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The start of a new year...

Sunday, December 14, 2008      0 comments

Last year (December 16 to be exact) I started my journey into healthy & clean living. I lost 30 pounds. I defined my shape. I felt powerful. So powerful, in fact, that I started to slide. And here I am, a year later, 27 pounds lighter and t... Read more

Slowing Down... again

Monday, December 01, 2008      0 comments

I was doing GREAT with the exercise before Thanksgiving! Yippee!!! I felt great, a little sore, but good sore. Pushing myself and feeling strong. Then the kids got sick - croup - 4 nights up in the steam room and outside, in the steam ro... Read more

Exercise in the Morning...

Sunday, November 23, 2008      2 comments

I know now that it's key for me. If I get up and workout 1st thing, I am MUCH MORE likely to a.) have more energy b.) drink all my water c.) eat clean... I don't know why, but apparently exercise does something to my brain. Once I'... Read more

On again, Off again - day by day

Tuesday, November 18, 2008      0 comments

Sunday - great Monday - stressful so didn't eat well and didn't exercise Tuesday - great emoticon So ... Read more

Seriously now...

Sunday, November 16, 2008      0 comments

Well, I have to admit that I've not really been paying attention to my health. About a year ago I decided to take on this "clean eating" thing in earnest. I lost almost 20 pounds right off the bat. In the spring I decided to take on the exerc... Read more

The Best Class Assignment I've Ever Given

Saturday, November 08, 2008      1 comments

So I'm a math teacher. I don't generally ask my students to be introspective about their lives. But since they work in groups for about 75-80% of the time in my class, it is to my advantage to do "team building" activities on a pretty regular ... Read more

Week 2

Sunday, September 07, 2008      0 comments

Well, I gave myself a week off... off of being strict with my diet (my basic menu was clean, but I strayed more than I'd like to admit), off of exercise, on to work, work, work, work and more work. Last year when I made my commitment to cha... Read more

Clean French Toast

Saturday, September 06, 2008      1 comments

It's my first weekend home without any commitments and I wanted to celebrate with a yummy breakfast. Not that all my breakfasts aren't yummy - they are! I just wanted to transport back to that time when I was a kid and we'd have pancakes & sau... Read more

Back in 2nd Gear

Tuesday, September 02, 2008      1 comments

Well, after the first 3 weeks of school, a schedule change and readjusting, I was starting to think I would never get my groove back. So, I decided to take it slow. Right now I am just too tired in the morning to get up and exercise. It's kil... Read more

A Bit Sad

Saturday, August 23, 2008      1 comments

2nd full week of school is completed. Next week we start concentrating on group dynamics and mathematical discourse. Training training training! (One of my students heard me refer to this 'training' and responded - "What are we? Dogs?" hee he... Read more

Jumpin' off the Wagon

Saturday, August 16, 2008      1 comments

:-) Well, my first full week of school is done and I made it. It's always tough getting back - there is just so much to re-adjust to (not the least of which is that I miss my kids!) My professional focus this year is student discourse. T... Read more

First Day Back

Saturday, July 26, 2008      0 comments

Yesterday was my first day back at school... all day department chair meeting. I was exhausted. My room is almost ready - has to be for new-teacher training on Monday. My partner and I are doing a 2-hour block of the training. Our block is e... Read more

Good and Bad

Tuesday, July 22, 2008      1 comments

Cleaned out my closet today - got rid of 5 bags of clothes (mostly too big stuff). I also discovered some "old friends" that had been relegated to the back of the closet because they were too small - and now they fit (and some of them are too b... Read more

One Week

Monday, July 21, 2008      0 comments

Okay, it's been one week, and I'm down in pounds! Yeah! I slacked off a little bit over the weekend - had a small group brunch on Saturday and indulged in a SMALL slice of coffee cake, a SMALL slice of quiche (about 1/16 of a pie) and a bagel ... Read more

New Work0uts

Saturday, July 19, 2008      0 comments

So I'm religiously working out right now: every other day is cardio, every other day is strength training. I made up new training routines for myself: Tues = core, Thurs = upper body, Sat (or Sun) = lower body. I wish I could belong to a gym o... Read more


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