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Long time no Spark!
Thursday, November 06, 2014      4 comments

I've been away for quite a while... and no, I haven't really backslid, just been very, very busy! However, my weight is sitting right around 168-170, and I'm better at 160, so I guess I still need Spark to keep me on track. At the beginning of... Read more
Flexing my frugality muscles
Friday, January 17, 2014      7 comments

Although I'm still on a good log in streak here, I've been working on a different kind of strength the past few weeks. I'm building my frugality muscles! I grew up pretty poor, and as an ecologist, I'm always mindful of things like wasting... Read more
How powerful is a "lifestyle change?"
Thursday, January 02, 2014      4 comments

A common mantra here at Spark People, and wherever else common-sense weight loss advice is dispensed. That is "it's not a diet, it's a lifestyle change." I think I took that to heart after being here a few months, but only as it related to diet... Read more
Whole 30-ish, day 4.5
Monday, December 30, 2013      3 comments

So on Christmas day, feeling nasty from eating too many cookies and other junk, I realized that I had a perfect time window in front of me to do a Whole30. I am not so busy with horses or gardening in January, and don't have any travel plans un... Read more
Sunday, December 01, 2013      3 comments

The weather must be watching the calendar, because it is cold and drizzly this morning, with snow in the forecast by the end of the week. So far, we've had a fall full of great running weather, and I was able to work my horses a fair bit in Nov... Read more
Saturday, November 16, 2013      7 comments

Not so long ago, I was the one passing runners on my way to work on a cold, dark morning, or when it was raining or snowing, and wondering if they were insane, tenacious, or just plain dumb. Today, I realized I've become one of those people, an... Read more
Veggie Challenge Day 7
Saturday, November 09, 2013      0 comments

Today's probably the last day I'll do this daily blog, but I'm going to keep going on this challenge. Focusing on veggies, I think I've really improved my overall diet with very little angst. My fruit intake has been just about right - 1 or 2 ... Read more
Veggie Challenge Day 6
Friday, November 08, 2013      3 comments

Looong day today. We were out of the house at 5:15 so I could drop my husband at the airport, and I was in the office by 5:45 (gotta love living in a small city!) Breakfast, extra early: Coffee w/ cream Eggs with asparagus and beet h... Read more
Veggie Challenge Day 5
Thursday, November 07, 2013      0 comments

Wasn't super hungry today. Weight back to 165 after getting as high as 166.4. Would like to see 162 again soon. Breakfast: Coffee w/cream Mid-morning Snack: Almonds Lunch: Caulflower/leek/green chile soup Olives, cheese,... Read more
Veggie Challenge Day 4
Wednesday, November 06, 2013      3 comments

Still going strong! I've been eating more cheese the past week or two, and it doesn't seem to be an issue for me. Focusing on veggies, it's been really easy to keep my carbs pretty low, and I'm not missing bread or other starchy stuff at all. ... Read more
Veggie Challenge Day 3
Tuesday, November 05, 2013      4 comments

Got a 4 mile recovery run in today. Left hamstring is still pretty sore, and I messed up my toe that blistered during Zeitgeist. Need to remember to tape it before next run! Breakfast: Eggs scrambled with bacon, green chile, onion and a... Read more
Veggie Challenge Day 2
Monday, November 04, 2013      4 comments

Another good day today: Breakfast: Chia pudding with raspberries and protein powder Coffee w/ cream Handful of almonds Lunch (actually just snacking at my desk over a few hours as usual): 2 hard boiled eggs Cheese Deli turk... Read more
Veggie challenge Day 1
Sunday, November 03, 2013      5 comments

I think recording my daily food intake for the next week or so will really help kick-start this veggie challenge and make me think twice about what I'm putting in my mouth. My schedule was kind of off, so I didn't really have normal meals, but I... Read more
Green veggie challenge
Sunday, November 03, 2013      2 comments

After bouncing around the 162# mark most the summer, I'm frustratingly up a bit, and would really like to see my weight down firmly into the 150's. I've seen 158-159 on the scale several times over the past 10 months or so, but never have manag... Read more
Zeitgeist Half Marathon - Done!
Saturday, November 02, 2013      5 comments

I've been a little worried about the Zeitgeist HM. I got pretty sick in September, right about the time I would have been picking up training again after running my 30K. I signed up for this HM in early October to help me get back in the swing... Read more

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