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50 Things About Me
Tuesday, July 17, 2012      8 comments

SEXBOBOMB borrowed this little "getting to know you" quiz from LBFROMBUFAD and I am borrowing it from her. Because what could be more interesting than a blog all about me? I'll repeat their words here as well -- if you want to steal it from m... Read more
Thank God for Tevas, or How I Ate and Drank My Way through NYC and Didn't Gain Any Weight.
Friday, July 13, 2012      11 comments

So I went to NYC for a workshop this week. I am madly in love with New York. I'm from Chicago, which I firmly believe is the most beautiful city in the world, but there is something about the energy in New York which is not duplicated anywhere... Read more
My Foray Into Fast Food.
Thursday, June 21, 2012      13 comments

I realize that there is a certain amount of irony in my posting this the day after posting a rant about chemical-laden processed foods. I admit to a certain amount of hypocrisy, but at the same time, I do think that there is a difference betwee... Read more
There's No Food in That Food
Thursday, June 21, 2012      15 comments

I love Pinterest. I love the fitness quotations, and the cute hairstyles, and all of the great decorating ideas. Mostly though, I love looking at the recipes. I am a total foodie. I didn't get fat on McDonalds and Doritos; I got fat on slow ... Read more
187 Delicious Calories
Tuesday, June 19, 2012      8 comments

Goat cheese, lettuces, radishes and spring onions from the garden; and a tomato from the farm stand. It's hard to tell from the photo, but this is a dinner plate, packed wi... Read more
Dear Yoga Clothing Company That Only Makes Clothes for Thin Girls:
Monday, June 18, 2012      16 comments

Dear Unnamed Yoga Clothing Company (whose name sounds similar to mine), I recently looked at your website in an effort to buy some cute new yoga gear, as I am becoming more serious about my yoga practice, and we all know that cute clothing ... Read more
Why Can't a Size XL Just Be an XL?
Thursday, June 14, 2012      11 comments

I went out shopping with my mom yesterday and tried on clothes--not so much to buy anything as to see what sizes fit now. Wow are clothing sizes annoying! We went to Lands' End and I tried on shorts,tops, skirts, dresses and swimsuits. I boug... Read more
Tuesday, June 12, 2012      4 comments

I'm home. Back in Chicago for seven weeks, in the cradle of my family, the warm center of my world. 24 hours here and I have had bagels with whitefish salad, multiple lattes, cheese, steak and grilled radicchio, and chocolate ice cream. Oh, t... Read more
Comfort Food, Bacon Binges and Staying on Track
Monday, June 04, 2012      10 comments

I moved this weekend. Not like my last move, from Bangladesh to Ghana, this move was just across town, but moving is still a pain, even if you're just going around the corner. It was good for me, moving, because it forced me to take a look at ... Read more
Inspiration: part 3
Monday, May 28, 2012      9 comments

I don't really have anything terribly exciting going on in my life right now--I am just kind of plodding along--eating my veggies, drinking my water--so I cannot think of any blog-worthy material. However, I know that I focus on my goals better... Read more
Things That Inspire Me: part two (the truth about my motivation)
Tuesday, May 22, 2012      21 comments

All I really want is: We all have a reason for doing this, and I usually tell myself that it is because I want to be healthier, but let's not kid ourselves, my primary moti... Read more
Things That Inspire Me
Monday, May 21, 2012      12 comments

So I have been collecting little pictures and sayings and rotating them on the desktop of my laptop. I tend to like funny things more than inspirational ones, although sometimes those appeal to me as well. ... Read more
The Myth of the Dumb Jock
Friday, May 18, 2012      4 comments

I just read this article on Gawker, and it is awesome!
yth-of-the-dumb-jock The premise being that a lot of us in high school, particularly those of us not terribly athletically gifted, just st... Read more
I Want to Buy a Bike
Thursday, May 17, 2012      8 comments

So I'm thinking about buying a bike. I haven't owned one in years, although I have borrowed my friend's husbands a few times and gone riding with her. So I am pretty sure that as they say, it's like riding a bike, and I will remember how to do... Read more
I Ate Half a Strawberry Napoleon
Tuesday, May 15, 2012      11 comments

It's Teacher's Day in Korea. I am not in Korea, but I have several Korean students, and they want to do the respectful, polite thing, so they brought in cakes. Not just a cake, which would be easy to deal with, but *cakes*, fancy individual na... Read more

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