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
I feel like I need to clarify some points on yesterday's blog - mostly as I gain more perspective and think more thoughts. Pesky how those happen, eh?
One, I took a break with a finite length. I knew yesterday would be back to the routine... Read more
Last week, I was done. I was beyond burnt out. I was really tired, worn down, not motivated and over it. I just wanted to lay in bed and read and not do much else. So I took some time off. I didn't really track food (and overate) and only d... Read more
But not for a run. Lazy morning on a rest day, and I did NOT want to get up for work. So I check my email, and Amazon has my running shoes half off! Woot! I have been monitoring them to get a second pair or two when the price dropped, so I or... Read more
October is typically my favorite month, but seriously, how is it October already?! This year is flying by. But I'm happy for Halloween, cooler temps, fall squash, etc. Been working on getting my weight down a bit to have some holiday "wiggle ... Read more
Impulsively, I signed up for a 15K this past Saturday a week before. A friend was doing it, and I was able to con the guy into signing up with me. We, for the most part, run 10-ish miles most Saturdays, so no problem, right?
Sigh. I was ... Read more