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Day 12 - Beck - Practice Hunger Tolerance (could need help:)
Friday, October 16, 2015      6 comments

This one makes up for ANY easy ones. But I will forge on. I almost always get a headache when I skip lunch and that's the directive today. Back in the day, I thought I could fast and I tried but couldn't tolerate the terrible headaches that went... Read more
Day 11 - Beck- Differentiate between Hunger, Desire and Cravings
Thursday, October 15, 2015      3 comments

I monitored my hunger and found I was most hungry right before I ate my meal and about 3pm. I think that's about when I usually would snack the most. Sometimes eating so many things and feeling bad afterward. I haven't had any problems with eati... Read more
Day 10 - Beck - Set a Realistic Goal
Thursday, October 15, 2015      6 comments

Beck recommends setting a 5 pound goal. So I will do just that. I would like to reach my 5 pound goal by Thanksgiving. That would be 5 pounds from today. (187,6) I will try not to lose too fast. (Beck says slow is best) My other short term goal... Read more
Day 9 - Beck Select an Exercise plan
Wednesday, October 14, 2015      8 comments

Yes! This is an easy one for me. I play tennis A LOT!! I play every M-W-F for 2 hours from 7-9am I play for 1-1/2 hours on Thursday morning and do drills on Thursday. I play USTA matches on the weekend ( at least 1) I sub a bit, too. Almost ever... Read more
Day 8 Beck - Create time and energy
Tuesday, October 13, 2015      8 comments

I've pretty much done this task. I track my food after I eat it and my exercise in the morning. I have my food plan in place the night before. I sometimes put some of my food in before I eat it but forget to eat it then. Or do a trade and have t... Read more
Day 7 Beck - Arrange your environment
Monday, October 12, 2015      4 comments

Well, I did this yesterday and was almost there because I had been getting rid of the "bad stuff" for awhile. My pantry does has some foods that my girls and husband eat but I should be able to stay away from them. I still have some ice cream in... Read more
Day 6 - Beck - Find a coach
Sunday, October 11, 2015      4 comments

Well, I didn't get this done yesterday. I tried to think go who could do this for me but haven't come up with anyone. Maybe I will post on the Beck team ans see if I get any volunteers. I will continue to work on this directive. Hopefully I wil... Read more
Day 5 - Beck - Eat Slowly and Mindfully
Friday, October 09, 2015      4 comments

Another hard one but I'm working on it. I like to read the paper/track my food/look at mail or magazines or do something while I eat unless there is someone around and then we usually converse. I'm trying to eat more slowly. I was more mindful m... Read more
Day 4 - Beck - Give yourself credit
Thursday, October 08, 2015      4 comments

First, I ate sitting down except when I decided to eat my cherry tomato snack while I was clearing off my kitchen desk. What was I thinking (probably not about that :) I ate the last one sitting down so I'm giving myself credit for that and the ... Read more
Thursday, October 08, 2015      6 comments

Yes, I almost did it. I ate a part of my pear snack while I was letting out the dog because I was in such a hurry I forgot. I was so hungry and thought I wouldn't have time before my lesson got here. I made it through breakfast and lunch and all... Read more
Coming clean
Wednesday, October 07, 2015      7 comments

Well, I've decided to do it. I'm going to edit my sparkpage as soon as I admit to this. I haven't put it my real weight since being back on Spark. I kept what I weighed over a year ago. I was having a hard time admitting it but now I'm comin' cl... Read more
Day 2 - Pick 2 REASONABLE diets
Tuesday, October 06, 2015      4 comments

Well this one is pretty easy. I pick the SPARK lifestyle (diet) and the South Beach Diet. I use the spark ideas every day and for now am tracking my food every day. I am aiming for at least 10 freggies every day, some kind of nuts, lean protein ... Read more
Tuesday, October 06, 2015      7 comments

My computer would not co-operate last night so here's yesterday's blog. I found my cards and added a few more advantages to it. A few of them are - Be more healthy, Feel better about myself, Be a good example to my children, (they are very slend... Read more
Getting back on track!
Sunday, October 04, 2015      6 comments

It was a long spring and summer this year and now I'm back to trying to track my food and exercise. I wrote my exercise in my journal but not my food (I deemed it too time comsuming :) I ate a lot of sugar to keep me going and awake. I haven't h... Read more
Day 4 - Give yourself credit
Thursday, January 15, 2015      10 comments

Ok, I did a lot better on sitting down to eat. I did eat a bite of toast while I got my tea at breakfast and a nut when I was making my salad for lunch. I may have done one other eating while standing today but I realized it immediately and didn... Read more

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