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Spark Solution Challenge, Day 2

Wednesday, June 26, 2013      2 comments

Feeling much better today. Started off with the oatmeal, almonds, and blueberries (no sugar for me, brown or otherwise), but did not do the lunch or dinner. For lunch, I had the same as yesterday (turkey/swiss on whole wheat). For dinner, a frie... Read more

Spark Solution Challenge, Day 1

Monday, June 24, 2013      1 comments

Got off to a good start - even though I accidentally switched meal plans and made the oatmeal today instead of the spinach scramble. I can only recommend it (I love oatmeal), and I didn't put any milk or brown sugar in it, so I can only imagine ... Read more


Sunday, June 23, 2013      3 comments

I just realized that, if I'm going to participate in the Spark Solution Challenge, I'll have to cook, which means I need the kitchen functional. It's been shamefully neglected the last month or so. Especially the fridge needs to get cleaned out.... Read more

No more perfection

Saturday, June 22, 2013      3 comments

Our YMCA offers free fitness classes on weekday mornings on the local Riverwalk during the summer, so I went for yesterday's Zumba class. I've done Zumba before, but only a few times. The class was an hour long, but after about 30 minutes, I was... Read more

Back in time for the Spark Solution Challenge

Friday, June 21, 2013      1 comments

For those of you who were wondering where I've been, I posted a picture that pretty much sums it up. As any teacher knows, the last couple of months of the school year are si... Read more

Off the Bike and the Wagon

Thursday, April 04, 2013      4 comments

Sunday my best friend and I rode our mountain bikes along the river trail. I was having a great time; we saw osprey and deer. On the way back, though, I suddenly lost balance and realized that I was going to fall. Luckily, there was a patch of d... Read more

Spring Cleaning!

Friday, March 29, 2013      5 comments

I've finally tackled the bedroom closet! It is now empty, waiting for my dust-induced asthma attack to subside so I can vacuum it and scrub it down. By the way, does anyone have a tip for getting dried jelly off kitchen drawers and shelves (w... Read more

Healthy Eating without Cooking

Monday, March 25, 2013      4 comments

I've finally figured out how to eat healthy at home without having to cook too much. Generally, I enjoy cooking, but most of the time, I'm too busy or just not in the mood. Plus, a bunch of my favorite foods don't require cooking. Here are my fa... Read more

Spring Break!

Saturday, March 23, 2013      2 comments

I finally made it to spring break. The kids and I were all exhausted. I gave them a big homework assignment: eat healthy, exercise daily (outside if possible), do something enjoyable (but safe and legal!), and get enough sleep. I can't com... Read more

Obituary for Pound 15

Friday, March 15, 2013      10 comments

After a month long heroic battle assisted by the pounds that have gone before him, Pound 15 has finally left this world for good. He is not mourned or missed by anyone.... Read more

Testing, Testing

Friday, March 08, 2013      5 comments

Spent most of the week getting my exercise at work during standardized state testing. Running up and down stairs with testing materials, escorting students, walking around while proctoring - I logged 60 min. per day, and that was probably a low ... Read more

Tribute to Elvis

Sunday, March 03, 2013      4 comments

Started off the day with a food tribute to one of my favorite singers. Supposedly, Elvis Presley's favorite sandwich was peanut butter with bananas, so I made myself one - while my bird was sitting on my head, watching what I was doing. Hmmm, it... Read more

Junk Food Lessons

Friday, March 01, 2013      3 comments

This week was the busiest in the entire school year. Since I took over the dying German program at my high school 7 years ago and revived it from 45 students to 120, from 3 classes to 5, I've been tirelessly promoting it. This week was our Enrol... Read more

Fruit, Veggies, Oatmeal, and Blizzard

Sunday, February 24, 2013      4 comments

The blizzard triggered one of my migraines, so I didn't go to the pool as planned, but spent most of the day on the couch, waiting for the meds to kick in, then sleeping. Feeling much better now. On the upside, I ate healthier than ever; I was o... Read more

Free Massage!

Saturday, February 23, 2013      4 comments

Going to the 2-hr. diabetes education session was definitely worth it. The speaker had been diagnosed with Type 1 as a teenager in the late 60s and later became a nurse, then a diabetes educator. She was very motivating and gave us some valuable... Read more

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