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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
House-hunting!
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
Juicing!
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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