Peaking (and some Valleys)
I have to admit, I haven't been feeling the Spark much, since I last updated. I got sick during the last week of September, and then again weekend before last. I've also had my period TWICE this month, which makes absolutely no sense to me, beca... Read more
It's PT For Me
I finally, FINALLY had my knee appointment yesterday, and the news was, fortunately, not terrible. They took x-rays of my knee, asked a bunch of questions, and checked for swelling and tightness. The x-rays looked normal, so that was good, but t... Read more
Making The Cut Wrap-up!
I've been so busy I haven't had a chance to talk about Making The Cut!
I completed Day 30 on August 25th, and it felt like SUCH an achievement. I remember looking through the book when I first read through it, and my eyes literally bugged o... Read more
Knees and Fears
I had a really bad moment over this past weekend. I'd taken Friday off from work to get several errands done, and my mood felt strangely erratic all day... I'd go from feeling mellow, to feeling like crying, and back again. At one point, I was t... Read more
Where to go next
I'm on Day 24 of Making The Cut, and it's been pretty tough going, off and on. Stress has kicked my butt, so I haven't exactly been on-point with the food plan 100% of the time, but I'm in range most days. Thing is, I find my muscles just gettin... Read more
Oy vey. To say that I had an insane week last week would be a HUGE understatement. It was a week of insane workload at my job, with more than a few last-minute surprises, and that was on top of bumpy waters at home.
Good news is, I laid dow... Read more
Like I mentioned the other day, I've been having some rough times. Things are very crowded and stressful at home (in short: too many roommates having too many overnight guests... it's driving me insane!), and I haven't had a lot of luck releasin... Read more
It's been a hard week. We've had over-100-degree temperatures here, and it's been tough trying to sleep, or do much of anything, really! I'm trying to keep hydrated, but that's hard, too, because I sweat so much!
I've been dutifully sloggin... Read more
Restarting At Last!
I just got e-mail notification that I'm FINALLY at the front of the holds queue, and I have a copy of Making The Cut waiting for me at the Central Library! I was bummed that I had to turn it back in before I left for China, so I'm pumped to have... Read more
Food is fun... not "work" ;)
My boyfriend asked me the other night why I like to put so much "work" into my food. Well, I was in the middle of making food at the time, so I didn't really answer him adequately.
Now that I've actually *thought* about it, though, it basi... Read more
Ugh. I've been working my butt off by day, coughing (and thusly not sleeping well) at night, and generally feeling as though my life is not my own. I had two weddings to shoot this past weekend, one of them running almost 9 hours (!), and I coul... Read more
This? BLOWS. I don't know how I did it (well, okay, I probably do), but it looks like I completely negated any advantage I had from the extra training, and also un-did months of weight loss progress in just two weeks, while I was on that trip.
... Read more
Hi from China
I've been out of touch these past few weeks, but for good reason. I'm in China! We spent a week in Beijing, and just came to Xi'an earlier this morning. I got to train at Shichahai (Beijing Sports University) while we were in Beijing, and it was... Read more
Making The Cut Day 10
I'm on Day 10 of Making The Cut, which means it's a rest day. Thank jeebus for that, because I went to wushu practice last night and thought I was going to die. XD I was incredibly sore, and then they made us do MORE conditioning at the end of p... Read more
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I get rather frustrated with some of the recipe blogs I'm subscribed to, sometimes, because they're often built on diet principles that are antiquated, or just not universally true. One of the blogs I like, for instance, specializes in low-fat a... Read more