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What will this year bring? Opportunity and promise, investigation and entrigue.... Oh, who knows
But New... Read more
Day 13 with Beck
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
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
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
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
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
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:
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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