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Same ole demon/s, two years later

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Have to smile at myself. How many times have I attempted this sugar and caffeine detox in the past couple of years? Guess I'll keep trying until I get it right.

Wishing all a good day.

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JLITT62 10/13/2010 8:19AM

    Doesn't matter how many times, it just matters that you keep trying! Good job.

I will be on my own sugar detox next week. Not sure I can do it, personally!

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TRACYZABELLE 10/13/2010 2:14AM

    Keep on trying-- I need to ditch the carbs!

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CHERIRIDDELL 10/13/2010 12:06AM

    I am fond of my caffeine so I feel your pain LOL!

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JOYATLAST 10/12/2010 6:28PM

    Yea, me too. I quit once before. It seems like for a year. Why did I return? This time around is harder.

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Columbus Day - My Two-Year Anniversary into Healthier Eating/Living

Monday, October 11, 2010

I embarked on the ship of change on Columbus Day '08 as I felt it symbolic to be my own adventurer into a new world of healthier living. I joined SP a few months later - in January 09. I usually lump both anniversaries together and call it two years aboard the SS Healthier Me.

I began with Nutrisystem for the first three months and that's how I lost most of my weight. I'd never been on a diet in my entire life, so it was about taking their tips and using them as tools to continue w/o special food.

Not a person who likes being told what to eat and when (especially never having had to do it before), I was delighted to find SP and carry on at my own pace.

The discouragement for me has been a plateau that was recently broken -in the wrong direction - during my past three months of grief eating and rebellion. But the tools I've learned from SP have been invaluable in my ability to buck up and fly right again.

I still have a way to go, but am very thankful for SP and sparkfriends. Wishing all a wonderful day.

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2BHLTHY4LIFE 10/13/2010 8:39PM

    Happy,healthy Spark Anniversary! emoticonon the emoticonof healthy lifestyle.You are doing so well and may you find peace and strength to continue this healthy lifestyle,I know emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonWe are here for you emoticonDiana emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 10/12/2010 10:30PM

    Happy Anniversary!! You are doing great ....not many people actually stick with it!

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JOYATLAST 10/12/2010 2:03PM

    Congratulations on your personal celebration!

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CORNPICKER73 10/12/2010 12:15PM

    Hey, there. Just checking in to see how you are. I'm trying to get back into everything.

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AYAMMAYA 10/11/2010 9:54PM

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RAINBOWFALLS 10/11/2010 8:00PM

    It is nice to know that we have the right resources to get ourselves going in the right direction again. Be kind to yourself as you continue the healing process.

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    Part of the SparkJourney is learning how to maintain and/or lose - for me it's lose - even during the tough parts in life, like grief, holidays, birthdays, etc. So you're on the journey my friend! This is part of making the lifestyle change; it's part of the deal. Not easy, but, we will muddle through until we're able to do it. And learn not to eat or overeat, for emotional reasons. Myself I am not there yet, either; I'm on the journey.

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10/10/10 at 10 am and pm

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I just had to use that headline. I love to do that and have had fun with it since 2001 - 1/1/01, 2/2/02, etc. Such a child! (smiling)

I heard a numerologist on the radio during the week saying that today is a powerful day, and to light a white candle with a special request or wish.

My opinion is that it's a good thing to make each day as powerful as possible, with whatever hand we're dealt. Hoping that all of your wishes come true. Have a wonderful day.

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CHERIRIDDELL 10/10/2010 11:56PM

    Each day is a good day to make it the best it can be!

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RAINBOWFALLS 10/10/2010 2:18PM

    I agree - we should treat everyday like a gift!

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JLITT62 10/10/2010 11:39AM

    Interesting about asking for a special wish today. Couldn't hurt, eh? Yeah, I'm a fan of at least trying to live life to the fullest, but a little extra now & again ain't a bad thing either.

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ANGE1010 10/10/2010 10:35AM

    Thanks Jesse. You are a true blessing. I'll have a better birthday because of you. Have a great week.


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LYNDALOVES2HIKE 10/10/2010 9:57AM

    I'm enjoying 10/10/10 as well - it's a day of new beginnings and only happens once in our lifetime!

Oh, wait a minute - EVERY day only happens once in our lifetime and EVERY day is a day of new beginnings - hmmmmmm!

Have a great day!


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Happy Thanksgiving, Canadian Friends

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Seems to be the season for gratitude with Canada celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend (sorry, I don't know exact day), and then ours coming up in November. Wishing all a happy, healthy holiday.

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ALEXSGIRL1 10/10/2010 8:03AM

    happy thanksgiving to our Canadian friends emoticonthis is a great place with friends form everywere

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 10/10/2010 12:38AM

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Happy Thanksgiving to all our Canadian friends!!

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CHERIRIDDELL 10/9/2010 10:50PM

    I am thankful for friends like you!

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AYAMMAYA 10/9/2010 2:49PM

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Happy Thanksgiving! I am so thankful for our Canadian friends!!!
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NANCYRUBIO 10/9/2010 10:02AM

    Amen! I grew up believing Canadians was a part of of the United States. Happy Thanksgiving, when ever it is. Date doesn't important just realizing they are our best friend.

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Paradise Lost and Now Progress (Lost 4 lbs)

Friday, October 08, 2010

Just before I awoke this morning, I had a dream that I was standing in front of the mirror marveling at the wgt I'd lost. I never dream of mirrors, wgt, etc. so I took this as a sign that it was safe to get on the scale. I did.

Now, one thing I did recently that I would advise against is rounding up. I gained 8 lbs after my three-month rebellion, but had rounded up to 10 lbs. I figured, after all, I was probably going to continue to rebel and eat mightily. However, in my psyche, there is a difference between 8 and 10. Eight feels more manageable than 10. Guess it's just me.

Okay, I get on the scale and realize that I'm 4 lbs down - so only 4 to go until I am back at the good goal I'd previously achieved. For the past week, I have gotten back on track and done all the right things for myself.

I don't have to tell you, but I will anyway, how this SP site reinforces such great healthy behavior that, even when you fall into an abyss of despair and bad eating, you have the tools to get back to business. And each time I do, I'm stronger for it.

Wishing all a happy day and great weekend.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 10/12/2010 8:38PM

    I'm really happy for you! It won't be long before all that rebellion weight is gone. I totally agree that SP has all the tools right here to get back on track!

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AYAMMAYA 10/9/2010 9:37PM

    emoticonLook at you!!!
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RAINBOWFALLS 10/9/2010 9:09AM

    Great job! Keep it up!

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JLITT62 10/9/2010 5:16AM

    Oh, 8 definitely sounds more manageable then 10. Why in the world would anyone round up 2 lbs? I guess makes it seem easier when you actually do lose.

4 lbs down is fantastic! Great job!

I've never dreamed about my weight either. I very rarely remember my dreams, only the extremely odd ones -- like the one recently with the huge snapping turtle that attached itself to my toe & I had to run away from it very fast -- which is odd considering it's a turtle, after all. A running dream, mayhaps?

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CHERIRIDDELL 10/9/2010 2:07AM

    Way to go ,there you are on the right track !!!!

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PEGGY-BEE 10/8/2010 2:23PM

    I am so glad you decided not to leave SP. You were quite an inspiration even tho you weren't present! (referring to yesterday's blog, too).
Sounds like you're getting your motivation back. Good going!

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BOHEMIANCAT 10/8/2010 11:03AM

    That is great that you have lost 4 lb!

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