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Second Year Done, Second Sparkbook Ordered. Let's See What Happens Next.
Friday, December 10, 2010      5 comments

In a few weeks, it'll be my two year anniversary on SP. Wow, what a wild ride this has been! In mostly good ways. (smiling) Last year, I ordered the new SPbook, read it, and then gave it to someone who was unable to get it at the time. ... Read more
Roses Blooming In December!
Wednesday, December 08, 2010      7 comments

I was out watering this morning in San Diego, and even though the mornings are cold, it warms up nicely. I noticed that a few of my miniature rose bushes are blooming (red, yellow and white), and it brought tears to my eyes. So much loss t... Read more
Off to the Concert to see Trans Siberian Orchestra
Friday, November 26, 2010      6 comments

I'm going to the matinee today to avoid traffic tonight at their second performance. If you've never seen this show, and you like rock and performance, you will never forget TSO. As far as Thanksgiving, I won't dazzle you with how much I a... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 25, 2010      5 comments

Wishing all a safe, happy, and healthy Thanksgiving.... Read more
Turning Grief Into Gratitude
Wednesday, November 24, 2010      6 comments

I've been trying to practice redirecting the sadness of loss into concentrating on how thankful I am that I have had all of those lovely people in my life. Lost 8 in the past two years. And I miss my dear cousin (who was like a sister) who dep... Read more
This Year, No Pumpkin Pie Fantasies!!! That's How I know I've truly Left Sugar!!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010      7 comments

Here goes the same ole song... Prior to 4-5 years ago, I had a lifelong curse of being able to eat anything without weight gain. A curse because it spoiled me into thinking that I'd be that way forever and ever. Not so with the intro... Read more
"Exercise Is Irrelevant to Weight Loss!" WHAT?????
Thursday, November 11, 2010      9 comments

There was a radio caller who self-proclaimed that he is a trainer. Said that losing weight is solely about what you ingest, and that exercise means little more than keeping body in a somewhat tuneup mode. He said that all exercise does is ... Read more
A Couple of Cross Goals Achieved - Hooray for Me!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010      10 comments

Done with recreational shopping. And zero credit card balance for good. Feels very good. It's been coming slowly, but now DONE! Wishing all a wonderful day.... Read more
Waving Bye Bye To Myself in the Mirror
Tuesday, November 09, 2010      9 comments

After a two year adventure into this healthier lifestyle change, I THINK I'VE GOT IT! (Finally!) Usually loving absurdity, fun, and frolic, I'm a person who has been steeped in loss, sadness, and grief for the past few years. As such,... Read more
HOORAY FOR ME! 4 lbs Lost this Week!
Monday, November 08, 2010      6 comments

I'd gained 8 lbs over this past four months of grieving. Finally, I kicked my own butt and got rid of sugar. Keeping caffeine to a minimal amount. And have lost 4 of those 8. I can feel the difference! Wishing all a great day.... Read more
Happy Halloween! And Sugar/Caffeine Detox Progress Update.
Sunday, October 31, 2010      7 comments

Wishing all you guys and ghouls a fun Halloween. I'm doing better with sugar than I have in my entire life. This past month, I've not even craved or wanted it. Feeling a lot better without that demon! (smiling) Caffeine is a lot slow... Read more
Cookie's Dad Died This Morning On the Sidewalk before The Rains Came
Tuesday, October 19, 2010      29 comments

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?
Sunday, October 17, 2010      9 comments

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!
Saturday, October 16, 2010      5 comments

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
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

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