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Big Changes
Tuesday, July 19, 2016      1 comments

So, it's been a while (again) since I wrote anything in a blog. Truth be told, I haven't been too active on Spark lately - though I have a relatively good excuse this time! Here's the big news: after living in New Jersey for 20 years, I am movi... Read more
It could have been worse...
Friday, July 31, 2015      2 comments

I really have not made any progress this summer - I just can't seem to get motivated. But after two months of looking at a closet severely lacking in summer clothes that fit, I decided I really needed to get back on the wagon. I've been di... Read more
Finally...back on the road
Tuesday, May 12, 2015      3 comments

Yes, it's true (and likely obvious to anyone who's a member of any of my teams) - I've not been very 'sparky' so far this year. There are a lot of underlying causes which I won't bore you with. Some are valid, many are just excuses. But, I ... Read more
Second Scouting Report
Thursday, September 18, 2014      1 comments

This one's quite a bit shorter than the first. I feel like all the hard work I did the first week was for naught, because I seriously regressed past week. I spent WAY too many hours at work (how can I be a week behind after only two weeks of cla... Read more
September Challenge: First Scouting Report
Sunday, September 07, 2014      2 comments

Just a note: this blog probably won't make much sense if you didn't read my last post. emoticon first week sc... Read more
September Challenge
Tuesday, September 02, 2014      2 comments

Most Sparkers who read my blog are members of my Minnesota Twins SparkTeam, but for those who are not, I thought I'd share my September Call Up Challenge here too. The challenge is pretty open - evaluate yourself as if you are a MLB Septemb... Read more
So far, so good...I guess
Saturday, March 08, 2014      3 comments

I had really be slacking off with both food and exercise, so it was time to get back on the wagon. On Ash Wednesday (March 5) I challenged myself to be diligent about tracking all my food for the rest of the month. After three full days of... Read more
Back to regular life, sort of
Friday, June 28, 2013      6 comments

I'm happy to report my flight from Athens to New York was uneventful, just long. Can't quite say the same for the shuttle back to my home - I was picked up almost an hour late, and traffic was terrible! The worst part, though, was that my thr... Read more
Heading home
Saturday, June 22, 2013      4 comments

Well, my time in Greece is over. I'm sitting in the hotel lobby waiting for my shuttle to the airport. It's been an amazing trip - I've seen a lot of things I never expected to see in person. But now it's back to real life. Curious to find out... Read more
Trip Update #2
Monday, June 17, 2013      5 comments

Monday afternoon: sitting in a waterside cafe on Mykonos, drinking a frappé (don't think Starbucks) and checking email... No Wi-Fi on the ship. The Aegean Sea is really gorgeous - the water is a beautiful teal blue. We spent most of yesterday ... Read more
Paris is behind me...
Thursday, June 13, 2013      5 comments

A short trip update - spent three days running around Paris, trying to see as much as possible. According to sister's pedometer, we walked about 15 miles a day. Not bad for someone who's been slacking off in the exercise department. Only real ... Read more
The Trip!
Friday, June 07, 2013      4 comments

As I've been hinting in my status the last few days. I am going on vacation. Huge vacation - first Paris, then Athens, then cruise the Greek isles. Right now, I'm equal parts nervous and excited (it's been a long time since I've been this ... Read more
Reboot - The Story
Saturday, February 11, 2012      5 comments

Three weeks ago, I announced on my status that I was 'rebooting". So, what did that mean? I wish I could say it meant I've been eating better, exercising every day, and in general getting healthier. What it actually meant was I made a spur of... Read more
A few small victories
Tuesday, June 29, 2010      5 comments

I'm happy to report that while I'm still in not doing as well as I'd like, I can chalk up two small accomplishments. 1) In response to a challenge on the 30-Somethings with 100+ to Lose team, I have not had ice cream (I include ice milk, fr... Read more
Still standing, but still struggling
Saturday, June 12, 2010      4 comments

I promised myself that I would start eating better and excercising more once the univeristy's semester ended and work slowed down. I haven't really stuck to that as well as I'd like. I am getting some exercise in - the weather's been nice for th... Read more

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