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New Challenge
Sunday, June 03, 2018      10 comments

This month I am participating in the Great Cycle Challenge. Before the first of June, people of all ages, abilities and from every province across Canada set themselves a personal riding goal and challenge themselves to pedal throughout Jun... Read more
Good Timing
Thursday, May 31, 2018      10 comments

I have been getting back to my daily walks. The cold and ice were my excuses all winter. Yes, we have a treadmill but it just is not the same as going for a walk. Anyway, I often wait until after supper when it starts to cool down. Our l... Read more
Happy Mother's Day
Sunday, May 13, 2018      16 comments

I guess I have reached the status of 'matriarch' in our family. It isn't a position I worked for. It is just what it is. According to one dictionary a 'matriarch' is a woman who is the head of a family or tribe; an older woman who is... Read more
Husband's New Bike
Friday, May 04, 2018      10 comments

We have graduated from two wheels (Goldwing) to three (Spyder). The new bike is easier for Himself to ride. I won't be on it much but I feel safer... Read more
Here's to a Successful Month
Tuesday, May 01, 2018      7 comments

"The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat. If you find yourself lacking in persistence, this weakness may be remed... Read more
I Hold the Power
Sunday, April 15, 2018      13 comments

This meditation has a message I needed to hear. Maybe it will help someone else. A Gift for a Great Life April 15, 2018 By Jane Powell “The life you live is the life you choose.” Today's meditation: meditationsforwomen... Read more
Taking a Break from Beck
Saturday, April 07, 2018      11 comments

We left home Thursday morning for the 2 1/2 hour drive to our daughter's. On the way, we made a stop for Himself to complete the deal for his new-to-him Spyder. He is like a kid with a new toy which of course is true. We accompanied the previ... Read more
Day 35, Prepare for the Scale
Wednesday, April 04, 2018      10 comments

Remember that whatever number it shows is just information. Once I develop realistic expectations for weight loss, dieting will be easier. ... Read more
Day 34, Solve Problems
Tuesday, April 03, 2018      7 comments

To solve a problem, you first have to define it. Once you have defined the problem, be sure to identify the negative thoughts running through your mind. We can learn to cope without turning to food for comfort. Once you recognize th... Read more
Day 33, Eliminate Emotional Eating
Monday, April 02, 2018      8 comments

In workbook, this chapter is called, "Soothe Your Emotions Without Food". People without a weight problem don't think of eating to feel better. That is what we need to learn. *Identify your negative emotions and distinguish them from ... Read more
Day 32, Take It on the Road
Sunday, April 01, 2018      11 comments

Yes, I know I have missed blogging for several days but I am moving along with The Beck Diet Solution. Today's lesson is timely because we are going away for a week, leaving on Friday. Unlike most Canadians who head south when it is cold, ... Read more
Day 26, Recognize Thinking Mistakes
Monday, March 26, 2018      6 comments

Remember that just because you think something, does not necessarily mean it's true. Recognizing and correcting inaccurate thoughts is an essential skill to master if you want to keep losing weight and to maintain your weight loss. When I ... Read more
Day 25, Identify Sabotaging Thoughts
Sunday, March 25, 2018      7 comments

Before you take the first bite of something you didn't plan to eat, you almost always have a thought or series of thoughts. It's important to learn to recognize your unique sabotaging thoughts and respond to them effectively. Here's how yo... Read more
Day 24, Deal with Discouragement
Saturday, March 24, 2018      10 comments

It is normal to experience feelings of discouragement from time to time when you're dieting. At some point, you'll begin to think it's not worth all the effort. Don't let feelings of discouragement become an excuse for you to stray from yo... Read more
Day 23, Overcome Feelings of Unfairness
Friday, March 23, 2018      7 comments

Life isn't fair. It seems even less fair when you have to restrict your eating. Some people get in trouble when they use the unfairness issue as an excuse to deviate from their diet. If the thought that dieting is unfair encourages you to... Read more

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