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Apple Cider Vinegar... POOF, My Appetite Is Gone!

Monday, February 28, 2011

I recently discovered and researched the many benefits of apple cider vinegar, including taking a tbsp before a meal (about a half hour or so) and my hunger disappears. Since I just recently discovered this, I've forgotten to do this most of the time so now the bottle is out on the counter to remind me. Wonder if this will "work." Sure, I know better than to seek instant remedies, but hey, you just never know what will help along the way. Will keep you posted.

On another note, doing very well with sugar banishing. Hooray for me.

Wishing all a good day.

  
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JOYATLAST 4/18/2011 5:41PM

    I actually have a book about apple cider vinegar. It's probably been 20 years since I took it. I don't even remember the results! LOL But I was thin then and probably didn't notice anything. I'll have to look it up again.

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PURPLE180 4/8/2011 11:52AM

    Thanks for the information. I will have to try this.

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SHUNN84 4/8/2011 11:07AM

    i just started drinkin ACV as well and i noticed i do get full faster. so far i love this stuff!

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GRAMMACATHY 3/19/2011 12:58PM

    When I have eaten too much sugar in the past, I would take a table spoon full of the apple cider vinegar to help level my blood sugar. Never thought to take it before I ate. I have finally, had weight loss success by abstaining from refined sugar. One side benefit about taking a tsp a day in water, is that your skin will glow and your hair will get shinier. The only time I ever stayed with it was when I was a teen and Mom got on the ACV kick. She made us take it daily. We sure looked good. It also tasted pretty good on salads and spinach. Think I will try it again.

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SKYEFYR 3/18/2011 2:47PM

  Are you taking the unprocessed verison of the ACV? The kind with the cloudyness in the bottom? That's the one that's good for you. That gunk is called the "mother". I've tried taking it in the past but all it ever does is upset my stomach. I can't even stand the smell of it anymore. Never did much for me along the lines of weight loss either, but my aunt swears by it, so everyone is different. I really hope if you're subjecting yourself to that stuff it works for you!

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 3/4/2011 8:59AM

    I have some on my counter, thanks for reminding me why it is there!! LOL

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 3/1/2011 5:01PM

    Way to go on the "sugar banishing"!
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NANCY- 3/1/2011 4:30PM

    Do you do it like a shot?

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SUGARBABY60 3/1/2011 5:57AM

    I drink it in hot water with sweetner as a " tea" very satisfying not just before meals but any time. cider vinegar has many health benefits including releaving constipation when taken first thing in the morning with hot water and a dash of honey

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JLITT62 3/1/2011 5:29AM

    Nice to see you back! I use it a lot in dressings, and it is supposed to have a lot of health benefits. Keep us posted!

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CHERIRIDDELL 2/28/2011 11:04PM

    I have apple cider vinegar capsules .

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MILLISMA 2/28/2011 10:37PM

    Do you mix it with water or just take it straight?

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VMCSHANNON 2/28/2011 10:33PM

    Ok how are you taking this ? I tried it and it gave me such bad stomach pains! How do you do it?

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SHOOTIN4STARS 2/28/2011 9:05PM

    I could sure use this these days. I have been stress eating, and that is not good. Let me know if it works!

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DDHEART 2/28/2011 4:57PM

    I have heard about the vinegar trick before and I say whatever "tools" we use the better! It's only an instant remedy if that is the only thing a person tries but you are doing so much more! I'm always impressed with anyone who can banish sugar or chocolate or anything else for that matter!

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NATPLUMMER 2/28/2011 4:54PM

    I guess it couldn't hurt. Let me know if it works.
YAY for the sugar banishing.

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JEEP8294 2/28/2011 4:52PM

    Congrats on your sugar bashing! I may give your apple cider vinegar method a try. :)

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ROXIESROCKS 2/28/2011 4:46PM

    This also works to settle your stomach! I really like it.

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The Loss of Yet Another Friend

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Today I got word that a friend I used to work with passed away after her 13 year battle with lung cancer. Very sad.

And I have two other dear friends who are in stage four of their own cancers. I guess I'd better learn how to deal with this. I thought I'd catch a breather from all of my other recent losses.

Guess life doesn't work that way. May take a sparkbreak for a week or so. My heart just isn't in this right now.

  
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SAFETYSUE 2/28/2011 7:42PM

    I am so sorry for your loss and having others. fight the terrible fight of cancer. It is a time to grieve and reflect. So many people are fighting cancer and we can help by being there for them and help by giving blood, taking part in relay for life or just by donating money to cancer research.

I agree with all your friends who have responded to your blog.... Take care of yourself and if you need some support log on and get in touch and the support will be here!!!

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PCOH051610 2/20/2011 5:05PM

    Just know that we are all here for you and even if you just stop by each day to read a blog or two, it will keep you motivated in the long run. Right now focus on your emotional health. Sending hugs your way!

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DDHEART 2/18/2011 9:56AM

    Oh, I know this is hard........during your break, try to look at ways to honor the lost friends...maybe each day start out with a walk to meditate on the gift that friendship provides us...thinking about the positives is restorative and being out moving and feeling nature is also restorative.

