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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

What FUN interesting feedback!

WOW GUYS, such GREAT comments about my removal of the 'triple' threat!
I am still missing some boost pre-cardio, but dang, everything else is D.O.N.E.
I have to say my stubborn mindset is a huge part of it. Again, none of that stuff is "bad" but I mis-used it. SOOO, a big fat "F" it, and it's over. I'm done :)
But maybe just beginning........ :) :)
I wanna respond to the comments, which I don't always do, so here ya go:

Mike Casazza: HEY GOOD FOR YOU for kickin that snuff, and if that's what works, that's great. My husband used Nicorette to get off it, but, then got stuck on that.....so, you pick and you choose.
Lauren: Hi my love, I wouldn't say I crave pop. Actually, the carbonation always bloated me, so I feel better without it. Coffee was another story. It's hard, there is suchhhhhh a social aspect of it. But, hot water & lemon warms me up just fine. The no Caffiene.....well, still tough.
Krissa: Fab diet changes with the hubby! Seriously, you can do the Mountain dew, just BE DONE with it! And taper the gum if you're trying to quit that, too; for me it was just keeping my mouth busy.
Ape: Hey there! Oh man, I guess that was on my list, too, Hot Rox, and yes, that was gone last May. And by the way, we DVR Dance Your Ass off! Love it!
Becca: HOLA! I never did get on a splenda kick, but that's great you're using it less and less. I love the new tea you posted, I gotta try that. Keep rockin contest prep.
Nerd Girl: 1st, you are gorgeous, great job on your last comp! So, as far as quitting the gum, I just said "screw it" might as well add something else to my list to remove....:) I brush my teeth maybe an extra time or two....but tons of water has helped
Cuban Pete: Awesome job quiting cold turkey. You know, I think the mental is the biggest factor. I don't "NEED" any of that. so, yep, we are all in control of flipping that switch....one way or another! :)

Alright, I won't always do that, but this was so fun and interesting to see your experiences! Thank you very much!!!!!!!

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Have a FABULOUS rest of the week,

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Removal of the Triple Threat......

Sigh....it was an interesting week indeed. I decided to quit-cold turkey- the following:

1-Sugar Free Gum. I used to chew copious amounts. Not kidding. I would buy in mega mega bulk, and was close to finishing a pack a day. SUCCESS!!!! I find I'm 'bored' while working out...I'm used to chomping away, but I needed to eliminate this at least for now. Too much artifical consumption.....

2-Caffeine. Ohhhhhhhhhh boy. This was freaking hard. I used to split a coffee pot with my collegue and then drink TONS of regular green tea the rest of the day. While I don't see a problem with coffee or tea, I see this more as an experiment to give my liver a rest. Supposably caffeine is the hardest 'toxin' if you will for the liver to break down........so, that was my choice to eliminate it.

3-Diet Pop. specifically Diet mountain dew. This one I actually quit over a month ago. No problemo. I just set my mind straight, and there you have it, no mas. WAAAAAAYYYY too much artificial sh*t, not to mention the potential to zap my body of calcium. No beuno!

So, lemme tell you, this was a tough week mentally & physically! I found I rely on all of this artifical/toxic stuff!!!!!! no kidding, I would chew gum from the moment I was getting ready in the morning to after dinner. Coffee was consumed all morning, then green tea (caffeinated) the rest of the day. Diet pop was daily (but again, that one I'm totally over)

It's amazing how I would also rely on the caffeine to help me thru my workouts. I found it really hard to muster the energy without. BUT, I did it. I did it all and damn it I'm really freakin stoked! :) :)
This is all such a big deal for me because, again, there was NO MODERATION at all. Nada. So, we shall see if the coffee or tea will ever re-enter, but for now its' hella H20 and herbal teas, like peppermint & camomile. :0) good stuff.

here are some pix of the pups, they'll be 12 weeks this coming weekend. They're so much fun!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for hanging with me thru a LONG post; I feel really strong about the necessity for me to eliminate all of them! :)
Have you all eliminated anything that was super challenging? any tips for my continued success with it??