Dear ridiculously accurate digital scale
Sunday, March 06, 2011      19 comments

Dear ridiculously accurate digital scale, As you know, I normally love your brutal honesty in assessing my total weight. But I'm not really liking what you are showing me. To borrow some words from the immortal Cee Lo Green, I really hate y... Read more
My legs
Saturday, March 05, 2011      2 comments

So far this week I have ran nearly 12 miles -- in three days. Typically I log about eight miles a week, and right now my thighs are tight and achy. My muscles hurt so bad last night I had trouble falling asleep. I had intended to go to the... Read more
So far this week...
Thursday, March 03, 2011      0 comments

I ran 7.25 miles. I have at least one, maybe two more workouts to get in before Sunday. I kept within my calorie range all except one day. My weight is jumping all over the place. Yesterday I was up to 140. You read that right. 140. To... Read more
Why I'm doing it.
Sunday, February 27, 2011      3 comments

No matter how much I prioritize or how productive I am, I consistently put my family, my friends and even scrubbing the floor above my own needs. Like a lot of women, I am guilty of putting myself at the bottom of the to-do list. I kn... Read more
Hello, ankles. Are you there?
Thursday, February 17, 2011      0 comments

About a month and a half ago, we had a little heat wave here in Central Ohio. Temps rose into the high 40s, and I decided to hit the street instead of the treadmill. Within the first half-mile, my lungs were full of cold air, and I was gasp... Read more
I have a chin!
Sunday, December 19, 2010      1 comments

About nine years ago, I was out meeting some college friends for drinks. I had not seen these folks in awhile, and I arrived late. A few minutes after I got to the bar, one of my male friends -- who had already had more than a few -- turned... Read more
The month that got away
Monday, November 01, 2010      0 comments

Two anatomy tests, a psychology final and some of the little hiccups of life threw me off track last month. My weight is hovering around 136 to 137 -- about 10 lbs. more than where my weight tracker says it should be. My pounds are not mel... Read more
About a month in
Saturday, September 25, 2010      0 comments

I had modest goals when I started Spark. I wanted to lose a pound a week to take off some stubborn baby fat. I'm a little behind on my weight loss goal. But I'm happy to report that I am dropping inches, my belly is flatter and I feel more... Read more
Hitting the curb
Friday, September 03, 2010      4 comments

The sidewalks in Lancaster are notoriously uneven. Tree roots push up entire slabs of concrete willy nilly, and at most driveways the concrete fractured and crumbled a long time ago. Whenever I can, I run in the street. But heavy traffic he... Read more