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  • Day 549 - Honoring Teachers

    5/31/2016 8:33:57 PM, by SRWYLIE

    Chalk this up to one of those cosmic things that happen for a reason... IAMSUNNYHOWARD posted in a blog on Friday that she planned on getting on ... Read more


    5/31/2016 1:30:14 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I spent the day doing laundry, running errands, packing, giving directions to people on what they need to do while I am gone, and watching superh... Read more

  • Mental Health

    5/30/2016 5:21:48 PM, by NYTERYDER

    I primarily came to SparkPeople because I wanted to lose weight. What I've found is that my efforts to heal my body have done wonders for my... Read more


    5/30/2016 12:19:12 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    In February I had a great 20th Leap Year birthday p... Read more


    5/30/2016 9:43:45 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I had a nice day of riding bike with friends. We met at a Mexican restaurant, went to a swap meet, downtown to Citygarden, checked out the Arch ... Read more


    5/29/2016 12:21:33 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I did not get out of bed until after noon. I relaxed a little, spoke to my cousin on the phone, and rode my bike to a going away party. I went t... Read more

  • I Finally WEIGH -IN

    5/29/2016 12:06:33 AM, by ZIPPOZEPPO

    When I started working for a healthier lifestyle. I promise myself, I would not weigh myself on any regular schedule. Watching my weight off an... Read more

  • Everyone Struggles!

    5/28/2016 6:41:13 PM, by NYTERYDER

    The difference between those who are successful and those who fail is simply taking the first step to overcome their struggles. Sometimes it only... Read more

  • DONE!

    5/28/2016 3:15:04 AM, by TODDERICKV

    Today was my last day of work until August 8. It was a teacher work day, no students. I spent it running errands. I went to the bank, post offi... Read more


    5/27/2016 10:13:24 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    Most people know Jane Austen’s from either reading ... Read more


    5/27/2016 1:01:38 AM, by TODDERICKV

    It was a nice easy day with the kids who stayed back from field trip. I also got my bike back and cycled to my book club. It is midnight and I a... Read more

  • Day 544 - May Days

    5/27/2016 12:55:44 AM, by SRWYLIE

    I have posted my grades and completed my Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for the semester. I've been asked to write some SLOs for some courses t... Read more

  • My Blogging Blog

    5/26/2016 7:05:00 PM, by NYTERYDER

    You may have noticed that I blog on a pretty regular basis. The reasons for that are legion, but some of them include the pleasure of motivating ... Read more

  • Free Popcorn uh-oh

    5/26/2016 1:33:35 PM, by ZIPPOZEPPO

    We play DJ trivia with a team on Thursday nights in Holt Michigan. The game is played in the back of Buddies restaurant. Great food but now that... Read more


    5/26/2016 12:25:19 AM, by TODDERICKV

    Tomorrow is my last day of school. It has been a pretty good year. Most of the kids will be on a field trip to Six Flags. I will be staying bac... Read more

  • Calorie Torch

    5/25/2016 5:25:52 PM, by NYTERYDER

    I am a well educated newbie when it comes to fitness. I've read a lot of articles and I've even spent 6 months with 2-a-week personal trainer ses... Read more


    5/25/2016 11:53:23 AM, by GREATMARTIN

    (Though one can follow a diet here it is more for a... Read more


    5/25/2016 10:49:49 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I finally go and see my doctor today. I go every six months. I hope my labs are okay, my diet and exercise have been spotty. I was hoping to ha... Read more


    5/24/2016 9:06:35 AM, by TODDERICKV

    It is amazing how much better I feel when I am eating right and exercising. I am glad I got back on track, I slept very well and feel so much be... Read more

  • Day 541 - End of the Semester

    5/24/2016 1:09:27 AM, by SRWYLIE

    Today was the last day of the semester. I finished my grading, and was grateful that my one student that I wasn't sure was going to make it, did ... Read more

