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Okay... so BECK isn't a magic solution!
Monday, April 23, 2018      11 comments

I’ve had a great month with BECK, but if I had any illusions that it was a magic solution and everything would be smooth sailing, this week-end opend my eyes. The cravings are still there, the desire to over-eat is still there, and when I’m ove... Read more
BECK Update, Days 22-26
Wednesday, April 18, 2018      8 comments

I’m spending some extra time on these days, partly because I’m extra busy, but mostly because I think they are really important and I don’t want to rush through them. I’m coordinating a Greek Night at our church, including a souvlaki dinn... Read more
BECK Day 15-21
Monday, April 09, 2018      8 comments

It’s been a busy couple of weeks, with two Easter celebrations. These 2 dates can be as much as five weeks apart; this year they were celebrated on two consecutive Sundays. Peter made more than 20 loaves of bread, 7 special Ukrainian Easter eg... Read more
Some Interesting things I’m finding with BECK
Wednesday, April 04, 2018      12 comments

- I’m seldom hungry, which seems to mean that I was eating out of desire or because it was time to eat rather than because I was hungry - i have to really work to make it to the bottom of my calorie range (1200) most days. I could easily s... Read more
BECK Catch Up - days 9-14
Friday, March 30, 2018      9 comments

It’s been a busy, busy week. I went to church Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and today... missed Maundy Thursday... dentist appointments, a specialist appointment for Aria’s wart, ACW meeting, Aria’s first swimming lesson without Nanny... and so it... Read more
BECK, Week 2 - Day 8
Tuesday, March 20, 2018      9 comments

Today's challenge was to create time and energy to ensure your BECK success. "Easier said than done", I thought. But I was wrong... if I'm going to be successful, I need to make my needs a priority instead of saying, "I don't have time", or "I... Read more
BECK, DAY 6 - I Learned Something About Myself Today
Sunday, March 18, 2018      11 comments

Day 6 was about choosing a diet coach... which I did... Peter... but that's not what I learned. I'm coordinating a Greek Night at our church in May, to raise some of the money we've committed to help bring a Syrian family to Durham Region. ... Read more
Be Extra Careful When You’re Overtired
Saturday, March 17, 2018      9 comments

I’m down 2.5 pounds, and today I was able to eat properly at an antique auction. I left home at 9 this morning, stopped for a quick look around the auction, then went to Walmart, got groceries, went to the library, and then back to the auction.... Read more
Acid Reflux and BECK
Friday, March 16, 2018      12 comments

A few years ago, I would have said that I never had heartburn. Now I have it frequently, sometimes with acid reflux. When over-the-counter medicines didn’t really help, and because I had a nagging cough, our family doctor sent me to a speciali... Read more
The BECK Diet Solution
Thursday, March 15, 2018      13 comments

Hi everyone... i haven’t blogged for quite a while. Having an almost-3-year-old granddaughter around Monday to Friday, 8 to 6, sure keeps us busy. A little background for new friends... I joined SP in January 2011 and have lost 20 ... Read more
The Liturgical Cope
Wednesday, November 29, 2017      20 comments

Today I helped shorten (and even) a liturgical cope which our new priest found in the back of a closet when he moved to St. Paul's six months ago. A cope is basically a very full, floor-length outer garment worn by Anglican and Roman Catholic p... Read more
The 2-year-old and the Santa Parade
Sunday, November 19, 2017      11 comments

Our little town (14,000 people) has a great Santa Claus Parade every year, and this year Aria and I joined in, walking next to the float from our church, handing out flyers about our Christmas services and wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. ... Read more
Feeling so much better...
Monday, November 13, 2017      9 comments

For the past year we've been worried about our youngest daughter; and in February, after several months of counselling, she and her husband decided to separate. They've been living in the same house ever since, with their 2-year-old daugh... Read more
A Visit to an Anglican Convent
Thursday, October 19, 2017      7 comments

Yesterday our priest and 9 others from church spent the day with the Sisters of St. John the Divine at their convent in Toronto. The order was formed in 1884, and was originally a nursing order with a small hospital and a nursing home in the ci... Read more
Indigenous Residential Schools in Canada
Sunday, October 01, 2017      16 comments

Yesterday I attended 2 programs sponsored by the Presbyterian Church across the road from my Anglican church. The first was called an Indigenous Blanket Exercise. About 30 of us met in the park behind the library. Old blankets were spre... Read more

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