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One pair of shoes makes a huge difference.....

Friday, April 03, 2015      0 comments

This week I said goodbye to my favorite pair of teaching shoes. They looked like standard black flats but felt like sneakers! Very comfortable and perfect for teaching in. They died a smelly death on Monday night. So I wore my back up pair... Read more

My Bucket List

Wednesday, March 25, 2015      1 comments

What is on my bucket list? What goal would I set for myself if anything were possible? These are things I haven’t thought about in a long time. Here’s my list. 1. Go to grad school for music (Masters and Doctorate, so I can teach i... Read more

Taking steps to take care of myself

Friday, March 13, 2015      1 comments

Well I'm home from work and I have a plan to stop this binging thing. Here we go! 1. Make a meal plan for the week and stick to it, while realizing that there is no off limits food. I can have anything as long as I only have a serving an... Read more

An ugly pattern returns....

Thursday, March 12, 2015      3 comments

I thought I had kicked the binging for a while, but my latest binge just proved I haven't. I know when it tends to happen. My plan to combat it just isn't strong enough. So...time for a better plan. Anyone got one?... Read more

Breaking Patterns

Tuesday, February 10, 2015      1 comments

For the past year I've been hopping from job to job trying to find the right one. Most jobs have only lasted a few months before something happens and I find something else. This time, I really loved where I was but I was being treated badly b... Read more

Write your own story...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014      3 comments

I saw this picture on SparkPeople's Facebook page this morning and it reminded me of something my therapist always says. When things get rough, or when I feel like I'm lo... Read more

Making my way back one healthy choice at a time

Thursday, December 04, 2014      2 comments

Not gonna lie. I've gained a lot of weight over the past few months. I've fallen into a pattern of overeating, especially when I'm particularly anxious or tired. Thing is, I'm getting married in less than a year and I'd love to be happy about... Read more

Adventures in cooking and a big pet peeve

Wednesday, July 09, 2014      3 comments

Since my boyfriend and I have moved in together we've had lots of adventures in cooking while trying to find healthy alternatives to the things we love. A few of the recipes have become staples in our house. Our favorite, very easy, meal... Read more

Looking back at 2013

Sunday, January 12, 2014      0 comments

To say that 2013 was turbulent would be an understatement. Here's a look back at what happened month by month. January 2013: My first 5k Started a regular job as an ESL teacher, loved it February 2013: Long term relationship... Read more

Being Kinder to Myself

Sunday, March 31, 2013      6 comments

Hello! It has been a long time since I've blogged, mainly because a lot has happened and quite frankly I didn't know where to start. It all started about a month ago. I ended the 3 year relationship between me and my (now ex) boyfriend.... Read more

Things are looking up!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013      1 comments

Things have gotten much better since my last post. First, I got to speak with the lovely ladies from SparkPeople Radio, Karen and Lily. That was an amazing experience and the start of things getting better for me. Work got better too! ... Read more

Fake it til you make it?

Tuesday, February 05, 2013      2 comments

Between my current anxiety level and my class getting canceled my confidence level is shot. It's been shot since last week actually and it's starting to show. My boss noticed and offered some encouragement along with telling me that sometimes ... Read more

Having a rough time

Monday, February 04, 2013      4 comments

I'd say that my anxiety level is high but that's an understatement. The last week of my life has just, for lack of a better word, sucked. It started off with my physical on Monday. As you can see in my prior post that was fine. It went... Read more

After my physical...

Sunday, February 03, 2013      0 comments

Good morning! It's been a couple of weeks since I posted so here's an update. My physical: I got a mostly clean bill of health at my physical on Monday. Vitamin D is a little low but that's all my doc was concerned about. Nothing else o... Read more

Eating on a schedule

Sunday, January 20, 2013      1 comments

Today's SparkCoach challenge is to eat on a schedule. For example today would probably be breakfast at 8, lunch at noon, dinner at 5. If I'm hungry in between maybe a snack at 10, 2, and 7. I've done a similar things before. Liked and ... Read more


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