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Back in time for the Spark Solution Challenge

Friday, June 21, 2013

For those of you who were wondering where I've been, I posted a picture that pretty much sums it up. As any teacher knows, the last couple of months of the school year are simply about survival and making it to vacation. I had a good school year, the kids were relatively good, but still, once spring break hit, we all were pretty much done.
So I didn't keep up with my SparkPeople activities, but I tried to eat more or less healthy and go swimming a few times a week. I didn't lose any weight in the past 2 months, but I only gained about one or two back, and that might just be normal fluctuation. 15 pounds lost since November, not bad.
I had blood tests and went to the doctor; except for my triglycerides (too many carbs), all is well. My A1c, which tells you how well you've been managing your blood sugar if you're diabetic, is 7.2; the goal is 7.0 or below, and in November it was 7.7, so I'm almost there; cholesterol is fine, too. Surprising considering how crazy the last couple of months were. If I can do that well under stress, I should do awesome during the summer. Except for a one-week, 2 hr. kids' class, I'm not working; I've decided that money is nice, but my health is more important. If I'm down to my goal weight by next May, I might teach summer school next year, but definitely not now.
I've decided to join the Spark Solution Challenge; I might not be able to follow all the meal plans, but I'll definitely be able to do the exercise. Who else is participating?
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    You are so right about the survival mode of teachers! You did well maintaining your weight. I'm looking forward to summer to try some new Spark recipes. I'm doing the challenge. I'm browsing the recipes and making my shopping list so I'm ready! Have a great day and keep Sparking!
    1729 days ago
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