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Ya gotta have heart.
Monday, February 06, 2017      6 comments

Onekidsmom talked about the Superbowl and how each team waged their best efforts trying to become the winner. She compared both team's struggles and applied it to the lessons we learn from our own journeys. Great analogy. This journey isn'... Read more
Remodel starts Monday
Saturday, February 04, 2017      1 comments

Today is kitchen pack out day because our remodel starts Monday. Good exercise. Toning my arms and flexing my back. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Takeaways
Tuesday, January 31, 2017      53 comments

SP comments are the best motivation, encouragement and inspiration. Thank you all for your kindly comments on my blog Halfway to goal. Your words were so meaningful. My 5 takeaways. 1. I am over my goal weight. The number of pound... Read more
Halfway
Monday, January 30, 2017      33 comments

I’m right in the middle of my weight-loss journey. Looking ahead to the next half of my journey. I need to arm myself because we all know the second half is the greater challenge. While weight loss is a marathon, not a sprint the pace won't be t... Read more
Pleasures
Saturday, January 28, 2017      4 comments

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Unplanned bites
Tuesday, January 24, 2017      2 comments

Removing 200 calories a day to lose weigh takes work, diligence, planning, tracking and determination. Gaining 5 pounds a week can be done in just a few uncensored minutes a day. Went to a bagel emporium the other day. As we checked out, I... Read more
Defeating the Cascade of Sabotaging Thoughts
Sunday, January 22, 2017      7 comments

I've been on the journey 6 months and most of the time I am easily complaint. Then something in life happens and I feel upset. A cascade sets in and those old neural pathway thoughts appear. 1. I feel upset. ... Read more
More help eating out
Wednesday, January 18, 2017      27 comments

We eat out frequently, so I have learned lots from SP about how to make it work. SP articles that are very helpful for dining out strategies. Search Sp for Dining Out: Thai Cuisine, Italian Cuisine, Chinese, French, etc. Restaur... Read more
Day 30 Stay in control When Eating Out
Tuesday, January 17, 2017      2 comments

Multiple triggers meet permission giving thoughts Make a plan prior to eating out. Check the restaurant website menu, nutrition info options & portion sizes. Choose wisely. Avoid the bread basket. Remember the magic words "On the ... Read more
Resist Food Pushers
Monday, January 16, 2017      4 comments

I can honestly say, Food Pushers don't bother me much. Maybe it's because of my age. Maybe it's because I don't like typical food pusher foods like sweets. Food pushers don't usually push you to eat cheese and peanut butter, my biggest triggers.... Read more
Beck Scale Sabotaging Thoughts and Thinking mistakes
Sunday, January 15, 2017      7 comments

What do I really want from a scale weigh in? Truth or Lies and exaggerations? What kind of thinking errors could I be making about weighing in? What evidence that this thinking is not true/might not be entirely true? All of nothing... Read more
Finding the hidden sabotaging thought
Saturday, January 14, 2017      9 comments

Sabotaging thoughts. We all have them. They crop up daily. Some of them crop up very frequently. Some are reserved for special occasions. Once we become aware of them, we work to neutralize their power by creating helpful thoughts to apply as ne... Read more
The look
Saturday, January 14, 2017      6 comments

Got the look from a friend. Went to visit a dear, dear friend who is in a nursing facility recovering strength from a recent hospitalization. As we were leaving, I saw her glance at me as if to say, you look thinner. She is the first one. She di... Read more
Beck Thinking mistakes
Friday, January 13, 2017      5 comments

Beck Thinking mistakes 1. All of nothing thinking. No matter how small the slip, it's over. 2. Negative fortune telling. I'll never reach goal AND Maintain. 3. Overly positive fortune telling. I can eyeball everything with precision an... Read more
Fear and Weight gain PT 2
Wednesday, January 11, 2017      9 comments

Fear and Weight Gain Pt2 In Part 1 I talked about being afraid of getting fat before I gained weight. Society sets us up to view weight gain as a failure and weight loss as a solution. Weight loss companies condition us to see it that way and... Read more

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