Beck Solution: Week 2
Week 2 of Beck was helpful. Some tasks were things I already do. Other days were more challenging, but every day there was some piece of advice that was helpful. Overall, the strategies and responses to specific situations are the most valuable ... Read more
Feeling Happy Today!
Over the past few years, I get on the scale once a week with the intention of recording my weight, whatever the result. It's my way of keeping myself honest. And this morning I am happy to report that I am down 2.2 pounds since last week. What ... Read more
Giving Myself Credit!
Yesterday was a tough day. especially towards the end. I got out of work late and was already hungry. The commute towards home was long and I needed to stop at the pharmacy to pick up a prescription. The pharmacy took forever because the kid cou... Read more
Beck Diet Solution: Week One
Iíve done 7 days of the Beck Diet Solution now, and I like the approach. It makes sense to me and it feels sustainable. Two very important points. It has become clear to me over the past few years that the piece thatís not working is in my hea... Read more
A Great Big Thank You and a Fresh Start
The other day I posted a blog with my new November goals. Another effort to kickstart my weight loss.
And then I started reading success story blogs as I so often do. I think I have some of the pieces I need but I am always looking for insp... Read more
Iím going back to my old practice of setting monthly goals and then assessing my progress at the end of the month. Because when I work it, it works!
Iíve struggled over the past few years, setting too many goals and not being focused. So o... Read more
Ready to Race Again!
I was checking my previous years' race results on Athlinks, a site that tracks race results. I started running in 1997 and ran my first race in 2001. That was a 10 miler, and I loved it, so I kept running. Since then, I've run 16 races for a t... Read more
Mountain Hiking in Park City Utah
I had a beautiful week in Utah. I went for work and it was a productive week, but I also took every chance I could to hike in the mountains. What a lovely place!
And... Read more
For a long time, my favorite report on the Spark website has been the Calorie Differential Over Time. Iím pretty good at tracking both exercise and calories consumed, and when I'm dong well, it is really satisfying to see consistent caloric defi... Read more
After a few months of what seemed like uproar, things are more or less back on track. My kidsí dad survived triple bypass and aneurysm surgery, my younger son who was taking care of him full time is back home. We helped my older son move from a... Read more
Live, Love, Give
I was going to call this blog Belated February Assessment, March Update and Goals. Because that's what I was going to do. But I changed my mind. Given the stresses of the past weeks and in keeping with the reminder that life is truly and really ... Read more
This week was even better than last week with consumption Ė I was more consistent about staying in my range and I averaged around 1500 calories a day. Thatís been my general goal, and since I am burning around 2400 calories, I hope to see some r... Read more
Happy Valentine's Day!
This week has been much better in terms of staying on track with calories. Why? I set my mind to it. Stayed focus on my goals. If I want this, I canít have that. That simple.
Now, Iím not necessarily saying easy ... But still simple! And ... Read more
Scales Don't Lie and Some Positive Outcomes
Just a quick reminder to myself that I can find all kinds of loopholes and excuses for doing the things I know are not taking me in the direction I want to go, but at the end the day (or week, in this case) there are specific measures that will ... Read more
Itís been a challenging week and I am having a hard time sticking to my plan. Exercise is almost on track but food not so much. Kind of a maintenance mode of eating so hopefully will not gain but definitely not losing this week.
I had a p... Read more
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