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Professional Achievement
Sunday, December 08, 2019      9 comments

Years ago, I started on the journey that is the National Boards Professional Teachers Certification. I started way back when everything was still paper and pencil, and my dad was still healthy. I didn't pass. I tried it again. M... Read more
New personal challenge
Sunday, December 01, 2019      7 comments

I made it through the chip challenge. I now feel like I am in control of my mindless chip eating! Now, on to the next one. I have been quite lax in the cardio department since I had the flu. I got out of the habit. So, for the next 14 days... Read more
What a difference a week makes!
Monday, November 25, 2019      2 comments

Last week at this time, I was in the middle of my 14 day personal no chip challenge and I had a nasty virus that mimic's the flu. I was not well at all. Before that, I had to take two days off from school and I did nothing but sleep for ab... Read more
Personal 14 Day No Chip Challenge
Saturday, November 16, 2019      8 comments

When I found out that I had a couple of food allergies. The doctor said to give up those foods for 14 days and then to re-introduce. So, I gave up potatoes and chocolate and felt awful when I re-introduced. Now, I live without those foods. ... Read more
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

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