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Time for more protein!
Friday, April 28, 2017      4 comments

Today I swam for the first time in at least six months. Wow! What a workout! I swim for about 40 minutes, 40 lengths of the pool (a little more than half a mile) and at the end, I exited the pool completely wrung out. Sometimes swimming is borin... Read more
Playing with our food
Thursday, April 27, 2017      6 comments

Mentally, I'm feeling SOOO much better today. Not sure why, but I'll take it! For dinner, I made buttermilk-beet borscht (a super easy and yummy recipe, and a great way to start a meal), followed by pan-seared grouper and roasted cauliflowe... Read more
Tough times and rocky seas
Wednesday, April 26, 2017      4 comments

I have been having a tough time for the last week or two. Lots of stress, lots of enmity towards the children. Who, of course, usually deserve it -- but a good mommy just doesn't act on all those feelings of frustration. There's a difference bet... Read more
Lack of Stopping Power
Tuesday, April 25, 2017      6 comments

I felt tired all day today. I also felt that I deserved some self-love after a long weekend. So I picked up my favorite healthy lunch, poke with brown rice, and biked down the beach to eat it in a beautiful spot. Have you tried poke? I l... Read more
Recovering from the weekend
Monday, April 24, 2017      5 comments

It's been a tough weekend around here. In many ways it was a normal weekend, but when you have a five-year-old and a three-year-old, even a normal weekend can be tough. So much whining! So much crying (from both of them, and finally, from me). I... Read more
Small but Steady
Saturday, April 22, 2017      4 comments

First of all, my apologies to my Spring 5% Weight Loss Challenge team, the Awesome A's. I DID track food, drink water, and exercise yesterday (25 minutes on the exercise bike was the highlight) but forgot to log it on the team log. So no perfect... Read more
The perfect is the enemy of the good
Thursday, April 20, 2017      10 comments

I'm very proud of myself today! On only five hours of sleep (a bad start, I know), I conducted a successful series of usability test. Along the way, I managed to get in a 15 minute walk around the office complex, and I also resisted the followin... Read more
Nerdstrong
Tuesday, April 18, 2017      7 comments

Love the nerdy things in life? You might like sci-fi based workouts at Nerdstrong gym in Hollywood: https://nyti.ms/2oK2RRP It's a neat concept, and a fun article, but in all seriousness: how many of us have ever felt th... Read more
Challenges: the good and the bad
Tuesday, April 18, 2017      4 comments

Right now I'm a member of two different challenges via two different apps. From Spark, I'm participating in the 5% weight loss challenge as a member of the Awesome A's team. So far, I have lost 1.4 pounds in the first week, and I have been very ... Read more
Danger: late night snacks!
Monday, April 17, 2017      7 comments

It had been a low-calorie day, thanks to getting up late and modest meals. After an evening workout, I was hungry and under my calories. So I decided to treat myself to a Skinny Cow ice cream bar. Delicious. Except ... That delicious chocolatey... Read more
Another mostly successful day
Sunday, April 16, 2017      4 comments

A great morning bike ride with the family - a fun way to be active. And since I was towing my daughter and all our stuff up and down hills, I definitely got a workout! The family got gelato at the halfway point; I tasted theirs, but got myself i... Read more
Friday, Friday
Saturday, April 15, 2017      8 comments

So ... I am 40 cals over my goal for today. That includes all the calories I earned from exercising too. Disappointing! But I had the following successes: - exercised for 66 minutes, including my first jog in over 6 months - reached 10k steps ... Read more
It's not what life gives you, it's how you respond
Friday, April 14, 2017      4 comments

A great video on positivity and seeing the glass as half full: https://www.facebook.com
/Channel4News/videos/10154
734275256939/ This man went through extreme tragedy, losing his young son. And in the aftermath he di... Read more
I am the kind of person who ...
Friday, April 14, 2017      3 comments

Listened to a great podcast today: Freakonomics' episode called, "Could Solving This One Problem Solve All the Others?" freakonomics.com/podcast
/solving-one-problem-solve
-others/ In this podcast, two scientists tal... Read more
Running for my life
Thursday, April 13, 2017      2 comments

Here's one more reason to get back to running when I'm cleared by the physical therapist: An hour of running may add up to 7 hours of lifespan. https://www.nytimes.com/
2017/04/12/well/move/an-ho
ur-of-running-may-add-seve
n... Read more

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