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A few notes to self -- small changes can creep up on ya
Wednesday, February 25, 2015      3 comments

Sometimes, we make changes to our habits so slightly or subtly or over such a length of time that we don't realize we're making them. Then, it's not until we begin to reverse them that we notice they were there! 1) I've been enjoying a gre... Read more
Day 87 -- All Aboard
Wednesday, February 25, 2015      4 comments

So, I've been successful so far in getting more veggies and protein this week. Yesterday, I went to a Cambodian restaurant with co-workers for lunch. I ordered stir fried green beans and shrimp -- hold the rice. I felt like, as far my options... Read more
Day 86 -- So Happy!
Tuesday, February 24, 2015      6 comments

I'm so darn happy this morning! I just got a new computer -- a Macbook Pro -- and it is gorgeous and amazing (though sooooo expensive, don't get me started) The scale is starting to move downward -- I'm doing something right! This... Read more
Day 85 -- Weekend Review
Monday, February 23, 2015      2 comments

My weekend went pretty well! We had friends over for dinner on Friday night. We made roasted chicken, roasted cauliflower and an arugula salad. We also had some wine and desserts -- it was a nice evening. On Saturday night, we met up wit... Read more
Day 82 -- Exhilarating
Friday, February 20, 2015      4 comments

So, after weeks of waffling, I finally took my bike to work today! Pros: I got to work quickly and got my heart rate up. It was fun and exhilarating (down hill). Cons: Riding in the morning traffic with cars was really scary! It w... Read more
Day 81 -- Fact or Fiction?
Thursday, February 19, 2015      5 comments

When I see myself falling into a rut or a negative pattern, sometimes the only way out is to confront my own assumptions head on and replace the faulty beliefs with a dose of reality! FACT: I burn a lot of calories. FICTION: Because I wor... Read more
Day 80 -- Spark Motivator of the Day! Mid-month Check-In!
Wednesday, February 18, 2015      5 comments

Wow, this month is flying by -- February always does. This February is moving even faster than usual because there has been so much going on! My husband and I started new jobs at the beginning of the month so we've been getting adjusted, setti... Read more
Day 67 -- Taking it slow and easy
Thursday, February 05, 2015      10 comments

I'm taking it pretty easy these days. Not in terms of exercise -- I've been walking 4-5 miles per day and taking one dance or strength training class per day. I'm also tracking my food and water and maintaining my streak. But I'm not being ve... Read more
Day 63 -- Back from Vacay! Ready to work! February Goals!
Sunday, February 01, 2015      5 comments

Got back from one of the best vacations of my life on Friday. Kauai was a marvel, a miracle, a gorgeous island in time. I think the only better vacation we've ever taken was our honeymoon. This felt like a second honeymoon in many ways and I ... Read more
Day 52 -- When it rains, it pours NSV's
Wednesday, January 21, 2015      7 comments

This week has been filled with NSV's -- yay! I ran into a friend of mine from dance class. She hasn't been to class since November since she was in the Philippines visiting with family for over six weeks. When she saw me she said, "Oh my ... Read more
Day 50 -- Celebrating a 50 day log-in streak!
Monday, January 19, 2015      5 comments

50 days ago, I decided to get back on track with my nutrition and fitness! Since then, I've lost 13 pounds! But more importantly, I've nurtured myself and encouraged my momentum by logging in every day, getting my water most days (on an 18 day... Read more
Day 47 -- Awesomeness
Friday, January 16, 2015      4 comments

TOM having subsided, the number on the scale continues its descent. As excited as I am about weight loss, I've had a serious shift in my mentality. I will work hard to eat right and be healthy. But I will NOT deny myself, deprive myself or ta... Read more
Day 46 -- Mid-month Check-In
Thursday, January 15, 2015      4 comments

Here are the goals I set up for myself at the start of the month and here's how I'm doing with them today! 1) Enter the 180's ... Read more
Day 45 -- Meal time rituals
Wednesday, January 14, 2015      4 comments

I had a very enjoyable lunch today -- Vietnamese style vermicelli noodle salad with romaine, cucumber, carrots and thai curry cashews (found at Whole Foods). A light of filling meal and very flavorful (I topped it with chopped mint, cilantro an... Read more
Day 44 -- Whatever it is you're doing . . . you're going to have to keep doing!
Tuesday, January 13, 2015      7 comments

I'm in an unusual space for me. On the one hand, I'm totally determined and committed and motivated. On the other hand, I'm not really on a diet. Don't get me wrong -- I'm tracking my food and eating healthy. I'm following VB6 -- eating vega... Read more

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