Saturday, March 16, 2013      5 comments

The hubby and I got a cool new motorcycle. A 2WD Ural, which is a Soviet rig with a sidecar and a top speed of about 55 MPH. Its so fun to get out on the back roads and putter around now that the weather is warming up. We got matching jack... Read more
Feeling left behind
Friday, March 15, 2013      5 comments

This has been a good week. Had some very long but very worthwhile days at work. Managed to track about half the week's food, and still get my writing done. I do need to set aside some time this weekend to enter recipes into the calculator bec... Read more
I suck at multi-tasking
Friday, March 08, 2013      4 comments

I am a very good multi-tasker at work, but have never managed it in my personal life. When I was younger, if my car was clean, my house was filthy. If my grades were good, my social life was in shambled. If my weight was under control, everyt... Read more
Their days are numbered...
Sunday, December 16, 2012      9 comments

I have been absent from Spark for a few weeks and haven't tracked in a while, but that's OK. Not much need to track as I have been on a soup diet for way too long now and am not really sure how much of that I even managed to keep down. I am ju... Read more
Last Chance Workout
Wednesday, November 21, 2012      5 comments

And in true Biggest Loser fashion, I came so close to puking before it was through! But I am getting ahead of myself. To start the morning off, I hopped on the scale and it showed a two pound gain since yesterday. Now I KNOW I did not sle... Read more
Doing it anyway
Tuesday, November 20, 2012      6 comments

The neighbor's dogs almost destroyed my motivation today. They barked all night. I feel so sorry for them, being left outside all the time, but I cursed their very existence this morning when they wouldn't shut up and let me get just one more ... Read more
Double your fun!
Monday, November 19, 2012      7 comments

Last Friday I decided I would start exercising twice daily during the work week. I figure I sit for eight hours or more every day Monday through Friday, a long period of inactivity that cannot be reversed by a mere one hour in the gym after wor... Read more
Yeah, I'm vegan. You gotta problem with that?
Saturday, November 17, 2012      13 comments

My husband I made the swap to a vegan diet a little over a year ago and adore it. We love the way it tastes, the way it makes us feel, the way it lightens our grocery bill and how clean our kitchen stays now that fruits and veggies abound. I l... Read more
Good to know
Friday, November 16, 2012      4 comments

How much good information I have been missing letting these health and fitness magazines collect dust on my shelves for months and months. Did you know... Sometimes hunger is a response to cold! When you swim, your core temperature dr... Read more
Advice from a SparkPeople Motivator who Lapsed
Thursday, November 15, 2012      8 comments

Swimming is as close to meditation as I ever come. When I do yoga, I watch TV. When I run or Zumba, I listen to music. When I swim, there is only the sound of the water and a line of black tiles stretching out before me. No distractions from ... Read more
A Kick in My Spark
Wednesday, November 14, 2012      5 comments

Oh my, I didn't know what I was getting myself into tonight. Turbo Kick - "a mix of kickboxing and simple dance grooves set to heart pounding dance music that will have you looking forward to your next workout!" The description said nothing ab... Read more
Zumba on the sly
Tuesday, November 13, 2012      5 comments

Something strange has been happening at my Y since I stopped going. I don't know when it started, but there has been a mass exodus of evening group classes since summer time. Once packed to the rafters every Monday, Wednesday and Friday night ... Read more
Strength Training and a Salad
Monday, November 12, 2012      8 comments

I came so close to bailing on today's workout. I tossed and turned most of last night and have been exhausted all day. I barely made it through the work day; no way was I going to risk driving to the Y in this state. The hubby urged me to sta... Read more
Where am I?
Saturday, November 10, 2012      9 comments

Wow, it has been a almost three months since my last post! Thanks SPUNKYDUCKY for the encouragement today. I read your latest blog and went straight away to the pool for a hard swim. 17 pounds in one month - I am inspired. It has been a good... Read more
Overusing the word I
Tuesday, August 28, 2012      7 comments

I am well within my range today, I am happy to say. Especially so because this means I can enjoy a glass of wine while I read tonight! I happily daydreamed about being able to soon wear the cute little black blouse I bought two years ago a... Read more

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