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On Cruise Control

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Nothing to write about today. Just cruising along fine.

  
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THEADMIRAL 1/27/2010 1:44PM

    I like the word "cruising". It makes me think of sailing on the Chesapeake Bay or in the Caribbean, the sails shivering in the wind and the mast singing to us...or it makes me think of riding in a convertible with the top down and just basking in the sun while doing the ordinary things of life. Cruising...I should do that too!

emoticon Well, you never know what you'll start with one of your blogs, do you? Philosophy 101 or Memory Lane, take your pick! emoticon

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LISANANCY 1/27/2010 10:03AM

    Well, I think you said it all. I bet there are a few of us out here who would be happy to just say that little quote. Think about it and go find some more joy today. emoticon

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JLITT62 1/27/2010 7:55AM

    Cruising is good!

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Could've Done This, Should've Done That.... But Did the Best I Could

Monday, January 25, 2010

I really don't spend a lot of time in my life looking back and doing the shouldda wouldda, couldda dance. HOWEVER....

Today is Day 365 since I joined SP and I look over my year. Yes, I'm happy with my progress in many ways other than weight loss. Good habits,smaller sizes, new friends, etc. I'm sure I might have done things differently to get better results, but considering the year its been with so many deaths of friends and loved ones, as well as constant road bumps of my own, I'm happy to just have kept healthy and above ground. (smiling) Maintaining good health definitely played a big role in my ability to handle stress better.

Thanks to all my SPriends, both present and past, who have supported and inspired me. The journey would not be as much fun without you.

  
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LASHARINK 1/28/2010 11:21PM

    What were you thinking, your blogs boring ???? Look at all of the support you've been getting!!! Congratulations on our one year anniversary - mine is tomorrow - close enough!!!

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JHADZHIA 1/27/2010 6:13AM

    Congratulations on your one year Spark anniversary! Here is to hoping your next year is not so traumatic! Way to go on losing weight in spite of it all!
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THEADMIRAL 1/26/2010 2:08PM

    You've endured, you're a survivor, you're a WINNER! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KALATHIA 1/26/2010 11:52AM

    emoticon Happy Spark Anniversary and congratulations on your success!

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SKYEFYR 1/26/2010 10:34AM

  We're SO GLAD to have you here. Glad you found this place, and glad I found you as a sparkfriend!!!

Keep up the great work. This is the year the scale is going to smile on BOTH of us. We are going to do it!

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KAT573 1/26/2010 8:21AM

    Well, I think it sounds like you did SUPER! It is the hard times that truly show where we are at in how we handle them! So you ROCK! I think that is the biggest gift I have gotten from SparkPeople and Pals; is realizing that and living through it over the past several years.

And the bonus? You can look BACK and see what you want to focus on specifically moving forward! You can't do that if you don't have an honest and realistic idea of where you are truly AT! What a blessing!! Keep on keeping on! We cherish those who persevere and share!
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LISANANCY 1/26/2010 7:48AM

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I bet there are 365 emotions you went through during the past year. How very proud we are of you, not everyone could stay on track with so many distractions! emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 1/25/2010 10:23PM

    That's the spirit!If you keep smiling ,it will not only hearten your friends ,but your enemies will wonder what the heck you have been up to to make you so cheerful!Or as Patton said "success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom!"

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Day 2 - There Was No Day 2, Sad but True!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Thanks to all who sent me messages with kudos and awards for my attempting caffeine detox. I appreciate the support, but have failed. I made it 24 hours and could not stand the beginning of the migraine ordeal. I'll try again at a time when there is less going on.

  
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SKYEFYR 1/26/2010 10:39AM

  Ooops, read them out of order.

I can't blame you for not wanting to deal with the migraine issues of detox. You have a lot going on right now. You'll know when the time is good for you to do it. I'm here if you need anything.

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ONMYWAYTOGOAL 1/25/2010 9:39AM

    I'd say gradual is better, too. I can't give up the coffee myself, though. I'd be a wreck. emoticon

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AKIMACHAN120 1/25/2010 9:35AM

    I agree..maybe cutting back slowly would be better to deal with the headaches. I slowly switched to caffine-free sodas over a 2-3 week period and didn't have any problems.

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LISANANCY 1/25/2010 8:31AM

    But you will try again, and again until you get your success. How about cutting it back? I've got myself down to one cup of coffee, one tea a day. The rest is decaf. emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 1/25/2010 12:41AM

    You haven't failed you have just suspended the attempt and will come back to succeed another time! I am sure you will do it, other things just conspired to thwart you this time .You know what they say if at first you don't succeed try try again!

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RASCALSMOMMA 1/25/2010 12:13AM

    How bout instead of all of a sudden NONE go down in intake. You can monitor it. My friend Carol and I found a site maybe this one. that deals with caffiene intake. Just taper off its a very big drug.

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Second Time Trying to Caffeine Detox - Day 1

Saturday, January 23, 2010

I did this in October of last year, and lasted three weeks without coffee. Even though I don't drink a lot, I hate the way it makes me feel. For me, detoxing is about eight days of unreal headaches and various body aches. It's like what I see on TV with addicts coming off drugs. Then I feel like a zombie without it and have to learn how to propel on my own steam. Today wasn't bad. My body is still operating from yesterday's voltage.

