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Friday, November 24, 2017      5 comments

Happy post-Thanksgiving to all! Yesterday and the day before were a little tough for me, but not because of the holiday. On Wednesday, I went to my primary physician to discuss my MRI results. My neck has been in a lot of pain, and massage... Read more
Problem Identified
Saturday, October 07, 2017      7 comments

So… this week I got an MRI to see what’s happening with my neck which has been hurting since May. And yes, it showed the cause. I have a bulging disc which is causing the pain. Also some arthritis. I am pretty bummed. Not sure whether my swimmin... Read more
Blogging About Blogging
Tuesday, September 26, 2017      5 comments

I am so glad that WATERMELLEN, ONEKIDSMOM and SLENDERELLA are doing a Beck reboot! It feels too soon for me to do another right now, but it will certainly help to read their blogs. I am still using my Beck skills - planning my meals, reading m... Read more
Last Week and This Week
Monday, September 25, 2017      4 comments

I don’t feel like I have a lot to give myself credit for, but it is better than beating myself up. Last week was challenging. DH and I traveled to Oregon to move his daughter into the dorms for her freshman year of college. She was excited... Read more
Two Events In One Day
Monday, September 11, 2017      4 comments

Yesterday I went to two social events, a brunch and dinner out with my son and his adorable girlfriend. I knew I would need to be especially vigilant because these are the situations where resolve crumbles, right? A little extra this, an extra ... Read more
The Value of Preparation
Friday, September 08, 2017      9 comments

Yesterday I was all set to meet my goals - good breakfast, good lunch, and great plans for dinner. But alas, too late I realized when I got home at 7 pm that I had no brown rice to go with the curry…. And allowed my dear husband to talk me into ... Read more
Beck Victory!
Thursday, September 07, 2017      7 comments

I put this Beck card to good use yesterday when I had a craving to eat a bowl of granola after dinner: When I have a strong desire to EAT OR DRINK something that's not on my plan, LABEL IT. Tell myself, it's just a craving. It's uncomfor... Read more
Vacation, Races and Self Love
Tuesday, August 29, 2017      5 comments

Two weeks of vacation is such a luxury that I hardly ever take… but this year is different! Last week, I went to visit my son and his fiancee, meet her family and see the eclipse! It was awesome! I also took a short trip to the beach with my h... Read more
Success and Rewards
Thursday, August 17, 2017      7 comments

Lately I’ve been unsuccessful in sticking to my eating plan and it has been really frustrating. So much so, that last week, I got my Beck tools back out and began using them on a daily basis. My Advantages card – which I updated to priori... Read more
My First Open-Water Triathlon
Saturday, August 12, 2017      5 comments

I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to write this blog - the triathlon was four weeks ago! But it’s been a busy time; work has been exceptionally challenging with increased workload and internal politics creating stress. My 82 year old mom had... Read more
Countdown to My Second Triathlon!
Monday, July 10, 2017      6 comments

The weeks have been flying by lately, and I've only been checking in on Spark to say hi to friends and catch up... no time to blog, life has been busy! I am still (for the most part) on track with eating (although the 4th of July holiday ... Read more
Changing Systems
Tuesday, June 13, 2017      5 comments

Since I began triathlon training, I've been using another app for training and to track exercise. That was a pretty easy move because in the past, I used excel spreadsheet calendars to create training plans and track exercise, so the app is much... Read more
What I Learned From My First Triathlon
Thursday, June 08, 2017      10 comments

I haven’t been blogging much because work and life have been incredibly busy, but I’ve been thinking about this blog for the past few weeks, as I’ve been training for my second triathlon. The first and best thing I learned was that I love ... Read more
My First Triathlon
Monday, May 22, 2017      9 comments

Yesterday, I completed my first triathlon! It was a small sprint tri, and I did better than I expected.... but even better, I love the way it made me feel! Strong, powerful, accomplished... I think this is what ONEKIDSMOM calls "the awesome." ... Read more
Mental Skills
Tuesday, May 16, 2017      8 comments

Reading the USA Triathlon website article "Regular Exercise and Weight Loss," the question is posed, does regular exercise help with weight loss.... "And so, the answer, in terms of calories burned and resulting pounds lost, is “no, regula... Read more

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