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It's FRIDAY! Beck Blue continues.

Friday, September 04, 2015      14 comments

It's not the thirteenth, and Rubia is blonde, not a black cat at all... but she started off my scenario with a leap and bound, across my lap, onto the keyboard, upsetting my bowl of steel cut oats, splashing some onto her tummy fur, some onto th... Read more

Got the work day I wanted... but... Beck Blue accountability?

Thursday, September 03, 2015      17 comments

OK, brutally honest, my Beck report from the last 3 days: Strategy #1: Read your advantages list. I ended up leaving my book with my cards in it, and didn't read it. Not that it didn't "run through my head" a couple of times, but serious... Read more

Training and peopling and working and balance

Wednesday, September 02, 2015      24 comments

It all takes time, and now I'm out of it. I was about 5 minutes late to running group last night because I worked an extra ten or fifteen minutes, the longer hike to the car, true 5 p.m. traffic, AND we were starting from a different loca... Read more

Me and Chloe Jones got a thang goin' on

Tuesday, September 01, 2015      25 comments

Y'all remember I name just about everything. Chloe is what I dubbed the indoor pool at my gym. And I once blogged about zen in the pool, and having this "thing" with her... which led some of my fellow whimsical Sparkers to say her last name ha... Read more

The book is Beck Blue, but I still love Mondays

Monday, August 31, 2015      19 comments

Mondays are the stake in the ground, the fresh start, the return to routine. And I'm hoping that this particular Monday will offer me some desk time to wrap up the thing I left hanging on Friday. It was a fine weekend, but it needs the bal... Read more

Active weekend

Sunday, August 30, 2015      22 comments

I *did* manage to convince my son to come do the 5K with me, even though it wasn't looking very hopeful at about 1:30 p.m. Since my son came, and he was on fresh legs, he taunted me into a 9:35 pace... faster than I intended to do that 5K, for ... Read more

Bonus blog - Beck Blue Foundation Skills review

Saturday, August 29, 2015      14 comments

#1 - we've done before - create an advantages list. Review it daily. #2 - sit down, eat slowly, and enjoy every bite. #3 - Give yourself CREDIT each time you practice a skill or make a positive food choice. #4 - Create reminder cards to r... Read more

Multi-topics... clearing the clutter in my head!

Saturday, August 29, 2015      25 comments

First the news of the week that is NOT Beck related: Continuing the Cave metaphor of the new work environment... one of my team came into my cube with wide eyes after having encountered a BAT Read more

No time!

Friday, August 28, 2015      28 comments

I have so many thoughts cluttering up my head and I'd like to get them blogged out, but... here I am facing the "get out the door and get to work" deadline again. So... I'll make do with yesterday's accountability: * reviewed my adva... Read more

Beck Pink throwback and Beck Blue accountability

Thursday, August 27, 2015      16 comments

I was thinking I'd just link to my prior blogging to find what I'd said about chapters 3 and 4... only when I looked back, I discovered that I had NOT blogged individually about the earlier chapters 1-4 of Beck Pink. Only a one-blog "introducti... Read more

Beck Blue Chapter Two: Foundation Strategies to escape your traps

Wednesday, August 26, 2015      17 comments

Here we go again with the different order of introduction of things. Remember Beck Pink*'s chapter one "key critical factors"? First on that list was "Choose a nutritious diet". In Beck Blue** Chapter Two, one of the first things it say... Read more

Beck Pink: Chapter two - thought precedes action

Tuesday, August 25, 2015      25 comments

This is the foundation of Cognitive Behavior Therapy: that very little that we do in life is TRULY automatic. It is learned behavior. When we are learning something new, we practice it. As kids, we might have had flash cards that we used... Read more

Beck Pink: Chapter one keys, Beck Blue: Foundational Skills

Monday, August 24, 2015      16 comments

Chapter One of Beck Pink - The Diet Solution: Train Your Brain to Think Like a Thin Person by Judith S. Beck, PhD contains a list of nine key "critical factors", things that work. * Choose a nutritious diet. * Create time and energy for d... Read more

A quick blog when there's no time to blog!

Monday, August 24, 2015      16 comments

Accountability: * The bag is packed. Remember to eat what's in it, no random junk that falls into your life. * It is a rest day on the training schedule. Honor the rest day! * Remember to go to recess... you need mental breaks i... Read more

Bonus blog - Chloe under construction

Sunday, August 23, 2015      18 comments

I got to the gym to do my swim workout this morning, but got downstairs I found they were re-sealing / cleaning the pool deck of my beloved Chloe (what I dub the indoor pool): Read more

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