I Just Want to Maintain This Month
I don't think that's an unreasonable goal, do you? I don't care if I lose weight; I just don't want to add any. For me, however, all of the traditional treats of the season are only the beginning. Since I live overseas, when I am home my frie... Read more
My big fat........ego.
I'm a really good cook. To be more exact, I am a really good baker. You know what that means, don't you? It means that there is always at least three pounds of butter in my freezer, that I currently have four different kinds of sugar in my pa... Read more
Where does it go?
I weighed myself last night right before I went to bed. I normally don't weigh during the week, and these past few weeks I have avoided the scale altogether because I have been traveling and stress-eating. So anyway, I weighed myself, saw that... Read more
In the past seven days I have thrown up in one US consulate, and cried in another.
This is shaping up to be a banner month. I lost my passport in the Netherlands last week on a school trip. I had to stay back when the rest of the group got on the plane, and then went to the American consulate in Amsterdam to get ... Read more
Heat Rash, Zumba, and a Reminder
I have some sort of heat rash. It's not prickly heat, because I don't have those little zit-like blisters, but I'm pretty sure it is heat-related nonetheless. It's pretty much all along my bra band, which makes wearing a bra really uncomfortab... Read more
I just got back from October break. A few days at a work conference, and then some time on safari with friends. The conference was great--had some really good professional development, and saw some old friends--made some new ones too. And Sou... Read more
A reminder of how far I've come(Photo Update)
This is such a long, slow process that I forget sometimes that even though I am far from being at my goal weight, I have come a really long way. Luckily I have a camera on my computer at school, and I can document the changes that are occurring... Read more
Don't Yuck My Yum
The first time I heard this expression was on some reality show; I can't remember which one. The person who said it, and she said it repeatedly, pretty much only ate salad on which she sprinkle multiple packets of Equal. Like eight packets. ... Read more
Another Rant About Food
I just read a blog that kind of annoyed me. While I agreed with many of the things its author said, one of the central idea was that it is so much more expensive to eat healthy food than bad-for-you. I've heard this before, and I just don't bu... Read more
Imagine How Good I Would be at This if I Tried.
I found a dress in the back of my closet last night, one that I bought a year or so ago, even though it was a bit too tight, and made me looks a little like a black sausage with a zipper up the front. It was super cute, and Michael Kors, and on... Read more
How Many Times Can You Recommit?
I've been a bad Sparky, a bad group leader, a bad friend, and generally just not very motivated. I have not gained any weight, but really, it hasn't been for lack of trying--I have had so much beer in the past month that I might as well invest ... Read more
I Did Not Die in the Jungle, But I Wanted to.
I spent the weekend in the jungle. Seriously. The jungle isn't all lions and tigers and bears oh my, in parts of Africa it is really pretty much just woods, or forest, or whatever you call large groups of trees with tangled undergrowth and cre... Read more
I've been AWOL, missed me? The last month of being home, trying to see friends, eating out, saying good-bye, etc., were all just too much for me to deal with, and I decided that while I was still going to pay attention to what I ate, I was not ... Read more