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I had to call 911 - I was about to do it again
Friday, March 04, 2016      25 comments

I've been overweight all my life. The only time I got to a reasonable weight was in 1978 or so when I lost 60 pounds with Weight Watchers. I went from 220 to 160. I literally stayed that weight for about a week and immediately quit WW and gai... Read more
Saturday, February 20, 2016      16 comments

June 19, 2009 After being unable to get up out of bed due to severe back pain and weighing 270 pounds, I found SparkPeople.com. I have used e... Read more
Florida - I went, I saw, I conquered
Tuesday, February 09, 2016      9 comments

I went to Florida with DH to stay with some friends who are "snow birds". We had a wonderful time in their RV in Naples on the Gulf Coast. We had planned to stay 6 days and ended up staying 10 because of a Denver snow storm cancelling our retu... Read more
Goal Met!
Wednesday, January 13, 2016      16 comments

emoticon After 6 1/2 years on SpartPeople I reached my goal weight today, a weight I haven't seen for 35 year... Read more
Still Becking
Saturday, November 14, 2015      7 comments

I haven't been blogging much lately, but I thought I would touch base today. I am continuing with the Beck Program and have been practicing my Mindset and Behavioral Techniques much more than I needed to when actually on the Beck Trek. I have ... Read more
Beck Day 12 How to Stay at Your New Weight
Saturday, October 10, 2015      3 comments

Beck has very clear ideas about how to maintain our weight loss and they may seem rigid and challenging to maintain. But if I want to continue the advantages of being at a more healthy weight, I need to continue to practice my skills. My journ... Read more
Beck Chapter 11 When to Stop Losing and Start Maintaining
Friday, October 09, 2015      5 comments

I started losing weight with Spark in 2009 at 270 pounds. I reached 185 in 2011 and have been "maintaining" that weight till this summer. I gained more than 10 pounds and flirted with the 200 pound mark. That's when I found Beck. I have lost... Read more
Beck Day 42 Practice Practice Practice
Thursday, October 08, 2015      5 comments

This chapter is a one page summary of the Beck Book-- a great reminder of the key issues and suggestions. I love it! -I want the benefits of weight loss more than the momentary pleasure of eating. -I need to stop eating when the food I... Read more
Beck Day 41 Making a New To Do List
Wednesday, October 07, 2015      3 comments

I can't believe its Day 41. Even though the trek has been long and strenuous at times, it just doesn't seem like it will soon be over. I will miss the comradery of my fellow trekkers. It has been great. I know that now that I am on the Beck ... Read more
Beck Day 40 Enriching your Life
Tuesday, October 06, 2015      1 comments

Some people feel like they need to put off doing activities they want to do until they lose their excess weight, I never felt that way. I have always been a swimmer because I love it, even though I didn't love my 270 pound body in a swimsuit. ... Read more
Beck Day 39 Keeping up with Exercise
Monday, October 05, 2015      2 comments

Exercise is essential for losing and maintaining weight Exercise will make your daily life easier If you have trouble exercising, you can use the same techniques to motivate yourself that you used to motivate yourself to diet How to Cha... Read more
Beck Day 38 Dealing with a Plateau
Sunday, October 04, 2015      5 comments

Plateaus are normal. I need to accept that I will plateau from time to time. Some plateaus are short lived, some last longer. The most likely explanation for plateaus that last for a few weeks is that I am eating more calories than I burn. ... Read more
Beck Day 37 Reducing Stress
Saturday, October 03, 2015      2 comments

Mild stress can increase motivation and help us improve. Moderate, severe, or chronic stress is counterproductive so we need to work on managing our stress. There ae 3 steps to lowering stress: 1. Solve our problems - Identify our sabotagin... Read more
Beck Day 36 Believe it
Friday, October 02, 2015      3 comments

Beck points out that some of us may find it hard to believe that we are losing weight and may feel that it won't continue. She says that consistently using the cognitive and behavioral skills we have learned will lead to weight loss. We need t... Read more
Beck Day 35 Get Ready for Weigh In and Problem Solving w/ Beck
Thursday, October 01, 2015      6 comments

I'm ready for weigh in tomorrow. I've had 2 stressful days and my weight went up slightly each day. It will probably go up a little tomorrow but I'm not worried. I've gone down from last week and stress hormones can play with your weight. I... Read more

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