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The Simple Diet - 2 years and counting

Thursday, February 13, 2014      8 comments

Today marks my second anniversary with the Simple Diet. I started my weight loss journey on February 13, 2012. As with any journey, it has had ups and downs. The Ups! - I've lost 103 pounds and my life has changed in ways that I still ... Read more

Special Hugs

Wednesday, November 13, 2013      5 comments

Who doesn't love a compliment? This afternoon I was sitting in the office waiting to speak with our principal. One of the student aides (who I haven't taught), was sitting at the desk and we started talking; I asked about his plans after gradu... Read more

Feeling Fine

Tuesday, November 12, 2013      3 comments

I'm feeling great today!! I went to RIPPED. Today was the instructor's last day. I hope they will continue to offer the class.... Read more

Sleeping it Off

Monday, November 11, 2013      3 comments

Not feeling great today. In addition to the congestion, my stomach has been upset. So no exercise today. I already disgraced myself while teaching today. Yuk! I'm off to bed. Goodnight Spark friends.... Read more

Fighting Back

Sunday, November 10, 2013      3 comments

Not a lot to report today. I played at the 8am service and went to Sunday School. I feel like I'm fighting a cold/allergies and have been indoors most of the afternoon. Of course I took a nap and now I'm trying to grade papers. Honestl... Read more


Saturday, November 09, 2013      1 comments

As I reflect on my diet & exercise this week, I've had some good days, some better days and some I'd like to forget! As a whole, the exercise went well this week. I exercised Monday-Thursday and this morning. As the week went on, I felt... Read more

Sleep is better

Friday, November 08, 2013      1 comments

It's been a long long long day. I'm just getting in from the game (we won!). I didn't get to the gym. I could have gone before school but I enjoyed sleeping! My plan is to go to Zumba in the am.... Read more

I've got the Spirit

Thursday, November 07, 2013      3 comments

Today I really feel like I gave 100% at Zumba today. This completes day 4 of exercise. Our football team is going to the play offs tomorrow and guess which teacher was requested (by the students) to chaperone the Spirit Bus. You guessed ... Read more

On my way

Wednesday, November 06, 2013      1 comments

Alrightyyyyyy. The exercise is definitely become "easier" each day. I went to a local business that offers only Zumba classes. I felt really comfortable and put in almost 85%. I'm working to 100%!!! I can't wait to go back to Body Comba... Read more

Feeling Ripped

Tuesday, November 05, 2013      1 comments

I went to RIPPED today. The instructor (and come class members) asked where I had been and I had to explain the surgery story. I actually felt like I did when I first started RIPPED. It was a little hard to be standing, then laying down on t... Read more

Feeling Good

Monday, November 04, 2013      4 comments

The diet went better. It always goes better when I'm working. I went to Planet Fitness for the first time today. I completed the 30 minute circuit plus I walked on the treadmill for 20 minutes. I'm pretty sure I won't have any trouble ... Read more

No indulging

Sunday, November 03, 2013      2 comments

So its been a month since my surgery and I'm ready to get back on track. For a month I indulged in fatty foods and sweets. I tried to justify it with stuff like I deserve to eat this......, I lost some weight after the surgery...... But I... Read more

Returning to the Gym

Thursday, October 24, 2013      3 comments

Today was my first day back at the gym since my surgery. I took it "easy" at Zumba but my calves are aching. It's a good ache though.... Read more


Saturday, October 05, 2013      8 comments

Female. Fertile. Forty. Fat. Someone forgot to mention that losing weight would lead to gallstones. On Tuesday, I had "emergency" gallbladder surgery. Then I had to another procedure on Wednesday to gather up all the "loose" stones. ... Read more

Wednesday Wow

Wednesday, September 25, 2013      1 comments

Another day done! We started the morning gathered around the flag pole. It was pretty cool but at least 60 students and teachers gathered to pray for our school, students & faculty. I had about 10 parents who attended Back to School nig... Read more

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