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I feel pretty..?
Monday, September 25, 2017      4 comments

It occurred to me today that it's been a long time since I've *felt* pretty. I've felt a lot of things over the past few years... and pretty was not one of them. I haven't ever really had too much of a self-esteem issue. I'm not wha... Read more
Muscle - 1; Fat - 0
Thursday, September 21, 2017      0 comments

Scales. Love 'em, hate 'em... no matter how you slice it, they're still one of the most useful tools at our disposal while we are on the health and wellness journey. HOWEVER!! There are loads of other things we can use to determine whethe... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Moving the needle
Monday, September 18, 2017      18 comments

With renewed zeal, I am on the hunt for information and resources that feed and nourish me as I tread (slowly, carefully) back on the path to healthier habits. One such resource I've been mining lately is podcasting. As it turns out, there... Read more
Well - it's working
Friday, September 08, 2017      3 comments

So I finally sucked it up and updated my ticker to what it should be. For the better part of a year, I couldn't bring myself to face that I'd gained THAT much weight... and now, I'm ready to own it. When you think about it - it's not... Read more
Thoughts on the USDA and the Food Pyramid
Wednesday, September 06, 2017      2 comments

Would it surprise you to know that the USDA's various diet recommendations and guidelines over the years (since the turn of the 20th century!) have been shaped by political lobbies? Ha. Probably doesn't come as much of a shock these days, ... Read more
Three weeks vegan, and eliminating other "stuff"
Tuesday, September 05, 2017      2 comments

Well, here I am starting on my fourth week of eating vegan, with a few more observations. -While "fake meat" foods are getting more and more palatable these days, I think I'll only eat them very rarely. Their ingredients lists seem mostly ... Read more
Two Weeks Vegan: My Report
Monday, August 28, 2017      1 comments

I've been two weeks vegan, and I can say with confidence that this is a lifestyle I can live with. I haven't had any real struggles yet, and the difference in how I feel is undeniable. I've always been the kind of person who has done well ... Read more
Busy busy!
Thursday, August 24, 2017      1 comments

I have a gig tonight, so I planned allllllll my food for today. I am NOT leaving things to chance! Yesterday, I started poking around for fun, active things to do. Complicating the process is the fact that I already have choir on Wednesda... Read more
A Week Vegan: Observations
Monday, August 21, 2017      2 comments

So I've been vegan for a week, officially. Here are some of the things I've experienced: -I feel lighter - not just physically -I'm peeing a lot -I'm pooping a lot (sorry, tmi!) -I'm gassier than I've ever been (also tmi!) -My skin... Read more
A wee update.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017      5 comments

So I haven't really posted much of anything in a while... a lot has happened. :) 1) Through circumstances completely unrelated to me or my performance, at the end of the year last year, I came to the realization that I had to find a new j... Read more
Grrrr.
Friday, March 17, 2017      3 comments

Is there a way to SHUT OFF the community feed on my Start Page??? I DO NOT LIKE Facebook. I DO NOT LIKE things that even resemble Facebook. I don't need to see everyone's stuff all the time. I certainly understand that networking w... Read more
Feeling groovy
Friday, February 03, 2017      1 comments

Yeah, I woke up feeling pretty confident this morning. :) There's a lot of uncertainty in my life right now, but I more or less have all my stuff together and am feeling great about where I am. I can't wait for the awesome things that... Read more
Blessed Imbolc!!
Wednesday, February 01, 2017      0 comments

Hey, congratulations - we're halfway through winter!! I really have nothing to complain about; it's been a pretty mild winter here in the northeast, by comparison. We've had some terrible winters of late. Kind of nice to have a temperat... Read more
Whew :)
Friday, January 27, 2017      2 comments

Happy to report that I've lost all the weight that I've gained over the holidays. What a fight! I can't help but feel, though, like that extra weight was a mixed blessing... because it was just the extra motivation I needed to finally develop ... Read more
Just... DOOO IT
Thursday, January 19, 2017      1 comments

GO GET IT TODAY, SPARKPEEPS! ... Read more

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