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MILLISMA 2/17/2011 9:06PM

    There are some choices that we don't get the opportunity to make and we can't turn the clock back. Sending you all the hugs I can. Know that we're here for you and thinking of you. Keeping you, your family and friends in my prayers.

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LOVESWEETS2 2/17/2011 6:13PM

    I am very sorry to hear of your loss. May God hold you in the plam of his hands.

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NANCY- 2/17/2011 4:27PM

    Oh my!
Whether your heart is in this or not,
just know we are here for you.
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/17/2011 1:53PM

    I'm sorry to hear of another loss for you.
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DEVA21 2/17/2011 12:11PM

    It is sad times like this that let's us look at ourselves more clearly and appreciate everything that we do have. I am sorry to hear about your friend.

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NATPLUMMER 2/17/2011 9:22AM

    I'm sorry to hear that you have lost another friend. emoticon

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JLITT62 2/17/2011 5:32AM

    I'm so sorry that you are having to go through this again. You will be missed here.

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LIBBYFITZ 2/17/2011 5:15AM

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1COUNTRY_GAL 2/17/2011 12:52AM

    Oh I am so sorry,how sad.You have the support and love from your Spark family.God Bless You! emoticon emoticonDiana emoticon emoticon

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SPASTASTIC 2/17/2011 12:40AM

    I'm so sorry. My uncle died Friday from lung cancer. =( It is terrible. My thoughts are with you.

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TRACYZABELLE 2/17/2011 12:19AM

    take the time you need so you can mourn and reflect in your own way and give thanks for your own health as well as your family and friends. It is always so hard when we lose a friend but sometimes when they have been suffering for a long time, it is a blessing that they have been released from the pain. emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 2/17/2011 12:17AM

    Sorry to hear that and yes take a break and remember all your time with them. emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 2/17/2011 12:12AM

    May you find peace in knowing you have many people who care for you here ,and we are all wishing you fewer losses to contend with this year.love and hugs,Cheri

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Be My Valentine

Monday, February 14, 2011

Wishing all a warm, wonderful day.

  
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SAFETYSUE 2/15/2011 12:44PM

    HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO YOU TOO!!!

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NANCY- 2/15/2011 9:59AM

    Hope you had a wonderful day.
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JLITT62 2/15/2011 5:36AM

    It actually was warm - for here - at least in the morning! So thanks!

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ALEXSGIRL1 2/14/2011 7:10PM

    thank you and happy valentines day to you

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MILLISMA 2/14/2011 3:38PM

    Thank you and the same to you and the "boys" from my "girls"!

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PCOH051610 2/14/2011 12:24PM

    You too!

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LIBBYFITZ 2/14/2011 12:21PM

    emoticonMost definitely!

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CHERIRIDDELL 2/14/2011 11:29AM

    Thank you so much and a Beautiful Valentine's day to you too!Hugs to you and the furry majesties ! Cheri

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JESS0107 2/14/2011 11:20AM

    Thank you and Happy Valentine's to you too!

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NATPLUMMER 2/14/2011 10:27AM

    Thank you! Happy Valentine's Day!!

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MY FUNNY VALENTINES - A TRIBUTE TO PRINCE HARRY AND WILLIAM

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Yes, they are named after the royals. (smiling) Their mom was named "Princess Ragamuffin" when I went to get them shortly after their birth approximately seven years ago.

These boys, pictured on my sparkpage, are the gifts that keep on giving. They have puppy purrsonalities and do playful, rascally things constantly.

Sure, I've had and do have loving and lovable people in my life. But these boys are so sweet, unconditional, and fun that I couldn't resist the urge to make them the topic of today's blog.

As for sugar, I'm in the process of banishing it forever. Day 2 and there is no such thing as a little bit.

Wishing all a fun day. I have always had a theory that each day is a holiday. As someone who has come nose-to-nose with the grim reaper a few times, I realized early in life that each day is a gift. Even if I've been in the throes of sadness and grief over recent losses, I still manage to make the days special. Just fyi. (smiling)

  
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SHOOTIN4STARS 2/14/2011 10:14PM

    Ahhh. . . Prince William and Harry are precious! And their Mom is a Princess! I hope yu had a special day with your boys!
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LIBBYFITZ 2/13/2011 10:21PM

    I am going over to your Sparkpage again and have a look at your babies!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/13/2011 10:03PM

    Thanks for a little more history on your furbabies. I bet they do bring you a lot of love!

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SUGARBABY60 2/13/2011 6:31PM

    They (furbabies ) Never let us down do they? and hopefully WE never let them down either! Have Happy valentines day! emoticon

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MILLISMA 2/13/2011 3:24PM

    I do understand. One of the great things about our furbabies is they love us no matter what and just asked to be loved in return. Can't imagine life without them.

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CATLADY52 2/13/2011 3:19PM

    They are very handsome boys. You have brought them up very nicely. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day. emoticon

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YICHE12 2/13/2011 2:14PM

    I'm not sure whether the royal princes would actually appreciate having cats named after them but I like their names. Very cute! Have a great Valentine!

