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Feeling active and fit
Monday, April 09, 2012      1 comments

I just hit one of my goals: feeling active and fit. I'm seeing the effects of 3-4 weeks of bodypump, zumba, and cycling classes. I know I have a lot more to lose, but I'm already looking and feeling better. I stayed on track on Easter.. ima... Read more
Rant... then be grateful
Friday, March 09, 2012      2 comments

I feel like I'm about to pop! The past four weeks of my life have been so stressful. I am grateful, however, that I'm in good health and I have each day in front of me. Its just really hard to remember that. I wanted to get on myself this week u... Read more
Revelation? this journey is NEVER done
Thursday, January 19, 2012      1 comments

i'm so frustrated i could scream!! i thought that visualizing how i wanted to look, educating myself on what is needed to get there, and keeping my house a junk-free zone would steer me in the right direction. sure, it could be worse. i could ha... Read more
Are you happy right now?
Tuesday, July 05, 2011      4 comments

I just posted this on the message board for "staying motivated" in response to the query, "are you happy right now?" i thought i would share my answer with you all: amazingly.. yes! i say that because i've been waiting to change for years. ... Read more
oh dear
Thursday, April 28, 2011      4 comments

"Pasta is a bowl of sugar, briefly deferred" Arthur De Vany I'm not writing this blog to get on myself, but to understand more why I get insatiable cravings for sugar. The other day, I wanted cookies. I talked myself out of them, two d... Read more
April update and question regarding Fitbit
Tuesday, April 19, 2011      0 comments

Hey everyone... I've missed you! This will be a brief update, just to let you know where I am. I've just gotten through eight weeks of physical and mental burnout...with the LA Marathon sandwiched in the middle. From this experience, I've l... Read more
LA Marathon: The Monsoon Experience
Monday, March 21, 2011      6 comments

Nothing could have prepared me for yesterday. Just after we started raining (I am now editing, realizing that I meant to write running instead of raining, but maybe we did become one with the rain), there was a torrential downpour that did not l... Read more
LA Marathon Countdown
Friday, March 18, 2011      8 comments

I am running the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday!!!!!!!! I don't know what to say, its crazy. I just want to finish, and finish well. I want to feel strong and confident at the end, as in the beginning. Tomorrow, I will hit the expo for goodies a... Read more
Updating.. at the end of a LONG week
Sunday, February 13, 2011      3 comments

Thanks so much for your encouragement :) I needed to put on the brakes in my life, but didn't feel permission to do so because its been a VERY busy 3 weeks. However, I found two days to just do the essentials, and tend to myself. I'm feeling SO ... Read more
What to do with a bad week
Saturday, February 12, 2011      4 comments

Very little eating What I did eat was not good for me No energy to work out Dizziness when I tried Abnormally emotional That time of the month Some dating highs and lows Extreme exhaustion not fixed by sleep All of that equals... Read more
How I met Jamie Oliver, and the impression he left on me
Thursday, February 03, 2011      6 comments

Tonight, I had the opportunity, thanks to a wonderful, supportive friend, to attend the UCLA School of Public Health 50th Anniversary Gala. I spoke to Jamie Lee Curtis about public health challenges facing children. I spoke with Jamie Oliver abo... Read more
Yummy food diaries (no pics, but plenty of descriptions!)
Wednesday, February 02, 2011      2 comments

I can't find my picture card..so I can't show you all these cool meals I've been making. Sunday night: Asian Chicken Salad Grilled chicken (I wish I remembered what seasonings I used..it was really good!) Orange Carrots Red Bell Pep... Read more
I made berry mango frozen yogurt!!
Tuesday, February 01, 2011      2 comments

Hi Sparkers! I was trying to make a smoothie this morning, and decided to use egg whites since I'd seen a smoothie recipe on the box. Here is what I used: frozen berry blend (blueberries, raspberries, cherries) frozen mangos egg ... Read more
January Update
Friday, January 21, 2011      2 comments

I've been hovering between 178-182 for the past month. Its a comfortable floating weight. However, I know its time to start moving towards the ultimate goal... 155. My personal inquiry is to learn from this first month and know what my ... Read more
22 Miles, and an awesome Spaghetti recipe!!
Saturday, January 08, 2011      5 comments

My running club closed out 2010 with a 20 mile run...followed by 2 weeks of tapering. Today, we got back on track for the New Year with a 22 mile run!!! Thats right! That means I CAN RUN A MARATHON!!!! Who's bad?! :) I am sore, but relieved... Read more

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