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Great breakfast and abandoned capris

Sunday, March 25, 2012

So I made myself a wonderful mushroom, onion, cheese omlet with a side of tomatoes (300 cal). I am 21 lbs down total and fit into a pair of capris that I haven't touched in a very long time. The picture looks kind of strange because Chris is so much taller than me.

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SNEVIL1 3/25/2012 10:20PM

    Thanks:) i cld feel myself walking with better posture today. The confidence from the capris seemed to spread all over my day.

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MNCYCLIST 3/25/2012 9:03PM


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    If I liked omlets, I'd say that looks like a good one! Congrats on your weight loss and being able to wear those capris!


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LEN_VERSION32 3/25/2012 3:05PM


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Reflecting on my quote in the Spark book...

Saturday, March 24, 2012

So I remember years ago being contacted about them using a quote from me in the Spark book, but I am just getting around to buying the book. I started reading it and stumbled upon my quote on pg 32 of the book. My words really stood out to me and caused a lot of self-reflection...

"I personally started last summer and HATED working out. Now I find exercising very enjoyable and just signed up for my first triathlon! I never thought that was possible. I was the girl who couldn't run the mile in gym class, and the teacher just finally stopped timing. But with SparkPeople it has become fun. I look forward to working out, and it ahs become part of my day. I look forward to future challenges, and I now know that I can accomplish anything. ANYTHING! Why should athleticism be reserved for only an elite few? If I can make it this far, then you can, too!"

Seeing this quote made me stop and re-read it a few times. I had forgotten how I was feeling when I was at that place in my life and the amount of drive that I had. I never ended up doing the triathlon, but I am proud of myself for pushing myself past where I thought my potential was. I was taking risks and trying new things. Seeing this quote also ironically comes at an interesting time. I just started working out again and don't particularly care for it lol. I was also ironically looking this morning at essays I had my students write at the beginning of the year as to what factors were standing in their way of being successful and what they were going to do to turn themselves around (at that point almost all of them were failing Alg 1). I was going to print those essays out for them and give them back to them next week. I was telling another teacher this morning that nothing is more motivating than their own words of encouragement and their own plans on how to be successful that they developed a few months ago. Then I happened to read my own quote from a few years ago. What is more motivating than my own words? I clearly got myself going, even though I had started with nothing at the beginning of this journey years ago.... so it is definitely possible to do it again. What an interesting experience to start this wonderful saturday... my first saturday with absolutely no obligations, plans, or schedules. I am loading Rosetta Stone and reading more of the Spark book. It's funny how the world works sometimes.

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SNEVIL1 3/24/2012 3:22PM

    Im not used to no plan weekends. I teach hs during the week and then bartend and tutor on weekends. I was also the jv wrestling coach from nov/dec until a few weeks ago. It is so nice to be able to have some me time

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KLWALDON 3/24/2012 3:14PM

    How neat! I think you have an excellent point! Your words are motivating, not only to you, but to many! I found those quotes great as I read the book.

Aren't those Saturdays (where there are no plans) the best?! Enjoy!

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Learning something new today...

Friday, March 23, 2012

So I went to Barnes and Noble to support our school's fundraiser and decided to get Rosetta Stone Spanish!! I am SOO excited! By the time we go to Puerto Rico this summer I am going to be great in Spanish. It's fun to learn new things:)


Fabulous dinner

Thursday, March 22, 2012

So when Chris got back from vacation he had a lot of pictures of pinchos (kabobs). I made a puerto rican inspired dinner. I have to say it was one of my best dinners:)

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SNEVIL1 3/23/2012 5:57AM

    For steak you rub it with veg oil and season with mccormicks montreal steak seasoning. For this chicken i used mccormicks mesquite seasoning (powder mix).

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IILAAD65 3/23/2012 3:09AM


I am inspired to do this if the weather is good this weekend. Any special marinades??? ( I can always use grilling help!)


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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wow, i had forgotten how much i dislike doing weights at the gym lol. I am much weaker than 3 yrs ago. I was only doing 10 lbs on shoulder presses and i still can barely lift my arms above my head lol. Hope i see some results soon.

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SNEVIL1 3/22/2012 8:35PM

    My body didnt feel too bad today, but this evening i am definitely feeling it. Especially in my chest and shoulders. So ready for bed lol

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MENNOLY 3/22/2012 8:19AM

    The secret is consistency. Get to the gym at least twice a weak and do your best. You will get stronger

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SNEVIL1 3/21/2012 8:15PM

    I know right! I had even tried starting where i had started back then, but i cldnt do it. Lol i cld barely wash my hair in the shower! !! Haha

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HDHAWK 3/21/2012 7:56PM

    It took me a while to get back into the groove. When I first started exercising again, even the treadmill seemed like torture. I couldn't believe how much strength and stamina I had lost. It didn't take me as long as I thought it would to start feeling stronger. I guess that will teach us to stop working out!

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