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The Skinny B-word
Monday, January 02, 2012      9 comments

Through each day I undergo a variety of challenges and struggles, both physical and mental, that I am learning to endure and solve. Sometimes the solutions are pretty straight forward like that I only got to yoga once last week, but that's okay ... Read more
A Holiday Season of Detoxification
Monday, January 02, 2012      7 comments

The holiday season is the season of chips and dips, cookies and bars, pies and comfort food, gravies and casseroles, chocolates and candy canes, drinks and nuts. It's also the time of year in which there are no lack of tasks to be done, so there... Read more
The Illusion of Control
Sunday, January 01, 2012      7 comments

In a recent conversation my cousin, we discussed the patterns of what we eat and how often we exercise. In contemplating these areas of healthy living and as I continue to maintain my weight, I've come to realize that these parts of my lifestyle... Read more
Everything in Moderation Mythology
Thursday, November 03, 2011      14 comments

You've all heard it before. It's an easy sentence to rattle off to nay-sayers. Snack companies use it as a catch-phrase. I've even used it myself against those who dare to warn me that thin and fit is unhealthy. Everything in moderation! ... Read more
Emergency Brakes
Tuesday, October 11, 2011      10 comments

As I live each day of my new lifestyle, I learn new triggers and solutions to my food addiction. I already learned previously that the stopping point other people reach and know to stop eating, I do not possess that at all. I will eat what is in... Read more
Gratuitous Picture Post
Saturday, September 24, 2011      18 comments

New outfits are courtesy my favorite clothing stores maurices and ModCloth. How is this my body... Read more
Sustainable Whatnow?
Thursday, August 11, 2011      5 comments

We've all seen the plethora of labels assigned to food to denote the different healthful advantages and nutrition. We see the labels and stamps and know that this bread is 100% whole grain or this pasta sauce is organic or these eggs are from ca... Read more
Attention Paid
Monday, August 01, 2011      4 comments

Listening to a Jillian Michaels podcast recently, the subject came up from a caller that when she lost weight it seemed to invite increased attention. It is a subject that has been on my mind much lately because it has been a factor of my new he... Read more
The Enemy of Over-Compensation
Sunday, July 31, 2011      8 comments

As far as the experience of maintenance goes, it's proving to harder to be underweight than to be overweight due to the circular cycle of over-compensation. Because I have been indulging in so much planned fine dining this week, I have been... Read more
Restaurant Week
Saturday, July 30, 2011      5 comments

This week has been Restaurant Week and boy have I been indulging in some of Madison's finest dining of all. Crusted duck breast medallions with dried cherry and port sauce. Moist blueberry buckle coffee cake with butter streusel topping. Rodizio... Read more
I Have a Confession
Wednesday, July 27, 2011      9 comments

In January of this year, I achieved my weight loss goals and began maintenance mode expecting hardship and difficulty from the endeavor. I heard all the talk that maintenance is harder, that you have to exercise even more vigorously and your bod... Read more
Living & Eating, Eating & Living
Tuesday, July 19, 2011      4 comments

The straw that broke the camel's back this week? Restaurants. I have been so busy running around trying to become a WI resident that I have not been able to plan and prepare meals and menu options as normal. Instead, I can scrounge for... Read more
Health and Beauty: From Obesity to Now
Saturday, July 16, 2011      6 comments

As for anyone who gains and loses weight, there have been many notable physical changes to my body, some expected and some surprising. 1) Loose Skin After losing weight at a very steady and even fast pace, loose skin has been noticeable i... Read more
1 Year SparkVersary: Living Healthy & Still Learning
Thursday, March 24, 2011      17 comments

It's been a while since I've have the desire to sit down and write a new blog. I am no longer satisfied to sit and spend more time than I have to in front of the computer in contrast to the days when I used to spend entire days at my desk. I sti... Read more
Living Healthy: Creative Cooking
Wednesday, January 26, 2011      12 comments

When visiting the family this holiday season, I was extremely grateful for how supportive everyone was. There was actually no reason to worry over comments at all, as all of the comments were complimentary and joyous. There were quite a few doub... Read more

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