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I Cheated and For The First Time I Don't Feel Bad About It!
Wednesday, March 02, 2011      15 comments

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
Trophy Day and What You Do Day In and Day Out
Tuesday, March 01, 2011      9 comments

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 -- the Car Edition
Monday, February 28, 2011      7 comments

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
Workout Coincidence
Sunday, February 27, 2011      10 comments

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: www... Read more
Ready, Set, -----
Saturday, February 26, 2011      10 comments

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
My Beck Tools "Cards" and New To-Do List
Friday, February 25, 2011      10 comments

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
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

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