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  • I need to lose this fat

    11/6/2015 9:26:25 AM, by BRENMAN

    We just came back from a 2 week vacation and I cannot wear any of my clothes unless they have elastic waists. I am so sick of looking at myself ... Read more

  • Rest Weekend

    10/24/2015 11:20:40 PM, by FIRETRUCKMAMA

    Chalked this weekend up to "survival mode." Feeling tired - like physically. Hip pain's back a titch so I'm trying to deal with that. D... Read more

  • Long weekend woes

    10/23/2015 4:29:32 PM, by FIRETRUCKMAMA

    Well, over-dramatic, I'll admit, but ... weekend with games, schedule juggling, and a partner heading off for a business trip. Mornings wi... Read more

  • Still no weights

    10/19/2015 11:13:52 AM, by FIRETRUCKMAMA

    Next month ... that's my goal. Or hope. Or soon to be commitment. One of those. Cardio's going well - just wish is was less humid. Baby... Read more

  • Not so "rest" day yesterday

    10/18/2015 1:21:23 PM, by FIRETRUCKMAMA

    Ended up being asked if I wanted to walk - so I did. About a 2 mile walk along a new trail. This morning, another "about 2 mile walk" on a fami... Read more

  • Rest Day

    10/17/2015 1:26:32 PM, by FIRETRUCKMAMA

    Well, if "rest" means not doing a steady 30 min cardio that is. Did get in at least 15 minutes of exercise (arms & cardio). Hip's feeling ... Read more

  • What are hips, Alex?

    10/16/2015 10:04:30 AM, by FIRETRUCKMAMA

    If the subject was "Aches and Pains" and the question, for $200, was "muscular discomfort at the base of the trunk" that would be my answer ... ... Read more

  • Wet AM

    10/15/2015 2:48:53 PM, by FIRETRUCKMAMA

    Rained this morning ... lovely! Now it's a titch humid ... not so lovely. Oh well, cannot control the weather, right? Need to do 30 minu... Read more

  • Thoughts on a Wednesday morning ...

    10/14/2015 10:37:39 AM, by FIRETRUCKMAMA

    1) need to go through all the exercise DVDs/tapes & refigure out which ones I really really like and which ones are "eh" and then sort accordingl... Read more

  • The good, the bad, and the eh

    10/13/2015 8:24:03 PM, by FIRETRUCKMAMA

    The good: hips are starting to hurt less The bad: when hungry, nuts and dried fruit is a complete and total trigger food; note to self: pick... Read more

  • Back to the weekday routine

    10/12/2015 10:05:46 AM, by FIRETRUCKMAMA

    Well, as much of a weekday routine as there is ... Worked out for 31 minutes this morning - felt good to get it out of the way opposed to th... Read more

  • Sleep is over rated

    10/11/2015 2:37:24 PM, by FIRETRUCKMAMA

    Seriously, it is ... three hours of solid sleep this morning. Ugh. Did have a healthy breakfast, but my body is saying "um, bed calls ... sleep c... Read more

  • Weekend ...

    10/10/2015 11:44:56 AM, by FIRETRUCKMAMA

    Saturday and while the family's out, my hips are protesting for anything more than slow walking or, basically, lower body anything. So, plan is a... Read more

  • Beck Trek Chapter 11

    10/9/2015 7:36:17 PM, by QUEENOTHEFOREST

    When to stop losing and start maintaining. The key here for me is that I chose a diet or more accurately an eating plan that I can sustain a... Read more

  • Continuing ...

    10/8/2015 10:36:36 AM, by FIRETRUCKMAMA

    Day four of "do exercise right after family leaves" and it's working. I'm varying the amount of time, but it's generally around 30-45 minutes. Ca... Read more

  • Beck Trek Day 42

    10/8/2015 7:31:23 AM, by QUEENOTHEFOREST

    Practice, Practice, Practice This was my second reading of the book. The Trek with my fellow Spark friends was all about practice. I appre... Read more

  • Beck Trek Day 41

    10/7/2015 6:58:51 AM, by QUEENOTHEFOREST

    Make a new to-do list In the first paragraph of this chapter Beck restates a key principle that gave me hope when I read it early in the boo... Read more

  • Keep it going

    10/6/2015 10:22:12 AM, by FIRETRUCKMAMA

    Right now it's "get up, get hubby off to work, then pop in an exercise DVD." Getting that out of the way first thing in the morning is great. ... Read more

  • Beck Trek Day 40

    10/6/2015 8:44:39 AM, by QUEENOTHEFOREST

    Enrich your life. This is the best time of my life. I am happy and joyful. I am fit and healthy. I am loved and I love. I live in one of... Read more

  • It’s all about those steps, those steps…..

    10/6/2015 2:36:20 AM, by ARUNNINGKAT

    I am not proud of it, but I have slacked off in my blog reports. So I am putting an end to it right now! Things have been pretty busy in my ... Read more

  • Again?

