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Review of today
Friday, October 13, 2017      11 comments

Let's review how today went. The good: - fit in a walk and time for myself before my intensive afternoon of interviews - got an allergy shot!!! - ate a healthy breakfast (oatmeal and hard boiled egg), lunch (supermarket sushi), and dinner (BFD... Read more
Sweets, my old nemesis
Wednesday, September 27, 2017      13 comments

I realized that more and more, lately, I've been reaching for the sweets. There are so many excuses: Jewish High Holy days and the family dinners that come with it. Birthday parties. My own love of baking. A little something to wind down with be... Read more
Small decisions made daily
Sunday, September 10, 2017      17 comments

For the last month, I've been more or less phoning it in to Spark. I've had a long birthday weekend, two trips, two kids starting school, three work projects piled on top of each other, and a refrigerator on the fritz. I've mostly tracked my foo... Read more
Leaning Out
Monday, July 31, 2017      19 comments

Friends, I am tired. I think I've written this in every blog post I've made for the past few months. Not the fatigue of not getting enough sleep, not the pleasant muscle tiredness after a long workout. I'm existentially tired of all the stu... Read more
Did I lose? Or not?
Friday, July 28, 2017      11 comments

Sometimes, weighing in is so confusing! See, I don't own a scale. I have had an adversarial relationship with it for many years, and ultimately, it was time for a breakup. So when it broke, out it went. Now I weigh in at the gym. That... Read more
Strong, powerful women's bodies
Tuesday, July 25, 2017      15 comments

Want to be inspired? Then take a look here: www.adweek.com/brand-mar
keting/under-armour-tells-
its-women-athletes-stories
-through-poetry-in-artful-new-ads/ Here are five ads for Under Armour that show beaut... Read more
My long day: the good, the bad, and the ugly
Friday, July 21, 2017      13 comments

Yesterday was one of my extra-long days at work: Get up at 5:45, out of the house by 7am, at work by 8 (ok, so it was 8:30), run usability sessions all day long from 9-5 with a 1-hour lunch-break, debrief, clean up everything, leave the office a... Read more
2017 summer bucket list
Friday, July 21, 2017      18 comments

Summer is going by so fast! Here is a partial list of things I want to do before summer is over: 😎 go stand up paddle boarding – date set! This will be a week from Sunday morning while the kids stay at my parents' house. 😎 eat ... Read more
The things I have accomplished since April 1
Saturday, July 15, 2017      14 comments

So, today I gained about 3/4 of a pound since Wednesday's weigh in. I've been doing great with food and exercise, but I did eat out yesterday, so I think it's probably mostly water gain. Nevertheless, discouraging. (I know it's not reco... Read more
I love oversharing!
Tuesday, July 11, 2017      18 comments

I have benefited so much from the new and improved Spark since I returned to this site for real in April. My favorite thing about it is the Friend Feed. Every day, I start the morning by surfing through the Friend Feed. It is inspiring to ... Read more
My First 5K
Monday, June 26, 2017      23 comments

Yesterday was my first 5k! I have been looking forward to this day for over a year. As a kid, I always hated running; but as an adult, it looks like fun to have some exercise that can be done solo, with minimal equipment, in a beautiful locati... Read more
Operation Plateau Buster: Not Busted Yet
Thursday, June 22, 2017      10 comments

So, I really turned up the juice last week. I increased exercise intensity, and got in at least three really good strength workouts. I worked hard on my running, including a couple of "long" (5k distance) runs and a speed workout. ... Read more
Operation Plateau Buster: Monday, Day 6
Tuesday, June 20, 2017      12 comments

An excellent day from a weight-loss perspective! Relatively low calorie breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner. I was home working, or trying to work, most of the day, and headed to the gym at 5 PM. Despite my snack of cottage cheese and fruit, an... Read more
Operation Plateau Buster days 2, 3, and 4
Monday, June 19, 2017      8 comments

So ... still trying to bust through my plateau. Friday was a really busy day. Preschool graduation in the morning(!!!), then a 45-minute drive to Santa Monica for a professional meeting, then back home and Shabbat dinner with the family. I... Read more
Operation Plateau Buster commenced!
Friday, June 16, 2017      14 comments

Operation Plateau Buster commenced today: emoticon ... Read more

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