Should I Give Up Dairy to Lose The Rest of My Goal Weight?
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
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
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?
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
9 MONTHS ON SPARKPEOPLE - HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ME
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
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!
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
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YAY! I FINALLY SHOWED UP IN THE RIGHT-HAND COLUMN OF LEADER BOARDS
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