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Starting a New School Year
Thursday, August 13, 2015      2 comments

I have been working in my 2nd grade classroom - new to me - for the past few weeks off and on and am excited for the new school year! Looking at curriculum, making and purchasing BB materials, and decorating are all just a piece of the puzzle. ... Read more
Tried something new....
Sunday, August 02, 2015      3 comments

So - I've been on Thrive for almost 2 months now....but the shakes had really lost my interest. So the other day I found a single serve blendar and today - made a smoothie using banana, strawberry, milk, and the shake mix. It was actually very... Read more
A new do....
Saturday, August 01, 2015      1 comments

emoticon So I went to... Read more
Less Pain (right now)
Tuesday, July 28, 2015      3 comments

For years I have had tense shoulder muscles and bad headaches. For several years now, part of the way I combat that tension (and anxiety symptoms as well) is through massage. Well - today for the first time in at least 3 years, I went in for a... Read more
I can do this!
Sunday, July 26, 2015      3 comments

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." One of my favorite Bible verses - and a thought that came to me repeatedly during my daily devotions today. In the words of one of my best friends, "You've got this." I gotta keep... Read more
Saturday, July 25, 2015      1 comments

Boring title, I know - but my blogs are probably going to be kind of run of the mill for the next few days or so. Things are good - just not very much in a though provoking mood (A bit unusual for me, but that's okay!). So - after the pi... Read more
Ups and Downs.....
Thursday, July 23, 2015      4 comments

Had a great weekend with friends, felt really good about myself even though I have 0 weightloss as of yet,,,, but feel good about the fact that I'm working on it for the sake of my health and self esteem. Then....yesterday I went in for a p... Read more
First Week.....0 lbs lost....but No Weight Gain
Tuesday, June 23, 2015      4 comments

I could feel bummed....and part of me does.....but there is also a small victory in no lbs gained. For the past few months, my eating habits have been spiraling downward and therefore my weight has steadily climbed. So a week of no weight gain... Read more
Day 4: How my Faith is Playing a Role in My Journey
Friday, June 19, 2015      3 comments

"People change for two main reasons: either their minds have been opened or their hearts have been broken." I came across this quote in the past few days....and took pause and thought about the implications of it. I believe this is true... Read more
Day 3: Motivation and a Look Back.....
Thursday, June 18, 2015      3 comments

Today I have found myself doing some thinking. I originally joined Sparkpeople about 2 1/2 years ago. At that time, my mom was alive and she and I had very good conversations about weight loss. One of the many ways I am *just like my mom* is ... Read more
Day 2
Wednesday, June 17, 2015      2 comments

Well - I'm a little over the 1/2 way mark of Day 2 on this step in my weight loss journey. I went to the grocery store this morning and stocked up on healthy foods - and stayed away from junk foods that have had my attention. That in itself sh... Read more
Yet Another Wake-up Call....
Tuesday, June 16, 2015      2 comments

The last few months, I've known my weight has gone upward, but haven't weighed myself until today. Today - was a big wake-up call for me. I am now - once again - 10 pounds less than my highest weight. I had been up and down for the past coupl... Read more
I remember.....
Wednesday, June 04, 2014      1 comments

Lately with losing my mom, I have a lot of memories that come flooding back. I am a lot like my mom, and though nobody will say it directly to of the many things I inherited from her was a lifelong battle with my weight. I reme... Read more
Can this really be a goal?
Tuesday, June 03, 2014      9 comments

How did I get to the point where getting "down to 200 lbs." was a good first goal here? Somewhere in the last several years, I went way off and gained WAY too much weight. Over a year ago, I started this and was showing and feeling like I was ... Read more
chaos continues....
Wednesday, June 05, 2013      6 comments

In my last blog, I said I was 'coming back'.....but it didn't work that way. My mom had a stroke a few weeks ago and it has been a stressful time. I have to keep reminding myself of how happy she was when I said I was doing this, and how we'd ... Read more

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