Have you ever heard the saying "She has a one track mind." In my case its a good analogy. I tend to get very focused on one thing at a time. Which is wonderful if my focus is on my diet. This week however, my focus was not on my diet. My hu... Read more
I've lost my daughter - and I've never been happier!!
Okay, put down the phone, don't call social services just yet!! My daughter is fine and sitting in the living room watching Nick Jr.
However, I have lost 35.4 pounds which is exactly what my daughter weighed when she stepped on the scale ... Read more
Too Big For My Britches
Okay, so a week and a half ago Thursday I ran out of my High Blood Pressure meds. I know I should have immediately called the doctor for my refill, but oh, no, not me. I figured I'd lost 35 pounds, I probably didn't need them anymore. So I ma... Read more
I love you guys, but I will be awol for a little while. My mom is coming into town. I only get to see her about two or three times a year, so I make the most of it. I will log on when I can, but otherwise will see you guys after the weekend:)... Read more
I sometimes feel like a stalker on spark lol. You know the feeling, where you can't wait to log on and see what your latest SparkHeroes are doing. I've picked out some definate people that I am following closely. The people who have really lo... Read more
Have my cake and lose it too
Okay so yesterday our school had a luncheon. Originally it was just pizza and salad. I said to myself, okay I can handle this, 1 slice of pizza and BIG salad. The only problem was it was kind of a stressful morning. So . . I had 2 slices of... Read more
The scale and I are no longer friends!
Okay, I have a crutch, kind of like training wheels for dieting and I'm not ready to give it up yet. I weigh myself EVERY DAY!! I know, I know, some of you are right now shaking your head, some of you are rolling your eyes, some of you are tsk... Read more
Two Months DONE!!
They say that it takes 21 days to make a habit. Apparently I am a slow learner, a little challenged you might say, because it has always taken me two months to get used to something. See I'm not a fan of huge changes. I like my comfort zones.... Read more
The Ugly Truth
No, not the movie though the movie did have funny parts.
I'm posting the ugly truth of what I used to eat BEFORE I started changing my life. My husband and I were out to eat at Ruby Tuesdays. We ate very healthy and were discussing how di... Read more
For One Moment
Today it started snowing. Now it is getting close to spring time and my initial thought was oh no, not again. This snow does not have the excitement of the first snow of winter, or the kind of snow that you know will bring a day home from scho... Read more
30 Pounds DONE!!
I can not believe that I am thirty pounds down. The last time I lost 30 pounds my husband and I had done the Atkins diet. But that is not real, I mean it's not something that you are going to live with for the rest of your life. But this, I d... Read more
Kids Say the Darndest Things
Things I have learned as a first and second grade school teacher:
NEVER, EVER ask students to guess your age:
Answers will vary from 35-75 regardless of how young you really are. I asked my first year teaching when I was 22. The lowes... Read more
Eulogy for 300.
I stand up when my name is called and slowly make my way to front of the podium. I try to keep my face somber, after all it is a funeral. I stand at the podium and look out over the sea of numbers and faces staring back at me.
Dear frie... Read more
I Survived Valentine's Day!
I was not looking forward to today. Today was our 100th day of school AND our Valentine's treat. (We are not supposed to call it a party - apparently thats a bad word) I survived and said no to Reeces, cupcakes, CHOCOLATE!! I SAID NO TO CHOC... Read more
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One Month Down
One month down. That does not sound like a lot, but most of you know its the beginning of the journey that is the hardest. My husband and I have stayed on many diets . . for a whole month. We even stayed on a diet as long as 4 months before.... Read more