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theresac

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Hi! My name is Theresa! I'm a web developer living and working in Cotonou, Benin (West Africa). My journey to fitness has been long and ardorous, but I'm finally starting to get there. I love food, cooking, and figuring out how to make my favorite recipes work with West African ingredients.
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2012 goals: Keep it simple, stupid! by theresac Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Happy New Year! I have been utterly consumed by friends and family over the last few days. It has been wonderful! Also wonderful, I finally got a chance to sit down and an ... Read on »
On (not calorie) restricted eating, for a good cause by theresac Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I’m only going to talk about the baby on Thursdays. One day a week. That’s my New Year’s Blogging Resolution, and I’m sticking to it. Except that having a baby has aff ... Read on »
Happy one week birthday, Jasmine! by theresac Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Jasmine’s a week old today! After a rough start, she’s now thriving. Briefly, after a week of irregular, painful contractions that weren’t bringing me any close ... Read on »
Welcome to the world, baby girl! by theresac Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Jasmine Sena Sondjo was born on Wednesday, December 12, 2011, at 1:07 p.m. Read on »
Day 3 of not-labor by theresac Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Apparently, there is “pre” labor, “active” labor, but also “false” labor. By anything but “active,” my doctor means, “incredibly painful contractions that aren’t quite clo ... Read on »
Accomplish one task per day. by theresac Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating It’s hard to believe that I’ve been creating life for 36 weeks now. Oh, I’m sorry, does the reference to “creating life” sound smug? That’s because it is! Smugness is my o ... Read on »
36 weeks on Monday! by theresac Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Costco frozen pizza is superior to anything we can get delivered here in Crystal City. Yum. As spending time on my feet gets progressively more uncomfortable, we’re ... Read on »
Out of town visits and granola madness by theresac Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Liz was in town this weekend, and instead of spending a couple of days exploring DC, we holed up in my apartment and tested granola recipes. I’d made up my mind to make Ch ... Read on »
On baby gear and being a control freak by theresac Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Maybe you haven’t noticed this, but I’m a control freak. I’m a planner. The better I’m prepared, the better I can handle the unexpected and unpredictable when it happens. ... Read on »
Pumpkin granola and a day on the National Mall by theresac Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating PeaPod, you are my new best friend. Not only can I get groceries delivered to my door, I can get them delivered before 8 in the morning on a weekend, which means that I ca ... Read on »
Grocery dilemma. Where to shop in NoVa and DC without a car? by theresac Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Moving to DC without a car has been marvelous. We walk everywhere! Including the closest grocery store, which is a mile away. Oh, Harris Teeter, you are wonderful, but how ... Read on »
Hi, my name is Theresa, and I am back! by theresac Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I stopped blogging here at himynameistheresa when I found out that I’m pregnant. Six months in, I’m back in the States, enjoying DC as a foodie city, cooking up a storm, a ... Read on »
Lentil loaf by theresac Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Turns out, cooking split red lentils has nothing in common with cooking regular brown lentils. Or maybe I just buy a lot of stale brown lentils. After soaking the r ... Read on »
Egg Scramble by theresac Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Oh, egg scrambles, how I love you so. Delicious vegetables. Lots of protein. Not lots of calories. It’s a perfect way to start my day (and a perfect way to use up o ... Read on »
Vegetable skewers by theresac Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Now that we’re hitting the beach several times a month, I need some good, portable, grillable recipes. Just grill delicious meat and fish you say? Guess what Bertra ... Read on »
Linkdump! by theresac Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I haven’t been blogging because I hate this blog. There. I said it. THIS BLOG MAKES ME CRAZY. It is annoying (like me), neurotic (like me), and damn unfunny (unlike me). I ... Read on »
I walked 5k! by theresac Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating I had a wonderful weekend! I went to the beach, got a pedicure, ate delicious food, and walked 5k! Of course, I chose to walk 5k downtown on a busy Sunday evening, in ... Read on »
A love letter by theresac Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Dear work gym, I love your treadmills (why would anyone call you a “dreadmill”? You’re wonderful!). I love your clean showers. I love your convenience. I love your DST ... Read on »
90daysgoal updates and some positive news by theresac Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Reddit is awesome. I’m a longtime lurker, but the most recent 90daysgoal got me active and posting. NERD CRED LEVEL 1000 RESTORED. What is /r/90daysgoal? 90 days a ... Read on »
Nose as long as a telephone wire by theresac Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Eating Last week, I decided to stop hiding my efforts to live healthier. Today, I said it was about health and not being skinny. LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE. It’s about no ... Read on »