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The Mystery Leak Saga Continues

Monday, April 30, 2012

I sit here awaiting a call back from the plumbing company, advising me whether or not to keep the appointment tomrrow morning with the plumber who wanted to see the holes filled with water in order to better troubleshoot. Which they were,over the weekend. This morning, POOF - water gone. It is an ongoing puzzle that has yet to be resolved despite my best efforts.

This reminds me of how difficult it is for doc's to diagnose neurological problems. This ground piping is like that, so hard to pinpoint causation. I've had two qualified pros out- one for sprinkler pipes, and plumber for main line pipe, and a host of others for estimates. So we are not talking about podunk non-experts here.

Not sure what to do next. A real dilemma. Hoping the call-back brings some advice with it.

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 5/1/2012 10:22PM

    That's got to be really frustrating!! I hope your water bill isn't too high while all this is going on.

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NANCY- 5/1/2012 10:32AM

    Yikes! Who knew that your yard was into that kind of drama. Hope this situation gets resolved soon.
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NATPLUMMER 4/30/2012 2:46PM

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FANGFACEKITTY 4/30/2012 12:48PM

    Maybe your sump pump. Not necessarily that it leaks but maybe it is not strong enough for what you need or is heading for a breakdown. That was my backyard leak/flood root cause a few years ago. Obviously I can't diagnose your problem but maybe look into it if you haven't already.

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SHERYLDS 4/30/2012 12:20PM

    reminds me of a movie called THE MONEY PIT with Tom Hanks and Shelley Long.
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41SUSAN14 4/30/2012 11:49AM

    Can you take pictures?

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If I Ever Go Back On Sugar & Caffeine Again

Sunday, April 29, 2012

My biggest erroneous thought that sabotages my success with staying away from things like sugar and caffeine is this...

For example, I've got a long streak going on both of them. No cravings lately,so it's not about that.

But I get into the "it's too boring without them" or "life's too short for deprivation" or "these are nothing compared to more dangerous substances -live it up!" (There is no such thing as moderation with sugar for me.)

Being a smart person, I know the responses to each of those thoughts, but it's not about a rational decision but rather an immature emotional one. And on days when everything is going badly, that's when these types of thoughts creep in.

My yard leak is back and plumber will be back again on Tuesday morning to continue trying to detect its origin. For the past month, no discernable leak, so it may be a slow one that takes a few weeks to accumulate before it shows. Whatever, but this means a HUGE job and major bucks for the repair.

Meanwhile, I'm getting ready to walk around the beautiful lake with a friend in a little while and will try not to think about it. Or about caffeine and sugar.

Wishing all a fun day.

  
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CATLADY52 4/29/2012 7:29PM

    Trying to NOT think about something, very often leads to ONLY thinking about it. But be strong and let your mind roam all over the map. emoticon emoticon

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JULESRULES78 4/29/2012 5:34PM

    I blame the moon, as per usual. What phase is it in? I went on a very immature junk food spree while working on my final paper. Fat and salt, the other two evils.

Great job not giving in. You are very strong, and you will be so thankful that you just didn't. Way to go at getting active too!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 4/29/2012 4:40PM

    In AA, they talk about "thinking through the drink." It sounds like you are doing a similar thing with caffeine and sugar.

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NATPLUMMER 4/29/2012 1:07PM

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NANCY- 4/29/2012 11:26AM

    Sorry to hear that you are still dealing with that leak problem.
When I am slightly stressed, thoughts of comforting food dances within my head. What has helped me is to find healthier comforts. for example: frozen strawberries instead of ice cubes in my water, If we look we can find something that meets our needs in time of need. :)
Hope the leak gets resolved soon.

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AZMOMXTWO 4/29/2012 9:58AM

  the caffeine is harder for me to stay away from than thesugat becaust I love tea but I have developed a taste for herb teas and that helps

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Readjusting May Goal

Saturday, April 28, 2012

I had an early start on my May goal, and was into day 8 of no cheese. But I realized yesterday that I am tired of eliminating things I enjoy from my life. Even though I'll cut way down on it, I'm not going to make that my May goal. There is very little left to eat after cutting every single thing out.

So, here I am with just a few days left (CAN YOU BELIEVE APRIL IS ALMOST GONE?!!) before the merry month of May begins and I'm pondering my next goal.

