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A HUGE VICTORY THIS MORNING

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Even though I've been off of caffeine for about four months now, never really loved it, and only drank a small amount, I've gone through constant obsessing over it for the past two weeks. That was when I threw the coffeemaker and remainder of the coffee away. For some reason, that was a huge thing and every day I tell myself that I'm going to go buy a new one and new supply. I even dream about coffee. It's so bizarre. I must link it to something that is deeper than just coffee.

Anyway, I had a meeting this morning and the other person fixed the venue at a nearby Starbucks. I told myself that I could have decaf or even break my streak. But when I arrived, I smelled the aroma, watched her drink hers, and didn't want to get one at all. All that obsessing and when it came right down to it, I didn't want it anyway.

Wonder how many other things I think I want that I actually don't! (smiling) Sounds like I don't know myself very well, but I really do. Anyway, I feel that today's victory was a huge one. Hooray for me.

  
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NANCY- 5/30/2012 9:10AM

    What a wonderful moment of discovery. You are inspiring!
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HIKINGSD 5/30/2012 6:22AM

    Great job!

Just an FYI...decaf does have caffeine in it. So you did a really great thing by not even having that. Congrats!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 5/29/2012 7:39PM

    That's awesome!!

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BLUE42DOWN 5/29/2012 6:57PM

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If only it worked for everything we think we want, hmmm?

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JEANETTECURRY 5/29/2012 6:56PM

    Gave up coffee over a year ago and dont miss it anymore. But know what you went through. Good Going!

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LUVSBULLDOGS 5/29/2012 3:01PM

    Wow, to bad you didn't got to Starbucks sooner. I haven't had caffeine since 1988. I realized it made me feel hungry. No coffee, chocolate, tea, etc. for me. I do drink decaf coffee and enjoy it, use decaf tea and carob for chocolate.

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NATPLUMMER 5/29/2012 2:29PM

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I Remember All The Time

Monday, May 28, 2012

My gratitude is not limited to one holiday a year. As a free spirt, I've always always always treasured my freedom. And, as such, have had a lifelong gratitude for those who've served. And who've paid the ultimate price.

Contrary to my last blog, it looks like a cookout is in my future today. Friend brought stuff over and I'll be firing up the ole grill. Whatever. It's all fun.

Wishing all a happy day.

  
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NANCY- 5/29/2012 1:33PM

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Hope you enjoyed the visit,

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LUVSBULLDOGS 5/28/2012 10:26PM

    I wanted a BBQ and couldn't get anyone interested.

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No Cookouts For Me

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Living year-round in a city with eternal sunshine, cookouts are the norm whenever the spirit moves me. But being pretty burned out (pun intended) on them, I decided that I'll do this holiday weekend w/o the grill. I know, almost unheard of! Kinda tired of the barbecue thing. The upside is that no temptations will I face! (smiling)

Wishing all a wonderful day.

  
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NATPLUMMER 5/27/2012 9:49PM

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JLITT62 5/27/2012 3:48PM

    We have a fairly simple menu on tap for tomorrow . . . if it's nice, we'll grill, but if it rains - possible - we can still cook it inside.

Whatever floats your boat!

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NANCY- 5/27/2012 11:53AM

    Enjoy! Is it wonderful to have a change of pace.
I'm looking forward to the fresh garden salads grilled veggies and portabella burger.

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BURRITAELITA 5/27/2012 11:50AM

    Jeff Novick's Burgers and Fries DVD has some great seasoned bean burger recipes and roasted fries that are completely guilt-free and tasty, too!

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LUVSBULLDOGS 5/27/2012 11:41AM

    I'm the opposite. We haven't had BBQ for so long, I'd like to have my steak BBQd tonight or tomorrow night.

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JEANETTECURRY 5/27/2012 10:47AM

    I'm with you on this. I've opted for a quiet craft filled 3 day weekend with healthy salads, smoothies and a new receipe from spark for Strawberry muffins. Church this AM but other than that its me and my Cricut cutter!

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Back to Acupuncture

Saturday, May 26, 2012

I've found a great place with an expert who charges very reasonably. Have some issues that I'm sure acupuncture will help. It has in the past. Will be going this morning.

Wishing all a fun holiday weekend.

  
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LUVSBULLDOGS 5/26/2012 8:40PM

    I've never had acupuncture. Hope it works for you.

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NATPLUMMER 5/26/2012 11:40AM

    I hope it helps.
Have a fabulous fun weekend :-)

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NANCY- 5/26/2012 11:31AM

    Hope it helps you have a wonderful weekend.

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DRKYASHI 5/26/2012 9:57AM

    emoticonI am a true believer of acupuncture...Hope your issues get resolved!

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May Goal & Looking into June

Friday, May 25, 2012

I really didn't set a firm goal in May. I'd had a vague one about eating less cheese, and I accomplished that. And I continued my previous months' goals of no sugar, no caffeine and no night eating. Overall, I allowed myself to be goal-free in May. However, June will be a different story. I want to focus like a laser beam and get these last 11 lbs off my bones.

As I've said numerous times in my blogs, this is the first period of time in my life I've been overweight and I intend to make it the last. I could write a book on how differently people treated me as a thin vs. overweight lady. It's amazing to even see the difference in the smiles I now get since these recent 10 lbs have come off. All because of weight. It certainly wasn't because I was smiling less as I do that no matter what the scale says.

Wishing all a happy day.

p.s. Come to think of it, one unplanned goal (is there such a thing?) was throwing away the coffeemaker and remaining coffee. I didn't think it would be such a big deal, but it was. As long as it was on the shelf, it was my mental safety net. Strange.

  
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 5/29/2012 7:41PM

    You are doing really great!!!

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JLITT62 5/26/2012 4:40AM

    As someone who had yo-yo'd around her entire adult life, I can tell you there's a HUGE difference in how people treat you . . . even complete strangers!

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NANCY- 5/25/2012 12:24PM

    You are amazing! Keep sparking!

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NATPLUMMER 5/25/2012 10:05AM

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