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food as fuel or pleasure?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015      19 comments

a few days ago i read a blog by watermellen on changing beliefs:
al.asp?blog_id=5854102 she is blogging daily about siebold's fatloser program of videos: ... Read more

one step forward, two steps back, then forward again...

Sunday, January 18, 2015      14 comments

ok, so the potluck went well, mainly because the temptations weren't there. dinner with friends... well, not so great. feeling relaxed in a friendly environment, instead of nervous about meeting strangers (and wondering if i would be wearing my ... Read more

navigating the potluck waters

Friday, January 16, 2015      16 comments

so after dealing with the aftereffects of a weakened resistance muscle (and i should note that my cheese issue is not only a trigger food, but that i do my best to follow a plant-based whole foods vegan diet - so giving in to my desire for chees... Read more

caution... danger ahead...

Thursday, January 15, 2015      14 comments

so i know exactly how and why i slipped up in the past. and now that life has gone from struggling to get out and fit in exercise in frigid washington to flip flops and miles easily enjoyed in the molokai heat, my weight dropped to an all-time l... Read more


Tuesday, January 13, 2015      22 comments

the more i think about "what went wrong" last year, it was a matter of mindset. as long as my weight was low, and scraping the bottom end of maintenance, i thought i could go back to eating anything, trigger foods and all - after all, we were ex... Read more

life is a beach - photos

Sunday, January 11, 2015      15 comments

saturday was lovely - it was DH's birthday, and we began our "celebration" with a walk on the beach. it was just before sunrise, and a bit chilly when we got there: ... Read more

mixed messages

Saturday, January 10, 2015      14 comments

i'm on my own now. i've read the books (berkeley and beck), i've made the lists and response cards. i've learned the messages that speak to me most. so what does life offer that is different now? more exercise than i experience most of the... Read more

one step at a time

Friday, January 09, 2015      13 comments

so much to do - errands to run, organizing at home, weeds to pull in a jungle of a garden, work crying out from neglect, while still trying to follow through on the healthy habits developed through beck. where i would have wanted to stop for lun... Read more

settling in

Thursday, January 08, 2015      13 comments

our first day was an active one - a good long morning walk, some time in the garden pulling weeds, shopping for supplies. many hugs and greetings with old friends and acquaintances. first sunset celebration - fairly well controlled. i had a lent... Read more

traveling - putting it all into practice

Wednesday, January 07, 2015      11 comments

i can't seem to help it - everything seems to be going through the lens of Beck's solution, including our travel day yesterday. everything went incredibly smoothly, despite a few glitches - DH's cooler of cheeses was accidentally dumped by... Read more

more beck in real life

Tuesday, January 06, 2015      19 comments

DH and i lead a fairly sheltered life; we decide what, when, where and how we will eat with no outside influences. if i serve too much, DH has no problem telling me he has had enough, doesn't want to feel overfull, and leaves the rest of his foo... Read more

red shoes

Monday, January 05, 2015      14 comments

thank you all for the kind, kind comments (compliments!) on yesterday's blog. we returned to the store with DD yesterday, and the final decision was the blue dress - it fits beautifully, is totally comfortable, gorgeous neckline and back, and mo... Read more

what thin means and beck in practice

Sunday, January 04, 2015      21 comments

a few days ago i read a blog by onekidsmom on what "thin" means; i hadn't really thought about it before. but yesterday i got to experience it, along with beck in practice, in one of the most fun ways possible. one of the first beck exerci... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts on the road and getting ready for the winter 5% challenge

Saturday, January 03, 2015      35 comments

looks like i'm in the blogging habit now and it's the first day post-Beck. how did it go? - since i won't be opening the book daily, i copied the daily "to-do" list to the reminders program on my laptop; read it first thing this morning. - p... Read more

Beck days 41/42 - make a new to do list/practice, practice, practice!

Friday, January 02, 2015      12 comments

the timing is perfect. today, our bags are packed, pelle the border collie knows something is going on, and we will be trading in snowshoeing in single digit temperatures for walking on white sandy beaches, after surviving a few days of the seat... Read more

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