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I'm a Sugar Addict
Sunday, March 04, 2018      2 comments

Today is day 9 without any added sweeteners. Many people would be surprised at how many things sweeteners are added to. Here is a short list: Ketchup Peanut butter Salad dressing Canned baked beans Some canned soups Some breads P... Read more
Back again
Thursday, February 22, 2018      5 comments

Well, I managed to lose all of my weight the first time (see the bottom picture on my sparkpage). Then I got hypothyroidism and put on 60lbs. Then I got pregnant and put on 60lbs more. I lost 20 of those pounds, but that means I need to take ... Read more
Week 2: Pain, Lots of Pain
Friday, June 08, 2012      1 comments

My lower back pain has gotten worse. I had originally self-diagnosed it as being sciatica. The chiropractor said it's saecral-illiac (I have no idea if Ii spelled it correctly). While it had been bothering me on and off since November, it was... Read more
Days 3-6: Exercise is the Key
Tuesday, May 29, 2012      2 comments

On Saturday I fought for at least 4 hours. I wasn't sure what to put in the fitness tracker because they don't have an option for heavy armored combat. I decided on hiking with 20lb load. My armor weighs 23lbs, so I'd say it's accurate! Acco... Read more
Day 2: Bad Sugar Withdrawal
Friday, May 25, 2012      2 comments

I have been through this before, with every diet I have gone on. I have a horrible sweet tooth. Whether it is the fresh-baked cookies on sale at work, an ice cream cone on the way home, or the candy by the checkout counter at the grocery store... Read more
My Last Meal
Thursday, May 24, 2012      5 comments

Everyone does it. The last night before you start a new diet, most people have a "last meal". This meal differs from person to person, but it always consists of foods that you assume are not diet-friendly. My last meals differ from meal to me... Read more
The Bronx Zoo 5k
Sunday, May 01, 2011      0 comments

This past Saturday I ran a 5k at the Bronx Zoo. I wanted to set a personal record (not difficult since my last one was around 39 minutes. My current goal was to run the entire 3.1 miles in under 35 minutes. The race was a fundraiser, but I fo... Read more
Looking Like I'm Autistic
Thursday, April 28, 2011      0 comments

Yesterday I was running back home when a song came on my ipod (it was on shuffle) that I had worked really hard to learn the piano part for a year or two ago. It was Wizards in Winter by the Transyberian Orchestra. At that point I hit a steep... Read more
The road goes ever ever on....
Wednesday, April 27, 2011      0 comments

As I type this (on my android) I am sitting on a quaint patio in the scenic town of Woodstock. I am at a pizza shop eating a serving of pumpkin gelato. Its rich and delicious and keeping me cool despite the heat of the sun. Its a small cup. ... Read more
A New Take On Running
Tuesday, April 26, 2011      1 comments

Awhile ago in Runners magazine, I read an article about a man who always ran with a destination in mind. It may have been his favorite coffee shop, a fruit stand, or the library. I liked it. It gave a purpose to running. He lived in LA where... Read more
Stuffing Yourself In The Name of A Holiday
Monday, April 25, 2011      1 comments

I hate holidays. From a family perspective they're nice. I like seeing family. I also enjoy giving and receiving presents at Christmas, dressing up for Halloween, hiding and finding eggs at Easter and watching fireworks at the 4th of July. F... Read more
Getting Back On The Horse
Wednesday, April 20, 2011      0 comments

There's some old saying that when you fall off a horse, you should get right back on it. I think losing weight should be the same way. I fell off the horse for the majority of last week. I kept trying to get back on and kept falling back off ... Read more
Why the Right Foods Matter
Thursday, April 07, 2011      3 comments

I once lost weight before counting calories. My average calorie count was about the same that it is now, but this time the pounds are melting away. Before I chose to eat the same foods I liked: fast food, cookies, candy, ice cream and TONS of ... Read more
Beets and Lentils
Wednesday, April 06, 2011      0 comments

Today I made a lentil salad which had several root vegetables. I often like to try new vegetables (hey, you don't know you don't like something if you've never tried it) and today I tried beets. They're still steaming, but I'm pretty off-put b... Read more

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