  
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SKYEFYR 1/26/2010 10:36AM

  You can do it honey! We're here with you!

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THEADMIRAL 1/24/2010 7:36PM

    One day at a time, it's worth it! emoticon

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THEADMIRAL 1/24/2010 7:35PM

    One day at a time, it's worth it! emoticon

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LISANANCY 1/24/2010 5:35PM

    Are you staying with your water intake? I am very sorry that you will suffer those headaches. Stay the course, you can do it. emoticon

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DARLENA3 1/24/2010 5:35PM

    I am proud of you, always finding ways to make yourself better. I have tried this and succeeded for 10 days then fell off the wagon at Starbucks. Pathetic, I know and I think it is more routine mixed with the habit.

I hope you are doing well. Hang in there!! emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 1/24/2010 10:15AM

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RASCALSMOMMA 1/24/2010 12:17AM

    Jesse you arent gonna believe this but I need to know how to detox from caffiene. Chocolate specifically. See a teammate of mine has Fibro and she does this for pain. One square of Dark chocolate 70+ % cacao bean. Well it works for her and when I tried it with Ghiradelli 72% it was fine. It took away spasms. UNFORTUNATELY! I cannot do it for a few reasons. One, I am an epileptic and should not have more than 10mg caffiene a day (comparisson MTN Dew has 55mgs.) A square has about 20mgs. and I was eating 2 at a time sometimes twice a day! I forgot about that when we started this. I had another grand mal seizure today (i think, not really sure, but Ras was freaked. ) So Im getting off "medicinal chocolate" and want to restore my system. ANy suggestions? Hugs Laurie

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KO1215 1/24/2010 12:00AM

    Good job! You can do it!

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ANNE1123 1/23/2010 11:51PM

    I admire you for going without, even the little I drink makes me feel sluggish when I go the following day without a cup of tea. Caffeine is so potent! Love to hear how you do, be encouraged, I'm sure your body thanks you later!

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362 (approx.) Blogs later - Who Would've Thought I'd Celebrate Spark 1-Year Anniversary?

Friday, January 22, 2010

No wonder I have a tough time lately coming up with blog topics! Aside from missing a few days, I've blogged daily for a year now. Can't believe I've been on Spark for so long and am proud that I stuck with it. Not usually a joiner, even online, at first I really struggled with myself to do it. Sometimes I am my own biggest roadblock. (smiling)

After a long drought period, San Diego has been getting rain, rain, rain and it's so nice to see things turning green again. Lovely. Not to mention much-needed water for us humans.

Wishing all a wonderful day and fun weekend.

  
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DDHEART 1/25/2010 10:54AM

    Happy anniversary....thanks for being here and for being a great sparkfriend!

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DARLENA3 1/24/2010 5:30PM

    Happy Anniversary!! So glad you my emoticon. You are doing wonderfully!!

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CHERIRIDDELL 1/24/2010 1:10PM

    Happy Anniversary (a bit belated but you know what they say better late than never !)My husband has been whining about the rain (he was singing the song about it never rains in California ) he is there doing dustbowl training before deploying to Afghanistan.I am Having hard time being too sympathetic as up here in Edmonton it is snowing (again) and you don't have to shovel rain ,besides that my British heritage makes rain my natural habitat !Blimey I am long winded (can you tell I am alone here with the dog ?Good thing I don't resort to barking!) emoticon Carry on blogging they are enjoyed!

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1NICUBABE 1/23/2010 1:17PM

    Happy Sparkversary! Keep up the good work.
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HICALGAL 1/23/2010 7:25AM

    Happy Sparkversary! Wishing you continued success with SP. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GOSPELCLOWN 1/22/2010 9:46PM

    It never rains in California, but boy, don't they warn ya
When it pours... it really pours!

We've been getting sun today and yesterday. The pineapple express has dumped its showers on the mainland and left us dry on Vancouver island!


Have a great weekend-

Karen "Tickitty Boo" the clown

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SKYEFYR 1/22/2010 7:51PM

  Happy Anniversary Jesse! I'm very glad you're here!

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HEARTTOHEART** 1/22/2010 7:48PM

    happy anniversary to you!! congrats for staying with it.. emoticon emoticon

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ALEXSGIRL1 1/22/2010 4:26PM

    happy anniversary thanks for the really great blogs. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOVEPAINTING 1/22/2010 3:17PM

    Happy Anniversary!!!

Some day's it hard to come up with things to say that haven't already been said before by someone else.

I think when I write my blogs, a lot of times I am writing to myself and forget other people are reading them. Hopefully we are all helping each other with your reminating thoughts.

So wonderful that you have been on SP for a year. Think of everything you have accomplished, pat yourself on the back, reward yourself with something special. You most certainly deserve it.

Linda

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MISSM66 1/22/2010 2:40PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonkeep up the good work emoticon emoticon

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GRAYGRANNY 1/22/2010 1:13PM

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!
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SARAHF_24 1/22/2010 12:04PM

    Congrats on your sparkiversary!!

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