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Day 1 (again)

Monday, November 28, 2011

OK so again I have fallen down along the journey of weight loss.
I had a gain over Thanksgiving but I am starting over again.
I am going to be focused during Dec.
Day 1
got up and walked on the treadmill 2.5 miles
eat a healthy breakfast, lunch and supper (in my calorie goal)
wrote down everything I ate in my journal.

These are the things that went right.
It was a Monday for me.
My hair straighter broke, I could not find my car keys or my school keys. Late to work.
The rest of the day was not much better. Right now I could go for some chocolate but I am not. I had mole for lunch and I think it satisfied my coco craving. (mole is a mexican dish made with unsweetened chocolate and chicken)
I think Tuesday will be much better
Day 1 again

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DDCLEADER 12/2/2011 6:58AM

You can do it Becky

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YJNANA 12/1/2011 12:57PM

I too had a gain over TG, but as of Wed it was off, woohoo
Vicki has started a December Fitness Thread, or Topic as they call it, come post your Day ONE done :)
It will be fun to see how many days we can Commit to for December.
Go out of 2011 with a Hooooray :)
Yvonne emoticon

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FERRETLOVER1 11/29/2011 7:29AM

    Congratulations on starting over again - that takes real courage! I know you can do this!!

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Thanksgiving Vacation

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sorry I have not been as active as I used to be.
During the summer time seemed endless.
When school started I was back in the fastlane time flew by.
I was glad to have Thanksgiving Vacation to relax.
My husband and I went to Falcon State Park camping.
The park in about 90 mins from our house.
I spent the week kayaking and trying to fish.
Some may remember that a young couple had some problems with border bandits at Falcon lake. I am happy to say that it was in a town north of the State park. Also we stayed close to the shore on the American side of the lake.
It is very hard to kayak, balance and fish at the same time.
I did not catch any fish but I had lots of fun.
We drove home for Thanksgiving then we went back to the park.
My 2 daughters just wanted to stay home and be with their cousins.
I saw some beautiful birds. Ospery catching fish, roadrunners, and javalines.
I think for Christmas I am going to look for a water proof camera because I would love to show you some of the pictures.
Just being 90 mins away with no tv, no phones and no computers I felt like I was in another world.

So dear friends I need to get back on track. The end of the year is almost here and I am going to lose weight sensibly.

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FERRETLOVER1 11/28/2011 7:00AM

    Welcome back! Take yourself in hand and get going again! You can do it!!

Looking forward to seeing those pictures once you buy a waterproof camera!

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DIDMIS 11/27/2011 11:10PM

    Glad you had a good safe time. Now back to the grind at school.
Take care of you and be careful where you go.

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MNNSAIDE 11/27/2011 10:05PM

    Glad you back as I mentioned earlier!

Glad you safe - gosh not a safe place to be at....

Next Christmas Vacations!!! lol emoticon

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When the going gets tough I eat chocolate

Monday, October 17, 2011

Quote of the day.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I really like this quote. For me it was easy to lose weight over the summer. I was not working and I could exercise and rest. Now I am working and dealing with the challenges of life. Stress, work, family, late nights, early mornings ect. I gained last week and I really had to take a look at myself and what I have been doing. Friday night pizzas after the football game. Going out to eat with friends ect. Yes I gained but I have not been committed to my healthy lifestyle. What did I do when the going got tough I ate cookies and chocolate?

No more.
I am recording what I eat.
I am measuring my food.
I am exercising every morning even for just 20 mins.
I will lose weight.
I will eat sugar free chocolate pudding, sugar free hot chocolate.

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FIREBALL_V 10/19/2011 2:52PM

    So proud of you!!! Way to get back on track. You are an inspiration! emoticon

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RAKYM1 10/18/2011 10:38AM

    Good for you. I miss ya!!!! Let's get back on track.

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DIDMIS 10/17/2011 10:35PM

    And you will make it to KOPS status again beautiful queen.

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ABBEMINE 10/17/2011 9:51PM

    Good for you. Keep up the good work and you can do it.

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My 1st massage

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I have always wanted a massage. I have seen the movies with women feeling wonderful after their massages. I have even read that massages help to lose weight. At our school Career Day we had some ladies from a local massage studio come. All summer I wanted to go but I just did not find the time. For my birthday a friend gave me a massage.
Yesterday I went. I have never had a massage so I did not know what to expect. I was lead to a room and asked to disrobe. Ms. Sanchez started to massage my neck I could feel the knots in my neck fade away. She proceeded down my back to my legs. She told me she could tell by all the knots I am on my feet all day. I could feel the knots as she tried to knead them away. I would like to say it felt great. It did not. It hurt or at least I could feel how sore the knots were. She would kneads the knots and I could feel them all. The studio was relaxing the music was soothing.

Today I feel better. My back does not hurt any more. My legs feel great. I would recommend a massage to anyone. I think I will go once a month and try to get those knots out. Ok now I am ready to go for my morning walk maybe I will walk 4 miles instead of my regular 3.

