**much personal information herein...I needed a place to get this all out**
I just wanted to let you all know where I may have disappeared to. For about a year, it was the craziness of being a first year teacher. I have nev... Read more
And the beat goes on.
Another week, another 2 lbs.
A girl REALLY can't complain about this.
But I am completely exhausted, and fighting a cold. This three day weekend could not have come sooner. But overall, things are going fabulously well, and I am tr... Read more
I'm two weeks into my new job as a middle/high school teacher and the rubber has really hit the road. I am busy like I haven't been busy in ages. I have time to check into sparkpeople maybe once a week.
...and you know what, I'm happier... Read more
Not necessarily by the book.
Looking back at the last two weeks through my SP glasses - and it's been a pretty good demonstration that even when things get Crazy, I can still make progress. Clearly I have learned a lot.
While at training I probably ate more than I sho... Read more
Holy Eating Well Batman!
OK, so it turns out I have spectacular internet access while I am here training for my new job!
Which is good.
And I even got 5 hard minutes of swimming in after the day's activities were all done. (I had to get out due to lightning.... Read more
Like Molasses running uphill in January
Those that aren't from New England may not make any sense of the title, but it's a old New England saying meaning, very very slow progress.
Like my weight loss. Now weight loss is a 'simple' equation: Calories in, calories out...let's loo... Read more
Statistics don't lie.
It's as true in weight loss as it is in baseball.
When I set up my goals this time around, I calculate... Read more
So today, feeling overwhelmed by everything I perceive I have to do, and not feeling like I have enough time to do it in, I encourage myself to take time for ME first and decide I need exercise.
But, because I can't use my pool at the momen... Read more
3 (weeks) - 4 (lbs) = Happy June!
I think that the subject line about sums this one up. I started focusing on me and my health again on June 10th - and since then, I have lost (almost) 4 lbs and am feeling SO much better.
So, while I am on a hot streak - here are my July... Read more
Two weeks - and one (more) lesson learned
Today marks two straight weeks of my health being my primary priority - and I am down a total of 3 lbs! Not bad, right?
...you'd think. Especially since I originally set my goals up to be 1 lb a week, therefore I am exceeding my original ... Read more
Perfect little demons
Here's the setup:
Last night I was just feeling beat. Tired. Done. Physically I was sore. I decided that I was going to institute a new policy, wherein once every two weeks I was going to take the half hour I use for exercise and make i... Read more
Nothing but good news!
Yesterday was faboo - as in, one of the first days where I all I got was good news - and it felt really good to be on the upswing for a change.
A few of the better bits:
- all of mom's tumors are shrinking! In fact my mom's cancer is ... Read more
Celebrating one week back.
It's been a full week since I said 'enough is enough' and decided to take control of my life back. So here I am 7 days later - how have I done?
The answer is: FABULOUSLY!
I have gotten 30 minutes of exercise every day for the last 7 d... Read more
Priority 1: Health
My life is crazy - totally out of my own control in so many ways - but I made a commitment on Friday to take my health back, and so far, so good. I've exercised every day since Friday, am tracking my eating again, and have made an effort to get... Read more
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Laying it all out there
I have very little time, but I have hit a point where I feel completely out of control and I need to put this all down on (virtual) paper right here and now as part of the process of taking control back!
The fact: I weigh 140 lbs today. W... Read more