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A Thank You to All Veterans on Veterans Day 11/11/09
Just a short and sweet thank you to all of our veterans and their families' countless sacrifices.
I have never forgotten and have always thanked when I met/meet up with someone who has served. Did this before it was the thing to do. You are ... Read more
A Book Worth Rereading That Will Change the Way I Eat Permanently
I rarely reread a book, but will do so with Dr. Kessler's "The End to Overeating." Knowing how foods are engineered so that we actually become addicted to them and literally "can't eat just one" is eye-opening. Knowing that some of that went o... Read more
Exercising hard, eating right, and .... UP 4 LBS???? What's up with this?
I thought I was off this forever plateau, having lost a lb last week. When I awoke this morning, I promised myself that I'd get on the scale for Monday's weigh-in and not let any number bother me. Since I've been exercising hard and eating rig... Read more
What a Difference A Day Makes
Just some miscellaneous thoughts before I head out. Yesterday was a turning point for me with caffeine. I had my fingers on all kinds of exotic flavors of coffee on my way to the store's register. I even considered decaf, but that doesn't wor... Read more
Week Two of No Caffeine-The Downside of No Coffee
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?)
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
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
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?
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
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