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"Follow your bliss."

Tuesday, August 30, 2011      5 comments

VALERIEMAMA posted an excerpt from the writings of mythologist Joseph Campbell, and the words were very moving. The excerpt is about what makes us truly happy. Here is a snippet: "What is it that makes you happy? Stay with it, no matte... Read more

Emptying the Hollowness

Monday, August 29, 2011      31 comments

I found a baby squirrel on Thursday, about an hour before I had to go to work. His eyes weren't open yet, and he was 4-5 weeks old. I looked up in the tree he was under and saw the nest, about 30 feet up. He had fallen to the sidewalk below. He ... Read more

The Week (and Month) in Review: Dumb Scale Luck

Sunday, August 28, 2011      8 comments

I didn't deserve to lose this week. I didn't track (at least not accurately) on several days. A couple of days, I did not track at all. I worked out a lot and was active as usual, but I didn't follow my formal workout plan very well. Nonetheless... Read more

Standing up to a better job

Saturday, August 27, 2011      20 comments

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Introverts Unite!

Thursday, August 25, 2011      24 comments

I bet you won't believe the real secret behind why I am having success...and why I know I will continue to have success. This windbag of a blog entry actually reflects months of introspection (Ha! More on that later...) and journaling, so pardon... Read more

The Most Local Food Available (as in right outside my door)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011      21 comments

This year was the first year I have attempted to plant vegetables and some fruits. I had planted the following: tomatoes peppers (sweet bell and spicy) eggplants beans (soybeans, Dragon's Tongue, and Calypso) carrots potatoes br... Read more

Nerdrageous Blog!: Get Nervous About Strength Training

Monday, August 22, 2011      11 comments

"Brain is worth more than brawn." -American proverb Most people picture one thing when they think of strength training: muscles. Muscles are like the engine driving the body's actions. The muscles provide the brawn to make the movem... Read more

Beyond the Fat: Reflections on My 1 Year SparkVersary

Sunday, August 21, 2011      36 comments

“Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.” -Wayne Dyer Today is my "official" 1 Year SparkVersary! I had joined SparkPeople in June, 2009, but wasn't very active until last year. I started explori... Read more

The Week In Review: Awkward Phase

Saturday, August 20, 2011      13 comments

This past week has been mostly adjusting to returning to "real life" after my one week staycation. There have actually been pros and cons to returning to work. The con is...well, that I'm at work. However, when I'm at work, I'm much more likely ... Read more

The Week in Review: Ultimate Sibling Rivalry

Sunday, August 14, 2011      13 comments

*Boxing gloves: $70 *Monthly kickboxing gym membership: $95 *The look on smack-talking brother's face the first time he takes a punch from his sister during class, as he's flying backwards: PRICELESS My brother John, after years of talk... Read more

Overtones of Impatience (and Teacher Voodoo)

Friday, August 12, 2011      13 comments

The past couple of weeks have had an overtone of impatience with almost everything, especially with weight loss. I'm not mad, I'm not giving up, I'm not going to do anything differently, I'm not upset with myself, I'm not even talking negatively... Read more

Nerdrageous Blog!: Understanding Metabolic Flexibility

Tuesday, August 09, 2011      16 comments

When I was in my kinesiology courses, I spent hours reading journal article after journal article about why exercise (especially strength training) is important for weight loss and preventing weight gain. Then, one of my professors asked me if I... Read more


Monday, August 08, 2011      19 comments

My week-long staycation starts TODAY! Actually, I just got home from work, and I am super wired with excitement over an entire week off without having to think about work. Here is my plan: Read more

The Week in Review: Undressing at Kickboxing

Sunday, August 07, 2011      17 comments

There have been some twinges of impatience this week with returning to kickboxing. I just feel so fat and out of shape being around the very fit fighters at my gym, as much as I try to convince myself that I belong there as much as they do. Even... Read more

A toast to good days...

Tuesday, August 02, 2011      10 comments

Today was a day of fun, a day of good teachers, and a day of working out until I almost vomited. Funny, that's when I get the biggest grin on my face... I had today off of work, and I had a great day. I started the day with a 15 minute Pila... Read more

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