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
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
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
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
Roasted a turkey breast for sandwiches the other week and saved some turkey for Taste of Home's White Turkey Chili ( www.tasteofhome.com/reci pes/white-turkey-chili ). Super simple, tasty and filling. Each serving is about a ... Read more
ADARKARA posted a great blog yesterday about the randomness of sizing, seen here: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individu al.asp?blog_id=5868630 . Randomly enough, I took off early for errands yesterday, includi... Read more
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: www.eatingwell.com/recip es/serbian_chicken_eggplan t_soup.... Read more
Another Eatingwell recipe, but a new one from the year's first issue: www.eatingwell.com/recip es/bavarian_leek_cabbage_s oup.html . The guy and I went through their new recipes just after the New Year, and he picked a va... Read more
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
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.
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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 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
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