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Identifying My Struggles
Saturday, March 08, 2014      7 comments

I haven't blogged in a while for a few reasons, the main being I have been stuck weight loss wise. Now I expect the reaction of, well you've lost over 100 lbs be thankful for that. And I am (and just for the record no one here has EVER said tha... Read more
I'm Back to Where I Ended
Thursday, November 21, 2013      4 comments

Ok so maybe this sounds a bit odd, but I am back to where I ended in Sept before my little SparkPeople hiatus (and thus 5 lb weight gain). This creeping weight gain was very stressful and I could see it potentially undoing all the work I've don... Read more
I Said NO
Tuesday, November 12, 2013      3 comments

Wow, it's been a long time since I last posted a blog entry. I wish I could say that I've been away and everything's been good. However, that is not the case. Nor can I say that horrible things happened that kept me away, and for that I am gr... Read more
Kitchen Makeover Recipe
Tuesday, June 25, 2013      0 comments

My kitchen makeover was to 'get out of the kitchen' and do more grilling. We just bought a new grill so this should be do-able. Our old one I had to have my husband light because the mechanism didn't work right and I hated it. So now I can in... Read more
My Moving Plan
Saturday, June 15, 2013      2 comments

The last few weeks have been busy and insane, both at home and at work/school. I finally finished the professional development class I was taking and the school year is winding down. So this is an exciting time for me because I have been focus... Read more
Vacation...and goals
Tuesday, April 16, 2013      1 comments

Well not doing so well with my getting in an extra workout (20 mins) each day. There is only so much time. I did buy some resistance bands and two dvd's. I have the idea of setting up a small area in the unfinished basement, but right now it'... Read more
Coming Up With a Theme for Vacation
Tuesday, April 09, 2013      2 comments

One thing you all should know about me is I love having themes for vacations. In the past, I have done "a week of eating around the world", "discovering spirituality", and "reading as your main activity." Last summer vacation, the theme was "g... Read more
My Students Challenge Me
Thursday, April 04, 2013      6 comments

As you all know, I teach high school aged students. They challenge me every day in a variety of ways. Our school is having it's first ever 5k/Fun Run come May 16. Students were given this information this morning. One of my students hunted m... Read more
Where Should I Shop?
Monday, April 01, 2013      3 comments

I was at Walmart the other day. My daughter and I are going on a Girl Scout overnight to Gorham NH with the Appalachian Mountain Club this weekend. She needed a sweatshirt/jacket for the weekend. While I was there, I said to her, "I should se... Read more
Funny Scale Story
Wednesday, March 27, 2013      10 comments usual I hopped on the scale this morning. I have been stuck in the low 190's range for several weeks now. So with my bleary morning eyes I look down and see the number..I was like "that can't be right. scale must be broken" So I get... Read more
Learning From My Mistakes
Monday, March 25, 2013      4 comments

Well, I did some reflecting on the past week's challenges and my tracking of everything. About half way through the week I saw the scale slipping upwards..and I panicked. I got some great advice and directions to think. I made some changes, b... Read more
A Little Frustrated, Could Use Some Advice
Tuesday, March 19, 2013      6 comments

I have been here on SparkPeople for about 2 weeks. I have been using the nutrition tracker religiously, counting everything. I have been exercising (cardio and strength). I have been working toward making my goal of 8 glasses of water a day ... Read more
Couch to 5K ... REALLY?
Wednesday, March 13, 2013      10 comments

Ok..let me make this perfectly clear, I am not a runner, I have NEVER been a runner. I have had no desire to run, ever...well until now. I can't really say why I am entertaining the idea. Well, it's more than entertain, yesterday I completed ... Read more
Getting Back on the Train
Sunday, March 10, 2013      1 comments

I was going to call this "Back on Track"..but that remains to be seen. This week and a few weeks ago have been very challenging, but I have noticed a pattern. I have two children. My 12 yr old has difficulty getting her homework done on her o... Read more
How I Got Here
Sunday, March 03, 2013      6 comments

When I started my journey about a year ago, I weighed in at 281 lbs..I am 5'2" so that is a crazy amount of weight to be carrying. In Feb of 2012 I joined, WW and lost 20 lbs. In April, it was time to step it up and I joined a gym with my 12 y... Read more