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Almost Done with Coffee/Caffeine

Saturday, August 22, 2009

I've begun gradually eliminating coffee (it's the only caffeine I consume) from my day. Even though I don't drink that much (about half a small mug), it makes me feel yucky. The withdrawal headache is minimal and by the end of the weekend, I think I'll be totally off of it. Hooray, hooray!

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SKYEFYR 8/22/2009 10:34AM

  So many people think they can't give up coffee, but once you get it out of your system, you will be amazed how quickly your body will learn that it just needs itself to start your day, not caffeine.

So good for you doing something good for you!

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ARTHURTOM 8/22/2009 9:34AM

    As I sit here and drink my morning coffee, I just believe that there are some things you just don't have to live without. emoticon

I usually have 3-4 cups per day. I tried going without it for a while several years ago and I came to the realization that if I like it and it really isn't that bad for me, I'm going to eat/drink it!

I drink my coffee black. For the longest time I would drink it with 2 teaspoons of sugar and an ounce (more or less) of half and half. During the early stages of changing my nutrition last year, I stopped using sugar in the coffee in late February of 2008, only putting the ounce or so of half and half in it. About a month later, I opted not to put the half and half in it and I haven't looked back.

Funny story, about a month ago I was in the taxi between calls, so I rolled into the Dunkin Donuts all night drive thru and ordered an extra large coffee. I assumed that ordering coffee means that it defaults to black when served. I drove down the road about 2 miles toward my next fare and took a giant sip out of it and nearly gagged! emoticon

They must have put a half pound of sugar and cream in it and I didn't even drink anymore of it, I just dumped it and pulled in a gas station and poured it myself. Now, if I go to that dunkin store, I make sure that I add the disclaimer when I order it..."extra large BLACK coffee" please! emoticon

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JOHNAUGMARK 8/22/2009 2:40AM

  Good to note that you got rid of coffee. There is no harm in taking tea twice a day. You can still keep fit if you keep in mind the total sugar consumption for a day should not exceed 3 teaspoons.


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Today's the Day I Find Out Just How "Off" My Scales Have Really Been

Friday, August 21, 2009

Okay, I've had this ongoing saga with my wretched scales. (smiling) Both are good ones and supposed to be accurate. Yes, I've learned not to put all of my excitement on the measurement of pounds lost, but I really need to know how on-target (or off) they've been. This morning, I'll weigh myself at home and then am going to an appt. where they have a medical-type scale that will be the point of comparison. Hoping that it's not way off or, if it is, that I don't let it ruin my day. Wishing all of you a fun day with some good belly laughs thrown in.

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SKYEFYR 8/22/2009 10:36AM

  You didn't tell us how this went. Hope it went well!

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FLMOMX2 8/21/2009 1:20PM

    I've had an occurrence where even the doctor's scales didn't match each others on the same day. Go figure.

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    I have a set of scales I hate! I wish I new if they were accurate. I know it drives me crazy not knowing. ! am going to buy better ones. wish I owned a medical scale!

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HICALGAL 8/21/2009 2:03AM

    hope it's about the same....i usually weigh myself in the clothes i plan on wearing to the doc's and i always take off my shoes before i step on the scale...hey every ounce counts. thank goodness, mine is the same as the doc's...even my SIL trust my scale over hers. keep us posted... emoticon

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Need Advice On Good Place to Stay in Williams, AZ for Grand Canyon Trip

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Okay, so I've decided that a short trip will do me good in reducing my stress level and have never been to the Grand Canyon. Am researching a moderately- priced place in Williams, but not sure. Anyone have first-hand experience to offer? The place I have in mind has a pool as I want to keep my activity level going.

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DOINFINE 8/22/2009 10:50AM

    I'm sorry I don't have any advice for you except be sure to take lots of film because it truly is one of the seven wonders of the world. Go early in the morning or towards sunset as that's when the colors of the rock really stand out. Have a blast and enjoy that pool at the motel!

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RICH530 8/20/2009 7:34AM

    Sorry I have never been!!

