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Small mercies

Saturday, August 04, 2007

We had Kids Day Camp at the language school this past week. It's a chance for the kids to have fun and learn some English in a fun setting. For me, it's a nice change from the usual business English lessons for adults. I taught the kids on M, Th and Fr. While it's fun, it's also exhausting and, when the sessions were over in the afternoon, I found myself being "mouth hungry". I had packed my lunches, but still had this urge to snack. The leftovers from the kids' snacks were there on the table in the teacher's room --- and I indulged. But, fortunately, the leftovers were radishes one day and carrot sticks the next! Someone's watching out for me.

After a good 9 hours sleep last night, I'm feeling much fitter this morning. I might even say "yes" when they ask me to do the next day camp at the end of August.

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ANGELWOOD 8/7/2007 10:55AM

    Way to go, Teacher Michelle!!! Woohoo!!! :) Thanks for the visit to my blog. Yeah, I'm quite busy now that I took the extra newswriting job again. Just when I was trying to follow a daily schedule, I now have to sleep at 1 or 2 am, and get up at 6 am. Thanks for the advice about the numbness. My sis-in-law's a doctor. I will ask her.

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Just realized...

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

How much I look like my Mom in that new photo! I seem to look more and more like her as I lose weight.

Getting ready to start a new strength training challenge in August. I'm still tracking food and exercise on a daily basis. And I'm still on a plateau of sorts, but I've just decided to enjoy the view from up here on the way to the next valley. :)

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HEALTHE_LEN 7/31/2007 7:30PM

    michelle, you astound and inspire me with your positivity. =)

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16 Over

Thursday, July 26, 2007

For the first time since joining SP, I'm over my calorie limit! By 16 calories! Our home group had a cookout this evening. Think I should have skipped that last piece of watermelon? ;) Just had to share that...

Bumped my knee today - I seem to be rather clumsy lately and I'm wondering if it's my body getting used to this new weight, or if I'm overtired - or just clumsy lately. Nothing serious - I should still be able to go for our long Nordic walking tour on Saturday. The weather forecast is looking good, too!


A little wink from heaven?

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Last week I ordered a blouse as a reward for losing 25 pounds and for being on SP for 90 days. It's from Jack Wolkskin and it's made of superlightweight "nano" material that breathes with you - perfect for outdoor exercise. Today, I went to pick up and the price had gone down 11 euros! So not only did I get the shirt but I had 11 euros to add to my Spark "Jar"1!

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HEALTHE_LEN 7/24/2007 8:29PM

    whoo hoo, go michelle! so what's the spark jar for? future rewards? what a blessing... it's a happy sign that soon enough you'll be able to come back in for another - maybe smaller - blouse. =)

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TKLINKEN 7/24/2007 4:06PM

    A Spark Jar is a great idea. I'm not so great about rewarding myself. I think if I did something like that I might reward myself more often. Meeting specific goals doesn't seem to get me to thank myself for doing a great job.

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Ouch - SchleimbeutelentzŁndung

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

On the way from the tram to the language school this morning, I slipped sideways off the heel of my summer sandals. No big deal, I thought. But an hour later, I started having some pain in my hip. By the time I left to go home at 4PM, I could hardly walk. Thank the Lord I was able to get in to see the doctor who diagnosed a "SchleimbeutelentzŁndung" - German for bursitis in the hip. You could also do a very loose translation and call it a "slime bag inflammation" which pretty much describes how I feel about it, and about having to miss my gym workout today. The doctor gave me a shot and a prescription for some cream, and said I might be able to work out as soon as tomorrow...that's what I'm praying for.

On the other hand, maybe this was a hint from the Lord to slow down a bit. So I'm taking that to heart this evening and heading to bed early. We're about to have one of our gorgeous summer sunsets, so I'll go out on the balcony to enjoy that first.


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