  • Goal Setting

    5/23/2016 9:17:12 PM, by NYTERYDER

    We all know that goal setting is a great way to get things done. Take a big goal, break it down into smaller goals that are SMART (Specific, Meas... Read more

  • Death Valley Hiking

    5/23/2016 7:43:51 PM, by ZIPPOZEPPO

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    5/23/2016 11:04:45 AM, by TODDERICKV

    Ugh, I overate again all weekend, but I am back on track now. I realize that I definitely have a compulsive eating disorder. Once I get myself ... Read more


    5/23/2016 8:49:31 AM, by GREATMARTIN

    I have no one to blame but myself! I don’t know wha... Read more

  • Ready to quit?

    5/22/2016 11:36:13 AM, by NYTERYDER

    Quitting isn't always a bad thing. For example, quitting smoking is a GREAT thing. I am now on day 6 of not smoking and it feels great! Quitting ... Read more


    5/22/2016 1:47:41 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I went to a neighborhood street fair with friends on my bike. It was 45 minutes each way. I have been grazing on good all day. Then, we went to... Read more

  • Stress, Anxiety and Boredom

    5/21/2016 9:29:11 PM, by NYTERYDER

    So this week I've identified three major things that trigger overeating for me: Stress, Anxiety and Boredom. I'm looking for a new job and h... Read more


    5/21/2016 3:22:07 AM, by TODDERICKV

    It is the weekend! I got 90 minutes of exercise in but I drank a lot of alcohol for the first time in months. It is almost 230am and I need to g... Read more

  • Day 538 - Graduation

    5/21/2016 1:14:49 AM, by SRWYLIE

    Everything about today's ceremonies was amazing and uplifting. The certificate ceremony at 3pm to recognize all our students earning certificates... Read more

  • Lapsing

    5/20/2016 6:44:31 PM, by NYTERYDER

    So this week I've gone over my calorie limit on two separate days. One just by a little bit and today by about 1,000 calories. I've also skipped... Read more


    5/20/2016 6:19:54 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    I very seldom if ever read reviews before I go... Read more

  • Palm Spring and Joshua Tree National Park

    5/20/2016 4:21:20 PM, by ZIPPOZEPPO

    We flew into McCarren Airport in Las Vegas Then we drive to Palm Springs, Palm Springs was everything I wanted it to be. Blue sky, warm and ve... Read more


    5/20/2016 11:29:16 AM, by TODDERICKV

    My birthday is not until May 31, but I will be out of town the weekends before and after. I am hosting a going away party for friends at a bar t... Read more

  • Day 537 - Coming to a Close

    5/20/2016 12:18:43 AM, by SRWYLIE

    Tomorrow is our graduation ceremony. It's a full day, with a breakfast for the graduates at 9am, where we will recognize those grads who had exce... Read more


    5/19/2016 8:25:26 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I am still doing great this week after my binge eating debacle of the weekend. It is nice to know I can get back on track after being off for a ... Read more

  • Workin' the Spark

    5/18/2016 6:17:26 PM, by ZIPPOZEPPO

    I am slowly (very slowly) feeling a tiny bit better. I have been counting calorie for 6 days and tracking for 3. Tracking by computer beats the h... Read more


    5/18/2016 11:19:11 AM, by GREATMARTIN

    There are many reasons to see “The Meddler” and 4 a... Read more


    5/18/2016 9:31:25 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I woke up with a headache today, it is still kind of bothering me. I had a parent yell at me because I did not have the answers she wanted. I h... Read more

  • Day 535 - Joy

    5/17/2016 10:23:01 PM, by SRWYLIE

    I can't believe it's been 5 days since my last blog post! Boy, does the time fly this time of year! At the moment, I'm sitting in the classr... Read more


    5/17/2016 9:29:24 AM, by TODDERICKV

    I had a very over indulgent weekend, but was back on track yesterday. It was especially difficult to stay on track yesterday, after being off my... Read more

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