Take Time to Hug Your Heart
Whatever your festivities during this holiday season, take a moment to just wrap your arms around yourself (either literally or figuratively) and give yourself congratulations for getting through 2010 - no matter the bumps in the road. Give yo... Read more
Bites, Licks, and Tastes? Not On My Radar. Maybe someday.
I just read my sparkfriend's blog (JLITT) and she mentions blt's. Of course, I've read of this behavior before and even have a friend who does this routinely.
Have to admit that I am in awe of those who can do just a bite, lick, and taste.... Read more
What My Interview Suit Told Me the Other Day
Ouch! Yikes! Holy guacamole! The other day I had a meeting, and it's been awhile (maybe 6 months) since I had to don my "interview suit." You know, that one that you go to for the ultimate professional look?
I was astonished (not in a go... Read more
Making Peace w/My Huge Pumpkin. Now I'll have to Watch a Video for Cooking Pumpkin Seeds
Since October, I've had the biggest, fattest, perfectly shaped pumpkin that I've grown attached to. (yes, I am strange.) But it's time to let go, and I know there will be a huge amount of internal matter and number of seeds that I want to cook... Read more
Watched a Video to learn How to Eat my First Pomegranate
I've eaten the seeds before, but never picked them out from the fruit before. Always bought them in a container with the work already done. So I had to go to the web and take a mini-lesson on how to do this; didn't have a clue as to how to be... Read more
Okay, Sometimes I Get Fascinated by the Gimmicks.
Even though I ignore most of the gimmicky things that come along for beauty and weight loss, there are a couple of things that make me curious because I read about the one or two people who've had marvelous experience and success.
One is t... Read more
Second Year Done, Second Sparkbook Ordered. Let's See What Happens Next.
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!
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
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
Wishing all a safe, happy, and healthy Thanksgiving.... Read more
Turning Grief Into Gratitude
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!!
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?????
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!
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
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
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