First Real Paycheck in Over a Year!!
Friday, September 02, 2011      1 comments

After a year of being gainfully underemployed, I received my first real full-time paycheck today. It feels better than I could have imagined. I can get my credit back on track and start saving and buying the foods I want (organics!). I finall... Read more
Delicious Lunch
Wednesday, August 31, 2011      2 comments

Sorry for the super brief post, but I had such a good lunch, I have to share! I had a container of quinoa that I cooked with a little salt and pepper. I added about 2 tablespoons of black beans, halved cherry tomatoes from my garden, and a cho... Read more
Friday, August 26, 2011      1 comments

I am so tired today, I can't stand it. This week has been exhausting for some reason. I am fully planning on chilling out all weekend. With the hurricane a'comin' it shouldn't be a problem. I'm not too freaked out by it at all. I will make ... Read more
Mid-Week Check In
Thursday, August 25, 2011      1 comments

Good morning Sparkers! Work is going fine...learning new things every day. And boy, is there a lot to learn here! I have more responsibility than I've ever had at a job and I'm not being micromanaged (which is fabulous). I want to ace ... Read more
Tuesday, the day of inevitability
Tuesday, August 23, 2011      2 comments

Tuesdays are my least favorite day of the week. Mondays are so full of hope and optimism (you never know what could happen), but for me, Tuesdays are the day when those happy emotions come to a crashing halt and I settle into the week. It's no... Read more
Day 3 of new job, keeping up with the workouts
Wednesday, August 17, 2011      1 comments

I've started my new job! I am so grateful to be gainfully employed again! I am hoping to apply all the hard-earned lessons of my previous experiences to my current situation, from finances to fitness to professional development. The people ar... Read more
In a better mood today
Tuesday, August 09, 2011      0 comments

Man, yesterday was ROUGH. I basically ate chocolate and raw vegetables (to make up for the chocolate) for most of the day. I know they don't really balance each other out, but the chocolate most certainly helped. That, and reading in bed for ... Read more
Feeling very sensitive
Monday, August 08, 2011      2 comments

I have been feeling SO sensitive today. It started last night and I can't explain why I'm feeling I realize that I am at a turning point in my life and this could just be stress rearing its ugly head. All I know is that I wa... Read more
Note to Self: Running in Humid Weather is Really, REALLY hard
Sunday, August 07, 2011      1 comments

I went for a run this afternoon. I signed up for a 5K at the end of October and wanted to be sure that I had enough time to train properly. At a little over 11 weeks to go, I've started running about 2 miles...well, I run about 1.5 miles and w... Read more
Everything's Coming Up Roses!
Friday, August 05, 2011      1 comments

I got into graduate school!!! I just found out this evening! WOOOOO!!!! Also, I went for a run today...feeling good today!!!!!... Read more
Quick Check-In
Wednesday, August 03, 2011      2 comments

Feeling great today about diet and exercise. I've been eating well and did a Tae-Bo video last night. I wanted to go running, but my brother stopped my for a surprise visit and it was getting dark when he left. I did the video and burned 851 ... Read more
The Waiting is the Hardest Part
Tuesday, August 02, 2011      2 comments

Ah yes, the waiting game. I'm so excited for my new job to start! These next two weeks are moving soooooo slowly, but I have lots to do, so hopefully I won't be feeling it too much. I didn't go running yesterday or this morning. I set my... Read more
Setting New Standards, or What I've Been Doing Since I Returned from My Trip
Monday, August 01, 2011      1 comments

I got back from Martha's Vineyard yesterday and have been adjusting back into my life. Thankfully, it's no longer the life I had where I was miserable and hopeless. I am returning to a new job (starting in 2 weeks!!!) ... Read more
Awake Early, Quick Entry
Saturday, July 30, 2011      1 comments

I woke up early today (just like yesterday) and felt like writing a quick blog post. I went for a run yesterday and it felt great until my hip started hurting later in the day. Since I hadn't run in a while, I thought I would take it eas... Read more
I'm On My Way!!! To a Better Me! To a Better Future! To the Beach!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011      4 comments

Could it be real? Is my life finally starting to come together? I think it is! Of course I'm afraid that I might jinx it, but I just can't help it!!! I'm so excited! 1) I got a job! I am starting a full time job on August 15th in an ... Read more

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