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Staff Appreciation Day Pigout
Wednesday, May 03, 2017      3 comments

For Staff Appreciation Day, I was given a pretty bookmark and 2 candy bars. Of course, that chocolate sitting on my table looked too irresistible to pass up. My conscience told me to not eat it, but my will power said, "This is going to taste re... Read more
Quick and Easy Meal Ideas
Tuesday, April 25, 2017      6 comments

Here are a list of quick and easy meal ideas, especially when you are rushed for time or don't want to spend much time cooking in the kitchen: 1) Bake frozen fish and microwave a potato, then add a bag or carton of dark green lettuce, add v... Read more
Spark Premium
Saturday, April 22, 2017      9 comments

After researching Spark Premium and finding reviews from sparkers who use it, I decided to take the plunge and invest in it. I am so glad that I did!! SparkCoach is my favorite feature on the program. It breaks up tasks into more manageabl... Read more
10 Good Reasons to Lose Weight on the 5% Spring Challenge
Wednesday, March 25, 2015      12 comments

10 Good Reasons I Want to Lose Weight... 1. Treat my body like the Temple of God that it was destined to be... 2. Have more energy... ... Read more
Beck Day 10: Set a Realistic Goal
Thursday, October 30, 2014      12 comments

Setting a goal can be a great motivator... but I can get overwhelmed if I set a goal that can be too hard to reach or will take too long to achieve. I want to set a long-term goal, and have reached the weight that was realistic for me, so I... Read more
Day 9: Select an Exercise Plan
Wednesday, October 29, 2014      8 comments

Although many people lose weight with diet alone, studies show that long-term success depends on getting exercise. The benefits to exercise include: Exercise helps you stick with your diet (if I know that I am going to exercise, I don't wan... Read more
Create Time and Energy: Day 8
Monday, October 27, 2014      7 comments

Dieting takes a commitment of time and energy and goes beyond eating differently. Planning meals, shopping, preparing food and cooking requires me to set aside time on the weekends. My meals are generally the same throughout the week: For ... Read more
Beck Day 7: Arrange Your Environment
Monday, October 27, 2014      5 comments

When junk food is in the house, I find it hard to resist, especially after coming home after work. Hunger tries to take over and tell me that it is OK to eat that peanut butter in the pantry, or the chips that my hubby brought in. Although... Read more
Beck Day 6: Diet Coach
Saturday, October 25, 2014      3 comments

Yes, I am going to need a diet coach. A diet coach can: Keep you motivated (so you don't throw in the towel when the going gets rough) Build your self-confidence (make sure that you give yourself credit for all of the healthy tasks you... Read more
Beck Day 5: Eat Slowly and Mindfully
Saturday, October 25, 2014      5 comments

The reasoning behind eating slowly and mindfully: ~ When you eat slowly, your brain has time to register that you're full. ~ When you notice and enjoy every mouthful, you feel more satisfied when the food is gone. ~ Eat in a relax... Read more
Beck Day 4: Give Yourself Credit
Thursday, October 23, 2014      9 comments

Do we give ourselves credit for all of the things we do that we don't think about when striving to live a healthy lifestyle? Well, I realized that I am doing more than I thought I was doing. ie., for months, I have been packing lunch salad... Read more
Beck: Day Three Sit Down to Eat
Tuesday, October 21, 2014      6 comments

Do you know that washing off berries and mindlessly popping them into your mouth seems like a harmless and even healthy habit, however, every food you put in your mouth has calories, and they all add up. This is why it is so important to track o... Read more
Beck: Day Two Choosing Diets
Monday, October 20, 2014      5 comments

Day Two of the Beck Diet: Choosing a Diet, and a Backup Diet in case the other one is too hard to follow, or you get tired of doing the necessary things to maintain the diet. Main Diet: Gluten free and adding in foods to see any reactions (... Read more
Beck: Day One
Sunday, October 19, 2014      6 comments

Day one begins with the advantage list that you are supposed to post in places in that you can see easily. Your advantage list contains reasons why you want to lose weight. My main advantage to losing a few pounds will put me back in my normal B... Read more
Beck Diet: First Four Chapters
Saturday, October 18, 2014      5 comments

After reading the first four chapters of the Beck Diet Solution, and reading blogs and comments from other sparkers, I am convinced that the Beck Diet is like no other diet. The reason for why I say this is because it uses cognitive therapy, whi... Read more

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