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Maybe 2012 really IS my year!

Friday, May 11, 2012      4 comments

So it is now a little more than 5 months into 2012. It started out pretty well. After we got back from California, my motivation resurfaced and I lost 5 pounds. Then, in February I found out that my colleague was retiring, which SHOULD have m... Read more

Time to get serious!

Wednesday, June 01, 2011      11 comments

OK, it's June 1 and I've been unemployed for 1 year (as of June 4). I've done nothing but gain since I was told I'd be laid off and I'm now back to the weight when I started with Spark in December, 2005. My daughter will be a senior this year,... Read more

Things are looking up : )

Sunday, April 17, 2011      6 comments

Two weeks ago, I had a meeting with my district's superintendent to discuss how I might make myself more marketable, particularly for a couple of positions opening up in this district. She was very open and encouraging and I came away feeling l... Read more

1 year later and 15 pounds heavier : (

Sunday, February 13, 2011      13 comments

So, 1 year ago this week I was informed that I would likely be losing my job. I've been searching for something new as well as doing some subbing, but having too much free time has resulted in a very lazy me. I've easily gained 15 pounds since... Read more

Copy and Paste--Getting to know me!

Friday, October 22, 2010      4 comments

1. What time did you get up this morning? 6:30 AM 2. How do you like your steak? Medium 3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? I can't remember, I don't go very often. 4. What is your favorite TV show? Grey's Anatomy an... Read more

Where'd my motivation go?!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010      8 comments

So, it's been 6 weeks since my melt-down. I started out pretty well, but fizzled fast. I have not yet ridden the bike I had my husband tune up. I am still eating poorly, though this has improved slightly. I am still spending too much time on... Read more

Time to re-focus

Sunday, July 25, 2010      11 comments

I had a melt-down this weekend. It had been building for quite awhile, but it finally came to a head when my husband confronted me about how I spend my time now that I'm laid off. He never mentioned anything related to my weight, but I definit... Read more

Starting a new phase in my life

Sunday, June 20, 2010      12 comments

On Friday, I turned in my keys. I am an unemployed teacher. I have 2 kids in high school and I'm scared about the financial future of my family. My husband is being so wonderful! He keeps reassuring me that we have time for me to find anothe... Read more

Well, it's final : (

Saturday, April 10, 2010      15 comments

Yesterday, the Superintendent delivered the papers making it official that I will not have a job at the end of the school year. I felt like I was going to be sick the rest of the day and it's not much better today. I have been a teacher ... Read more

Today's the day.....

Monday, March 08, 2010      10 comments

Today is the day that the public gets the opportunity to comment on the proposed budget cuts for our school district. After much arm-twisting, the rest of my department and I are speaking to TRY to save my job. I am praying for the right... Read more

Slow and Steady......

Sunday, February 28, 2010      4 comments

Well, I knew this time would be different and it is (mostly). I have lost 6.8 pounds in 2010. That's the slow part. Now the steady part comes from the fact that I haven't gained again (yet). As long as I keep losing, no matter how slowly, it... Read more

What a week!

Sunday, February 14, 2010      11 comments

It's been a really rough week! Out of school early on Monday due to snow and then no school Tuesday (again!). We are so far behind in classes due to all these late starts, early outs and no school days! I don't know how we'll ever finish what... Read more

Day 6: Not going as well as I hoped : (

Saturday, January 23, 2010      11 comments

Well, my week is turning out to be only so-so with my Fast Break goals. I am not going to meet my water goal. I am not even coming close most days! I am posting on people's Sparkpages and/or giving goodies daily and I have worked out for at l... Read more

Day 1

Monday, January 18, 2010      6 comments

So Day 1 has not started out well! We had MAJOR fog and I thought we'd have a delay, but we didn't. As a result, I didn't get up and do a workout, so now I'm already behind where I wanted to be Read more

28 Day Challenge

Sunday, January 17, 2010      8 comments

I just finished reading Chapter 6, which is about Fast Breaks. It's time to go back to the beginning and have a fresh start! Tomorrow, January 18, will be Day 1 of my 28 Day Challenge. I have decided on 3 Fast Break Goals (1 in the nutrition ... Read more


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