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Confession Time

Wednesday, April 29, 2015      5 comments

The month of April has been the pinnacle of six months of struggling with maintenance. April has seen vacations and a bout with illness that really knocked me down. Work has been the busiest that I have been pretty much ever. I've had the low... Read more

Busier than a Bee

Wednesday, March 25, 2015      2 comments

Have been super, super busy lately. Work is INSANE and keeping busy at home. I have some recipes to share reviews on soon. I have 6 days off in a row coming up soon. Will try to stay active and keep eating (the hard part for me) in check... Read more

Vegetarian Spinach Enchiladas, Allergy Season, Time Change

Wednesday, March 11, 2015      7 comments

I have reviewed before Eatingwell's Vegetarian Spinach Enchiladas (
iladas.html ), but didn't have a picture. So viola: Read more

Neighbor, Technology, Shaking Things Up

Tuesday, March 03, 2015      6 comments

Dear Neighbor: This weekend, when you ran/walked past my house a couple of times and saw me smiling at you while doing yard work, I hope that you didn't think that I was amused at your journey or mocking the overweight woman doing intervals... Read more

Run Disney's Princess HM - 2/22/15

Tuesday, February 24, 2015      7 comments

Per my last blog, I met my goal and my semi-realistic goal with a 2:25:13 finish. emoticon Except for being... Read more

HM #2

Friday, February 20, 2015      4 comments

This weekend is HM #2 - Disney's Princess HM. Instead of winging it like last time, I followed a modified schedule and reached out for tips here. Increased my mileage during the week, tried to really run the LSRs slow, and the like. I wasn't ... Read more

White Turkey Chili

Tuesday, February 17, 2015      6 comments

Roasted a turkey breast for sandwiches the other week and saved some turkey for Taste of Home's White Turkey Chili (
pes/white-turkey-chili ). Super simple, tasty and filling. Each serving is about a ... Read more

Tales from the Fitting Room & Portuguese Kale & Red Bean Soup

Wednesday, February 04, 2015      3 comments

ADARKARA posted a great blog yesterday about the randomness of sizing, seen here:
al.asp?blog_id=5868630 . Randomly enough, I took off early for errands yesterday, includi... Read more

Serbian Chicken & Eggplant Soup/Cookbook Recommendation

Friday, January 23, 2015      4 comments

Another Eatingwell soup picked by the Guy. I'm not such an eggplant fan, but I'm trying (this week, I made an Indian eggplant recipe and it was delicious). Recipe here:
t_soup.... Read more

Bavarian Leek & Cabbage Soup

Monday, January 12, 2015      6 comments

Another Eatingwell recipe, but a new one from the year's first issue:
oup.html . The guy and I went through their new recipes just after the New Year, and he picked a va... Read more

Mindful Eating

Wednesday, January 07, 2015      5 comments

As we have powered through the holiday season and the beginning of the year, many of the maintenance bloggers have documented going through the Beck program. I was totally unfamiliar with it, so I read their blogs with interest, and as I mentio... Read more

Mount Dora Half Marathon 12/21/14 Race Report

Wednesday, December 24, 2014      3 comments

If you've never been to Mount Dora, FL, imagine rolling hills, lakes (including Lake Dora), quaint shops, foodie type restaurants, antiques and a lot of charm. Hills aside (more on that later), a great place to run, and this was a great race. ... Read more

Thinking about 2015

Friday, December 19, 2014      1 comments

2015 will be here in less than two weeks...and I'm still wondering where 2014 went. I have no idea, but time is flying. Anyhow, I've been thinking a lot about where I would like to go with my journey this coming year. I've been struggling... Read more

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014      9 comments

Happy Thanksgiving to all US-based Sparkers! So this year, I have a lot to be thankful for. I met a great guy, met my goal weight, am well on my way to completing my first formal HM, etc. I'm actually am having two Thanksgivings - one wit... Read more


Thursday, November 13, 2014      6 comments

Spending some downtime at work in between appointments planning meals for the next few weeks. I loathe going anywhere like Walmart after Thanksgiving and usually only make it to the regular grocery store. The crowds and the frazzle is too much... Read more

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