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I'm Back!
Wednesday, October 07, 2015      7 comments

I didn't realize that it's been almost a year since my last blog entry. Wow, how time flies. A few things have changed in that year: new job, new gym membership, new health concerns, etc. I'm back working with a state agency helping people ... Read more
Day 10 Motivation
Monday, October 27, 2014      2 comments

Today marks a 10 day streak, and I've feeling extremely motivated. This week is going to be all about being organized. Yesterday, I prepped breakfasts, lunches, and snacks for the week. Boy, did that make running out the door this morni... Read more
A New Week, New Routines
Monday, October 13, 2014      4 comments

I got a really important wake-up call at my Weight Watchers meeting this weekend. Because I've been slacking on the exercise and healthy eating, I gained 8 pounds (in 2 weeks). So, I dug in and started pre-tracking my day. I know exactly what... Read more
Finally Friday
Friday, October 03, 2014      2 comments

Short work weeks are great, but for some reason they seem to make the other four days really long. I'm feeling a little stressed today as I look at my to do list. finish an IEP by 3:30 contact all the teachers for two students to get ... Read more
Eating is Important
Thursday, October 02, 2014      3 comments

Yesterday, I forgot my lunch and planned on running out during my planning period (I'm a teacher) to grab a sandwich and fruit. But, I had to finish working on an IEP before my meeting at noon. I should have had plenty of time to attend the me... Read more
Sunday Food Day
Sunday, September 28, 2014      2 comments

I'm going to spend the day chopping, cooking, and baking for the upcoming week. I bought a case of Gala apples and will be canning applesauce. Meals for the week will include a broccoli chicken casserole, meatballs for crock pot meals, and who... Read more
Best Comment Ever
Saturday, February 08, 2014      7 comments

Last week when I was attending my Weight Watchers meeting, one of the regulars and I were chatting about our progress. I mentioned that I was going to run in an upcoming Color Run and was training to run a 5k. He said, "If I'm not running with... Read more
Walking the dog
Tuesday, January 21, 2014      3 comments

Sam and I just got back from taking Scout for a nice long walk around the neighborhood. Beautiful weather, minimum traffic, and a dog who did great on the leash. Sam enjoyed it so much that he wants to do this every night after school.... Read more
A Long Overdue Visit and Horseback Riding
Monday, January 20, 2014      1 comments

Yesterday, we went over to Sam and Lorena's house to visit. It's been almost a month since we've seen them due to everyone being sick over the holidays. Our visit was great! Lorena wanted to go for a short ride on her horse, Romeo, and we wer... Read more
It's a beautiful day!
Thursday, January 16, 2014      2 comments

I'm feeling really happy today. Happy to be alive, to see the beautiful blue skies, to take my kids to school. My meals are all planned and tracked for the day. I'm happy to see my students at school this morning and talk with my teaching par... Read more
School shooting
Tuesday, January 14, 2014      8 comments

Today, the unbelievable happened in my town. We had a school shooting at one of the elementary schools here in Roswell. This is the same school that Zach went to last year, and the one Sam will go to in two years. Two students are in critical... Read more
Goal 1: Running
Sunday, January 12, 2014      5 comments

I started Couch 2-5k this morning and feel great. I couldn't run all the segments and ended up skipping two, but I nailed the others. I also had the dog with me which probably didn't help. He wanted to stop and "smell the roses" along the way... Read more
Sick of being sick
Tuesday, January 07, 2014      3 comments

Short post today: I'm sick and just want to curl up and sleep. This cold is kicking my behind and zapping all my energy!... Read more
Change in plans
Monday, January 06, 2014      2 comments

Troy's coworker called this afternoon to invite us to a company dinner at the local steak house. It could have spelled disaster to my weekly plan, but I chose wisely. The steak house has a huge salad bar, and I loaded my plate with lettuce and... Read more
Sunday night
Sunday, January 05, 2014      4 comments

We head back to school tomorrow, and I've been spending the last hour making sure we're ready to go. Sam finished his homework this afternoon, I got a message from Zach's school about what to expect tomorrow, and breakfast and lunches are packe... Read more

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