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Where Everyone's Name is Known
Wednesday, May 06, 2015      16 comments

The baby birds are growing. Monday I saw one eye open to look at me and yesterday when I took this picture the little birds hissed at me, so I backed off and only took this one picture. It is so amazing how they hatched all naked and started gro... Read more
Beck Blue: Chapter 9, Deprivation & No Willpower Traps
Tuesday, May 05, 2015      17 comments

The second of the psychological traps is The Deprivation Trap - you feel resentful for having to restrict what you eat. This one doesn't apply to me so much. I feel so blessed in so many other ways. Don't think I've really felt resentful since a... Read more
Beck Blue: Chapter Nine, #1 Discouragement
Monday, May 04, 2015      17 comments

Chapter 9 is titled Psychological Traps. 1. The Discouragement Trap - you want to give up when dieting becomes difficult I found this section so powerful that I decided to blog it in more detail than I have been . In the past discoura... Read more
Beck Blue: Chapter 7, Travel and Eating Out
Sunday, May 03, 2015      16 comments

Even though I did not test that I needed this chapter on travel and eating out traps, I decided to read it because I have a trip coming up next month and I am concerned about how I am going to handle it. 1. The 24/7 Treat Trap - you think e... Read more
Better Pictures and Report
Sunday, May 03, 2015      11 comments

It's a gorgeous day and I thoroughly enjoyed an 8 mile bike ride on Fort Frazier Trail this morning. I saw a runner my age I know and had a great conversation. Then saw 2 more runner friends at Publix (grocery store). And then I really struck go... Read more
Beck Blue: Chapter 6, Family Traps
Saturday, May 02, 2015      12 comments

Okay. This is the first chapter I've read that I know I can't begin to impart to you in a summary what is in this chapter. If you have a difficult family situation, this book is gold. Get it. No kidding. That said, I'll give it a try. I sk... Read more
Can You Identify these Flowers? Bird Update, Too
Saturday, May 02, 2015      5 comments

Here's an update on our baby birds: We saw both the mom and the dad brown thrashers bringing food for the little ones. It's great to be able to follow their developme... Read more
Beck Blue: Chapter 4, Emotional Eating
Friday, May 01, 2015      16 comments

Would you rather have one problem or three? If you respond to the original problem by overeating, then you have the original problem plus feeling bad about overeating. And then you look at the scale. Three problems. 1. The Trying to Numb Pa... Read more
Beck Blue: The Chapter Three (lost portion)
Thursday, April 30, 2015      14 comments

3. The De-Stress with Food Trap - you eat to relax after a stressful day - Identify the problematic situations that contribute to stress - Ask friend/family member to brainstorm solutions with you - Rearrange your activities so you ca... Read more
Beck Blue: Chapter Three, Stress Traps
Thursday, April 30, 2015      8 comments

Beck and Busis identify three stress traps: 1. The Too Busy Trap - your life feels too packed and stressful to make time for healthy eating. "If you want to be able to lose weight, you have to fit the rest of your life around healthy e... Read more
Beck Blue: Chapter Two
Wednesday, April 29, 2015      17 comments

"Do you want this to be the last ("last" in italics) time you try to lose weight?" That is the first sentence of Beck Blues' second chapter. Well, don't hurry to start dieting. Learn 10 basic skills before you start your healthy, reasonable, fle... Read more
Can You Identify This Bird? & Beck Comment
Tuesday, April 28, 2015      18 comments

I know this is a challenge as I really don't want to get close enough to scare her. This momma bird hatched 3 or 4 eggs yesterday and is diligently sitting on her nest this rainy day! We got to see four eggs and then one baby and then three babi... Read more
Beck Blue: Chapter One
Monday, April 27, 2015      22 comments

I really wanted to read The Diet Trap Solution by Judith Beck, PhD, and daughter, Deborah Beck Busis, because I benefitted greatly from two previous Beck books and a workbook. I don't know if I would have been able to keep off more than 80 pound... Read more
Cookie Concert Precedes Beck
Sunday, April 26, 2015      13 comments

Kids really enjoyed the cookie concert today by our local symphony orchestra. The interactive session was really cool. The kids got to play lots of instruments: ... Read more
Kahlua is Fine! and More
Saturday, April 25, 2015      17 comments

Kahlua, our 4 year old German Shepherd-Chow-Lab mix, had surgery yesterday to remove an intestinal polyp that was causing bleeding. It never seemed to bother her, but you just can't let an animal bleed and bleed. (And I don't mind giving up foll... Read more

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