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  • The Daily Post - A New Dawn, A New Day

    4/25/2018 7:39:57 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    Have you ever gotten a song stuck in your head? I've had this one stuck in mine off and on for a month -- It's a New Dawn, It's a New Day, It's a New Life for me....And I'm Feeling Good. 335 I'm starting to think that its a sign. Time to live in my new body. Every day is a new start. ... Read more

  • The Daily Post- Perception

    4/24/2018 7:49:03 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    There were a few a topics I was going to write about this morning but this one seems to be at the forefront on my mind lately. It was cold and chilly here last week and one of the other teachers said she had some extra clothes if anyone needed to borrow some for when we are outside. Now mind you, ... Read more

  • The Daily Post - Starting Over With New Intention

    4/23/2018 7:34:11 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    We have 4 weeks of school left. I wanted to be down to 145 by the end of school and to be able to start summer at my "perfect" weight. So in order for me to do that I have to start this process with new intention. I think the word intention gets a bad rap. Like from the phrase "The path to hell... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge - Day 21 - Weigh in Day

    4/22/2018 9:43:26 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    We worked hard yesterday. Not really, but we were busy. First it was house hunting. We're thinking about buying land and having a manufactured house put on it. So we went to a dealer and walked through the displays. WOW! mobile homes are not what they used to be. They are really great now. L... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge - Day 20

    4/21/2018 10:34:54 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    Tomorrow will be 3 weeks since I've started this challenge and each day I've come close to drinking the entire 8 cups. The warmer the weather gets the easier it is. Yesterday was Forest Day and it was glorious! It was chilly in the morning but by mid-morning it was warm with clear blue skies. Th... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge - Day 19

    4/20/2018 7:19:38 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    It's Forest Day! I'll get lots of steps/miles in today. I'll take my water bottle so I'll be sure to get lots of water too. I'll post some pics of our hike. Only a month of school left so this will be one of the few Forest Days we'll have. I don't know why but I'm really excited! Maybe it's be... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge Day 18

    4/19/2018 7:34:35 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    Yesterday I drank lots of water. Not sure if drank the full 8 cups but I got close. No coffee at work, just water. I've been trying to do Simply Filling but I feel like I'm eating all the time. I'm not eating bad things but I still feel like I'm hungry and eating all the time. Got on the scale ... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge - Day 16

    4/18/2018 7:34:11 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    The water challenge isn't going well. I've been drinking coffee and diet soda with just a few cups of water in between. Yesterday my belly hurt and I didn't feel well at all. I think it's another bout of constipation - my lifelong battle. I went to Walmart after work and bought some Magnesium be... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge - Day 15

    4/17/2018 7:44:53 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    Okay, I'm not sure what was going yesterday but it was April 16th and it snowed! Yeah, here in the Midwest - it snowed. And I don't mean just a little. It was snowing and blowing like Christmas!! Crazy! So, I didn't get as much water in as I wanted to. It was so cold that I did make some coffe... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge - Day 14

    4/16/2018 7:42:09 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    Wow! Where is the time going??? We have 5 weeks of school left. I've already been on this challenge for 2 weeks! It's the middle of April and it's still going to be only in the 40's! Yesterday we drove out to look at more property. Another disappointment. But I did get in another 1.3 miles wh... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge - Day 13 - Weigh In Day

    4/15/2018 10:10:01 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    It's weigh in day and I'm up 1.2 and back to 150. Not sure what happened. I drank lots of water, tracked everything, I even walked 9.2 miles over the course of the week. My body seems to like 150 and that's where it wants to stay. I know I should be happy with a 40# weight loss but sometimes I f... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge - Day 12

    4/14/2018 8:37:28 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    We had the most amazing day in the forest with our Kindergarteners. They always amaze me with how well they work and play together. We ventured down the steep bank to the creek and walked along the rocky bed. I was able to keep up with them and I made it up and down the bank with no problem. I w... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge- Day 11

