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Suffering Through Caffeine Detox
Monday, October 26, 2009      7 comments

Yup, I'm at it again - trying to get off of coffee. Yes, there are ways to wean myself, but yesterday I'd had it for a number of reasons. I realized that I wanted out of the coffee syndrome, even though I don't drink that much. It makes me fe... Read more
Sunday, October 25, 2009      4 comments

Yes, my last blog was the gateway drug, so to speak. Just a little dessert that I wrote about. Yeah, right! I've been at another turning point. I think it started the week I busted my butt exercising and didn't lose a thing. I said, "forget... Read more
Trying to Get Out of This
Saturday, October 24, 2009      10 comments

It's a REALLY tough lesson for me. The other night, I was out to see Lion King, and eating dinner beforehand at a nice restaurant. I ordered "a little dessert" and let myself know that this was not going to be the norm. However, it DID open ... Read more
Gratitude In the Midst of a World Gone Wild
Friday, October 23, 2009      8 comments

I awoke to a number of bad news items, including several sparkfriends dealing with serious illness, and my own challenges of imminent loss of loved ones. And, of course, there's the local and national news that is always so uplifting. (NOT!) H... Read more
Thursday, October 22, 2009      11 comments

Happy anniversary to me on being here for 9 months. It's easier than having a baby, but only slightly (smiling). It's a lifetime commitment, so I won't go into how I'm disappointed that I haven't seen any weight loss in a lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng t... Read more
Giving Away Two, New Free DVD's
Wednesday, October 21, 2009      11 comments

I'd like to help two people out who cannot get DVD's right now due to some tough times. I have two new DVD's that I am willing to give away. They are just not to my liking. One is a Leslie Sansone, and the other is a double Jillian Michaels B... Read more
My First Reaction? I QUIT! My Next Reaction? NOPE! I'LL NEVER QUIT!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009      8 comments

I worked my tush off last week, to the point where I thought the scale would applaud my blood, sweat and tears. (okay, just sweat) This morning, I bravely embarked on each of my scales. The first one - same weight, no loss. Same ole plateau.... Read more
Monday, October 19, 2009      8 comments

In a few days, it'll be 9 months that I've been on this great website. The weekly team leader boards have shown me at the top in the left-hand column for sparks points, but I eventually wanted to be in the fitness column. YAY! Yesterday I show... Read more
Ah Oh! The Perils Of Thinking I Can Eat More Because I've Exercised More
Sunday, October 18, 2009      5 comments

I've really worked hard this week, and thought I was "entitled" to eat out of my regular menu today. I was out at a great Mexican restaurant, and even though I didn't overdo it, had more than I bargained for today. I'll have to watch out as I ... Read more
You'll Hear My Scream Far and Wide
Saturday, October 17, 2009      5 comments

Monday morning will not be just any weigh-in day. It'll be a day when I'll go nuts if, after all my very hard work this week, I don't see a loss and downward trend after a very long plateau. If I don't see a loss, every city will reverberate w... Read more
Multi-Tasking While I'm on SP Website
Friday, October 16, 2009      4 comments

While I'm thrilled about this website, I'm also unhappy with how much time I've been spending here. Working on the computer as a writer, I'm often on and off the SP site. In order to make this productive, healthy time, I've added a couple of t... Read more
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

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