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Week Two of No Caffeine-The Downside of No Coffee

Friday, November 06, 2009      11 comments

Okay, I know I shouldn't be thinking this way. But I am. I focus on the healthy benefits that are reasons I detoxed last week. But I can honestly say that there is an appreciable difference in energy level without coffee. Even with more prot... Read more

The Ballad of Another Lesson Learned (Do these lessons ever end?)

Thursday, November 05, 2009      9 comments

I was so proud of myself. From October '08 until August '09, I didn't even crave sugar so that made it easy not to eat it. I didn't feel deprived, which was nothing short of miracle since I've always been the sugar queen of the universe. (smi... Read more

Deleting Old Messages on My Page & It's An Eye Opener

Wednesday, November 04, 2009      5 comments

First of all, anyone know an easy way to delete old messages from sparkpage other than one at a time? Over the past 10 months, over 600 messages have slowed my page down a bit when folks try to add messages. I'm going back to January to delete... Read more

Thanks to all Who Sent Goodies/Warm Wishes for Pampered Princess of the Week

Tuesday, November 03, 2009      5 comments

Just wanted to thank everyone for their warm wishes and goodies on my being selected as Pampered Princess of the Week. This has been a great team fromDay 1, and I appreciate the support, encouragement, wisdom, and advice. Very kind people. Th... Read more

Should I Give Up Dairy to Lose The Rest of My Goal Weight?

Monday, November 02, 2009      12 comments

I've been eating dairy for the nutrients we know each item contains. However, I've read several articles that advise to give up dairy completely for optimal health. I'm cornfused! (smiling) Yes, I'm a cheese eater (within calorie daily goals)... Read more

Goodbye Daylight Savings, Hello Sunlight Lamps

Sunday, November 01, 2009      4 comments

I decided to create my own indoor extended daylight this year. When darkness falls early, I feel like it's time for bed and have to push myself to make the evening hours meaningful. Really don't want to go through the winter like that. Starte... Read more

Life is a Theater, ­ Invite Your Audience Carefully

Saturday, October 31, 2009      15 comments

I found this on the website of a San Diego radio deejay - Delilah - and wanted to share it. Thanks, Delilah! “Life is a Theater, ­ Invite Your Audience Carefully” Not everyone is spiritually healthy and mature enough to have a front r... Read more

Why Do I Feel Heavier Now At 30 lbs Less, Than A Year Ago?

Friday, October 30, 2009      8 comments

Last year I weighed 30 lbs more than today. Yet, I feel bigger and heavier now than I did then... how can that be? Maybe I'm more sensitive to the extra meat on my bones and aware of how much I want to be rid of it. In fact, some days (like t... Read more

Day 4-Finally Feeling Better-Starting Psychological Cravings Though

Thursday, October 29, 2009      7 comments

My 4th day of no caffeine and I am finally feeling better. Yes, as one sparkfriend commented, this has been unreal considering the small amount of coffee I was drinking daily. However, since I made it very strong, and am sensitive to the stuff... Read more

Entering Day 3 of Caffeine Detox - Headache and Body Aches Subsiding

Wednesday, October 28, 2009      8 comments

It's been a tough couple of days as I get caffeine out of my life and my body. Today I returned my unopened refill of coffee to the store and started to feel victorious. On the bright side, I no longer feel like I'm pouring mud into my body. ... Read more

Entering Day 2 of Caffeine DeTox and Headache Diminishing - HOORAY!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009      4 comments

I finally made the commitment to myself to give up caffeine. Not saying everyone should do this, but it's been awful for me even in small amounts. This detox period is pure headache and achiness. I'm a mess. I know the hardest part, after the... Read more

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

I'VE BEEN BAD, AND THAT AIN'T GOOD

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


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