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Wednesday, April 30, 2014      9 comments

Tomorrow is the start of the next round of the BLC and that got me thinking about goals. Not just healthy lifestyle goals, which I'm currently wrangling with, but goals in general. I just graduated. I've been working toward this degree, ... Read more
Sunday, April 27, 2014      18 comments

"From: DEGREE and CERTIFICATION Subject: Conferred Degree Congratulations! With the approval of the College of Social Science, XXX University has conferred your Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology degree. Effective immediately, y... Read more
Love Letter to myself
Monday, February 17, 2014      13 comments

Like many of my sparks friends doing this challenge, I really struggled with writing this but then I went to write to someone else "It's because it's hard that it's important to do" and realized that I should be saying this to myself. So he... Read more
Food Suggestions
Monday, February 03, 2014      9 comments

It was suggested that I post ideas of foods that I like/that work for me to help people get ideas. Some reminders of things I am looking for: VERY easy and quick HOT meals that are suitable for lunch, mostly. I'm overwhelmed right now... Read more
Friday, January 31, 2014      13 comments

I took a silly quiz today in the Azure thread that said, among other things, that I viewed my body as a temple and take care of it. And I realize that while I suppose in some part I do view my body as something to take care of, when it comes to... Read more
New Years Resolutions/BLC 24 goals
Friday, January 17, 2014      9 comments

I always think about new years resolutions this time of year--or rather, as I prefer to think about it, to reassess what I what from life, what I'm doing, and whether the later leads to the former. If not, try to figure out what needs to change... Read more
BLC 24 Registration is NOW OPEN!
Friday, December 27, 2013      9 comments

If anyone has been thinking about joining the BLC, now is the time to do it! Don't wait, however; this time we have a very short window for registering before the next round starts. www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
ark/groups_individua... Read more
Thinking back on BLC 23
Monday, December 16, 2013      9 comments

Well, the 23rd round of the BLC is almost over. It has been, for me, a really really hard round--not because of anything that my team (Azure Destinations) did, but because I was both retaking my comprehensive exams (I had timed out from when I ... Read more
Thursday, November 14, 2013      8 comments

Kal posted a link to a great article about 10 things you can do to make yourself happier: www.huffingtonpost.com/b
824.html?utm_hp_ref=tw (it's not very l... Read more
Demotivational Fitness Memes
Tuesday, October 15, 2013      17 comments

I've had a blog going in my head (I can't be the only person who does this, right? Reads something, experiences something, sees something, whatever, and starts mentally writing a blog that I never seem to find the time to actually sit down and ... Read more
Goals for BLC 23
Friday, September 20, 2013      10 comments

Well, the next round of the BLC start next week, and we were asked to give some thought as to our goals for the round. I know that this is going to be another really stressful round for me--I turned in my bibs (yay!) but now I have revision... Read more
BLC 23... Registration NOW OPEN
Wednesday, August 28, 2013      3 comments

I just wanted to post a quick blog that the registration for BLC 23 is NOW OPEN. www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
ark/groups_i ndividual.asp?gid=60817 If you have been thinking about joining, or have been looking for some... Read more
Struggling Update
Monday, July 15, 2013      14 comments

As I mentioned in the previous blog, I know I've gained weight in the last year or so--basically started gaining at about the time when I knew that my grad schedule was stepping up the pace and the stress grew exponentially. I also know that at... Read more
Thursday, July 11, 2013      14 comments

To put my weight loss struggles in perspective... I started trying to lose weight and regain control over my life/body (changing my diet, beginning to exercise, etc.) in 2005.. I lost a little weight in 2006, but gained it back and another 40- ... Read more
Goals for BLC 22
Monday, June 10, 2013      10 comments

I know I haven't been posting a lot recently--since last summer grad school has pretty much taken over my life. I'm still around and still holding in there as far as the healthy lifestyle--but often it seems like by the skin of my teeth. Still,... Read more

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