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Look Ahead, 2012 edition


Monday, January 02, 2012

I just updated my sparkpage and added the following little intro to my rolling intro-log I started in 2010. I hope everyone is starting their new year in an amazing and hope-filled way!
(and now, on with the Intro!)

LOOK AHEAD!

It's now "Ahead"! Welcome, Val, to 2012, an amazing year-to-be, I'm sure. I want a lot this year, not limited to body stuff, but I definitely want to really hone this lifestyle change I started back in early 2010.

I am my biggest motivation. The few months between January and April 2010, I managed to successfully lose weight that has plagued me since childhood. And not only that, I did it wisely, by using the tools and support in Sparkpeople and by educating myself about fitness and nutrition. I lost weight but rekindled my love of sports and physical activity and developed a love for food that fueled many an awesome potluck or cafe special. Right now I am sans-plan, that is, I am not following anything remotely rigid aside from the now-ingrained "do what your body feels is right" that, for the most part, has served me well the last couple years. Did you know I almost never want grains or breads for lunch or dinner? That I want eggs for lunch and a huge, heaping plate of greens for dinner? I am uncontrollably in love with sweet potatoes. I just follow my urges. Who would have known....

So now that I am on farm sabbatical until March, I need to do some major controlling of said urges and I need to consciously make time for physical activity in my day. So... hello again and I can't wait to write you some silly blogs soon!

and, just because I love you guys as much as I love wacky food (maybe even more, depending on the food and wackiness level, I'm sure) I'll leave you with one of my new favorites: Okinawa sweet potatoes!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
VALLOUGH 1/6/2012 1:40AM

    Yeah, they taste pretty similar, though they are just a tad drier and have a vanilla/cake taste, too. SO GOOD! You can find them in Japanese grocery stores every once and awhile.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/5/2012 10:34PM

    You are doing fantastic!! Those sweet potatoes are beautiful!!! I wish we had them here.

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CHEFSOPHIE 1/3/2012 2:32PM

    I don't think I have ever seen them in the market. They look interesting. I'm also a big fan of sweet potatoes.

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JILLSMYTH 1/3/2012 2:17PM

  Those things look CRAZY! Do they taste like regular sweet potatoes?

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