Introduction to the Beck Diet Solution
I find it interesting that this program is called a "Solution". The book that helped me MOST in earlier years (pre-Spark) was one called "The Solution: 6 Winning Ways to Permanent Weight Loss" by Laurel Mellin, M.A., R.D. That book was develo... Read more
When preparation meets opportunity
When preparation meets opportunity, what happens? Success!
This is true in every area of life. Diet and exercise, weight maintenance, job searches, career changes, or... retirement (which is just another form of job change, no?)
For ... Read more
Doing the homework
I don't know about you, but I find that once I actually start doing the whatever I have been avoiding, I feel better. This weekend I started doing the retirement planning homework in earnest. Of course the seminar I had attended gave me some v... Read more
Different FORMS of tracking
As I said in yesterday's blog, there's not tracking, and then there is not tracking. Several of those who commented picked up on the fact that sometimes "not tracking", one is still tracking. Mentally tracking.
Obviously the ultimate tr... Read more
Day five of a no-track week
There is not tracking, and there is not tracking! Seriously, I think more than a few of you know what I mean. Bottom line, whether you write it down, enter it in a computer, or check boxes or slide windows... tracking our food intake doesn't m... Read more
Day four of the edge walk... adaptations for the seminar
Accepting that despite my panic over the 24 hour slip (Sunday after supper to Monday supper), I was already in a good place, and deconstructing some of the emotional components that set up some of Sunday evening and Monday's choices... I went in... Read more
Day three of the edge walk... backing away...
Still not tracking the food, but yesterday I ate what was in the bag, and what I planned... in short a normal day. Break walks only for exercise (losing my "work week hustle" fitbit challenge, but there are some serious contenders in that group... Read more
Continuing the walk on the edge...
I said the tale would be continued, and it is. Yesterday I ventured into the realm of foods I don't normally eat any more. Sunday's excess was all on things I had in the house, which as my sister can tell you, doesn't include a lot of so-calle... Read more
Always on the edge of the cliff
Hi, my name is Barb, and I am a compulsive overeater. Or you might say an emotional overeater. But what emotion WAS that, anyway? This is one of those post-binge "what was I thinking/feeling" blogs!
OK, the facts... I did a few rash thin... Read more
A week of remembered birthdays
Today was my great-great-grandmother's birthday. I hold fond memories of my one any only visit to see her, because she lived several states away. At the time I was ten years old, and she was 101. She had been four years old when Abraham Linco... Read more
Ariel and the snow and the TV motivation
For anyone who is new to my blogs, I'm a huge fan-girl of the IronMan world Championships (triathlon - swim, bike, run). At 12:30 my time today, NBC aired their version of this year's event. Of course, I'd already followed it on live internet ... Read more
Roll your own rules, write your own program
Once upon a time... on January 18, 1997, I wrote in my personal journal: "frankly, I'm tired of reading other people's success stories. I want to write my own, complete with my inner fears & doubts, the things that inspire me, the things that ... Read more
Refuse to Regain: 12 tough rules - rule 12
Last rule of the twelve, we're almost done with the review of this little book by Barbara Berkeley, M.D. "Refuse to Regain! 12 Tough Rules to Maintain the Body You've Earned". Fellow Sparklers, you are going to LOVE rule 12, as I do.
Remi... Read more
Refuse to Regain: 12 tough rules - rule 11
Still working my way through the review of this little book by Barbara Berkeley, M.D. "Refuse to Regain! 12 Tough Rules to Maintain the Body You've Earned". We're almost done... I've been looking forward to rule 11 the whole time.
Reminde... Read more
Refuse to Regain: 12 tough rules - rule 10
Back to the rules! Constance (my competitor persona) and Rocky (my scrambling to organize and clean persona) have had their turns in the blog foreground, but I haven't finished my review of the thin little book by Barbara Berkeley, M.D. "Refuse... Read more
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