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    AWOOD1973   11,141
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Reflecting...

Friday, August 12, 2011

Well, school is coming really quickly for my children. It has been a really fun summer with them, now that they are getting a little older. We spent countless times at the pool, and doing things pretty close to home. My daughters will be starting a brand new school this year that focuses on Environmental Education, so they get to go on campouts (something that I did with that very same school as a child), so they are super geared up for this year!

I am ready, but not so ready for the routine that we about to get into next week. My stomach has butterflies for my girls, as I am just as excited for them, as they are about going. I don't think that my son has realized that by next Wednesday, we will be going from sleeping till 9, to getting up at 7. That's going to be quite the rude awakening! Haha!

There are things that I am ready for, as we jump back into our school year and they are as follows...

-Starting my projects around the home (that are better done when there aren't little hands getting in the middle, like painting).

-Getting back into my workout routine (since I won't have to fight over my tv that I am doing it on).

-Getting more sleep, and making it more of a priority (as I know that the lack there of, can have a wicked effect on weight loss).

-Taking in more "me" time, and doing things that I love (and hate, like going to the grocery store without 3 kiddos in tow).

I am looking forward to just getting back into things...I am sooo close to OneDerland that I can taste it, I just need to push myself and not let any excuses get into the way.

Thanks to all of my SparkBuddies that are helping me along in my journey. I couldn't have made it this far (21.5lbs lost since I started all of this in 2008), without you! Glad we are all on this "ride" together! Makes it all that much more enjoyable and interesting! emoticon
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NOTHIN2IT 8/12/2011 1:41PM

    I understand completely! For me it is bittersweet every year. I'm ready for them to go back...but yet, I'm not.
I am glad you will be able to start getting more sleep though. I worry about you!!
Sounds like the new school will be great. I'm sure they will have a fun year!
I know it won't be long until you reach one-derland! You can do it!!! emoticon

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FANGFACEKITTY 8/12/2011 9:47AM

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BACKINNB 8/12/2011 8:31AM

    emoticon I completely understand the whole love-hate relationship with back to school. I want some of the routine back, exercise definitely easier, but don't really want the early morning need to get moving back......
emoticon I am happy to have met you and that we can encourage each other here on Spark. It truly is a great tool for our journey to health and weightloss. Last night I read a blog that compared pounds lost to chickens.....Her theory was based on chickens weigh about 2lbs.....going with that, imagine yourself almost with 11 chickens (total weightloss almost 22lbs). Pretty crazy ain't it? Keep up the great work, we will be celebrating your arrival in ONE-derland VERY soon!

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