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On the road again...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016      10 comments

Here I am, on the road again. I've been reasonably good the past two weeks, with one notable blip. And with a goal: wedding dress fitting in two weeks! I have not lost as much as I wanted to, 6 pounds only, but wherever I am in 2 weeks, that is ... Read more
What Am I Hungry For?
Wednesday, June 22, 2016      9 comments

I was doing so well...until suddenly I wasn't. What was going on? Yes, I was busy at work, yes, I was planning a wedding with my fiancť, maybe those things were keeping me from staying on track with food and exercise. But it felt so out of contr... Read more
Getting there!
Wednesday, May 11, 2016      6 comments

Hello! It's been awhile since I blogged so thought I would check in. Life had been so busy! I set a fairly modest goal and i'm making progress on losing the pounds. Eight down and 5 to go....and them I'm going to maintain for awhile. The reason?... Read more
Today is a Good Day!
Saturday, February 20, 2016      8 comments

Today is a good day! So wonderful to be off work, to sleep as late as I want (7:30!) and choose what to do. I choose walking running and grocery shopping. Hurray! Itís been a busy month and a hald. I started at the beginning of January wit... Read more
Cold January Morning
Wednesday, January 13, 2016      5 comments

Just a quick check in on the train on my way to work this morning. Kind of like my train time...reading, thinking, planning. It is good. I've been staying on track very well for the past week and a half. Eating well, for the most part. Exercisi... Read more
Turning the Page: a Happy New Year
Monday, January 04, 2016      11 comments

After a very tough fall and early winter, Iíve resolved to turn the page and start fresh in this New Year. Since August, Iíve lost and regained 6-8 pounds and frankly, given the stresses I have been managing over that period, Iím glad it ... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot: The Final Chapters
Saturday, October 24, 2015      8 comments

The final two chapters of Beck are about reaching your weight loss goal and maintaining. First, she counsels us to recognize that our lowest achievable weight may not be one we are able to maintain. We may not have the ability to exercise... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot: Days 41-42
Thursday, October 22, 2015      6 comments

I'm getting close to the end here! Given all that's been happening over the past month and a half in my life, having the discipline of this program had been so important in keeping me on track and disciplined. So thanks again to SLENDERELLA an... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot: Day 40, Enrich Your Life
Tuesday, October 20, 2015      6 comments

For me, life enrichment is something g I try to do on an ongoing basis. It is not my weight that gets in my way, but rather my my work and my need for do... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot: Days 38 & 39 and My First Race in Three and a Half Years!
Saturday, October 17, 2015      9 comments

Today I ran my first race in 3 and a half years and I had a great time! I just love road races, the energy and the excitement. This time was no different, watching the wheelchair race start, then the marathoners, and then my race. It was a 5K, ... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot: Day 37, Deal With Stress
Thursday, October 15, 2015      7 comments

Beckís advice for dealing with stress is pretty simple in theory, if less so at times in execution. Solve problems, learn to relax and change unrealistic expectations. Last year, when I read Beck for the first time, this chapter was helpfu... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot: Days 35 & 36, Weighing In and Believing It
Tuesday, October 13, 2015      7 comments

Day 35 is about weighing in. After last week, I really didnít want to. Because I was pretty sure what I would see. And I was right, the scale was up two pounds. Discouraging but not surprising. Last week was rough but I am reminded of something ... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot: Days 33-34 (Bringing Up the Rear!)
Sunday, October 11, 2015      5 comments

Yesterday was my sisterís birthday and I had her and her two boys over for dinner. I had a plan but I didnít follow it, mostly due to emotional eating. My sister is struggling job-wise and I worry about her. Also, my fianceís health is on the m... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot: Days 31 and 32, Alcohol and Travel
Tuesday, October 06, 2015      8 comments

I am working on being thankful for all that I have. I have my health and I’ve found the love of my life. I have two fine and healthy sons. I have work that is important to me and good friends. When I think of these things, it puts my troubles... Read more
Beck Pink Reboot: Day 30, Learn to Deal With Eating Out
Sunday, October 04, 2015      5 comments

Writing on my phone while my fiance G is getting an MRI. It's been a busy weekend but I managed to prioritize taking care of me. I liken it to the oxygen mask on the plane. Take care of yourself so your able to take care of others. I ran, lifted... Read more

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