While working out today at the YMCA a younger woman went out of her way to stop by and compliment me on my weight loss and increasing fitness. She told me I had inspired her. It made me feel so good. I really appreciate her taking the time and m... Read more
I calculate that I have been on a diet approximately 11.7 years of my life (one third of the time since 1968 minus eight years I did not diet). I estimate I have tracked my food intake on 4,271 days. I estimate that I stuck to my plan, staying w... Read more
I bet we'll get our monthly trophies today. I should get Perfect Attendance, Consistency, Fitness Minutes, SparkPoints and Trivia A+ Student. In January I did not get the Trivia trophy. I answered 87 out of 97 questions that month and on the Tri... Read more
Reducing stress is a great way to reduce the risk of gaining back weight. Yes, it is possible to deal well with food when stressed, but it is definitely more difficult. Both Chris Downie's book, The Spark, and my recent read, the Beck Diet Solut... Read more
Yesterday I enjoyed an MP3 treadmill workout from the Baptist Memorial Health Care web site, narrated by Wendy. You may want to download all these free workouts -- bike, walking, elliptical, abs, cool down, and maybe a couple more:
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Now that I've finished the Beck book, what will I blog about?? My structure is gone! Oh, no.
Not to worry. I wasn't without words before and I can think of 10 things to blog about today! Which one to choose? hmmmm
Well, I went to FitNi... Read more
Since there was some interest I decided to include my improved Beck tools, "cards" that I read twice a day and my new checklist I use every evening, as a blog.
Beck Diet Solution ˇ§Cardsˇ¨
Maintenance Advantages Response Card
1. Impr... Read more
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
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 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."
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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
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
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
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
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