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New Resolve (AGAIN)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017      2 comments

Life has been hectic to say the least. I have been learning how to juggle a new job, a renewed commitment to better sleep, and returning to school to pursue my doctorate in education. It has definitely been a struggle these last 6 weeks or so.... Read more
New Journey
Saturday, September 02, 2017      4 comments

In the last two weeks my life has dramatically changed. My daughter moved into her new house, I started my tenth year in my school district, ended my 10th year in that district by getting a new job, started my new job (no longer in a classroom)... Read more
Staying the course
Tuesday, July 25, 2017      3 comments

Funny that life gets so hectic at times and the first thing I give up is the gym. For years it was sleep and I found that walking around like a zombie wasn't working for me. So now I give up exercise. But why? It is the one thing that makes ... Read more
Setting Goals
Saturday, April 22, 2017      5 comments

It's odd that I used to set goals when I was younger. Big goals about life and accomplishments and paths I would take. Then a year ago my life changed. Major life changes that involved people I thought were part of my goals. It was a very li... Read more
Making progress
Saturday, March 25, 2017      4 comments

In the last week I have done 4 bootcamps and 1 hour of personal training. I am sore for sure, but I earned that soreness. I am pretty excited about the motivation and hope it continues. I am worried about my knee feeling sore. Today I will r... Read more
Back at it!
Thursday, March 09, 2017      2 comments

So I have made the gym 5 days this week, 4 of which were hour long bootcamp classes. I am pretty proud of that! My eating is still off, but that fact that I have been able to make it every day feels good. I am so grateful that I have people a... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Welcome to 2017
Saturday, December 31, 2016      6 comments

As 2016 comes to a close, I can honestly say I am happy to see it go! It has been a year of change, positive and negative. I have learned some very difficult lessons this year, including from those who I thought were more important to me than ... Read more
Finding success during trying times
Monday, April 18, 2016      10 comments

Lately I have been going through a difficult time personally. It did not help that I felt horrible about my weight. Just 4 weeks ago I was the heaviest I have been in years, gaining back all that weight I lost 3-4 years ago. Typically stress ... Read more
One step forward...and you know the rest
Saturday, February 20, 2016      5 comments

It seems like no matter how I try, I love the one-step-forward-two steps-back dance. Why? I know what I need to do to be successful, yet I don't do it. Why? What is holding me back? What am I really afraid of? I need to figure out these an... Read more
A new day
Tuesday, September 22, 2015      9 comments

I have learned I need to take each day one at a time with this student. Today was a fairly good day. Such a blessing! He only hit 8 times. And no one bled. Sadly that is a good day. Saying my prayers that tomorrow is as good as today.... Read more
A better day!
Thursday, September 17, 2015      5 comments

This morning as I was getting ready I was reading a story about someone who had helped a homeless man. The man stated that he was grateful for the help and that he had prayed for help. His prayer was answered. As I read this story I, of... Read more
Moving forward (?)
Monday, September 14, 2015      7 comments

This new student may be the single greatest challenge of my 16 year teaching career. I know I have the skills and understanding, but I am struggling to get through to him. It is hard because he is so aggressive and puts all my other students a... Read more
Labor Day over
Monday, September 07, 2015      5 comments

It was a busy weekend filled with food, fun, family, and friends. I surprised myself several times by stopping eating or turning down food. This is not to suggest I was a great eater all weekend, but I did not eat like I normally would. This ... Read more
Labor Day Weekend
Friday, September 04, 2015      4 comments

Here's to the official end of summer. I need to get myself into action and get things done!... Read more
Waiting for rock bottom
Tuesday, September 01, 2015      5 comments

Last night I tried on some new pants I bought in the hopes they would fit. Of course they didn't which really wasn't a surprise to me. It did discourage me though, but not nearly that badly for I finished off the last little bite of fudge with... Read more

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