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Oprah day!
Tuesday, April 17, 2012      1 comments

Yesterday I went to see Oprah's Lifeclass in person! It was an enlightening, intense six hours of love lessons. I can barely stop thinking about it. The first 4 hours we had lectures by 4 difference motivational, inspiring speakers: Deepak Chop... Read more
new bike! muscles!
Sunday, April 15, 2012      1 comments

I got a new bike on Monday and I've been riding around all week. I love it! It's a pretty mint green bike and it's a lot lighter than the old mountain bike I had. I can feel my thigh muscles growing! All the sudden cycling, plus Couch to ... Read more
one month off diet pepsi!
Wednesday, April 11, 2012      5 comments

I'd been drinking 1-3 cans of diet pepsi pretty much every day for a couple years. It was my main vice and my only source of caffeine (I don't like coffee or caffeinated tea). One day there was a news story about an ingredient in coke & pepsi ... Read more
Happy Easter! Glad Påsk!
Monday, April 09, 2012      4 comments

Hi! It's been a nice long weekend and I even lost a pound since last weekend! I went to yoga twice and went walk-running 3 times. I cut down on bad snacking but I still ate heavy restaurant food twice and had 2 beer this week. I also drank ... Read more
Spark re-boot Week One
Sunday, April 01, 2012      2 comments

Hello! A week ago today I stepped on the scale and saw that I'd gained weight. I knew it was so because my clothes were tight, but I put off actually weighing myself. But I did and I was up to 147. I weighed about 9 pounds more than that at my... Read more
took my new dry-fit shirt out for a sweat!
Sunday, March 25, 2012      1 comments

Today is a gorgeous spring day! I was going to hit up a yoga class but the sun was shining so I decided to go for a run in the park. I got a new hot pink dry-fit shirt with long sleeves, it's perfect for this kind of weather! Also a new sports ... Read more
Happy Valentine's Day!
Tuesday, February 14, 2012      3 comments

Glad Alla Hjärtans Dag, as they say in Sweden! Actually Valentine's isn't a big thing in Sweden, but it's creeping in a bit. I love Valentine's Day, I love pink things and hearts and cute things and romance. My Swedie and I went to V... Read more
New Yoga Resolutions
Tuesday, January 03, 2012      6 comments

Hello SparkFriends! It's been awhile, I'm back on board for 2012. I have lots of general NY resolutions, but I'm committing small to get started....yoga twice a week. It's not much but it's both a challenge and achievable for where I am right n... Read more
Monday, October 17, 2011      5 comments

I'm in Paraty, Brazil! My boyfriend is presenting at a conference so I came along. Having a swell time, catching up on my sleep and trying to speak a few words in Portuguese. Lots of Italian food here. It's been raining a lot but that's suppose... Read more
Sunday, June 19, 2011      4 comments

I did cartwheels yesterday! I had open heart surgery way back in 2003 and until now I've been scared that putting too much pressure on my arms might make the chest bone crack open again. The doctors told me it was solid and healed but I was st... Read more
well hello!
Wednesday, June 15, 2011      4 comments

I haven't blogged in ages! I'm behind on email and most of my cyber life, I just haven't felt like spending much time at the computer since winter. My 2.5 months in Stockholm was pretty darn good! I really needed a break from work, and a l... Read more
Wednesday, December 15, 2010      9 comments

Being sick for so long was really boring! All I did was work and sleep, I only took a few days off. But I'm starting to feel better, right on time for my long trip to Sweden! So very excited! I think the darkness of Nordic winter will be romant... Read more
boring drama
Wednesday, December 15, 2010      5 comments

I have been so sick for a month, with shingles, a cold and an infected tooth. Miserable! But tomorrow I take off for Sweden and I am excited!!! I didn't get to organize and prepare like I wanted, I haven't even been able to exercise...shingles... Read more
no! chips! 'til Brooklyn!
Sunday, October 24, 2010      12 comments

(to the tune of "No Sleep Til 'Brooklyn" by the Beastie Boys) I suddenly started eating potato chips every day! Stressed at work and they're right there in the vending machine when I'm not in the mindset to make a smart choice. And they're... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving, the Canadian way! and vegetarian
Monday, October 11, 2010      10 comments

Happy Thanksgiving! It's today, in Canada. My Thksg meal yesterday was pretty good, calorie-wise. It was vegetarian: chickpea loaf and so many nice veggie sides that I was full by dessert so only wanted a small piece of pumpkin pie, no whi... Read more

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