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Lessons On the Human Spirit from the Chilean Rescued Miners

Wednesday, October 13, 2010      6 comments

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

Tuesday, October 12, 2010      4 comments

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

Monday, October 11, 2010      7 comments

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

Sunday, October 10, 2010      6 comments

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

Saturday, October 09, 2010      6 comments

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. ... Read more

Paradise Lost and Now Progress (Lost 4 lbs)

Friday, October 08, 2010      8 comments

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

Thursday, October 07, 2010      9 comments

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

Monday, October 04, 2010      13 comments

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

Sunday, October 03, 2010      9 comments

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

Saturday, October 02, 2010      11 comments

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!

Friday, October 01, 2010      6 comments

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?

Thursday, September 30, 2010      10 comments

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

Wednesday, September 29, 2010      12 comments

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!)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010      12 comments

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

Monday, September 27, 2010      6 comments

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


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