Reminder Card and Giving Myself Credit
I'm rereading a few of the books that have been particularly helpful to me. One is the Beck Diet Solution, a cognitive therapy approach to changing behavior.
Dr. Beck advises to keep a small card with all the reasons for wanting to lose we... Read more
Ordered Emergency Supplies. And, My Juicer Arrives Today!
After a few weeks of researching products and making sure I got the best quality at the lowest prices, I placed the order last night for emergency supplies. After the huge power outage a few weeks ago, I realized that although my preparation fo... Read more
Decided to Buy A Juicer. First time Trying.
I don't know what I'm doing, so I also ordered a book to go with it. Researched models and got a good one at a low price so that it won't be wasted if I wind up not using it.
But I've wanted to try for a long time now, and that movie I men... Read more
Fat Sick and Almost Dead (a movie) And, To Juice or Not to Juice?
Today I watched the documentary by Aussie Joe Cross about his travels while talking to people about their eating habits. He started juicing and his success is impressive. He's also impacted others significantly. If you get a chance to watch ... Read more
Thighmaster & Blue Man Group
I've made a new rule for myself. I've decided that, whenever I'm on SP site, I have to use my thighmaster. Sitting here right now with my thighs starting to hurt. Ouch. So, the longer I'm here, the more these thighs will burn. See how it g... Read more
My Plateau ALMOST Did Me In
It's been about three years since I started this journey. Prior to about five years ago, I'd never had a weight issue. But then, tons of things changed. And so did my body. It took me awhile to fully realize, despite buying clothes in larger... Read more
Floaters vs. Sinkers (Indelicate topic, but part of good health)
Last blog, I talked about how naked I feel when my tongue is critiqued for health issues as I stick it out for a group to see and photograph.
Another topic that is strange to discuss is specifics on regularity. The Chinese doc at the acupu... Read more
"May I Take A Picture of Your Tongue?" she asked.
When I recently went back for some acupuncture treatments, I smiled when the graduating acupuncture practitioner/student asked that question. "Sure, as long as I get the proceeds if you use it in an ad campaign," I joked.
Seriously, they t... Read more
My New Walking Poles
For the past year or so, I've been looking at walking poles online and pricing them. Last year on SP, I posted a blog asking if anyone uses them when they walk and only a couple responded yes.
In my own neighborhood, I've only seen one p... Read more
Ponderings During - and Preparation After - The Big Power Outage
This week, I am buying more items to update my emergency kit. Lantern, stove, mini-generator, etc. An ounce of prevention, etc. etc.
While sitting in the dark last week and gazing at the starlit sky, I was reminded once again of how fra... Read more
In Memory of Those Who Died on 9/11/01
I have never forgotten. And I don't need a day of events to remember. It is forever etched in my heart. Not only those who died, but those who were injured or have gotten sick from the effects of first response.
God Bless America.... Read more
End of the World - When Your Internet Goes Down for Over 24 hours!
Yesterday was the first day I didn't spark in over 2.5 years! After the major power outage we experienced in soCal, when the electricity came back on, the internet did not.
Man, talk about feeling disconnected from the world! It felt stra... Read more
Hey, East Coasters...Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On?
Hope all are okay and not too shaken up. You stole our thunder; California is supposed to get those shakers.
Seriously, stay calm and remember to duck and cover. (although I always do what they say not to and run out of whatever building I... Read more
Condolences to those In Ohio
My deepest sympathy to family, friends and other citizens saddened by the recent shootings. Words fail me.... Read more
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Where-oh-where are my July Awards?
Maybe they stopped giving them out? I should have earned a bunch for July. What's up?... Read more