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Two hamsters and one wheel
Saturday, April 05, 2014      0 comments

I can't even begin to guess how many calories these little guys are burning! Too funny. https://www.youtube.com/
e=youtu.be ... Read more
Of flat abs and fibroids
Friday, April 04, 2014      11 comments

Hello sparkpeeps. Some of you know that one of my big goals this year has been to try to use diet and fitness to avoid surgery to remove a bunch of fibroids that have been causing me trouble in recent years. My ferratin and hemoglobin level... Read more
Long-overdue selfies
Thursday, March 27, 2014      8 comments

Hello fabulous Sparkfriends! Yes, that means you! I've been putting off taking a new round of selfies and finally got around to it today. Exposure! Vulnerability! Ack! Here I am, complete with pesky thigh problem that never seems to want to... Read more
Lindy West on the Werewolf Diet
Friday, January 31, 2014      4 comments

Too funny. jezebel.com/detox-and-lo
diet-1512195589 ... Read more
Finally figured out my real goal weight! (Grab and Squeeze Method).
Tuesday, January 21, 2014      8 comments

Hello Sparkfriends! Some of you know that I've had an ongoing preoccupation with figuring out what my real goal weight should be. As a medium-to-big-boned woman who stands just a smidge shy of 5' 10", I know it would be insanity to aim for ... Read more
Vegan 'butter chicken' recipe (I think you will love this)
Sunday, January 19, 2014      7 comments

I'm posting this vegan 'butter chicken' recipe for LULUBELLE, but wanted everyone to be able to see it, because it's really that good. I credit this recipe with helping me get to where I am now, which is 2 lbs below my initial goal weight and w... Read more
Stuff I couldn't do 3 months ago (video blog)
Wednesday, January 15, 2014      6 comments

I am going to keep this short video, which my DH shot of me a few days after Christmas, and watch it whenever I need inspiration. Just look at those abs keeping me from humiliating myself by flying off our makeshift sledding run and into the woo... Read more
Controlling the inner cookie monster
Tuesday, December 31, 2013      4 comments

So I survived Christmas with the in-laws and even managed to lose a couple of pounds. This was rather incredible given that my mother-in-law is the world's best baker and had stocked the house with the usual array of treats: chocolate chip cooki... Read more
Discipline and mind games
Wednesday, December 11, 2013      4 comments

Hey there friends and fellow Sparkers. I just surprised myself by pouring out this long reply to a blog posted by SEATTLE58, and I wanted to share an excerpt from that with those of you who didn't see her post or my response. This was insp... Read more
On being schooled by Cassey Ho (and a few stray thoughts about that moving target: goal weight)
Wednesday, December 04, 2013      3 comments

I can't write much, a.) work awaits, and b.) I am *still shaking* after this morning's back-to-back Pop Pilates and Fitness Blender workouts. I was desperate for a good sweat a tough strength workout after a few days of being sick and out of com... Read more
Goodbye Uncle Eric
Wednesday, November 27, 2013      7 comments

My Uncle Eric died last night, about two weeks after he suffered a massive stroke and one day after being removed from the life-support systems that were the only thing keeping him going. He was my mother's only surviving brother and was only in... Read more
Parsnips -- Not just for Thanksgiving! (Quick recipe)
Monday, November 18, 2013      2 comments

I tend to only have parsnips once or at most twice per year, roasted along with a turkey at Thanksgiving or Christmas. So I am not sure what inspired me to buy a bag of them last week, more than a month after Canadian Thanksgiving. But for some... Read more
A brilliant move of weirdness
Thursday, November 07, 2013      1 comments

I haven't made a lot of time to blog lately -- been sick, been busy -- but when I saw this piece about Eddie Izzard, I just had to use it as a flimsy excuse to draw attention to his Canadian tour, which started last week. Izzard is fearles... Read more
Boosting a slow metabolism
Thursday, October 24, 2013      9 comments

I remember being a teenager and asking my Dad, a busy MD who was always between 40 and 100 lbs. overweight, how to get fit and stay at the right weight. He knew I was asking for myself and not trying to needle him, but his reply was a little dis... Read more
A quick update on the mouthy lemon cake
Tuesday, October 22, 2013      4 comments

I wanted anyone who read my blog from yesterday to know that I am gradually regaining my sanity and my will power. I know this because the lemon cake has stopped talking to me. I can look straight at it and not feel a thing. The last pretty piec... Read more

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