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This is my new life
Sunday, January 13, 2013      9 comments

My new year's intention was BALANCE, and this past week I stayed especially mindful of whether (and how) I was balancing my parenting, nutrition, exercise, and work. As I reflect this morning on my past week, I'm realizing more of what balance m... Read more
Early January planning love
Sunday, January 06, 2013      7 comments

Only 3 more winter CSA boxes this year ... and then a very long wait until June. My next pick up is in two weeks, and the offerings show how our weather has gotten much colder and less hospitable to tender things that grow. Here's what I pl... Read more
Tea as an antidote to shopping
Saturday, January 05, 2013      9 comments

Going home for the holidays, even in middle age (perhaps especially in middle age) stirs up so many emotions and memories. Like all visits home, this one was a mixed blessing -- one that will take me some time to unpack. So this is another ... Read more
Resolution: Balance
Friday, January 04, 2013      5 comments

This morning, on the SP Class of Nov 4-11 2012 list, Dragonchilde asked about our resolutions. I'd decided on mine about a month ago: balance. I'd even blogged about it to make it real. Balance of nutrition, exercise, parenting, and work. ... Read more
Srsly? 4 pounds of fudge? Really?
Thursday, January 03, 2013      10 comments

Happy new year, SparkFriends! I'm glad to say I'm back home again, planning and tracking and sparking and no longer having to cope with the difficulties of Other People's Food. Or, as it turns out, Other People's incredibly insensitive gift... Read more
Packing differently
Sunday, December 23, 2012      8 comments

I've never packed a suitcase quite like this before. My daughter and I are heading west for the holidays, and packing for this particular trip has been an eye-opener. One suitcase is for gifts and stocking stuffers. Most of the gifts are ha... Read more
Seeking balance, seeking peace
Thursday, December 20, 2012      4 comments

It has been a week of reckoning. Little holiday nibblies added up to another 1-pound gain. The good part: I never binged, lost control, or just chucked the whole SP thing out the window. The bad part: I had a little bite of this and a little sip... Read more
Combating "Old Me" creep
Monday, December 17, 2012      8 comments

So I've been a little out of my groove this past week. I've been waking up feeling hung over, even if I haven't had anything to drink. My food choices outside of my home have been less than ideal. And I know I'm not moving as much as I should. O... Read more
Mid-December planning love
Sunday, December 16, 2012      5 comments

Yesterday was the final CSA box pick-up for the month. As with the past few weeks, I went to my farm for the box first, then headed to the farmer's market to purchase anything else I might need. It has been weeks since I've been to a grocery sto... Read more
A SparkParty in my head
Friday, December 14, 2012      6 comments

Oh, Sparkfriends, how I appreciate your strong words and kind guidance. You were exactly the ones I needed to hear from before attending my work-related party the other night. With your help, and a little help from the universe, it all went very... Read more
A little nervous about tomorrow
Tuesday, December 11, 2012      5 comments

Actually, I'm more than a little nervous about tomorrow. Over the past few months, I've established a really nice routine at home. I plan, I spark, I cook, I exercise, I do the dishes. I work, too, but I don't let my work define me. For the past... Read more
Weekly planning love
Sunday, December 09, 2012      3 comments

It's that time of the week again: planning meals ahead of time to make the most of the fresh yummies from yesterday's farmers market and CSA box. Here's what's on the menu: * Mesclun greens. Of course. In spite of eating 1-2 salads a day, ... Read more
Progress and the quarter-pounder
Saturday, December 08, 2012      6 comments

With another season of Biggest Loser being advertised on TV, I've had to remind myself that slow, steady weight loss is the safe and sustainable way to go. It's so important for all of us not to get seduced in to the sort of thinking that sugges... Read more
The last time I was at this weight ...
Thursday, December 06, 2012      2 comments

... I was getting ready to go to my 25th college reunion, and I was upset because I felt like it was the most overweight I'd ever been in my life. To be honest with you, that's not actually true, but it's how I felt at the time. None of my... Read more
Sharing the struggles
Tuesday, December 04, 2012      5 comments

Counting down to my 1-month Sparkversary ... only three more days to go. Four weeks in, I'm keenly aware of some struggles I'm having. Don't get me wrong: there is a LOT on the plus side! I'm cooking more, eating better, getting regular ex... Read more

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