Wishing all a fun weekend.

  
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ASLANSCUB 4/28/2012 5:34PM

    Good realization -- you don't want to eat just sunlight. :)

I have found, in my case, that I can nearly eliminate sugar cravings by letting myself have four squares of 70% dark Icelandic chocolate every day -- about 1 gram of sugar per square and VERY chocolatey...then I don't feel deprived and want other things.
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SHERYLDS 4/28/2012 3:38PM

    You are making great progress.
Go For It

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 4/28/2012 3:28PM

    It will be interesting to see what you pick for your goal!

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STRIVER57 4/28/2012 11:34AM

    agreement from me too. food is more than fuel and should be. but it needs to be controlled.

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NATPLUMMER 4/28/2012 10:15AM

    Good plan!! You want to enjoy eating.
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"Woman On Sunlight Diet Dies"

Friday, April 27, 2012

I shook my head to read this headline on the internet this morning about a woman who practiced "breatharianism" (or something like that). Nothing to eat but sunlight. She even spit out her own saliva.

To what lengths do we go to lose weight? When you look at the myriad diets out there, you can see that it is big business (huge) to keep people hooked on the hope of easy fixes. YIKES!

Sane and safe weight loss journeys, like that on SP, may require patience and take longer, but are well-worth it for longlasting results.

Wishing all a fun weekend.

  
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NANCY- 4/28/2012 8:47AM

    That is sad and disturbing news.
You are so right about the sane and safe journey, it's all about developing a healthy sustainable lifestyle.

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MYSTERY-LADY1 4/27/2012 9:37PM

    It is so sad that people starve their body so much that their thinking gets so cloudy that they can not see how dangerous what they are doing really is.

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SHERYLDS 4/27/2012 7:06PM

    makes you wonder

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TKAYSMILES 4/27/2012 4:21PM

    very sad...and she probably didn't need to lose much at all. not sure why people go to such extremes!! Like the pro anna sights...pro anorexia...they help you be an anorexic...just sad. Most I assume are young girls too that don't know better.

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GSWINNIE 4/27/2012 1:57PM

    I looked this up, indeed it has many followers even though several people have died from it. Basically they fast for two weeks and their spirit is supposed to sustain them by receiving energy from the sun.... I'm appalled that someone could do this to themselves.

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MILLISMA 4/27/2012 1:08PM

    That is crazy!!! Is it for real???

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BOOKWORM27S 4/27/2012 12:22PM

    ?????
I have heard of this insanity.... another class of an eating disorder. So very sad, we are not plants, and we do not survive by photosynthesis.
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NATPLUMMER 4/27/2012 11:05AM

    I guess there is no accounting for stupidity.

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TAGSUIT2 4/27/2012 11:04AM

    Wow poor thing, where was her faith.

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 4/27/2012 10:54AM

  Is this for real?????

I just can't believe that someone would do something so stupid.

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1CRAZYDOG 4/27/2012 10:52AM

    OMG . . . is that for real???????

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Learning from the Gorillas

Thursday, April 26, 2012

In about an hour, I'm heading out to get groceries. As I continue to eliminate bad eating habits from my diet, I wonder what's left to eat. Raw only?

The other day, I was watching a gorilla videocam and noticed how they eat the same things every day. And survive healthily on basic stuff, nothing fancy.

Now I know I'm not a gorilla, but there's a lesson to be learned there. They don't need variety or delicious food. They truly eat to live, not live to eat the way I used to.

I think I'm learning to enjoy just the basics and not miss the stuff that is full of unhealthy ingredients for my body to digest and misuse. BTW, I don't miss sugar or caffeine at all these days. And I thought that no cheese and no night eating would be harder than it's been to rid myself of them. Hooray hooray for me.

Wishing all a wonderful day.

  
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NANCY- 4/27/2012 9:29AM

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It is amazing what we are truly capable of when we try. You are doing awesome making positive changes for yourself.
I love this:
"eat to live, not live to eat "
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NATPLUMMER 4/26/2012 2:48PM

    Go, you!

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EJHEINRICH1 4/26/2012 11:50AM

    Good for you! Sounds like you are getting the basics and moving forward. I drink the green tea but that is it for my stimulant. The L-Theanine in the green tea is a good thing for me! Keep up the great work! You are doing so good! Yeah!!

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