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On "Going Hungry"
Saturday, March 10, 2012      2 comments

What is going hungry? In my mind, it is when your body sends you signals of hunger and you constantly ignore them. But what about feeling hunger? Feeling hunger is normal, positive, a signal from your brain to your belly, telling you to eat. ... Read more
My First Week on a Plant Based Diet
Thursday, March 08, 2012      3 comments

After having a painful attack of acid reflux brought on by an overly rich diet, I decided it was time to make a major change. I decided to start by arming myself with information. I bought about 8 books on my Kindle that talk about diet, healt... Read more
Quarterly Resolution Evaluation 2012
Thursday, March 01, 2012      1 comments

So, far my NYE "resolutions" have been kind of a bust. Really, they are life resolutions but I made a special attempt to tighten them up at the start of the year. What follows is a deeper analysis of why they are failing, and how I hope to im... Read more
Forks Over Knives
Thursday, March 01, 2012      2 comments

I just sent the following e-mail to my family. If you're curious to learn more about Forks Over Knives, you can go to the following link: www.forksoverknives.com/
about/the-fok-diet/ ******************* Dear Family, ... Read more
Woe is Me?
Tuesday, February 28, 2012      4 comments

I tracked my food today for the first time in a while. I have been telling myself that I'm beyond tracking because I know already when I'm on or off track. But today, I tracked what I felt was an "on track" day and I apparently ate about 400 c... Read more
Impossible Luxury
Wednesday, February 22, 2012      5 comments

Today was the 21st of February. It was a bit chilly but the sun was out. Since my boss was absent, I decided to treat myself to a long lunch break at the pool. I slid calmly into the water. Despite the chill in the air, the sun kissed my sh... Read more
October Recap/November Goals
Tuesday, November 01, 2011      5 comments

Here were my October Goals. How did I do? 1) Establish a fitness schedule. Well, I did not establish a real schedule but I did manage to work out at least 2-3 times a week. I suppose that is a start. Plus I got to try all sorts of new... Read more
Mid-Week Update
Wednesday, October 05, 2011      2 comments

Here's my progress on my October goals has been going so far... 1) Establish a fitness schedule. On Monday I hit the pool. On Tuesday I didn't want to do Aquafit so I did the elliptical instead. I took today off because I need to recog... Read more
October Goals
Friday, September 30, 2011      4 comments

In October I plan to: 1) Establish a fitness schedule. Mondays and Wednesdays, Master Swim class. Finally! I've been wanting to do Master Swim class since I learned how to swim! My new gym offers them. I'm so excited. Tuesdays and Thursd... Read more
I'm not where I want to be.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011      10 comments

But I have the tools to make a change. The change begins today.... Read more
Bhangra and Bollywood was a TOTAL BLAST!
Tuesday, August 09, 2011      8 comments

Isn't life funny? I first learned about this dance studio back in the winter. I thought the Bhangra and Bollywood class would be fun but with the stress of my externship, I never seemed to make it. Well, I finally made it today and I o... Read more
Inspire Week # 1: Week in Review and Goals for Week # 2
Sunday, August 07, 2011      3 comments

So, my first week back on an official Sunny Gals Challenge was pretty successful! Cardio Minutes: 430, 5/7 days ST Minutes: 0 Average Calories: 1628, in range 5/7 days Weight loss: -3.8 lbs. I am pretty please with how this week ... Read more
Measuring My Cheese
Tuesday, August 02, 2011      8 comments

After almost two years of Sparking, last night I did something I've never done before: I measured my cheese. It isn't unusual for me to measure my food. I log my nutrition pretty consistently and I have two food scales that are pretty accur... Read more
Goals for Inspire--Short Term and Long Term
Tuesday, August 02, 2011      4 comments

Short Term Goal: Lose 6 pounds before Vegas Trip 8/24 Long Term Goal: -30 pounds and -5 inches in the waist To move closer to these goals, here is what I plan to do this week: Clean eating with six mini meals per day under 1550 calor... Read more
Day #16: Second Nature
Friday, May 06, 2011      3 comments

I used to think that if I ate healthy, I would get into the habit of eating healthy and it would "become second nature." But now I think it isn't the healthy eating that becomes second nature. It is the vigilance, creating healthy opportunities,... Read more

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