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Booze and caffiene put my body on snooze! Not anymore!

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

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My husband likes to unwind with beers after work and drink his coffee in the morning. I was falling his suit, which is my fault. I recently stopped drinking (only special occasions now, not everyday) No caffeine today either, (I actually got him to drink tea this morning) just some nice CF tea! Anyhow, I'm hoping to start seeing better results and start feeling better. I could feel the inflammation inside on each side of my body from those two culprits I was using. I feel great today and will continue to do this, because I hated the way I felt, along with eating poorly at times, because booze lowers your standards of eating and being healthy, at least for me it did. I'll let you know how much better I am feeling in a week, but just 1 day makes a huge difference on the inflammation I was experiencing. Of course I didn't feel like exercising the next day after having a few beers or so either and that did not help any as well. So cheers with a glass of water with lemon (which does cleanse out the LIVER) yippee! emoticon

  
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MUTHERNATURE 5/8/2013 2:00PM

    Thanks for all the encouragement! emoticon

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NUTRON3 5/8/2013 8:48AM

    Good job!

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ALISHAB3 5/8/2013 3:44AM

    The other thing is that booze is a depressant, thats how it works, so I never understood why the commercials for beer show happy people instead of depressed ones. Good job for sticking to your guns!

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IKACEY 5/8/2013 12:40AM

    Giving up things making your body not feel healthy (except on special occasions) is a very healthy choice. Realizing it was your choice to do that was a terrific step. The qualities of water are truly magic. Best of luck with your choices emoticon
IKacey co-leader of the Chair Exercise Team

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MCJULIEO 5/7/2013 11:49PM

    Water can be magical!

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BOVEY63 5/7/2013 5:09PM

    Good idea! Hope you feel the results soon.

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TXTOAD9970 5/7/2013 3:55PM

    I have been where you are. In August of 2012 I quit drinking alcohol altogether. Let's face it, alcohol just adds up to empty calories and it's pretty near impossible to have just ONE drink. I quit drinking and haven't looked back. The benefits are endless and there just aren't any drawbacks. I stick to water now, so I am a cheap date! Cheers to you! Keep up the great effort - it will pay off!
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YAMINOKODOMO 5/7/2013 2:59PM

    Omg you and I are going through the exact same thing! emoticon I feel a difference too! Drinking does make you feel so bloated.. I usually used to stick to the weekends for drinking and special occasions but then I just started liking a cold beer after work and one leads to another.. You know! But yes cheers with a glass of water! I am drinking mine right now and loving it!!

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ASHLEYUNF 5/7/2013 12:15PM

  I can guarantee you are going to feel like a new person in just one week. I like you quit drinking (except for special occasions) and I noticed everything was better, i felt better, i had more energy, i ate better, my workouts were better. So I cheers you with a glass of water with a strawberry! emoticon

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Father Passed Away! (can't let everything go)

Monday, February 25, 2013

My Father passed away and I am still going through all those stages they talk about. I did not log in during the time I was away. I live in CA, but my parents live in Utah, so I went there for 6 days f or the funeral. Tough, but will get through it! I drove up with my Sister (long drive). The first thing she said when I got in the car, was I am going to EAT whatever I want and I don't care what anyone thinks or says. She knows I am always trying to be healthy. She purchased a ton of chocolates and had them in the car in the front seat. Yes, I had a few and that was it. I watched it though! I know if you disregard taking care of yourself and gain too much weight in a week, I know I would go into a depression of the weight gain and then it's way too hard to take it off. I did good and I am proud of myself! Bumps in the road of life, some big and some small, but I have learned you cannot let yourself go over a bump in the road no matter how big or small. I got sick over the time gone as well, so that does not help, but logging in helps and I am trying to get back on track. To getting back on track! emoticon I still have my goal and have not forgotten about it. Everyday I log onto Sparks, reminds me of my goal and lifestyle changes.

  
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TORTISE110 3/10/2013 5:03AM

    I just saw your blog and wanted to say I am sorry that you have lost your dad. I think it's better to feel sad--how could you feel otherwise--than to try to cover up the sadness with food. I admire your awareness, even when someone else was doing something else.

