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The First Light of Chanukah burns with the Christmas Eve Lights
Saturday, December 24, 2016      15 comments

emoticon emoticon The first light just spl... Read more
Day Nine of Fall 2016 Beck Trek
Wednesday, October 12, 2016      11 comments

Select an Exercise Plan emoticon Okay, I'm starting slow. I like to walk so I will commit to a regular exercise program of walking five tim... Read more
Day Eight of Fall 2016 Beck Trek
Wednesday, October 12, 2016      13 comments

Create Time & Energy Wow, this is a biggie. Beck asks that we plan out our days and put in time for mindful eating, food shopping and prep and exercise. If we need to cut back on some other activities, so be it. It's scary to see how m... Read more
Day Seven of Fall 2016 Beck Trek
Saturday, October 08, 2016      15 comments

Arrange Your Environment Today is all about clearing out the junk stuff and tossing or hiding it and placing healthy foods where those are what I'll see. Good task! Quite a bit of junk has crept into the kitchen and pantry. Cans of whipped ... Read more
Day Six of Fall 2016 Beck Trek
Saturday, October 08, 2016      14 comments

Find a Diet Coach I found an emoticon diet coach... and then fell out of touch. Time to get back into regular contact and see if she'll have... Read more
Day Five of Fall 2016 Beck Trek
Wednesday, October 05, 2016      9 comments

What have we here on Day Five? "Eat Slowly and Mindfully" Drats. I do so love to eat while reading a book... or the NY Times... or binge-watching Netflix. ... Read more
Day Four of Fall 2016 Beck Trek
Wednesday, October 05, 2016      12 comments

Give Yourself Credit This was incredibly difficult the first time I went through Beck. However, I'm here to testify that practice makes, if not perfect, significant improvement. Part of what helped me was starting the practice of enco... Read more
Day Three of Fall 2016 Beck Trek
Monday, October 03, 2016      8 comments

Eat sitting down. Judith Beck says that since we'll be eating less food it is important to see it all spread out in front of us at one time. I agree with her. I am always amazed at how abundant a balanced, calorie-controlled meal looks and ... Read more
Day Two of Fall 2016 Beck Trek
Monday, October 03, 2016      12 comments

Day Two asks me to pick two reasonable diet plans. I pick the Spark Nutrition Tracker and the Mayo Clinic diet. The Mayo Clinic diet is based on eating a certain number of portions of each food group. The Oxford Dictionary defines "diet" as... Read more
A Warm Invitation to the Fall 5% Challenge
Wednesday, September 07, 2016      6 comments

emoticon emoticon I've done two of these 5%... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts If You Could Choose: Weight Loss or NSVs?
Sunday, August 14, 2016      32 comments

Okay, this is really not a choice for me. The facts are not in dispute. I am up 3 pounds from where I started this summer. I am going the wrong direction in the Summer 5% Challenge. Scale fail. ... Read more
The Gift of Pain
Saturday, August 06, 2016      15 comments

My father's best friend was an Irish nun whose mantra was, "Where will I find the gift?" There are gifts even in pain. For me, physical pain is easier to handle than emotional pain. One of the gifts of feeling emotional pain the last few mo... Read more
There Ain't No Cure for the (5% Challenge) Summertime Blues... or is there?
Saturday, July 30, 2016      17 comments

emoticon Okay, here it is, Week Five Weigh day for the Summertime 5% Challenge, and I am up FOUR POUNDS from when I started. ... Read more
Awesome Weight Loss Trend!
Tuesday, June 28, 2016      14 comments

emoticon Okay... how do I make this short? ... Read more
Grabbing at a Straw
Saturday, June 11, 2016      21 comments

I had to cancel and reschedule my weight training appointment so that I could go in and get marched out of the nursing program. (Subject to an appeal, which I am going to make but at the time, with a spike through my heart, I wasn't able to thin... Read more

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