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Friday, January 15, 2016      2 comments

Today's dinner was a chaotic challenge. Part 1: I had 10 minutes to put *something* in myself before taking the kid to soccer practice. So, 2 quick eggs and some leftover cauliflower. Part 2: hours later, was hungry after practice ended and... Read more
The hidden cost of laziness
Thursday, January 14, 2016      5 comments

I've had a couple of long tiring days this week, and been too tired to cook. The hub has stepped in and made a couple of meals - which sounds wonderful, except he cooks carb-heavy dinners and boils veggies until they are tasteless. Bless his h... Read more
Going viral
Wednesday, January 13, 2016      5 comments

Today I had a lunch with two work colleagues who are also good friends. We were celebrating one of them retiring in December - she's still coming in once in a while as a volunteer, for *fun*. Which raises my eyebrows because really, is this pl... Read more
Loving the alien
Tuesday, January 12, 2016      3 comments

When I was 17, I saved my pennies from my part-time job and my best friend and I went to our first concert. We had to line up for over an hour to get into the stadium, which was sold out and packed with over 50,000 fans. The show was amazing -... Read more
Vegging out
Monday, January 11, 2016      3 comments

There is a thickening blanket of snow covering everything in sight, but the radiators are humming and the fridge is packed full of fresh veggies and fruit. I feel nutritionally prepared for the coming week - but I am not looking forward to driv... Read more
A house of silliness
Sunday, January 10, 2016      7 comments

We've had a goofier day than usual at home. First, the hub is irritated by a bit of dry skin and refuses to accept that moisturizer will be enough to solve his problem. He decided he needed to increase the humidity in the house - so he put big... Read more
Counting my blessings
Saturday, January 09, 2016      4 comments

It's been a sober week at work. A very young trainee passed away a week ago; he'd been fighting cancer for a few years. He'd lost part of a leg, part of a lung, gone through multiple rounds of chemotherapy. But through it all, he was positive... Read more
Delicate negotiations
Friday, January 08, 2016      4 comments

The big kid's dorm re-opened today for the new semester, so he moved himself back in. Due to some overlapping obligations, both of us need the car tomorrow morning, so I negotiated a solution: if he stayed home an extra night, he could drive m... Read more
Thursday, January 07, 2016      5 comments

A year ago I decided to try blogging a thought each day, as a way to reinforce my habit of coming here to track my food, read some inspiring blogs, check out some articles. I had lost 20 lbs in two months with medical supervision (actually, und... Read more
Remembered whispers
Wednesday, January 06, 2016      6 comments

One of my favorite Spark bloggers recently wrote a poignant post about her issues with food as a girl and a young woman, with a quirky detail - a comment from an acquaintance that appeared minor at the time but remained memorable and eventually ... Read more
House cleaning
Tuesday, January 05, 2016      4 comments

I am slowly emptying the house of rich, carby treats. The big kid has agreed to take some when he moves back to his dorm later this week. He's athletic, active, and has a stringy bmi of less than 20, so he can afford the calories, and will be ... Read more
Facing reality
Monday, January 04, 2016      3 comments

It's back to work tomorrow - and I'm not ready! We had snow today and more snow predicted overnight and for tomorrow, so driving to work in the wee hours will feel a little treacherous. And my brain is just not ready. I've been having fun wit... Read more
A small second step
Sunday, January 03, 2016      2 comments

Day 2 down. I managed to stay away from the crunchy salty things, so small victory there. And the holiday sweets are nearly all consumed or given away (I did help a bit with that today), so the house is slowly becoming me-proofed. My big afte... Read more
One day down, barely
Saturday, January 02, 2016      6 comments

I managed to make it through day one following my two resolutions, but barely. No crunchy salty snacks all day, but there were those marzipan-filled chocolates.... And no snacking after 10 pm, but I was so sorely tempted several times. A coup... Read more
New intentions
Friday, January 01, 2016      3 comments

I've never made new year resolutions before, but I'm going to give it a shot. I'm using this blog to keep me motivated and honest, so maybe articulating a few resolutions wouldn't hurt. So, to keep things simple, I have only 2 resolutions,... Read more

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