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How Fruit Smoothie Lip Balm Made Me Ponder My Progress

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

There are times of clarity, when it becomes so obvious that I've made progress during my 10 months of healthier eating. Not just the pounds lost or the smaller sizes of clothes (although those are very nice too). Last week, I bought some lip balm that came in a package of three "flavors." As I put one on, I realized that in the past, the taste and smell of something called "melon medley" or "berry explosion" would have subconsciously made me think of food. Thinking of food usually meant eating food. (yikes! sad, but true) During this week, I've run into so many things that have made me smile and realize what I "used to" do vs. what just comes naturally now. Little things. Like knowing calorie counts. Portion control. That beverages contain calories (never paid attention to that either). Being aware of food triggers and eating out of boredom vs. hunger. I could go on and on, but won't. Suffice it to say, that these little lip balms have had an unintended good use in reminding me of all of the great changes that have taken place. The bottom line after 10 months - I feel better each day! Wishing all of you a fun day.

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SKYEFYR 8/22/2009 10:37AM

  What a wonderful reminder of how far you've come and what a great job you're doing.

Go You!!!

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JAZZYJUDE 8/19/2009 10:50PM

    EXCELLENT post on reflections thus far. I love these kind of posts. Yes, youve come along way too. It seems as though you and I have started on this weight loss about the same time in Oct '08, there abouts. I, too, am the same way about what you are feeling. Once the mindset was clear, I've noticed all the 'little things' you spoken about and even though I had to re-learn about the healthier way of living, it is now second nature for me to be on alert...for a healthier lifestyle.

Nice post...and may you continue on sweetie ~ Jazzy!!

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RICH530 8/19/2009 7:03PM

    emoticon You have come a long way!!! Good for you!!! Keep up the good work!!!
emoticon Lee

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FLMOMX2 8/19/2009 3:44PM

    emoticon on the progress you've made. Great job.!!!

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KLEE46 8/19/2009 11:27AM

    Yay you and all the progress you have made. It is wonderful to sit back and kvell, a yiddish word, meaning swell up with pride, about accomplishments along the way. You deserve to applaud yourself and be acknowledged for all the positive changes you are bringing about in your life. emoticon

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Just When I Stopped Caring about the Scale - Go figure!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Today was weigh-in day and I'd given up caring about the scale since my food bender a couple of weeks ago. Although I didn't totally pig out, it was the first time in 10 months that the train left the track. So, I've been kinda discouraged. I stepped on the scale this morning and did a double-take... Stepped on again - same thing... DOWN TWO POUNDS. HOORAY, HOORAY. TOTAL IS 35 NOW.

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    Hmmmm...the scale must be a male! It acts like a jerk and never shows you what you want to see and as soon as you decide it's time to move on, it presents you with a random act of kindness that makes you want to tell your friends how wonderful it is.

Yes. I think I've figured it out!

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SPRING4FAL 8/18/2009 11:45PM

    Congratulations!!!! That is awesome! I remember one time I got mad at my plateau, went out and stuffed my face with Chinese food and ended up losing a couple of pounds! LOL! Go figure is right!

Proud Leader of the San Diego Sparkteam

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    It's kind of like when you lose stop looking and there it is :) Congrats on the weight loss!

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PEDIPOD 8/18/2009 11:15AM

    Congrats!! It reminds me of a friend who was desperate to have a child and had begun IVF and then presto! Mr. Right showed up and now she is pregnant the good old fashion way. Two lb is not quite the same life value as a pregnancy, but, hey! for US, it is everything!
I think this proves that if you hang in and eat less and move more, the scale eventually has to grow up and acknowledge your success!!

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KIZIDOG 8/18/2009 10:52AM

    Congrats on the weight loss. I think we all need to not pay as much attention to the scale as we do about how we feel. Star emoticon

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RERE0814 8/18/2009 10:26AM

    Way to go! The tracks have been repaired and the train is chugging along again! Maybe not caring about the scales is a good thing. Personally, I only weigh in every two weeks, so that I don't get so emotionally involved in every little fluctuation. It makes it exciting to me, because I can look forward to weighing. Congratulations on the weight loss and keep that train going! emoticon

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FLMOMX2 8/18/2009 9:00AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Great job on the 2 lbs. weight loss.

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ARTHURTOM 8/18/2009 6:13AM

    If you're learning anything, I hope it's that patience and perseverance pays off. Congrats!

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RENA1965 8/18/2009 1:28AM

    Perhaps because you didn't care and didn't worry you never stressed your body when jumping on the scales. If you over do it, enjoy and back on track. Just don't let the brake totally go, make the train wreck controlled and life is peachy. A little damage is easier to fix than a huge overhaul....

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SHERJACK 8/18/2009 1:02AM

  good for you and remember we are just human and we all get in a train wreck every once in awhile and it's ok. This is a life long process and we can't be expected to never make a bad choice. I made one myself on Sunday,but everyday is a new start

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