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Crazy Day 3
2/27/2014 7:33:33 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I wish I had had a video cam going during my meeting with my adviser today. We were talking about the data from a study that I ran last summer, and Ad...  Read more


Days 1 & 2 of Craziness
2/25/2014 7:31:23 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I am now 2 days into my crazy schedule! Last night was TurboKick. It was a special class (open to public, not just campus people/fitness center...  Read more


Feeling amazing
2/22/2014 8:04:25 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I havent been able to use SP as much as usual at work since apparently there is something different about the site...or the network....or the computer...  Read more


Frustration and confusion!
1/16/2014 9:46:35 AM,  2 COMMENTS

So over Christmas, I didn't gain any weight, even though I had a short course (5-d taper) of prednisone. But since then I have gained 6 pounds. Last w...  Read more


"Let the storm wash over you"
12/31/2013 9:24:50 AM,  0 COMMENTS

One of the members on a non-SP forum I belong to has the following quote in her signature: "Let the storm wash over you, because somewhere benea...  Read more


Did you know that chickpeas are high in histamine?
12/20/2013 3:59:46 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Me either, until I had channa masala for lunch today and within an hour broke out in hives on my arms. Interesting......  Read more


Boo, hiss!
12/5/2013 9:42:55 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Hives. That's what I get for skipping my workout today. Just, yuck....  Read more


11/26/2013 8:30:24 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I am so touched and grateful for all the words of encouragement and commiseration that people posted as comments to my past couple of entries. I reall...  Read more


I feel so low
11/25/2013 7:56:50 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I have gained six pounds in the past 5 weeks. I blame emotional overeating, meds, and lack of exercise. When I entered the number in the weight tracke...  Read more


Winter Blues
11/19/2013 8:22:09 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I am really struggling with winter blues plus I think letdown from the conference (plus all the stress leading up to it...I was running on adrenaline,...  Read more


Fall- A Time to Reflect and Renew
11/9/2013 9:17:15 PM,  2 COMMENTS

As a teacher, Fall has always been an exciting time for me. A new set of students, a new schedule, a new year. This Fall, I found both a Pilates and...  Read more


Managing my emotions, or not
11/4/2013 5:18:55 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I had been doing so comparatively well for the past few weeks. Not great but I felt like I was making a lot of progress. Now for the third or fourth n...  Read more


She puts the "diss" in dysfunction
10/30/2013 9:21:48 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I had a really bad meeting with my adviser on Monday afternoon. I went in expecting to talk about the poster I'm preparing for an upcoming conference,...  Read more


Well it's official
10/23/2013 7:56:39 AM,  4 COMMENTS

My more detailed allergy testing results (blood work) came back, and I'm not allergic to anything they tested for. (They selected those potential alle...  Read more


I'm so over this
10/17/2013 8:00:35 AM,  7 COMMENTS

The hives are back with a vengeance. I am losing my mind. Today I woke up with hives on my face right where my mask fits by my cheekbone. And yes, I d...  Read more


Pumpkin Chili Recipe - credit to EMBUSBY
10/15/2013 7:36:47 AM,  0 COMMENTS

So I had promised to find the pumpkin chili recipe that I'm in love with. I finally did that, and it can be found at this link: recipes.sparkpeople.c...  Read more


10/11/2013 11:36:01 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I am so glad I don't have to go into work for the next 2 days. My hives are going crazy. I went to dinner with a friend tonight and our usual thing...  Read more


Well, this sucks...
10/10/2013 8:47:34 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I just ate a 2000-calorie dinner...greasy "Chinese" takeout from the grocery store. Oh my goodness. I think my eyes about fell out of their sockets wh...  Read more


I love this season!
10/9/2013 2:46:29 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I don't really have a favorite season, but I do like fall a lot (and not just because it includes my favorite holiday, Halloween!). I love when the we...  Read more


Looking good
10/8/2013 7:15:24 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Good news! The hives are more manageable than they were this time last week (i.e. since I started following the allergist's treatment regiment). Still...  Read more


The Allergist, Part I
10/2/2013 11:21:20 AM,  0 COMMENTS

My long-awaited appointment with the allergist went well yesterday. Unfortunately, I don't know yet what, if any, allergies I have, because I had to h...  Read more


I really am my Mama's daughter!
9/26/2013 1:39:30 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Yesterday afternoon at work I experienced a (presumed) allergic reaction and in addition to hives on my skin, my lower lip swelled way up to the point...  Read more


Off to a rough but good start this week
9/23/2013 8:13:20 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Well, this is my second day with no prednisone, and the hives are, predictably, back. So far my new strategy of showering right after work, before I d...  Read more


September Goals
9/1/2012 10:16:24 PM,  2 COMMENTS

This has been a long summer for me. Between a trip to South Dakota with my daughter the beginning of July, surgery the end of July and aspirin desens...  Read more


2008 - 2012
1/16/2012 2:57:20 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I joined SparkPeople in 2008 and tried a few times to lose weight. I believe it was for all the wrong reasons. I looked around and saw thinner, mor...  Read more


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