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Week 17: still sparking
Monday, April 24, 2017      2 comments

It's been a bit rough lately, struggling with career and family issues, tempting to just fill up on red wine and chocolate, but I keep finding ways to encourage myself and keep moving forward. Today it was jogging on the treadmill, and spending ... Read more
Exercise as meditation
Friday, April 21, 2017      4 comments

For many different reasons I have been feeling really down lately. It has been at times hard to stay motivated, so I am glad that at this point exercise has become such a habit that I really have no excuse not to work out most days. So I got on ... Read more
Week 16
Tuesday, April 18, 2017      3 comments

I hit a new "Spark Streak" this past week -- I have now tracked my food and water for 100 days in a row. Now, this isn't to say that I have been perfect -- there were some days I tracked nothing but breakfast -- but most days I tracked every BLT... Read more
Week 15: I think I might like running
Monday, April 10, 2017      2 comments

I went for a run this morning. Okay, so it was more like a jog -- and a really slow one at that -- but I was at least moving my body in the general ... Read more
100 days on Spark
Monday, April 03, 2017      4 comments

Yesterday, it became official. I have been consistently on Spark for 100 days in a row. The last streak I had was about 30 days, a few years ago. Th... Read more
Signing up for a 5K
Wednesday, March 29, 2017      3 comments

emoticon So I did it. I signed up. I paid the registration fee. I am going to run my first 5K on May 7. I have t... Read more
Week 13: Birthday week!
Monday, March 27, 2017      3 comments

emoticon My first goal when I started this year was to be under 200 by my birthday. I just barely crossed it ... Read more
Week 12: "being good"
Monday, March 20, 2017      3 comments

Yesterday, my parents came over for dinner. My mom brought the requisite fruit and cheese plate. While we were chatting, I got my food scale and a little bowl and weighed out 1 oz of cheese. I then looked at the two cracker offerings -- rice cra... Read more
Keep going, no matter what.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017      0 comments

This has been a hard week (and it's only halfway done!). Between my crazy singing schedule and winter storm Stella, there have been some hitches in my plans. I had an incredibly harrowing drive home last night in the worst of the storm (45+ minu... Read more
Week 11: working with a crazy schedule
Monday, March 13, 2017      1 comments

emoticon I am in the middle of two very intense weeks of singing. I sing with a semi-professional chorus and we ... Read more
Is there a hidden runner in me?
Friday, March 10, 2017      0 comments

So, this Ironman Challenge I've been doing at the Y has got me thinking -- could I do a real triathlon? Not an Ironman, of course, but maybe a "sprint" one -- 750 m (0.5 mi) swim, 20 k (12.4 mi) bike, and a 5 k (2.6 mi) run. With all my work, I ... Read more
Singing burns calories!
Friday, March 10, 2017      1 comments

Just found this article on Livestrong:
s-are-burned-from-singing/ Apparently I burned over 300 calories during my very long concert tonight. (I sing in a semi-pr... Read more
NSV: endurance!
Tuesday, March 07, 2017      9 comments

I am in week 2 of the "Ironman Challenge" at my Y. I have so far walked 10 miles, swum 1 mile, and biked 60 miles. I am on track to get it done in 3-4 weeks as planned. Today was a bunch of that biking. I did a whole hour on the bike, getting in... Read more
Week 10: Still going strong!
Monday, March 06, 2017      2 comments

It's been 2 full months of tracking, working out, and making healthier choices. I have lost all the weight I gained last year -- almost 18 lbs. I am only half a pound away from "one-derland". Tracking and measuring portions has become absolute r... Read more
Surviving my parents' house
Friday, March 03, 2017      4 comments

Once a week, all the local immediate family joins together for dinner at my parents's house. My kids get to spend time with their grandparents, cousin & aunts, and we all get to touch base with each other. It is something I am so grateful to be ... Read more

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