    4/13/2018 7:40:36 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    This challenge get easier the hotter it gets. It was almost 80 degrees yesterday and we were outside for about 5.5 of the 7.5 hours of school. I drank over my 8 cups and ate well too. Got in a little more movement at the faculty meeting since we had Eurthymy which is a kind of movement class. T... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge - Day 10

    4/12/2018 7:44:35 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    Yesterday I did it! I drank 8 cups of water!! It can be done. 91 Went to our son's house last night and had a really nice visit. Ordered salad and some wings but the wings were too hot so I just stuck to the salad. Drank water. Didn't eat much because I got full really quickly, so I h... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge - Day 9

    4/11/2018 7:58:22 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    This challenge is no joke for me. I'm still trying to get in the full 8 cups but just haven't gotten there yet. This time of year is so busy and it's still pretty chilly out. I find myself reaching for coffee or diet soda. My liquid version of comfort food. I'm getting in 5 sometimes 6 cups of ... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge- Day 8

    4/9/2018 7:34:26 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    It's Monday and we officially have 6 weeks of school left. From now until the end of the year it will be very busy. No breaks and no days off until school is out for Summer. I'm still waiting for Spring to arrive here. Saturday was chilly but clear skies and sunny. Yesterday we had brief snow s... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge - Day 7- Weigh In Day

    4/8/2018 8:04:04 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    I weigh twice a week and I log both times. Since Thursday I've lost 2 pounds but since last Sunday I've only lost .6 Either way, a loss is a loss. And now I'm back into the 140's 9 I think increasing or trying to increase my water intake has helped But there is always room for improvement. ... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge - Day 5

    4/6/2018 7:31:51 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    Did a little better with water yesterday. Drank about 6 out of the 8 cups. It was a nice warm day (in the afternoon) so I only wanted 1 cup of coffee when we came in for lunch. I spent the rest of the afternoon and evening drinking water. Went to the funeral parlor yesterday after school. I... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge - Day 4

    4/5/2018 7:38:52 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    Day 4 of trying to drink 8 cups of water a day. I never thought something so basic would turn out to be so difficult. It's so much easier and more satisfying for me to grab a cup of coffee or a glass of diet soda instead of a cup of water. And sometimes it's just plain out of habit. I've bee... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge- Day 3

    4/4/2018 7:37:12 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    I'm changing the name of the blog posts to The 8 Cup Challenge. I've lost only half a pound in 50 days so I'm shifting my focus from weight loss to drinking more water. I'm hoping that switch will get the scale moving downward again. This challenge started for me on Monday April 2nd since the fir... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge- Day 3

    4/4/2018 7:37:11 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    I'm changing the name of the blog posts to The 8 Cup Challenge. I've lost only half a pound in 50 days so I'm shifting my focus from weight loss to drinking more water. I'm hoping that switch will get the scale moving downward again. This challenge started for me on Monday April 2nd since the fir... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge- Day 3

    4/4/2018 7:37:11 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    I'm changing the name of the blog posts to The 8 Cup Challenge. I've lost only half a pound in 50 days so I'm shifting my focus from weight loss to drinking more water. I'm hoping that switch will get the scale moving downward again. This challenge started for me on Monday April 2nd since the fir... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge- Day 3

    4/4/2018 7:37:11 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    I'm changing the name of the blog posts to The 8 Cup Challenge. I've lost only half a pound in 50 days so I'm shifting my focus from weight loss to drinking more water. I'm hoping that switch will get the scale moving downward again. This challenge started for me on Monday April 2nd since the fir... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge- Day 3

    4/4/2018 7:37:11 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    I'm changing the name of the blog posts to The 8 Cup Challenge. I've lost only half a pound in 50 days so I'm shifting my focus from weight loss to drinking more water. I'm hoping that switch will get the scale moving downward again. This challenge started for me on Monday April 2nd since the fir... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge- Day 3

