Why Does Beck Use the Word Diet?
As I reread some of her books, I wonder why Judith Beck uses the word diet. Maybe that's a buzz word that most can connect easily with rather than something like "changing mental attitude toward eating regimen?"
The scale has been going... Read more
I Had to Do It- Faced the Scale after Four Months (Yikes!)
Since I've been doing great with food tracking, it made no sense for me not to have a starting weight. Up until I joined SP almost nine years ago (this coming January), I never even owned a scale. Didn't need one. (smiling) Yes, thin all my l... Read more
Satin Boots, Eclipse, and other Random Thoughts
I went into the store for underwear, and as I was passing the shoe department, this pair of dark blue satin (with satin tie ribbons) ankle boots was screaming my name. Oh, I'll just try them on. What harm could it do? Well, they are the most ... Read more
Food Tracking is Getting Easier & Reaping Rewards
I've been here for almost nine years and for that entire time have resisted food tracking. Foolish, for sure. Today is my 12th day and, wow, I've learned a ton about myself.
As I wrote in my recent blog, I realized due to tracking that I'... Read more
WHAT ABOUT ME? Documentary about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
If you have Amazon Prime, check this out if you are effected in any way by CFS. I'm not, but always interested in learning more about what's going on.
As usual with these types of films, after viewing it I feel discouraged, disheartened, an... Read more
Silly Olden-Day Fashion Advice - Do you wear white after Labor Day?
There are some things that stick with me from childhood, even though I know better. For example, I feel that since I live in a year-round sunny place, wearing white all year is fine. And when I do, I imagine that people will recoil in horror a... Read more
The Clarity that Resulted from Recent Blogging
A light went on the other day. Something so simple that was right before my eyes, but blogging brought it into focus.
I blogged about the nail-growing contest I'm having with myself, and how I used to be a nail biter, but conquered the hab... Read more
My Take On Spark Points
It's funny, I've always said that I was a kid who was never motivated by the gold star on top of the school homework paper. So when I joined SP many years ago, I thought spark points were silly. Who in the world would care about virtual reward... Read more
Beck's Green Book - 2200 calories, Daily Weighing, Planning
The Beck green cover is The Complete Beck Diet for Life. Although it includes a bit more stuff, it is basically the same info as in the other two books. The mail brought this and the pink workbook. I opened the package and laughed. Not that ... Read more
Finished Cleaning My Carpets, Now onto Work Projects
I have a small house and a powerful carpet cleaner. Also have a barfing cat and spot cleaning only goes so far. So I usually do these carpets every four months. They were overdue, but now they smell and look WONDERFUL. Hooray for me. That'll... Read more
Water Only, Grocery Depletion, Nails Contest
I've decided to drink water only. Aside from a half of a small mug of coffee in the morning, my drink of choice lately has been water. And it's okay if it gets boring. I feel great with water. I recently slacked off on intake and could reall... Read more
What Food Tracking Has Confirmed About Me This Week
Today is my fifth consecutive day of vigilant food tracking. As suspected, but now confirmed, I am an absolutely hardcore habit eater. Which means that it wouldn't matter how many appetite suppressants I'd take (if I were to erroneously think ... Read more
NSV, Chiropractor, Food Tracking Success, Misc.
There are days I feel thin. And days I feel, well, you know. On one of those you know days, while on my walk the other day, a friend suddenly said, "wow, look at you. you look great." I was shocked because I've been feeling large recently. ... Read more
Beck Diet for Life (green book)
I have the Beck pink book; yes, and have actually read it and tried to work it. I've heard that her blue book is very similar. Yesterday, I found this other one with a greenish color and ordered it at a deep discount. Also got the workbook to... Read more
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Staying Healthy - Change your Kitchen Sponge and Toothbrush Often
Yesterday I heard a scientist on the radio talk about how surprised they were to find more microbes in a kitchen sponge than they thought there would be, and stronger bacteria as well. He advised changing your sponge every 10 days to avoid the ... Read more