My Dad died in 2000 and I still miss him! I also see him in me and my children and that is a comfort and a joy. Take care.

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MUTHERNATURE 2/26/2013 12:36PM

    Thank you for the support and comments. It really helps a lot! Thanks again!

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WATCHMEGO! 2/26/2013 6:10AM

    I'm sorry you lost your dad. Losing parents is hard. Take care of yourself, though. Think about what he would tell you to do!

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KANSASROSE67 2/26/2013 12:05AM

    I lost my dad in July and I know how much it hurts. Good job on taking care of yourself during this difficult time.

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SOKKERNUT 2/25/2013 10:50PM

    I am so sorry to hear that your father passed away. emoticon

You are a trooper even with all this going on you are still staying on track. What motivation for us all.

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FRAN0426 2/25/2013 9:34PM

    Sprry for your loss. Great job on not spulging on food and chocolate during this sad time. Glad you keep on sparking

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LEN_VERSION32 2/25/2013 9:27PM

    Sorry about your loss and congrats on being strong.

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BOVEY63 2/25/2013 9:06PM

    So sorry for your loss.
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Congrats on not giving into a lot of chocolate!

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MAGA99 2/25/2013 8:48PM

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GINIEMIE 2/25/2013 7:26PM

    Sorry for your loss. I've lost both my parents so I understand your loss.
Staying healthy is important even in trying times. My one sister and SIL and I tried very hard to not go on binges while we were in CA for my sisters funeral. It's tough.

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JUNEBUG4967 2/25/2013 6:03PM

    Sorry about your dad. Keep working towards your goal. I will keep you in my prayers.

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USMAWIFE 2/25/2013 4:41PM

    emoticon Sorry for your loss I had to take care of both of my parents estates and it is borrible and truly mind draining on the person

Do not forget to take care of you that is really important

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GRAYGRANNY 2/25/2013 2:51PM

    Sorry sweetie for your loss...I remember well the day my Daddy went to heaven..it will hurt for a while but after awhile it is less and you are left with that they are in a much better place. Sorry again honey!!

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ATAMBE 2/25/2013 2:07PM

  I am sorry for your loss. *hug*

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FEDGIRL4 2/25/2013 1:44PM

    My Dad died 3-1/4 years ago. They were married for over 50 years. Eventhough my Dad was a recovering alcoholic only 4 years before he died, Mom still misses him. So do I but I know he is in a much better place. Good for you for staying strong in the car. You have to be healthy to not only help your Mom but you too.

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1FEISTYMAMA 2/25/2013 1:37PM

    Wow......you really sound like you have your head on straight through these tough times. Good for you for doing what's right for you in this situation. You'll be proud of yourself for it. I'm sure your Dad would be proud as well. ((((HUGS))))

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RORYLYONS 2/25/2013 1:16PM

    I'm very sorry to hear your dad passed away....losing a parent is never easy.. I will keep you in my prayers..... emoticon

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LAC936 2/25/2013 12:35PM

    emoticon Sorry for your loss.
I've lost both my parents and know your sadness. Proud you were able to stop yourself from the sabotage of chocolates. A piece or two is natural, but don't undo what you've worked so hard to accomplish.

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CALLEN3189 2/25/2013 12:23PM

    First, sorry to hear about your father. It's never easy.

It sounds like you managed to stay somewhat in the game. Breath and realize you are human and things come and go. Getting healthy is not a diet, it's a long term getting healthy lifestyle thing. Hang in there, and be kind to yourself.

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Working out vs. the Kitchen!

Tuesday, February 05, 2013



This is so true! I think working out probably is the easiest in comparison to the cravings, emotional eating, and simply telling yourself you can stick to it! I have been struggling a bit with the kitchen part lately! My husband likes to watch Man vs. Food and Drive-in, diners and dives. I told him watching those shows just make you extremely hungry and they do make me personally hungry. Change the channel.