    4/4/2018 7:37:11 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    I'm changing the name of the blog posts to The 8 Cup Challenge. I've lost only half a pound in 50 days so I'm shifting my focus from weight loss to drinking more water. I'm hoping that switch will get the scale moving downward again. This challenge started for me on Monday April 2nd since the fir... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge- Day 3

    4/4/2018 7:37:10 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    I'm changing the name of the blog posts to The 8 Cup Challenge. I've lost only half a pound in 50 days so I'm shifting my focus from weight loss to drinking more water. I'm hoping that switch will get the scale moving downward again. This challenge started for me on Monday April 2nd since the fir... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge- Day 3

    4/4/2018 7:37:01 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    I'm changing the name of the blog posts to The 8 Cup Challenge. I've lost only half a pound in 50 days so I'm shifting my focus from weight loss to drinking more water. I'm hoping that switch will get the scale moving downward again. This challenge started for me on Monday April 2nd since the fir... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge- Day 3

    4/4/2018 7:37:01 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    I'm changing the name of the blog posts to The 8 Cup Challenge. I've lost only half a pound in 50 days so I'm shifting my focus from weight loss to drinking more water. I'm hoping that switch will get the scale moving downward again. This challenge started for me on Monday April 2nd since the fir... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge- Day 3

    4/4/2018 7:37:01 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    I'm changing the name of the blog posts to The 8 Cup Challenge. I've lost only half a pound in 50 days so I'm shifting my focus from weight loss to drinking more water. I'm hoping that switch will get the scale moving downward again. This challenge started for me on Monday April 2nd since the fir... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge- Day 3

    4/4/2018 7:37:00 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    I'm changing the name of the blog posts to The 8 Cup Challenge. I've lost only half a pound in 50 days so I'm shifting my focus from weight loss to drinking more water. I'm hoping that switch will get the scale moving downward again. This challenge started for me on Monday April 2nd since the fir... Read more

  • The 8 Cup Challenge- Day 3

    4/4/2018 7:36:53 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    I'm changing the name of the blog posts to The 8 Cup Challenge. I've lost only half a pound in 50 days so I'm shifting my focus from weight loss to drinking more water. I'm hoping that switch will get the scale moving downward again. This challenge started for me on Monday April 2nd since the fir... Read more

  • The 5 Pound Drop - Day 50

    4/4/2018 7:27:33 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    50 days and I've only lost half a pound. So I think it's time to change the name of the posts and my goal. It's now going to be The 8 Cup Challenge. I'm going to challenge myself to drink 8 cups (8 ounces each) of water each day. I seem to be able to do the rest of it. I stay within my calorie ... Read more

  • The 5 Pound Drop - Day 48

    4/3/2018 7:33:08 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    I took a break from blogging for the last 5 days or so. I posted a long blog on March 29th and it disappeared. I was heart broken because I poured my soul out and it was gone. But I'm back now. I've been tracking and eating well along with working out but I weigh the same. 149.4 Happy to be st... Read more

  • The 5 Pound Drop - Day 43

    3/28/2018 10:53:55 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    Tomorrow is my only son's 27th birthday. We're going to celebrate today because he has training on his birthday. He decided the menu -- pizza, salad and cheesecake. Sounds good to me. Yesterday I was messing around with my weight goal on SP and my calorie ranges were changed. But this morni... Read more

  • 40!!!!!

    3/27/2018 4:40:03 PM, by PURKLELOVE2

    I have hit a big ole milestone. 40lbs gone!!!!! I’ve been teetering at 210 for a while now but I’ve gotten a little more educated and made a few modifications and finally hit it. Only 40 more to go. I guess I’m 1/2 way there. ... Read more

  • The 5 Pound Drop - Day 42

    3/27/2018 10:12:08 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    Since I've gotten away from counting points on WW I've learned a lot of things. I've learned how not to fear food. I've learned that I can eat and enjoy what I'm eating if I'm aware and mindful This means that I slow down and savor what I'm eating. I might have to a lot less of a certain food, b... Read more