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6,000 calories
Sunday, February 05, 2017      21 comments

That's the average number of extra calories purchased per American for Super Bowl snack. (In addition to meals). Super Bowl is the second biggest "eating day" per year for Americans. Really interesting. Pretty sure (judging from the ... Read more
Sparkly Day Coming Up!!
Saturday, February 04, 2017      18 comments

Laundry's well under way. Quick trip to the gym next. And then: a drive north (it's sunny) to a small town where a former student is holding an art exhibition. I have a piece of her work hanging in my house and it will be fun to see w... Read more
Trivia A Student
Friday, February 03, 2017      24 comments

Oh yeah oh yeah: it doesn't happen very often but I DID score Trivia A student for January 2017. And am I rejoicing?? Not so much. Because: up until January 31st I was scoring 100%. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT!!!! UNPRECEDENTED!!! ... Read more
Moving and Happiness: Bonus Blog
Thursday, February 02, 2017      17 comments

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A Flock of Mourning Doves
Thursday, February 02, 2017      19 comments

Yesterday at "recess": more mourning doves (maybe 30?) than I've ever seen together before. I generally have a few mourning doves all winter a... Read more
Blog Break
Wednesday, February 01, 2017      24 comments

Oh my this last Beck Trek resulted in some LONG LONG blogs . . . And many thanks to Sparkies who read 'em and commented and contributed to my learning process. Now I'm going to continue working the Beckniques rigorously: and focusin... Read more
BDS Chapter 12: How To Stay At My New Weight
Tuesday, January 31, 2017      19 comments

What we all want to know. Once I've compromised as realistic and accepted my lowest maintainable weight . . . how do I stay there? So this last chapter is a pretty important chapter, and one which I've also sluffed off in the past. ... Read more
BDS Chapter 11: Reprise It's Realistic To Expect
Monday, January 30, 2017      30 comments

This "lowest achievable weight" versus "lowest maintainable" weight analysis is truly one of the most significant concepts for me in Dr. Beck's program. Thanks for your great comments yesterday. But: It's absolutely (as many comments indi... Read more
BDS Chapter 11: When to Stop Losing and Start Maintaining
Sunday, January 29, 2017      34 comments

I think that this is the question which many people have, and which most diet plans or programs fail to address at all. And that because no realistic maintenance goal weight is ever determined, maintenance simply does not happen. Most of us ha... Read more
BDS Day 42 Practice, Practice, Practice
Saturday, January 28, 2017      14 comments

OK Beck tells us: I've taught you the skills. But: now it's about practising them. It's practising the skills that can change my brain to think like a thin person. That's why it makes sense to have that new To Do list. Does readin... Read more
BDS Day 41: Make a New To Do List
Friday, January 27, 2017      19 comments

This Beck trek has been so instructive for me. I've focused on aspects of Beck that I'd kind slid over the first three (or four, or was it five?) times! I've become more compliant, a little less rebellious (yes, took a recess sanity br... Read more
Beck Day 40: Enrich My Life
Thursday, January 26, 2017      26 comments

What a lot of wonderfully helpful and supportive comments on yesterday's "exercise" blog. And yes: I did get out for my recess walk. Twenty brisk minutes. It was grey and cold but I saw some goldfinches in winter plumage scalloping throug... Read more
BDS Day 39: Keep Up With Exercise
Wednesday, January 25, 2017      37 comments

Sequencing. Yesterday Beck told me that if I hit a plateau, one of the things I can do is step up the exercise by 15 minutes or so. And today she tells me: keep up with the exercise. Am I keeping up with exercise? Not so mu... Read more
BDS Day 38: Dealing with a Plateau
Tuesday, January 24, 2017      41 comments

My weight doesn't move downwards on a continuously incremental decline. Oh no. At least I know from past tracking that I can expect 9 or 20 or more days at the same weight: and then a lurch downwards of a pound or more: like yesterday'... Read more
BDS Day 37: Reduce Stress
Monday, January 23, 2017      28 comments

This Dr. Beck is psychic. A psychic sequencer. There I was yesterday all stressed out about no weight loss (yes yes yes, I am down 1.5 pounds today!!!) and needing help with believing. I did believe, I stuck with the program. And... Read more

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