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Sunday, November 10, 2019      9 comments

I had a bit of a slow down in September and couldn't seem to get my act together. I was so busy and stressed that I let my good habits fall by the wayside. Before I knew it, I had gained 5 pounds! I took a step back and realized that I had... Read more
Becoming an Empty Nester
Sunday, November 03, 2019      6 comments

My daughter found her first apartment today. There was an ad in our little employee newsletter. Another teacher in my district had a studio apartment above her garage for rent. It is a cute little apartment and only 6 minutes away. So, my daugh... Read more
Just had to share
Saturday, November 02, 2019      12 comments

Usually, the day after Halloween is a nightmare for teachers. Especially the last class period in a high school on a Friday after Halloween. Kids are all amped up on sugar and the excitement of their weekend plans. Yesterday should have be... Read more
Spark People helped me to recover after a Back Slide
Sunday, October 27, 2019      7 comments

I took a bit of a backslide as we started the school year. It took me longer than usual to get myself back into a routine. I slacked off on tracking, and I allowed myself to use excuses not to exercise. This went on for about six weeks. I... Read more
A Month of Mondays
Monday, October 21, 2019      3 comments

Today when I got to school, there was a serious traffic back up. Luckily, I come into campus on the far end, so I wasn't immediately affected. But I could see all kinds of lights and could tell there had been some type of traffic accident in fro... Read more
Small Victories
Friday, October 11, 2019      7 comments

About 18 months ago, I needed a dress for a special occasion. No problem, I figured that I would wear my favorite dress that can be dressed up or down to fit in just about anywhere. When I put it on, I realized it was way too tight. I had delude... Read more
Goals to finish September
Sunday, September 22, 2019      9 comments

For the rest of this month, I am going to stay OFF of the scale. The fluctuations are making me lose my motivation. My next goal is to get back on my plan full swing. So, this week, I have planned my meals, and I will go over to the produc... Read more
I am back
Saturday, September 21, 2019      6 comments

It's been a while since I have written a blog post. I have had an extremely busy September and lost focus . I helped my husband with an event that he has been waiting for 20 years to host. I must say this has been the busiest, most exhausti... Read more
Labor Day Weekend Show
Monday, September 02, 2019      4 comments

Last Wednesday my daughter brought me two tickets to see my all-time favorite - Peter Frampton. Her boss sent the tickets to me because she knew how much of a Frampton fan I am. We decided after going in that we would look to see if there ... Read more
August Maintenance
Sunday, August 25, 2019      3 comments

I knew that August was going to be a stressful month. I put myself on maintenance. My weight goal was to be at the exact same weight at the end of the month that I was at the beginning. I went back to school on August 1st I weighed myself ... Read more
Teachers - this may help you have an easy first day
Monday, August 12, 2019      9 comments

Although our transition into school as a faculty and staff were stressful, the first day of school with the kids was probably the best first day of school I've ever had. It went like clock work and I wasn't totally exhausted at the end. I ... Read more
Difficult transition
Tuesday, August 06, 2019      7 comments

I need to take a moment to vent. I am absolutely having one of the roughest starts to a school year that I have ever had. Our staff has been cut and our funding has been cut. We can deal with fewer dollars. But, we are a tight-knit ... Read more
Results are in!!
Saturday, August 03, 2019      12 comments

The test results from my physical are in! My overall cholesterol has come back down and my blood sugar was normal. I haven't heard the term normal blood sugar for a long time! This is just the boost I needed to keep me motivated! ... Read more
A bit of a rough start
Friday, August 02, 2019      8 comments

Yesterday I started my 35th year of school. I have to say that it was the worst first teacher day I have ever experienced. I was extremely stressed out by the time I got home. The person that everyone went to with their problems has been p... Read more
August Goals
Wednesday, July 31, 2019      3 comments

I have been contemplating my August goals. I have settled on three main goals. 1. The first goal is to be kind to ME. I will not say anything to myself that I wouldn't say to someone else. I am going to treat myself like my own best f... Read more

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