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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
Anorexia Demons raise their ugly head
Tuesday, February 19, 2013      5 comments

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
Monday, February 18, 2013      0 comments

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
Sunday, February 17, 2013      1 comments

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
Saturday, February 16, 2013      2 comments

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
Wednesday, February 13, 2013      5 comments

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
Better Sugars!
Tuesday, February 12, 2013      5 comments

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!
Monday, February 11, 2013      7 comments

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
Sunday, February 10, 2013      3 comments

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:
w-about-losing-weight/ It involves scientific explanations a... Read more

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