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Tuesday, March 25, 2014      1 comments

I spent some time today (admittedly, maybe too much time) reading Spark Pages of some fellow DC area people who run races. I'm new to the sport with three 5Ks under my belt and a 10K coming up this November. But it seems... doable. Like if I sta... Read more
Because everyone needs a restart button.
Monday, February 10, 2014      2 comments

And so I choose to press mine today! In so many ways. I started the day feeling apprehensive (and honestly, reading work email is doing nothing to change that) but I can and will take control of this. Nothing coming through for work is life-alte... Read more
Is weight loss work?
Friday, August 09, 2013      3 comments

Today's Spark Coach was about weight loss, work, and negative (or positive) self-talk. The part that spoke most to me was the questions - if you spoke to employees who are trying to do their jobs the way that you speak to yourself if trying to l... Read more
Monday, July 22, 2013      3 comments

Today’s SparkCoach was about moderation. One thing that really resonated for me was the idea that you can’t and won’t and don’t have to be “perfect.” The message was this – when you strive for perfection and miss, it sets you up for a lack of de... Read more
What's your motivation?
Tuesday, June 18, 2013      1 comments

Today, SC asked for a blog post about motivation. Is it shallow to say that I'm motivated by a pretty dress? A cousin passed along a beautiful sundress but it's *just* a little too snug. I know that it would look cute (i.e. zip up) if I could ju... Read more
No Excuses!
Thursday, June 06, 2013      0 comments

My biggest no workout excuse? Generally I'm eager to get to the gym on weekdays, but on weekends it can be harder. My biggest excuses are: "I'm tired," "The kids needs me," "I have other household activities that need my attention." But it'... Read more
Green Overload
Wednesday, June 02, 2010      2 comments

One day last week I had salad for three meals. Other things too, but that was an exciting feature. This week's share included: * more cabbage! * more romaine! * radishes (a little past their prime) * fresh peas (in pods) * garlic ... Read more
Root, root , root for the veg team
Wednesday, May 19, 2010      0 comments

I am currently working through a head of romaine that is larger than a toddler. Really. Tomorrow night is bulgur tabouli in lettuce wraps. Think I might chop and freeze some for adding to soup/stew/saag paneer. I have been looking up cabba... Read more
Countdown to CSA!
Thursday, May 06, 2010      1 comments

My CSA is starting up soon! Tuesday is pickup. This week we will have: * strawberries * lettuce * broccoli * spring onions * herbs * spinach I have a tub of black beans in the fridge and some mangoes / papaya. I am thinking ... Read more
Same Cake, Different Day
Monday, April 26, 2010      1 comments

The retirement party cake was sitting there, all pretty and sugary. I knew that there would be cake at the party. I had budgeted my day to allow for such an indulgence. I had my big slice, enjoyed my buttercream frosting and boston cream filling... Read more
High protien - low fat snack ideas
Monday, April 12, 2010      8 comments

While WW first (re)taught me how to eat 6 or so years ago, it's really only been on SP that I'm tracking multiple nutrients. I don't eat meat often, so I have a hard time getting enough protein. Using the nutrition guidelines to plan my day, I'm... Read more