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Weight loss in the time of Corona
Wednesday, April 29, 2020      2 comments

My partner and I have been in lock down doing our best to stay healthy for 40+ days now, and my weight has been moving in the wrong direction. Short daily yoga videos and the occasional Ring Fit Adventure session have not made up for the stress ... Read more
A brief update
Tuesday, May 24, 2016      2 comments

I'm still here, still Sparking, and making real progress towards getting back down to a healthy weight. These days my food is mostly paleo plus beans, some dairy, and the occasional dessert or alcoholic drink. I am 100% gluten free, and tr... Read more
My kitchens: a retrospective (with pictures!)
Monday, November 04, 2013      2 comments

I finally got around to taking some pictures of my latest apartment. There's something about resetting the clocks at the end of Daylight Savings Time that makes me nostalgic each year, so I thought I'd take this opportunity to have a little walk... Read more
Snoopy and jogging
Monday, August 26, 2013      4 comments

We've all had days like this... ... Read more
Wednesday, July 24, 2013      4 comments

Signing up for a CSA half-share was a fantastic decision, but I am currently drowning in cucumbers, which I don't particularly care for. So this evening I took another step in the world of DIY culinary adventure. Fingers crossed, in a couple of ... Read more
Thank you!
Wednesday, June 19, 2013      0 comments

Thank you so, so much to everyone who left comments on my last blog! I am a bit overwhelmed by the number of positive responses, kind words of encouragement, and sympathetic "me too!"s that you all shared. It just goes to show that this communit... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Essentially starting over. Phooey / phew!
Sunday, June 16, 2013      74 comments

Well, I've been avoiding Spark like the plague recently because I'm a bit embarrassed by how far I have fallen. There's something about the type of insidious, persistent stress of university life that makes me pack on pounds; my weight is nearly... Read more
First CSA share!
Tuesday, June 11, 2013      0 comments

In case anyone was curious, this is what the first CSA half-share of the season looked like: Red leaf lettuce, beet greens, mixed greens, English peas, sugar snap pea... Read more
Fitbit - eeep!
Monday, February 25, 2013      4 comments

My poor Fitbit just jumped right off the top of my yoga pants and - plunk! - into the toilet! emoticon I... Read more
Another farmer's market post...
Friday, September 21, 2012      2 comments

Ok, you know how some women can't go into a shoe/purse/clothing/jewelry/ma
keup store without dropping tons of cash on items they hadn't planned on buying? THAT'S ME WITH FARMER'S MARKETS! Only, I can't feel too guilty about it because i... Read more
Three words: Amish Farmer's Market
Friday, August 31, 2012      10 comments

Is it possible to have a crush on a farmer's market? Because I TOTALLY DO! Oh my goodness, you guys! I was very fond of the farmers' markets that I went to in Massachusetts, but they don't hold a candle to what we've got here in central Pennsylv... Read more
Life changes are bad for the waistline!
Sunday, August 26, 2012      4 comments

...aka, getting back on track. So, as many of you know, in the past month I've quit my job, packed up my apartment, relocated 400+ miles away to a town where I don't know a single person, moved in with roommates for the first time in six y... Read more
Gina, version 3.0!
Sunday, August 12, 2012      6 comments

It's really happening, you guys! I have officially begun writing a new chapter in my life. I've left my job in corporate America, moved four-hundred odd miles away, and am one and a half weeks away from beginning my new stint as a grad student! ... Read more
Some food pics
Wednesday, August 08, 2012      5 comments

To get back on a more positive track, here are some yummy-nummy food pictures that I just pulled off my camera. (Warning - DEFINITELY not conventional-wisdom healthy, lol) First...chicken breast wrapped in bacon: ... Read more
Big changes ahead!
Saturday, August 04, 2012      2 comments

It's official - I am no longer employed by corporate America! Grad school, here I come! I said all my goodbyes yesterday, went out for lunch with my lab group, and then went out for margaritas with a bunch of people after work. Everyone was... Read more

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