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Thinking about Red Meat today
Friday, February 26, 2010      4 comments

With my IBS giving me grief this week (thanks in part to xylitol), it had me thinking about other components of my diet. I spoke with a coworker who has Crohn's disease and she commented that although she loves a great steak, her stomach just ca... Read more
Cause of My Retention and Bloating - Xylitol
Tuesday, February 23, 2010      5 comments

Despite my being miserable and raging this evening, I put in a great interval workout on the treadmill. This really did help ease the rage the irritability. It also must have got some blood flowing to my brain because I think I figured what has ... Read more
Water Retention, ANGER - is it PMS, perimenopause, hypothyroid???
Tuesday, February 23, 2010      2 comments

Warning - VERY whiny blog - no need to comment - I have been struggling with major water retention this week. I suspect its related to TOM. Have increased my water intake to 12+ cups of water, eliminated the caffeine, added fiber and just feel s... Read more
Things Learned from Sparkpeople this week
Friday, February 19, 2010      6 comments

I always learn lots of things from Sparkpeople, but I mean things that impacted me this week and that I have internalized and included in my journey going forward. Best Tip for not cheating on the Weekends ... Read more
My Chinese New Years Dinner (with pics)
Tuesday, February 16, 2010      3 comments

One of the advantages to being married to the son of a former chinese restaurantuer are the family celebration dinners. My in-laws raised 9 children while living above the restaurant that they owned and worked at 6-7 days a week. Now my in-laws... Read more
Fine-Tuning and Getting Feedback
Monday, February 15, 2010      1 comments

One of the great things about Sparkpeople is the feedback that allows you to fine-tune your action plan. On most diets, the main feedback, sometimes the sole feedback source is the number on the scale. Measurements are another source of feedback... Read more
What's on Your Workout Playlist?
Thursday, February 11, 2010      2 comments

I loved Coach Nicole's The 100 Best Workout Songs from the '80s yesterday as well as all the comments from people suggesting their favourite hits.
out_songs_from_the_80s ... Read more
Pics from my Walk
Wednesday, February 10, 2010      5 comments

One of the great things about Sparkpeople is interacting with people from all over the world. JUNEPA showed us some beautiful shots from her walking trail. Even though we live in the same country, my walk looks a lot different! Every weeken... Read more
A storm is coming - batten down the hatches and hold on to the body fat???
Tuesday, February 09, 2010      5 comments

I was thinking about the fact that there are a lot of people feeling frustrated at the scale this week. I like POSEY440's comment - 'well, we are all in the same boat going nowhere'. At the same time I was thinking about the storm that hit... Read more
Another 50 questions
Tuesday, February 09, 2010      1 comments

This was fun to read on another people's posts. Found some neat things in common, so here is mine. If you've are reading this, you have the honor of copying all these goofy questions and writing your own responses! paste these instructions ... Read more
3 Little Pounds
Monday, February 08, 2010      5 comments

There is something evil about those 3 little pounds that can grab onto you while you sleep at night! I spent a bit of time lamenting, but trying to moderate my lamenting, a 3lb gain. I had WORKED so hard to lose one pound the week before. and t... Read more
Laughter is the Best Medecine - especially for a trip to the dentist!
Friday, February 05, 2010      3 comments

Ok, so my sinus infection that felt like an abcessed tooth was actually - guess what? - an abcessed tooth! And now I need a root canal!! YAY! Well, actually I am glad. I woke up feeling better than I have all week. The excruciating pain was... Read more
Odds & Ends for a Friday
Friday, February 05, 2010      3 comments

Just a collection of random thoughts for a Friday - Floor collapse during Weight Watchers meeting Weigh-in - you might have heard this already as it happened a couple of weeks ago now.
ternational/floor_collap... Read more
Feeling 'Sparked'
Tuesday, February 02, 2010      5 comments

OK, had a bit of rough day yesterday. Came down with a sinus infection that feels more like an abcessed tooth and felt chilled, tired and like I had been run over by a Mack truck. But it was my first-born daughter's 12th birthday. I am SO pr... Read more
My Love/Hate Relationship with Running
Thursday, January 28, 2010      3 comments

I was reading Believe_it's blog about her Learn to Run Clinic. She was talking about her upcoming clinic run where they run 4/1s for the first time. I did the learn to run ... Read more

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