I'm facing the kitchen challenge and will be going through it today to make sure I very well equipped with healthy meals and snacks! emoticon

  
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KAYOTIC 2/6/2013 10:23AM

    Yes getting the food/nutrition part straight is the hard part, but well worth the effort! And I've read recently that sitting with those food cravings and urges as they come up and not giving in to then is one way to "rewire" your brain to not crave them anymore, so maybe the shows your husband is watching could be considered therapy!

Best of luck!

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NUTRON3 2/6/2013 8:35AM

    i agree

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MAGA99 2/5/2013 10:27PM

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POOKASLUAGH 2/5/2013 9:53PM

    My husband would disagree with you - he'd rather do anything with food than to exercise!! - but I"m with you 100%!

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BOLEBRON 2/5/2013 7:41PM

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PRETTYPITHY 2/5/2013 4:53PM

    I do find certain programs triggering so I try and avoid them.

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ROBYNROSE26 2/5/2013 4:37PM

    Very True!

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MCJULIEO 2/5/2013 2:58PM

    Oh, YES!

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BOVEY63 2/5/2013 12:51PM

    That is very true!

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ALISHAB3 2/5/2013 12:14PM

    For me the kitchen challenge is the biggest one!

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An Apple a Day! Great Idea

Monday, February 04, 2013



I LOVE this idea. I really like sliced apples and this is a great idea for some quick slices and a healthy snack on the go!

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NUTRON3 2/6/2013 8:36AM

    I love it

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BOVEY63 2/5/2013 12:51PM

    Thanks for sharing this great idea!


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POOKASLUAGH 2/5/2013 7:36AM

    That IS cool!!!

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MCJULIEO 2/4/2013 11:55PM

    My mother, who is now 91, once showed me a special way of cutting an apple where it fit together like a 3-D puzzle... I wish that I could remember how she did it...

For that matter, I wonder if SHE remembers how she did it! emoticon

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MERRYMARY42 2/4/2013 9:03PM

    it is a great idea, great for kids lunches, or mine for the matter. Thanks

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Today is my Birthday!

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

I have gained 20 lbs back, but I am determined to get back down and start back on my goal of getting to 160 lbs. I just had a B-12 shot and they are amazing. I am glad to be back and go through the phases again to get to my goal. Thanks for all the support from Sparkies. Today is the first day of the rest of our life.

  
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MAGA99 11/10/2012 10:24PM

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USMAWIFE 11/10/2012 10:09AM

    emoticon Mine was Friday the 9th

I was also taking the B 12 shots when I was in pain management, but my endro switched me to B12 and B6 stress vitamins and boy do I feel a great difference

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GOGETUMX2 11/9/2012 7:20AM

    Happy Birthday!!!! (a few days late;)

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CHRIS3874 11/8/2012 9:19PM

    Good Luck!!!

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MUTHERNATURE 11/8/2012 1:28PM

    Thank you so much for all of your support and birthdy wishes. The support of others really helps, so thanks again. Have wonderful, successful rest of the week. emoticon

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BOVEY63 11/8/2012 12:16PM

    Welcome back!
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SWIMMAN 11/8/2012 3:09AM

    Wanted to wish you a happiest of all birthdays today!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon
Sounds like you are coming back strong!!! Way to go!!! I'm back too ...so LET'S DO IT!
And, bask in the knowing that you are giving yourself your health, perhaps the greatest gift one can give themselves :-)
Thomas

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MERRYMARY42 11/7/2012 7:44PM

    hope your day is wonderful Happy Birthday emoticon emoticon

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Happy Birthday

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DIANER2014 11/7/2012 7:16PM

    Happy Birthday! emoticon

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BROADBRUSH 11/7/2012 6:16PM

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY - i too am a november baby and hate this month - it means cold , dark, short days - but nothing we can do except enjoy it as best we can.
hope you have a great day

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JESSALYNN521 11/7/2012 5:38PM

    Happy Birthday!

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Happy Birthday and don't worry we are going to be here to help you get rid of that extra weight!! emoticon mmm emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARYGOLD5 11/7/2012 3:09PM

    I know it's discouraging when we regain, but we just start today and keep on track each day. Tracking my food and fitness really help keep me accountable. emoticon

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