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Week 1 of the reboot
Sunday, April 10, 2016      2 comments

Noting here that I was more or less consistent this week, having checked in and logged food each day this past week. (Shall I note that the new app is SO much better than early versions, that I can actually do these things?) The act of doing it... Read more
The Right Reasons...
Saturday, April 02, 2016      1 comments

Months after my last obligatory re-boot entry, I find myself still not re-booted, and not exactly happy with myself for failing to resume the discipline I had achieved...but not also unhappy with that failure. Of course, I know that part of what... Read more
Obligatory "re-booting" entry - nope, not because of the New Year. Because it's time.
Sunday, January 03, 2016      0 comments

Having taken a break from Sparkland, I find I still need the discipline of logging daily food and having a space to record my intermittent reflections on the process of losing weight and keeping it off. "Keeping it off" being a key driver in why... Read more
Okay, Now How do We Keep Going?
Sunday, October 25, 2015      2 comments

I'm still enjoying the delight I found in completing my first 10K trail run, despite conditions that would have stopped me in my tracks last year. (Run in the cold? No way! Drizzle? Are you kidding me - nope!) Adopting a "let's see what happen... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Did I run my first 10K today? Why yes. Yes, I did.
Sunday, October 04, 2015      37 comments

That's about all I have the energy and time for. Because after the 10K, we went out for breakfast (mmmm...Glenda's Cafe....) and then to the orchard for the last day of Pick-your-own apples (mmmm...Empire apples) and then out for a quick grocery... Read more
Wearable Fitness Trackers
Wednesday, September 16, 2015      4 comments

I have been resisting the trend toward wearing a fitness tracker for a long time. I completely understand the power of data to drive change - I get that if I have evidence that tells me that I don't move as much as I think I do, I'll move more. ... Read more
Whew - still sore from yesterday's bike-run-bike...
Sunday, September 13, 2015      0 comments

Run Buddy and I are, thus far, on track with our plan to get in a short (weeknight) and long (weekend) trail run each week until the 10K in October. Of course, this plan has to accommodate my travel schedule (oy!) and various after work obligati... Read more
Haven't been around much, lately...
Tuesday, September 08, 2015      1 comments

Wow. Summer flew by - and I spent most of it outside, doing stuff, instead of inside, working on the computer. So I haven't been around much in Sparkland lately. That shows, I suppose, in my weight metrics - I've regained ten pounds. Ugh. ... Read more
Home Stretch (Looking forward to the end of the term)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015      1 comments

Only a few more weeks. Only a few more weeks. Only a few more weeks. ^ my mantra these days. We're down to the time of the semester when I can count remaining meetings of my various committees on one hand. Some faculty have... Read more
Spring - really?
Wednesday, April 22, 2015      1 comments

I greatly enjoyed the Spring trail run that kicked my butt on Saturday (it was HAAAAARD!) though I did not enjoy the fact that I underdressed for it (shorts instead of tights, light jacket instead of warm jacket, no gloves, light buff...ugh). T... Read more
Back in the Saddle Again
Monday, April 13, 2015      2 comments

Oy, it's been a while. And I can tell - I'm working too hard, and too easily am slipping into old "whatever; I'm busy!" habits. I know when I'm feeling sorry for myself for being stressed and working 12+ hour days, it's easy for me to fall... Read more
Ruminations on the Bike to Work Checklist
Monday, March 16, 2015      1 comments

So, I've been thinking about the bike commute. I cleaned up the old granny bike this weekend and decided to ride her in today - it was great, and everything went smoothly. And I was thinking about how much of that is due to good planning and som... Read more
More conference travel...
Wednesday, January 21, 2015      1 comments

Heading out to another conference today (first one of the new year - yay?) Spark goals: * Eat well, meaning healthy foods, and not too much of them. This will be a lot of restaurant food, so I'm going to try my trick of cobbling toget... Read more
Well lookee there - what I knew, is true...
Friday, December 26, 2014      0 comments

So, I'm feeling grumbly and out of sorts. I'm catching the hubs' cold though we've both been trying to avoid that, and I am (we are) cranky. I am also annoyed that I haven't been maintaining my plateau as I'd hoped to do. (I hit my arbitrarily c... Read more
Thinking about How I learned to eat, not What...
Tuesday, December 23, 2014      0 comments

This article ( www.weightymatters.ca/20
eed-your-children.html ) by my favorite evidence-based diet doc got me thinking about how I learned to eat as a kiddo. Of course, I'm forward-thinkin... Read more

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