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That's what I told myself yesterday during a hike in the local park. Thanks to the engaging writing of Agatha Christie, I managed an hour worth of climbing up and down trails. Audio books appear to be the key to distract my otherwise busy mind s... Read more
hitting that reset button
I haven't weighed myself for probably as long as I had been absent from SP. Work and being part of the support group for my dying grandfather plus other life drama took their toll on me, resulting two separate episodes of long stretched battle a... Read more
Post 14.5-hour work day
Well, I made through the 100-ish mile drive in the storm for work and also to our satellite office. That's something to celebrate as the major freeways were all flooded. I didn't get to any workout, but I'm pretty sure that I ate enough fruit to... Read more
Work drama that I do NOT need
Really...as if I don't have enough on my plate, I am being forced to confront drama unfolding at work. It's only Tuesday and I am already exhausted! Tomorrow, unfortunately, is going to be a super long day at work. My one saving grace today was ... Read more
Yep, I dropped the ball for the past eight months or so in order to deal with the overwhelming combo of school and work. I am certain that lots of emotional eating took place, but the worst part was giving up regular workout. I want to make the ... Read more
it's time to whip out the calendar
I didn't keep up with exercise last month at all. In fact, I suspect that I only managed five sessions of treadmill...ugh. No need to look back and beat myself up about it, lif... Read more
oh wow it sure has been a while
...and I am slowly gaining. At 127.8 lbs, to be precise. Yikes and more yikes. I am not taking care of my health as much as I should, eating and exercising both. What I have been doing is working hard at my new job and trying to stay on top of r... Read more
the scale went up, but i'm feeling strong
January was hectic with the starting of a new job and new semester at graduate school, not to mention all the prep work associated with lunar new year. I did not spend much time fussing over nutrition and exercise, so that's probably why my weig... Read more
pre-lunar new year mania
Lunar New Year is a big deal in our extended family and I love all the tradition and cuisine associated with this holiday. This year Lunar New Year takes place on Monday Jan. 26, but there is a lot to do before the new year just like Christmas. ... Read more
chocolate truffles for lunch
Before heading into the office, I decided to swing by the downtown area for a quick bite. After several random turns, I ended up inside an European bakery. Long story short, yes I actually bought a box of six chocolate truffles and shared the co... Read more
when i walk on the treadmill...
...I watch instant play on Netflix. So far I have finished 12 seasons worth of "Murder, She Wrote" as each episode is perfectly timed for about 45 minutes. I also finished the great BBC production of "Inspector Alleyn Mysteries" and I was hungry... Read more
personal day a.k.a. mental health day
Since I did not have any meetings/presentations scheduled for work today, I drove to P's town for brunch. We went to one of my favorite French restaurants and was led to a table by the window...it was wonderful to eat leisurely even though I onl... Read more
update on job and life
Sorry my fellow sparkers for my absence, it's been rather stressful in this neck of the woods.
I have been working as the Educational Consultant for a nonprofit organization helping youth with disabilities make the transition into work plac... Read more
take the job?
Today I went to an interview with a nonprofit organization that does great work with youth and was offered the position of Educational Consultant. It's a part time position and seems to be a good fit in terms of personalities of the team, but I ... Read more
discovery du jour
2nd entry of the day so I'll keep it short
So I was tracking my treadmill time on SP and thought to my... Read more