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A little silliness--a poem

Saturday, November 24, 2012      4 comments

I wrote this poem the other morning. Whenever I get up before it's light out I think of Robert Louis Stevenson's "Bed in Summer." (http://www.poetryfoundation.o
rg/poem/171943) Sweat in Winter (an homage to RLS’s Bed in Summer) In ... Read more

7 pounds in 7 weeks

Wednesday, February 29, 2012      3 comments

I've been back on track for 55 days now. (I started tracking again on January 5, 2012.) Though there is nothing significant about 55 days (Doesn't a normal person wait until 60?) it felt like a good day for a check in. Let's face it. Measu... Read more

How am I supposed to get back on track?

Thursday, February 23, 2012      2 comments

This past weekend was my reunion weekend. I flew to Chicago without my husband and daughters and met up with friends from high school. Looking my best for the weekend had been helping to motivate me since early January. I'd planned to eat bad... Read more

2 weeks of p90x

Saturday, January 21, 2012      1 comments

I just completed week two of P90x. I really love it. It feels great. I've never before put so much emphasis on strength training. I really like it. I'm noticeably stronger and more flexible after only two weeks. I think I'm starting to see... Read more

A lower fat diet?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012      0 comments

So, I bit the bullet and weighed in. The numberical reality makes me want to cry. I can't believe I let myself gain so much. But what's done is done. So, once I entered the new weight and the new goal, it didn't change my calorie goals or an... Read more

I'm so proud of myself: I skipped my workout!

Saturday, January 07, 2012      1 comments

I was planned to start doing P90x with a friend today. We had it all worked out. I was going to head to her house as soon as she dropped her son at a birthday party. I was really excited to get started, because I've seen people have amazing r... Read more


Wednesday, April 06, 2011      0 comments

Mrs. Honeycomb's company gave me an idea, how about a contest with a prize? But I don't want one that is results based. I want one that is goal based. So here is what I'm thinking: Everyone sets daily nutrition, fitness and other goals. Ever... Read more

The good and the bad

Sunday, April 03, 2011      2 comments

The good news is that I've lost three pounds. I'm back to 145. The bad news is that I'm averaging less than a pound per month (which isn't really fair, because I've been far from consistent since my last weigh in, December 9th.) Also, I'm 18 ... Read more


Saturday, April 02, 2011      0 comments

I worked out today despite very little sleep. I couldn't fall asleep for hours. Then Eleanor got into my bed around 2:30. While she slept, she kicked me in the stomach...repeatedly. Uggg. I gave up and got up around 5:30. I had to be at wo... Read more

It fits!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, April 01, 2011      5 comments

I just picked up my bridesmaid dress. It looks amazing. (Thank god. I was so nervous!!!! I was afraid it wouldn't close.) The only thing it needs is a tiny bit taken off the bottom. I still want to loose more before the wedding. (Don't I ... Read more

Why is this so hard?

Thursday, March 31, 2011      4 comments

I never used to have problems keeping myself on track. This is day 3 of getting up and working out, but I'm still strugging to eat properly. And it really used to come pretty easily. This is worse than when I first started. My sister's wedd... Read more

Week One Results

Thursday, December 09, 2010      0 comments

I've lost 2 lbs since December 1. As an experienced Sparker, and a weight management coach, I know that is fantastic. I was expecting more like 1.5 a week. As someone who has gained 20 lbs, I just want my body back. And see the scale at 148 ... Read more

Migraines sure mess with my plans :(

Wednesday, December 08, 2010      2 comments

I didn't work out today. That really bums me out. There was a Hanukah party at my daughter's preschool at 8:45am. Then one of her friends from school and her mom came over to play. By the time they left, I was starting to feel lousy. It's a... Read more

America's Test Kitchen!!!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010      0 comments

I got to meet the cast of America's Test Kitchen last night. There was an event at the Brattle Theater in Cambridge, MA. I had so much fun. There was a large Q&A during which I got to ask about substitutes for red wine. (It gives me migraines)... Read more

Another day is done

Monday, December 06, 2010      0 comments

I didn't work out today, but I hadn't planned to. I don't want to overuse the area I'm rehabbing. (Tomorrow, I'll hit the Y after PT. ) Plus, I had hours of work to do preparing to become a tutor and taking the SAT. I did quite well. Think m... Read more

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