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Thanksgiving was one of my favorite holidays growing up. For various reasons, it was the one holiday, other than July 4th, that we would spend with our extended family. There was always so much excitement and so much food. I love turkey an... Read more
This will be the last week of work for a lot of my coworkers. I get to stay an extra week to finish closing down some of the IT stuff. The mood in the office is not great, even though it's a relief to finally know what's going on.
With the s... Read more
I've been thinking about the zen parable where a traveler is accosted on the road by a tiger. He runs away, as one does, but ends up hanging off a cliff face. The only thing keeping him from a fall to his death is a vine that he clings to de... Read more
This past weekend, my husband and I took the kids to a corn maze. It's one of those places with hay rides, bouncy castles, carnival games, and slides made out of old farm equipment. You know, just like olden-times. The kids played at full... Read more
I started dieting at a very young age. Before middle school even. I would wake up at 6am to do the televised aerobics programs. At lunch, I would often skip eating and just have skim milk. I wasn't the only one. It was just what you were e... Read more
In the innocence of my youth and even now, I've fallen victim to the idea that if I'm eating salad then all is well nutritionally. I used to feel pretty good ordering my gourmet salads. It was a total mystery why I wasn't able to lose weight.... Read more
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