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October is the beginning of what is usually weight gain season for me. It starts with the Halloween candy that I buy "in case kids show up". Add to that the costume parties, and pumpkin ice cream. Soon afterwards comes Thanksgiving and the all ... Read more
I'm visiting my aunt and uncle for almost 2 weeks. It's been over a year since I've seen them and more than 2 years since I've seen the rest of my family. When I first moved to Boston, it was because I was working all of the time. So now, I'm t... Read more
Happy Patriots Day!
Today is patriots day--the day that people run the Boston Marathon. I'm going to watch one of my friends run by today at lunch and cheer her on. Running a marathon is something to be very proud about. When I was in grad school, one of the things... Read more
The Hunt Vs The Prize
This weekend I won 4 tickets to a scavenger hunt around Boston. Trying to find as much free stuff to do has been part of my strategy to save money. My thought is that if I'm doing something, I'm less likely to be spending money or eating just be... Read more
Last month's challenge went so well that I thought I'd do another. I'm focusing on small changes right now on so that I can work on changing some of my bad habits.
After completing last month's challenge: gym and not buying junk food I man... Read more
I'm on the last week of my challenge. It's been busy lately, but so far so good. I'm not sure what my April challenge will be--but I'm planning on including more sleep time for sure.
Yeah, not much to say right now.
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march challenge: week 3 skating by
I really want to learn how to roller skate. I'm really excited about this idea after hanging out with my rollergirl friends. It's fun, it's exercise, and except for the minor point that it terrifies me it sounds like a fantastic idea. I've been ... Read more
Another successful week. I'm wondering already what to do for next month. I think not buying junk food has been good for me. I avoid the danger aisles when possible, and tell myself it's just for one month, and you can do almost anything for a f... Read more
week 1 down
Week 1 of my March challenge is complete. I'm happy to say that I exercised much more than the twice a week goal and I stayed away from the pre-packaged snacks.
I'm pretty proud of the snack part, it wasn't easy. Earlier this week, I receiv... Read more
Spring is in the air. I'm feeling like a need for renewal. All winter I've been slacking a bit with diet and exercise, and sadly my pants have noticed.
So this month, I'm going to tackle one of my weaknesses: junkfood. It's so delicious, b... Read more
The million dollar question
I was talking to some of my co-workers the other day about a survey question which was popular several years ago. The question is this: would you be willing to have 20 pounds of fat-weight magically added to your body for 1 million dollars. What... Read more
Well today is my 1st monthiversary on spark. I'm very happy with how it's going. Sure, it would've been nice if the weight I'd put on by subjecting myself to months of hotpockets and marathon sitting were all gone. But I'm happy to have made pro... Read more
Yay for CSA's!
I'm pretty excited because I recently signed up for a CSA share. I'm sharing a small share with a new friend from work.
In case you're wondering, CSA's (Community Supported Agriculture) is a way to pay local farmers early on for a share of ... Read more
One thing that I really enjoy is my morning walk to work. Don't get me wrong, it isn't as appealing when the weather doesn't cooperate. But on days like today, it's very refreshing. It gets me ready to deal with the stress of the day.
Eventual... Read more
What are your dreams?
I've been thinking about Dr. King's message a lot today. I'm not sure how far we've come, but sometimes stating a dream is the first step to making it real.
One of my goals right now is to lose the weight I gained over the past few years and b... Read more