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Get Moving: Day 9

Sunday, February 06, 2011      4 comments

Not much to say about this really: I know it's important to exercise, it's something I have done consistently my whole life (been a member at my gym since 1975!!, before that at univ gym, before that worked as lifeguard/swim instructor). Yes the... Read more

Make Time, Put Dieting First: Beck Day 8

Saturday, February 05, 2011      9 comments

To lose weight and to maintain weight loss, I have to plan my life around exercise and dieting activities. Which means I have to permit myself to put myself first. This is huge. When I was raising young children (both of whom had early... Read more

Organizing My Environment: Beck Day 7

Thursday, February 03, 2011      9 comments

This strategy is concerned with eliminating temptations by removing visual triggers -- and of course I can resist anything but temptation. Tomorrow is a 5 am departure day so -- I'm blogging about this one now!! I have long since held the... Read more

Meet With Your Diet Coach: Beck Day 6

Thursday, February 03, 2011      3 comments

Yes, I've done that: by email!! With gratitude for support already received, with a plan for regular contact by email on a weekly basis to report weight changes and additional contact if I'm dealing with sabotaging thoughts or preparing for a p... Read more

Slow Down and Be Mindful: Beck Day 5

Wednesday, February 02, 2011      4 comments

There is a heck of a storm blowing outside our windows: thunder and lightning in the winter time, snow blowing hard and sticking in the window screens. And I've got a little bit of an internal storm going on too because I know: today is a... Read more

Building My Confidence: Beck Day 4

Tuesday, February 01, 2011      4 comments

Hmmm. Beck is telling me to give myself credit every time I "engage in a positive eating behaviour": such as, sitting down while I eat. I did manage to sit down while I ate absolutely everything yesterday. Yay me!! Weird, though -- parti... Read more

Eat Sitting Down: Beck Day Three

Monday, January 31, 2011      7 comments

This has to be one of the most important new techniques for me. I will struggle with it. And I've already made myself a Response Card: SIT DOWN TO EAT. My "sabotaging thought" about this is, of course, that it's not my fault because it's ... Read more

Commit to a Diet Plan: Beck Day 2

Sunday, January 30, 2011      6 comments

Day Two: I've picked two reasonable diets. The primary diet plan will be to continue nutrition tracking on Spark, which I've been doing for some 20 months or so now: calories, carbs, proteins, fats and a whack of other nutrients including calciu... Read more

Reviewing the Advantages of Dieting: Beck Day One

Saturday, January 29, 2011      14 comments

We don't use the word "diet" much at SP -- right? Because we're making life style changes and not temporarily depriving ourselves. But I'm adopting the language of Judith S. Beck in her book, "The Beck Diet Solution, train your brain to th... Read more

Winter Happiness

Saturday, January 22, 2011      14 comments

It's the hyacinths, pale pink, fully in bloom: spritely posture; star-shaped blossoms; scent above all. It's the glorious cross country ski: feels like flying (briefly, when the coordination works in synch). It's the gently falling sno... Read more

Cross Country Skiing: Loving Winter!!

Sunday, January 16, 2011      14 comments

My light box seems to be changing my attitude towards winter! And -- perhaps as a result of that -- we've dug our very very old cross country skis out of the garage and put them back in action!! DH and I skied when we were dating. A... Read more

Fighting Obesity: Globe Series

Saturday, January 15, 2011      7 comments

The Toronto Globe and Mail is publishing a week long series on fighting obesity: today's article is headlined "This Government Makes Me Look Fat". Here's \the link. http://www.theglobeandmail.c
om/news/national/fighting-
obesity-the-... Read more

Food: If It's In the House, I Intend to Eat It!!

Friday, January 07, 2011      20 comments

Several of us post-holidays have been kicking around the perennial issue of giving into temptation --and since this is Spark People, that would be primarily in the context of food, of course. Let me be frank: I don't have any will power... Read more

Kindness Counts

Tuesday, January 04, 2011      7 comments

It's what we need, it's what so many of us find here on Spark People. And here's a great blog on that topic: http://www.sparkpeople.com/m
ypage_public_journal_indiv
idual.asp?blog_id=3851561 Thanks, DCGUY72!... Read more

I've Got Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

Sunday, January 02, 2011      14 comments

Remember that old song by the Temptations? Also known as "My Girl"? Well, my guy presented me with a light box beaming out a powerful 10,000 lux, which I've been using every morning. Sunshine bright!! I've positioned it over my lap top... Read more


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