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running in place
Friday, August 19, 2011      0 comments

I feel like I've been running in place for at least 2 years. My weight has been bouncing around the same 5-8 lb range, except for one horrible week when my mom was gravely ill and I forgot to eat for several days and dropped 5 lbs in a week. ... Read more
dress rehearsal
Friday, May 06, 2011      1 comments

I'm working on the Spring Challenge, and I noticed that this is the 4th time I've restarted the spark program in the past 5 years. Looking at it another way, I've been on this journey for the past 5 years with periodic lapses and recommitments.... Read more
A new perspective
Thursday, July 01, 2010      0 comments

The other day I listened to an interview with the author of a book about the North Korean famine of the 1980's. She had interviewed about a dozen defectors about their experiences. All of them had spoken about the first time they encountered a... Read more
Thursday, June 10, 2010      2 comments

Why do I have such a hard time drinking water? My father always had a glass of water at each meal, but I struggle to get 4 glasses a day, barely half of what I should drink. It sounds silly to say I don't like the taste. When I go out to ea... Read more
The Red Queen and Me
Sunday, May 23, 2010      3 comments

Sometime in the last few weeks I must have tumbled through the rabbit hole with Alice and, as the Red Queen explained, I have to go faster and faster just to stay in one place. I've done my cardio and weight work, watched my food intake, and th... Read more
Having my cake and not eating it, too
Friday, May 07, 2010      0 comments

So, last night after work I went to a program at the library about cakes--including old recipes, vintage cookbooks, and SAMPLES. Yes, I deliberately signed up for this at the same time I'm trying to cook and eat well. And yes, I probably al... Read more
feeling vaguely discontented
Tuesday, May 04, 2010      2 comments

We've had a surprisingly beautiful spring in the Chicago area, my mother's health is better after a crisis this winter, my husband is feeling more like himself, and I find myself feeling uncomfortable and edgy for no apparent reason. I put off ... Read more