To minimize stress, both for me and the other middle school transition teacher at my school, we have worked out a rotation that allows us to each have an hour every other day kid-free for planning (we have our kids all day, and have no planning built into our schedules) I am looking for ways to give myself some down time, but having a hard time with that. Between school, work, and my 5 kids schedules, it is really hard! Struggle sometimes with having time to spend with my family, much less taking time for me!
~~Kim in NC~ EDT Aug 2009: 175 Dec 2009: 142 Aug - Dec 2012: 135 size 4 *30lb gain in 8 weeks* Feb 2013: 164 Hypothyroid Diagnosis, April/13: 166 size 12-14 July/13 Jaw surgery Sept- confirmed Hashimoto's Dec 2013: 162 March 2014: 155 Goal: 135-140 size 4 �Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength!"~ Unknown
current weight: 158.5
Fitness Minutes: (2,990) Posts: 186 3/4/11 4:01 P
These challenges are perfect. My progress in February really fell behind do to stress and chaos. I think just recognizing the fact that there are stresses in my life is what will really help me move forward.
I love the meatless meal idea, my big problem when I go meatless is that I often go protein-less as well. So I will focus on making sure there is still protein in there somewhere.
And the exercise goal is great, it is getting warmer, so I have no excuse for just keeping myself hunkered down in the house. Time to get moving again.
current weight: 201.0
Fitness Minutes: (38,051) Posts: 2,516 3/2/11 3:45 P
II love this challenge. Its a great way to get me to really think about, acknowledge and address the things that are really causing me to be stressed. As for getting in the exercise that no problem for me, believe it or not, I love to exercise. The meatless day is something that I have been considering for sometime now so this challenge has just sealed the deal. I wish everyone succes on this challenge.
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Pounds lost: 60.0
Fitness Minutes: (119,759) Posts: 14,252 3/1/11 8:30 P
I Love this idea: The Madness I'm going to decrease by taking this quarter off from classes. I took 2 over the Winter and have felt totally behind. So, I'm going to use this Spring to declutter my mind.
2011 Exercise calories per week is perfectly doable.
1 meatless meal is going to be a challenge, as I am definitely a carnivore. Does breakfast count?
Minimize the Madness is a great idea - a challenge to help us simplify our lives - making movement and menu planning a priority for me I think walking my dogs is the biggest thing I can do, We all feel so much better when they get to move too!
"Sometimes you just have to go for it and see what happens. Jumping into the battle does not guarantee victory, but being afraid to try guarantees defeat." -- Brian Goodell, Olympic Gold Medalist
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current weight: 207.0
Fitness Minutes: (53,994) Posts: 3,089 3/1/11 8:51 A
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