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Beck - Day 41 Completed & Day 42 Plus the Last 2 Chapters

Thursday, February 24, 2011      8 comments

Day 41 is about Making a New Daily To-Do check list. I did that, and I have 18 items I will check off daily from March 1 - April 12. At that time, I will review the check list and undoubtedly simplify it. Day 42 is titled Practice, Practic... Read more

Beck - I Believe

Wednesday, February 23, 2011      3 comments

I believe I will maintain my weight loss because I have the skills to do so. The most important of those skills include: 1. selecting healthy foods. My tastes have really changed. I enjoy lots of fruit and veggies, lean protein, skim milk, and... Read more

Beck - Day 41 - Make a New To-Do List

Tuesday, February 22, 2011      8 comments

Beck says, "Once I create a consistent routine of using my weight-loss skills, dieting will be easier." I'm adapting that to, "Once I improve my consistent routine of using my weight-loss skills, maintaining my weight loss will be easier." ... Read more

Beck - Day 40 - Enrich Your Life

Monday, February 21, 2011      10 comments

Day 40's concept of don't put off living your life until you are fit and slender is a good one. There have been times in my life when I let opportunities pass because I thought I was too heavy. But I'm at my goal weight and there is nothing righ... Read more

Beck - Day 39 - Keep Up with Exercise

Sunday, February 20, 2011      8 comments

At this point of my life I am an avid exerciser. I thoroughly enjoy many forms of cardio and I'm willing to push myself to achieve new goals. I have just taken up running and am training for the Senior Olympics 5K Road Race on March 12th. I'm wi... Read more

Third Blog of the Day! What is Going On??

Saturday, February 19, 2011      10 comments

I don't usually blog 3 times in one day, but I have news. I weighed 126.0 this morn on my scale at home and 126.8 clothed at Weight Watchers. And, yes, it was great to see my happy weight number on the scale. I have been working since the beginn... Read more

"Look at Her Go!"

Saturday, February 19, 2011      14 comments

I saw an attractive thirty-something woman talking to a much older man as they briskly walked the lake. They were both dark haired and I absentmindedly wondered if maybe he was her dad -- or maybe not. I could hear them talking about fitness tra... Read more

Beck - Day 38 - Dealing with a Plateau

Saturday, February 19, 2011      5 comments

I understand that sometimes what you would expect on the scale is not the number that is going to be there. I know you wait it out. You keep on eating healthy and living healthy and eventually the scale will budge. Losing weight would be so much... Read more

Beck - Day 37 - Reduce Stress

Friday, February 18, 2011      6 comments

I read the chapter. It makes sense. Solve problems to reduce stress. Relax when your body is stressed. Change your mindset by identifying rules you have for yourself and others and then relax your self-imposed rules. Your rules may become eviden... Read more

Running and Believing

Thursday, February 17, 2011      6 comments

Today I tried to run 3 full miles in preparation for the Senior Olympics 5K Road Race to be held in Bartow on March 12th. The good news: my time wasn't bad. I made 3 miles in 30 minutes flat. The not so good news: I started out way too fast, got... Read more

Beck - I'm Still Working on Believing It!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011      7 comments

I do believe I have lost weight through my hard work and determination. I have gained a lot of knowledge and gained many skills. Beck suggests we list what we have learned: A. From Weight Watchers I learned: 1. Improved food choices; grea... Read more

Beck - Day 36 - Believe It

Wednesday, February 16, 2011      5 comments

I believe that I have lost weight due to my own efforts and determination. I believe that I will live the rest of my life at a healthy weight. I'm not sure yet what that weight is. I tried to create a Beck card that says I believe I can ma... Read more

Beck - Day 35; Start 36

Tuesday, February 15, 2011      6 comments

Day 35 is a weigh in day, but I'm going to wait to weigh until my Weight Watcher meeting on Saturday. I want to quit driving myself nuts with small weight fluctuations as I'm waiting, almost patiently, for my "happy weight" (my personal goal wei... Read more

Beck - Day 34 - Solve Problems

Monday, February 14, 2011      9 comments

"Once you recognize that eating will not make your problems go away, dieting will be easier." -Judith Beck, PhD It is true. Food does not solve problems. It may even numb us to the point we won't take action in our best interest to solve o... Read more

Beck - Day 33 - Eliminate Emotional Eating

Sunday, February 13, 2011      8 comments

"People without a weight problem don't think of eating to feel better......... Food can be an effective distractor - temporarily. But eating doesn't solve the problem that lead to your distress in the first place........ You have to deal with st... Read more


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