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Beckus Interruptus

Thursday, December 04, 2014      24 comments

It was ambitious of me to think I would keep up my Beck book while getting ready for another trip. Oh well! Just three weeks after we returned from Nepal and India we are off again. This time to "wog" the St. Jude Half Marathon in Mem... Read more

No Beck Today...

Sunday, November 30, 2014      11 comments

Today we walked/jogged 13 miles to prepare for the St. Jude's Half Marathon in Memphis next Saturday. It was a SLOG; we've only been back from Nepal/India for a smidge over two weeks and I had that sinus infection and....we haven't had much... Read more

Beck, Chapter 3, Task 3: Make Time for Dieting

Saturday, November 29, 2014      9 comments

Task 3 is about making time. JB tells us that "to lose weight successfully, dieting should be your top priority for a long time, and maintaining your new habits will alway... Read more

Beck, Chapter 3 Tasks 1 and 2

Friday, November 28, 2014      10 comments

Judith Beck (JB) states in Chapter 3 that in Stage 1 we will start learning and practicing the skills we will need for lifelong weight loss and maintenance. Task 1 is... Read more

Preparing for Beck

Wednesday, November 26, 2014      18 comments

Are you like me? Have you borrowed/bought multiple diet books only to blast through the opening chapters so you can hurry up and get to the heart of the matter? The actual diet? And then you follow it for a few days or weeks only to e... Read more


Tuesday, November 25, 2014      15 comments

Since getting back from "the big trip" 2 weeks ago I've had trouble getting traction to continue my weight loss journey. First I was sick with a sinus infection, now the fitness center will be closed for the rest of the week. Read more

Sharing the Trails in Nepal

Monday, November 24, 2014      15 comments

I didn't take many videos in Nepal once I discovered they wouldn't download to my iPad. But when we got home I found the few I had taken still on the camera. There are roads in the mountains of Nepal, to be sure, but hundreds of small ethn... Read more

Hiking in Nepal

Sunday, November 23, 2014      17 comments

This was really the vacation of a lifetime! We were hiking in the foothills of the Annapurna Mountains which are a section of the Himalayas. We never got above 7,500 in elevation, but that didn't make it a cakewalk--we went up literally tens o... Read more

Blog Notification Mystery Solved (?)

Friday, November 21, 2014      13 comments

Apparently you can only have 100 blogs that can be listed either as "Subscribed" or "Unsubscribed." When I tried for the umpteenth time to resubscribe to WATERMELLEN and NANCY-'s blog, their names disappeared from my "unsubscribed" list and... Read more


Thursday, November 20, 2014      12 comments

I've been trying to reconnect with all my Sparkfriends, and when I read your blogs I click "Get an Email Alert Each Time "Sparkfriend" Posts". Yet it's not happening! NO emails!!! Has anyone had this problem, and how did you sol... Read more

"Gee it's good to be back home again!"

Monday, November 17, 2014      25 comments

Hey, that would make a good song!! TC and I got back from Nepal & India last Tuesday after 21 hours of airplanes and 12 hours of layovers. It was GRUELING, and we've vowed NEVER to do that again without an overnight between long flights. ... Read more

Hello from Pokhara, Nepal

Thursday, October 23, 2014      25 comments

Just a quick check in. We spent 3 days sightseeing around Kathmandu and spent the last 6 days trekking in the Annapurna foothills. Two of the days were grueling but the other 4 were moderate or easy. Today we are in Pokhara,which is busy with... Read more

Ok, now it's worse

Saturday, October 11, 2014      22 comments

My father-in-law died today. It looks like a memorial service will happen later in the year. But OMG. Can this trip be any more heavy... Or doomed?... Read more

NOT as bad as I thought....

Friday, October 10, 2014      15 comments

Thanks so much for everyone's kind words and support yesterday. All the kind words and comments really helped me to put the situation in perspective. OF COURSE my mom wants me to go on this trip. She and my father also traveled extensiv... Read more


Thursday, October 09, 2014      21 comments

We are leaving for our month-long vacation in Nepal and India on Sunday. Earlier this week my mother fainted and called my brother to come stay with her. He lives 2.5 hours away. My brother drove Mom to her oncologist appointment and ... Read more

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