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Beck reboot: Ch 5 Day 5 Thank goodness!!!

Monday, August 31, 2015      8 comments

Please pretend that this is Tuesday's blog... just giving myself a head start on tomorrow. My sister and I are volunteer demonstrators in the Wool Center at the great NYS Fair so I probably won't make much of an appearance here at SP. Don't w... Read more

Beck reboot: chpt 5 day 4 Good for me!

Monday, August 31, 2015      5 comments

Day 4 is all about giving yourself credit. Hmmm... I know the value of positive reinforcement so I know where this is coming from. Will work on turning that negative self-talk into positive. Posting a few reminders here and there ala Beck c... Read more

Beck reboot: chpt 5 days 1-3

Sunday, August 30, 2015      11 comments

Catching up with my blogging so you get a 3 in 1 today... emoticon Day 1 - record the advantages of losing ... Read more

Beck Ch.3: owning up

Thursday, August 27, 2015      12 comments

Chapter 3 led me to some interesting self-observations. Most of the characteristics identified by Beck I could skim. There were three that gave me pause for further thought: Characteristic 3: you like the feeling of being full This is a... Read more

Beck reboot: the perfect candidate

Monday, August 24, 2015      10 comments

Am trying the Beck Diet Solution (the pink book) Reboot - thanks to the rave reviews by several of my SP friends - most notably SLENDERELLA61. Today was the first day and I'm a tad behind already. Bought the ebook from a notable bookseller an... Read more


Saturday, August 22, 2015      6 comments

Today's blog will be short and sweet. A few days ago I wrote about my challenges in finding good produce so today I continue to share my quest. While at the grocery store yesterday I noticed a wider variety of grapes than usual. The first tha... Read more

H & H = ouch!

Friday, August 21, 2015      9 comments

Ouch! I just looked at my FitBit weekly report and I'm sad to report that I didn't reach my goal of 10,000 steps even once... zip... zero... nada. It's been hot and humid. Those are my two least favorite weather conditions for outdoor exercis... Read more

Did someone say this would be easy????

Wednesday, August 19, 2015      7 comments

No, they didn't. Well, maybe those that write about things they haven't experienced. But the rest of us know THE TRUTH. It isn't easy getting to goal weight and it isn't easy staying there!! Now don't get me wrong. Looking back, all the... Read more

Mixed results in the produce department

Monday, August 17, 2015      4 comments

I love fruit... emoticon emoticon... <a href=Read more

Maintenance: a brave new world

Saturday, August 15, 2015      8 comments

Am borrowing Mr. Huxley's title along with a vague reference to his work as I write about my world of maintenance. Mr. Huxley's work described a very different world of the future. Similarly, my world, maintaining a healthier weight, is also ... Read more

Will it ever be over?

Thursday, August 13, 2015      7 comments

No. Looks like I'm a slow learner when it comes to my food and health issues. It has taken me decades to finally realize that this personal journey of good health at a reasonable weight is lifelong. There is no end date. Perhaps ... Read more

Does this sound familiar??

Wednesday, August 12, 2015      9 comments

In my quest to figure out how I got "here" I've been doing some reminiscing about my personal history with food and diet. Does this list look familiar? T.O.P.S, 1500 calorie meal plan, meal replacement shakes, low fat, low carb, low calor... Read more

How did I get here: the kid years

Tuesday, August 11, 2015      4 comments

This blog will be short because I don't remember a lot of details (weight and food-wise) from my childhood years. We ate healthy as a family. Healthy by the standards of the 1950s + 60s. I can remember my mother insisting on peanut butter & ... Read more

How did I get here: the very beginning

Monday, August 10, 2015      5 comments

As if maintaining my weight loss isn't enough "work," it's time to face what got me into weight issues in the first place ( or not??? I wonder...) So how far back should I go? How about sixty some odd years... While going through pa... Read more

Post-vacation return to routine

Friday, August 07, 2015      4 comments

Had a great time on the big lake. We "girls" had the place to ourselves to do what we wanted - like nap, read, talk, nap, laugh, eat, knit, talk, nap... you get my drift. The weather was good - not too hot, not too cold. Days were sunny with... Read more

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