VHALKYRIE
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Backslide and Reboot
Monday, March 05, 2012      7 comments

Somehow I managed to survive the holidays and travel abroad without weight gain. And then...backslide. 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
Christmas in Birmingham, UK
Monday, January 09, 2012      10 comments

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
I'm Alive! Really!
Thursday, January 05, 2012      12 comments

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
More Similarities Than Differences?
Wednesday, November 09, 2011      5 comments

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
Mini Pumpkin Cakes
Tuesday, November 08, 2011      5 comments

I've posted the recipe and instructions for my pumpkin bars/pumpkin cakes. Spark nutrition: recipes.sparkpeople.com/
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870113 Recipe Instructions: Mini Pumpkin Cakes shortc... Read more
Fall Cooking
Monday, November 07, 2011      6 comments

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 ... Read more
Martha Stewart Sunday
Sunday, November 06, 2011      4 comments

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
Apple Walnut Bread
Thursday, November 03, 2011      10 comments

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
Easier Apple Pie!
Wednesday, November 02, 2011      7 comments

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?
Monday, October 31, 2011      14 comments

"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
Rebooting Exercise Routine
Sunday, October 30, 2011      4 comments

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
Acceptance
Sunday, October 30, 2011      6 comments

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
New Reality
Saturday, October 29, 2011      5 comments

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
Didn't Get the Job
Friday, October 28, 2011      8 comments

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. What?? That floored me. Wh... Read more
Transition to Lady of Leisure
Wednesday, October 26, 2011      7 comments

I become a lady of leisure in a few days. I guess most of the sting of losing my job was taken out because I had this other job interview. I haven't been completely rejected yet for the job I applied for, and to be honest, I am still hanging o... Read more

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