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
This event was run by Track Shack (but was not one of their races); they also ran the Miracle Miles 15K. This was my 3rd race with them, and I can't say that I'm impressed. They are running a couple more that I want to do, but we'll see. I al... Read more
So apparently, I lost close to 2 lbs overnight - just under 144 this morning. More scale lies, but probably my weigh in today was close to the truth. Adjusting and moving on.
I pretty much have mentioned the lies so one, I don't freak out... Read more
Thursday through Sunday, I was in New Orleans. I had some piggy moments, except on Sunday when I got back to normal. I only got one organized exercise session in, but did tons and tons of walking and spent way too much money. I loved the city... Read more