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Update 2
Friday, January 02, 2015      3 comments

Step-daughter leaves tomorrow and I'm getting right back to my regular routine (I can't wait!) I actually met my December goal of 213 lbs. last week, but this past week of eating hasn't been all that great. So, I'm expecting a small gain wh... Read more
Sunday, December 28, 2014      12 comments

Busy, busy, busy! Christmas, visitors, birthday, New Year's, fitness (I am still on track). Didn't lose anything this week, but didn't gain either, so I'm happy. Step-daughter arrived yesterday and she'll be here for a week which means... Read more
The Road to Truth
Tuesday, December 23, 2014      12 comments

“There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.” (Buddha) I’m moving further and further along on the road to “truth” and, this time, I AM going all the way. Here’s how I know... Read more
One at a Time
Thursday, December 18, 2014      11 comments

One thought at a time. One . . . Second, minute, hour, day, week, month, year, decade At a time One . . . Holiday, party, event, celebration At a time ... Read more
Nip It in the Bud (Notes)
Wednesday, December 17, 2014      6 comments

The notes below are important to me because, while I have always been able to lose large amounts of weight, I have never been able to maintain my losses. This particular chapter of one of the books I'm reading addresses strategies for how to do... Read more
Quick Check-In Too
Saturday, December 13, 2014      7 comments

I think I'm finally starting to feel a little better, but had A LOT of trouble sleeping last night. Tomorrow's my exercise "day off", so my plan is to get to bed early tonight and then take it easy all day tomorrow. Despite not feeling all... Read more
If You Snooze, You LOSE!
Thursday, December 11, 2014      10 comments

For some reason, my American culture glorifies a fast-paced lifestyle in which people are proud of getting up before the sun and staying up late, often getting only 4 or 5 hours of sleep a night, when most people actually need about 7 – 9. But t... Read more
Quick Check-In
Wednesday, December 10, 2014      7 comments

I've been fighting a cold/sinus infection for the past couple of days and busy with Christmas prep. Still trying to keep up with my piano practice, other household chores, exercise, and meal prep. So, needless to say, not much time to "Spark" th... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Self-Efficacy Related to Weight Management
Sunday, December 07, 2014      19 comments

I started out today thinking about the difference between Weight Loss and Weight Management. For me, the obvious difference is that Weight Loss relates to short-term dieting, that will eventually end, and Weight Management relates to a permanent... Read more
Time to Catch Up
Saturday, December 06, 2014      5 comments

When I last visited this blogging space, I was Becking (Day 5), reading a book about food addiction, decorating, shopping, going to the gym, and taking a virtual walk to Cape May, NJ. I dropped the food addictions book because I wasn't get... Read more
Reporting In
Tuesday, December 02, 2014      7 comments

Didn't get to post an update yesterday. I went to the gym and did my first strength training with the weight machines and then did an hour of water aerobics in the pool. By the time I got home, I was barely able to eat dinner because I was so ti... Read more
Levittown, PA to Cape May, NJ Challenge
Sunday, November 30, 2014      5 comments

I love to motivate myself with fitness challenges. I’m always amazed at how quickly my body changes when I take care of it and I like to push myself to do better. One of the old challenges I did had to do with walking and I’m going to redo it ag... Read more
Beck Diet Solution Weight Loss Workbook Review (So Far)
Saturday, November 29, 2014      8 comments

Wanted to share what I'm learning/doing in "The Beck Diet Solution Weight Loss Workbook" with you, just in case anyone else is interested in what the "program" entails: I've only just completed Day 2 and read what I'll need to do on Day 3. ... Read more
Reasons I Want to Lose Weight
Tuesday, November 25, 2014      9 comments

Went out to find The Beck Diet Solution book I mentioned in my last blog, with no success. What I DID find was "The Beck Diet Solution Weight Loss Workbook". I started reading it last night and I plan to give it my best shot. First, there w... Read more
CBT Research -- Warning! This is Long.
Sunday, November 23, 2014      8 comments

Awhile back I mentioned the possible need for me to consult a "professional" of some sort to help me figure out why I can lose so much weight, come so close to my goal, only to give up and put the weight back on. I spent some time this afte... Read more

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