Work was OK except Friday when I had to write a presentation all day - I have been putting this off for some time. I rarely procrastinate, but now I did. Oh well, big part is ready.
Eating went well, exercise too - I swapped a few runs / wa... Read more
Work week was only 3 days, and I utilized my free time hiking and gardening, made great progress. There were some challenging situations at work, for the most difficult one both possible outcomes are poor - I stressed over it for a day but came ... Read more
... and another challenging week - but the next will be easy!
Work was busy and difficult again, but I got past important milestones and accomplished a lot. Next week starts with May 1st - bank holiday!
Then I take a haft day off on Tuesday and work the other half from home, and there is nothing huge loo... Read more
Another challenging week - but getting better
Things are looking better.
At work I still have 2 large and 1 small project and 1 important presentation to make, on top of my normal tasks, but I made good progress in preparing for them.
Creative processes induce a buzz in my brain and I ... Read more
I planned to write weekly update every Saturday about my healthy lifestyle journey and Beck skills. Life happened and this Tuesday morning is the first time I can do this.
Work week was busy, and I made good progress in my projects and work... Read more
Update and book review
It has been more than a month since I last blogged.
I have been doing well on eating, exercise, sleep and meditation, and my weight settled at a bit lower center weight, 58 kg /128 pounds.
In the Beck Diet Solution team we are doing a gro... Read more
Habits are stronger than Willpower
It would be nice to just decide "I'll lose the weight and I'll keep it off" and do it by sheer willpower. Sadly, willpower often runs dry after a few weeks, old habits come back and after some desperate struggling weigh loss efforts diminish and... Read more
Why is it easy to stop after right-sized meals and hard to stop after oreveating?
Had an interesting insight last night.
I ate my planned dinner, my square of dark chocolate, didn't feel really full but I knew it was my portion and there's no more. Went on with my evening without thinking twice, watched a movie with DH, and... Read more
Hunger is Not an Emergency
Hunger is not an emergency.
Most sensations that feel like an emergency are not real hunger but cravings, intense wanting to get a certain food we wish to eat, for comfort or for pleasure.
Hunger can be an emergency, if one hasn't eaten f... Read more
I had a good week at work, all is well in my family, I ate well and exercised, and enriched my life by going to a Greek dance club with my best friend which we enjoyed very much.
It is every Sunday, 1 hour dancing lessons and 3 hours of line d... Read more
Power of learning and practice: food susceptibility changes
Food-wise this week was not perfect.
Ate well and on-plan most of the time, but on Thursday I fell out of balance in quite a silly way: cooked milk rice for DD who was sick, and I tasted it a few times to see if it is done yet.
As always, ea... Read more
Busy week, a fall and resting weekend
This week was very busy, had to travel with colleagues on 3 days, with a long drive added on Friday. Had a lot to keep in mind and manage.
On top of that I slipped on smooth ice Tuesday evening, fell and hit my bottom hard - luckily the pain d... Read more
Good week and lovely walk
I woke up too early today, stayed in bed and did a body scan meditation, starting my day in a happy and peaceful mood.
We have lovely sunny weather today, -6 oC / 21 oF and no wind at all.
I remembered from last week that the forest path... Read more
Another good week
this morning I had a wonderful run on my favorite forest path. We had some snow this week and the forest was gorgeous: white snow, brown tree branches in sunshine, blue sky, golden and white clouds... loved it.
I had nothin... Read more
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I was back to work on 29th December, but took a day off on 3rd January, to spend with my sister and her kids. We walked on snowy hills in freezing cold wind, it was beautiful.
Unlike my usual Christmas vacations, I didn't run more than usual, ... Read more