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BECK - DAY 10 - 11
Monday, February 22, 2016      5 comments

Day 10 - Set a Realistic Goal Beck encourages me to set a short-term goal of 5 pounds and celebrate when I get there with some reward that is not food related. I'm good with this. Five pounds is half of what I set out to lose anyway, and ... Read more
Friday, February 19, 2016      5 comments

Yesterday I blogged about Beck Day 9 and today should be Beck Day 10, but I woke up this morning with this screaming thought in my head! "I'm not going to make this work. I'm going to FAIL!" Followed by "When I fail, after blogging every day, ... Read more
Thursday, February 18, 2016      5 comments

Select an exercise plan. This chapter goes into great detail on the benefits of exercise and how to become motivated to exercise and fight any sabotaging thoughts about exercise. My ONLY problem with exercise is that I usually do too m... Read more
Wednesday, February 17, 2016      7 comments

I've taken more than 7 days on Beck, Week 1 because it's really resonating with me and I'm enjoying it. This books has magic fingers that sneak into my brain, give it a massage, exercise it's muscles, and wakes it up. There has been no ste... Read more
My Valentine Card
Sunday, February 14, 2016      10 comments

From Joe. There are two kinds of people in the world - YOU and everyone else! I have the same thought about Joe. Karen... Read more
Saturday, February 13, 2016      7 comments

Arrange Your Environment The idea here is to remove all junk foods and personal temptations from your home. Also, to rearrange your dishes so you can eat out of smaller ones to help with portion control. I actually don't have to do mu... Read more
Sassy Roosters
Thursday, February 11, 2016      7 comments

I spoke with the illustrator of this and other images this morning and ordered one of her coloring books. We discussed the type of paper in the boo... Read more
Wednesday, February 10, 2016      8 comments

Find A Diet Coach The notion here is few people struggling with weight loss can be successful without someone to talk with about the process as they go through it. This is the same concept used by Weight Watchers, TOPS, etc. I also kn... Read more
Tuesday, February 09, 2016      6 comments

Eat Slowly And Mindfully The object of this lesson is to truly focus on your food. Notice every bite you put in your mouth. I do this when I notice the aroma and the temperature of the food. Then think about the taste. Feel the texture. ... Read more
Monday, February 08, 2016      7 comments

Give Yourself Credit I KNOW this one is important. Before I ever heard of this book I've been posting about how STRICT and hard we are on ourselves when we go off our eating plan. Yet, we seldom say anything about all the the times ... Read more
Monday, February 08, 2016      7 comments

Eat Sitting Down At first glance, I thought, "Well, this is easy. I always eat sitting down." On closer look, though, this means no tasting while cooking, no nibbling straight from the fridge, no samples in grocery stores. And on and... Read more
Monday, February 08, 2016      4 comments

On Day 2 of the Beck Diet Solution, I'm supposed to choose two diets. One will be my main diet and the other is a backup when I need a change. My diets are the Mediterranean Diet and "No Sugar, No Starch, No Seconds." Neither of these... Read more
Monday, February 08, 2016      7 comments

"The Beck Diet Solution" is a journey in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, which could actually be used to change any type of behavior. I began this book a few days ago but haven't blogged about it and I promised to do that. So here we go! ... Read more
Wednesday, February 03, 2016      10 comments

Laura, my Physical Therapist, said she was amazed that I walked in with no cane and no limp. She had reviewed my chart and my x-rays. Dr. Hitt had written her a note that said "ZERO cartilage in right hip." She said he actually drew a big fat... Read more
My Granddaughter Tackles Alopecia & Shaves Her Head!
Thursday, January 28, 2016      17 comments

My youngest GD, Sydney, has been suffering from alopecia for years. This terrible auto-immune syndrome causes all hair on your head to fall out. You end up with no eyebrows, no eyelashes and very little hair on your head. Sydney decided l... Read more

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