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Family Values

Monday, July 25, 2011

I am blessed to have such a large, friendly (and good-looking) family.
This past weekend was filled with family, fun, and (you guessed it), FOOD!
Saturday's picnic was a BBQ dinner at the park and games to boot...the gala later that evening...roast beef, roasted chicken, scalloped potatoes, green beans, ...you get the picture!

The point I'm trying to make...I OVERLY indulged! emoticon
So, this morning I powerwalked for 90minutes a total of 5 miles.

Even though I value spending time with my family, I have to value my health so I can be around for them with many family reunions to come.
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AKAFIT 7/26/2011 10:05AM

    That is so true. We can lose sight of the BIG picture some times when we are around our family. However, love that you got right back in the game IMMEDIATELY!

Did I fail to mention that you are ROCK STAR emoticon

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KAYATLANTA2010 7/25/2011 9:24PM

    So glad you enjoyed your family and are still taking care of you!!!
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LAURIEWY 7/25/2011 6:27PM

    Glad you enjoyed your reunion. Sounds like you are already back on track and getting back in the grove. Great job!

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STLOUISWOMAN 7/25/2011 6:03PM

    Sounds like a fun weekend. Congratulations on following it up with the walking to get rid of some of those extra - bet they tasted goooood - calories. Hope you have lots more of opportunities like that one.
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BROWNIEISLANDER 7/25/2011 5:47PM

    You Enjoyed....And then followed up by doing the right thing lol
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Maybe it's my profession..but I'm taking it personal- not literally!

Friday, July 15, 2011

As the team leader for of Pretty Girls Team, I scrolled through the members and realized how many of my sorority sisters are MIA. Maybe it's because I'm a teacher or perhaps it's because I am always wishing the best for EVERYONE. I am a bit disappointed and want to bring my precious pearls back. So if you hear me out there pretty girls....Come back!!!

  
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DYA177 7/21/2011 9:59PM

    I'm not part of your pretty girl team,


But hollering cause I'm PRETTY!!!

HOLLAR

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LADYMACK24 7/21/2011 1:22AM

    You can lead a camel to water, but you can't make them drink or drink for them.

You are an inspiration to many. Keep doing what you are doing.

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AKAFIT 7/19/2011 12:54PM

    Soror, just keep on doing what you are doing. I have the same issues with my team as well. I just try to continue to keep myself motivated and keep those motivated who desire to participate. The rest is out of our control.

You are doing a fantastic job and don't forget it! MUAH emoticon

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TEXASLYNN 7/15/2011 5:33PM

    Lots of folks are taking vacations, it seems.

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ACCT1908 7/15/2011 3:34PM

    PRESENT!!!!! emoticon

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Walked...walked...aching...ACHING!

Monday, July 11, 2011

So it's been a minute since I emoticon on the beach.
Perhaps the left knee feels as if it should have done something different.
Should I have consulted with her first???
WHATEVA!
So now she wants to wine and complain, "Hey heifer! Why ya gotta put so much stress on me? Can we just sit and watch the seagulls? Ya right one has always got to be right! I like to have my own agenda sometimes. You know how it is!"

ME: Look! We've been throough this already! When you keep pressuring me to slow down, I want to emoticon This could put me in emoticon of not maintaining. Haven't we worked hard to get fit and trim?

Left knee: Okay. Just let me relax now and I'll try to behave tomorrow during strength training...deal?

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Right knee: Don't trust her!

  
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WALKWITME 7/14/2011 2:16PM

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take is easy on them knees.

try stretching more.

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AKAFIT 7/13/2011 3:59PM

    Girl, you have and your knees have some serious issues. Too funny! Thank you for giving me some humor in my recovery.

Love you Soror emoticon emoticon

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BOMBCHELL23 7/13/2011 5:45AM

    Way too funny! Thank you for brightening my day! You are such a joy!

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SPARKLE1908 7/12/2011 9:03AM

    LOL.... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ERICA071678 7/11/2011 12:53PM

    TOOOOOOOOOOOOO FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!

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Bringing Out the Best In Others

Saturday, July 02, 2011

"The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own." - Benjamin Disraeli (British statesman)

After reading this quote, I thought about how this truly applies to me (especially being a teacher). We should all strive to inspire those who have potential (we all do) so that not only does the next person gain an appreciation for untapped talents, but we feel good knowing that we were inspiration for others' successs.
Feels good doing this on a daily basis. emoticon

  
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NEWATTITUDE2010 7/3/2011 11:20AM

  You are so right soror! What a blessing we receive when we help others to see their gifts.

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JULIETEXAS 7/3/2011 3:22AM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing!

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MJREIMERS 7/2/2011 11:24PM

    From one teacher to another, you are so right! Inside the classroom that quote is easy to live by. However, I know that I could do better living it outside the classroom!

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SPARKLE1908 7/2/2011 11:02PM

    Love the quote!!!!

Yes, these are words to live by!

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Traveling from Orlando to Philly...tracking???

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Since I planned to keep track of my calories and fitness MOST of the trip, I just knew I'd do better...wrong! I have eaten myself into oblivion for no reason whatsoever! Dayum shame...

So I have decided to step up my fitness a notch or two. I certainly will not beat myself up about it nevertheless.

Orlando was my family reunion trip...earlier today I arrived in Philly for the ISTE conference (technology "work-related" conference).

  
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SPOKENWORD 7/1/2011 12:25PM

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AKAFIT 6/30/2011 10:56AM

    Hey, all you can do is start from TODAY. I am proud that you at least attempted to keep track of what foods you were eating. And, you didn't go into the mindless eating spell.

So, although things didn't go completely as planned, you planned to WIN and that is a W by anybody's estimate.

Keep up the good work momma.

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MRSRUBLE 6/27/2011 9:49PM

    Family Reunion, really you thought you could track all that home cooked food. Even if you tired honey you would probably be wrong, you know there is always a pinch of this, and a pinch of that in those meals. You are right all you can do is step up the workouts. Maybe a brisk walk in the morning and evening could do the trick. Don't worry about what you eat when you travel just do the best you can and get back on track when you return, part of traveling is enjoying the food! Enjoy life you only live once! emoticon

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LAURIEWY 6/27/2011 1:39PM

    Keep positive! Summers are the hardest for me just for this reason. Reunions, work trips, family trips.....I plan to be good and know what I want to do, but often my will power is too weak. But we pick our selves up and dust off and move forward again. Keep working at it and stay upbeat!

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SPARKLE1908 6/27/2011 9:26AM

    Glad you are keeping a positive outlook...you'll be back on track in no time!

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MISSLISA1973 6/27/2011 7:00AM

    I was noticing this morning all my SparkFriends having mentions that they have lost more pounds. I told my husband, "I'm not going to lose any after the way I've been eating!" I guess we just have times of our lives when it's harder than others. Traveling is definitely one of those times. You'll be eating right again in no time!
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