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Follow Ups

Tuesday, May 03, 2016      14 comments

Follow ups: 1. Beck Checks - I set up a Beck Check thread in the "Goal! Forum" on the Beck Diet Solution SparkTeam message board.(Our "Goal!" is to incorporate Beck into our lives.) I plan to blog weekly, evaluating my week from a Beck per... Read more

What is a "Beck Check"?

Monday, May 02, 2016      22 comments

I have just finished my 5th reading and working of a book by Judith S. Beck, PhD. This was my third time to read and work her first book, The Beck Diet Solution. I have benefitted each time, seeing numbers I like better on the scale and realizin... Read more

Realization, Running, Symphony

Sunday, May 01, 2016      12 comments

New realization: My weight is not my biggest health problem at this point. My weight is not my biggest fashion problem at this point. Today's weight of 127.8 is great! However, without considerable thought, commitment, planning, resistance, and ... Read more

Mayfaire Plans

Saturday, April 30, 2016      10 comments

Hey, yesterday Lakeland Runners Club posted a picture of the High 5 medal I hope to earn by running 5 races/race series (total of 11 races) in 2016: ... Read more

Glorious Days -- Running Blog

Friday, April 29, 2016      13 comments

A week or so ago, after I'd run 2 miles without walk breaks, I blogged that I hadn't decided whether I would straight run or run-walk-run the Mayfaire 5K on May 7th. Well, I've decided. It will be run-walk-run. I missed 2 training runs due to a ... Read more

Just Stuff, Stuffiness, Recurring Stuff

Wednesday, April 27, 2016      9 comments

I donated a bunch of toys to Goodwill today. That is a step in the right direction. My daughter would say that I should not have given them away that they are age-appropriate for Gwen, but Gwen has said for 6 months they are too babyish and she ... Read more

Some Improvements

Tuesday, April 26, 2016      10 comments

First, thanks everyone for all the good responses to my blog yesterday. I got some great support for feeding what I eat to everyone (somewhat do-able) and some great ideas for some meals that are a little fancier and I might feel good about serv... Read more

Company Menu Suggestions, Please!

Monday, April 25, 2016      15 comments

My daughter and her family went to a you-pick field for blueberries. She brought hubby and me a huge bag of big, juicy berries. Yum! Today's Beck Day 40 is about Broadening Your Horizons (workbook) or Enrich Your Life (book). I've been at o... Read more

More Running Form and More Beck

Sunday, April 24, 2016      10 comments

For those of you who wanted to read the information from the running form clinic I attended last week and could not read the graphic I posted yesterday, here's a link to that graphic and more information about running form: fitniche... Read more

Running Form and Shoes (and Not Making a Big Deal about My Little Eating Slip)

Saturday, April 23, 2016      15 comments

Wednesday evening I attended a good form running clinic. Here's a synopsis of the clinic, all about posture, foot strike, cadence and lean: Gla... Read more

I Believe

Wednesday, April 20, 2016      13 comments

My Beck chapter is Day 36, Believe It, or in the workbook, Believe in Yourself. I do believe that since the last time I worked this chapter I have made more progress in believing that I truly can live life at a healthy weight. I absolutely canno... Read more

Beck Days 33 and 34 Help Again

Tuesday, April 19, 2016      17 comments

The first time I saw that Beck's Day 33 is titled Eliminate Emotional Eating I laughed. What do you mean eliminate emotional eating in a day when that has been a major focus of mine for about 57 years now? (Yep, starting around age 9.) Turns out... Read more

Blog From Phone

Monday, April 18, 2016      13 comments

Crazy day needing to be 2 or 3 places at once with Gary's doc appointment and Gwen speech and Natalie school and then Gwen's ballet. Gary may have a long wait I'm afraid. Had to change lumch plans but did okay. Ran 4 miles this morning and walk... Read more

Routine Blog

Sunday, April 17, 2016      11 comments

Construction in and around my neighborhood has brought new opportunities my way. We've got a new tire store, which might be helpful, and a new Taco Bell that I intend to ignore. A lot of land is being prepared for more buildings and I've heard a... Read more

No Slop and Few Drinks

Saturday, April 16, 2016      15 comments

I weighed 129.2 here at home today and 130.0 at Weight Watchers after my 4 mile run, rehydrated and dressed. My center weight for the At Goal Challenges and my ticker is 129 so I'm just about where I'm aiming to be now. I ran 2 miles at Lake Hol... Read more

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