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It’s time
Sunday, September 02, 2018      5 comments

Nothing like a family trip to the beach to bring Mommy face to face with how far from fitness grace she’s fallen ... and to the inevitably ensuing tears. Long story short: I once lost 70 lbs with Spark and maintained it for probably a year or s... Read more
TWO BABIES = so much love! ... AND 25 pounds to knock back off. :)
Friday, August 24, 2018      3 comments

Hello, Sparkies! Boy, do I even know anybody on here anymore?! It's been AGES. My life is so different than it was just a couple of years ago, I can hardly even believe it. So, lovely friends, I have TWO babies now! Well, I suppose t... Read more
Babies are amazing! Baby weight, however, sucks.
Thursday, June 23, 2016      7 comments

Hello, all! Here I am with some rare downtime at work, so I thought I'd post an update. I sure do miss being a regular Sparker! First off, aside from work (I'm a manager now), the reason I've been so busy is THIS AMAZING GUY! ... Read more
Let's try this again
Saturday, April 16, 2016      6 comments

Ugh. 150. Dang it! 20 pounds. Monday morning. It's ON!!... Read more
Not toooooo far gone?!
Thursday, March 24, 2016      4 comments

Hi guys! Beware, this a twisty-turny rambling blog of trying to figure out where I'm at right now. emoticon ... Read more
Trying, trying, trying to come back!
Wednesday, March 16, 2016      6 comments

emoticon Hey, Spark friends! Holy geez, have I been missing everyone! I never thought I was going to be... Read more
Hello from Baby Land!
Friday, July 24, 2015      5 comments

Hi Sparklers! Oh man, has it been FOREVER! I miss all of you -- and exercising, and possibly even tracking my nutrition, which I never ever thought I'd say -- so much! But life is good. Chaotic, but good. Great, actually, with THIS! ... Read more
Meet Baby Barrett!
Thursday, March 26, 2015      10 comments

Hello, all! Of course I'm so sorry for not being around and for not posting a proper birth announcement... Read more
Preggo update + exercise?
Thursday, November 13, 2014      7 comments

Hi Sparkies! I'm so bummed that I've not been able to document this journey and share regular updates, but work has just been TOO busy and I am freakin' exhausted in the evenings! Seriously, I have barely swallowed my last bite of dinner b... Read more
20-week ultrasound
Tuesday, September 16, 2014      11 comments

Amazing! Psssst...there's a BABY in here! emoticon We've decided to be surprised about the sex, so I don't h... Read more
Fibro flare, pathetic yoga attempt and back to work!
Monday, September 08, 2014      6 comments

I've been off work since the Friday before Labor Day, and man, was it a busy week or so! I mostly unexpectedly had my 12-year-old cousin over for the weekend before the holiday. She had asked the week before but I didn't think I could swin... Read more
Dilemma: "wake-up" pic while pregnant! Help!
Sunday, August 24, 2014      6 comments

We're almost back from an awesome weekend in and around Pittsburgh for a good friend's wedding! (Well, another 2 hours through Indiana.) The informal reception at a beautiful park was fun, and it was great to see our friend and finally meet his ... Read more
Mini update!
Wednesday, August 20, 2014      7 comments

I'm 17 weeks pregnant today! I had my regular 16-week checkup with my midwife yesterday, and she is pleased with my 3-pound weight gain. That's TOTAL so far, and I've been freaking out a little because at my last visit she told me she want... Read more
Sushi salad!
Tuesday, August 12, 2014      4 comments

Prego safe! Mixed greens, scallions, cucumbers and avocados, topped with broiled salmon and jasmine rice, garnished with toasted sesame seeds and crushed seaweed sheets, ... Read more
Long overdue update, including some BIG news!
Thursday, August 07, 2014      13 comments

Hello, Spark Friends! I sure do miss all you guys. I've been just barely showing up around here for way too long. Most recently, that is because life is just crazy-busy (as it is for us all), but also because I am trying to redefine ... Read more

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