I'm still here, still Sparking, and making real progress towards getting back down to a healthy weight.
These days my food is mostly paleo plus beans, some dairy, and the occasional dessert or alcoholic drink. I am 100% gluten free, and tr... Read more
I finally got around to taking some pictures of my latest apartment. There's something about resetting the clocks at the end of Daylight Savings Time that makes me nostalgic each year, so I thought I'd take this opportunity to have a little walk... Read more
Signing up for a CSA half-share was a fantastic decision, but I am currently drowning in cucumbers, which I don't particularly care for. So this evening I took another step in the world of DIY culinary adventure. Fingers crossed, in a couple of ... Read more
Thank you so, so much to everyone who left comments on my last blog! I am a bit overwhelmed by the number of positive responses, kind words of encouragement, and sympathetic "me too!"s that you all shared. It just goes to show that this communit... Read more
Well, I've been avoiding Spark like the plague recently because I'm a bit embarrassed by how far I have fallen. There's something about the type of insidious, persistent stress of university life that makes me pack on pounds; my weight is nearly... Read more
Ok, you know how some women can't go into a shoe/purse/clothing/jewelry/ma keup store without dropping tons of cash on items they hadn't planned on buying? THAT'S ME WITH FARMER'S MARKETS!
Only, I can't feel too guilty about it because i... Read more
Is it possible to have a crush on a farmer's market? Because I TOTALLY DO! Oh my goodness, you guys! I was very fond of the farmers' markets that I went to in Massachusetts, but they don't hold a candle to what we've got here in central Pennsylv... Read more
...aka, getting back on track.
So, as many of you know, in the past month I've quit my job, packed up my apartment, relocated 400+ miles away to a town where I don't know a single person, moved in with roommates for the first time in six y... Read more
It's really happening, you guys! I have officially begun writing a new chapter in my life. I've left my job in corporate America, moved four-hundred odd miles away, and am one and a half weeks away from beginning my new stint as a grad student! ... Read more
To get back on a more positive track, here are some yummy-nummy food pictures that I just pulled off my camera. (Warning - DEFINITELY not conventional-wisdom healthy, lol)
First...chicken breast wrapped in bacon:
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It's official - I am no longer employed by corporate America! Grad school, here I come!
I said all my goodbyes yesterday, went out for lunch with my lab group, and then went out for margaritas with a bunch of people after work. Everyone was... Read more
I woke up this morning with a healthy touch of DOMS, a sunny disposition, and this song stuck in my head: youtu.be/Av5WivuFAzk
I'm done stressing out about quitting my job to go back to school and I'm back to being excited... Read more