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Second Time Trying to Caffeine Detox - Day 1
I did this in October of last year, and lasted three weeks without coffee. Even though I don't drink a lot, I hate the way it makes me feel. For me, detoxing is about eight days of unreal headaches and various body aches. It's like what I see... Read more
362 (approx.) Blogs later - Who Would've Thought I'd Celebrate Spark 1-Year Anniversary?
No wonder I have a tough time lately coming up with blog topics! Aside from missing a few days, I've blogged daily for a year now. Can't believe I've been on Spark for so long and am proud that I stuck with it. Not usually a joiner, even onl... Read more
HOW ABOUT A WORKBOOK TO ACCOMPANY THE SPARK BOOK?
I'd really find that useful, and hope that Chris is considering that possibility.
In 4 days, it'll be my one year sparkaversary. The time has gone by quickly, and I'm thrilled that I've stuck with it.
Have a wonderful day, friends... Read more
Do I Need This? No, I put it back.
I've started celebrating my birthday. It used to be that I not only celebrated the day, but the week. Then I started celebrating the entire month (February). And now, I start in January. In fact, I guess I celebrate every day in a number of ... Read more
Drinking Lots of Water
It's finally raining in San Diego, after a long drought. Reminds me to keep my water nearby and guzzle it.
Have no topics to share today, but wishing all a happy evening.... Read more
How My Plateau Nearly Did Me In (But I Didn't Let It)
At this time last year, I'd lost most of my current weight loss (34 lbs.). I'd begun the healthier lifestyle on October 13, 2008. Came to SP in January '09 with a loss of approx. 31 and then lost a few more. Spent most of '09 whining about wha... Read more
I Don't Like Some of the "Good" Stuff I Used to Like Anymore
Never thought I'd start to dislike the taste of things that had been my favorites prior to starting this healthy journey in October 08. I'd bought a small container of potato salad, which I was going to allow myself, keeping within my calorie r... Read more
Honestly, You Will Not Regret Seeing the Orangutan & the Hound
Hound & Orangutan video:
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F.A.T.-Fatal, Awful, Trouble (Courtesy of Jack LaLanne)
I just finished reading an article about 95-year-old Jack LaLanne, the Godfather of Fitness, and have to admit that I've taken him for granted. He's been around all my life and even though I've always admired his dedication to health and wellne... Read more
1 Year After Healthier Lifestyle - the Things I Take for Granted Now
As I pulled one of my fave blouses out to dress this morning, I smiled. It suddenly dawned on me that this was among my "skinny" clothes, meaning, an item that ceased to fit when I packed on the extra pounds. However, it has fit again for some... Read more
OH PLEASE! (Jillian on TV last night)(and other misc. thoughts)
I rarely express my strong opinions as not to step on toes, but I just have to scream about this one.
Seeing Jillian Michaels on TV last night made me shout out loud in protest. Honestly, I admire all the good stuff that Jillian has done. ... Read more
Almost One Year (in 12 Days) Sparkanniversary
In 12 days, it'll be one year at this terrific site. I marvel that it has helped me reinforce so many healthy habits, and will not whine about my forever plateau. I think this might be my goal weight! Yikes!
Not much to say today. Fight... Read more
Interesting to Hear Valerie Bertinelli's Food Struggles
I was channel surfing and landed briefly on part of an interview that Joy Behar was doing with actress Valerie Bertinelli. She commented that, even after 3 years of being on a healthier eating path, she still has to be aware of everything that ... Read more
Societal Attitudes Toward Overweight People
I recently talked to a woman who stated that it was difficult to find a management job in this city. Since she said she is experienced, competent, and a recent transplant from another city, she wondered if not getting a job after interviewing c... Read more
Keeping My Face in the Sunshine
Another day of lots of warm sunshine walking is my therapy in handling loss, sorrow and grief. I think I'll attend a grief support group on Tuesday to help myself through this latest loss. And my cousin who's like a sister to me is not doing w... Read more