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Not a good week
Friday, March 01, 2013      4 comments

This week is just not working out for me very well. The first planned day to the gym was undermined by a snowstorm. When I actually got to go to the gym, I pulled a muscle stretching after my run. Tonight was supposed to be my second night at th... Read more
Snow day
Tuesday, February 26, 2013      1 comments

I had everything planned out for this meek - the meetings, the events, the trips to the gym. And then snow came and ruined my planned and awaited trip to the gym. Not cool, snow, not cool. I will somehow need to find another time this week to hi... Read more
Sunday rest
Sunday, February 24, 2013      3 comments

My weigh in day is on Tuesday. I did not pick it for any other reason than that's when I joined SparkPeople. The first weigh in after the start was disappointing as pounds were added instead of subtracted. The second one was much better. In roug... Read more
The scale
Tuesday, February 19, 2013      1 comments

Today was the day I finally got to see some movement down on the scale. The first week I started, the scale actually went up. The next week on the day I was going to weigh myself in, the batteries in my scale died. Were they sending me a message... Read more
Saturday, February 16, 2013      4 comments

I ran my first 5K this morning. I don't think I would have done it had it not been for two friends and co-workers. One of them ended up having an extra registration. The other one graciously agreed to run at my pace through the whole 5K. And she... Read more
Valentine's Day
Thursday, February 14, 2013      2 comments

Well, I have to admit that I ate some chocolates today. Oh, man, and a brownie. Yes, guilty as charged. Today was one of those days (besides being Valentine's Day) when parents bring treats for teachers as a sign of appreciation and just leave t... Read more
Running outside
Sunday, February 10, 2013      1 comments

Since the temperature today was in the 40s, I decided to run outside. I quickly found out that it was not going to be easy. The wind was very strong. There was mud and puddles everywhere. I ended up walking half (?) of the trail around the lake ... Read more
Happy Friday
Friday, February 08, 2013      2 comments

I have been so good this week that I have treated myself to chocolate. And I don't even feel THAT guilty! I mean, obviously, I did not have to have it, but I have plenty of leftover calories to eat, thus, the treat. I ran today too. More exercis... Read more
Small victories
Thursday, February 07, 2013      5 comments

I usually do not get to eat out during lunch. However, for the last two days due to some changes in the work day and work function, we got to order lunch in. I was SO good today! I only ate half of my sandwich, did not touch the potato chips and... Read more
The Haunting
Wednesday, February 06, 2013      3 comments

When a students says, "Mrs. Barnes, I have something for you," it is always very intriguing. It could be anything from a praying mantis or dried worm to a note from the parents to lost homework and everything in between. Well, today it was a ...... Read more
Me VS Doughnut
Tuesday, February 05, 2013      6 comments

There they were - two dozen. In open boxes. Krispy Cream doughnuts. That was the ultimate test of the day when I came to an after work meeting. And you know what? I won! I did not eat a single one of those tempting beautiful pastries. I am so pr... Read more
Half success
Monday, February 04, 2013      2 comments

I was doing well today. Until I discovered a big bag of M'nM's in my colleague's room. That's where it went down. Yes, normally, I would eat even more of those tasty little suckers, so celebrating the slight quantity control. Then, dinner was an... Read more
An excuse?
Sunday, February 03, 2013      5 comments

I have been a single parent to my son since, well, before he was born due to circumstances beyond my control. He is 4 and a half and is the joy of my life. But on days like today, I wonder if single parenthood is just an excuse that I use not to... Read more
The good and the bad
Saturday, February 02, 2013      0 comments

So, today is a day of mixed feelings. I did two short exercise videos from SP and then ran the farthest I have run in my whole life without stopping: 3.33 miles (40 minutes) on the treadmill. Three days in the gym this week! All of this is a rea... Read more
Friday, February 01, 2013      1 comments

Chocolate is the one thing I cannot resist. I can eat lots of it, any time of day. My dear mother knows how I feel about this particular food, so, being so kind, she sends me chocolate in big quantities. Not just any chocolate, but some of the b... Read more