"He who fails to plan is planning to fail" - Winston Churchill
This is certainly true for me. When I set out to do something with intention, I go after it with gusto.
The problem is, I tend to be hyperfixated on it to the exclusion of... Read more
Somehow I managed to survive the holidays and travel abroad without weight gain.
I focus more on bodyfat percentage rather than weight these days. I went from 23% to 28%. 8lb gain. Doesn't sound like a lot, bu... Read more
I wasn't abroad very long, but I have to break up my blogs about them separately, or it will be too long.
Unfortunately, I don't have too many pictures of me because my fiance has the worst unsteady hands. I think what happens is, he tries... Read more
Hi Sparkies! Long time no see! Sorry I've been MIA for so long. I've had a lot going on since November.
1) Unemployed. I was laid off in November, and I had a lot of drama getting my unemployment. To make a long story short, I was e... Read more
As with most arguments, I find there are more similarities than differences.
Take the debate between "low carb" versus "low fat/calorie". Does a high fat diet increase risk of heart disease? Does high carb lead to diabetes?
People be... Read more
I've posted the recipe and instructions for my pumpkin bars/pumpkin cakes.
recipes.sparkpeople.com/ recipe-detail.asp?recipe=1 870113
Mini Pumpkin Cakes
shortc... Read more
I've been busy the past week with a number of different cooking experiments. I'll post recipe instructions on my website later this week, but here are a few of the things I've made.
Butternut Squash Soup
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Since I learned to cook 7ish years ago, Sunday has always been my favorite day to prep veggies and food for the week. When I lived in Seattle, I used to take a morning walk around the farmer's markets, picking up a variety of veggies, fruits an... Read more
Continuing to use the apples I have, I made an apple walnut bread last night. I based it off a recipe from Everyday Foods magazine.
It was actually supposed to be an apple walnut "cake", but I did something wrong and the texture didn't com... Read more
Ok! I've done it! Easy as apple pie, apple pie!
I remade my apple pies, learning from flubs on my previous attempt. Still not the perfect apple pie of my dreams, but it's an improvement.
I mixed 2 diced/cored apples in a saucepan wi... Read more
"Easy as Apple Pie."
I have apples that need to be used up quickly. I decided to try my hand at apple pie. I've never made apple pie before, but the saying convinced me that I should try it. Because it's easy.
I first peeled, cored ... Read more
For about 3 months, I've been just darn lazy about exercise. I've been keeping up my paleo-ish diet. I've continued to eat protein and veg, and I've definitely lost weight. I was shocked to discover I keep shrinking, despite what would normal... Read more
Today was a day of acceptance. When I think back on all that has happened, I realized that I was blinded by my 'dream'. On paper, this job was perfect for me. It was as though they took my resume and made a job description out of it.
The... Read more
This morning started off ok. I was feeling pretty ok with things. I started organizing my details. Fortunately, I didn't have to do a lot of work to update my resume.
I did a brief search for jobs. I saved a couple and emailed others to... Read more
I got confirmation this evening. I did not get the job.
However, the reason surprised me. They said they thought I was a strong developer, but they didn't think I was strong enough in QA and test.
That floored me.
Wh... Read more