What I like about you: Israel edition

By |March 18th, 2015|Daily Confessional|2 Comments

We walked around the Tel Aviv pier yesterday, as did the rest of the city.
The Fella always says I see Israel through tourist goggles, and therefore everything is wonderful, whereas day-to-day life isn’t much of a picnic (or, in Hebrew, “picnikim”). Sure the produce and dairy is amazing, the healthcare is topnotch and FREE, and […]

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Lifestyle changes are coming to Chez Schwartz

By |March 17th, 2015|Daily Confessional|1 Comment

My digestive system and I have come to a peace agreement and I can finally eat all that Israel has to offer. The Fella and I celebrated last night by getting some gelato at 9pm, which we had to finish promptly by 10pm because we had to be in a fasted state for our BMR […]

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The Israel Detox

By |March 13th, 2015|Daily Confessional|5 Comments

I’ve made some bad choices in my life, but eating Russian airport food may be among the worst. The Fella and I had what turned out to be 13.5 hours to burn in the Moscow airport (I miscalculated my former estimate because of Daylight Savings). What do you do when you’re stuck in an enormous […]

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Bye Bye Baby, Baby Good Bye

By |March 11th, 2015|Daily Confessional|4 Comments

In a few hours I will be on a 13 hour flight to Moscow. Then have a 11 hour layover in the Moscow airport. Then a 4 hour flight to Tel Aviv. 

Hmm, when it’s all written out like that I have to admit that this doesn’t seem like the brightest idea I’ve ever had. But, […]

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When to buy a house?

By |March 3rd, 2015|Daily Confessional|2 Comments

 

For the record, sometimes being an adult is sucky.

I got my taxes done yesterday. I always have to pay something (self-employment has many perks, taxes aren’t one of them), but this year I had to pay a whole lot more something than I was expecting. While my savings account cries quietly in the corner, I’ve […]

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March 2015 Resolutions

By |March 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

 

Oh crap, it’s March.

Where is this year going?  How do I stop making it move so fast?

February was a blur of writing and travel (yay, Puerto Rico!) and this month will be the same (yay, Israel!). Basically, I’m just trying to escape the glacier that has eaten my city.

After a very productive flight to Puerto […]

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February 2015 Resolutions

By |February 3rd, 2015|Resolutions|2 Comments

Sorry, I’m a couple of days late with this. We’ve had a busy few days, between more house hunting and Inez coming down with the puppy equivalent of chicken pox things have been a bit harried. Long story short, she’s in quarantine from other dogs for the next couple of MONTHS! This is a huge […]

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Snow Day

By |January 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Well, we survived the great blizzard of 2015 (we got a whopping five inches of snow). I’ll admit that I wasn’t really all that concerned about the snow, I kind of had a feeling it wouldn’t be that big of a deal. Our news media has some Boy Who Cried Wolf tendencies when it comes to weather reporting, […]

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A Fit and Friendly Competition (and a Giveaway Winner)

By |January 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|4 Comments

First things first. Thank you all for entering the Weight Watchers Pick Your Spot Stability Ball Kit giveaway. Don’t be bummed if you didn’t win, I’ve got a whole bunch of stuff in my fitness trove I’m prepping to giveaway this year, so keep checking in for new giveaways. Or, follow me on Facebook, where […]

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2015 Resolutions + FIT 2015 GIVEAWAY

By |December 31st, 2014|Giveaways, Resolutions|34 Comments

Happy New Year…almost!

Thankfully I’m past the age where I don’t have to stand around crowded parties or bars wearing seasonably inappropriate attire. We’re heading to some friends for a quiet New Year’s celebration with take-out and Netflix.

I’m not cool. I get that. I like it that way.

Anyhoo, it’s my holiday. I look forward to New […]

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