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Soup made

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

I made the pumpkin black bean soup from my previous blog post. Verrrrrry good! Perfect thick, rib-coating soup for a February dinner. So filling! And the depth of flavour is terrific.

Thanks so much to everyone for returning to my page! It feels great to know you still remember me and still care how I'm doing. The gist of my absence is that I gained weight, became depressed - more due to my thesis than to the weight gain but we know these things are all connected - and had a hard time pulling out of it. Working on making a comeback now, which includes dedicated work on my thesis, almost daily exercise (which is making a HUGE difference in my mood), and a renewed focus on healthy eating and limiting alcohol.

Some wedding planning has been happening, but it still feels like August is a long way away and that we have lots of time. That's probably not true and I should take everyone's advice and get more accomplished early, but then I remind them that I have a thesis outstanding that needs priority attention. Still, by dribs and drabs we are making headway. Pam, we chose to have the event in BC. It's home to us now and we couldn't imagine having it anywhere else. Check out the location at www.bodegaridge.com on Galiano Island, then tell me you would have it anywhere else!

I've been still reading blogs and spinning that Spark wheel regularly, and recording my exercise. At some point I'd like to start tracking food again, too. I remember that being all consuming (ha!) last time though so for now I'm kind of putting it off until more time magically appears in my day, week, and year. For now it's really good to be back enough to feel confident to write this catch up blog. And of course it feels wonderful to be accepted still as part of the community. You guys are great!

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MTER67 2/18/2011 7:34AM

    Glad you are getting back on track. Once your thesis is complete, you won't know what to do with all the time you have! Hope that time comes soon for you.

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PRAIRIEDAWNPAM 2/2/2011 3:44PM

    Bodega Ridge is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing, Meg. I've been struggling with my weight and my moods, too (for other reasons) and getting back The Spark while keeping time for other pressing things can be a challenge. If you find the recipe for balance, please let me know. Its good to have you back. I missed you.

...Pam

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ELAINEVDW 2/2/2011 2:07PM

    Man, I know exactly how you feel. I've been back and forth to Spark ever since I started my job two years ago, and I gained 20lbs! Betweeen work and weight, it was incredibly depressing.
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Sounds like you're on a great start, with tracking your exercise and making delicous + healthy food! Stay positive, and get enough sleep, and you'll be on your way in no time flat.
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ZIRCADIA 2/2/2011 10:57AM

    That's cool that the soup turned out good! :D I hadn't tried either one so I didn't have much to say, but I'm glad to get a review of something I haven't tried! I will keep that in mind. :)

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MBSHAZZER 2/2/2011 9:35AM

    Welcome back, Meg! Glad to hear you have found your Spark again! Exercise is key to lifiting your mood, so I"m glad you've been able to make it a priority again.

Sending you good wishes for thesis writing and wedding planning!

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SWEATONCEADAY 2/2/2011 1:28AM

    2 blogs in one day? you really are not dead lol! the wedding venue is beautiful. sorry about the depression. i know it well and how hard it can be to function on it let alone pull yourself out of it.

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LADYJAKE1 2/2/2011 12:46AM

    Good luck

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