Reasons why today rocked...
1 - didn't go to work (first time in 3+ weeks)
2 - made raspberry pancakes :)
3 - ate a few dark chocolate cadbury crunchie eggs
4 - worked off all the food w/ 4+ hours of hiking & letterboxing :) ... Read more
A little confession:
I don't often get a chance to watch the Biggest Loser on TV -- because it's 2 long, drawn out hours. But I caught it tonight. And tonight, like almost every other night that I've watched an episode, I got hungry. I f... Read more
Lil frustrated, but I'll get over it
I'm a firm believer that things do work out in the end. When you're struggling to understand why things aren't going your way or you've fallen off the bandwagon for the umpteenth time this month/year/etc., it's time to dust off your knees and k... Read more
I've been going on about how Half-Priced Chocolate Day is my favorite foodie day in February, but I was forgetting it's close 2nd place counterpart -- CHILI FEST!!!
Now before you go scolding me on the fact that I ate 7 different chilis at ... Read more
I've been asked a few times why I use the eye as my profile picture -- not just on SP but on other social network sites as well. Some people are bothered by it. My guess is that those are the same people that have issues touching their eyeball... Read more
Half-priced chocolate day
Best day in February has officially arrived -- it's Half-Priced Chocolate Day!
Yes, I know I'm trying to diet and eat healthy...but (lip quivers) it is chocolate and it is delicious -- oh and I did mention it was half priced?
And yes, ... Read more
Oh just suck it up - er, that's what I have to tell myself
If you've followed my blog for a long time, you know that I'm not a huge fan of the big V-Day. So much in fact that I refer to it only as Eve-to-Half-Priced-Chocolate (a second rate holiday in my opinion and the 3rd best holiday in the month of... Read more
Paid it forward
I've always liked the idea of paying something forward. If you're unfamiliar, there's a movie with Helen Hunt & Kevin Spacey about the idea. The basic premise is that when someone does something nice for you, instead of paying them back direct... Read more
SP site advertised what?
Tangent for the day...
Yes, I love that SparkPeople is free to use and continues to stay free because of the advertisements that run along the top, sides, and/or center parts of the webpages. Typically these ads promote a new healthier ... Read more
Dear Mother Nature,
Just curious -- did you get the memo that it's supposed to be winter? Now I'm really not complaining about the amazing weather upstate NY is having at the moment. I mean, I don't recall ever being able to escape lab fo... Read more
I finally reached my wit's end with this allergy/cold/whatever that's been dragging me down for a week. I've tried everything from plenty of rest and hot liquids to medicines, sleeping with my head/chest elevated, and even rubbing on VaporRub. ... Read more
sigh - still sick
ok - maybe this isn't allergies? Honestly, at this point I can't tell if it's severe winter allergies (thanks warm spell in the middle of the winter) or a nasty cold (aka - upper respiratory infection). At this point, they're basically the sam... Read more
ack - allergies suck
Anyone else in allergic hell right about now? Heck, I study allergy cells in a lab setting and I still can't grasp why my allergies can be so bad in the middle of winter. Per my allergy skin tests, I'm only mildly allergic to dust and mold. M... Read more
over the hump already
Welcome to Wednesday Hump Day!
I did the next set of running intervals for my running training plan this morning. This time, I actually paid attention and ran the correct interval set for Week 1 Day 3. On a happy note, I feel pretty good ... Read more
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I woke up in the middle of the night with a bad headache again. Actually, it's the painful headache and pounding in my head that wakes me up. This is roughly the 4th time it's happened in about a month. I thought it was prednisone withdrawals... Read more