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Maybe Not That Big a Deal, but I'm Still Beside Myself
Monday, October 15, 2012      12 comments

Yesterday was my birthday. I turned 30. My driver's license expired. Last week, I filled out the form to renew online and printed out the temporary license. This morning, I saw it as I was walking out the door and figured that even though I... Read more
Aiming for Perfection
Saturday, October 06, 2012      8 comments

They say you shouldn't do that. They say that you're setting yourself up for failure, for giving up, for disappointment. I've already failed, I'm ready to give up, and I'm already disappointed. Clearly, my haphazard, unsystematic ... Read more
Fall 5% Challenge - Assignment 8
Tuesday, September 25, 2012      7 comments

Here is my prompt: Give 3 or 4 reasons and for each (reason/excuse on why my diets and exercise plans have not been well-executed in the past) write a strategy that will keep me on track for 8 weeks. I really like this assignment. It i... Read more
5% Challenge Assignment #3
Thursday, September 20, 2012      6 comments

I've kept the same answers to the third assignment on my SparkPage for a looooong time. It's time to update. Not only was I so inspired by my Larve-cum-Adult Starfishie Dragonfly, but I mean, it's just TIME. I haven't thought about these answ... Read more
Five Minutes...
Wednesday, September 19, 2012      7 comments

I realized I have five (maybe six) things I want to do. If I spend a minimum of only five minutes a day on each item, then that's half an hour. I can schedule a half hour out of my evening...and of course, the minimum means I spend five minutes... Read more
Wednesday, September 19, 2012      5 comments

I guess I'm "back." Not that I was super-gone. I've logged in daily, tracked iffily, replied to blogs, etc. But I haven't been Sparking. Since May, I haven't been Sparking. I've barely exercised. My food sucked, then was okay,... Read more
Saturday, August 25, 2012      10 comments

I went to a party tonight. It was hosted by some people who called their house the "Street-they-live-on" Brewery. We took our new exchange student, and we had to leave early, after the third time I saw him yawn. I don't blame him for... Read more
The Worst Starfish Ever...
Saturday, August 11, 2012      15 comments

Okay, no, I'm so not the worst Starfish ever. You remember that one season where seriously between a third and half of us were completely inactive after the second week? What a nightmare that was! I am the worst Starfish I've ever been, t... Read more
Dogs, Diets, and Days Off
Saturday, July 14, 2012      9 comments

I haven't posted a blog in a long while. I started one at one point but realized that it wasn't interesting. If it bores me, I certainly don't think it will interest you! I mean, the Challenge prep blog seemed a bit forced when I wrote it, to... Read more
Some Challenge Prep
Friday, June 15, 2012      11 comments

I put my commitment and answered questions on my SparkPage, but I want to list some reasons I want to lose weight in a blog. 1. I want to move on to something else! I've been "working on" losing weight for a looooong time, and I'd like to ... Read more
Pumpkin Lady's Bad Day
Saturday, May 19, 2012      14 comments

Yesterday sucked. I didn't do any of the stuff I said I was going to do in terms of medium-term goals. I didn't even track my food, which I always do. Around 4:00am this morning, I couldn't figure out how to not give up. I know that that... Read more
Today's Successes
Thursday, May 17, 2012      5 comments

This is one of the short-term goals that was associated with my medium-term goals that I set up yesterday. I probably won't do this every day--I mean, of course I will, but probably not in a blog. Today's successes: 1. I opened the s... Read more
Single-Mindedness and How I Did This Week
Saturday, May 05, 2012      10 comments

So, my goals this week were good, but I didn't do them all like I meant to. Toward the end of the week, I did that on purpose. My goals this week were: Work on my Arabic for a minimum of 5 minutes per day. -- Nope. I did this twic... Read more
Just Said No
Thursday, May 03, 2012      11 comments

Today, I woke up and decided to be single-minded. I'm going to focus on losing weight and eating less than I burn. I made some rules for myself, wrote them down, and decided that these were the rules, and they weren't for breaking. One of... Read more
Results from Last Week and This Week's Goals
Monday, April 30, 2012      12 comments

Okay, so here are my goals from last week: emoticon One relationship-building activity per day ... Read more

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