I'm a teacher, as those of you who have read earlier blogs might have surmised, and this year has been a tough one so far. New school; new subjects (algebra, which I've never taught before, and 8th grade science, ditto); some tough kids (trying ... Read more
So, is it a good thing or a bad thing that I keep coming back to SP? Both, I think: Good that I keep coming back (so clearly I know what I need to do); bad that I don't continue with it when I should!
BUT! This time I have hel... Read more
Day four of My New Goals: from EEEP to YUM!
I had REALLY weird dreams last night, so I ended up getting up late this morning. Consequently, though I did set up my dinner in the crock pot and packed my lunch, I decided to stop at McDonald's for breakfast. This was not my smartest move; I c... Read more
Two steps forward.... one step back.
So. I ate like crap today.
We had a day-long training at work, and there was a lot of Bad Stuff on the table. I gave in to the mini-donuts, and the mini-candy bars, and the pretzel rounds. And my boss treated us to lunch... at Godfather's ... Read more
Day 2, on track.
Okay, so I haven't exercised. But I HAVE followed my other goals: I've tracked my food and stayed under my calorie limit; I've been staying on top of my stuff at work; and here I am, blogging again. I even have been doing some cleaning I've been... Read more
It's hard to get back on the horse after falling off.
I've been looking back over my last few (incredibly sporadic) blog posts, and I'm noticing a trend: promising myself I was going to get back on track, and then not following through.
I did so well before. I lost fifty pounds--FIFTY POUNDS--... Read more
So it's 1:55 p.m. I'm on the clock at 6:45, which means I eat breakfast about 6 a.m. My lunch is over just about 11 a.m. I'm off the clock in twenty minutes. And I'm STARVING.
I do have healthy snack foods here--Fiber One bars, pre-portione... Read more
Norwescon! And getting back into the swing of things.
I went to Norwescon this weekend--a huge sci-fi and fantasy convention near Seattle and not far from where I live. About seven of us got together, shared two hotel rooms, and just generally had a BLAST. Panels and costumes and parties, oh my! (Y... Read more
I've gained FIFTEEN POUNDS.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, that's no lie. I got back on the Wii Fit today, and was horrified to realize that I've gained fifteen pounds from my lowest weight.
Now, here's the not-so-bad news: That's since September. So ... Read more
Two steps forward: I KNOW I can make this happen!
Okay, I'm done whining.
I'm done with feeling sorry for myself because I've backslid.
I'm done with staring at my Wii and thinking, "Y'know, I should probably get back on that."
I'm done with thinking, "But I've l... Read more
I need help.
I've fallen off the wagon--pretty thoroughly, and I need help.
I need encouragement to exercise and track.
I need reassurance that I'm not useless/worthless because I ate most of a coffee cake by myself (over three or four days, but st... Read more
Is it real food?
I've started making my own bread! I love it: not only the taste of "real" bread with no preservatives, but the fun of actually being in the kitchen, participating in this activity that's been a part of humanity for thousands and thousands of yea... Read more
New year, new condo, new ME.
Well. Been a while since I've been here. The last blog post I made was back in October... and I wasn't doing a whole lot then! But it's time to get back in the saddle now.
Back in September, I was pre-approved for a mortgage, and the last f... Read more
Wow. It's been more than a month since I blogged. And just over a month since I even logged my calories and exercised! September kicked my BUTT . . . but in a good way.
* I reached another goal: FIFTY POUNDS DOWN!
* I BOUGHT A CONDO. No ... Read more
Five hundred calories over. *sigh*
So, I had a bit of a splurge today. I ate well for breakfast and lunch, but then, instead of having my nice, healthy, well-within-my-calories dinner, I went out with my mom. And I had a chicken fried steak, with cornbread, mashed potatoes, gravy... Read more