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Select an Exercise Plan - Beck Day 9
Friday, March 10, 2017      3 comments

Exercise is an important part of any healthy weight lifestyle. While we know that weight loss is 80% what we eat and only 20% exercise we have to look beyond those numbers. Exercise helps us feel good about ourselves. It is confidence building t... Read more
Create Time and Energy - Beck Day 8
Wednesday, March 08, 2017      3 comments

Today's task is to figure out how much time it takes to maintain your diet and where you are going to find this time. I had never actually thought about time in relationship to my diet before. But it does take time. I have to plan the week's me... Read more
Arrange Your Environment - Beck Day 7
Wednesday, March 08, 2017      3 comments

It stands to reason that when adopting a healthier diet to lose weight that, as in any endeavour, we owe it to ourselves to ensure we are being set up for success. Our environment can make a big difference both at home or at work. It's importan... Read more
Diet Coach - Beck Day 6
Tuesday, March 07, 2017      2 comments

The idea of a diet coach is that you will have someone you can contact when you need encouragement and it gives you a real person to be accountable to. It can but doesn't have to be a reciprical arrangement. I thought about this for awhile to... Read more
25 lbs down! And Beck - Day 5 Mindful Eating
Sunday, March 05, 2017      4 comments

Very happy with this week's weigh-in. Down 3.2 lbs for a total of 25 lbs since mid December! Yippeee me!!!! Today Dr. Beck talks about eating slowly and mindfully. This is an interesting one. I have slowed down my eating considerably sinc... Read more
Giving credit where credit is due - Beck Day 4
Sunday, March 05, 2017      4 comments

Today's Beck message was that we need to acknowledge the things we do right. This will foster a positive outlook on life as well as enhance our self esteem. For many, myself included, this is behavior we have to learn. It's easy to focus on wh... Read more
Sitting down to eat - Beck Day 3
Friday, March 03, 2017      6 comments

This seems like a simple enough concept. I eat my meals at the table except for Friday Movie Night and even then I'm sitting in my chair. Great! I've got this!! Or do I? What about the late night foray into the kitchen? You know. The one wh... Read more
The weight loss elite and how I plan to join their ranks
Thursday, March 02, 2017      6 comments

The first thing I want to clarify is what I mean by the weight loss elite. Is it the person who has lost the most weight? The person who stuck absolutely to their diet plan? The one who lost weight the fastest? No it's none of these things. In f... Read more
5% weight loss challenge and Sunday at the Oscars
Monday, February 27, 2017      2 comments

9 week challenge to lose 5% body weight Start Date: 02/12/2017 Start Weight: 286 Goal Weight : 271.7 Week 1 (02 / 08) : 284.6 Week 2 (02 / 25) : 280.2 Week 3 (03 / 04) : Week 4 (03 / 11) : Week 5 (03 / 18) : Week 6 (03 / 25) : Week 7 (04... Read more
Remember her?
Saturday, February 25, 2017      3 comments

Why is it that as we grow up we tend to lose that wholehearted excitement in the little things? I found with my girls, the kids I cared for at home and a... Read more
Hemp Protein
Wednesday, February 22, 2017      5 comments

So I like hemp hearts so since I couldn't get the rice protein I've used before in town I thought I'd try Hemp protein powder. My plan is to add a bIt of protein to my oatmeal in the morning. I am vegan and have been struggling a bit to get my ... Read more
Another sparker joins the journey
Wednesday, February 22, 2017      5 comments

Yesterday my husband got signed onto SparkPeople. I'm so happy that I have a partner on this journey! His user name is DAVIDMACG He has set up his sparkpage and tracked today and planned for tomorrow. It is so much easier to stay on track wh... Read more
Doctor's visit
Monday, February 20, 2017      1 comments

Had a great visit with my doctor today. He is a new doc for me as we moved this summer. It is really nice to have a doc that is encouraging and pro-active. He is pleased with my weight loss and took a quick look at SparkPeople while I was the... Read more
Tweaking my goals
Sunday, February 19, 2017      0 comments

Went in to check my goals that I had set when I started Spark. Not at all sure how I did it since it isn't even an option but I had it set to lose .5 lbs per week. While I realize that there will be weeks where that will be the case I would like... Read more
Make work project - rant
Thursday, February 16, 2017      5 comments

Fair warning ⚠️ I'm annoyed and need to rant! Background: My Mom who is 80 has to go in for surgery very soon. It may be cancer. We don't know yet. So we have been doing what you do to put affairs in order beforehand. Not fun but necessary. As m... Read more

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