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Thursday, Mar 22 2012

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I am trying (not very successfully yet) to give up soda at lunch and at dinner. The first day I forgot, seriously, at lunch. And the second day, today, I remembered at lunch but forgot at dinner. I don't know why I'm doing this other than its something to do. I am retaining water randomly and weirdly so I figure less soda and more water can't hurt.

Have had 2 eyeliner dreams in 2 nights. They are almost never back to back like that. For the record, I'm not complaining. :eyebrows:

Am having trouble focusing - on anything. Part of it is readjusting to S being back from his trip to Amsterdam. I was home with the kids, which was very nice but very disorganizing. I really need work to my day organized. Since then, I've been all over the place mentally.

For example, I'm now back to soda. I thougth about doing a paleo challenge for, say, a week or so, but then had to be honest with myself that I'm not ready to give up the creamer in my coffee. I suppose I could stretch the issue and use stevia and almond milk, or something like that. That would be better than International Delights Fake Flavors. But, then I thought, could I give up soda??? Not completely, apparently. I think I could work around to giving up wheat flour and all its products, but that would take some concentration. Which is what I don't have right now.

Anyway, I seem to enjoy flirting with these kinds of ideas and not really DOING them, except for tiny parts. Oh well.

Finally have my open position at work filled, and am very anxious for this person to start doing the :@ I should've been doing for the last few months. That's not entirely fair to me, but still - I feel like my only hope of being productive is to hire someone to do stuff. Those who can't (or won't), hire.

Also, I have very poor short term memory. I'm kinda of worried about this.

Okay, that's WAY enough randomness for now.

Oh, and my belly button is infected. :bigeyes3: How awful is that? It makes me feel like I'm either so fat my belly button isn't getting the air it needs or else I'm just falling apart.

Oh, and I'm interesting in trying Patti's home made shampoo.

Okay, that's really it.

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6 comments so far.


6 years ago

Shin pain could be just the running shoes or just adjusting to running. Remember that slow is the way to go.

by JAY



6 years ago

I gave up soda last year and, for the most part, haven't looked back. I still have the occasional Coke (the real deal not that chemically infected diet crap) and it never ceases to amaze me how sweet that stuff is. That doesn't make me stronger than y'all, it's just a habit and habits can be broken.

No short term memory sounds like stress. What was it we were talking about?

by JAY



6 years ago

I want a cigarette. Bring me one. Oh, and some eyeliner. :laugh5:




6 years ago

I'm drinking a diet Coke while reading your post. I was supposed to stop (or cut back). I wish they were illegal. Maybe I don't. I'd end up in the slammer! There is one thing helping me and it may help you. Carbonated mineral water is almost as good. I like it a lot and find when I drink it I don't want Diet Coke. Every now and then I miss the caffeine boost, but I don't miss the carbonation (its actually better in this particular brand of mineral water - a local brand from our Austin supermarket - HEB) and I prefer the flavor of the mineral water. Could our bloating be due to soda? I'm almost always bloated (of course soda is a mainstay of my diet!). Best to you, Cheryl55



6 years ago

I'm having a hard time giving up the soda again too. I've cut down to 1 or 2 per day but I'd like to kick it to the curb all together.
Try some Magical Healing Salve on your belly button.




6 years ago

Yikes, poor belly button, you are gonna be getting your itchy on when it starts to dry out and heal. Its like the itch you cannot scratch. Oy!