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Working out alone
Tuesday, November 22, 2016      3 comments

I completed a six week, early-morning bootcamp last week. It met in the park before the sun was up, and an instructor told us what exercises to do, and how many of them. I don't push myself nearly as hard when I exercise on my own--after boot ca... Read more
Distraction from cravings: Qi Gong meditation and multitasking
Monday, November 07, 2016      1 comments

I am learning some new meditation techniques at my martial arts school. My goal this week is practice to them when I'm being bugged by a craving that recurs. What I enjoy about Qi Gong is that there are many physical movements to the meditation ... Read more
Now I know: I'm not hungry!
Saturday, October 29, 2016      1 comments

Monitoring hunger complete. It turned out pretty much as my preview suggested. I generally didn't feel hungry. Not before any of my meals, anyways. I had a mild (4/10) hunger pang in the middle of the afternoon (at 2:37). It lasted less than 5 m... Read more
Getting stronger
Thursday, October 27, 2016      0 comments

I'm feeling so good after having started working out regularly, that I'm tempted to try running again. The last thing I want to do is bench myself again, though, so I'm going to take it very, very, easy, and back off if any of the old joint issu... Read more
Monitoring hunger: another helpful exercise
Wednesday, October 26, 2016      1 comments

I am planning to do Beck day 11 more formally on Friday (tomorrow will be too busy) but I paid close attention through the day today, and I made some mental notes. I'm surprised to say that I seldom felt hungry today, even though I have bee... Read more
21 days, 5 pounds: On my way! THANK YOU BECK GROUP!!!!
Saturday, October 22, 2016      4 comments

Forgiving myself for small "failures" as I work to change the way I eat and move has gone a long way toward keeping myself on track, and maintaining my determination to reach my larger goal. I cooked a many-course dinner for my guests last night... Read more
Beck day 3: Sitting Down
Monday, October 17, 2016      2 comments

Day 16 on Spark, and Day 3 of Beck: Commit to always eat sitting down. Sounds easy, doesn't it? I'm pretty good at sitting down! But this is going to take work. I used to habitually grab snacks from the cabinet, or help myself to one ... Read more
Today's New Member challenge: Inspirational quotes
Sunday, October 16, 2016      0 comments

This is day 15 for me on Spark People, and the challenge is to find 3 inspirational quotes, and post them where I can see them frequently. As it happens, I needed inspiration this morning and found it in KRIZSTA's secrets of success (and in her ... Read more
Can I roll up my response cards like a newspaper and bop my subconscious on the nose with them?
Saturday, October 15, 2016      2 comments

I've been here for 2 weeks, and I've lost a couple of pounds. This is the point in a diet where my subconscious mind starts getting ornery. Does this happen to you? After I lose a few pounds, I start thinking about food quite frequently. I... Read more
Found an exercise that I like!
Tuesday, October 11, 2016      3 comments

I don't run. It's really too bad. I took up jogging a few years ago, and after those first few months of unpleasantness and discomfort, I started to like it. Then I started to really like it. Then I got addicted to it. I didn't jog a lot--I... Read more
10 / 7 New member challenge blog: I am Kung Fu Panda. (I wish!)
Friday, October 07, 2016      1 comments

This is day 6 for me, and it's going well! Not perfectly, but I'm pretty happy to be here. I'm reading the Beck Diet Solution book of cognitive-therapy-based exercises to change the way I think about how and what I eat. I eat an EXTRE... Read more