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Yeah, I haven't been around here regularly for a long, long time. I stop in every now and then, hoping that somehow just signing in will give me the inspiration to "get back on the horse." So far that hasn't happened.
I started a new job a... Read more
The start of boot camp
I'm ready to begin!!
I am starting at 155 pounds (boo!) I'd like to be at 145 when boot camp is over, but I'm also going to try very hard not to let "numbers" control how I'm doing. The most important thing to me is that my clothes all fi... Read more
The Five-Year plan
Wow, I haven't done a five-year plan since high school :) This is a good exercise to do every now and then, for many reasons. I distinctly remember when I first started practicing law, I ignored almost everything except for work. One day I lo... Read more
Oops, somehow I was thinking this was due today -- I think we were supposed to do this yesterday
The ... Read more
Swimsuit Challenge Starting Stats
Well, I did not take a picture, but I certainly can start with my weight and other measurements. Because I am also doing a similar challenge at the gym, this should work out nicely.
SW: 141.4 lbs
Shoulders:... Read more
What can I say about the wonderful ladies at Miraval?? This dorm has been a wonderful thing for me -- watching everyone lose weight and having people cheering me on.
I was reluctant to try sparkpeople when it was first recommended to me. ... Read more
My Balsamic Poached Chicken
This is a recipe I love to eat. I usually serve it with roasted sweet potatoes and garlic asparagus or balsamic broccoli.
1 1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 14.5 ounce can low-sodium chicken broth
1 cup balsamic vinegar
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I need new motivation
I read an article today on the importance of intermediate goals. I've read it a couple times before, but for some reason today it made a huge impact on me. I'm REALLY struggling with this last little bit -- even the last little bit to get to m... Read more
I feel like I've blogged this before :-) My biggest motivator has been my daughter. My perspective on life has certainly changed since she was born. While I know that she would love me regardless of how I look, I know that if I'm eating healt... Read more
Do I see myself reaching my goal?
This is an interesting question. If you had asked me three weeks ago, I would have said "Nah, my weight is good enough now." But then I realized that I have come SO FAR, and while I feel pretty good at th... Read more
It's Been, One Week
Yes, if my title sounds familiar, it is a lyric from a song by Barenaked Ladies :-)
My last week has not been very good. I thought that I might have some difficulty getting back into the swing of things after the cruise, and it has proved ... Read more
What do I want to be when I grow up??
The biggest stressor in my life right now -- where do I go next with my career? I am a lawyer and have been for 10 years. I really do enjoy the intellectual stimulation I get from practicing, but I absolutely HATE the time demand. I think 40 ... Read more
Happy Non-Valentines Day!
I don't really need an alternative plan for Valentines Day -- I don't really celebrate it. I came out against V-Day in high school, because it always seemed sorta silly to me. DH is not that big on it, either, because he'd rather surprise me w... Read more
Cruising towards a healthier lifestyle
Well, I am back from Ships and Dip III -- the cruise that got me to finally buckle down and lose weight! It was completely amazing and a totally different kind of fun than I had last year. There were still all the great bands and then some -- ... Read more
Updating my resume
I've finally updated my resume! I know that part of the reason I have put this off is that I'm quite reluctant to get back into practicing law full time. I love the time that I get to spend with my daughter when I'm only working 30-40 hours a ... Read more