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Honest Assessment

Thursday, October 15, 2009      10 comments

I have just met my one-year anniversary date on October 13 marking the beginning of this healthier lifestyle change. Been giving the past year a hard look at all of the things that worked for me, and what didn't. Only through being completely ... Read more

Fighting the Remains of This Little Kangaroo Pouch

Wednesday, October 14, 2009      7 comments

Besides the scale, I'll know when I've lost the rest of these 20 remaining pounds by the disappearance of what I affectionately (sometimes not so much) term my kangaroo pouch. While it is very cute in Australia on the actual animals, not very c... Read more

On this Date Last Year I Began This Adventure.Happy Thanksgiving to Canadian SP.Getting a SunLamp.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009      7 comments

Whew, that's a long headline! Guess I have a lot to say today. Yes, exactly one year ago today I began this adventure in eating better and learning how to take better care of myself in healthy ways - exercise, food, sleep, water, portions, etc... Read more

Day 3- I failed at Detoxing from Caffeine. Will have to try again someday soon.

Monday, October 12, 2009      7 comments

There is no Day 3. I made it to the second day without coffee and felt so sick that I succumbed to a 1/3 of a small mug. Thank you for all of the supportive blogs. I feel like a heel for failing. Like a dependent little addict. But I'll try... Read more

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 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

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