Newtown, CT is my home
My home town for the last 30 years has been Newtown, CT, a small, quiet, picturesque New England town, where nothing out of the ordinary ever happens. I have worked in the school system here for 12 years, the first two years at Sandy Hook Schoo... Read more
Official 2012 BEFORE picture
The start of 2012 has given me renewed hope, renewed determination, and renewed trust in the universe.
I spent part of last night watching one of my favorite people ... Read more
2012 - GLIMPSES OF WHAT'S TO COME...
This time of year gets to me thinking about what I've accomplished in the past year, and also about what goals I am going to set for myself in 2012. Not those "January 9 and their over" type of goals, but good healthy life changes, changes that... Read more
It Works if You Work It!!!
Good morning everyone. I'm feeling positive today and today believe I can really do this plan and be successful. I am also starting a workshop on the Sugar and Food Addiction team entitled Sugar...the Hidden Eating Disorder. I am really looking ... Read more
Tomorrow is weigh day and although I have been on track ALL WEEK, I'm afraid to get on the scale. I don't consider myself a negative person, actually quite the opposite, but I am feeling negative this morning.
The what ifs are making me cr... Read more
I THINK I'M IN LOVE (not really)
Tuesday and Wednesday were snow days here in CT, school was closed. I started exploring Spark and came across a team called Sugar and Food Addiction. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the team leader is a Clinical Nurse Educator, Medica... Read more
SETTING 2011 GOALS, WHO ME???
I am one of those people who never sets goals, that way I know I can't fail. Well,, this year I'm switching it up a bit. I am setting goals, and I have no excuses for not making those goals, except my own poor choices. I am getting older (eve... Read more
Well I did it, a wedding without cake or resentments about not being able to indulge. I am a success today.
What I did not eat: hors d'horeves (pigs in a blanket, meatballs, scallops/bacon, cheese/crackers, and more. Also, did not eat ... Read more
A WEDDING WITHOUT CAKE
Off to a wedding tonight, and there will be NO CAKE FOR ME, and I'm totally fine with it. This is what I need to do, FOR ME!!!
Who knew it would be this easy to stop eating sugar and "white stuff". I have resisted this step for months and... Read more
No sugar, no "white stuff", no problem!!!
I've been on this weight loss journey since January and have not made much progress despite tracking my food and exercising on a regular basis. In fact, this summer, I kept the commitment to myself to work out every day. I was at the gym, on t... Read more
Have I missed the mark?
Some of you already know that I don't work in the summer, so my promise to myself this year was to work out every day...to make it my job. So far, 23 for 23!!! I feel great invigorated, empowered, healthy, and all that other good stuff one fe... Read more
I am headed to Massachusetts today to visit my mom and take her to a doctor's appointment tomorrow. She is 93, lives in a retirement community with her own apartment, takes yoga and Tai Chi classes, belongs to a book club, and is pretty amazing... Read more
There are no coincidences!
Ok, first and foremost I truly believe there are no coincidences and that there is a cosmic connection between people that cannot be explained. Call it a gut feeling, intuition, ESP, whatever you want to call it, but I know it's there. That b... Read more
That was the first thought that came into my mind when I saw the picture of myself an old friend sent me on Facebook. The photo was from 2003 when I was at my heaviest. I decided to post it here, not to show how far I've come, but to remind my... Read more
Is the Superintendent still sleeping?
Wow!!! After last week's wimpy storm and a school cancellation, today when it was snowing like crazy, we only had a 90 minute delay. It was really dangerous out there getting in to work, but even more so on the ride home. Working in a school s... Read more