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Beck Blue Holiday Trap #4 - The Day Before the Big Day Trap

Monday, October 12, 2015      16 comments

Holiday Trap #4 is when you get loose with your eating even before the holiday starts. This would be the day when you're pre-preparing the treats for the day itself, when you buy things for others you wouldn't normally stock for yourself an... Read more

Beck Blue Holiday Trap #3: The Fit-In Foodie Trap

Sunday, October 11, 2015      15 comments

#3: The Fit-In Foodie Trap - You tell yourself it's okay to indulge because everyone else is doing it. I'm sure I'm not the only one who saw the hidden camera studies that showed our behavior is modified by the behavior of those around us.... Read more

Suddenly, it's over

Sunday, October 11, 2015      19 comments

Ironman coverage always seemed to end abruptly. It did this morning... while I slept, many, many more athletes crossed that finish line. I got to see several of the last finishers, the ones in the final hour. I got to see Daniela Ryf, the new... Read more

Waiting for the starting gun

Saturday, October 10, 2015      26 comments

As my status notes, the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii is my personal version of the Super Bowl. In my other browser is the web site that will stream live coverage of this event that will wrap up tomorrow morning by 5 a.m. my time.... Read more

Sometimes the affirmations of confessions are startling

Thursday, October 08, 2015      23 comments

I was amazed by some of the comments to yesterday's blog. By how many other technical professionals who have had to battle the bulge (as I have), or for that matter, other intellectual workers in other fields... have "used" similar drugs to fue... Read more

The Grumpy side and the Triumphant side

Wednesday, October 07, 2015      32 comments

Grumpy is losing about three days' worth of work trying to help somebody else out. Sigh. emoticon That happened M... Read more

Beck Blue Holiday Trap #2: The Wall to Wall Treats Trap

Tuesday, October 06, 2015      25 comments

Trap #2, The Wall to Wall Treats Trap is also a holiday classic: You can't avoid the holiday foods in the office kitchen. Well! This is one I have some experience with. Back when I was heavier, I was an "eat in secret" overeater. But st... Read more

Beck Blue Holiday Trap #1: The YOLO Trap

Monday, October 05, 2015      22 comments

#1 is The YOLO (You Only Live Once) Trap - You use holidays as an excuse to eat whatever you want. This is the classic celebration trap. Face it, there are some foods that only show up at certain events... folks ONLY make them for the ho... Read more

Beck Blue Chapter 8: Holiday Traps

Sunday, October 04, 2015      19 comments

How timely! It's October, and we are about to plunge into the season of temptation (for me, anyway). Starting when the Halloween candy hits the store aisles in AUGUST, for heaven's sake... all the way to New Year's, my old nemesis, SUGAR, and ... Read more

Bonus blog - finishing off Beck Blue Chapter 7

Saturday, October 03, 2015      10 comments

I did blog about Beck Blue (The Diet Trap Solution: Train your Brain to Lose Weight and Keep It Off for Good by Judith S. Beck Phd and Deborah Beck Busis) earlier in the week, on Monday and Tuesday, but I did not give the specific list of traps ... Read more

The best spectator seat for sunrise? On the run, of course!

Saturday, October 03, 2015      23 comments

I made it to the starting point at 6:30 a.m. on the dot. It was still dark. It was chilly, 40-something. I was better prepared for that than I was last week. I had on my running tights (the ones that proclaim me a goddess with the interior l... Read more

Quick pre-work blog

Thursday, October 01, 2015      15 comments

Hey, I've used that title before! But that's a good descriptor. Yesterday I left work promptly to make my appointment at the Chiropractic place. The drill was pretty much the same as a week ago. He asked how it went with the homework, wh... Read more

Just because you planned it, was it a good idea?

Wednesday, September 30, 2015      23 comments

Lunch out with my friend gave me a chance to practice those "eating out skills" that Beck talks about in the Pink book's Day 30. I did NOT fall into any of the travel and eating out traps described in the Blue Book's chapter 7. I went on line ... Read more

Off the grid

Tuesday, September 29, 2015      21 comments

We get SO dependent on our technology. I was playing with the Garmin again last night, when I was supposed to do a 3 mile "tempo" run, trying to get a "workout" defined in it, and then run that workout. I wasn't crazy about the readout it ... Read more

Sunday rest day

Monday, September 28, 2015      21 comments

The "official" training plan, the one for the Good Life Halfsy, has Sunday marked as a rest day... every... cotton-pickin'... week. Sunday as a rest day doesn't work well for me. I'm a weekend warrior... it's the only time I have to train "lon... Read more

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