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5% Summer Challenge as come to an end!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Well I stayed on through the whole challenge even though the weight results went the opposite direction! emoticon emoticon emoticon

However, I did have a lot of non scale victories and it was the first summer in a longggggg time that I have taken any vacation time alone with just my DH! emoticon So I had a fun summer after three years of non stop stress and family issues! I came back renewed and ready to continue with the issues and my new teaching assignment! emoticon emoticon

So thanks to all the team leaders for their encouragement support and inspiration! Thanks to all my spark friends for being there emoticon m emoticon

I am definitely preparing myself for the next challenge and will not give up no matter what! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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LYNMEINDERS 8/18/2014 5:45AM

    Woohoo...go you....
The scales went the wrong way for me as well in the challenge....

Am doing the fall 5%....Are you????

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SVELTEWARRIOR 8/17/2014 11:02PM

    I am glad you had that wonderful relaxing time with your Hubby, you needed and deserved it.

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CATHYGETSFIT 8/17/2014 9:34PM

    Getting time away from everything and having some time alone with your hubby and stress can make you feel refreshed. Ready to take on the stresses of your everyday life when you get back. It sounds like this summer and vacation time was just what the doctor ordered. emoticon I'm sure you'll do better in the fall 5% challenge. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SINGINGLADY47 8/17/2014 8:13PM

    emoticon emoticon Thanks for the update and I hope you have a wonderful week. God bless. Judy

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First Day of School!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

WOW! I am totally exhausted but so satisfied after my first day as a 2nd grade teacher! emoticon m emoticon I had gotten used to my 4th grader and I forgot how many questions you get from a 2nd grader - so that was fun - but they are all so precious and willing to please that it makes up for the extra questions. emoticon emoticon emoticon I even had a student bring me an apple we just made it so special!

Today was collecting supplies, getting their desk and cubbies set up and go over classroom procedures! Of course all this was happening and we had a surprise visit from our superintendent of schools. The kids were great. They greeted him and he is super friendly but that still catches you of guard! emoticon m emoticon emoticon Well they are gone and now I need to organize my things and maybe I can leave before 6pm and be ready for the 180 days that follow! emoticon m emoticon emoticon
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So let the fun continue and let the learning begin!

  
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SVELTEWARRIOR 8/13/2014 11:12PM

    I am so glad your first day went well!!!!

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ADRIENALINE 8/13/2014 3:26PM

    You are an unsung hero! You deserve lots of compliments. Teaching is not for sissies That's for sure!

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LYNMEINDERS 8/13/2014 4:47AM

    Woohoo...
i just knew you wou;ld like it and it will only get better

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JUSTME29 8/12/2014 7:50PM

    I'm so glad the day went well and you feel good about your second graders. I've been at the school the last couple weeks getting ready, and tomorrow is my first official day back - kids will return next Wednesday.

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Weigh In Results!

Saturday, August 02, 2014

You would think that after all those hours at the gym emoticon emoticon emoticon that I would see a better result on the emoticon . But NO just a half pound! emoticon emoticon emoticon I guess my month of fun and travels finally caught up to me! emoticon emoticon emoticon

However, I am not giving up! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon because I have gained a lot of other NSV and I also know that slow and steady wins the race!!! emoticon mm emoticon

So instead of giving up today I have committed to continue this process!! emoticon emoticon emoticon Things are so easy with the support from all my sparkies! emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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LYNCHD05 8/4/2014 5:05PM

    Half a pound is wonderful!!! Just keep doing what you are doing!!!!!

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ADRIENALINE 8/4/2014 2:17PM

    1/2 lb lost is great! If you lose a half pound every week that 26 lbs at the end. But I know you'll see more lbs come off next week.

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SOUTHLACAJUNGAL 8/3/2014 10:37AM

    Keep going!

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MELNJAY3 8/2/2014 11:33PM

    Keep up the great work.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 8/2/2014 10:59PM

    You did better than me ....I gained emoticon . You are doing great!!!!

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LYNMEINDERS 8/2/2014 3:47PM

    Half a pound is half a pound my friend...it is gone...woohoo...

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LILYDOG11 8/2/2014 3:01PM

    emoticon my month with extra sweets, well all I saw was the scale bounce up and down the same 3 lbs I need to go below that !! But slow and steady is the way.

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ARNETTELEE 8/2/2014 2:21PM

  Keep sparking!

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5% Challenge Update:( :)

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Ok today was weigh in day emoticon emoticon and I knew what was coming! So I did not get upset emoticon emoticon I told myself if you do the crime you pay the time! emoticon m emoticon emoticon So the results are what I expected but I have to confess that this has been the best summer vacation and time I have had in a long, long, long time. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

So now I am back home, back at work and today when I walked into the gym the equipment and machines were happy to see me! emoticon emoticon m emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon They were all wondering where I was hiding!

So yes I am back on the horse and ready to get serious again. I know it was so easy to put on the weight - emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon let's see if I can make it easy to take off or at least I will try my hardest!!! emoticon

  
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FLORIDASUN 8/1/2014 11:11AM

    You will be right back in the spark zone before you know it! I'm cheering you on..you ALWAYS know that my friend! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CATHYGETSFIT 7/30/2014 6:36AM

    It can and does happen to many of us. The good thing is that you got right back to what you're supposed to do the next day. emoticon emoticon

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LYNMEINDERS 7/27/2014 1:36AM

    you so can do it...and after all you enjoyed your holiday....that counts

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SVELTEWARRIOR 7/26/2014 11:22PM

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MLKDUD 7/26/2014 4:53PM

    We all have bad weeks, just get back at it! You can do it!

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LILYDOG11 7/26/2014 1:54PM

    Everyone deserves a break, you're committed and will get going again. Glad you had a good time !!

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MJRVIC2000 7/26/2014 1:05PM

    Remember that there is a BIG difference between making a DECISION and making a COMMITMENT! God Bless YOU! Vic.

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Back Home and back to work!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Well reality is setting in! I am back home from my in-laws and what a week that was! I think I ate emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon my way to patience! So I know the scale will be terrible but I have to face the music! emoticon emoticon

My in-laws, I love them, but by the first day they have worn you down! They are like little bickering kids and no matter what you do it is wrong! The whole week was cleaning, taking them to appointments, grocery shopping, etc. Then to make matters worse we had constant rain the whole time! Oh! Well what can you do! I just offered it up as a sacrifice and then I ate, and ate, ate delicious Latin food. emoticon m emoticon

I was able to meet up with my sister that lives in the Fort Lauderdale area and we had one nice sister day together - so once again we ate and emoticon cause we had not seen each other all year!

So now I am on my way to work - setting up my new 2nd grade classroom before the start of school in 2 weeks. I hope to get myself back in the swing of my exercise and tracking so that I can get back on the right track! emoticon m emoticon emoticon

Today of all day is my sparversary and I had hoped to be at my goal weight emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon but I will take this as a new beginning! emoticon m emoticon

Now off to work! emoticon

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LYNMEINDERS 7/27/2014 1:35AM

    Nice to have you back.....you wuill get back on track again now that you are back home....

Happy emoticon ....woohoo....go you

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SVELTEWARRIOR 7/26/2014 11:19PM

    Welcome back!!!!!!!!!!! Yes you can do it!!!!!!!!

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