    10/5/2015 10:04:56 AM, by FIRETRUCKMAMA

    Jeans a bit tighter. Energy in the tank. The usual one mile walk becoming difficult. Time to get back to being healthy. I'm not saying ... Read more

  • Beck Trek Day 39

    10/5/2015 8:10:39 AM, by QUEENOTHEFOREST

    Keep up with exercise It has been a long time since I fit the “I hate to exercise mold”. Now I love it. I love to walk and I love to s... Read more

  • Beck Trek Day 38

    10/4/2015 7:47:36 AM, by QUEENOTHEFOREST

    Deal with plateau. So I had an 8 year plateau. Or so I thought. Until I read this book. back in June. And I have not gotten stuck since. ... Read more

  • Beck Trek Day 37

    10/3/2015 10:02:18 AM, by QUEENOTHEFOREST

    Reduce stress My husband had a saying early on when we first met. “I don’t get gray hairs. I give em.” That has always seemed l... Read more

  • Beck Trek Day 36

    10/2/2015 7:15:29 AM, by QUEENOTHEFOREST

    Believe it I think this chapter is make it or break it for the entire system of weight loss through Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Cogniti... Read more

  • Beck Trek Day 35

    10/1/2015 3:17:37 PM, by QUEENOTHEFOREST

    Get ready to weigh in I expect to be pleased with my weigh in tomorrow. I follow Beck’s advice to weigh every day so I am not going to be... Read more

  • Beck Trek Day 34

    9/30/2015 9:42:04 AM, by QUEENOTHEFOREST

    Solve Problems Yes. Well. I was pretty anxious about this yesterday. I ate when I was bored. And I did not feel comfortable wading i... Read more

  • Beck Trek Day 33

    9/29/2015 8:47:12 AM, by QUEENOTHEFOREST

    Eliminate Emotional Eating Oh yes indeed. I read Sweed_Su’s blog this AM and I could simply insert a link here to her blog and then move ... Read more

  • Beck Trek Day 32

    9/28/2015 8:05:19 AM, by QUEENOTHEFOREST

    Prepare for travel The key here for me is the sentence that is highlighted in the text: “If your eating rules are too strict you migh... Read more

  • Beck Trek Day 31

    9/27/2015 6:48:50 AM, by QUEENOTHEFOREST

    Decide about drinking I get a pass today and I will use it to go back and practice those seven questions. I quit drinking 27 years ago. ... Read more

  • Beck Trek Day 30

    9/26/2015 9:38:44 PM, by QUEENOTHEFOREST

    Stay in control when eating out. Or celebrating. Speaking of celebrating… I reached my goal weight today. And I am flyin... Read more

  • Beck Trek Day 29

    9/25/2015 10:59:29 AM, by QUEENOTHEFOREST

    Resist food pushers. Hello. My name is Mary and I’m a food pusher. There it is out. So I am intimate with both sides of this ... Read more

  • Beck Trek Day 28

    9/24/2015 6:32:57 AM, by QUEENOTHEFOREST

    Get ready to weigh in. Phew. An easy day. And after the seven question day yesterday I need it. Weighing in is no problem for me. ... Read more

  • Beck Trek Day 27

    9/23/2015 3:16:48 PM, by QUEENOTHEFOREST

    Master the seven question technique. This is going to take a lot of practice for me to be comfortable with the seven questions. They are no... Read more

  • Beck Trek Day 26

    9/22/2015 8:25:02 AM, by QUEENOTHEFOREST

    Recognize thinking mistakes. Changing thinking just may be the biggest difference that is contributing to my diet and fitness success right ... Read more

  • Beck Trek Day 25

    9/21/2015 8:43:38 AM, by QUEENOTHEFOREST

    Identify sabotaging thoughts Most of the sabotaging thoughts on Beck’s list do not mean anything to me. But it only takes one…or tw... Read more

  • Beck Trek Day 24

    9/20/2015 8:48:56 AM, by QUEENOTHEFOREST

    Deal with discouragement This is a big one for me. Not only in relation to dieting but also in relation to any discouraging daily experienc... Read more

  • Beck Trek Day 23

    9/19/2015 9:26:33 PM, by QUEENOTHEFOREST

    Counter the unfairness syndrome Well I am late to the trek today. I have been celebrating my birthday this weekend, wearing skinny jeans, g... Read more

  • Beck Trek Day 22

    9/18/2015 9:43:14 AM, by QUEENOTHEFOREST

    Say, Oh Well to disappointment. That is one of my birthday presents today. Yep. It is my birthday. I was thinking as today ap... Read more

  • Beck Trek Day 21

    9/17/2015 11:06:49 AM, by QUEENOTHEFOREST

    Get ready to weigh in No problem here. I weigh in every day. And it is not true for me that the scale does not go down every week. It... Read more

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