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BDS Day 23: It's Not Fair
Monday, January 09, 2017      37 comments

It's not fair that dieting is so hard for me. (Wah wah wah.) it's not fair that I can't eat as much as other people can eat. (Wah wah wah.) Everybody else at my house sat around watching TV and eating potato chips yesterday afternoon... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Say "Oh Well" to Disappointment
Sunday, January 08, 2017      49 comments

It's day 22. It's the beginning of Beck Diet Solution (BDS) Chapter 8. And this is the chapter I always think of as Beck's "Heart of Darkness" where she tackles, with progressive complexity, the problem of "sabotaging thoughts". She sta... Read more
BDS Day 21: Prepare for Weigh-in
Saturday, January 07, 2017      28 comments

As a MAINtainer, I weigh every day. Theoretically. But when I STOP weighing every day, then I can be pretty sure it's because I already know I'm not going to like the number. Started weighing every day again January 1. And today was the ... Read more
Dealing with Derailment
Friday, January 06, 2017      29 comments

BDS Day 20 is all about getting right back on track. When (not if) I slip up. Eat something NOT on my plan. There's no value in making a big deal about inevitable transgressions. I don't need to call in the big cranes to lift the... Read more
What Kind of Fool Am I? Day 19
Thursday, January 05, 2017      25 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
7Jg7wFHWXT4 Oh yeah, Sammy: sing it!! And as for me? I've gotta stop fooling myself. It's NEVER OK to tell myself I can eat x (x being anything not on my plan) just this once because... Read more
Day 18: Change My Definition of Feeling Full
Wednesday, January 04, 2017      26 comments

I was able to stop eating part of my lunch time soup (yes, sometimes I take supper soup to work for lunch! had an omelette for dinner!!) about 3/4 of the way through the bowlful. And in fact I was full enough (it was the white bean puree chicke... Read more
End Overeating
Tuesday, January 03, 2017      25 comments

Turned out yesterday was also excellent for XC skiing and so I chose that in lieu of the gym: and persuaded DH to join me for his first time out. Again: sparkly and blue sky: have to grab those days when they happen! Yesterday I caught mys... Read more
Sparkly New Year!: NO CHOICE!!!
Monday, January 02, 2017      28 comments

Sunny sunny XC ski yesterday: deep blue shadows, morning-glory blue sky. I was out again with DS and we took the longer loop, in reverse sequence: once again meeting the groomer about two-thirds of the way around. It was a bit warmer (a red wa... Read more
Evening Grosbeak and Day 15
Sunday, January 01, 2017      28 comments

This is what I heard when I stepped out onto the back deck this morning (just scroll down to the voice: like tiny sleigh bells). www.allaboutbirds.org/gu
ide/evening_grosbeak/id But: although I've seen distant floc... Read more
XC Ski! And Plan for Tomorrow . . .
Saturday, December 31, 2016      25 comments

Yesterday was my first cross-country ski of the winter. It was glorious. Of course I do remember from winter to winter that I like it: but I cannot possibly remember how MUCH I like it! It feels good, it smells cedar-piney good, it sounds... Read more
Prediabetes and Beckniques to Overcome Cravings
Friday, December 30, 2016      29 comments

This morning's Globe and Mail had an article (from the New York Times) on prediabetes testing. Apparently the numbers of those at risk are so high as to be almost meaningless: many researchers consider that telling just about everyone they're a... Read more
Freesia on a Freezing Morning!
Thursday, December 29, 2016      27 comments

Baby it's cold outside. And dark still, at 8:12 a.m. But my white freesia (yes, this IS a colour photo) are filling my third floor bedroom with... Read more
MAINtenance Defined: BESSHAILE Shout-Out
Wednesday, December 28, 2016      23 comments

BESSHAILE's comment on my bonus blog yesterday -- about being the only member left standing of my inaugural week Spark Team? She says of MAINtenance in comparison with weight loss that "It's the same act, just in better clothes." Yeah.... Read more
Bonus Blog: Only One Left Standing?
Tuesday, December 27, 2016      17 comments

SP Class of May 10-16, 2009 Yup, checked my inaugural team and: I'm the only active member left. OK then: this MAINtenance thing clearly takes persistence!!... Read more
Icy Adventures!!
Tuesday, December 27, 2016      22 comments

I did NOT make it to the gym yesterday. HUGE ice storm here . . . and (hearing cars whoosh by along the non-hilly street close by) I was too dumb to realize how dangerous it was. And so instead of the gym, having foolishly tried to drive, I sp... Read more

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