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Long summer

Friday, September 06, 2013      2 comments

Wow, it's been AGES since I've updated this blog. Part of my silence is because I've been very busy lately and I'm about to start grad school, but it's also because I've taken my eye off my goal a bit and I feel like I haven't had much to say. ... Read more

Nearly ready to go

Monday, April 15, 2013      1 comments

Yesterday was a great day of training for my Maggie's challenge: a 13-mile hilly hike plus a 7-mile bike ride. I had hoped to do more on the bike, but it was ridiculously windy in Fife where I did my training yesterday, so I crapped out earlier... Read more

Big challenge ahead

Wednesday, April 10, 2013      4 comments

The biggest threat to my new lifestyle is right around the corner; my touring season is about to start. I work seasonally as a tour director, which means that I spend about three months of every year on other peoples' vacations. It's great wor... Read more

Little changes everywhere

Sunday, March 17, 2013      7 comments

Here is my first "20 pound difference" picture. The picture on the left was taken on Christmas day and the one on the right was taken this morning. I put on the dress especially for this pic and then I changed out of it and went for a run, hah... Read more

The view on the way back down...

Thursday, March 14, 2013      4 comments

Hi all! Thanks for your encouragement about Berlin. I'm back from the show and everything went well, including my eating! I did have a couple of treats here and there, but it was nothing I feel too uncomfortable about. On my first night ther... Read more

Wind in my sails

Tuesday, March 05, 2013      6 comments

Just a quick one today...I'm off to airport for my big trip in a couple hours, but I have a little something to celebrate: nearly 18 pounds lost!!!! The little strawberry in my ticker is now in the second quadrant of my total goal! I am going ... Read more

Danger zone

Thursday, February 28, 2013      5 comments

Spark friends, I have entered the danger zone. All of a sudden, I have become overwhelmed with work (my work is like this...I'll have nothing for a while, then several big things all at once). Though it's nice to be gainfully employed and all ... Read more

29 again...

Saturday, February 23, 2013      7 comments

Big victory today! I'm back in my "twenties!" No, I'm not lying about my age (my real twenties ended a few years ago)...I'm talking about my BMI. Today I stepped on the scale and saw the little numbers I've been trying SO HARD to see since I ... Read more

Returning to normal

Friday, February 15, 2013      1 comments

Dad left this morning and life will finally get back to normal for the first time since Thanksgiving. This has been the craziest holiday season ever. We hosted Thanksgiving AND Christmas, then I had a birthday, followed by New Year's and a two... Read more

Dad's here!

Saturday, February 02, 2013      2 comments

My dad has arrived in Glasgow!!!!! It's been nearly three years since I last saw him, which is a long time, but it felt like not a minute had passed when I saw him walk into the arrivals hall at the airport today. He's trying to sleep off a li... Read more

Stress eating

Friday, February 01, 2013      2 comments

I have too much going on at once right now and it's disrupting my meal planning. Yesterday was terrible - I didn't have a lunch planned out and I was too busy with work to just drop everything and cook a nice meal, so I just ended up snacking A... Read more

Is it really this easy?

Monday, January 28, 2013      5 comments

This is my Spark blog?!! I can't believe it! I thought I had to set up a blog somewhere else and import it here in order to have my blog on Spark. The thought of having yet another separate blog or social network to keep track of really turne... Read more


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