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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      11 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      7 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      13 comments

Operation Plateau Buster commenced today: emoticon ... Read more
What do you do when you plateau?
Thursday, June 15, 2017      9 comments

For the past 3-4 weeks, my weight has been holding steady. 179 lbs. Now, the good news is that I haven't gained anything. I've lost between 8 and 10 lbs, which is nothing to sneeze at, and I've settled in the 170's, which psychologically f... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What do you do on your bad days?
Tuesday, June 13, 2017      21 comments

It's easy to do a great job on the good days. On the good days, I wake up full of energy for my workout, my healthy eating, my water, and my other tasks of the day (you know, the job and the parenting and the house stuff and all the other ... Read more
What Sparkers can learn from the Julliard audition process
Saturday, June 03, 2017      10 comments

I just read, and really enjoyed, this blog. www.businessinsider.com/
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ned-at-juilliard-2017-5 The author, a mother, describes her son's process of practicing for a big cello audition at ... Read more
Calorie range strategies
Tuesday, May 30, 2017      15 comments

I had a wonderful vacation, walking all over San Francisco and eating whatever I wanted within reason. This didn't necessarily mean that I splurged (although I did have gelato on Saturday), but it meant that I ate what I wanted to without worryi... Read more
San Francisco!
Friday, May 26, 2017      17 comments

On Wednesday, my husband and I celebrated 8 years of marriage. 8 very eventful years, including buying a house, and the birth of two children, ages 5 and 3. Phew! As an anniversary present, my parents will be watching the kids for two night... Read more
Bathing suit time!
Monday, May 22, 2017      16 comments

Are you ready for bathing suit season? I'm not. We recently went on a vacation to a beach resort. I packed my two favorite bathing suits with flattering ruching ... and discovered that, after 6+ years, the elastic wasn't working so well... Read more
My Relationship with Food
Sunday, May 21, 2017      17 comments

On Friday, I made (and posted) beautiful (if I say so myself) chocolate cupcakes for my daughter's third birthday dinner. Yesterday I posted a newsfeed photo of my kids eating ice cream -- our treat after a morning at the beach. I felt like I wa... Read more
Day by Day
Thursday, May 18, 2017      15 comments

Every day is different. Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes the bear eats you. Yesterday was a good day, health-wise. I didn't get to the gym to exercise, but I made time to walk. I hit 10k steps and ate within my calories. I suc... Read more
Survival guide for long days
Thursday, May 18, 2017      13 comments

I'm back from family camp! A good time was had by all. We tie-dyed, spent time together as a family, and got to meet some new Jewish families. We spent lots of time examining the flora and fauna of the vicinity (at least, if you count lizards, b... Read more
Offline for the weekend
Thursday, May 11, 2017      14 comments

I'm headed to family camp this weekend. A few times a year, my family goes to a weekend camp. It's set up by one of the Jewish sleepaway camps in our area. There's cabin or motel-style housing for families, food is provided in the dining hall... Read more
Binge vs. Treat
Wednesday, May 10, 2017      15 comments

So today, for the first time since I recommitted on April 1, I had a binge. I ate an entire pint of ice cream in front of the TV. Now, it was Halo Top ice cream, so an entire pint is only 240 calories, and high in protein. And it fits... Read more

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