SPARKLINGLAF's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SPARKLINGLAF SPARKLINGLAF's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Warning: Vacation can be hazardous to your health http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5174691 I went on vacation last week and despite my good intentions of logging into SP every day and logging all of my food and activities, I did not fare so well. I was good for the first couple of days when it was just my immediate family with me. It was sort of like we were still at home and I continued with my routine. <BR> <BR> Then the rest of my family came. And brought pasta. And cookies. And wine. And lots of other goodies that I usually do a good job of staying away from. Then the rain st... Sun, 23 Dec 2012 20:38:47 EST Serendipity and Diet Culprits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5159616 Almost two years ago I went on a short-term gluten-free diet (actually it was free of gluten, caffeine, chocolate, peanuts, soy, sugar, alcohol except for the occasional glass of wine, and a few other things). I called it the Crazy Diet because it was a bear to manage and took a lot of willpower. However, as difficult as the eating plan was to follow, it was the best I have ever felt in my life. I wasn't tired, mood swings were MIA, migraines disappeared, my sleep was better, no bloating or ... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 20:22:18 EST