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
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
Day 96: What Will it Take?
Premise: By breaking yor goals down into smaller and smaller actions, you'll eventually run out of excuses for not following your plan.
Assignment: In your notebook, write down a goal or activity you want to accomplish, Create an action step... Read more
Day 95: Set your Intentions
Premise: Achieving goals will be more effective if you define your goals as intentions, and clarify what you want to do. Start with making your intentions measurable so you can tell if you've achieved them or not. For example, if you say, "Toda... Read more
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Day 94: The Weight-Loss Column
Premise: Every day, from the time you get up in the morning until you go to bed at night, you live out your day in one of three behavior columns - weight loss, maintain, or gain. In order to reach weigt-loss goals, you must spend.at least 90% o... Read more