The much anticipated Summer Reunion has passed; I am incredibly lucky because all 21 of us get along so well: no serious disagreements; no teary-eyed daughters-in-law - just a bunch of people enjoying themselves and each other. I wish I didn't ... Read more
May your Life be as Full as your Plate
Olive Garden's motto just made me want to weep. I haven't had a full plate for a very long time. My life, on the other hand, is usually as full as I want it to be. Once it was almost too full to handle, but right now it is full enough. Alas, it ... Read more
Today, I am feeling my age
I honestly don't know what my age is...I know how many years I have behind me, but I know people who have the same number, but they act so...old. Really! But then there are people older than I who play tennis, and or handball, something I equate... Read more
Curiosity is a Great Procrastination Aid
Not that procrastinating needs help, but being a curious being seems a better excuse for spending too long at the computer than does being a procrastinator.
I was curious about when it was that I stopped losing weight. According to my blog it ... Read more
Life After Beck
The best thing about the SparkBlog is that I can see when I crashed (right after completing Beck), and now I have a record of the day I began the crawl back up out of the hole (today). If it turns out that I'm wrong, that I'm still in the hole, ... Read more
Beck: Chapter 10, Day 1, Week 6: Honing My New Skills
The scales show that I'm working correctly: 160 is behind me, Woo Hoo! The Beck book is working because reading a chapter a day helps to keep me focused, and the Response Card in my pocket helps to remind me to stay focused. I'm not sure if I h... Read more
Beck Day 1 of Week 5 SUPERBOWL SUNDAY! GO PATS!!!
Day 29 (of the day I began the Beck Program) Resist Food Pushers
We are Overcoming Challenges this week. Actually, I've overcome a couple during the past month--some using tools I've already had but were reinforced here, and some using tools ... Read more
Beck: Week 4, Day 23 (this can be confusing) 8-)
Today is my baby boy's birthday -- is it possible that he's really 39? Same as Jack Benny. 8-)
I'm down 5 lbs, and feeling hungry at the moment, but feeling a little bit proud that I'm sticking with this program. . .Ms Beck's been putting out... Read more
End of Beck Week 1
Dh and I are still fighting this bug - it's hard to imagine how we'd be feeling had we not gotten our flu shots. We are now shopping and doing errands, but are still dragging. Next week, I hope to finish the Christmas laundry. Maybe dh will tak... Read more
Beck Days One and Two
No. I did not do two days at once--i did Day 1 yesterday, and Day 2 today. The challenge begins at a reasonable pace, I am not a reasonable person. 8-) Slowing it down is good for me, especially since I'm into week three of a nasty virus--can'... Read more
Mind Games and Stomach Pains
Doc didn't exactly warn me; he just said that one of the side effects of the new drug is weight gain. When I asked how, he said the pill tends to make you hungry. I didn't think that would be a problem because I'm always hungry. Surprise! This ... Read more
Day 100: This is how I Live
I can't believe that I've actually finished this project. I am a finisher, but thought 100 days might be a much for little-ole-me. I've gleaned a lot from this eBook, though some info was useless, and some just plain silly.
Premise: With time... Read more
Day 99: It's not in Here!
Premise: On days when the world lets you down, food will always have an appeal.
Assignment: Make a sign that says, "It's not in here!" Post it in on your refrigerator. If your solution isn't found in the cupboard or the refrigerator, where ... Read more
Day 98: New Years Resolution
Premise: Visualizing you've achieved your goals will keep you motivated.
Assignment: Write down how yo think you'll feel after you've reached all your goals, but pre-date this list for a year from now. Make a collage of how you think you'll ... Read more
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Day 97: Use what Works
Premise: If certain techniques or strategies worked for you in the past, they will usually work again.
Assignment: Make a list of all the techniques that worked in the past, and use them again.
My Experience: I do, they don't.... Read more