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I am so lucky.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010      13 comments

My honey is a chef. A very good chef. And lucky for me, he likes to cook at home. His birthday was yesterday - we spent Sunday and yesterday celebrating with some really delicious food. Sunday night was striped bass (YUM), cauliflower soup,... Read more

No more Spark Guilt!

Saturday, January 09, 2010      7 comments

I just read a Spark Buddy's blog about goals; one of those goals was to stay active on Spark. This goal got me thinking about my own activity on SparkPeople. Toward the end of 2009, instead of seeing Spark as an essential tool to getting health... Read more

Day 2 - New Plan

Friday, January 08, 2010      6 comments

Today I got that wonderful phone call - "We have a two hour delay today." I don't like snow days so much, we have to make them up in June. But delays? Give me a delay anytime. Wahoo! Here's how Day 2 went. - Woke up at 5:00, got a ton of ... Read more

Day 1 - New Plan

Thursday, January 07, 2010      13 comments

Last night was my first night of evening gym time in quite a while. Pros I wasn't thinking about what I had to do at work while I was at the gym It wasn't 6:00am Got to see a different crowd When I got home I could relax and have a ... Read more

Rethinking the plan of attack

Wednesday, January 06, 2010      14 comments

This morning I was all ready to go to Spin class... had my gym gear on, had the car warming up... got in my car and it had trouble getting up the hill in the snow (just flurries, but they were those slippery flurries). My spin class runs until ... Read more

Seriously? Lamb and all?

Tuesday, January 05, 2010      4 comments

So today was the day I decided to try my little experiment - no walnuts on my salad, a mix of milk and water with my hot cereal, less hot cereal... Honey calls and says he doesn't have to work tonight. He decided to make the lamb tonight. O... Read more

Today's *real* blog.

Monday, January 04, 2010      4 comments

I have been doing this long enough to know that sometimes I have to take a good look at my calories, fitness, and other goals to see where I can improve. I *know* this, but that doesn't mean I've done it recently. Today I entered all my food -... Read more

A quickie for the morning

Monday, January 04, 2010      7 comments

I forgot to go over my goals from yesterday! So to keep myself accountable, here goes. Water? - YES - a ton Gym time? YES Weekly Outfits? YES Healthy foods? YES Quality honey time? YES Today's goals: Drink at least 4 Sig... Read more

Today was a good day!

Saturday, January 02, 2010      6 comments

I kind of counted today and yesterday as New Year's Day. Last year I read a saying on Jan 1st - "What you do on New Year's Day, you'll do the rest of the year." Since the gym wasn't open yesterday, I wanted to count today as my Gym New Year's ... Read more

One Spark Year Later...

Friday, January 01, 2010      5 comments

Holy Moly! A whole year on Spark! To celebrate, I went out and bought the book The Spark today. It's the least I could do to support this great, free, website! Did I meet my goals for today? (Didn't post them yesterday, but I did some grea... Read more

2010 - The Year of Happiness

Wednesday, December 30, 2009      10 comments

I just wrote in my journal, something I haven't done since September. I was in the mood to reflect (I think that the impending new year does that to me) on a few things. One of my big goals for tonight was to come up with some New Year's Resol... Read more

Winding down 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009      7 comments

There are still a couple days left of this year, but I am in a reflecting mood. This year has been such a wonderful year, and I'm pretty sure I owe a lot of it to Spark People. This year I turned 30 - the first time I really thought about tur... Read more

Super Monday!

Monday, December 28, 2009      4 comments

Some days just feel so wonderful. Got a ton of stuff done today - phone calls made, appointments scheduled, prescriptions dropped off, Christmas stuff put away, swimming session, healthy eating... wahoo! I have some cornbread in the oven right... Read more

Back away from the cheese.

Sunday, December 27, 2009      4 comments

Christmas was really nice. Spent the Eve with my mom, my brother and my aunt and uncle. Had too much brie and too much wine, but we had a really nice night. Santa brought me a new stock pot! Wahoo! Christmas Day was spent at my fiance's par... Read more

The Twelve Days of Sparking

Thursday, December 24, 2009      8 comments

On the twelfth day of Christmas, Spark gave to me: Twelve months of tracking Eleven thousand fitness minutes Ten (times three!) pounds lost Nine glasses of water a day Eight 5Ks run Seven days a week of goal-meeting Six trophies... Read more

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