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This week...the NACHO debate

Saturday, April 11, 2015      12 comments

It's been one of those weeks - between the back-to-school blues, heavy workload and deadlines, cold and rainy weather...I've really been craving comfort food. Which for me = NACHOS! I gave in and had some last night, but this is how I've... Read more

Where I recommit...

Friday, April 03, 2015      12 comments

One thing I've learned is that I never really start over... I have all of the extra weight I gained, but also the extra experience and knowledge. I never have to go back to square one. So instead of starting over...I recommit. As I... Read more

4 Things I Learned on Today's Bike Ride

Monday, March 30, 2015      16 comments

Today is the first day of spring break...and after two very challenging weeks of midterms, project deadlines, paper submissions, and data verification, I am really excited to be slowing down and taking some time for myself! So when I was ... Read more

Weekend hike

Monday, March 09, 2015      11 comments

Yesterday, I went hiking with a couple of friends at a park I hadn't visited yet - Blue Mounds State Park. It was beautiful!! The weather was perfect, in the low 40's, but there was still a lot of snow on the ground. And we timed it to ... Read more


Sunday, March 01, 2015      14 comments

I think I've finished it...let me know what you think! ... Read more

Need help finishing my latest painting

Friday, February 27, 2015      9 comments

I decided to start with this picture as a model/base: Here's what I've got so far: ..... Read more


Saturday, February 21, 2015      13 comments

It's been a great weekend so far! Yesterday, I went snow shoeing on the lake, and today I went cross-country skiing. The place we went was a lot hillier than the place I went last time, so I KNOW I got a great workout! But I'm not sure ... Read more

Ten Pounds?!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015      15 comments

Over the years, as I have gained, and lost, and regained yet more...10 pounds kind of stopped seeming significant. After all, when your entire goal is 10 pounds it's huge! When it's a quarter, or less, of your goal, you just don't feel like it... Read more


Sunday, February 15, 2015      13 comments

In early January, I fell off a bouldering wall. Badly sprained my ankle... I was in a brace full-time for two weeks, then I could only take it off at home for another two weeks... It would swell up just from a long walk for the first ... Read more

My First Painting

Friday, February 13, 2015      16 comments

It's been one of those really crappy weeks where I should have just stayed in bed! Actually, it started last week - when I went for my first run since hurting my ankle, and it swelled up and ached the whole next day. I iced it, babied it, and ... Read more

Finally got to SKI!

Monday, February 09, 2015      14 comments

This weekend, I finally managed to go for my first cross-country skiing trip! I was one of several beginners on the trip - and we had a REALLY hard time staying upright once we were going downhill! At one point, the guy in front of me fell... Read more

The Bathtub Antics, Continued... (video blog)

Saturday, February 07, 2015      2 comments

So, it's a fact: Miss Kitty is the cutest, sweetest, funniest, smartest, greatest cat in the whole world. You can trust me. I'm not biased! :) Her bathtub antics continue...and somehow, in spite of myself, I cannot stop taking pictures a... Read more

Winter Carnival

Monday, February 02, 2015      15 comments

Tonight was the outdoor club's big welcome back event...and coming on the heels of this weekend's blizzard, it was a beautiful night to get out and explore! It was also my first time walking on the lake - I've been so nervous that the ice will ... Read more

I met a nutritionist today...

Thursday, January 29, 2015      12 comments

Everything I've learned about healthy eating comes from what I've read - articles, recipes, books, etc. And one things I've learned is that the most dangerous thing you can do is assume that you know everything! So when I found out that s... Read more

Don't let this happen to you!

Monday, January 26, 2015      14 comments

Not sure I love some of the words in this cartoon...but you get the idea! ... Read more

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