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Day 2: February Personal Challenge
Wednesday, February 02, 2011      3 comments

Sparkfriend DASHAKAY posted new goals for herself yesterday as well. One of the things she listed was wanting to join a group class at the gym, like Pilates. It just so happens that I have a similar goal! I've been meaning to join two classes... Read more
Day 1: February Personal Challenge
Tuesday, February 01, 2011      3 comments

Yesterday I wrote about how I was changing my diet and exercise goals for February. I did research on 'flexitarianism', and it is a very broad term. There isn't a single meaning. Some people only eat meat once a week. Some more occasio... Read more
Vegetarian until 6PM and New Fitness Minutes
Monday, January 31, 2011      6 comments

I'm starting to get more focus on what I want to accomplish. For the month of February, I've decided to do the following. It's a short month, so if it doesn't work out, I'm not committed for too long! 1) Eat 'vegetarian' until 6PM. While... Read more
Changing Fitness Minutes
Sunday, January 30, 2011      3 comments

I was thinking about it yesterday, and I'm going to change my fitness minutes to 60 minutes per day. Previously, I was planning on doing 30 minutes per day. Back when I moved to Seattle and was losing weight, I rode my bike 1 hour after ... Read more
Seems Like a Lifetime Ago
Saturday, January 29, 2011      4 comments

I recently bumped into some photos my best friend posted of me right before I moved to Seattle. We made this big road trip from Denver to Seattle. Apparently she took some pictures I had forgotten about. I was shocked. ... Read more
My New Recipe/Cooking/Fitness Blog!
Friday, January 28, 2011      1 comments

I receive a lot of great comments on my food/cooking blogs, so I've decided to take another swing at making a food blog! I'll still keep blogging my fitness and health goals on Spark, but I'm moving my recipes off to my new blog: shortc... Read more
Turkey and Stuffing Pot Pie
Thursday, January 27, 2011      2 comments

I've often wondered why most of us only eat turkey during holidays. It's delicious, and figure friendly since it is very low in fat and high in protein. The benefits of buying a turkey post holidays is it is very inexpensive, and there's no pr... Read more
Finding Inspiration, and Not Jealousy
Wednesday, January 26, 2011      6 comments

Often when reading the message boards, you'll find posts from frustrated Sparkers with comments like this: "I hate my skinny friend. She eats whatever she wants, and never gains weight." "I hate going to the gym because of all the ski... Read more
Single Serve Apple Crisp
Tuesday, January 25, 2011      4 comments

One of the things I really miss about living in Washington state is the orchard fresh, sweet, crisp apples. Fuji and gala are two of my favorite varieties. Now that I live in the south, they are a bit harder to come by. Buying apples at t... Read more
Starting Over
Monday, January 24, 2011      9 comments

The holidays were not good to me. I'm pretty much glad they are over, and I'm looking forward to a clean slate with the new year. Between holiday food, holiday depression, general depression, and just plain lack of motivation, I've discove... Read more
Delicious Ramen Noodles
Tuesday, January 18, 2011      2 comments

When I say 'Ramen Noodles", what do you think of? Did you think of this? Ack! Ramen noodles is the 'national food' of Japan. It's healthy, and delicious. ... Read more
Easy, Fast Lasagna
Sunday, December 12, 2010      3 comments

Easy. Fast. Not two words that are usually combined with "lasagna". Many of us have the stereotypical image of the Italian mother/grandmother simmering sauces and taking all day (and all the dishes in the house) to make lasagna. Most of ... Read more
Easy Chicken Chili
Tuesday, November 02, 2010      3 comments

Sometimes I think back on my old life, and I just shake my head in disbelief. I didn't know how to cook for the longest time because I had this image in my head of cooking taking a long time and a lot of preparation. There certainly are me... Read more
Steak and Ale Stew
Friday, October 15, 2010      6 comments

Steak and ale pie is one of the British classics. It's my fiance's favorite food. Having a dish reminds him of home. British food, like American, doesn't have a reputation for being top tier cuisine. If you said you were going out for "F... Read more
Corner a Cat and it Will Kill You
Thursday, October 14, 2010      8 comments

Ever heard the saying? There's a step before this. Give a cat a bath and it will put you in the hospital. I'm not one of those people that gives cats baths regularly. Neither of us particularly enjoy the task very much. So I only do... Read more

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