Happy Thanksgiving, Canadian Friends
Seems to be the season for gratitude with Canada celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend (sorry, I don't know exact day), and then ours coming up in November. Wishing all a happy, healthy holiday.
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Paradise Lost and Now Progress (Lost 4 lbs)
Just before I awoke this morning, I had a dream that I was standing in front of the mirror marveling at the wgt I'd lost. I never dream of mirrors, wgt, etc. so I took this as a sign that it was safe to get on the scale. I did.
Now, one ... Read more
Breakfast, Pinocchio, and Gratitude
Disclaimer - None of these topics tie into each other. Just random thoughts.
Wow, did I ever get a refresher course in basics during my last three months of total rebellion! For the past two years on this healthy lifestyle change, I made ... Read more
On Becoming a One-Legged Skater
I heard this analogy a long time ago, but now am experiencing it first-hand. The past three years' myriad losses of loved ones and friends (8) have chipped away at me in ways that are sometimes undetectable. The proverbial straw that broke me ... Read more
Caffeine Detox - This Time I Have to Make It Last- 4 Tough Weeks Ahead
And I might as well do sugar detox at the same time since it'll be a miserable 3-4 weeks anyway with caffeine withdrawals. I've done this before. About five months ago, I got it all out of my system for about three months. I've recently tried... Read more
Thinking of Unique Memorials & Naming My New BuildABear
My dear cousin (like a sister to me) passed away on July 3 after a three year struggle with cancer that spread everywhere. I did everything I could to help her from a distance - phone, skype, finding resources to help her, sending stuff, praying... Read more
Just One Change Could Make So Much Difference!
The other night, I was listening to a radio show on which a doctor was talking about nutritional importance.
He said that he was recently asked by someone who wanted to know, that if he was going to change just one thing in his life, in his... Read more
I Thought My Forever Plateau Meant Greenlight, Eat Whatever You Want. No?
Oh, how even smart people (those who know better and have learned healthy tools) go astray! (smiling)
The saga goes like this... Slim all my life and able to eat anything in any quantity without any weight gain, that changed about four or f... Read more
Facing the Scale, Paying the Piper, and Regained Lbs feel Double the Wgt
As I wrote in my previous blog, I've eaten my way through this past three months of sadness and grieving, despite knowing better.
I've postponed the dreaded scale as I could feel each pound that arrived during that time. Well, this morni... Read more
DANGER AHEAD! (Order to Self - This Has Got to Stop - RIGHT NOW!)
Enough's enough. I've been rebelling like a 5-year-old over the loss of my cousin (like a sister) in July. Okay, so this is the 8th person in three years, but who's counting?
Well, I've gained back some of my pounds, but if I don't quit t... Read more
114 Degrees at My Little House Today
Record-breaking temps today and even with my a/c cranking away all day (don't ask what my monthly bill is) - it's 84! My little cats look like they're dead. How do I cool them down? Yikes! This is not typical San Diego weather. Supposed to ... Read more
I am not a doctor, nor am I recommending the following in lieu of your medical treatment. But this is the story of a successful gout flare up with a very happy ending.
Last weekend, I took my friend to Urgent Care. He couldn't walk as one... Read more
Challenges as Tools or Weapons
I just saw the DVD "Gifted Hands" about world-famous neurosurgeon, Dr. Ben Carson, who surmounted many challenges in his life. He said that you can use challenges as either excuses to not do the things you want to do, or you can use them as ste... Read more
Slippery Slope Became a Huge Mtn, And I Went Down Down Down
I remember when the small spiral became a huge avalanche. It was last October. I blogged about how I went to see Lion King, and before the show, had a great dinner at a fabulous restaurant. It entailed a memorable dessert.
I remember wri... Read more
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It's been 1.75 years on SP(Jan. '09), and two years since starting my healthy lifestyle changes (October '08). Every so often I take a look at my SP experience and just overview some things that are in my consciousness about the site.
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