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To The Victor Goes the Spoils (Gardening)
Monday, June 10, 2013      9 comments

I am a city girl. Not necessarily metropolitan cities, but I have never lived in a rural community or a farm. I grew up thinking of food as something you buy in a grocery store. My family never did much backyard gardening because the soil and... Read more
Would You Eat This?
Saturday, June 08, 2013      23 comments

Most people are familiar with the concept of "Soylent Green" even if they haven't seen the movie. In a fictional dystopian world plagued with overpopulation, pollution, and food scarcity, Soylent Green is the main nutritional food stuff of the ... Read more
Whom Do I Believe?
Thursday, June 06, 2013      6 comments

"There is so much conflicting information out there on what diet is best. Whom do I believe?" "Is my diet really the best for me?" "I think I am making an informed decision, but how do I know?" I once believed that the low-fat di... Read more
A Diet By Any Other Name
Tuesday, June 04, 2013      14 comments

I read this article from Scientific American discussing the flaws with the paleo diet this morning. www.scientificamerican.c
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Why Philosophy?
Sunday, June 02, 2013      12 comments

I wrote in my blog yesterday that I was taking a philosophy course this summer. I have transferred my college credits to a new university, but I need to take a few core classes that weren't required at my previous university. Philosophy was an... Read more
Second Spin in College
Saturday, June 01, 2013      13 comments

A few months ago, a Spark friend asked me to write about how my second spin at college is going. I wrote about why I'm going back to school in a previous blog, so I won't go into it in detail in here. In a nutshell, I've been working on my deg... Read more
Cooking is my Salvation
Thursday, May 30, 2013      10 comments

Hello, Sparkfriends! I just noticed I wrote my last blog about needing to keep writing...then I stopped writing. Oops. As you may remember, I am a big fan of Michael Pollan. I've been reading his newest book, "Cooked." As usual, Pol... Read more
I Must Keep Writing
Tuesday, May 14, 2013      14 comments

I survived my finals, and I'm back! I'm getting an A and a B for my classes, and I can't complain too much about that. I have a short break until I start the summer sessions next week. I'll be taking philosophy and global economics courses. ... Read more
Away Until May
Monday, April 22, 2013      10 comments

Things are going great so far with my body reboot. I've only been able to get two strength training workout days in per week, so it's going to take a little longer to see gains there. However, my low intensity cardio and low grain diet are doi... Read more
Not So TGIF
Friday, April 19, 2013      9 comments

What a crazy Friday. I woke up this morning to headlines that a MIT officer and one suspected Boston Marathon bomber was dead, and the other was on the loose. Friends in Boston were posting on Facebook that they were all told to stay home,... Read more
A Winning Formula
Thursday, April 18, 2013      15 comments

I should do a better job of keeping my progress photos up to date. The before pictures aren't quite at the start of my strength training program, but close. Here is where I am at to date in my body re-sculpting goal. I am a pear shape, so... Read more
New Rules: Workout 4
Wednesday, April 17, 2013      12 comments

Yesterday was supposed to be a low intensity 'rest' day, but it became action packed. I took an easy 8.5 mile bike ride early in the morning and thought I'd call it done, but then DH came home and said he wanted to ride. I was so thrilled he w... Read more
Not a Runner, But Now I Want to Run
Tuesday, April 16, 2013      14 comments

I am not a runner. I played soccer in high school, but that is mostly sprinting. It's very different than endurance long distance runs. A friend tried to convince me to join the track team with her and I said forget it. Running isn't somethi... Read more
Research Papers, Workouts, and BBQ Lunch
Monday, April 15, 2013      10 comments

This morning I got my research paper back and I received a 97%! I made a few minor errors in my citation format. I talked with my professor after class about it so I know the correct way for the next time. He made a comment that he was very d... Read more
Weekly Recap, and the Week Ahead
Sunday, April 14, 2013      6 comments

Terrific! Apparently I gave my body the right kind of exercise stimulus and nutrition last week, and it has let go a full 1% of bodyfat this morning! Using a bioimpedence device to measure my bodyfat can fluctuate as much as scale weight, ... Read more

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