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Those chips...
Sunday, October 23, 2016      5 comments

Get thee behind me, tortilla chips! I have such a struggle with those baskets of crunchy chips. Yes, I could just take out a handful and push the rest away but...I've found at this stage in my journey that it's best to avoid them altogether. My ... Read more
Saturday, October 22, 2016      11 comments

I wish I had read what our team was tracking earlier today because I think that would have kept me from mindlessly chomping on chips, stuffed pasta shells, and blueberry cream cheese. I let myself slip into my old habits and started munching awa... Read more
The Earlier The Better
Monday, October 17, 2016      4 comments

I'm not a morning person but I'm discovering that the longer I wait in the day to exercise, the less likely I am to do it. Note to self: take a few brisk walks earlier in the day to get in those minutes. Procrastination does not help me lose wei... Read more
Listening to Mom
Friday, October 07, 2016      6 comments

As I walked around Sam's tonight for over an hour, I could "hear" my mom's voice in my head. "Do what it takes to be healthy. If I could have my life back, I would have taken better care of myself." I'm not sure if she really spoke to me, but t... Read more
Going around in circles...
Thursday, September 29, 2016      4 comments

I really wanted to just hop in bed at 9:00pm tonight but didn't. All because of our 5% challenge. I knew I hadn't really exercised today, although I had 8,000 steps on my fitbit, so I walked around my cul-de-sac in the dark for 30 minutes. It wa... Read more
Go to sleep
Wednesday, September 28, 2016      5 comments

I've struggled the last couple of days with keeping focused and just realized, as I try to keep my eyes open to type this, that what I need the most is sleep. Eight hours of it. I've let the screen creep into my sleep time, and it's taking its t... Read more
Day 1 - Note to Self
Saturday, September 24, 2016      24 comments

Dear self- You have made great changes. You stuck it out through a whole 8 week challenge this summer - longer than you've done any type of healthy lifestyle plan in years. You lost 9 pounds and have maintained it. You are more conscious of... Read more
It's Fall, Yee-haw!
Saturday, September 17, 2016      7 comments

I'm excited to be a Shooting Star again and to start this fall challenge. Fall is my favorite season so I want to take advantage of the weather and all of those walking opportunities. One of my goals is to leave work earlier. I could spend 10-12... Read more
Describing myself
Friday, August 12, 2016      5 comments

As students were coming in to meet me when they walked through their schedules, I asked them to write their names and something about themselves that would help me remember them the first day of school. It usually takes me 3 weeks to master all ... Read more
Good Sweat
Tuesday, August 09, 2016      5 comments

Today my fitness minutes were quite unusual. I spent 40 minutes raking and bagging leaves, 20 minutes mowing the lawn, and 20 minutes frantically looking for my dog. Ginny (my scnoodle) was in the bathroom but couldn't get out and not roaming th... Read more
Monday, August 08, 2016      6 comments

Have you ever been crabby? Today is one of those days. I only have 3 days left to myself and am feeling crabby. I think it's because something was planned for me today. It's not that I mind doing it, but I want to be the one to decide to do it. ... Read more
Staying on track...
Wednesday, August 03, 2016      4 comments

It's been pretty easy to track my food and exercise and make mindful, nutritional decisions these past 5 weeks of the 5% challenge, but the real test begins when I go back to work. Yesterday, I sat in a professional development seminar for 7 hou... Read more
Tracking is essential...
Saturday, July 30, 2016      5 comments

I've realized this week how essential tracking my food is to meeting my calorie goals. Three days of haphazard tracking have given me a skewed sense of how I'm really doing with keeping in my range. One or two forgotten items can throw me off. I... Read more
Mustard and other stuff
Tuesday, July 26, 2016      6 comments

I'm weird. I love to cook a hamburger patty (with avocado and tomato on top - after it's cooked) and dip it in BBQ sauce (sweet & spicy, please) and mustard. I made this for lunch and was looking at my calories while I waited for the burger to c... Read more
I ate cake.
Sunday, July 24, 2016      5 comments

Yesterday, I ate cake. I am actually happy about this because I realized it wasn't that big of a deal. I ate about 1/4 of a regular piece. It was ok. Icing is my thing, but this was the fluffy whipped cream kind. After eating it all, I didn't fe... Read more

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