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My Life as a Dawg, The Beck Trek continues
Monday, November 20, 2017      12 comments

A girl just can't have enough Judith Beck and her Diet Solutions in her life, Sparkers. The Team has a follow up challenge where we are encouraged to re-write our Beck to-do list, update the team weekly on how we are doing, and track team goals.... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, Sharing the joy
Sunday, November 19, 2017      22 comments

Settle in, Sparkers. I have a story and it's gonna give you all the feels. There are a bunch of runners in my Rotary Club. There's a runner who qualified for the Olympic trials for distance running. He won the Philadelphia marathon in 2016.... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, Climbing back from the cliff
Thursday, November 16, 2017      20 comments

I just read SWEDE_SU's blog where she confesses to sliding down the slippery slope one day after the Beck Trek is over. I found so much comfort there because I did the same yesterday. I did great for most of the day. Planned my food. Packe... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, Maintaining
Tuesday, November 14, 2017      14 comments

Now what, Sparkers? I finished the Beck Diet Solution with the team. I don't have a competition that I want to train for. I've met my bucket list fitness goals: push ups from the floor and body weight chin ups. I've toying with the idea of... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, wedding dress
Monday, November 13, 2017      19 comments

Sparkers. Today is the day. It's 30 years ago that Dan and I married. On Friday the 13th. I wanted to get married on Hallowe'en, but my mother wouldn't let me. (You're making a mockery of marriage, Laura Ann!) So I showed her. LOL A real li... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, Anniversary weekend
Sunday, November 12, 2017      18 comments

Holy sore muscles, Spark People! It's not often that I say that any more and it's usually Andrew-induced soreness, not Dawg-induced. Dan and I are enjoying a long weekend in Burlington Vermont. We left Friday and arrived in time for dinner.... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, Beck Reflections
Saturday, November 11, 2017      17 comments

Sparkers, it's the last day of Beck. Not only did I finish - huge accomplishment for this Dawg - but I actually enjoyed it! What's up with that, Dawg? What's up is that this time I decided that I was going to make it "My Beck Trek", as OKM is wo... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, Believe
Sunday, November 05, 2017      11 comments

I just wrote a long reflection to my Beck Buddy on the last 5 weeks of this Beck trek. This is my 5th attempt and the 2nd one that I finished. Well... we have a week to go, but at this point, I know I'll finish. This is by far the one where I ma... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, Life of the Party
Saturday, November 04, 2017      17 comments

You know how I'm always saying, "Track your food, even when you go off plan. It's never as bad as you think it will be." I'm here to tell you, that yesterday was as bad as I thought it would be. As the Latinas at work always say to me, "Aye! Dio... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, on anxiety and ice cream
Thursday, November 02, 2017      10 comments

Emotional Eating... Next to sabotaging thoughts with the scale, this is my biggest bugaboo. QUEENOFTHEFOREST really knocked the rocks loose in my head with her blog on emotional eating. She wrote in part: I have not yet learned to name my... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, Beck review Day 32 and previous lessons
Wednesday, November 01, 2017      13 comments

Well, Sparkers. Mixed results with the eating out/drinks thing. The Halloween house party was a bust. I succumbed to the cheese and crackers. Then I didn't order the cesar salad at dinner, I got a chicken cutlet sandwich instead. No fries, thoug... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, little dogs, drinks, and social time
Tuesday, October 31, 2017      14 comments

Beck Day 31. Today we are to make a decision about drinking. This is definitely an area for me to watch. A big chunk of my work is to go to evening events where not only is drinking a thing, but passed hors d'oeuvres are a thing. Double whammy. ... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, eating out and preparing meals
Monday, October 30, 2017      15 comments

Holy Busy Day, Sparkers. I returned from my meeting in Canada yesterday. I made it home in time for dinner with Dan. It was good to catch up with him. I took today off so I could recover from the travel and get stuff done. Boy, howdee. I g... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, Canada, Beck, and Kvetching
Saturday, October 28, 2017      14 comments

Sparkeroos! I'm still out of town. I say that I'm in Montreal, but actually, I'm at Manoir D'Youville in Chateautguay Quebec. It is on a St. Bernard Island on the St. Lawrence river. It is breathtakingly beautiful. ... Read more
My Life as a Dawg, getting a little nutty
Friday, October 27, 2017      13 comments

Seven Questions. I never remember the questions, Sparkers. Does anybody? The fine Dr. Beck encourages us to challenge our thinking by turning our sabotaging thoughts and thinking mistakes around by asking some critical questions that get to the ... Read more

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