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New job

Monday, August 04, 2014      3 comments

A while back I wrote how I was being laid off from the school I've been teaching at for 10 years. But I am proud and happy to say that I have a new teaching job, teaching 5th grade. Going from teaching high schoolers to fifth graders will tak... Read more

Stress and starting over

Monday, June 23, 2014      3 comments

Stress...it does so much. I found out in March that I won't be back at the school, I currently teach at, in the fall. Our school is still in session, we go year round with periodic breaks. Budget cuts from the state are my demise here. So, I... Read more

Week 1 down

Saturday, January 25, 2014      1 comments

Week 1 of no starches went better than I could expect. I had headaches the first two days but managed to get through the week. People at work asked if I was feeling cranky. Not really. Anyway, weighed myself this morning and I was down 4 lbs... Read more

No wheat or starch

Monday, January 20, 2014      0 comments

Day 1 of my no wheat or starch. It felt hard but in reality wasn't. I'm also adding more fish and trying different vegetables to my menu which was my New Year's resolution. So today I made myself fish for lunch. I guess it looked good so my ... Read more

Re-starting

Wednesday, August 21, 2013      4 comments

For the past month I haven't done much regarding eating well and exercising. The result...a six pound gain. Shocked? No. I had a talk with myself and if I want to fit in my clothes again I need to get back on it. Yesterday, did really well.... Read more

don't feel like it

Tuesday, July 30, 2013      7 comments

Lately don't feel like exercising and pretty haven't pushed it the past two weeks. I've also not watched what I've eaten. The result...5 pound gain over two weeks. Not surprised. Need to get my mojo back but not sure how. Going to start up ... Read more

Doctor update

Wednesday, June 05, 2013      2 comments

Turns out they called me in because my cholesterol was raised from last time. I explained I had run out of lipitor in March and knew I had an appointment in April so I wanted until then for a script. And also the platelet count is normal.... Read more

Doctor apt today

Monday, June 03, 2013      4 comments

I have a doctor appointment today to go over routine blood work. Last year's report was good. Cholesterol was low and showing good numbers. My doctor wanted another count of platelets she said they were high last year. Normally, I ask questi... Read more

Looking skinny

Thursday, March 28, 2013      4 comments

I was walking past a co-worker today and she said, "Wow you look skinny." Totally made my day. I was having my usual thoughts this morning of how it's just so much easier to let go and eat anything and everything I want. She gave me the boost... Read more

The SP cookbook is magic!

Saturday, February 02, 2013      4 comments

Last week every meal I ate or made came from the Sparkpeople cookbook. I was never hungry afterward nor wanted snacks or dessert. For exampe, if I wanted something chocolatey I would have a diet cocoa. I got on the scale this morning and was ... Read more

SP withdraw

Thursday, January 24, 2013      1 comments

I was so busy yesterday. I only had time to log on to SP and log on my exercise minutes. Boy was I going through withdraw! I was even trying to sneak on yesterday while my students were doing their work...but noooo some of them needed help. ... Read more

So my husband thinks he had a heart attack...

Monday, January 21, 2013      7 comments

Yes, my husband came home from work today saying he thinks he had a heart attack. He said he had pain in his chest that went into his arm and neck. He said he felt that way all morning. I asked him why he didn't go to the hospital and he pret... Read more

First Spark recipe

Thursday, January 17, 2013      4 comments

I'm very excited to make my first Spark recipe tonight. I bought the cookbook a while back but haven't used it yet. I'm trying the broccoli cheese soup. I hope my daughter likes it this is her favorite soup to order when we eat out.... Read more

Down 2.5 pounds!

Monday, January 14, 2013      6 comments

I got on the scale and was down 2.5 pounds! Yay me! And I made sure I didn't blow it over the weekend. I continued to watch what I ate. Usually on weekends I don't. I'm so busy with errands and housework that I don't have time to eat anythi... Read more

Feeling energized

Friday, January 11, 2013      3 comments

Last night as I was doing one of the runs on Wii fit, I noticed I was running faster than I was this time last week. I also feel like I have more energy. I've been really really watching what I eat. I even turned down a cupcake in the office ... Read more


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