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Interesting realization

Saturday, February 04, 2012      1 comments

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

Sunday, May 03, 2009      0 comments

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

Thursday, July 24, 2008      2 comments

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

Digestion challenge

Friday, May 16, 2008      0 comments

Oops, somehow I was thinking this was due today -- I think we were supposed to do this yesterday emoticon The ... Read more

Swimsuit Challenge Starting Stats

Sunday, May 04, 2008      1 comments

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 Neck: 14 Chest: 41.5 Shoulders:... Read more

Miraval Dorm

Monday, April 21, 2008      3 comments

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

Sunday, April 06, 2008      4 comments

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 ... Read more

I need new motivation

Tuesday, March 18, 2008      1 comments

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

Little Reminders

Saturday, March 01, 2008      0 comments

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

Short Blog

Thursday, February 28, 2008      1 comments

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

Saturday, February 16, 2008      0 comments

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??

Saturday, February 09, 2008      1 comments

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!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008      0 comments

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

Monday, February 04, 2008      2 comments

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

Thursday, January 24, 2008      2 comments

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


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