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Weekends are for living.
Saturday, May 23, 2009      3 comments

Update - I ran the 2009 Chicago Corporate Challenge with almost 18,000 other runners on Thursday night. My official time was 42:10, though since I didn't get through the starting line until at least 4 minutes after the horn sounded due to ... Read more
Randomly...and I'm not sure I trust it yet...
Thursday, May 21, 2009      3 comments

The scale this morning said I weighed 145. Which is quite odd. I don't think I trust it. Let me verify this before I get too excited. That said - JPMorgan Corporate Challenge tonight at 7:10pm. All I have to do is get through a 9 hou... Read more
More resistance
Wednesday, May 20, 2009      1 comments

I took the suggestion of some sparkers with my workouts last night and this afternoon. First, I took to the stationary bike, which I don't normally do, and did 30 minutes - Good Lord, biking is hard! Then, I did some strength training, which fel... Read more
Tuesday, May 19, 2009      1 comments

Sometimes, the world seems determined to put things in perspective for us. Yesterday, I both had a conversation with my roomate about Half-Ton Son, a special he'd watched the previous night, and got involved in a sparkthread about Half-Ton ... Read more
The rest is still unwritten
Monday, May 18, 2009      2 comments

The SELF workout in the park turned out to be not nearly as cool as I thoght it would be, but hey - I got to hang out with my good friend Margo and I took two classes I enjoyed (Latin Rhythms and Cardio Tai Box) so it wasn't a complete loss. I a... Read more
Still down in the dumps..
Friday, May 15, 2009      3 comments

Well, I woke up late this morning and didn't have time to pack a gym bag to work out at lunch today -- ah, self-sabotage(I also didn't have time to grab the script I had a post-work meeting about directing for a Chicago theatre company - but I k... Read more
Down in the Dumps.
Thursday, May 14, 2009      3 comments

Ellemac7, my dearest, I hear ya. I am also in a funk right now. I had a great time in Vegas, but I'm having a hard time re-finding my motivation to work out. I worked out twice yesterday, but was totally on autopilot both times. In 17 wee... Read more
Back from Vegas!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009      0 comments

I'm tired and slightly tanned and it's rainy in Chicago so I had to wear a coat. Overall, I walked a lot - and ate fairly healthily. Regardless, it was a vacation and I had a blast. Back to the treadmill today though - the Corporate Ch... Read more
I go to Vegas tomorrow!
Tuesday, May 05, 2009      2 comments

That's super exciting to say, and to realize. I've spent the last 2 days just googling things I want to do in Vegas - and it's dawning on me that I'm just going to have to go into maintenance mode while I'm there. I'm a foodie - and there's... Read more
Mondazed - and 2 days 'til Vegas!
Monday, May 04, 2009      1 comments

Well, this weekend didn't turn out to be that terrible. I had a lovely and relaxing Sunday that began with me getting up to head to the gym, then to lunch with Eric, some fun tea time with Dan, and then a homemade dinner on our roof deck while w... Read more
Oh, weekend.
Sunday, May 03, 2009      0 comments

Well, I went over my calories today, but not by much -- AND I've been working out like mad this week and last, so I think it'll be okay. And, for the amount of pizza, beer, and cheese-filled breadsticks I had today to have only gone over calorie... Read more
frustrated (blame the weather)
Thursday, April 30, 2009      1 comments

Im so sick of my job right now - or rather, I'm sick of getting insulted and otherwise treated rudely by people who call in and don't have a contact name of the person they want to speak to. As part of our policy, if you don't have the name of t... Read more
Vegas - A Week Away!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009      3 comments

Can I fit EVERYTHING I need into one backpack and a laptop case? I really don't want to have to check a bag. A) For the fee. B) Because of the way checked bags get treated. C) For the waiting in line after the flight. So ... Read more
Hungry Girl Book Signing - Tonight!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009      3 comments

Tonight at 7pm, I will be heading to the Diversey/Clark/Broadway Borders in Chicago to attend a signing of the new Hungry Girl Book - 200 recipes under 200 calories. Lisa Lillien is also supposed to speak, and there are apparently other surpris... Read more
Tired - and looking ahead.
Monday, April 27, 2009      3 comments

Remember how at the end of my last blog I said - "and now, a nap?" Well, I napped. I took a solid 3 hour hard-core nap, then got up and met Eric for dinner (we had pizza and beer - calories be danged!) and to go to Best Buy, where I finally got ... Read more

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