Too swamped to succeed...
First I didn't have time to write down what i was eating, then I didn't have time to exercise. Now I find myself having gained back what I had lost! Well... I'm just too swamped to succeed. My progress has eroded along with my good habits. Circu... Read more
It's always how it goes: when my life is busy, I don't have time to write about it; when I'm not busy, I don't have anything to write about! Well, starting off the new school year is busy. I'm learning new things, getting into a new routine, and... Read more
The End of Summer Adventures, 2011
I'm home again. Well, it's not home, really, but I'm back. Back to where my pictures are on the walls, my clothes are in the closet, my stuff is in the drawers, and my books are in the bookcases. I'm back in Montevideo, Uruguay, South America...... Read more
A Mother's Day far away...
It's not Mother's Day, here in Uruguay. They will celebrate it NEXT week. And there will be no constant barrage of ads reminding me that it's Mother's Day then, either. So much less commercialized than in the US.
Though I have a fabulous mo... Read more
When time speeds up...
For all of us, there are days that drag by, and weeks that crawl. But then there are the "rush times" when everything seems to happen all at once. For those of us working with universities, there is a cycle that happens with every semester, and ... Read more
Haven't lost weight...
So here's the thing: I want to lose weight! I am willing to deny myself the foods I crave, and submit myself to exercises that leave me sore and tired. But... am I willing to do all the things that make a healthier "me" if I don't get the gratif... Read more
Giving my body to God
I started 2011 with Spark People, having made a resolution to "Give my body to God." Of course, I thought that was something I'd been doing all along! Since my youth, I've tried to keep myself pure and strive for holiness. But I felt God saying,... Read more
Sweet potatoes and Banana fritters...
There are so many ways to cook potatoes! And it seems that in Uruguay, potatoes are the vegetable of choice on the menu of every restaurant. Mashed potatoes, fried potatoes, Swiss potatoes (hash browns), boiled potatoes, baked potatoes... Well, ... Read more
So we took a trip (on business) to Buenos Aires for a few days... The beef is AMAZING! The bread is delicious. The freshly-made pasta is divine... The breakfast pastries were spectacular!
Okay, so none of that would have been a problem if ... Read more
Sharing my innermost thoughts and feelings with complete strangers!
I always say I have nothing to hide. But putting my thoughts out there for everyone to read sure makes me feel vulnerable! Well, here goes...
My life has been the strangest journey so far. I've lived on three continents (four countries), an... Read more