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Day #15: Twin Reasons
Friday, May 06, 2011      5 comments

Some reasons for extra motivation. 1) Shopping I have been shopping for a graduation dress. I already have one dress but I need another for some other grad festivities being held. I wear a size 14 but I feel my options are drastically cur... Read more
Day # 14: Body Inspiration
Thursday, May 05, 2011      3 comments

While I'm generally opposed to the idea of "thinspiration" I can't help but post this photo of ballerina Misty Copeland. Her body is everything I want mine to be: shapely, athletic and beautiful. ... Read more
Healthy Diet Habits
Tuesday, May 03, 2011      5 comments

I have entered phase 2 of the Spark Diet for the second time. The first I did it, I hung tough all six weeks and lost around 13 pounds. I am hoping for even better results this time. How am I going to get these results? Well, for one, I'm going... Read more
Day # 13: Results
Tuesday, May 03, 2011      4 comments

The scale is trending downward. There is no mystery as to why: I've been eating clean and staying active. Sure, I had two slices of pizza and a slice of cake at my nephew's birthday party on Sunday. And my dinner on Saturday night could have bee... Read more
Blog # 12: May Day
Monday, May 02, 2011      3 comments

There was beautiful weather today...the last three days, actually. Spring is here and May holds so much promise. We finally decided where we're going for my post-bar exam vacation: RIO DE JANEIRO! It sounds so glamorous, so beautiful, so stimula... Read more
Day #11: Pump It Up!
Monday, May 02, 2011      3 comments

Oops, I missed a day of blogging. But I'm getting right back on the horse. I had a very active weekend. A long walk and a lovely swim yesterday. Dancing last night. A 3.4 mile hike on the bluffs today. I'm looking forward to this week.... Read more
Day # 9: The Anatomy of a Binge
Friday, April 29, 2011      4 comments

It isn’t pretty. Yesterday, things were going well. I ate clean until after our kickball game. Every Thursday, there’s a food fair on the edge of the park with food trucks, live music, etc.. My friends wanted to check it out. My husband and I de... Read more
Day # 8: Still on Cloud 9
Thursday, April 28, 2011      3 comments

Still on Cloud 9 from yesterday--the end of law school followed by a lovely massage at the spa. That was my first massage and I swear, so much anxiety left my body. I feel like I couldn't get mad or nervous or upset even if I wanted to. How long... Read more
Day #7: "We're so over, we need a new word for over."
Wednesday, April 27, 2011      13 comments

Me and Law school that is!!!!!!!!!!! I just took my crim pro final. Can't say I aced it but sure I passed it! Which means, law school is really, really, finally and truly OVAH, BABY!! Sure, I still have two weeks left of my externship.... Read more
Day # 6: So Jealous--and inspired!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011      10 comments

Last night, at the pool, I overheard the following conversation between two women in the locker room. Older Woman: You have got to tell me what your work out is! You look so strong. Younger Woman: Well, actually, I'm training for an Olymp... Read more
Day #5: Taking the Clean Eating Plunge
Monday, April 25, 2011      9 comments

With a little help from my Sparkfriends, I've decided to take the Clean Eating plunge! The first two days of this week will be sort of modified; I cannot eat grains during Passover so I have omitted them from my menus. Otherwise, I am following ... Read more
Should I Try Clean Eating?
Sunday, April 24, 2011      6 comments

Hmm, I am sitting here weighing the pros and cons of trying Tosca Reno's Clean Eating Diet: Pros: It has proven results It is a healthy way of eating--not a dangerous crash diet Cons: It requires a lot of preparation and effort ... Read more
Day #4: Inspiring Others
Sunday, April 24, 2011      3 comments

My journey has not been a straight line. I really started on Spark in 2009. Between 2009 and 2010 I lost 30+ lbs. Then I started to backslide. At this point, I have gained back some of the weight and am recommitting to my journey. All of this is... Read more
Day # 3: Making Time for My Health
Saturday, April 23, 2011      6 comments

I have an exam on Wednesday. My usual M.O. would be to totally bury my head in the books and write off any hope of having a healthy week. But today, I'm breaking that cycle. I started the morning with a walk out over the ocean with my husba... Read more
Day # 2: Life in the Slow Lane
Friday, April 22, 2011      4 comments

I've gone back to Fast Break and it is going really well. The Spark Diet and "The Spark" book both advocate starting with small goals to build a pattern of success and then adding new skills, goals and activities as you go along. Through the cri... Read more

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