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When Tropical Traditions has a sale, you do NOT ignore them.

New this week: When Tropical Traditions has a sale, you do NOT say no.

Well this has been a hell of a reinvention week. I don’t want to get too excited. Clearly there’s some of that exciting feeling of novelty at work here and it’s only a few days since my body hurt so much from the three weeks of consistent binging. By the way, thank you for the support shown on my last post. It means so much to…

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Beauty: Short Term vs. Long Term

Beauty: Short Term vs. Long Term

This post is a bit serious. The road to health isn’t always easy. But you’re welcome to skip straight to the featured recipe. It’s a stupid easy one!

I learned something important that I hope stays with me longer than the fraction of an instant that most motivational things like to stay with me. Your success in your life and health has a direct correlation to what your goals are for your life and…

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Con High, Con Drop, and Catch Up

Con High, Con Drop, and Catch Up

I’ve not posted since before Play On Con so there’s a bit of catching up to do. I’ll do my best to keep it brief. I hate long posts. You’re also welcome to skip straight to the FEATURED RECIPE. It’s a good one! ONWARD! So the 21 DSD sorta crashed that last week. I admit my feelings got the best of me as the convention drew near. I felt such anguish about being alone despite that I knew I wouldn’t…

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NAP Time: Rights =/= Wants

NAP Time: Rights =/= Wants

You won’t understand the Hobby Lobby situation until you understand the definition of rights and how they differ from wants. Rights are inherent (NOT granted). Wants are not. Living is a right no one has permission to take from you. Birth control is a want. Controlling your business (aka your property) is a right. Benefits from your employer is a want, a want you discuss when creating a contract…

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21DSD: Day 15 - Home stretch!

21DSD: Day 15 – Home stretch!

Two weeks down, one to go! Should be easy enough as I breeze through this week on a cloud of happiness. Vacation draws near!

Now there are some forces in the universe that would have my happiness’s head on a stake. It’s true. There are beings that thrive on devouring the happiness of others. Those beings are employees of the State. Those shameless, blameless, give no cares for society soul…

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21DSD: Day 11-One Victory to Rule Them All

21DSD: Day 11-One Victory to Rule Them All

I’m riding a righteous wave of determination right now. This time around on the detox, I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve allowed myself to be so emotional that I might want to break. The completely immature triggers make me laugh on hindsight. The underlying cause is almost always loneliness. (That part isn’t funny, but the symptoms that creep up are so childish, it’s pretty funny.…

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21DSD: Prep to Treat Yo’self!

21DSD: Prep to Treat Yo’self!

I’m starting to figure out what some of the preparation is that I need to achieve a happy body sugar balance. Dishes MUST be done. If dishes don’t get done, I can’t cook. If I can’t cook, I can’t eat. If I can’t eat, I resort to other more sugary things to tide me over. If I resort to other more sugary things, I binge like a crack addict. That’s seriously not an exaggeration.

So! I’m working on…

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21DSD: Sweet and Salty Day Two

21DSD: Sweet and Salty Day Two

One idea I want to mention from my first round with the 21DSD is how my palate needs refining. Food, to my poor tongue, has two flavors: savory and sweet. It leaves me a really sad panda when I think all I can eat for the next three weeks are savory dishes as I deny myself sweets. The only thing I can think of that might stray from these categories is salad. Salad is just…fresh. It’s green. …

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21DSD: Game Over. Hit Start.

21DSD: Game Over. Hit Start.

This isn't even the worst of what happened last night. . .it was just free.

This isn’t even the worst of what happened last night…it was just the free part.

I’m giving myself a “Three strikes; you’re out!” policy. I’m starting over. Happy day 1! I hope this attempt will yield better results. Kicking a craving is serious business, especially one where the world is your enabler. This is not an ideal situation for me to go cold turkey. I always forget that if it’s in…

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21DSD: No excuses!

My parents keep tabs on me.

My parents keep tabs on me.

The universe leaves you no room for excuses sometimes. One day you’re the cause of the downfall of your hockey team on top of being over budget. The next day your parents are sending you flowers that arrive at the most optimal moment. Literally ran into the delivery guy as I was moping to the door. And he was so jolly! You can’t make this stuff up.

This detox has been…

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