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MAYBER 9/14/2011 9:34PM

    Have been going to the chiropractor for my sciatica and part of his session was massage and it felt so good have been wanting to go just for a massage but have not done so your blog makes me think it is time to make an appointment one day at a time
Thank you and so glad you are doing well
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TREKPURRSON 9/13/2011 9:56PM

    Congrats on getting a massage! While I was working, they helped me keep my SANITY! As a former "regular massagee," I can offer you these tips: Only disrobe to your comfort level; Plan to start drinking LOTS of water earlier in the same day before you actually get the massage, and continue the rest of the day, to avoid feeling "flulike" symptoms (aids in flushing toxins). Try taking 2 Advil about 2-3 hours before, if you are feeeling really knotted--keeps you from feeling sore after the massage...Hope you don't have to wait another year for your next one! You deserve one every week, with everything on your "plate!" *GRIN* Keep Sparking! emoticon

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CARILOUIE 9/11/2011 5:22PM

    I love getting massages. I go about once a month to get all the gunk worked out of my legs. It's amazing how much better I feel afterwards!

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DIDMIS 9/11/2011 4:53PM

    I love massages. I only had one in my whole life. I need a husband to give me one. emoticon

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YJNANA 9/11/2011 2:20PM

    Becky, did they tell you to drink lots of water afterwards??
It releases a lot of Toxins and you need to flush them out with the water.
If you have too many toxins you will feel a bit like you have the flu.
Glad you had it and will be going back.
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MNNSAIDE 9/11/2011 2:06PM

    I'm glad you were able to get those knots out!

I am in so much pain with my back / shoulder / arms - well everything!

But I will NOT get a massage!!!
Don't want to take my clothes off
and don't want to be touched!!!!!!

My doctor even told me on one of my previous
visits (from one of my big falls) that I needed a massage.
He even gave me a number to call to make an appt.


I guess I will live in pain and take my muscle relain pills!!!!

My son used to help me with the ointments but he is away in
college now - I have to use my back scratch-er to reach those

Hugs my friend and sorry I took a lot of your space!

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ILLINITEACHER52 9/11/2011 1:34PM

  Once a month for a massage sounds great! I have not even gone once a year the past few years but I should really get back to going at least once every few months. It helps a lot!

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KIKI1066 9/11/2011 11:48AM

    Congrats on the massage! You definately deserve it!

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P.E teacher/librarian extraordinaire

Thursday, August 25, 2011

This year is going to be the best year of my life.
I have been an elementary librarian for 19 years, 1st grade teacher for 7.
This was the first year I started school with no crying babies. WooHoo.

2 years ago I started my weight loss journey again for the hundredth time. But this time it was different I was older, my knees hurt and for the 1st time I was at a middle school. I had been moved to a Middle School and I did not have the energy to learn how to deal with middle school kids. I needed a change. I joined Sparkpeople and I got serious. I lost 40 pounds by the end of the year. I was playing vollyball and basketball with 6th graders and I had energy. Wow.

This year I have been moved to a 5th and 6th grade campus. I find myself having to help out the P.E teacher outside with the students. The 6th graders come to the library for 1/2 hour and outside for 1/2 hour. In 100 degree heat it is perfect.

But my most fun is with the class I have to take outside while the coach eats. We play basketball. The kids say "Are we going to play today it is so much fun." The girls play because I am playing. The boys want me to play. The boys are still shorter than me so I can sometimes get the ball. I can catch the ball and pass it. I can run and steal the ball. OK so I can not shoot but that is OK. The best part is I am getting in my exercise in the middle of the day. After 1/2 hours outside they are happy to come to the library and " cool off with a good book."

Many Nay Sayers may say how can an old librarian keep up with young kids.
Well I can. I have lost 63lbs since that day 2 years ago.
I still have some to lose but I know I can do it.

In the summer I walked daily, swam and I kept losing. I challenged myself to be out in the heat of Texas. I got my body used to exercising in the warm days. Now I can go out and not die of heat stroke. I am not a librarian who is just about books. I can have fun tooo.

I hope this year I will be an inspiration to my students to show them that anyone can do anything. P.E coach/librarian extraordinaire it is just another day for me.

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TREKPURRSON 9/1/2011 8:00PM

    Wow, your story is so inspirational and we have several things in common: I am a recently retired elementary school librarian from your sweltering neighbor state of Louisiana, who is also in TOPS. I am restarting TOPS and SP after being away from both for about 5 years. Love your blogs! Can I add you as a SP friend? I also love Star Trek and cats, hence my handle Trekpurrson. My real name is Robyn. What's yours? Hoping for a buddy--Robyn emoticon

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MNNSAIDE 8/26/2011 9:24PM

    Can't believe your out there!

You know my situation - Praise God they were just joking
as I am not used to these Texas heat.

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LEAH-MARIE58 8/26/2011 5:40PM

    You have accomplished so much. Your blog is VERY inspiring.

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Reading your blog really helps me. I know I can do it, too.

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IWUNDER 8/26/2011 9:24AM

    Becky, This is great!! emoticon

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FERRETLOVER1 8/26/2011 8:55AM

    All I can say is... emoticon

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DIDMIS 8/25/2011 11:08PM

    emoticonBecky. Just don't call yourself old. That would make me ancient and I'm not even old most of the time. emoticon
I'm glad you can get in your exercise and call it work.

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MSCANELA 8/25/2011 10:19PM

  WOW! How inspiring! wonderful! Good for you!
Thank you for sharing!

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