I FELL OFF THE WAGON, AND DIDN'T REALIZE I HAD
Okay, sure, I know better. Ignorance of the law is no excuse for breaking it, so they say.
Same with labels and educating myself on contents of things I imbibe. Specifically, I had 95 days of no caffeine under my belt when I suddenly reali... Read more
Indulge My Taste Buds?
I logged onto the SP site early this morning and the first banner ad that greeted me was for one of San Diego County's casino's award-winning buffets. Now, that is just what I need - to feast on the buffet that I visited frequently before start... Read more
Broke My Forever Plateau - But in the WRONG Direction!!!!
First of all, I can see the value of blogging since I used to do it daily but haven't been regular for awhile (blogging. otherwise, very regular, thank you!) It really provides a focus as to what the issues are and anchors me to reality. Real... Read more
HCG? Anyone Have Any Personal Experience with It?
I've been researching HCG, and wonder if any sparkers have had personal experience they can provide.
I haven't been blogging lately. Been tidal waved by sadness with the loss of my cousin who was like a sister to me. After a two-year ba... Read more
Shutting out Sugar from My Life - Begone Satan! (smiling)
Sick and tired of dealing with sugar. It's been my nemesis. I've dealt with caffeine, and now I am determined to rid myself of the evil beast, sugar, once and for all.
I won't eliminate it from foods that already contain a small amount, b... Read more
Happy Birthday, USA!
Wishing everyone a happy July 4th weekend.
Relax, be safe, and laugh a lot.... Read more
Happy Canada Day
To all Canadian sparkers, Happy Canada Day. Thank you for being wonderful neighbors.... Read more
Why I'm Thanking My Responders
Honestly, I never dreamt that my trips to the SD Fair and non-participation in junk food would culminate in a blog that received oodles of responses. (smiling)
Thank you to all who responded. It gave me the opportunity to read about your o... Read more
You Know You're Making Progress When....
...you go to the annual County Fair and are not even tempted by the aromas of all types of foods available and seeing people all around you eating amazing piles of luscious stuff. And, to boot, you don't even feel deprived!
I bought a pass... Read more
"You Ain't No Fun Since I Quit Drinking"
Not sure who sings that line in the country and western song, but it sure applied to me today. I heard that song in my head all day as I battled a HUGE jones to drink coffee after 56 days of none.
With my good angel on one shoulder, and my... Read more
"80% of Success Is Just Showing Up"
This quote has gone through my head all day. As I headed out of the house, I heard the beginning of a radio interview with Bill Gates Sr. (father of Microsoft's Bill Gates Jr.). This was his quote.
It made me think about what I've shown u... Read more
Reassessing Rocking Shoes & Other Thoughts
I recently critiqued the new rolling athletic shoes I got and said they stunk. And that they caused my back to hurt. I want to reassess them with new info.
Looks like I rushed to judgment and now feel that I like them! First of all, I di... Read more
I Know I'm Making Progress When...(#4)
...I actually look forward to exercise rather than dreading it.... Read more
I Know I'm Making Progress When.... (#3)
.... I have no trouble downing 10-12 glasses of water. I've always been a drinker (water), so this is not a tough one to remember. But I can definitely feel the difference on the rare days when I lag behind. My body is so used to being well-h... Read more
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I Know I'm Making Progress When.... (#2)
... I look into my grocery cart at the checkout and am amazed that it's my cart. I inwardly marvel, "Wow, look at all that healthy stuff. Could it really be my cart? Yes, this year and a half adventure into better health has taught me to make ... Read more