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Getting energized

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Today I started school again.
This will be my 27th year as a teacher/librarian.
Every year I get so energized by meeting new people and seeing new students.
Many can not believe I have been in educations so long.
By the end of the school year I am tried and ready to leave the campus and the students behind.
But this is a new year. The kids will be older and I hope this year I can teach them more.
The teachers will be the same with some new ones. I look forward to meeting them.

Just like with weight loss. I have been trying to lose weight all my life. Some years are better than other years. Many years I have been just too tired to try to lose weight. I get frustrated and gain. Some years I just can not do anything to change it just seemed like all I could do and I would gain.. I am still going to keep trying.

I joined Sparkpeople and for me it get very motivated to hear about others journey. Every time someone new joins my team I am so happy to hear about their goals and trials.
I hit bumps in the road to weight loss but it is good to have friends to help me up.
I really look forward everyday to reading the blogs from the members on my teams. You all are an inspiration to me.

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NDTEACHER1 8/3/2012 8:13PM

    Are you a year round school?

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MNNSAIDE 8/3/2012 5:59AM

    I hear you on the beg and end of the year feelings!
Hope you have a better year No. 27th!
This will be my 29th year!

Have a good Friday - hope the AC is in working condition today.

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FERRETLOVER1 8/2/2012 7:35AM

    Thank you so much for being a teacher - it's a thankless job sometimes...but so vital to the success of our country!!

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NDTEACHER1 8/1/2012 9:08PM

    Wow!! You're back in school early. We start on the 21st, so not much time left for me either.

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I was hit by a car

Friday, July 27, 2012

This is a true story.
It is serious unlike many of my blogs.

Yesterday I was emoticonand a driver was stopped at a emoticon. My
Friend and I crossed at the cross walk. She rode her bike in front of the car and the drive was over whelmed with her beauty emoticon did not see me and he started to pull out and he hit me or at least my bike.

From years of walking and biking and knowing drivers do not look around I was prepared . I was able to jump off my bike to the side. The car did not touch me and my bike was not damaged. I did not call the police. I did chew out the young driver of the car. I could be a gold digger and got to many doctors for stress, x-rays, ect. I am sure I could find a lawyer to take the insurance company to the cleaners. Why? As a Christian I do not need money that way. I have my health. My bike is ok. No worries be happy.

My advice to everyone make eye contact with the driver before walking or biking in front of the car. My mother's advice wear less clothes so maybe they will look at me. emoticon

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 8/1/2012 9:18PM

    Glad you are ok, and your bike too, take care and hopefully tomorrow will be a better cycle day!!

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DIDMIS 8/1/2012 8:27PM

    Becky this is hoping you have a good year. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DUKETTE316 7/31/2012 11:16AM

    Wow! That would have been very scary. Good thing you were observant. I can't blame you for chewing the driver out. Hopefully this was a good lesson that they learned from as well!

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LKWQUILTER 7/28/2012 7:18PM

    Good blog. Glad everything was ok.

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YJNANA 7/28/2012 3:40PM

good blog
Glad you are ok, but just wear BRIGHT clothes :) not less LOL
People are so distracted these days with Cell phones, texting, and just in over load, they are not concentrating on being good Drivers.

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DDCLEADER 7/28/2012 12:08PM

    Glad that you are ok Becky I agree with Irene God did shine his face on you.

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PURPLELVR7 7/28/2012 10:45AM

    So glad you are fine, had to laugh a little at your mom's comment

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FERRETLOVER1 7/28/2012 9:03AM

    Thank goodness you were OK. Hopefully, you put the fear of God into that young driver.

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MAMASUDS 7/28/2012 4:24AM

    Your mom is cracking me up! Don't do that! Aferall, since when do we listen to our moms?
So glad that you are okay and glad that the driver learned the lesson with such a gracious person and before someone got seriously injured. Just another illustration as to why it is so important to wear a biking helmet.
Good advice from you about eye contact! We ride bike a lot and I am always telling my kids, "Make eye contact!"
Hoping you have a safe weekend!
Hugs and blessings!

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SUNNYWBL 7/28/2012 12:33AM

    I'm glad that you and your bike were safe!

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KNEEMAKER 7/27/2012 11:34PM

  Just wondering: Did you and your friend also stop at the stop sign. Legally in most states a biker must follow the same laws as the driver of any vehicle. Many bikers believe they have the right to not stop for anything and that is really dangerous. Just my observation and I am glad you were not seriously injured. emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 7/27/2012 11:28PM

    I love your mom's advance!!! Thank God you and your friend are ok.

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JUDYAMK 7/27/2012 11:10PM

    Praise the Lord you are safe!!!

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SCOTMAMA 7/27/2012 11:07PM

    Good thinking, your fast reflexes saved the day! Still, when you think back on it, it had to be a scary incident, and it could have ended much differently.

So glad to hear you (and your bike) wasn't hurt.

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DIDMIS 7/27/2012 11:04PM

    God was with you and his emoticon's surrounded you. Be careful my friend.

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SUNSHINE99999 7/27/2012 10:59PM

  I'm glad you are okay. I hope your weekend is great.

