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Dramatic Weight Loss and Being A Woman
Thursday, November 11, 2010      15 comments

Hey Ladies, This is less of a blog and more of a general inquiry because I am definitely experiencing different things every month. Please respond with personal experience, what you know to be true, and medical research if you've gone so f... Read more
My First RACE REPORT!!! Hot Chocolate 5K - November 6, 2010
Monday, November 08, 2010      20 comments

It's called "The Sweetest Race In Chicago" and for my first venture into the world of "competitive running" it honestly could not have been a better day. The festivities began on Friday evening with race packet pick-up at Union Station in C... Read more
Well...THAT didn't go quite as planned!
Thursday, November 04, 2010      16 comments

You ever have one of those nights where EVERYTHING goes wrong? Tonight was that night for me. It's Wednesday, which means it's swim night. The day went relatively well and so I was looking forward to the pool. I stay late at work on Wednesda... Read more
The Hardest Part of the Day, or Owner of a Hungry Heart
Monday, November 01, 2010      13 comments

It's the middle of the afternoon on a Monday. The weekend is over, the work week has only just begun, and I'm hungry. But not really hungry. Not stomach growling, need to eat for sustenance hungry. Bored hungry, sad hungry, tired hungry, too... Read more
3.1 Miles - A Conversation With Myself
Friday, October 29, 2010      17 comments

Alarm clock. Beeping. This is the day. Today I'm going to do it. Jesus, it's cold! Woo - like SERIOUSLY cold. Turn the heat on. Bathroom. Wake up. Breathe. Wake up. Breathe. Pet the cat - morning buddy. I'm doing this. I'm going to... Read more
Graduation Day
Tuesday, October 26, 2010      18 comments

The news about the weather today in Chicago started about 3 days ago. Seriously. They've been hyping this HUGE COLOSSAL WIND STORM that is going to take down trees and uproot buildings and put us out of power for weeks for days now. They've n... Read more
The Zone: Velocity = Distance/Time
Thursday, October 21, 2010      5 comments

I've been thinking a lot about science lately. I never really got much out of my science classes - to me there were just a lot of equations to memorize and not enough practical applications. I'm a hands on learner in every sense of the word. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 6 Months of Spark - A Celebration
Friday, October 15, 2010      68 comments

When I woke up this morning the air was crisp. I had my duvet pulled up to my nose and my cat was curled up in his usual ball of warmth at my side. A perfect morning to laze around and stay in bed too long, making myself late for work. Bu... Read more
Belle of the Ball
Tuesday, October 12, 2010      13 comments

I'm really lucky in my job that I get to go to a lot of Openings, Benefits and other special functions. Sometimes it's a pain in the butt, but then I just think about how fortunate I am to be able to schmooze with some really important people a... Read more
What Quitting Looks Like Now
Thursday, October 07, 2010      19 comments

I gotta be honest with you - I thought 50 pounds would never come. And when I really step back and look at it, it didn't take that long at all. But when we're caught up in the day to day grind of not seeing the numbers we want on the scale, wh... Read more
Amazing Inspirational Video!
Wednesday, October 06, 2010      8 comments

In honour of my 50 pound weight loss and the kick off to the next 50, I decided to re-post this incredible video that my friend found and posted on Facebook today. Wow. If this guy weren't in a relationship, I might hunt him down. W... Read more
A Weekend of More Wine Than Water (and my First Offical Race Report!)
Monday, October 04, 2010      7 comments

I'm going to write this blog in reverse chronological order because my weekend definitely started out better than it ended (dietary wise). It was a jam-packed weekend from start to finish: Saturday - AIDS Walk/Run 5K Phone date wi... Read more
Vanity Sizing
Thursday, September 30, 2010      17 comments

A few weeks ago I celebrated walking into Lane Bryant and buying the smallest size they had on the rack. At the time, I couldn't believe that anything fit, but I accepted it and skipped joyfully out of the store thinking that I had just gotten ... Read more
The Weight Watcher Challenge
Tuesday, September 28, 2010      13 comments

The SparkPeople blogosphere is awash with fall challenges and with the cooler weather every single one of my Spark Friends seems to be gearing up for the holidays and rocking out a challenge to kick of the start of this crazy season. So I w... Read more
A Colourful Weekend Indeed
Monday, September 20, 2010      7 comments

In addition to it being the first full weekend of shows for me at the theatre, I had a jam-packed weekend of activities planned, making for a very busy couple of days this past weekend! After a decent performance on Friday night of "Sunday ... Read more

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