Absolutely FURIOUS with the FDA and what they propose to do with dairy products!
so, I have gone through the tedious and at times painful task of detoxing my body of all artificial sweeteners, such as Sucralose, Aspartame and the like. It has taken a couple of weeks, has taken great vigilance to check all grocery products an... Read more
So, I started the sweetener detox on Monday Feb. 4. It has been almost a full week now without any sweeteners in my diet, my biggest of which would be Diet Coke. Now I have tried to quit Diet Coke MANY times before on the simple notion that I dr... Read more
Aspartame detox - wish me luck!
So, if going off of Diet Coke was not bad enough, of which I have never been successful at, I am now going to do a complete Aspartame / artificial sweetener detox. It is amazing how many foods this chemical is in. What is more disturbing is how ... Read more
after a week, every other day at the gym, I am feeling better for going to the gym, but today I am suffering terrible back spasms and am hurting. feel like I need to slow down and take it down a notch which is so frustrating since I have been fe... Read more
2013 - A new year - a new step
2013 - wow, another year has come upon us and I have looked into the mirror and I am still looking at the same me. On the one hand, I am happy that I have not gained the weight back that I managed to lose over the last 6 months. But on the other... Read more
on the path, again!
well, after a brief couple of months off of Spark, I have returned with renewed vigor, energy and commitment. And, amazingly enough, 9 pounds lighter than when I left!
I have been so busy with working on the house with it being on market f... Read more
Hooray for new lifestyles!
So, it has been almost one month of being Gluten-free and 16 days of being Cymbalta free.
I am feeling FANTASTIC!! - on an overall basis!! I do however experience occasional days where I am having headaches, nausea, body aches, moodiness, ... Read more
Day 6 & 7 - cymbalta withdrawal - DO NOT take this drug!!
I am at day 6 & 7. Other than the immense mood swings, nausea and diarrhea, I believe that I have gotten by rather unscathed. *** Knock on wood, lots of heavy duty wood!!! I can only hope that the worst of the symptoms would most likely have occ... Read more
day 5 - cymbalta free
I am feeling great so far. I went cold turkey, from 60mg to Nothing on Saturday the 21st of January. ... Read more
**Warning - long first informational blog!
So, I have been on this obnoxious drug for I do not know how many years. I have lost count. I have asked the doctor to take me off of it a number of times, but he refuses. That alone should have ma... Read more
January 2012 - update since MIA
So, it is 2012. Wishing for a better year is like going to Disney and finding a grumpy princess. Yeah, three weeks in and it already sucks. Not that it was good to start out with. I guess, for our family, we would not know what to do with a good... Read more
My holiday goals - Wishing for a Happy New Year!!
So, I admit it, I have no willpower! Not just no willpower, none, absolutely none, zero, zilch, NADA!
If I am faced with a plate of cookies, I can, and have turned them down and can avoid them altogether for the entire night without a prob... Read more
Just sick today.
Sometimes I feel like I am falling apart.
It was my birthday this past Saturday. I turned 46. I am on so many medications, my mind is so mushy, I had to use a calculator to find out how old I am. I don't care. it don't matter.
my cat... Read more
Wow, where has the month of August gotten off to? It has come and gone and I have barely noticed!
I have been painting the inside of the house like a absolute fool with a new toy and only have one major room inside left to do. The painting... Read more
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Trying to Re-commit & re-energize
This week has been a hot, humid week and shows no sign of letting up anytime soon. I have been in a funk, emotionally. This has been leading me to binge eat and to lean on my Diet Cokes more than I would have liked to.
I am in desperate ne... Read more