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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What the Boston Marathon Means to Me

Tuesday, April 16, 2013      294 comments

As I walk around Boston today, law enforcement is making its presence known: SWAT teams, K9, National Guard, BPD, State Police - they are all out and about. So are the blue and yellow BAA jackets. The uniform of the runners. Some who didn't... Read more

Day 17: Feeling Official

Friday, April 05, 2013      21 comments

Coming to the realization that I will actually have two jobs starting on Monday. Since I decided to do consultations only on evenings and weekends, I actually booked three consultations for Saturday morning. People are finding me through my arti... Read more

Day 16: Rediscovering the Smoothie

Thursday, April 04, 2013      22 comments

I made a very simple smoothie yesterday for lunch: fresh strawberries, crushed ice, coconut almond milk, and a scoop of french vanilla protein powder. It made a huge portion and it was only 200 calories and 20 grams of protein. Kept me full til ... Read more

Days 14-15

Wednesday, April 03, 2013      12 comments

My first day back to running was good. I usually don't have a problem with Week 1 of C25K. It's everything after that that's tough! I was on the treadmill, but hope to run ... Read more

Days 11-13: Feeling the Sun

Monday, April 01, 2013      12 comments

Saturday was a great day. We went for a long walk and of course ruined the exercise with ice cream, but it was worth it. Saturday night was rough, lots of night waking from Keira and Sunday morning was just as bad. Surprisingly, she decide... Read more

Day 9-10: Getting There

Friday, March 29, 2013      11 comments

Starting to feel a bit like I used to when I limited my food intake and moved more, which is great. Isn't it weird that how when you are not paying attention to what you eat, you can forget what actual hunger feels like. I had two good days, esp... Read more

Day 8 - Committing

Tuesday, March 26, 2013      11 comments

Yesterday my Dietbet started. For those who don't know, it's a competition to lose 4% of your body weight in 4 weeks. You put up real money into the pot and whomever meets the goal splits the pot. So if you meet your goal, you're guaranteed your... Read more

Days 4-7 - More Illness, But It's a Brand New Week!

Monday, March 25, 2013      17 comments

Yes, no updates for the last few days. But it's a brand new week and I feel recharged again. Here's what happened: emoticonRead more

Day 3 - Can't wait to get out of there...

Thursday, March 21, 2013      16 comments

Yesterday was another trying day. Keira will just not settle in daycare since her favorite teachers left. She's acting like we just started going there (we started in September!) with the separation anxiety and screaming and crying. She cried so... Read more

Day 2 - More snow, less fun!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013      13 comments

Yep, another freaking snow day! Keira's school was closed, meaning I'm home with her all day as she gets antsy about going places and generally in a bad mood. I had to reschedule clients and occupy a toddler all day. I love spending time wi... Read more

Day 1

Tuesday, March 19, 2013      20 comments

Lent for me (Greek Orthodox) started yesterday and I figured it was as good a time as any (post St. Patrick's Day!) to get going on my goals. Hence "Day 1." So I tracked food (and realized I forgot to log some stuff, oops... tough to get ba... Read more

Here I Am

Monday, March 04, 2013      20 comments

February was another hell of a month, (ear tubes surgery for Keira, mono for Jon, lots of work for me) but I am back onboard in March. I am challenging myself to do something active every day (even SparkGuy's (in)famous 10 minutes a day) a... Read more

13 for '13

Friday, January 04, 2013      29 comments

13 Things I Want to Do in 2013: emoticon1. Go on a real vacation somewhere warm (even if it's only a few days) ... Read more

Learning to Treat Myself Well Again

Wednesday, January 02, 2013      24 comments

Hi everyone! I hope your holidays were happy and that you are looking forward to a wonderful 2013. I sure am. I'm not going to lie. The last part of 2012 (going back to work full-time) was a huge adjustment for me, and I struggled to make ... Read more

Happy November!

Thursday, November 01, 2012      21 comments

I'm sorry I have been out of touch with my SparkFriends, and I hope you are doing well, especially those of you hit hard by Sandy. Here's what's up: emoticonRead more


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