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What Was I Thinking??!!
Monday, October 11, 2010      3 comments

I cut out of Spark Peopling for a while, and have been trying to get back for a good two months now, pretty unsuccessfully. It has not been a healthy 2.5 months. I just let everything go - diet, exercise, sparking, and - gee, what a surprise - I... Read more
Be Patient With Yourself
Monday, September 20, 2010      7 comments

After doing a really shabby job this last month of maintaining my exercise routine and eating well (the excuses are limitless - guests, summer vacations, depression, blah blah blah ad nauseum - but are nonetheless just that, EXCUSES), and after ... Read more
I Came, I Ran, I Finished...
Tuesday, August 17, 2010      9 comments

It's official y'all! I'm a RUNNER! I ran my first 10k on the 25th of July and a)ran the whole way, b)didn't even come in last, and c)didn't perish in the process! I was kind of nervous before the race - would... Read more
A Non-Typical Tropical Smoothie (say THAT fast five times! :-)
Friday, June 25, 2010      5 comments

Ok peeps, sorry to post another recipe, but this treat was just too yummalicious to not share! I ran it through the Recipe Counter thingy here on Spark - results below! I know, the fat content will be a tad high due to the avocado and coconut mi... Read more
Gardens in Tropical Southern Mexico
Wednesday, June 23, 2010      6 comments

These are some pics of the progression of my front garden over the last year, along with some others around my house. The front yard started as a dry, dirt plot and exploded into an oasis of crazy green vegetation as soon as the spring rains sta... Read more
Too Divine! A Summery-Sounding Recipe for the First Day of Summer...
Monday, June 21, 2010      5 comments

Does this sound absolutely deeLISH or what??!! I'm going to the market first thing in the morning! This recipe and the accompanying pic come from an email that I receive from SELF Magazine. Too cool to not share! TOMATO-WATERMELON SOUP S... Read more
1st International "Let's Kick Some A$$ Spark Peeps!" 5k Run
Sunday, June 13, 2010      13 comments

I survived! Despite blisters and extremely high temps, I ran the first of many runs with my beloved Spark Friends BEKAH_IS_FIT, TURTLE421, RUNNER1974, SUMITH2008, AND JUSTKRISTI! From the East Coast to the West Coast of the U.S., and all t... Read more
It's A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood...
Thursday, June 10, 2010      5 comments

Where I live (Southern Mexico), we have delivery guys who come around with all kinds of stuff - they pick up and deliver our refilled gas tanks for our stoves, they bring certain groceries like milk & cheese products, fish, tortillas, etc. - and... Read more
I Ate An Egg
Wednesday, June 09, 2010      8 comments

Ok, peeps. I ate an egg on Sunday. A boiled egg. Why is this blogworthy for me? Because I'm a vegetarian, one of those veg-heads who doesn't eat meat or eggs for ethical reasons more than any other. The flip-side is that my diet is pretty darn h... Read more
A snarky week, but it's all good!!
Saturday, June 05, 2010      6 comments

Gosh what a snarky week! I survived a wicked cold/flu thingy just to be hit with a bout of some severe gastrointestinal distress. Jeez Louise! I am still fired up though - before I got taken down on Tuesday with all this crud, I weighed in to di... Read more
Listening Carefully To My Body
Thursday, April 29, 2010      6 comments

Today I woke up at 5:15am to go to a spinning class with my friend, and low and behold, my car wouldn't start. He lives on the other side of town, which meant that taking the bus was out as I wouldn't have arrived on time to do the class. Taking... Read more
Boxing Match with BPPV (Vertigo) Over, and I'm BAAAAACCCCKKKK!!!
Friday, April 23, 2010      2 comments

A bazillion thanks to all of you for your words yesterday!! It was so nice to read everyone's comments... What a strange day! For 24 hours, I was COMPLETELY incapacitated by a horrible bout of vertigo and could barely sit up to get a drink of wa... Read more
Stubborn and bummed out...
Thursday, April 22, 2010      7 comments

I am so ticked off! Yesterday, just as I got home around 7pm, I got hit with a serious attack of DIZZY!! So there I was, trying to convince myself that I just needed to eat something, etc etc etc, but it just got worse. I called my two best frie... Read more
Gee willikers, it WORKED!!!
Monday, April 19, 2010      9 comments

Well I went for my first weigh in today, and WOO HOO and LA DEE DA - I lost 1.2 kg (2.65 lbs)!! I don't have a scale at my house, so I went to the same doctor's office where I got weighed a week ago in order to use the same scale. For some reas... Read more
Almost need a PhD in Health Sciences to figure this out!
Friday, April 16, 2010      9 comments

Ahh, if only counting calories consumed and burned could be a little easier for anal retentive, mathematically-challenged folks like me! I finally figured out how to figure out my BMR - 1288 - then multiply it x .40 and add this number to my BMR... Read more

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