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Beck Blue: Chapter 6, Family Traps

Saturday, May 02, 2015      5 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      4 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

Worth Sharing

Wednesday, April 22, 2015      22 comments

Saw this one on FB and thought it worth sharing: ... Read more

66 Names for Sugar and Substitutes

Tuesday, April 21, 2015      16 comments

1. Barbados sugar 2. Barley malt 3. Beet sugar 4. Brown sugar 5. Buttered syrup 6. Cane juice 7. Cane sugar 8. Caramel 9. Carob syrup 10. Corn syrup solids 11. Corn syrup 12. Confectioners sugar 13. Castor sugar 14. D... Read more

My Friend Featured!

Monday, April 20, 2015      10 comments

My friend, David, who I met at Weight Watchers and recruited for our Galloway running group is now featured in Half Size Me! If you are interested, check out his interview: www.halfsizeme.com/167/ On a somewhat relate... Read more


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