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Can't Stop Eating!
Tuesday, June 07, 2011      25 comments

I think I have a tape worm. Usually the onset of warm weather takes away my appetite, but this year, the onset of the sun has brought out my ability to bike and run and swim and sit out soaking up the rays. I'm already more tan this year than ... Read more
Exercising (Not Exorcising) The Inner Diva
Monday, May 30, 2011      14 comments

Hey Everyone! I wrote a DailySpark Guest Blog! You can find it here:
orcising_the_inner_diva Although it's a little dated now, I'm particularly proud of t... Read more
Because I Missed It
Tuesday, May 24, 2011      28 comments

I said I was taking a month off running. I made it 22 days. When I woke up this morning, I never would have thought in a million years that tonight would end off as it has. Over the weekend, I did something to my back and had to bump up m... Read more
Burning Calories, Not Gas!
Tuesday, May 17, 2011      15 comments

I stole my blog title from today's guest dailySpark blog by Samuel C Klontz:
_commuter The blog is about bike commuting to work - the ... Read more
This Just Got In Ma Belly!
Friday, May 13, 2011      33 comments

Get thee to a grocery store and find these immediately! Oh man - they are SO good! 120 calories for 5 "turtle-like" mounds of chocolate yumminess. My officemate is t... Read more
Winds of Change
Tuesday, May 10, 2011      27 comments

The pavement stretched out before me this morning, sun beating down, warm spring breeze in my face and through my flowing skirt, as I peddled my bike to work. I breathed in the smell of fresh cut grass and thought - this is the first scent of s... Read more
Bike Love
Wednesday, May 04, 2011      22 comments

My bike's been on the street for 2 days and already she has a boyfriend... I found her canoodling last night with this fine young Blue Boy. I guess Spring Fever is... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Language of Losing Weight
Monday, April 25, 2011      183 comments

One thing is pretty certain in this journey - when you lose 100 pounds, people are going to notice. There's no getting around it. And in today's society, that also means that people are bound to make comments about it. Here are just a couple of ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 1 Year of Spark (And 100 Pounds Lost) - A Celebration
Friday, April 15, 2011      480 comments

Today has been a pretty incredible day. And yet - it's been just a day like any other day. And I guess in a way, that's what makes it so wonderful. I stayed up late enough last night to see the midnight hour roll over and officially ring ... Read more
Going With The Garmin - Shamrock Shuffle 8K Race Report!
Thursday, April 14, 2011      21 comments

The heat was on (pun intended) for me the morning of Sunday, April 10, 2011 as I awoke early to gear up for my first 8K race. Race day jitters promptly interrupted a fine dream about puppies and kittens (seriously, I'm not kidding...I was dream... Read more
Benefit Events and Black Dresses
Tuesday, April 05, 2011      29 comments

Some of you may recall these pictures I took of myself all dressed up for a benefit event with my theatre company in October of 2010: ... Read more
Too Hot To Trot
Monday, April 04, 2011      10 comments

Today was my last long run training day before running the 8K Shamrock Shuffle next weekend. I had decided that I was going to run 6 miles today and then put in 2 more short training runs this week. I woke up this morning pumped to "get er don... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts When It Gets Easy
Thursday, March 31, 2011      160 comments

I've been in a weird and wonderful place for the past few weeks. But much like Alice's venture down the rabbit hole, it hasn't come without apprehension, fumbling around, and quite honestly, a deep seeded fear. I find myself these days in ... Read more
Furry Little Cheater
Friday, March 25, 2011      18 comments

This is a fun little tidbit (quite literally) for your day. I keep my scale in the kitchen because it's the hardest and most even floor in my apartment (and quite the deterrent from another trip to the fridge at night since I literally have... Read more
Does Going to Church Make You Fat?
Thursday, March 24, 2011      7 comments

An interesting article in the Tribune today: featuresblogs.chicagotri
e_you_fat.html My family always went to church when I w... Read more

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