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Sleep study results are in!!!!
Monday, September 19, 2011      14 comments

OMG YES!!!! I have sleep apnea..well, sort of. Apparently my oxygen dips down too low and I breathe too shallowly at night (although I don't STOP breathing, like many people do), and this causes me to stir, and often wake up, especially dur... Read more
Summer's end Herb-crusted Pork Loin (pork chops) with Apple-Fig glaze (yummy recipe w/ pics)
Sunday, September 18, 2011      3 comments

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am officially in the mood for fall. emoticon It has been cool here for several days ... Read more
Sunday, September 18, 2011      7 comments

I went to bed last night like any other night.. around 12 midnight, in my bedroom, snuggled into a nest of pillows. I turned off the light, and my bf kissed me good night... then I was out. No insomnia last night... did not need an Ambien or eve... Read more
Winter Water Garden
Thursday, September 15, 2011      1 comments

Today I stepped outside around 9 am, as I do every day, to feed my fish. Today, unlike every other day, it was in the lower 50s with strong winds. I neglected a coat (I was actually in my PJs) so I was FREEEEEZING. I have decided ... Read more
Just a quick catch-up blog
Thursday, September 15, 2011      5 comments

1. I am now a member of my gym. The stress test went fine, and my cholesterol/lipids/triglycerid
es and blood glucose were normal (yay no diabetes!)... however, my blood pressure was a little high which is probably due to the bad sleep I've b... Read more
Finally losing lbs / BLC 17 Saucy Sapphires / September Goals
Monday, September 05, 2011      5 comments

Suck it, scale! I am at 397.8!!! I have been trying for 8 weeks to get and stay below 400, and I think I finally have done it ;) this is definitely the lowest I have been in two months (about 5 lbs down from my start weight). A new Biggest ... Read more
Carrot and leek frittata with low-sodium chicken sausage
Monday, September 05, 2011      4 comments

Chef Meg's Low-Sodium Sausage (110 cal for 2, if you use chicken (140 for pork)) I Used ground chicken instead of pork (though both are great, and so would be turkey)... Read more
Month Two reflection
Friday, September 02, 2011      11 comments

It's time for some reflection and a digital pat on the back. For the last 7 weeks I have been trying--in earnest--to become healthier and lose weight(and no, this is not the first time, but that is a blog for another day). Since mid-July I ... Read more
OH MY GOD THIS IS GOOD... Mint chocolate chip protein smoothie (250 cal, 29g protein)
Monday, August 29, 2011      12 comments

I just accidentally made this recipe and I HAD to share it with you guys. If you have never used protein powder, do yourself a favor and invest in an Optimum Nutrition flavor (I have tried the vanilla-ice-cream and the double-chocolate so far an... Read more
Asparagus Risotto and Summer Ratatouille with Grilled Chicken (step by step pics)
Monday, August 29, 2011      8 comments

Who says low-cal needs to be low-flavor? At the behest of one of my blog followers, I have decided to post step-by-step photos. This meal took me only 30 min to cook... Read more
New Gym / 5k Training Week 1 / Foodstuffs
Sunday, August 28, 2011      6 comments

Sorry in advance for this MEGA blog... I should have done it throughout the week but I was so busy. Also, it is a bit disjointed, unimportant, and all over the place... but I feel like it helps me to write about stuff, so please don't feel oblig... Read more
I am proud of myself today.
Sunday, August 21, 2011      20 comments

People saw me. They looked at me. I didn't care. Take that, anxiety emoticon Couch to 5k Week 1 Day 1: ... Read more
5k my way
Sunday, August 21, 2011      9 comments

Ya know how I was saying I need to get jogging again? Well, I got to thinking today. I am a very fit fat person. Although I weigh this much, I have the ability to jog (thanks in part to both youth and being tall), and some people do not have it ... Read more
TruBlood Plasmapolitans & Death on the Beach
Saturday, August 20, 2011      3 comments

Plasmapolitan: TruBlood Beverage 2 shot citron vodka 1/2 shot cointreau lime juice (one lime) cranberry juice fill a martini glass with ice. Fill a cocktail shaker half full with ice and add 2 oz citron, 1/2 oz cointreau, and l... Read more
Quick update / notes for self
Saturday, August 20, 2011      1 comments

I got my stength training in last night which was fabulous... I put 20 vigorous minutes on the bike before it, and tried to keep my pulse up the whole 30 min of strength training to make it like circuit training. Today I somehow had enough... Read more

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