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JACKIE542 7/27/2012 10:56PM

    It's good to be cautious. Glad you are ok. I really love your mothers advice. Take care. emoticon

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SMOKYBLUE1 7/27/2012 10:54PM

    Thank God you and friend are ok. I am also a biker and one day I almost got hit 4 times. My Angel was working over time that day. Sorry if I wear less clothes, the driver will probably have a heart attack and hit me. emoticon

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MWHITE0527 7/27/2012 10:47PM

    Nice reflexes! :)

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Last night I was attacked

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Last night as I was finishing my walk. I went by a little store and I was attacked a Hershey bar. It is true I think maybe I was just overwhelmed with heat and it just jumped into my mouth. Tonight I am not going by that store.

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KLABELL 8/1/2012 10:40PM

    I am having trouble with the hershey drops....they are wonderful and awful. keep at it, you can do it emoticon

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    What a great image! However, we all have to remember that we are way, way bigger than our attackers. (sort of like elephants & mice). Snacks and treats just fight dirty, getting in under our skin and trying to convince us that eating them is our own idea! We shall prevail! emoticon

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MAYBER 7/24/2012 9:26PM

    Thanks for the light hearted blog
Put a smile on my face
Happens to us all
One day at a time
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MNNSAIDE 7/24/2012 9:58AM

    So where is the first person that got attacked now??? lol

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CSDAYS 7/24/2012 9:15AM

    I can relate but my problem will be after weigh-in tonight but that is usual for me.

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NDTEACHER1 7/23/2012 11:32PM

    Hmmmm...there must be a rash of chocolate attacks.. The same thing happened to me. We will have to be vigilant and keep up our guard for rogue chocolate!

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LKWQUILTER 7/23/2012 6:31AM

    That Hersey bar must have some kin folks in my pantry--they will attack me sometimes too. lol

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TECAVINESS 7/22/2012 9:38PM

    Got you too. The Mini Reeses Peanut Butter cups ganged up on me. I put up a valiant fight but they were just too strong and I was overcome. Thank goodness there were only a few in the bag!

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MNNSAIDE 7/22/2012 7:27PM

    Update: Mr. Lactose is now on Probation....

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MNNSAIDE 7/22/2012 7:25PM

    Last night and the night before and the night before that Lactose has been attacking me and it has won every time. emoticon

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DIDMIS 7/22/2012 7:16PM

    Last night a big bowl of peach cobbler with ice cream tried to attack me but it did not win. 18 days without sweet and I took my candy to church this morning to give away. I did not eat a piece. Come on Becky emoticon

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PAMNANGEL 7/22/2012 6:55PM

    It happens. The other night I was mugged by some Tootsie Roll midges. Luckily there were only 3 or 4, so they didn't do much damage. Personally I think the Giant Pixie Sticks were behind it.

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Can it get any hotter

Friday, July 20, 2012

I got up late today so it was 10am before I went walking. It was a very beautiful day at South Padre Island so I walked and enjoyed. When I got home 2 hours later I found out that there is a heat advisory out. I felt great I am glad I took water with me and I was at the beach at least walking in the sand. Saturday I am going to try to get going earlier. I just have to get out of bed.

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MNNSAIDE 7/21/2012 6:22PM

    How long will you be at the Beach this weekend?
I still need to go before I die or until schools starts up!!!
I have not been in years - way to long when I used to go
all the time.

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FERRETLOVER1 7/21/2012 9:15AM

    This weather is simply crazy!!

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Drink lots and lots of emoticon

Be very careful in the emoticon

Exercise early before it gets too hot emoticon

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SUNNYLIFE72 7/20/2012 9:05PM

  Thanks for the snowman goodie! That was cute and much appreciated. =)

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SUNNYLIFE72 7/20/2012 8:48PM

  I hear you - I push to get my walk completed 1st thing in the morning. At the latest, I want to be finished by 9am due to the heat. Do you carry a water bottle with you? Or do you bring something with you to carry it in?
Keep up the good work!

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Is the scale a liar?

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

As I step on the scale I whisper
Scale scale on the floor
Give me a numbed I will adore.

At my weekly weigh in I think it is
Russian rulet.
I came back from a road trip. I was mad at myself because I had gained 10lbs.
So many of my Spark friends wrote it is s just water weight but I knew the ice cream I had eaten the gummy worms and the taffy.
SO in the last 5 day I have walked 4-6 miles in the morning then 3 at night. NOT as a punishment but t o get to back in shape and to enjoy the last days of my vacation.
I can do this.

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DIDMIS 7/27/2012 11:44PM

    Just wanted to say the scale does not lie unless it is defective.

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NDTEACHER1 7/19/2012 11:31PM

    So easy to put it on and takes twice as long to take it off, not fair!

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FLASHJUSTFLASH 7/18/2012 12:36PM

    Have you ever tried using a camera to record your eating when you are away from home? Just to make sure you aren't eating things just because you think no one's watching? The camera remembers everything!!!

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MNNSAIDE 7/18/2012 11:04AM

    Save one walk for me!!!! Frontera or Estero
But I walk emoticon and look for emoticon

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FERRETLOVER1 7/18/2012 7:04AM

    Don't over do the exercise - just get back to your sensible routines and you will be just fine!

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CARL-ASCHLUGE 7/18/2012 1:18AM

    You are correct when you say you can do this!

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LADYHAWK1985 7/17/2012 11:53PM

    I wish you well but dont push to hard you can do more damage than good if you do to much at once, I use to be an athlete and I would see people work out with injuries or just push to hard and end up being out of play for a while because of the pain, but I do understand the want to feel and look better, you can do it though and btw congratulations for not making excuses and just deciding that you were gonna do it. emoticon

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HOTPINKCAMARO49 7/17/2012 11:27PM

  emoticon You go, girl! emoticon

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