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WIO challenge

Saturday, November 01, 2014

For a WIO challenge, I had to take a picture of my Mii with the juggler. Here it is:

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My inspirations

Monday, October 27, 2014

For a WIO challenge, I am to write a blog about someone or something who inspires me. Honestly, I have three someones. God is my Christian inspiration, my Dad was my personal inspiration and Mrs. Ford was my teacher/work inspiration.

Being a Christian definitely has its ups and downs but through it all I know that I can count on my Heavenly Father to be there. He has made sure to put in place in my life several people who are detrimental in keeping me grounded and maintaining my sanity. No matter what my circumstances are, I can talk with Him and immediately feel better. In looking at His Word, I can find any answers that I need.

My Dad has always been my rock through my teenage years and even through my marriage woes. I could always talk with him and he would never judge me. He would just listen, reiterate what I was saying, pray with me and just be there. I think maybe that's why I wanted to become and became a counselor because I had such a perfect example of one. It's been hard these past 2 1/2 years without him but I hope that he's able to see the fruits of his labor in me.

In my teaching/career, I would have to talk about my favorite teacher Mrs. Ford. She was my fourth grade teacher and really, truly was the one teacher who inspired me to become a teacher. Her gentle mannerisms, calm voice and non-judgmental actions ensured that her students would be successful. She loved all of her students just like they were her own. The best part of it all was having her live three doors down from my house.

Three life changed. Actually, I'm still doing plenty of changing because of these three! Guess that's why they are my inspirations.

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LOPEYP 10/31/2014 5:42AM

    Great inspirations!

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ASOBFALLS 10/29/2014 1:41PM

    emoticon for sharing!

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294BETSY 10/27/2014 11:21PM

  What a beautiful tribute! Thanks for sharing.

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Vacation Pictures

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

We went on two vacations this summer. The first one was to New Mexico and Colorado so here we are at Pikes Peak.

The second one was to the Gulf Coast in Galveston.
Joshua was all tuckered out and took his nap on the bed.

On the ferry between Galveston and Bolivar.

The kiddos are ready for the beach.

We did have fun but I'm very glad to be home and school getting ready to start!

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GRAMMAMARY 10/10/2014 6:54AM

    nice pictures. keep trying to get my DH to do some traveling

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4EVER21B 8/13/2014 3:51PM

    emoticon Great family trips! Children are adorable, too!

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LOPEYP 8/13/2014 6:59AM

    Nice vacations and nice photos! The little one is getting big! Guess that happens. emoticon

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MCMARTI26 8/12/2014 11:41PM

    Beautiful pictures!! You have a lovely family. I also got to visit Galveston this summer. I miss the beach.
Wishing you a stress free school year,

Carolina M.

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GRACIEC 8/12/2014 11:13PM

    I can't believe how the girlies have grown! I still think of Sarah as being Joshua's age! Looks like everyone is having a great time!

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NINETOZE 8/12/2014 11:03PM

    Two great vacations! I still want to swing out your way. Maybe soon. We can compare calendars after you get back to work.

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CAROL494 8/12/2014 9:57PM


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Getting Back on Track

Monday, May 12, 2014

So I'm to blog about what I will do if I get off track. Yikes is all I can say. In fact, I'm really struggling this round of BLC. Last round, I lost 13 pounds but this round I'm gaining. I keep thinking it's because I'm doing quite a bit more in working out but two weeks in a row of gaining is NOT okay with me.

Regardless, here is my plan on getting back on track....
1) Realize that everyone makes mistakes and keep moving on!
2) Track my food. No matter what I eat, it will be tracked.
3) Continue drinking my water. I think that is really my saving grace.
4) Get rid of the things in my house that are my downfall. Don't keep them around!
5) Check in often with my Ninja family. Support is absolutely necessary!!!

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EMSSBEARS 6/2/2014 11:46PM

    Sounds like a great plan to me, I need to remember to do number 3 more often it really is what keeps me going.

And you are right about #5 too always depend on the support of your Spark family can't be beat.


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PATSYB7 5/13/2014 6:02AM

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    Good plan! I'm also working on getting back on track! Sounds like you're off to a good start. Keep at it!


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BLC 25 Goals

Monday, May 05, 2014

In thinking about my SMART goals and what I want to accomplish this round, I had to look back at what I did for my goals for BLC 24. Here they are and most of them I accomplished.

1) Track ALL foods every day. I've gotten better at using SparkPeople's nutrition tracker so I'll try to continue using that one. MyFitnessPal also works for me but only one other person sees it.
- Didn't do this every day but so far this round, I have. I'm keeping this one because it's very important to see what I'm eating to ensure that I'm losing weight.

emoticon 2) Continue drinking my 72 ozs of water daily. This has never been a problem for me but I know I need write it down as one of my means of getting to my ultimate goal.
- Still is not a problem but I want to keep it as a goal.

emoticon 3) Continue with the 17 Day Diet. On day six, it seems to be working so I'm sticking with it. It also helps that hubby is doing it also.
- Since ending BLC24, we've shyed away from the 17 Day Diet but I'm slowly getting back to it.

4) Utilize 'boot camp' at work two days a week for a really good workout. I will continue to workout 20 minutes a day, five times a week but boot camp is really kicking my behind!
- Didn't stick with this at all. Luckily, I have an AWESOME co-worker (Debbie) who purchased T25 and we have started it. Planning on continuing with it until we are at our goal.

emoticon 5) Ultimately, I want to lose 15 pounds this round of BLC. I would say 20 but I'm not sure if that's really attainable within 12 weeks for me. I'll push myself but I think 15 is more realistic.
- I would like to lose another 15 pounds this round. I'll have to really buckle down and get busy!

6) I want to be in the top 50 of the entire BLC25. I'm adding this one because it felt so good being in the top 25 of the ENTIRE BLC!

Here are my goals. Very attainable but also will be pushing me out of my comfort zone and I'm going to really push myself! I am worth it!!!

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NINETOZE 5/5/2014 11:17PM

    Great Job creating SMART goals! All attainable!

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