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Ready for a Change

Monday, March 11, 2013      2 comments

You know how sometimes you just know you're ready? Like the days when you can pop right out of bed well-rested? Or when a presentation feels just right? Or when you make a decision with no hesitation? I'm finally there. For months, I've be... Read more

Tight Pants

Thursday, February 09, 2012      2 comments

I fear the utter (and necessary, unfortunately) lack of spinning in my life is leading to Bigger Thighs. My skinny jeans are decidedly skinnier than me. Woe. So now I need to lose weight for reals. Because I'm not buying bigger pants ... Read more

Where to start?

Monday, January 30, 2012      6 comments

I last blogged at the end of September after turning 30 and feeling and in a bit of a third-life crisis. Apparently, I needed a good swift kick to make me appreciate my life more and since then, its been one dramatic health turn after another. ... Read more

Rediscovering Me

Monday, September 26, 2011      3 comments

To say that it's been a while since I blogged would be a vast understatement. Since April, when I last wrote, I've been sort of off the grid, wrapped up in summer and all its glory--swimming, vacationing, lazing away, and generally in a state of... Read more

Salads, Salads bo-Balads

Thursday, April 14, 2011      4 comments

So, now that it's getting warmer out, salads are finally staring to sounds at least somewhat appealing. (Phew--it's been a while!) And I'be really been trying to mix it up with the offering so I don't get sick of them right away. Thought I'd sha... Read more


Monday, April 11, 2011      1 comments

So, if I haven't mentioned it here before, I am a a huge design nerd. Yes, I'm an editor by trade, but my heart belongs to fabric swatches, antique hutches, paint chips and fabulously ugly lamps. And after about 4 years in our small starte... Read more

Feeling Sparkly! (And Sore)

Thursday, March 31, 2011      1 comments

Of course, for me, those two things do tend to go hand-in-hand. I've been sticking to a regular diet for the past month or so, and now I'm back into an exercise regime as well. I did a spin class on Sunday, bootcamp Monday morning at 6 am and ra... Read more

Starting Over

Monday, February 28, 2011      3 comments

It's been a little over a month since I last blogged. And yes, a little over a month since I last tracked my diet or exercise regularly, too. Ugh. Completely unacceptable! Now, that's not to say that I've been binging and laying around for ... Read more

The Four-Pound Challenge

Monday, January 24, 2011      6 comments

By my calculation, I have almost 30 lbs to lose before I'm at my goal weight. But here's the thing. I've been losing and gaining the same three pounds since June. That's 8 months of losing a pound a week for three weeks and then gaining it back ... Read more

Stress and the (newly!) Social Girl

Friday, January 14, 2011      2 comments

This weekend is going to be delightful. Adam and I are meeting a good friend for her birthday party at a wonderful Indian restaurant tonight--then out for ice cream and a movie with the group. I've mentioned before that I don't have a large soc... Read more


Tuesday, January 11, 2011      1 comments

My husband says that every time I say I'm juicing, he pictures me shooting steroids. haha. Not that kind of juicing. This kind: My mom found one of those expensive Jack LaL... Read more

The Scales of Disappointment

Monday, January 10, 2011      6 comments

This weekend was lovely. Just the right balance of work, play and relax. Friday night we stayed in, made healthy enchiladas and watched Inception on Blue Ray. Saturday we went to the Contemporary Art Center (Cincinnati's is wonderful), sto... Read more

Not So Random Acts of Kindness

Wednesday, January 05, 2011      5 comments

I've spent a lot of time this week thinking about my goals for the year--both personally and professionally--and I've come to the conclusion that they're rather self-centered. Not that I'm giving up on them already! Nope. Just adding to th... Read more

So far so good

Tuesday, January 04, 2011      2 comments

Well, I know we're only 4 days into the new year, but I for one am delighted with my four days of stick-to-it-iveness. So far, my year is off to an excellent start. I have: - Prepared and tracked breakfast, lunch and dinner for the w... Read more

2010 Recap and Goals for 2011

Sunday, January 02, 2011      1 comments

So, last year, in March, I restarted SparkPeople (for real this time!) and have been actively engaged since, alternatively losing and maintaining weight. I started out at about 190 lbs Read more

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