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Woman gets addiction treatment for ‘Coke’ –

Woman gets addiction treatment for ‘Coke’ – Now, see! And people laughed when I said I was addicted to Diet Coke 😉 Happy to report, I am free of the Diet Coke compulsion for today.

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Tue, January 20 2009 » Cravings » 6 Comments

A miracle has occurred.

I no longer crave Diet Coke. Or soda. Or artificial sweeteners. Or caffeine. It’s been over a week without those things and I didn’t even have a headache. I didn’t even intend to give it up — I just… didn’t have any and didn’t miss it. No explanation for that one (well maybe one I’ll […]

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Mon, January 19 2009 » Cravings » 10 Comments

Best and worst addictions for 2009, memories, and fasting (not all at the same time)

Catching up on my online reading a bit today — was pretty much a Luddite last week, reading books on paper and stuff! 😉 Comments on those later this week. Came across three interesting posts today: 5 Best and Worst Addictions to Cultivate in 2009 — All 5 of the “Best” ones are already in […]

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Mon, December 29 2008 » Cravings, Everything else, Self image » 2 Comments

Tired. Out of sorts. Blah. Want to eat. Want to weigh. Want to sleep.

I don’t know what’s going on (other than it’s not PMS). I’m tired. Out of sorts. Blah. I want to eat. I crave chocolate. I want to weigh myself every hour. I want to sleep. I want a responsibility-free day. But that’s not going to happen. So I’m just going to put one foot in […]

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Wed, September 24 2008 » Cravings, Motivation, Persistence, Stress eating » 11 Comments

I am going to be the fattest person in China

Rationally, I know I’m not, but I’m having a temporary freak-out. Don’t mind me. In October, I’m going to China as a member of a professional delegation of the People to People ambassador program. A recent article reads: To be a fat in China is to feel belittled, mocked, ridiculed and subject to overwhelming scrutiny. […]

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Mon, August 25 2008 » Cravings, Everything else, Self image » 2 Comments

Caffeine level today: “vibrating crackhead”

I experienced Nirvana today. After a week of little caffeine and only one or two Diet Cokes, I had a Crystal Light Focus. For, er, medicinal reasons. Really. What? You’re not buying that? I was jazzed. I was flying. I was buzzed. (I was not exactly focused. Unless you call working on 57 things at […]

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Fri, August 22 2008 » Cravings, Everything else » Comments Off on Caffeine level today: “vibrating crackhead”

38yo mother wins gold in marathon

I love watching all of the Olympic sports, as you may have surmised by now, but by far my favorite is the women’s marathon. Those women are so strong, so driven, so determined. Wow. I can watch them run for hours. Oh, wait, I just did. Constantina Tomescu-Dita, 38-year-old mother from Romania, congratulations on winning […]

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Sat, August 16 2008 » Cravings, Motivation » 1 Comment

I am normally a rational person, but…

Here I am, planning on working here at home today, and the only thing I can think of is that I’m locked in this house without a Diet Coke. I am normally a rational person, but when it comes to Diet Coke, there’s no rational thought involved. I know people who drink diet sodas gain […]

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Wed, August 13 2008 » Cravings » 3 Comments