For the last several weeks I've been deliberately upping my protein intake (thanks SWEETIKINS, for the tip) by making Greek style omelettes most mornings for breakfast: a mixture of Naturegg Omega 3 and Simply Egg Whites with low fat feta chees... Read more
Sing it out loud
You should be proud!
And *blushes* yes, I am.
OK, my body is by no means perfect. It's almost 60, after all. And a decade ago, was some 85 pounds heavier. It's borne two babies. Endured serious illness, and ... Read more
. . . and my goodness, how I cherish such days after a time of "crisis"!
My workout felt good: I'm using the 8 km podrunner downloads on the elliptical trainer since running is not working for my knees, and the music keeps me moving efficie... Read more
There it was, chirruping loudly in the birch out front of my office when I pulled into the parking lot yesterday.
Clearly a web-savvy robin.
And (ahem) perhaps a tiny bit plump: so maybe a member of SparkPeople?
I'm thinking he ... Read more
I hear them. I just haven't seen one yet.
It's a cold morning, with semi-solid rain pouring down from a grey sky: and I've got my light-box on!
The north wind shall blow
And we shall have snow
And what will the robin do then, poor... Read more
That's pretty much been my mood for the past couple of days, and I'm enjoying it.
"Many a green isle needs must be
In the deep wide sea of Misery,
Or the mariner, worn and wan,
Never thus could voyage on . . . "
That's Percy By... Read more
Suffice it to say, these past few weeks I've been waiting for medical tests. Lump.
And: got the results today. No worries.
I'd told myself it "would be nothing" but clearly didn't entirely convince myself.
Because now I kno... Read more
I pretty much just take it for granted: I never want to work out. Any motivation which I experience is always "after acquired": after I've done it. Never before.
And now there's scientific evidence which explains this phenomenon: see this... Read more
It's too soon, temperature-wise, to wear spring clothes - but I've certainly wanted to rotate out some of the winteriest tweed and flannel things because they don't fit my mood of pending-spring euphoria! There are certain colours, as well, th... Read more
So if it's going to take me weeks -- or more likely, months -- to come to the natural plateau at which I don't lose any more weight, that means I'll be continuing on my Beck program for the foreseeable future.
Blogs will be more sporadic -... Read more
There was "pre-Beck" (2 weeks). I've finished Beck (4 weeks). And now it's "post Beck" -- the "transition to the rest of your life" part. To which (not suprisingly) she allocates a chapter, but without specifying a daily program.
But ... Read more
You mean to say I've got to keep on doing this?
For the indefinite future?
What are the statistics on diet recidivism?? Fewer than 20% of people who take weight off keep it off. Apparen... Read more
In the workbook, Beck refers to keeping skills fresh: in the text itself, she recommends making a new to do list.
Here's the key sabotaging thought: "It's too much trouble to keep on doing this".
And the more helpful response: "Diet... Read more
Beck's important advice on Day 40 is to enrich your life now. Not to wait until you're slim, not to assume you're not worthy of the good times until you've lost the weight. But to make your life worth living in the present.
I'm reminded o... Read more
Not a problem.
I'm at 249 minutes of cardio this week already conservatively estimated from cross country skiing and gym sessions on the elliptical (plus two vigorous ST workouts).
I'm a life-long exerciser, going well back to my ... Read more