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Time for an update...
Monday, June 27, 2016      5 comments

Time to check in with myself and update my Spark friends! I hit my 4 year Maintenance Anniversary and 5 years of Sparking is just a couple weeks away! Success equals 50lb loss and most importantly, maintaining. Those who follow me here k... Read more
Check foot stuck..
Saturday, March 19, 2016      4 comments

Well here it mid-March! Spring is here! My 10 lb winter coat is shed! I love the season and the new life it brings. Just like everything else my maintence cycle continues. But it Seems like the new year isn't so new. That post holida... Read more
Today's Self Talk 5...being active...
Friday, February 12, 2016      5 comments

I have been working on an active mindset...planning activities that get me moving...not only because I want to "plan" for regular exercise but because that's "who I am." A mover. An active person. Someone who actually enjoys exercise. (Why do... Read more
Today's Self Talk 4...
Tuesday, February 09, 2016      3 comments

Today's Self Talk 4... You can do this! PLANNED. I do not snack and therefore why eat the unexpected. It's not for hunger so must be emotional reward...Besides, it's just food. Is it really unusual? Is it worth it? I will be havin... Read more
Self talk 3... Was that me talking!?!
Wednesday, January 27, 2016      7 comments

Today's self talk 3... Cravings come and go. The evidence is in the daily notes. It feels so good when the scale goes downward. But what I want to remember is how good it feels to be in control. To be consistent. To go to bed and to wake... Read more
Post Holiday Check-in...
Saturday, January 16, 2016      4 comments

Okay. So using I track my weight daily and it's taught me how realize fluctuations are normal, and even more so when eating becomes erratic, i.e....holidays, vacationing, abandoning good habits, and yes, binging. But, I am... Read more
Mindful eating exercise...(Beck Stratagy)
Saturday, January 09, 2016      10 comments

This morning I am home alone enjoying some peace and solitude devoting time to my healthy journey. I am doing my own in depth variation of an exercise recommend by Dr. Judith Beck - Beck Diet Solution that I REVISIT OFTEN because I struggle so w... Read more
First go at a challenge...
Tuesday, January 05, 2016      6 comments

Hhmmm this ought to be a lesson in consistency and commitment. I read a comment somewhere that thanks to a 30 Day Challenge someone had made a delicious soup. Somehow that resonated with me and when I opened mail I saw a Spark 30 Day and si... Read more
Self talk for today...
Monday, January 04, 2016      4 comments

Today's self talk todaycombines tools from Susan Peirce Thompson (my newest teacher), Judith Beck (awesome teacher who requires lots of work), and Steve Seibold (always fall for the bad boys gotta love his straightforwardness) 3 Mistakes Pe... Read more
Beck - revisiting Hunger is not an emergency...
Tuesday, September 22, 2015      4 comments

As I was replying to a Beck blog my reply practically became a blog of my own. I used to be a "dieting snacker" with planned meals and snacks at set times. I would tell people I was like a newborn baby and HAD to eat every 2-3 hours. I thin... Read more
Chap 4 beck advantages
Saturday, August 29, 2015      4 comments
al.asp?blog_id=5896968 I revisited my advantages a couple of months ago after reading a blog from beck blue and created the blog linked above. This advice and refl... Read more
Beck Pink Chap 3
Wednesday, August 26, 2015      9 comments

Think like a thin I start to analyze my sister who very much unlike me has never had weight issues or problems with food...or so I think. But according to Beck, she probably does monitor what she eats. Correct. I have watched and lea... Read more
Beck Pink Chap 1 & 2
Tuesday, August 25, 2015      6 comments

Key points that ring true to me: Chap 1 To lose weight and keep it off: -deal with disappointment (that's first with life and also with food) Learn to deal with emotions and fight off the self pity. Yes, I deserve better. Grieve it a... Read more
Reflections on reevaluating goals and reasons...
Saturday, March 21, 2015      4 comments

Reflections on reevaluating goals and reasons... Almost four years into this journey of loosing weight and nearly 3 of those maintaining within 15 pounds of goal I have committed to more weight loss and lower goal of 170. Why 170? I want to... Read more
Aha...still have to be ready...Beck revisited...
Sunday, March 08, 2015      5 comments

I am learning: It takes "some rebellion" to use as strength to fight against things that do not serve us for the better so it can be a positive if headed in the right direction. It takes some pride and even vanity to motivate me not only to ... Read more

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