Cookie's Dad Died This Morning On the Sidewalk before The Rains Came
Some people make you glad you knew them, no matter how little you actually did know them. They are people who have kind hearts, and a clear, happy energy field. That when they are gone, you can feel their absence immediately in making this wor... Read more
Not All Calories Created Equal?
I heard a nutrition segment on the radio last night. The host talked about a recent study where they gave two groups of people food containing the same number of calories, but some were sugary-type foods and some were protein-based. One group ... Read more
Heading Into That Mega-Tough Caffeine Withdrawal Period ... YIKES!
Well, weaning slowly has not worked well at all. I have to cut caffeine loose completely and I know from past experience that this is usually a three week (at least) period of migraine-like headaches, various body aches, and adrenals hurting. ... Read more
Lessons On the Human Spirit from the Chilean Rescued Miners
I'm watching the live feed on the internet andhave tears of joy as each miner is brought up with the cage opening to release them into daylight. Can't watch them all, but am totally blown away by their indomitable spirits.
One guy said he ... Read more
Same ole demon/s, two years later
Have to smile at myself. How many times have I attempted this sugar and caffeine detox in the past couple of years? Guess I'll keep trying until I get it right.
Wishing all a good day.... Read more
Columbus Day - My Two-Year Anniversary into Healthier Eating/Living
I embarked on the ship of change on Columbus Day '08 as I felt it symbolic to be my own adventurer into a new world of healthier living. I joined SP a few months later - in January 09. I usually lump both anniversaries together and call it two... Read more
10/10/10 at 10 am and pm
I just had to use that headline. I love to do that and have had fun with it since 2001 - 1/1/01, 2/2/02, etc. Such a child! (smiling)
I heard a numerologist on the radio during the week saying that today is a powerful day, and to light a ... Read more
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
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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