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Day 2- No Coffee (and a big ouchie of a headache)

Sunday, October 11, 2009      6 comments

Yesterday was tough. By noon, I was ready to go to sleep. You wouldn't think that the very small amount of coffee I've been drinking would matter that much (1/2 small mug a day). By late afternoon, I hadthe huge headache that accompanies this... Read more

Day 1 - No Coffee

Saturday, October 10, 2009      5 comments

I've been through this before, and wow, am I in for days and days of migraine-like headaches! Even though I don't drink much coffee, I've decided that I really don't like a lot of things about it and that the slight energy-boost is not worth it.... Read more

To Go Raw or Not to Go Raw - that is the question!

Friday, October 09, 2009      2 comments

Okay, I'm in awe over the results some sparkfriends are having with the raw diet. I've begun researching, and have to admit that it's like learning a new language. I've heard of juicers, but never really understood what they do, what they're f... Read more

Almost October 13 - Exact 1st Year Anniversary Date

Thursday, October 08, 2009      6 comments

I cannot believe that this year has evaporated so quickly since I started this healthy eating journey last Columbus Day. I started on that day since he was an adventurer and this change in my life would be a lifetime adventure. It's been quite... Read more

FREE NIGHT OF THEATER ACROSS U.S. - (Repeat blog for those who missed it)

Wednesday, October 07, 2009      1 comments

Starting today, two free tickets are available in cities across the U.S. to get more people involved in going to plays. The website is www.freenightoftheater.net. Then choose your city and list of plays available. Today at noon in San Diego, ... Read more

How Ingrained this Habit Really Is!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009      6 comments

Night munchies have been my biggest habit to break. Even if I figure it into my daily caloric intake (which is rare), I have a hard time. Yes, I've tried every trick in the book and I must admit I do a lot better one year later (almost my firs... Read more

ME & D3-A Match Made in Heaven

Monday, October 05, 2009      3 comments

It sometimes takes a me several times reading info before it finally sticks. A recent example is D3. I'd read articles on SP, and then one night, an expert (MD) in this area was talking at-length on a radio show about the benefits of taking th... Read more

The Best Gift of All on My 1st Anniversary of Healthy Eating

Sunday, October 04, 2009      4 comments

I've been doing a lot of reflecting about this past year of great eating and exercise changes, as well as planning what I'll do differently in the coming year to get these dratted (d@*#) last 20 lbs. off my bones. (October 13 is the exact date ... Read more

Clarifying To Myself Between a "Want" and a "Need"

Saturday, October 03, 2009      9 comments

Like that Stones song, "you can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you get what you need." Well, I realized lately that I'm pretty clear as to what my basic needs are. But I grew up with a mindset that somehow placed desires/... Read more

When Does A REASON become An EXCUSE?

Friday, October 02, 2009      9 comments

As I was doing my daily walk yesterday, I pondered many aspects over the last year since October 13 is the anniversary of this lifestyle change. Never been a lazy person, but I realized that while making changes in eating choices, I had good "r... Read more

Does Anyone Out There Use Walking Poles? Need Advice.

Thursday, October 01, 2009      3 comments

I've read that these are big in Europe, but I've not seen anyone use them here in my city. They supposedly burn 40% more calories than a regular walk! WOW! Would appreciate any advice on this. Thanks.... Read more

Shocked By Day 2 and 3 with My New (and first) Pedometer

Thursday, October 01, 2009      5 comments

I finally opened the pedometer I bought a couple of months ago. The first day I used it, I could not believe my eyes at the number of steps and the miles completed in my normal day's walk. In fact, I had to research to make sure it wasn't bro... Read more

The First Three Bites...(no, not about vampires)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009      4 comments

I recently read a short blurb somewhere that the first three bites are said to be the ones that bring the most satisfaction when eating something yummy. That made me think about noticing how that can work in my favor. Then I realized that I ra... Read more

"Semi-" and "Somewhat" Won't Cut it If I'm To Lose this Last 20 in 2010

Tuesday, September 29, 2009      8 comments

As my first year of healthy eating and regular exercise draws closer on the October 13 anniversary date, I look at my role model's photo on my SP photo page. Ernestine Shepherd is a 72-year-old fitness trainer, and in AMAZING shape. She glows ... Read more

Shocked By the Numbers - Again!

Monday, September 28, 2009      7 comments

The first time I got on the scale, at the start of this healthier eating adventure in October '08, I was shocked. I'd never weighed myself and didn't own a scale. I was a person who never gained weight. But during these past few years, things... Read more


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