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Addicted to the Scale
Sunday, March 03, 2013      3 comments

I had a moment of panic this morning when I stepped on the scale and nothing happened. Stepping off and back on again didn't help. Pushing all the buttons didn't help either. When I finally faced the fact that it just wasn't going to work, I rea... Read more
A New Plan
Friday, February 08, 2013      2 comments

I am walking each day and watching what I eat all day long, but my weight is going up instead of down. I think it's because I'm working too long each day and eating in restaurants each night. Even though I keep reading articles about making heal... Read more
Reality Hits
Friday, February 01, 2013      0 comments

I just realized how my crazy pay schedule combined with impulsivity can really derail my progress. As a teacher, I was paid on December 20 and then received my next paycheck on January 31. I thought it would be easier to eat healthy foods once I... Read more
Tornado Alley
Thursday, January 31, 2013      1 comments

So apparently it's midnight but I am winding down from Wednesday. Tornados all over Georgia today. Woke to the sirens and emergency alarms. Students spent much of today huddled under desks. Ate a healthy breakfast and packed a good lunch. Went t... Read more
Small Steps
Tuesday, January 29, 2013      0 comments

So yesterday I went back to work after spending 24 hours in the ER last week. I used biofeedback techniques to keep the stress under control. I packed myself a healthy lunch to smooth my day. I stayed calm and focused even when my principal drop... Read more
Staying Healthy
Sunday, January 27, 2013      0 comments

Having an allergy to latex makes me ineligible for a flu shot, so I'm checking out other ways to stay healthy through the cold and flu season. Here are my notes from the Home Remedies segment on Spark People radio: 1. Wash your hands ... Read more
Back on Track
Saturday, January 26, 2013      1 comments

So today I am home and eating every five minutes. After 24 hours of not being allowed food or water, I feel as if I am starving. Good thing I'm munching on things like cucumber slices and cherry tomatoes instead of candy and chips.... Read more
Just a Setback
Friday, January 25, 2013      1 comments

emoticon I'm feeling very grouchy today. I've been doing so well but yesterday I had a setback. Went to the ER w... Read more
Today's Emphasis: Water Intake
Sunday, January 20, 2013      1 comments

Today I am determined to drink 8 cups of water. This hasn't been a problem in the past because I used to play a lot of tennis so I drank water all the time. Now that my health keeps me off the court most days, I'm finding that I don't drink near... Read more
Fasting Blood Sugar
Saturday, January 19, 2013      3 comments

In the week since I joined, my morning blood sugar has gone from 191 to 122. My doctor is going to be so happy for me:)... Read more
Workout DVD
Friday, January 18, 2013      0 comments

Can anyone recommend a beginning workout DVD?... Read more
Day 2
Sunday, January 13, 2013      0 comments

I joined Spark People last night. This morning I ran to the scale and saw that I had gained one pound. At least I'm checking my blood sugar again.... Read more