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Friday, April 23, 2010

Day 2 - No Soda

Whew! Today was rough. I woke up this morning craving a soda. Instead, I drank an Ocean Spray Peach Tea - caffeine free and only 5 calories. Now that it's nighttime, I started craving another soda and BAD! Grabbed another tea and was good to go once I grabbed a piece of sugarless gum too. Now it's close to bedtime and I'm doing pretty good. But it was not easy by any means!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Day 1 - No Soda!

I'm feeling good and my motivation is working its way back up! So I woke up this morning with a goal in mind - no sodas for a week. It seems lately that I've noticed that I never drink water anymore. From the time I get up in the morning, to the time I go to bed, I'm drinking Diet Dr. Pepper. That's not right in so many ways! It's now 7:30 at night and I haven't touched one - yet! It was hard going by McDonald's and not ordering a soda. Then again, not really because I hate Coke! If it had been Burger King or Wendy's, it would have been a lot harder. So now I'm at the end of the day and I'm hoping for a great achievement. So I'm keeping the fridge closed so I don't grab anything! Wish me luck!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Crash, Burn, and Sploosh!

Things have been so very hectic around my house. In case I haven't mentioned it, I homeschool my daughter full time and my son, part time. He attends a 1/2 day Kindergarten. The past few weeks have been challenging to say the least. Because I was so frustrated with attitudes and lack of accomplishments, I fell off my diet hard. If I'd waited just one more week, the title would have read "Crash, Burn, Sploosh, & bloop...bloop...bloop" indicating my drowning!

I'm not a fan of the saying "when life hands you lemons, make lemonade." By nature, I am a pessimist. Why? My mother is one and raised me in that atmosphere. I work hard at not being one but deep down, I feel it in my bones. I'm trying my very hardest to ensure my children don't end up pessimists. With that said, I'm working on being a better mother, better teacher, better wife, and better person. The only way I can accomplish that is with support. Unfortunately, I find that I don't get much support on the home front because there is so much going on that I kind of get lost. I don't mind that. But when I do need the support, I usually reach out to others for it.

That's where you come in. If you know of people who are struggling with life issues, be it weight, family, school, etc. Send them to my blog. We'll support each other. If they have a blog let me know and I'll follow it to show them my support. In "support" of that I am creating a new sidebar addition. It's called my "Support Hose." Yep, we all need support. Since most people balk at the idea of being called a "ho" and rightly so, I've changed the name to Hose. It has double meaning and gives me a complete giggle! That's why this blog is dedicated to laughing at ourselves so that we can lighten life. So I've already added some blog links. If you don't have a blog, just leave me your name and tell me you're following either via RSS or Here and I will add your name.

In loving support,
Denise