Will and I, April 2016
Our little family of three, about a week after William was born, April 2016!
Will's 5 month photos, September 2016
Shared Fitness Tracker
Hello! I am a teacher-turned-stay-at-home-mom in suburban St. Louis. My son William was born in April 2016; it only took about 4 months to lose the baby weight. However, now I need to focus on the weight I gained while I was teaching. Lots of stress and a hectic workload contributed to some poor choices and many extra pounds. Now, I'm ready to make some positive changes!
Drop the 70 pounds or so that I have gained since I started teaching (most of which came in the last couple of years).
~ Tracking my food intake as diligently as possible. Even when I'm not behaving. ;)
~ Tracking my exercise, which includes walking in my neighborhood with my husband, son and dog; using our indoor rowing machine, biking when the weather is decent, using workout DVDs, and doing strength training, yoga, and stretching routines.
~ Wearing my Spark People Activity Tracker. I really try to shoot for 10000 steps, but my daily SP goal is a more realistic 7500.
I live in the St. Louis, MO, area with my husband Matt, our son Will, and our dog, Sandy.
I love sports (Royals, Chiefs, Cardinals, Blues, Rams, Mizzou Tigers, Missouri State Bears), politics, and reading books that help my personal growth without being too New Age-y.
Secrets of Success
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| Pounds lost: 42.8
Stacy welcome to the Create Your 'Perfect' Days team. I did poorly in English grammar when I was in school but loved reading. Have a merry Christmas and look forward to a new year of a lifestyle based on guiding principles. creating habits of self love, reflection, and focusing on that which most matters. OLDEROWL
25 days ago
So sorry my note on your Goodie was not finished when my computer did a send I wanted to let you know the team Create Your Perfect Days is happy you have joined.
26 days ago
Hello Spark friend! I just wanted to stop by to wish you a very happy, healthy and blessed New Year! I hope 2015 is so good to you!
H... happiness depends upon your outlook on life.
A...attitude is just as important as ability.
P...passion; find yours this year!
P... positive thoughts make everything easier.
Y...you are unique, with special gifts; use them.
N..new beginnings with a new year.
E...enthusiasm a true secret of success.
W...wishes; may they turn into goals.
Y...years go by to quickly; enjoy them.
E...energy; may you have lots of it.
A...appreciation of life; don't take it for granted.
R...relax; take the time to relax in this coming year.
751 days ago
I saw your comments on being a reading teacher and have to say you have a hard job. I hated school back when I went in the 50s/60s because I was an "A" student who had to sit in a class with boys who couldn't read. Back then if you were 10, then you HAD to be in 4th grade no matter how smart you were, no going ahead to where you were academically. So, I'm glad today that those kids who can't read and need next help get taken to a reading teacher, and I'm glad there are Magnet Schools (at least here in Pensacola) where if you are a gifted student you can go and be with other kids who are working at your level. I always remembered what my First Grade teacher, Mrs. Erb told me "Honey, if you want to be a good reader, then you have to read A LOT every day." I had my children start learning the Dolch reading list when they were two years old.
829 days ago
"If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying. "Here comes number seventy-one!"
Richard M. Devos
Thanks a bunch for your comment on my blog, "The Motivation Shirts." Have a healthy weekend!
831 days ago