beck chapters 7 & 8 - give yourself credit, eat slowly and mindfully
i'm doing two chapters today because yesterday i was so busy packing and cleaning (and getting in a last minute run and swim) that i had no time to sit down, read, and blog. but i will still give myself credit - for packing and cleaning, for fin... Read more
beck reboot chapter 7: day 3, eat sitting down
before i read beck last winter i was guilty of just about all of the behaviors described at the beginning of this chapter: eating things off plates while clearing, grabbing a quick something as i walked past, perhaps most calorie-rich - tasting ... Read more
beck reboot chapter 6 - choose a diet
this one is a no brainer for me; we have been following a plant-based (mostly) vegan diet for years, mainly fuhrman's "eat to live" but with mcdougall, engine two, forks over knives all thrown in. and we do eat fish a couple of times a month. si... Read more
beck reboot chapter 5 - benefits of weight loss: advantage response card
when you start questioning whether or not the weight loss journey is really worth it, you need to have the answers ready. beck prepares you for those moments by having you sit down and make a list of all the advantages of losing weight/maintaini... Read more
beck reboot chapter 4 - how to; one task a day
chapter 4 describes the tools needed, and the importance of mastering each skill, one day at a time. although the gut reaction is "i can do this" just reading, it's important to learn the skills. although i have the cards, i hate to see my handw... Read more
beck reboot chapter 3: think like a thin person; hunger is NOT an emergency
the most important lesson that i learned from chapter 3, and beck in general, the first time around is that
Hunger. Is. NOT. an. emergency.
i can live with hunger. it won't kill me. that was a lesson for me - i used to believe that yo... Read more
beck chapter two - that old resistance muscle... and the giving in muscle...
oh yeah. that one. the resistance muscle i remember from the first time i read beck. but the giving in muscle - forgot about that one! and i have certainly strengthened that one a bit this summer, while the resistance muscle has been getting a b... Read more
wow, found out about it just in the nick of time to join in - slenderella61 has organized a reboot of beck's pink book. and with the summer challenge ending yesterday, and my daughter's wedding (and my dress bought last january reminding me of m... Read more
the summer is flying by here in sweden, just two weeks until we return to washington. i have been spinning the wheel and answering the trivia questions all summer, plus keeping up with the summer challenge, but not much more, and feel the need t... Read more
hiking weekend and some notes to self...
this was our last weekend before our summer journey to sweden, and we took two amazingly beautiful hikes. usually we don't get see the high country before we leave for the summer, but the high country opened early with the lack of snow and warm ... Read more
words to eat by....... Read more
we're home. 5 pounds heavier, but well within maintenance range, unlike last year when the 5 lbs were added to the 10 lb weight gain from the spring. probably quite a bit of salt and water weight from the last legs of travel - not to mention th... Read more
re-igniting the spark...
i am still traveling, but this morning i feel that i have finally caught up from jet lag, finally caught up from the piles of work that overflowed into this week of travel despite my best efforts, and finally have a little time to reground mysel... Read more
9 years (!!) sparkiversary!
i honestly can't remember what it was that brought me to sign up for sparkpeople 9 years ago today. i don't remember where i was on the weight roller coaster (though i know that in 2007, i was up around 140 lbs). i didn't do much with spark, tho... Read more
hanging in - barely
this is it. the last weekend of our four months on molokai, a time when a year ago i had faded from spark people and gained back most of what i had lost. and this year i had determined not to repeat the pattern, and it looks like i've made it. w... Read more
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