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Dance Dance Dance
Thursday, October 06, 2016      1 comments

Twice a week this is where I am for 45 minutes or so. Trying to figure out how to move my body through physical space. I'm attempting to desensitize my... Read more
California Farmers Markets
Sunday, September 11, 2016      3 comments

Nothing like gargantuan California farmers markets to acquire Japanese eggplants for your favorite eggplant curry dish: Read more
Tip: Drink Lots of Tea!
Friday, September 09, 2016      1 comments

A long while back, I endorsed naturally decaffeinated rooibos tea in all sorts of flavors as a fantastic late night "snack": Read more
That's Some Crazy Water Weight
Thursday, September 08, 2016      2 comments

For a week (from the 30th to the 6th), I cut out grains, dairy, legumes, and added sugar (except for some bits of milk chocolate) at home. It's essenti... Read more
Cross Country Move
Tuesday, September 06, 2016      5 comments

We moved cross country about a year ago. The 5 day road trip wasn't what really threw me off (a 5 day break isn't going to ruin anything). It was the w... Read more
Back on the Bandwagon
Monday, September 05, 2016      2 comments

I've been on 8lb weights for the past~year, occasionally being able to move up to the 10lb dumbbells. Although after we moved I took a ~6 month break f... Read more
Wednesday, July 22, 2015      4 comments

I fell out of my obsessive workout phase where I was doing JM 6 days per week, and have been doing a more normal 3-5 times per week instead. My motto is basically 'move every day.' So if I'm not leaving the house for work, I have to do JM or go ... Read more
Where I've been...
Sunday, July 19, 2015      6 comments

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UI Issue: Not Updating Recommended Calories is a 'Feature'
Sunday, March 08, 2015      2 comments

It seems that a previous SparkPeople User Interface (UI) issue I wrote about, the calorie recommender not updating according to your weight (
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UI Issue: Actually Finding Your Teams' Most Recent Posts
Sunday, March 08, 2015      0 comments

Having posted previously about the difficulty of finding your groups' most recent posts, here:
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UI Issue: URL Line Break in Forums Posts
Thursday, March 05, 2015      2 comments

Does this happen to anyone else when they post a Link in a SparkPeople forum? The URL breaks itself up into multiple lines for some reason. That has to be a User Interface ... Read more
Before/After: Jillian Michaels' Ripped in 30
Monday, February 16, 2015      8 comments

Starting January 19 (a Monday) I did 'Ripped in 30' for 6 days, with one rest day, usually on Thursday. I used 8lb dumbbells for most exercises, and 5lb dumbbells when there was just no way I could lift the 8s. Every Monday I went to the next le... Read more
UI Issue: Links Below Infinite Scroll on Start Page
Sunday, February 08, 2015      0 comments

(1) Go to your SparkPeople 'Start' page (2) Try to scroll down to the bottom of the page where the support email addresses and other links are kept. (3) You cannot, b... Read more
UI Issue: Failure to Start Maintenance Calories
Friday, February 06, 2015      2 comments

Back in November 3, I set a goal to lose 5 lbs by January 3. SparkPeople recommended a daily calorie intake of ~1250-1530, and a bit more when I exercised. I achieved this goal much sooner than January 3, however, I had not realized that SparkPe... Read more
Tip: Cut Up Your Produce
Thursday, February 05, 2015      3 comments

It turns out that an apple is much more enjoyable if it's cut up. As are nectarines and green peppers (I've tried). I'm much more likely to actually choose to eat an apple, if I think about them cut up. ... Read more

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