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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Anorexia Demons raise their ugly head
Okay, I might be the only person in history who is truly overweight and worried about anorexia. Fact is, when I was a teen, I was significantly underweight. The doctor told my mom I had to gain at least 20 pounds. I was pretty much anorexic; I s... Read more
I finally had a Monday off again and went to the low-impact Zumba class in the morning. This time, I did even better than a few weeks ago. I was sweating and my heart rate was up, but I was nowhere close to exhausted. I guess all the swimming an... Read more
Sore, but Walking
I am so sore from yoga! Especially my shoulders are hurting, which shows where I need the most exercise. Even my ribcage is sore, so I probably need to work more on my breathing.
Anyway, I dedided to give my upper body a break; my legs are fi... Read more
I had forgotten to turn my alarm off for the weekend, which turned out to be a good thing, because after getting up at 6 a.m., reading the paper, having breakfast, and taking my meds, I didn't feel like going back to sleep, so I headed for the h... Read more
And Lent Continues
Today is the beginning of Lent. I don't want to be cynical, but it's been Lent around here for a long time.
After being diagnosed with diabetes 3 years ago (what I call Phase 1):
I gave up
- all sugary drinks, including juice
- candi... Read more
Sugar was 155 in the morning; still a bit high, but better than before. I had a bowl of oatmeal, some blueberries and strawberries for breakfast. At lunchtime, my sugar was only 100! I was so happy! Maybe the whole program is working and kicking... Read more
Enter 100 food items into the tracker? No way!
Well, they always say that it's healthier to eat many small meals than a couple of big ones, but today I had about 100 bite sized ones!
Every year, our world language department celebrates carnival by having the students make food and pos... Read more
BBC Video about Weight Loss
I caught the tail end of this on PBS, and it sounded interesting, so I looked for it on the internet. Here's the link: http://topdocumentaryfilms.com
It involves scientific explanations a... Read more