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Life Change
Saturday, February 02, 2019      13 comments

Four weeks ago today my life changed dramatically when Elvis (my new dog) came into my life. As an empty nester who has had large, older dogs for many years, taking in this puppy really changed my life. Being mindful for this little guy has ma... Read more
End of 2018
Monday, December 31, 2018      2 comments

Today I am feeling determined and empowered to figure this all out for once and for all. I am SICK of yoyoing with my weight, feeling bloated, and feeling and looking lousy. I need to do better with my food and weight. Maybe the new dog will ... Read more
New Resolve (AGAIN)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017      11 comments

Life has been hectic to say the least. I have been learning how to juggle a new job, a renewed commitment to better sleep, and returning to school to pursue my doctorate in education. It has definitely been a struggle these last 6 weeks or so.... Read more
New Journey
Saturday, September 02, 2017      4 comments

In the last two weeks my life has dramatically changed. My daughter moved into her new house, I started my tenth year in my school district, ended my 10th year in that district by getting a new job, started my new job (no longer in a classroom)... Read more
Staying the course
Tuesday, July 25, 2017      3 comments

Funny that life gets so hectic at times and the first thing I give up is the gym. For years it was sleep and I found that walking around like a zombie wasn't working for me. So now I give up exercise. But why? It is the one thing that makes ... Read more
Setting Goals
Saturday, April 22, 2017      5 comments

It's odd that I used to set goals when I was younger. Big goals about life and accomplishments and paths I would take. Then a year ago my life changed. Major life changes that involved people I thought were part of my goals. It was a very li... Read more
Making progress
Saturday, March 25, 2017      4 comments

In the last week I have done 4 bootcamps and 1 hour of personal training. I am sore for sure, but I earned that soreness. I am pretty excited about the motivation and hope it continues. I am worried about my knee feeling sore. Today I will r... Read more
Back at it!
Thursday, March 09, 2017      2 comments

So I have made the gym 5 days this week, 4 of which were hour long bootcamp classes. I am pretty proud of that! My eating is still off, but that fact that I have been able to make it every day feels good. I am so grateful that I have people a... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Welcome to 2017
Saturday, December 31, 2016      6 comments

As 2016 comes to a close, I can honestly say I am happy to see it go! It has been a year of change, positive and negative. I have learned some very difficult lessons this year, including from those who I thought were more important to me than ... Read more
Finding success during trying times
Monday, April 18, 2016      10 comments

Lately I have been going through a difficult time personally. It did not help that I felt horrible about my weight. Just 4 weeks ago I was the heaviest I have been in years, gaining back all that weight I lost 3-4 years ago. Typically stress ... Read more
One step forward...and you know the rest
Saturday, February 20, 2016      5 comments

It seems like no matter how I try, I love the one-step-forward-two steps-back dance. Why? I know what I need to do to be successful, yet I don't do it. Why? What is holding me back? What am I really afraid of? I need to figure out these an... Read more
A new day
Tuesday, September 22, 2015      9 comments

I have learned I need to take each day one at a time with this student. Today was a fairly good day. Such a blessing! He only hit 8 times. And no one bled. Sadly that is a good day. Saying my prayers that tomorrow is as good as today.... Read more
A better day!
Thursday, September 17, 2015      5 comments

This morning as I was getting ready I was reading a story about someone who had helped a homeless man. The man stated that he was grateful for the help and that he had prayed for help. His prayer was answered. As I read this story I, of... Read more
Moving forward (?)
Monday, September 14, 2015      7 comments

This new student may be the single greatest challenge of my 16 year teaching career. I know I have the skills and understanding, but I am struggling to get through to him. It is hard because he is so aggressive and puts all my other students a... Read more
Labor Day over
Monday, September 07, 2015      5 comments

It was a busy weekend filled with food, fun, family, and friends. I surprised myself several times by stopping eating or turning down food. This is not to suggest I was a great eater all weekend, but I did not eat like I normally would. This ... Read more

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