HAVALOVER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HAVALOVER HAVALOVER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ What we would do to look http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3307806 The other day I went to the mall to buy something new to wear to the Art Fair opening. <BR> <BR> There I was at the store’s shoe department, 3:00 p.m. (Art Fair opening hour: 7:30 p.m.), looking and looking to see if something would caught my eye. <BR> <BR> After going around the shoe-laden islands, like 200 times, all I saw were flats, or skyscrapers, that looked like models from Frank Gerhy, Zaha Hadid, Ron Arad or any other famous architect studio. Six inches tall, designed like an ae... Sun, 6 Jun 2010 23:36:51 EST The stolen blog... or a fun X-Ray http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3291209 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l485374681.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Tropicana Piel Canela, aka, "Lola" <BR> <BR> <BR> First I read KASEYCOFF's blog, and I thought "how cool"! Amazing how much one can learn from another by reading their answers to the apparently most trivial questions. <BR> <BR> Now that I set myself to answer them, I realized that I've learned something about myself by doing so! <BR> <BR> So, here it is: my take on the stolen blog... <BR> <BR> If you could go... Wed, 2 Jun 2010 00:45:01 EST An ordinary day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3269624 By all accounts, yesterday was a regular day. Morning coffee, working out, breakfast as usual, going to work, lunch, more work, dinner, some Sparking, reading, some TV, fall asleep, zzzzzzz <BR> <BR> But: Was it? <BR> <BR> Yesterday I started working out again. I couldn’ t last as long as I had prior to my “break”, but sweating felt good. Just getting to the home-gym felt fantastic. <BR> <BR> Then I shared my breakfast with Titín, one of the 2 adopted cats in the house. She was beami... Wed, 26 May 2010 10:19:28 EST To the Twilight-Zone and back, sort of http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3264955 Sometimes it seems easier than it really is to find out the reasons behind our actions… or lack-of-them. We know something is not right, but don’t want to really acknowledge what it is. We focus on the small things, the ones that seem more “apparent”, but just because they are easy to blame, and won’t hurt as bad. <BR> <BR> I had been so focused, so enthusiastic, and then, for what seem like no apparent reason, I began to find excuses, to feel tired or like I was getting something. Just n... Tue, 25 May 2010 00:22:17 EST What I've learned so far (LONG!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3236593 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l967837934.jpg"> <BR> Jaume Plensa, Les Voleurs des Mots, 2008 <BR> <BR> I believe this is the perfect time for a reassessment. On one hand, I just had my 3 months Spark anniversary. On the other, 4 months from today, will be my birthday. <BR> <BR> In 3 months I’ve learned a lot. Yet, I also know I have not been as firm as I should be to get the maximum results. So, this is the perfect moment to evaluate what I’ve learned, and to set... Sun, 16 May 2010 22:04:12 EST Sometimes you can see clearer when is dark outside http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3186588 Last weekend I went to the beach house for a much needed break. Things had been going pretty rough lately: lots of work (a show opening of seven artists, where I was the curator, plus the conference by the Latin American master Cruz-Diez, and a workshop, all at the same time); my best friend’s mom was diagnosed with a brain tumor –operable, but we are so scared nonetheless-; and having to watch my kids struggle with their relationship with their dad, and suffer by it (like a never-ending div... Sun, 2 May 2010 20:16:53 EST I am in shock http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3118368 Last night I left the gallery at 1:30 a.m. <BR> <BR> Drove like a zombie, put pj's like a zombie, could not go to sleep like a zombie: Too tired. <BR> <BR> Finally I think I fell asleep around 3:00 a.m. <BR> <BR> This morning the alarm of the house went off by mistake at 6:15 am. Then the call of the alarm people. <BR> <BR> Breakfast followed, some sparking, eyes closing: a long day ahead. <BR> <BR> And here's the shocking part: I WANT TO WORK OUT! I didn't look for excuses: I'm too s... Wed, 14 Apr 2010 11:21:41 EST What REALLY matters http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3078656 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l361957257.jpg"> <BR> Alejandro --the bunny--, and Skippy, Da Cat <BR> <BR> <BR> Last night I had a huge scare. <BR> <BR> My son and his girlfriend were spending the Holiday weekend at her parents’ house in El Valle, a mountain town just a few hours from the city. <BR> <BR> Nestled in the crater of the second largest volcano in the world, the road to get there, though perfectly safe, has lots of curves, and ups and downs. Every time I am... Sun, 4 Apr 2010 11:36:43 EST A magical smile http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3071265 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l353080993.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here at home, the intersection between Vía Porras and Vía España is a busy one. If not the busiest of them all, I can attest to its comings and goings, because it is on my way to the gallery. It is “my intersection”, and that makes it special. <BR> <BR> Prior to the implementation of the “smart” traffic lights –an oxymoron if I ever heard one-, some days I was blessed with the briefest green lights. Not any more.... Thu, 1 Apr 2010 23:05:04 EST When a little means a lot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3053986 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l642723299.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today, while posting on a message board, I realized how things have changed with me; how different I see life. <BR> <BR> The topic was how our weight affects us. A good one for sure, so good that I'm sitting here, not only thinking about it, but writing about it too. <BR> <BR> Up until I was 12, I was ready to conquer the world. After that, something changed. I always considered myself a fat girl, ... Sun, 28 Mar 2010 21:09:12 EST I'm totally in love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3047921 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l238365429.jpg"> <BR> Daniel on his graduation trip to NYC. The two of us went together and had a blast! <BR> <BR> <BR> Before I fell ill -with whatever it was I had, because it still remains a mystery...an expensive one for that matter....- I asked my 20 year-old son to download and burn, some Zumba routines that I had found in Youtube. <BR> <BR> Thinking they were just a few, he rapidly agreed to do Mom the favor. Not so sure if using ... Fri, 26 Mar 2010 22:40:31 EST Thank you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3036272 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l320762881.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Being aware is so empowering, and yet so immensely difficult. <BR> <BR> I found this site a little over a month ago. Overwhelmed at first, I couldn't believe there was a place with so many tools, so many options: so many amazing people willing to lend a hand. <BR> <BR> I used to consider myself a "pro" on the diet department. I was positive it would only take a bit of willpower to be back where I had been for t... Tue, 23 Mar 2010 23:45:52 EST