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NATPLUMMER 2/13/2011 1:08PM

    A little love from our furry friends is always good.
I could never banish sugar forever. Good luck to you!!

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NANCY- 2/13/2011 12:15PM

    How sweet your boys are. Who needs sugar when you have them.
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ELSCO55 2/13/2011 11:38AM

    Have a great Valentines Day.

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CHERIRIDDELL 2/13/2011 11:06AM

    I loved your tribute to your funny furry valentines!Hope you all have a wonderful Valentines!

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Moderation is NOT My Middle Name

Saturday, February 12, 2011

I've been on SP for two years and have done several good things toward a healthier lifestyle.

But the better I do, the more I realize what a way to go I still have in doing many things in a healthier way.

It amazes me that, with my all or none tendencies, I haven't become addicted to anything major. Although the advice of the wise says that a little bit of something will remove that feeling of deprivation, I CANNOT have just a little bit of sweets.

I'm always picking up something to teach myself moderation. Yeah, right! It's like I'm a 5yr old sometimes when it comes to sugar. Today I had one of those invisible tugs of war with an angel on each shoulder as I picked up a small bag of Gharadelli chocolate squares. "You don't really want that," the good angel wisely whispered in one ear. But the other rascally one, said, "Oh come on, teach yourself moderation, for pete's sake. Just have one or two a day as a reward for doing so well."

So, tonight the pkg is in the garbage - empty. And I'm sugar dizzy and feel sick from eating the entire contents.

I will beat sugar. I know I can. This was a tough blog confession to admit to myself and on the computer screen. It's a wonder I have not succumbed to a diabetic coma tonight. (which I don't have - yet!)

Wishing all a great weekend.

  
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NOMORESTALLING 2/12/2011 10:32PM

    I know, It's sugar with you salt with me.
I was so bad at one point that I was consuming a 200 gram bag of potatoe chips a day! Now I am proud to say that I maybe get a salt craving once maybe twice a month and instead of buying the 200 gram bag I buy the smallest bag I can find. My craving is satisfied before I even finish half of it and I toss the rest.
The same if I want chocolate but I don't buy my favourite. I buy Walts. I have two or three squares and give him the rest. And I learned protion control. The chocolate doesn't happen often Maybe every couple of months I've never been big on chocolate.
The same with ice cream another biggy for me! So instead of buying the 4 litre pail I go down to the local ice cream parlour and buy a small cone. Now I can buy the bucket put it in the freezer and forget about it. The only time I take it out is when Walt asks for some. And again it's his favourite not mine.
And believe me if there was ice cream in the house and it was my favourite a 4 litre pail would be gone in less than a week!
So it can be done. One day at a time one step at a time. I don't do anything cold turkey anymore because it doesn't work.
Now whenyou bought those chocolate pieces could you not have bought a single serving and walked away with the one piece. Or are they only sold in the bag size? If that is the case then IF and when there is a next time try buying a single serving of something and leave it at that.

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ALEXSGIRL1 2/12/2011 7:00PM

    i dont eats sweets anymore but i have to have my chocolate almond milk i crave the stuff i beat you can guess why sugar

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FEISTY1949 2/12/2011 5:59PM

    I am the same way. I buy something telling myself I'll spread out eating it and then do the whole thing in one or two days. I can be so bad that when my granddaughter visits, I spend more money at a local bakery to buy just 2 cookies for her so no packaged ones are left behind for me to eat. You certainly are not alone in the desire to eat the good stuff!

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MILLISMA 2/12/2011 5:51PM

    What is it with sugar that makes it so addictive!!!! One of my treats - that I had this afternoon - is a hot cup of tea and a gingersnap cookie. I don't keep coffee ice cream around because I would probably eat the whole thing by myself and I refuse to pay the price for a pint so it's easier just not to bring it home..sigh!

Libby is right...tomorrow is a new day.

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NANCY- 2/12/2011 12:19PM

    Moderation is difficult with some things. Some things I just cannot have the house.
I have developed resistance to the temptation of the checkout chocolates by saying that I deserve better than that and should make the trip to the chocolate shop. If I do make the trip.... I just purchase enough for one serving. (because I tend to behave like more is better.)
Hang in there you will find what works for you.
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NATPLUMMER 2/12/2011 10:22AM

    It does take a lot of practice. I have gotten better and better at it. I even set up a personal goal on SP to have sweets fewer than 4 times a week. Good luck!!

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LIBBYFITZ 2/12/2011 8:00AM

    emoticonTomorrow is a new day.

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JLITT62 2/12/2011 7:54AM

    Sugar is definitely a hard one! I should know, since I suffer from it too. I have learned to be much more in control - it takes a LOT. Of practice, and because I've had to struggle for so many years, I've gotten a lot of practice!

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CHERIRIDDELL 2/12/2011 3:30AM

    I know why we get on so well we share the same vices! Now we just have to talk each other out of said vices!!!!!

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