For some reason his death has really hit me hard. I am not sure why; I almost pride myself on not being any sort of groupie. Objectively I tell myself that if I died he wouldn't care, so why should the opposite be true? I always liked his mus... Read more
A weekend of wine
I am back from my much anticipated weekend in the Napa Valley. In a word, it was awesome. And WAAAAY too short.
My brother and sister in law have been married 25 years today. As childless professionals, they are pretty well off. They li... Read more
Blog Prompt - Do I force myself to eat healthy foods that I don't like?
The answer is a qualified "no". Without question, I love to eat and got myself into this mess because of that. However, I really can't imagine going through life without enjoying food. And to be honest, I don't think that's a bad thing.
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So last night I went to my second Springsteen concert in less than a year. Prior to that, I had never been to one, so it's not like I do this all the time. We had tickets for a concert at the end of July in Giants Stadium. Unfortunately, due... Read more
A disappointing anniversary
On May 15, 2008, I wrote a blog here (my first, I think) about how thrilled I was with the 40 pounds I lost. And so much ahead of schedule. Well, here it is a year later, and I have only lost about 4 additional pounds. This is after gaining b... Read more
What is your biggest fitness accomplishment so far?
I know this was actually last week's blog prompt, but I never answered it.
Like so many others on Spark, exercise was never a big part of my life. As a child, I discovered that I did very well in school. When I was in first grade, I was ... Read more
Yankee Stadium - Part 2
Ok, I've been giving this one a lot of thought. Anyone who follows baseball knows that this was a Yankee loss of historic proportions (22-4, including a 14 run second inning). Maybe it is best if I don't dwell on the game or the Yankees at th... Read more
We are going to the new stadium on Saturday!!! Late afternoon game, supposed to be in the 70s, should be great. Let's just hope they don't get pounded like they did today.
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I was sick all day today. I developed a headache shortly after I woke up. I would say a migraine, but I don't think it was quite as bad as a migraine. But similar in certain ways. This has happened before but not too often. The last one I r... Read more
Some Little Slip-Ups
I have definitely slipped up and had more sugar this week than I would have liked. This was in part because of the death of a cousin (DH's cousin, actually). It sent me into a bit of a tailspin. I slipped up at the repast and did not turn awa... Read more
My Sugar Battles
Without going into a lot of detail, they have actually been pretty good. I've made a lot of progress in the last month or two as far as fighting my sugar demons is concerned. I've drastically reduced my intake of refined sugar, and I am very p... Read more
A Non-Scale Victory
I have been wearing XL T-shirts ever since I can remember. Depending on the cut of my shirt and my current weight, sometimes they could be a little snug.
Today in my office, they were giving out free t-shirts (some organization; I am sti... Read more
Couldn't handle the praise
I know it's been a little while. I have a few things i can comment on. Last Saturday, the 14th, I went to a family gathering. My cousin's (actually my husband's) son just returned from a tour of duty in Iraq. He has been in the military for ... Read more
Just to clarify
When I talk about giving up sugar, I am only talking about refined sugars, which includes HFCS of course. I am NOT talking about fruit. I love fruit and I think it is very good for you!!! It is beside the point that today I was not very good ... Read more
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What is my biggest healthy eating accomplishment so far?
I just answered this question on the Daily Spark. I LOVE edamame!!! A year ago, I never even heard of it. Now it is one of my real favorites. Give me shelled edamame, and I am a very happy woman. Fortunately, it is frequently on the salad b... Read more