Popsicle Experiments: Part One

May 14, 2015

My next post was going to be my New York City race recap… not anymore! I got productive on the plane and wrote a post originally intended for next week.

There was a huge bin of popsicle molds by the registers at the drug store. Stores place cheap, enticing items near registers to encourage impulse purchases, and boy howdy, did I fall for it. I’ve never made popsicles before, but now I could… for the low, low price of TWO DOLLARS! Sold.

My first popsicles, which I made that night, weren’t very pretty. Read the rest of this entry »


The Benefits of a Good Cry

April 7, 2015

This posts has good news and not-so-good news. Here’s the good news: There’s a great article, published today, about the benefits of a cathartic workout – one that pushes you to do things you didn’t think you could do, or helps you access and process the feelings that have been bottled up. It’s a great article and you should definitely read it, but in case you need another reason: check it out because I’m in it!

The article is called “The Unique Release of an Emotionally Cathartic Workout” and you can read it here. It’s on Read the rest of this entry »


March Weigh-In Results and Workout Progess Report

March 10, 2015

Stay tuned for a Birthday Burpees update at the end!

Sorry for the delay, folks! Normally I do my monthly weigh-in at the first of the month, but I was in Michigan when March began, and I didn’t weigh myself until I returned home, a few days later. This post was further delayed due to my birthday and the enormous Birthday Burpees challenge that came along with it.

No more delays! I stepped on the scale last week, and it said… Read the rest of this entry »


Hello from Michigan!

December 22, 2014

I’m back in my home state for Christmas, and having a great time. Finished my Christmas shopping, been hanging out with friends, helping my parents with cooking and cleaning. And my parents have a whole slew of new neighbors:

Deer-on-grass

There are deer everywhere. We never used to Read the rest of this entry »


October Weigh-In AND Workout Progress Report

October 6, 2014

This is one of those posts that I just need to write, publish, and get out of my system, so I can move on. I’m actively working on reminding myself of the positives and focusing on the good things, but that’s been hard. Here’s why:

weight-loss-chart-close-up

Up six pounds in September. As much as I tell myself Read the rest of this entry »


A Week With My Mom

September 8, 2014

What a fun week it’s been. My mom has been in town since Tuesday, and she’s leaving today. She’s on a little tour visiting most of her children – first my sister and her family in Colorado, then me, and next up to the bay area to see my brother and his family. (I have a sister in Chicago that didn’t make this itinerary, but they saw each other a few weeks ago).

The Los Angeles leg of her tour coincided with a wedding we were both invited to (my dad was invited as well, but he was unable to come out), so on Saturday, we got spiffied up to celebrate the nuptials of our friends Greg and Ali. I clean up good!

David-mother Read the rest of this entry »


September Weigh-In AND Workout Progress Report

September 5, 2014

It’s a new month, which means it’s time to update my weight loss chart! I did my monthly weigh-in on September 1st, and I was hoping for good news. I worked hard in August, and gee, it sure would be nice to continue my little streak! I lost three pounds in July, and was in striking distance of reaching my lowest weight in two years.

Alas, it was not meant to be: Read the rest of this entry »


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