New Years Goals
Happy new year everyone!
So I survived the holidays, despite a few cases of falling off the wagon. It just goes to highlight why I need to stay on track with my diet, as after a week of eating "holiday food", my face looks to have aged ten... Read more
Now that I've figured out that my chronic headaches were being triggered by foods (wheat and berries), I'm working to avoid eating them. As we come into the holiday season, I fear this will become more difficult, as I will be going to parties an... Read more
An exciting year ahead!
After a few years of relative calm, things are getting exciting again!
Kris and I are now engaged, so I'm diving into the wedding planning in full force. I wasn't one of those girls who has been planning her "dream wedding" since childhood... Read more
Getting ready for India
It's been a crazy week! Two final exams, a term project, the boiler is dead, so I have no hot water, Kris is coming home tomorrow, and we leave for India on Tuesday!
I think I may be going a little overboard with the shopping for my trip, b... Read more
My old nemesis returns
So I'm going to be traveling to India in August to finally meet Kris' family. I'm very excited and nervous, but working to get things all ready for the big trip. I'm shopping for some gifts and treats for his nieces, when I wander into the candy... Read more
Staying motivated through the summer
It's been a bit of a rough go the past few weeks. With Kris out in CA for the summer, my sister down in MD, and my parents frequently traveling, I'm left to myself a lot. And this leads me to become a bit apathetic, and start to slip on my diet ... Read more
Loving this weather!
It's sunny and 60F here today, and I can't wait for the weekend to get out in the fresh air! I'm still adjusting to DST, but the worst is past, and I'm feeling pretty good.
I found some amazing red grapes on sale at ShopRite, and I'm just ... Read more
DST - revisited
I knew it was too good to last! The past two days I have been a sluggish, exhausted mess. Waking up in the morning to darkness is agonizing! No trouble falling asleep early though, thankfully. I'm just trying to tough it out, and hopefully I'll ... Read more
Daylight savings time
While I was a bit irked by the loss of on hour this morning, I think I more than made up for it in productivity today. I stayed focused, and was able to cook 2 types of dal, roast a turkey, and bake a loaf of bread! I also put up the curtain hol... Read more
Running outside again!
Yesterday afternoon was so warm and sunny, we decided to go up to the reservoir for a run. It was really great to be able to run out in the fresh air after being cooped up in the gym all winter! It was only 2.5 miles, as we needed to get back to... Read more
Learning to love interval training!
So the gym has finally cleared out enough for me to get onto a treadmill most days, and I've decided to up my game a little bit. After reading an article about the benefits of high intensity intervals, I figured I could kill two birds with one s... Read more
Thanks everyone for the support on swapping in full fat Greek yogurt in place of my usual low fat yogurt at lunch. I'm actually going with a middle path here, using 50:50 Greek and low fat, which is still delicious!... Read more
Feeling so much better
I came to an unpleasant (and somewhat embarrassing to admit) conclusion last weekend: I have pretty serious issues with binge drinking.
Last summer, I made the decision not to drink during the week, and that worked well, but it did nothing... Read more
Debating a swap
So I was running low on my usual low fat plain yogurt this week when prepping my lunches, and I decided to fill the last one with the full fat Greek yogurt I have been using in place of sour cream. I figured, what the heck, one day of "real" yo... Read more
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I am so easily pleased
I'm quite giddy that my commuting car passed inspection without a hitch yesterday! It's an 8 year old Nissan Altima with 223k miles on it, and it had been flashing the check engine light at me on and off for years now! I finally had to break dow... Read more