Who says you can't go home again?
I did this weekend and it was great! My parents live about 2 1/2 hours away from my current home. We typically drive down every four to six weeks to visit.
This particular visit was really nothing special. There were no birthday parties,... Read more
As you all know, life does intervene from time to time with our plans. The past couple of weeks have been crazy busy. As a result, my fitness routine and nutrition plan have suffered. I wouldn't say that I have "lost ground". I have still ma... Read more
Cheating the Spark
I have been a part of SparkPeople for almost two years. I can't say enough good things about this site and this community. When I first started, I was a little overwhelmed. I didn't have a lot of weight to lose. I was primarily looking for t... Read more
Rings, announcements, pep rallies, and tater tots...
For those of you who don't work in education, high school is probably just a blur of bad skin and algebra homework...
But for those of us who still go to school, it is so much more...I work as a 7 - 12 grade guidance counselor. I am so ble... Read more
Ever have an "off" week?
I can blame it on the heat, the fact that I am back to work (with students), my monthly cycle, whatever I choose will work. Any of these excuses would also produce understanding nods of agreement from my friends and family.
Yes, I am hav... Read more
I've gotta let this go....it happens every year...
Our schools' Open House is tonight, and I've been awake since 2:30 am...I am responsible for scheduling every student at my school into his or her classes for the year. I am also responsible for scheduling what courses we will offer, who will t... Read more
What's for lunch?
While recently attending a school wellness meeting, I found out that schools are working to lower sodium in student and teacher lunches. I think we can all agree that this is a good thing.
The big impact this will have on our schools is an... Read more
Am I one of "those" people?
I lead a relatively healthy lifestyle...I workout for 45 minutes to an hour about 6 days a week. I eat pretty healthy foods (and I'm getting better!). I don't smoke. I don't drink. I get my eight hours of sleep and eight glasses of water. I... Read more
It's not what you know, it's what you eat!
I've been Sparking for a while now and following a regular exercise program. I've been content with my status quo for almost a year. I know what I am supposed to do in terms of my health and what I am not supposed to do....
If this is tru... Read more
Only one more week...
So, today begins the last week of my summer vacation. I am a high school guidance counselor and it's almost that time. Time for me to get back to my office and the task of scheduling students into their classes, attending meetings, hosting ope... Read more
My new favorite place to workout...
When I workout, I typically use a fitness DVD. We have five televisions in our home and only three people. You would think I would be able to find a suitable spot without any issues. However, there are issues. If I workout in the living room... Read more
Can't do it any longer...
Being an educated person (or so I think), I came to the conclusion that my healthy weight could be maintained through simple math: Calories in - Calories out. This is true, but only partly true.
For example, if I had 250 calories left bel... Read more
It's true......Water really is good for you!
So, after my recent spiral, I took my own advice and began to drink more water......It works! I feel fuller, my skin is clearer, my energy level is higher.........I could go on, but I think the picture is clear. I am going to try the Special K... Read more
So, tomorrow becomes today.........
Okay, so I finally weighed myself............and guess what?!? I was only up 1 1/2 pounds - definitely NOT the end of the world. I have done very well since Sunday and worked out with a vengeance yesterday. I have also re-committed myself to ... Read more
Tomorrow is another day........
It all started last Wednesday. I had been doing great. Granted, I hadn't seen a lot of weight loss on the scale, but my clothes were fitting better, my energy level was higher, and my outlook was positive. Then, my sleep patterns became totally... Read more