Spring cleaning
Tuesday, March 30, 2010      1 comments

It has been a whirlwind of a month, which culminated in my getting sick, thanks to a visiting friend. *sigh* I'm not one of those lucky folks who loses 20 pounds when they get sick. No no. I'm one of those unlucky saps who gains it in an instant... Read more
March madness, fitness style!
Monday, March 01, 2010      2 comments

Last nite, as husb consumed the last of a batch of cupcakes my friend Megan and I had baked, I had an idea. "Husb," I said, "I think we should lose... um... 7 pounds this month!" (Yes, the number was as arbitrary as it sounds.) Husb grumbl... Read more
In recovery (an ode to moms)
Tuesday, February 23, 2010      3 comments

For all you moms out there - especially single ones, but all moms, really - I salute you. I recently returned from ten days in Oregon babysitting three young'uns whom I love dearly, but who also exhaust me. Their parents were celebrating th... Read more
The body rebels
Monday, February 01, 2010      2 comments

That's rebels the verb, not the noun. My body is rebelling against me. I say that in jest of course. What I really mean is that my body is giving me signals and I need to pay attention to them. As I've mentioned, my husb and I have been do... Read more
Halfway to 5k!
Monday, January 25, 2010      2 comments

Today was a major breakthrough for me. For the past two weeks and some change I've been building up slowly from running 1/2 mile and walking 1 mile. I've never been a fan of running. I played softball and volleyball - not exactly running sports.... Read more
The fitting room conspiracy
Monday, January 18, 2010      2 comments

Have you ever noticed that fitting rooms always seem to have just the right lighting to bring out every roll of fat or ripple of cellulite on your entire body? It's ridiculous. You would think that, if they want people to feel good enough about ... Read more
Finally! The scale falls!
Saturday, January 16, 2010      3 comments

I was complaining to my husband that, despite decreasing my caloric intake and increasing my exercise, the scale was not moving. Not an ounce. The exact same weight appeared before me every single day. It was frustrating, to say the least. ... Read more
Reward: Yosemite
Wednesday, January 13, 2010      1 comments

I have always wanted to go hiking in Yosemite and see Half Dome up close. I'm not sure why I never did it, but I've made up my mind that I want to do it now. SO, my goal is to be able to run our morning route twice consecutively. That's a little... Read more
Lethargy & me
Thursday, October 15, 2009      4 comments

Maybe it's the sudden change of weather, but I have been incredibly tired the past couple of days. I mean the kind of tired where keeping my eyes open is a chore, let alone trying to get anything else done. I only ran about half of our morning r... Read more
Lazy, lazy!
Wednesday, October 07, 2009      1 comments

Yesterday I did not feel like doing anything. It was ridiculous. I didn't want to grade papers, load the dishwasher, work on my manuscript, go jogging, or anything else for that matter. I guess I just hit a bit of a temporary wall. On top of tha... Read more
"He likes it! Hey Mikey!"
Monday, October 05, 2009      2 comments

My husb has been loving all the healthy changes of late. For one, he's a big fan of having a running partner in the mornings. I'm somewhat useless at this point because I get a bit winded trying to talk and run simultaneously, but I'll get there... Read more
Somewhere between inspired and overwhelmed.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009      2 comments

I've been browsing through SparkPages all morning, checking out people's awesome success stories. I alternate between feeling like anything's possible, and like there is absolutely no way that I can do what these people did. I think it's my incl... Read more
Let's get it started.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009      9 comments

I've been sort of spying on SparkPeople for a long time. For a short while I was even doing an okay job of entering in the foods I was eating and the exercise I was doing. But when I say, "a short while," I really mean it. I've never been good w... Read more