Saturday, August 22, 2009
Today I am going to record a one pound weight loss.
I am very happy about it. Next week I want to make it 2 lbs.
I can do it!
Friday, August 21, 2009
Today I told the students they would be getting picked up in an hour and I heard some of them say, "Oh, I want to stay longer." "I don't want to go home yet." Comments to that effect. They had worked hard all day. We had math, phonics, reading, printing class, and Religion. We have no specials on Friday. They are with me all day except for 2 recesses. I even eat lunch with them.
The mother of two of my former students, who has 4 children either attending or they have graduated from our school, had her kidney removed yesterday and it was given to her husband. What a selfless gift that is to give!
So, at the end of the day today we made them get well soon cards to cheer them up as they recover. We have also been praying for them.
That is what I love about teaching in a Cathoic school. We get to pray together, go to Mass together, and we can talk about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, Mary, and all of the saints and angels in heaven.
When someone is sick or has died we can pray for them together. Isn't that nice? And believe me when I say I believe in the power of prayer and its healing power. I think my young students have very powerful prayers.
If you need a prayer, just leave it on my page and my students and I will keep your intentions in our prayers!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I found Celestial Seasonings Green Tea with Blueberries and Green Tea with Lemon at the Grocery Outlet Store. My son loves the green tea with blueberries. I just made the green tea with lemon yesterday so we'll see if he likes it.
I usually make sun tea in a big jar. Living in Phoenix makes this easy in the summer. Just fill up the jar, put the teabags in, and put it in the sun for a bit. Sometimes I brew it.
I have this really neat Tupperware tumbler with a lid. The lid has a straw hole that reseals when you put a straw into it. If it tips over it never spills or leaks. It's great! It holds 16 oz. of water or tea. I usually drink herbal tea, sometimes green tea. I've tried decaf green tea. I once heard decaf coffee isn't good for you but I don't know about decaf tea.
I just refill and drink my Tupperware 3 more times during the day and I have my 8 cups of water completed. I drink water more than tea I have to say.
Monday, August 17, 2009
There is a children's book "Harold and the Purple Crayon" written and illustrated by Crockett Johnson. It first came out in 1955. It's still a popular children's book. It's about this boy who starts drawing what he wants to see and where he wants to go or where he wants to be. I love the part where he draws a hot air balloon and goes for a ride. Wouldn't it be fun to draw a picture around yourself? A picture of where you'd like to be. We'd all want to draw Hawaii or Cancun. Somewhere to relax and enjoy ourselves. Or maybe draw a camel to ride among the pyramids of Egypt or sail on an big sailing ship in New York Harbor or swim with dolphins in the Pacific or Manatees near Florida. There are so many things that would be so much more fun to do than go to work day in and day out.
I'd love to draw a picture of myself eating healthy foods, exercising, and losing weight without any obstacles along the way. Just a straight path to weightloss. Easy and uncomplicated. I'd eat healthy foods, exercise, and a scale would appear and I'd be 2 lbs. less each week with no challenge. Unfortunately, that is not the way it works.
Even Harold found this out. He drew an apple tree and added a "terribly frightening dragon" to stand guard over the apples. He was so unnerved by his dragon that his hand shook which caused the crayon to draw an ocean. Before he knew it, he was drowning but he came up and quickly drew a boat to climb into.
If I had Harold's purple crayon, no matter the circumstances, and if I kept my wits about me, I could "draw" myself out of a dangerous situation. Put a dessert in front of me and I could draw it being demolished by a big dog. If I was too tired or lazy to exercise I could draw a bike trail along a beautiful scenic view along with a brand new style of bike I've always wanted and suddenly I'd feel motivated to jump on that bike and take off.
For me, right now, SparkPeople is my crayon and I'm using it to draw myself a new lifestyle. It isn't always easy but it is always there for me. I can use it to make postitive changes in my life. It won't work without my hand and my imagination. I have the tools to succeed. I have to take advantage of them each and every day.
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