Sunday, June 13, 2010      3 comments

For Memorial Day weekend I went on a hiking trip with my sister and her family in Hocking Hills, OH. We had a ton of fun and hiked 5-8 miles each day. The mistake that I made was on the way back home with my sister. By 1 p.m. we were starving... Read more
Thursday, May 13, 2010      0 comments

I keep thinking that things will slow down soon and I'll be able to devote more time to the website. So far, that has not panned out. I'm keep up with my healthy eating and exercising habits, but after working for 10 hours, doing an exercise c... Read more
Spring has Sprung!
Friday, April 02, 2010      2 comments

It promises to be an absolutely beautiful weekend here. Right now I have all of the windows open to air out the house and enjoy the breeze. I am very excited for next week too. I get to have one of my nephews as a houseguest for a few day... Read more
Saturday, March 20, 2010      1 comments

I suppose there are worse things in the world than being consistent, but just occasionally I would like to be surprised. I have lost 2 to 2.5 pounds each week since the first of the year. The only exceptions are during my period. This month I... Read more
Weight Training for a Healthier Life
Thursday, March 11, 2010      0 comments
hier_Life This was one of the first teams that I joined when I started at SP. I was intimidated by the teams and wanted one that didn't look too overwhelm... Read more
TEDTalks (ideas worth spreading) and SparkPeople
Sunday, March 07, 2010      0 comments

I was recently exposed to TEDTalks by the host of one of the podcasts that I listen to regularly. I had never heard of them before, so I'll give you a the same background information I was given. TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is ... Read more
Saturday, March 06, 2010      1 comments

I have always been something of a cynic. Although I still have a healthy streak of cynicism, I find myself more and more using exclamation points in my posts, blogs and speech. I find that I am so enthusiastic for the changes in my life that I... Read more
Friday, March 05, 2010      2 comments

I'm adding some motivational images to remind myself of why I'm here. ... Read more
Hahaha! I win
Thursday, March 04, 2010      4 comments

I put on a pair of jeans today that I haven't been able to wear in two years, and not just put them on and zip them up, but I can even put my hands in the pockets. Muhahahaha, I'm on a roll. There's no stopping me now ... Read more
What I want to be when I grow up
Wednesday, March 03, 2010      0 comments

I've been reading The Spark and thinking about my goals. I have a lot of short term goals, including fitness and lifestyle changes, however, some of my long term goals are not well developed at all. I have always been interested in reading... Read more
It's Experiment Day
Tuesday, March 02, 2010      1 comments

Since I'm on vacation this week I decided to devote some time to baking. I've successfully made banana bread from scratch and I'll be making two loaves of that, including one with nuts. I'm going to try a chocolate chip cookie recipe, a le... Read more
Quinoa: The Verdict
Saturday, February 27, 2010      1 comments

After seeing so much hype on this site about quinoa I thought we should give it a try. I do not like the grittiness of couscous so I was very wary but so many people liked it that I figured we would try it once just to see. I made Honey an... Read more
Monday, February 22, 2010      0 comments

So I may have trouble with broccoli, but I can chiffonade until the cows come home. The ragout that this spinach went into turned out great! ... Read more
Getting the hang of it
Monday, February 22, 2010      0 comments

I recently told a co-worker of mine that I should stop thinking I'm getting the hang of things because inevitably that causes something to go wrong. This weekend was no exception. Saturday was great. I got a full 8 hours of sleep and was ... Read more
Who knew?
Saturday, February 20, 2010      0 comments

I never thought I would enjoy cooking after working for 10 hours. Someone should have told me that turning on the radio, singing and dancing along while following a recipe for delish is a great way to wind down after a long day. I have found t... Read more

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