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Beck Blue: Chapter Nine, #1 Discouragement

Monday, May 04, 2015      5 comments

Chapter 9 is titled Psychological Traps. 1. The Discouragement Trap - you want to give up when dieting becomes difficult I found this section so powerful that I decided to blog it in more detail than I have been . In the past discoura... Read more

Beck Blue: Chapter 7, Travel and Eating Out

Sunday, May 03, 2015      14 comments

Even though I did not test that I needed this chapter on travel and eating out traps, I decided to read it because I have a trip coming up next month and I am concerned about how I am going to handle it. 1. The 24/7 Treat Trap - you think e... Read more

Better Pictures and Report

Sunday, May 03, 2015      11 comments

It's a gorgeous day and I thoroughly enjoyed an 8 mile bike ride on Fort Frazier Trail this morning. I saw a runner my age I know and had a great conversation. Then saw 2 more runner friends at Publix (grocery store). And then I really struck go... Read more

Beck Blue: Chapter 6, Family Traps

Saturday, May 02, 2015      11 comments

Okay. This is the first chapter I've read that I know I can't begin to impart to you in a summary what is in this chapter. If you have a difficult family situation, this book is gold. Get it. No kidding. That said, I'll give it a try. I sk... Read more

Can You Identify these Flowers? Bird Update, Too

Saturday, May 02, 2015      5 comments

Here's an update on our baby birds: We saw both the mom and the dad brown thrashers bringing food for the little ones. It's great to be able to follow their developmen... Read more

Beck Blue: Chapter 4, Emotional Eating

Friday, May 01, 2015      16 comments

Would you rather have one problem or three? If you respond to the original problem by overeating, then you have the original problem plus feeling bad about overeating. And then you look at the scale. Three problems. 1. The Trying to Numb Pa... Read more

Beck Blue: The Chapter Three (lost portion)

Thursday, April 30, 2015      14 comments

3. The De-Stress with Food Trap - you eat to relax after a stressful day - Identify the problematic situations that contribute to stress - Ask friend/family member to brainstorm solutions with you - Rearrange your activities so you ca... Read more

Beck Blue: Chapter Three, Stress Traps

Thursday, April 30, 2015      8 comments

Beck and Busis identify three stress traps: 1. The Too Busy Trap - your life feels too packed and stressful to make time for healthy eating. "If you want to be able to lose weight, you have to fit the rest of your life around healthy e... Read more

Beck Blue: Chapter Two

Wednesday, April 29, 2015      17 comments

"Do you want this to be the last ("last" in italics) time you try to lose weight?" That is the first sentence of Beck Blues' second chapter. Well, don't hurry to start dieting. Learn 10 basic skills before you start your healthy, reasonable, fle... Read more

Can You Identify This Bird? & Beck Comment

Tuesday, April 28, 2015      18 comments

I know this is a challenge as I really don't want to get close enough to scare her. This momma bird hatched 3 or 4 eggs yesterday and is diligently sitting on her nest this rainy day! We got to see four eggs and then one baby and then three babi... Read more

Beck Blue: Chapter One

Monday, April 27, 2015      22 comments

I really wanted to read The Diet Trap Solution by Judith Beck, PhD, and daughter, Deborah Beck Busis, because I benefitted greatly from two previous Beck books and a workbook. I don't know if I would have been able to keep off more than 80 pound... Read more

Cookie Concert Precedes Beck

Sunday, April 26, 2015      13 comments

Kids really enjoyed the cookie concert today by our local symphony orchestra. The interactive session was really cool. The kids got to play lots of instruments: Read more

Kahlua is Fine! and More

Saturday, April 25, 2015      17 comments

Kahlua, our 4 year old German Shepherd-Chow-Lab mix, had surgery yesterday to remove an intestinal polyp that was causing bleeding. It never seemed to bother her, but you just can't let an animal bleed and bleed. (And I don't mind giving up foll... Read more

Beck's New Book and Becky's New Car

Friday, April 24, 2015      14 comments

Judith Beck has written a new book with her daughter. It was just released on April 21st and I got mine on the 22nd. I looked it over a little last evening. I see that it u... Read more

Report Day

Thursday, April 23, 2015      15 comments

Gaye (Gaby1948) reminded me that I haven't done a weight report for a while, so I will be proud to. Here's my WeightGrapher report for the past 30 days: Trending Weight 125.41 lb Recorded Weight (today) 125.00 lb One Week Change ... Read more

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