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Beck Solution, Day 5 - Slow Down and Be Mindful
Monday, March 05, 2018      6 comments

I have been working on slowing down because I was aware I was eating too fast. Now there are times when Himself has left the table and I am still eating. Eating with no distractions is something else. When I am eating alone, I usually have a ... Read more
Beck Solution, Day 4, Give Yourself Credit
Sunday, March 04, 2018      10 comments

This time doing "The Beck Diet Solution", I have the accompanying workbook. We visit a used bookstore about once a month. When I saw the workbook for $3... Read more
Beck Solution, Day 3, Eat Sitting Down
Saturday, March 03, 2018      11 comments

I mostly eat sitting down but in the examples in the book (The Beck Solution [pink book]) she asks if I have ever done any of the following: *take free samples of food at the grocery store (I have been known to taste what is offered at Cost... Read more
Beck Solution, Day 2, Pick Two Reasonable Diets
Friday, March 02, 2018      6 comments

Years ago when I was having blood pressure issues, my doctor suggested the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension). It seems like a sensible diet. Weight Watchers also seems sensible even though they change their plan every cou... Read more
The Beck Diet Solution
Thursday, March 01, 2018      13 comments

With the encouragement of a couple of my Spark friends, [thank you Strongdawg and Onekidsmom], I am going to work my way through the book, "The Beck Diet Solution" ... Read more
A Farmer's Prayer
Sunday, February 18, 2018      10 comments

A NEW Pastor was attending a men’s breakfast in a rural area. He asked one of the impressive older farmers in attendance to say grace that morning. After all, were seated, the older farmer began: “Lord, I hate buttermilk." T... Read more
Valentine's Day
Thursday, February 15, 2018      9 comments

Wednesday was Valentine's Day. Himself and I have never made a bit deal of the various days that come up during the year. Wednesday morning is our morning to volunteer, himself at the hospital and me in the sewing room at Hospice. Wednesd... Read more
Sunday, February 11, 2018      9 comments

What is a setback? According to one dictionary, a 'setback' is a noun meaning a reversal or check in progress. I am not making progress. Does that mean I am experiencing a setback? I am not just 'stuck', I am heading in the wr... Read more
Today's Thought
Sunday, February 04, 2018      9 comments

This morning when I flipped to today's date on my desk calendar, the verse for the day was Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 KJV. It reads: "Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift ... Read more
Nice Experience
Friday, February 02, 2018      12 comments

Every week, my friend, Carol, and I go out for lunch. It is usually Thursday or Friday. I couldn't go yesterday so today was the day. The first restaurant was closed for a winter vacation. We moved on to our second choice. It was quite... Read more
Sunday Afternoon
Monday, January 29, 2018      8 comments

Sunday was a lovely day. The temperature was in the mid-40's, a pleasant change. Himself actually took his motorcycle out for a brief ride. I decided that if he could do that, I'd better get myself out for a walk. I am very glad I did. I wa... Read more
Monday, January 15, 2018      11 comments

Sunday I had a nice hot shower and got dressed. While I didn't leave the house, I got some things like laundry done and I made some chili for supper. It was a much better day. I have a doctor's appointment this afternoon. Himself told me... Read more
Saturday, January 13, 2018      16 comments

The last couple days, my body has been fighting whatever it is that is trying to take over. I made it through supper and dishes Friday night and then went to bed to try to get warm. I got out my flannel pj's and finally felt some warmth. We ... Read more
Feeling Domestic
Saturday, January 06, 2018      14 comments

I have been watching the weather 'struggles' on the East Coast while we have been freezing here in southern Ontario. I was raised in Nova Scotia. Making bread is part of my heritage. Today I got the urge for an old-fashioned Maritime meal... Read more
Friday, January 05, 2018      7 comments

Thursday is my morning to stay in bed a bit longer, with my book. Himself had a restless night so he was up early. About the time I was waking up, I could hear him snoring in his chair so he did get some sleep. All week, it has been late ... Read more

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