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I have a few spare moments this morning!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Haven't found much time to blog this month since starting the new school year. My plan is working great, though, and I'm so happy. This year I don't go in the staff room at all, except just to quickly check my mail cubby in the morning, and right before I leave. I eat my lunch in front of a computer, where I plan my next day's menu. This makes it so I don't have to take the time to do that in the evenings.

I taught my second money management class in Spanish last night, and it went very well. This time 5 students showed up, instead of just one like last week. I am teaching them about how to create and use a budget. After class I got to thinking about how SparkPeople has been like a budget for me, only in the eating/exercise department. I have my "spending categories": grams of fat, protein, carbs, and calories, and I have my "income": calories burned and minutes of exercise logged. It makes it so easy and so freeing, just like a money budget allows you to do the things you want and have planned for without feeling guilty. For example, I can take a few minutes this morning to blog because I have already done all my exercise required for the week, so I don't have to feel guilty about not using this time to go on another walk. I love it!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DIETER27 9/20/2013 2:02PM

  happy your Spanish class went well. You are right keeping track on my food and exercise is like having a budget. Have a nice weekend! God bless you.

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ELMA1913 9/20/2013 12:11PM

    So glad that your Spanish class went well - and you are right - keeping track of my food and exercise is like having a budget.
I am so happy for you that you are finding what works for you at school. I wish my husband would have stayed out of the staff room when he taught - and out of the kitchen too! The cooks were just way too generous in trying to "spoil" him. lol
Glad to see your update. Have a great weekend.

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EVIE4NOW 9/20/2013 11:56AM

  love spark's tracking tools.

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