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8th Grade-itis
Friday, April 30, 2021      3 comments

I'm feeling pretty good. This week, I've tracked all food each day, and I've been following my fitness plan as well. Sipping water as I write this. My only irritation/stress right now is the end-of-the-year misbehavior uptick for my 8th gr... Read more
A Chunky Spring
Monday, April 26, 2021      2 comments

You know how the robins are all plumped up in the spring as they get ready to fill their nests with those lovely eggs? Well, I don't have the same excuse for plumping up...but I am there! ... Read more
You Gotta Be Willing
Wednesday, January 20, 2021      3 comments

With COVID looming, my family and I were still able to have a lovely Christmas, complete with an outdoor Christmas Eve church service (15 degrees with light snow) and a week of isolation so that we could see the grandparents. It was a magical ho... Read more
Choose One Thought Over Another
Tuesday, November 17, 2020      2 comments

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” – William James Today, I choose the thought that good, healthy food and taking time for exercise is worth it. I am worth it. I can overcome the stress... Read more
Control What You Can
Thursday, October 22, 2020      4 comments

I'm finishing up Week 8 of teaching 8th grade during COVID-19. I'm in Wisconsin, which might set off some red flags for people who follow hot spots. In general, I'm a laid back teacher who is really flexible with plans changing, etc., but this y... Read more
What Motivates Me?
Sunday, September 27, 2020      3 comments

Hello! It's been awhile. With the school year beginning amidst COVID craziness, I've been trying to establish a routine and keep up with good habits. My own two teenagers go to school in a hybrid model, and I teach in a different district in a h... Read more
Mounting Frustrations
Friday, August 14, 2020      5 comments

What went wrong today: * My son has a runny nose, watery eyes, etc. COVID?? * My daughter's friend has a parent who needs to get tested. Has she therefore been exposed? Have we all? * I sacrificed my workout to cater to my daughter's em... Read more
Much Better!
Saturday, August 08, 2020      5 comments

I'm glad I caught my downward spiral early enough to stop it. Binge eating was starting up again -- always after 8:00 pm. I get so caught up in it that I have a mental tirade I can't escape. (Who cares, nothing matter, etc.) Why does it happen? ... Read more
Getting it Together
Thursday, August 06, 2020      6 comments

I was about to update my status to "I need to get myself together." Then I noticed the status from three days ago: "I biked 19.4 miles.) So let's get some perspective on the exercise for the week: Sunday: Walked 2 miles Monday: Biked 19... Read more
Damage Control
Tuesday, July 28, 2020      7 comments

I've returned from a glorious vacation in Door County, Wisconsin. Beautiful weather, plenty of social distancing, a plethora of restaurants with outdoor seating and mouth-watering food. Oh, the food! When I'm on vacation, I do make good choices.... Read more
Plateau Broken! How?
Thursday, July 16, 2020      9 comments

I don't know what did it, but I am on a roll! The momentum is high! I've broken through the 153 plateau and found the 140s again. Current weight: 149. My BMI is down to 24.0, which is in the healthy weight range. I'm tracking everything, en... Read more
Tuesday, July 14, 2020      10 comments

What?? That's what the scale read this morning. I am in shocked delight. I haven't seen a number lower than 151 in six years. Lord, how sweet the number 4 looks as that second digit! Now it's time to dig in and build a proper home in ... Read more
"It's not fair!"
Friday, July 10, 2020      6 comments

I had to weigh in today rather than tomorrow for my 5% Challenge team since I will be out of town this weekend. I was literally thinking, "Please don't be bad, please don't be bad" as I waited for the numbers to settle. Last Saturday, I was 151.... Read more
Goals for July 5-11
Sunday, July 05, 2020      3 comments

Last week went well! Goals were: * Track daily and stay with limits DONE * Attend one Zoom Taekwondo class (NOT DONE - NO CLASSES ON THUR/FRI/SAT) * Complete one 20-mile bike ride DONE: 22.1 miles * Spend 30 minutes each day cleaning.... Read more
Conquering the Hungry Beast
Friday, July 03, 2020      3 comments

I've gotten down to 152 from 159. It has not been easy. My plan has been simple: * Stay between 1200-1500 calories. * Stay within nutritional ranges to ensure my body gets what it needs to stay healthy. * Stay hydrated. * Exercise fo... Read more

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