I’m so excited about this weekend! My middle sister is arriving today for what will be a weekend of celebration: our nephew is graduating from high school! My mother and her husband are driving down from their home in the north and much fun will... Read more
A Really Long Blog
The past year has been challenging in two major areas.
Starting last May, work became incredibly stressful. Last month, after a ton of upheaval and change, some problems were resolved and I was able to move into a new role in the same com... Read more
Lost Inches, "Clubbin' Cardio" and a Week of Dinners
I was feeling discouraged when I went to track the progress of my first month back on track this morning. Zero pounds down, I knew that. Only 3 days out of seven on track last week. But when I measured my parts - I only do that once a month - I ... Read more
In this third week of the new year, I may not be perfect but I am still working my plan and chipping away at my goals, revealing the rock solid core within!
At the beginning of the new year, I realized that for the past months (years?)... Read more
There Are Other Ways To Track Success Than by the Scale
Last week, my blog was a featured blog. That's a first! I made a few new friends and felt happy to inspire others.
I am two weeks into the new year and I’ve only lost 1 pound. Oh well oh well oh well… Yes, I am practicing my “Beckniques... Read more
I Flipped It!
Over the past few months, I’ve tracked how often I stayed on track. Literally. Among a ton of other things I tracked on a daily basis. Last week when I was reviewing my strategies, trying to figure out what was working and what was not, I notic... Read more
New Year Goals
I love the new year, and the sense of fresh beginnings that it offers. What possibilities are ahead? What dreams do I have? How do I build a plan to achieve my dreams? The new year always inspires me to new aspirations, and as I grow older, the... Read more
Happy post-Thanksgiving to all!
Yesterday and the day before were a little tough for me, but not because of the holiday. On Wednesday, I went to my primary physician to discuss my MRI results. My neck has been in a lot of pain, and massage... Read more
So… this week I got an MRI to see what’s happening with my neck which has been hurting since May. And yes, it showed the cause. I have a bulging disc which is causing the pain. Also some arthritis. I am pretty bummed. Not sure whether my swimmin... Read more
Blogging About Blogging
I am so glad that WATERMELLEN, ONEKIDSMOM and SLENDERELLA are doing a Beck reboot! It feels too soon for me to do another right now, but it will certainly help to read their blogs. I am still using my Beck skills - planning my meals, reading m... Read more
Last Week and This Week
I don’t feel like I have a lot to give myself credit for, but it is better than beating myself up. Last week was challenging.
DH and I traveled to Oregon to move his daughter into the dorms for her freshman year of college. She was excited... Read more
Two Events In One Day
Yesterday I went to two social events, a brunch and dinner out with my son and his adorable girlfriend. I knew I would need to be especially vigilant because these are the situations where resolve crumbles, right? A little extra this, an extra ... Read more
The Value of Preparation
Yesterday I was all set to meet my goals - good breakfast, good lunch, and great plans for dinner. But alas, too late I realized when I got home at 7 pm that I had no brown rice to go with the curry…. And allowed my dear husband to talk me into ... Read more
I put this Beck card to good use yesterday when I had a craving to eat a bowl of granola after dinner:
When I have a strong desire to EAT OR DRINK something that's not on my plan, LABEL IT. Tell myself, it's just a craving. It's uncomfor... Read more
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Vacation, Races and Self Love
Two weeks of vacation is such a luxury that I hardly ever take… but this year is different! Last week, I went to visit my son and his fiancee, meet her family and see the eclipse! It was awesome! I also took a short trip to the beach with my h... Read more