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A Clean House at last
Saturday, May 22, 2010      4 comments

Today has been busy. I worked out at the gym, shopped for groceries, and then cleaned the house. I do mean cleaned the house. I did bathrooms, dining room, kitchen, living room. Not only did I do the basics, but I scrubbed everything, dusted... Read more
My A to Z entry
Friday, May 21, 2010      1 comments

A - Age: 55 B - Bed size: Queen C - Chore you hate: cleaning bathrooms D - Dog's name: none, two cats E - Essential start your day item: shower! F - Favorite color: blue G - Gold or Silver: silver H - Height: 5'4" I - Instrum... Read more
Reality Check - Comments Welcome
Thursday, May 20, 2010      1 comments

I have been a member since January and I have lost 11 pounds. I was hoping to have lost more in five months but it didn't happen. I track, I exercise, and I try to eat correctly. The good news is that while I haven't lost weight, I have gotte... Read more
Interval training
Wednesday, May 19, 2010      3 comments

I watched the video today and decided to try it. I can only use one machine at my gym and I can't do any impact aerobics (for reason see earlier blogs). I want to move off my plateau so I gave it a try tonight. I would increase and decrease t... Read more
Not sure about new side by side refrigerator
Saturday, May 15, 2010      4 comments

okay this has nothing do to with weight loss, feelings, or any personal probem. I just got a new side by side refrigerator today and while the cubic feet is the same as my old top mount, I am having trouble getting everthing back in. I thought... Read more
Sneaked a Peek
Friday, May 14, 2010      1 comments

I took a peek at the scale this morning. I know I wasn't supposed to, I told myself I wouldn't for a month, but it has been two weeks and I couldn't stand it. Yeah, I was down a pound. Perfect loss of half a pound a week...those pounds are go... Read more
Totally Overate
Monday, May 10, 2010      1 comments

Yesterday I totally overate. Was with family and had bagel, chicken salad, tuna salad, fruit, omelet, chips, angel food cake. Wasn't hungry for a long time. Man, my blood sugars spoke volumes this morning. I am back on track but here's the t... Read more
My Mother in Remembrance
Saturday, May 08, 2010      2 comments

My mother died two years ago in March. She was a military wife for over 30 years. She raised three daughters. I am being flooded by memories of her lately. I remember how she always made the moves an adventure. I remember her leading my Gi... Read more
Am I stupid or is there a new feature on the Start Page?
Friday, May 07, 2010      2 comments

I just notice the Sparksummary calendar on my start page. Wow that is a wonderful tool for tracking. It gives daily calories, exercise, and other thing. I never noticed it before. Am I just stupid or is it a new feature?... Read more
A new school, a new beginning
Thursday, May 06, 2010      2 comments

I was able to visit the school I will be teaching at next year. It is only two years old, and I think I died and went to heaven. The room is a full size kindergarten room with computer shelve on wall, no more tables to move every year! Every ... Read more
Starting on My New Kitchen Early
Sunday, May 02, 2010      1 comments

I wasn't planning on redoing my kitchen quite yet but yesterday we had someone out to fix the ice maker in our refrigerator and replace the seal around the door. When we were quoted a price of $450 for replacing a valve, the motor in the ice ma... Read more
My New Plan to Step Away from the Scale
Friday, April 30, 2010      1 comments

I am putting away my scale for a while. I am very frustrated with losing and gaining and losing the same two pounds. I lost 24 pounds pounds in 2008 after the death of my mother and I lost it very quickly. I was doing WW at the time and thoug... Read more
Dealing with change after 12 years
Wednesday, April 28, 2010      3 comments

Okay, the county is transferring me to another school. I can do that. I have been teaching for 23 years and have been in two different states, and four different counties. I am trying to get my head around the fact that I have been at this sc... Read more
A New Job
Tuesday, April 27, 2010      3 comments

I was just informed this morning that I will have a job in the same county that I currently teach in; however, I will be transferring to another school. I have been at my current school for 12 years, teaching self contained autism for the past ... Read more
It is my turn now
Monday, April 26, 2010      5 comments

Now that the wedding is past (March 11) and the grandchild is born (April 17), I am going to focus on me for a change. I am proud that I lost 10 pounds since January and have maintained that loss through both events. I have learned that I can ... Read more

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