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getting closer to the end, day 26!
Saturday, January 26, 2019      8 comments

I've been doing pretty well with my reset, the strangest cravings I've noticed are for breath mints, which I was in the habit of sucking on in the car on the way to my workout or home. I think it's really more habit than craving, truth be told,... Read more
starting day 9
Wednesday, January 09, 2019      2 comments

Things have been going pretty well with the reset. I did find out that one of the dressings I had ordered from Primal Kitchen was not compliant (although "Paleo" compliant, it has honey, should have been clued in by the name "honey mustard"!), ... Read more
reset day 3
Thursday, January 03, 2019      2 comments

So far, so good. I've been having some insomnia for a while, mostly waking up in the middle of the night. I'm not sure it's really insomnia, or just my new "normal" sleeping pattern. Most nights I can get back to sleep pretty quickly whic... Read more
reset day 1
Tuesday, January 01, 2019      1 comments

No gluten. No dairy. No alcohol. No added sugar. No processed food. No scale. Thirty days. I actually haven't had alcohol since Saturday night, so I guess I started that one early! I got some non-dairy creamer for my ... Read more
Diet reset
Saturday, December 29, 2018      3 comments

I've been reading Melissa Hartwig's book "Food Freedom Forever" and have decided to take on a diet reset in January. I'm not going to attempt a Whole30, since it's just too restrictive, and I just don't think it would work for me right now,... Read more
Why I love CrossFit
Wednesday, November 21, 2018      2 comments

Today we're doing a holiday WOD (workout of the day) called "The TURKEY BURN". My box often programs themed holiday WOD's and this is one of them. it's 11 reps each for "TURKEY" T-tire flips U-Up the stairs R-Rope climbs (I'm not... Read more
a favorite dinner recipe
Sunday, November 18, 2018      5 comments

I discovered this sheet pan chicken recipe a few months ago, and have made it almost monthly since then! And I found I can use the sauce for other recipes, it's really quite tasty. https://food52.com/recipes/6
4451-sheet-pan-roast-chick... Read more
a favorite breakfast recipe
Saturday, November 17, 2018      2 comments

I thought I would share a favorite breakfast recipe today. I've been making this baked steel cut oats recipe off and on for a few years now, I put whatever fruits I have on hand for variety, and have used different "milks" and sometimes I w... Read more
starting with...
Sunday, August 19, 2018      3 comments

I've been up and down on the scale lately, and though over the years of Sparking I've grown a bunch of healthy habits, I have been sliding into some poor habits lately, mostly night snacking. Knowing that "willpower" will not break this hab... Read more
January 2018 the journey continues
Monday, January 01, 2018      2 comments

There are many resources out there about setting SMART goals. Most of them will tell you that the most successful goals to keep are the ones that are easy to do. And in my journey to better health, I've found this holds true (for me at least).... Read more
The year past and the year ahead
Sunday, December 31, 2017      3 comments

2017 was quite eventful, and also followed along the same path I've been. I maintained my weight within a 5 pound range, for the most part. My weight goal is 135 and I've pretty much kept it around that. At the moment I'm a bit higher th... Read more
quick update
Saturday, August 15, 2015      8 comments

So I made my list, and picked one, which is paying more attention to my satiety level and stopping eating when I'm satisfied. But I also put on there: "find a new doctor". So on Monday I called the medical group and made an appointment wit... Read more
the list
Sunday, August 09, 2015      7 comments

Here are some things I'd like to do: a handstand airborne lunge eat more slowly start cooking/preparing my snacks instead of eating ready made snacks notice my satiety level better (stop eating when I'm satisfied) ... Read more
All these things that I've done...
Thursday, August 06, 2015      5 comments

Yes, it's a quote from a Killers song that popped into my head as I was pondering this blog. So yesterday I blogged about feeling lost, adrift, not having a good direction to head, and thought I should make a list of things I'd like to acco... Read more
What to do?
Wednesday, August 05, 2015      4 comments

I do a lot of thinking...and that is helpful, but doesn't really get to the doing all the time. I don't know if it's because I don't get around to picking a goal, then working on it, or if it's because none of the things I think about rea... Read more

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