East Slowly and Mindfully Yesterday's goal was to eat slowly and mindfully. Beck gives us two reasons why this is important: #1 this gives your brain time to register when your stomach is full and #2 visually noticing and enjoying ev... Read more
Day 4 with Beck
Saturday, July 14, 2012      6 comments

Day 4: Yesterday was learning all about giving myself credit for the good choices I am making. The best thing I did in this department was tell my husband about it. Yesterday morning we talked about all positive choices I and we had made, an... Read more
Day 3 with Beck
Friday, July 13, 2012      0 comments

Day 3: Eat Sitting Down I know it is important to eat sitting down, one important step in eliminating mindless eating. As empty nesters, my husband and I have gotten into the terrible habit of eating dinner in front of the t.v. But mindles... Read more
Day 2 with Beck
Thursday, July 12, 2012      0 comments

Day 2: Yesterday's task following the Beck plan was to pick two reasonable diets. You know, diet is such an interesting concept. My mom, a healthy, trim, physically fit woman, has been questioned by acquaintances over her food choices. P... Read more
Here we go with Beck
Wednesday, July 11, 2012      2 comments

So, I've been reading Judith Beck's The Beck Diet Solution, a book about changing your thinking in regards to dieting and weight control. I am going to use this blog to record my thoughts throughout this six week journey. So far (through c... Read more
What Happens When You Can't Remember?
Sunday, January 24, 2010      4 comments

Last Tuesday I came home from the hospital and wrote this in my journal. Things seem to be returning to normal, so I guess it's time to post it. The endless loop of confusion and fear has finally ended. This weekend I experienced what I ha... Read more
More Than One Way to Lose Weight
Sunday, January 17, 2010      4 comments

Not only do extra pounds weigh me down, but the extra stuff in the nooks and crannies of my life weigh me down. Today I became a little lighter. One of my goals is to live every day with a sense of order and simplicity. When my sister-in-... Read more

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