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Monday, May 14, 2012      5 comments

I swear, my face is twice as big as it was on Saturday morning. Just one night of high-fat, high-sodium foods and my body is holding on to water like a sponge. I feel gross--puffy, bloated, and swollen--and here's the thing, I think I ALWAYS f... Read more
Victories On and Off the Scale
Saturday, May 12, 2012      7 comments

Down 2.7 pounds today after no gain or loss last weekend. That puts me almost 9 pounds down since I restarted Spark in March. I had really been hoping for a couple weeks of those big start-of-diet drops to motivate me, but since two weeks afte... Read more
It's What's Inside That Counts...part 2
Friday, May 11, 2012      6 comments

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Six Pounds Down and People Notice?
Wednesday, May 09, 2012      12 comments

Since I restarted Spark I have lost six pounds. I probably lost another 4 before that, when I came back from Christmas break just disgusted and finally ready to make a commitment to myself. So I have lost 10 pounds probably total, since Januar... Read more
It's What's Inside That Counts...
Tuesday, May 08, 2012      11 comments

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For a Girl Who Claims to Not Be Social, I Eat Out an Awful Lot.
Sunday, May 06, 2012      5 comments

My last blog was about how I am a secret shy person who has difficultly talking to new people, and who would really rather not go out. For someone who professes to be a homebody, I go out an awful lot. This weekend I went to see my friend's ro... Read more
Always 13
Friday, May 04, 2012      6 comments

People think I am an outgoing person. I'm loud, bubbly, generally the center of attention in a group of people. I am constantly told how friendly and fun I am, and that it must be nice to have so much self-confidence. I moved to AFRICA for ex... Read more
A Numbers Game
Wednesday, May 02, 2012      2 comments

When I decided that I was going to recommit to Spark, I set a pretty generous goal for myself. I want to lose 140 pounds before the end of 2013. It's a lot of weight, but it's also well over a year and a half to do it. I know from past exper... Read more
Surviving Brunch, or Why is Everything in a 9x13 Pan Delicious and Not Good For You?
Tuesday, May 01, 2012      3 comments

So, first of all, while I did survive brunch, albeit with less than 400 calories available for the rest of the day, I did not survive book club last night. I had such good plans; I ate a piece of salmon and an apple before I went, so that I wou... Read more
What is the Point of "Healthy Desserts"?
Friday, April 27, 2012      5 comments

I'm not talking about a beautiful, fresh peach, grilled until it has char marks from the grill and drizzled with a teaspoon of organic honey; I totally get the joys of fresh fruit, in season. There is nothing as delicious as a bowl of ripe pine... Read more
The American Commissary
Wednesday, April 25, 2012      0 comments

One of the little perks of my job is that I have access to the American Commissary, basically a store run by the embassy, which sells American products at prices that are close to what you would pay in the States. Since buying American products... Read more
Birthday Cake
Tuesday, April 24, 2012      1 comments

Teachers eat a lot of junk. I am not sure if other jobs entail as many parties and food-related events, but rarely a week goes by where I am not offered a crepe from the French class, or pizza from the football team lunch, or have a student att... Read more
Turkish Food vs. Lulu: Round Two
Monday, April 23, 2012      1 comments

There is a Turkish place in the neighborhood that is one of our favorite places. A group of us from my apartment complex will often order food and hang out to watch television or have a couple of drinks. Last week we ordered a huge amount of f... Read more
Monday, April 23, 2012      4 comments

I've had a Pinterest invite for a while now, but never bothered to do anything with it until my massive dose of insomnia last night. None of my friends were online, Facebook was boring, and there is only so many times you can play Bejeweled bef... Read more
I Have the Posture of a Beanie Baby
Friday, April 20, 2012      2 comments

My back hurts. Pretty much all the time. Not intense pain, nothing debilitating, that would compel me to go visit a doctor, but a nagging, aching pain that is just vaguely uncomfortable and annoying. ... Read more

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