Lost Inches, "Clubbin' Cardio" and a Week of Dinners
I was feeling discouraged when I went to track the progress of my first month back on track this morning. Zero pounds down, I knew that. Only 3 days out of seven on track last week. But when I measured my parts - I only do that once a month - I ... Read more
In this third week of the new year, I may not be perfect but I am still working my plan and chipping away at my goals, revealing the rock solid core within!
At the beginning of the new year, I realized that for the past months (years?)... Read more
There Are Other Ways To Track Success Than by the Scale
Last week, my blog was a featured blog. That's a first! I made a few new friends and felt happy to inspire others.
I am two weeks into the new year and I’ve only lost 1 pound. Oh well oh well oh well… Yes, I am practicing my “Beckniques... Read more
I Flipped It!
Over the past few months, I’ve tracked how often I stayed on track. Literally. Among a ton of other things I tracked on a daily basis. Last week when I was reviewing my strategies, trying to figure out what was working and what was not, I notic... Read more
New Year Goals
I love the new year, and the sense of fresh beginnings that it offers. What possibilities are ahead? What dreams do I have? How do I build a plan to achieve my dreams? The new year always inspires me to new aspirations, and as I grow older, the... Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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My First Open-Water Triathlon
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