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Beck Ch 3 How Thin People Think
Thursday, April 05, 2018      5 comments

Beck Ch 3 How Thin People Think You need to learn HOW to change your mindset to lose weight and learn HOW to maintain weight loss permanently. With a different mindset you won’t see hunger as an emergency and you will be able to toler... Read more
Beck Ch 2 Applied
Thursday, April 05, 2018      2 comments

Had an interesting thought process last night. We were puppy sitting for my DD. We watch and old, old movie The Ghost and Mrs Muir. I love the musical scores in old films. The movie ended and it was past bedtime. DD was expected in 30 min so we ... Read more
Beck Ch 2 What really makes you eat
Thursday, April 05, 2018      3 comments

Beck Ch 2 What really makes you eat Dr Beck describes the process of making a decision to eat. We always have a thought before we decide to eat. We often have many thoughts before we decide to eat. I was intimately familiar with ALL the tho... Read more
Beck Chapter 1 The Power of Cognitive Therapy: The key to Success
Tuesday, April 03, 2018      6 comments

The Beck Diet Solution. Chapter 1 The Power of Cognitive Therapy: The key to Success. Beck starts out by correcting my thinking. I have dieted with some success but have regained much of the weight. In the past, I have attributed my “diet ... Read more
Time to re-read The Beck Diet Solution Introduction
Monday, April 02, 2018      5 comments

It’s Time to re-read The Beck Diet Solution. In the introduction Dr Beck says, dieters she counseled hadn’t lost weight or kept it off because they didn’t know HOW. Didn’t know how to motivate themselves continually. Didn’t know what ... Read more
Happy Easter
Sunday, April 01, 2018      6 comments

Went out to breakfast today. I was really hungry. Ordered a broccoli scramble with fresh asparagus, mushrooms, tomatoes and 2T cheese. Instead of bread, potatoes or pancakes, I got a side salad with oil and vinegar. Also ordered a side of half b... Read more
A Glorious Spring Day
Friday, March 30, 2018      4 comments

The sun is shining and it is in the 80’s where I live. My backyard is filled with every color of green you can imagine. The garden has beautiful colors too, Flowering shrubs with orange blossoms, bougainvilleas with those vibrant magenta leaves,... Read more
where I’ve been and where I am
Thursday, March 29, 2018      7 comments

Been on SP since 2008. Lost 80/pounds in 2009. Regained half of it back several times. Lots of downs and ups. Never totally give up. Had trouble last fall. Fell off the wagon. Tried to restart multiple times but life issues kept popping up. Fin... Read more
Fall
Monday, November 20, 2017      1 comments

Your blogs about the change in seasons are so lovely. I love the pictures and descriptions and how you adapt your exercise programs to fit the conditions. We visited my son and family in Oregon in October. We saw the full riot of colors up... Read more
Something I need to remember
Saturday, November 11, 2017      4 comments

Read Spark: Fall Down Once, Get Up Twice By Alicia Capetillo, Editor SparkPeople This is an edited and paraphrased excerpt that is so worth remembering. We all have good reasons to start this journey. The journey is hard and takes ... Read more
Tools and techniques
Friday, November 10, 2017      3 comments

Thought stopping is a very effective tool for many things. Unfortunately, it hasn’t worked for me for I don’t care. I want it anyway. I need daily reminders because it’s such a powerful thought in my head. I have logical reasons it’s not t... Read more
Home Again
Wednesday, November 08, 2017      5 comments

Thank you all for the warm welcome home. It is good to be back. You all are my strength and inspiration. I carry pieces of each of you and your journeys in my heart and head. This is where I learned my best Beckniques that are the best tools for... Read more
Restarting and feeling optimistic
Wednesday, November 08, 2017      10 comments

My Journey stopped in April. Life was busy. Our house was under major renovation and I was forced to eat out daily. Then our dog died. I was overwhelmed, out of control and heartbroken. The journey takes lots of energy for planning, eating, trac... Read more
Happy Easter
Sunday, April 16, 2017      3 comments

Easter is a demonstration of Gods love for us. For He so loved the world He gave up His only Son for us so we could have eternal life. People had been trying and failing to live a life with lots of rules to follow. The frustration of the rules k... Read more
Ya gotta have energy to journey
Saturday, April 15, 2017      5 comments

The past month has been absolutely awful in our house. Speed bumps turned into hills and then turned into mountains. Physical fatigue was bad enough and then came the emotional fatigue. I kept slipping until I realized that I just didn't have th... Read more

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