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Day # 13: Results

Tuesday, May 03, 2011      4 comments

The scale is trending downward. There is no mystery as to why: I've been eating clean and staying active. Sure, I had two slices of pizza and a slice of cake at my nephew's birthday party on Sunday. And my dinner on Saturday night could have bee... Read more

Blog # 12: May Day

Monday, May 02, 2011      3 comments

There was beautiful weather today...the last three days, actually. Spring is here and May holds so much promise. We finally decided where we're going for my post-bar exam vacation: RIO DE JANEIRO! It sounds so glamorous, so beautiful, so stimula... Read more

Day #11: Pump It Up!

Monday, May 02, 2011      3 comments

Oops, I missed a day of blogging. But I'm getting right back on the horse. I had a very active weekend. A long walk and a lovely swim yesterday. Dancing last night. A 3.4 mile hike on the bluffs today. I'm looking forward to this week.... Read more

Day # 9: The Anatomy of a Binge

Friday, April 29, 2011      4 comments

It isn’t pretty. Yesterday, things were going well. I ate clean until after our kickball game. Every Thursday, there’s a food fair on the edge of the park with food trucks, live music, etc.. My friends wanted to check it out. My husband and ... Read more

Day # 8: Still on Cloud 9

Thursday, April 28, 2011      3 comments

Still on Cloud 9 from yesterday--the end of law school followed by a lovely massage at the spa. That was my first massage and I swear, so much anxiety left my body. I feel like I couldn't get mad or nervous or upset even if I wanted to. How long... Read more

Day #7: "We're so over, we need a new word for over."

Wednesday, April 27, 2011      13 comments

Me and Law school that is!!!!!!!!!!! I just took my crim pro final. Can't say I aced it but sure I passed it! Which means, law school is really, really, finally and truly OVAH, BABY!! Sure, I still have two weeks left of my externship.... Read more

Day # 6: So Jealous--and inspired!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011      10 comments

Last night, at the pool, I overheard the following conversation between two women in the locker room. Older Woman: You have got to tell me what your work out is! You look so strong. Younger Woman: Well, actually, I'm training for an Olymp... Read more

Day #5: Taking the Clean Eating Plunge

Monday, April 25, 2011      9 comments

With a little help from my Sparkfriends, I've decided to take the Clean Eating plunge! The first two days of this week will be sort of modified; I cannot eat grains during Passover so I have omitted them from my menus. Otherwise, I am following ... Read more

Should I Try Clean Eating?

Sunday, April 24, 2011      6 comments

Hmm, I am sitting here weighing the pros and cons of trying Tosca Reno's Clean Eating Diet: Pros: It has proven results It is a healthy way of eating--not a dangerous crash diet Cons: It requires a lot of preparation and effort ... Read more

Day #4: Inspiring Others

Sunday, April 24, 2011      3 comments

My journey has not been a straight line. I really started on Spark in 2009. Between 2009 and 2010 I lost 30+ lbs. Then I started to backslide. At this point, I have gained back some of the weight and am recommitting to my journey. All of this is... Read more

Day # 3: Making Time for My Health

Saturday, April 23, 2011      6 comments

I have an exam on Wednesday. My usual M.O. would be to totally bury my head in the books and write off any hope of having a healthy week. But today, I'm breaking that cycle. I started the morning with a walk out over the ocean with my husba... Read more

Day # 2: Life in the Slow Lane

Friday, April 22, 2011      4 comments

I've gone back to Fast Break and it is going really well. The Spark Diet and "The Spark" book both advocate starting with small goals to build a pattern of success and then adding new skills, goals and activities as you go along. Through the cri... Read more


Thursday, April 21, 2011      8 comments

TO A BLOG-OFF! Okay, there is no such thing as a blog-off. But I have noticed I am more focused, happier and less anxious when I blog. So I am going to blog every day for the next month. I challenge you to do the same. They can be personal,... Read more

Day #1: Accomplishments and Gratitude

Thursday, April 21, 2011      4 comments

So, I've been inspired by my new Sparkfriend SYN-CA to make a little list of accomplishments at the end of each day to encourage a positive outlook. Here are mine for yesterday: 1. Finished two draft orders at work; got back minimal edits t... Read more

Musings and Reasons

Wednesday, April 20, 2011      8 comments

Wow, three years of law school behind me. Even though I have one final ahead of me and 25 days until graduation, the classes are officially over. I'm sure I'll look back on this time in my life fondly. I've had amazing opportunities, met wonderf... Read more

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