In the summer I love being outside
here is a picture with a friend of mine at the beach
She is an inspiration to me because she has lost over 70lbs and she maintains healthy eating habits.
So for me the summer is over.
I am back to work and the restful naps are a forgotten memory.
This summer I lost 20lbs.
I am going to try to lose 30lbs before the end of the the year.
I know for me I have to eat 1200cals and exercise everyday.
In the morning it is hard to get up at 5:30am to walk on the treadmill but I know I have to do it.
Today was my day of rest. I enjoyed the afternoon nap.
This was a birthday week for me.
Starting with mine and then my youngest daughter. For me we had steak and cake. I must admit that I did have my cake but I went for a 3 mile walk afterwards. I had saved my calories knowing what I would eat and I enjoyed it. The next day I had the cake for supper. This has been the only cake in a long time. I enjoyed my birthday and the cake.
Today to celebrate my daughter's B-day we went to Olive Garden. I ordered the Apricot Chicken 290 cals
I had the lunch serving. Yum
and minestrone soup 100 cals.(2 bowls)
I am glad I did my research before I went. I used Sparkpeople and I went to the restaurant site to get the calories of each meal.
I did not have the bread 140cals per piece and I did not eat the salad 190 cals.
I spent about 500 cals for the meal. I was very happy and full with the meal.
Olive Garden's Venetian Apricot Chicken and the Minestrone soup recipe is on Sparkpeople.
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.
This is a true story.
It is serious unlike many of my blogs.
Yesterday I was and a driver was stopped at a . 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 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.
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.