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I'm back! Did you miss me?
So, I haven't blogged in a little while, and there's a very happy reason for this: I got to see my husband! That's right, folks, Dr. Twitchy got to spend four glorious days with her hunky husband, the Most Reverend Dr. Twitchy. How lovely.
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It was all fun and games until someone started taking pictures
If you read my blogs you will know that I am just coming off of Dance Weekend. Despite the fact that the only part of my body that does not ache right now is my elbows, I had a great time...right up until the time that my dance buddies started ... Read more
Men in Skirts
This weekend I attended Knoxville dance weekend. If you had been there, you might have seen something you typically don't see: men in skirts. Now, I do not mean men in kilts (although there was some of that, too). I also do not mean men in d... Read more
Cabin Fever: Catch It!
I have noticed that many Sparkers have a goal of running a 5K. I applaud that goal, but you won't be seeing me at any of those starting lines. I hate to run. I think running should only be done when you're being chased...by a bear...with rabi... Read more
What They're Really Thinking
My husband had a secretary who was always sure that people are plotting against her. If you said, "I love your shoes!" she would be sure that what you really meant was, "What a hideous skirt!" She interpreted the actions of others (regardless ... Read more
Hopefully there were no hidden cameras
I suffer from psoriasis on my arms and legs, but I've resisted the most conventional (and perhaps) effective treatment: exposing the skin to UV rays. I've resisted for many of the reasons you suspect: tanning is bad for your skin, it makes yo... Read more
The Breast of the Story
DISCLAIMER: The following is just a rant. You will not be inspired, motivated or intellectually stimulated by reading this particular blog.
Although I was an athlete in high school, I never heard the term "sports bra" until I was in col... Read more
I LOVE looking at people's weight loss ticker. Not only do I always do a little mental "good for you!" when I see how much weight people have lost, I also get a kick out of seeing what items they picked to track their progress.
I no long... Read more
Confessions of a "Health" Food Junkie
I'll admit that since I moved to the South eleven years ago I've been really resentful of my skinny friends who live on a typical Southern diet: real Coke, sweet tea, pimento cheese on white bread, vegetables cooked to death in fat back, barbec... Read more
I was determined to log 100 spark points today before I went to bed. I got to 99 points and was just clicking for a last article to read when the clock struck midnight. I had no idea it was this late. Very disappointing! But on an optimistic... Read more
Oh, It's Bad!
Even though I am at least thirty pounds overweight, my weight problem is almost entirely attributable to eating way too much. Exercise is not and has never been my problem. (Look at my exercise minutes if you don't believe me.)
However, f... Read more
The New (Grouchy) Me!
I think we all know that we've gotten fat by not making diet and exercise a priority in our lives. Now that I'm getting serious about weight loss, I find that I am much more willing to protect my time than I have been in the past. And it has n... Read more
Why My Dog Hates the Rain
Those of you who read my blogs know that I have a beagle who is more ficus tree than dog. She is lazy, lazy, lazy. She doesn't even get up to see who's at the door. However, I decided this year that if I have to get into shape, she does too, ... Read more
The Princess and the Personal Trainer
Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess who was awakened every day by a handmaid bearing a glass of fresh spring water. The maid would help the princess into her workout clothes, and then the princess would go to the gym where she would... Read more
I'm a weight loss geek
When I was in graduate school, I volunteered for an exercise experiment. Among the many excruciating activities we were required to complete, one was to run two miles with a 75 pound metal box strapped to our back. (Remember, it's all for scie... Read more