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A Walk in the Woods
Tuesday, July 23, 2013      2 comments

So on Sunday Matt and I decided to go for a hike--our first hike over 5 miles (a SMART fitness goal of mine). We drove up to Housatonic Meadows State Park in Connecticut and found a little 3 mile section of the Appalachian Trail that was s... Read more
What I Wanna Do When I Grow Up...
Thursday, July 18, 2013      2 comments

On a spur of the moment this morning I did a little research and decided that I want to go back to school to get a Masters in Nutrition! I did a little more research and realized that I'd need to take 2-3 semesters of pre-requisite science class... Read more
"It's so watery... but with a smack of ham!!"
Monday, July 15, 2013      3 comments

While I'm sitting here waiting for Matt to come home to eat dinner, I figured I'd record for posterity the meals that I've got planned for tomorrow and the dinners I've got planned for the rest of the week. For all you beautiful folks who clicke... Read more
My SMART Weight Loss Goals
Saturday, July 13, 2013      1 comments

It feels kind of weird to be setting goals around weight loss, because I feel like the fitness and nutrition goals should just kind of automatically lead to weight loss! However, when I really think about this, I know it's not true. It's the way... Read more
My SMART Nutrition Goals
Tuesday, July 09, 2013      1 comments

In my last blog entry I outlined my long-term fitness goals and also set some fitness goals for July. Now I want to tackle my nutrition goals! This is an area that I feel much more comfortable with. My primary problem has always been the qu... Read more
My SMART Fitness Goals
Sunday, July 07, 2013      5 comments

I went to the gym yesterday for the first time since I moved to New York City, almost three and a half years ago! (There are automatic, individual fans on cardio machines now? Whaaahhh?? YES!!!) Now that I've set myself up for success in te... Read more
Alright, Cardio. You win.
Wednesday, July 03, 2013      1 comments

(Very minor) Tragedy!! I wrote a really long, juicy blog entry covering many topics--my bad relationship with running, my dread of returning to the gym, my determination to fit cardio into my weight loss plan--and unfortunately the entire ... Read more
Anatomy of a Binge, and Lessons Learned
Monday, July 01, 2013      3 comments

So I wrote my last entry, "Back in the Kitchen", optimistically, looking forward to hours in the kitchen with a sunny outlook. Well, yesterday I learned a lesson. At this stage in my journey, it's not a great idea to plan to spend hour... Read more
Back in the Kitchen
Sunday, June 30, 2013      1 comments

On Thursday something momentous occurred--Matt unpacked our kitchen and I cooked my first real, from-scratch meal since the beginning of March when we discovered bedbugs in our apartment. (Whenever I say or type the word "bedbugs" I feel like I'... Read more
The first day of the rest of my life...
Thursday, June 27, 2013      4 comments

So my dad used to say it when I was a kid... usually when he was trying to get me to improve my attitude. He'd say something like, "Samantha, I know you acted like a brat yesterday when you threw that temper tantrum and put cracks in the wall fr... Read more