I have not been on SparkPeople lately. That is because I have totally immersed myself with Dr. Gann's diet. To my great happiness, it is working! I am down 27.4 lbs! So, Spark friends, I'll be back when I am able to use the menu suggestions or f... Read more
End of Week One Diet of Hope
So, one whole week eating no carbs, very few fruits, eating mostly veggies and strictly reduced calories has resulted in a 7lb weight loss. There are no packaged foods, everything is fresh and this is the absolute definition of eating "clean". ... Read more
Dr. Gann's Diet of Hope
My last blog was November 1st, 2014. Over the past year I have lost and gained the same 10lbs over and over. I stopped blogging because amid all the success stories, I became frustrated and defeated. Yes, I bumped up my exercise, yes, I tried a... Read more
Taking to the mat when I can't take it on the road
Its that time of year when the festivals and art shows run nearly every weekend and if we are not setting up for a show, we are busy making more product and trying to fit in all the things that keep our lives so busy.
Yesterday I spent the... Read more
End of the Flu
For the past week I have been fighting the flue. Sore throat, cough, headache, fever and chills. Felt better this morning and decided some exercise would be good. However, I was not able to walk as far as normal, but at least I got out. Taking a... Read more
TUT - A Note from the Universe 8/14/2014
Just look to those who already possess as you wish to possess or who have already achieved as you wish to achieve, and ask yourself whether or not they have some special gift that you don't have? If they have more angels than you? If they're an... Read more
The combination of high heat and high humidity is really starting to wear on me and the rest of the desert dwellers. My enthusiasm for getting up early to exercise is gone. While we are in the middle of monsoon season, we rarely get rain. When ... Read more
7/17/2014 TUT... A Note from the Universe
A tip on Legend Making:
Instead of waiting for something better, create it.
Keep the change,
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7/11/2014 TUT... A Note from the Universe
What if, happiness didn't have anything to do with what you had, where you've been, or who you were, and arose entirely from what you chose to think about, yet nobody knew this?
And what if changing your thoughts, so that you could feel ... Read more
This 4th of July weekend was one of the most fun we've had in a long time. We went out to dinner and then to the movies on Friday and enjoyed a comedy.
On Saturday we had lunch with friends at PF Chang's and I'm proud to say I ordered off... Read more
Ocean Skys In the Desert
For the past couple of weeks it has gotten increasingly muggy. High heat coupled with high humidity makes me feel as if I were walking through molasses. My morning walks have slowed down noticeably and I find that the other morning walkers are m... Read more
TUT... A Note from the Universe 6/28/14
By all means, seek to change the things you don't like and to attract the things you do, just don't put off your happiness for either or the other.
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My Week "Off"
For the first time in over four years, I had almost a full week "off". My daughter took my grandson to San Diego on Tuesday and I was able to walk every day but Monday. Not only was I able to fit more exercise in, jewelry was made, photographed... Read more
6/3/2014 TUT...A Note from the Universe
There was a time in the life of every hero, champion, master, and tycoon, when they said to themselves, "I will not wait any longer."
And no matter how near or far away their dream then seemed, they began to take action, every day, no matt... Read more
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5/27/14 TUT... A Note from the Universe
The absolute, most sure-fire way of physically moving in the direction of your dreams, on a day-to-day basis, without messing with the "cursed hows," is living them, now, to any degree that you can.
And you can.
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