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Ditching the Gym... FOR GOOD!
While I need to do a catch-up blog about the life of Val since last I was on here, now is not the time. I am excited and a wee bit scared, but in this return to weight loss I've decided to go a little maverick and ditch the gym. Ye... Read more
Profile and Goal Updates!
I updated my profile today! It's a fine Saturday to do it, too-- I had been valiantly fighting off a cold that a visiting friend thought he'd leave me with but succumbed to it last night. Dang! I had a delightfully full day ahead, too. So it goe... Read more
Look Ahead, 2012 edition
I just updated my sparkpage and added the following little intro to my rolling intro-log I started in 2010. I hope everyone is starting their new year in an amazing and hope-filled way!
(and now, on with the Intro!)
It's ... Read more
I must be the only person in the history of this place....
that freaking has GAINED weight while working on the farm! Alright, that's not true. Last year someone moved here from Africa and he managed to put on some pounds but aside from him, there is only me. And I thought the pounds were going to melt ... Read more
Gains, Pauses, And Adventures To Come
Yes, yes, it's been ages. I moved to a new apartment, one without internet, and I continued my tasty, healthy eating and my running for awhile. Then it got a little colder out, the growing season petered to an end and I start... Read more
Long Bike Rides, New Running Routes, Minus 2 pounds, and FOOD!
Thanks for all the positivity since last we've spoken-- I check my email every other day or so and love to see the comments from my last blog, which feels like it was posted AGES ago. Since then I found someone to sublet my old apar... Read more
From another time...
Greetings Sparkfolks and Sparkfools! I am writing to you from beyond... the internet! I have moved to a new little (wonderful! Exciting! Fulfilling!) home, a studio apartment that is perfectly situated but I don't yet have internet and actually ... Read more
I had perhaps the most stressful day of my life yesterday. Mostly it was anxiety about our apartment-- we resigned our lease back in May to start in September and of course decided to break up September 2nd or something. So now we have to find a... Read more
My Whopping Goals
It's time to revisit my overarching goals.
A Hot Date: who knows where I'll be or what I'll be doing when the ball drops at New Years. But let's ring in 2011 at my goal weight (165!)
Work Those Guns: Time to get back into strength trai... Read more
Well, Now That's Out of My System...
Back to the skinny grindstone!
Yesterday was a real energy-suck and after a day of breaking the news of my break-up to people, I gave into my wallowing and self-indulgence for a few cleansing hours (yes, a bottle of champagne and brownies c... Read more
One Day and One Day Only!
What's that you say? Today? Yep. It's wallowing day. What's that? Today is my day to sit around, drink champagne, look at dating websites, and make brownies. Before you go telling me not to solve my problems with food, some very sparky advice fo... Read more
Can the Lifestyle Change Really Withstand a Big Life Change?
Well, things have certainly changed since the last blog. After a couple days of feeling good with each other, both my and Josh's silly, stupid, terribly timed rationalism got in the way and we decided, yet again, to take a break. We are leaving ... Read more
September Goal Roll
um, can I just say that I am so ready for this summer to be over? Please? Hurry up Fall!
1. Follow Janet Warner's low sugar 4-3-2-2-1 more protein plan to help get my metabolism b... Read more
Emotional Rollercoaster and my Iron WILL
It's been emotionally hectic since coming back from vacation-- Josh and I had a break-up talk that lasted 2 whole days and then had strategic make-up talk late into last night (yay!) But anyway, it's left me emotionally drained, down... Read more
I had an excellent vacation and am so ready to be done with the midwest and get myself back to Washington. Well, that feeling is wearing off a bit, but I definitely felt a surge of love and affection for my hometown and even my real (ie basicall... Read more