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Fitness and well being are the effects of habits. I should know. I have lots of habits. Many of them are not particularly skillful. This takes time and patience and practice. I have plenty of time. Not too bad on patience. And the leisure to practice. Besides...this is fun.

Member Since: 3/1/2008

Fitness Minutes: 97,707

My Goals:
Lose 5 pounds.
And then lose 5 pounds. And then lose 2 pounds. And then celebrate!

My Program:
1. Eat in the Mediterranean style
2. Plan all meals and snacks and say No Choice to anything unplanned
3. Schedule shopping and meal prep. Be prepared. Make it a priority.
5. Eat sitting at the table.
6. Log fitness and track nutrients in Spark trackers
7. Use distractions to manage cravings.
8. Weigh every day
9. Read my list of reasons why I want to lose weight every day
10. Exercise every day

Personal Information:
I lost 30 pounds using Spark tools and kept most of it off though I never reached my desired goal. Recently I started to creep back up. So I looked up Cognitive Behavior and weight loss and up popped the "Beck Diet Solution". It is a perfect fit with the Spark tools and the Mediterranean plan. And I am having fun. Fun is very important to me. I live on Outer Cape Cod and part time in the hills of Western Massachusetts. I love being surrounded by natural beauty. I left a successful career protecting land and helping people appreciate and enjoy nature. Now my time is my own to pay attention to wellbeing and fitness when and how I wish. Luxury!

Other Information:
I love companion animals especially my current dog Lilly. My husband is plenty cool too and is supportive of my losing weight. I love the beach and my favorite exercise is swimming outdoors or walking on beautiful beaches with my pooch.

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  • v SMACG61
    Ordered the book, joined the team 😊
    1 day ago
  • v SMACG61
    Found the book online and looked through the SparkTeam. Both look like they. would be very useful. I'm going to check the library. Did you get the workbook that goes with the book? If so did you find it useful!
    1 day ago
  • v SMACG61
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for leaving the Beck information. I think she is the author of the Four Day Win which I've read. I'll have to check on line. I'll also check out the Sparkteam as well. Have a great day!
    2 days ago
    Thanks for providing me with the Beck information. I'll check out the Beck Pink before I decide to buy. Thanks again.
    2 days ago
  • v KRISZTA11
    Oh, I'm sorry about your foot pain and your husband's health issues, I hope you both get well soon! Take good care of yourself!

    Re Beck Blue challenge, just let me know, if you want a team email sent out to see who is interested, just send me Spark Mail and I can forward to the team - or if you wish to be team leader and do it yourself, I can invite you as leader.
    I stickied the last, 2016 Beck Blue challenge as second in Goals!!! forum, you can have a look, you may use the topics of this one, like we did in the 2016 October challenge.
    2 days ago
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