have i been avoiding writing this blog? (update and reflections on the end of 2012)
Monday, December 31, 2012      8 comments

maybe.... i suppose i have because i don't like admitting failure, even it i know why things happened, and how. i am no longer doing the running/walking routine. it started with my feet hurting when i ran, and then the rain keeping me fro... Read more
how to make a new habit
Tuesday, December 11, 2012      8 comments

i remember reading years ago that it takes 21 days of doing something to make it a habit. i suppose that it's true... but i must say that something can already become routine before then. doing 5km a day is not negotiable. it was funny last n... Read more
walking back in time
Friday, December 07, 2012      11 comments

so, the challenge has been going well. i feel great walking/running every day - no matter how bad i am the rest of the day, i know that i will be traversing 5km. it may be slow, or in my flip flops, but it still happens! it made me realiz... Read more
sometimes friends are hard work!
Tuesday, December 04, 2012      9 comments

i'm sure people who have moved (nationally or internationally) can attest to this - it takes about 3 years to really have a social network in the new place you live. and there's no doubt about it, after having lived here for 4 years, i have a v... Read more
when in doubt, go balls to the walls
Monday, December 03, 2012      8 comments

okay, so i've been thinking about upping my fitness routine, and finding a new challenge. i really enjoyed the group exercise challenge at the gym, and even found some new classes that i like. but really, it's just not enough for me to feel li... Read more
is it time to look at the scale again?
Monday, November 26, 2012      7 comments

as most who read my blog will know, i have been very anti-scale for the last 6 months / year. i have been focusing on weight training and i know that it means that the scale will be higher than if i were "skinny-fat" (not that i have ever been ... Read more
no longer monogamous
Tuesday, November 20, 2012      13 comments

...with my zumba instructor! i LOVE zumba, i really do. nothing gets me to sweat more while having so much fun. ... Read more
new source of motivation
Monday, November 19, 2012      5 comments

i am having a lot of fun at the gym trying out new classes as part of a gym challenge. for each group of classes that i do (cardio, strength or mind/body) i get a free pass. i got two free passes so far, which meant i could bring a friend with... Read more
pictures and sabateurs!
Tuesday, November 06, 2012      13 comments

okay, so DIET_FRIEND made me realize just how few photos i ever post on here. I will try to document more of my life - show my surroundings and all that. but in the meantime, here are a couple photos i got off my phone from recent weeks. ... Read more
October round up and November goals
Monday, November 05, 2012      7 comments

well, i think i did pretty well in october. my goals were as follows: food: i will continue on my path towards paleo eating. at the moment, i am aiming for at least 2 out of my 3 meals to be perfectly paleo, with the goal of mak... Read more
2 years of Sparking - what I've learned
Friday, October 19, 2012      6 comments

It's hard to believe i've been on this site (on and off again) for 2 years! i suppose my life has changed a lot, i have definitely grown (and shrunk) in many ways. ... Read more
crust: a vehicle for my melted cheese
Tuesday, October 16, 2012      7 comments

so i have been doing a LOT of reading lately on the paleo way of eating. also been reading about the wheat belly. for those who haven't seen this stuff, it goes beyond gluten intolerance or allergies - it is important for every human being on ... Read more
the difference 10 days made
Wednesday, October 10, 2012      6 comments

at the start of this month, i made a wellness goal to stop asking my husband if i looked fat in something. this expanded into using october to focus on my body image, to stop focusing on the negatives and start focusing on the positives. i hav... Read more
positive body image
Monday, October 08, 2012      5 comments

as part of my effort this month to improve my body image, this blog is devoted to ME! to looking good, to feeling good, to all the things that make me happy about the way i am. sorry if it seems narcissistic, but i need to feed the positive wo... Read more
on being HUGE, in my eyes
Wednesday, October 03, 2012      13 comments

my 30 questions of blogging in september made me realize that there is something worth discussing about this weight loss journey. okay, this may offend people, and i'm sorry if it does - that is not my intention at all. i don't have 10... Read more

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