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
HOORAY FOR ME! 4 lbs Lost this Week!
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.
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
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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