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The Good The Bad and the Unwich

I’ve never been to Jimmy John’s before so I was excited to hear about their “Freaky Good Deal” of a sandwich for $1.00. Subway is my go-to fast sandwich shop since they have several low-fat/calorie sandwiches. Having never seen any similar advertizing from Jimmy John’s I decided to tweet @jimmyjohns and asked if they had […]

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Year of Hope Updates

Year of Hope Updates

First off, a huge thanks to John Digles and everyone else who has asked how The Year of Hope is going. There’s a very logical explanation regarding why there haven’t been many updates on the site —  I’ve been avoiding writing because I’ve been pretty stuck at the same weight, but am excited to say […]

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Self Magazine Work out in the Park

On Saturday, May 15th I attended the 17th annual Self – Work Out in the Park, an amazing event that featured a full day of work-outs and healthy sponsors showing off their stuff – a Year of Hope smorgasbord!! First of all, kudos to Self Magazine for creating an extremely well organized and on target […]

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Natalie Merchant – Leave Your Sleep Concert Review

Natalie Merchant performed songs from her new album, “Leave Your Sleep” Here’s what I thought…

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Wondering how to eat healthy at SXSW? Yes, me too.

I’m at SXSW for the first time, which is very exciting but potentially fattening  – just like the rest of my life!  The Year of Hope has taken longer to take off than I expected. There’s always a party or dinner I need to attend and I’ve been living my life thinking that – “I’ll […]

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THIS is my idea of a workout!

After my yoga experience, I decided a few things: 1.  I’m cool with tapping into my inner, peaceful Zen and I plan on taking you all up on your offers to take me to your favorite Yoga studios. 2.  What I really love is the way I feel when I work out so hard I […]

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Tried Yoga. Didn’t Like it Because…..

Tried Yoga. Didn’t Like it Because…..

So as part of The Year of Hope, I’m trying new things. Yoga happens to be one of them.  My friend and amazing Windy City Social advocate, Beth Goldman, recommended 105f, a place on Clark, just south of Diversey.  I did my research and got the following tips about my first class: Bring your own […]

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I had fudge for Breakfast and it made me feel…

I had fudge for Breakfast and it made me feel…

Dreamer: Hope As part of my goal to loose the 30lbs I’ve gained over the past year, I’m going to a holistic health counselor to get me back on the right track.  I met Jessica from Chew Chicago at an event or two and recently saw a fantastic trial offer on youswoop.com thanks to my […]

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Checking out Health Clubs – FFC Halsted

Checking out Health Clubs – FFC Halsted

Dreamer: Hope So, the great health club check-out 2010 started with my visit to FFC (Fitness Formula Club) Halsted.  This location is one of several FFC clubs in the city.  I’m interested in them because they are close to home and also recently acquired the North Avenue Crunch which was the home of one of […]

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Scary Cab – Not so Happy Hour

Scary Cab – Not so Happy Hour

Something really scary happened to me last week and I wanted to let you all know about it to keep you safe and smart when you travel late at night.

I went to happy hour with my friends and ended up taking a cab home after having a few cocktails.

When I got into the cab, I told the driver where I lived and told him to take the drive to my exit and then go west. He got to the drive and went south (the wrong direction) When I told him he was going the wrong way I got uncomfortable (I actually texted a few friends with the cab number and let them know what was going on.)

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