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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

Starting Again With SparkCoach and Today's Visualization

Saturday, January 12, 2013      2 comments

I reactivated my SparkCoach account this morning. I realized that while I can do it alone it would be so much better to have something to hold me accountable. So here I go! Today's visualization interested me. I'm supposed to imagine g... Read more

Goal Setting and Meal Planning

Sunday, January 06, 2013      0 comments

Here we are at the beginning of a new week! I've just finished planning out my lessons for the week. I'm teaching a new class at Kaplan and it's all about idioms! I have a book called "A Year in the Life of an ESL Student" and a list of some ... Read more

A little life update...

Friday, January 04, 2013      2 comments

I realized today that I've been neglecting my blog! Can't have that. After my last post, things got extraordinarily busy at work. I got everyone Pre-k through grade 6, the grammar school chorus, and the middle school chorus ready for their Ch... Read more

SparkCoach challenge

Monday, December 03, 2012      1 comments

So, to help me shed some of this extra weight I decided to try SparkCoach. Today's challenge is to not eat anything after dinner. I've been managing to do that pretty consistently, but it's a good reminder. I've been distracting myself with j... Read more

Today's meal plan

Sunday, December 02, 2012      2 comments

My plan today is this: Breakfast oatmeal (1/2 cup dry) blueberries (1 cup) honey (1 tbsp) Lunch Tomato/spinach/chickpea soup Dinner: stir-fry... Read more

The Wonderful World of Stress

Thursday, November 29, 2012      3 comments

Good morning! So I haven't posted for a couple weeks now. Work has been stressful with the children's concert coming up. I didn't realize it til recently, but I've been eating my way through it. I wouldn't mind if what I've been eating had an... Read more

My first walk/run!!

Saturday, November 17, 2012      3 comments

I did my first walk/run at the gym yesterday. I expected it to exhaust me, but it felt really good! Doing it again today.... Read more

Goal setting and making long term plans

Monday, November 05, 2012      3 comments

My long term plans are shaping up quite nicely. At first, I wasn't sure what was going to happen after my job teaching music ends. Now I know I'll be teaching ESL for adults in a slightly underfunded but great environment. Knowing this and ho... Read more

Accepting Mistakes....

Tuesday, October 30, 2012      2 comments

After reading the first chapter of The Spark and learning more about Chris I got to thinking a little bit. Well ok, I thought a lot. I thought specifically about mistakes I've made in my life. Nothing too dramatic really. Got married too youn... Read more

Getting Sparked

Tuesday, October 23, 2012      3 comments

Good morning! So I the past couple of months have been a little rough. I'm teaching music in a small private school. I'm responsible for general music classes for grades Pre-K to 6, the grammar school chorus (grades 4-6), and the middle schoo... Read more

Getting back in shape...hobbit style!

Saturday, July 28, 2012      1 comments

Six years ago I started following Frodo's path from Bag End to Rivendell and beyond as a way to get myself up and walking more often. I counted every mile and compared my progress to Frodo's. I did it faithfully for a long time, but then I sto... Read more

The way we eat

Saturday, April 21, 2012      1 comments

This week I did a unit about food with my ESL students. These are intermediate students, so it wasn't just vocabulary like apple, beef, chicken, etc. It was about the way we eat. We read about several different popular weight loss programs. ... Read more


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