I'd like to drop a couple of dress sizes before my younger son's wedding in August. I'd also like to have more energy and a flatter abdomen.
My plan is to exercise in some way every day and watch my eating, especially in the evening, and find healthier foods.
I live just west of Akron, Ohio. I started out teaching English and German in a high school near here, but quit once I had my 2 sons. Thankfully, I haven't had to work and have spent quite a bit of time volunteering at school and at church. A few years ago I hopped into the job market for a couple years and worked in the office at Dillard's. It was fun while it lasted.
Funny comment on my blog. I'd thought the same about carrying in 400 calories and then forgot to change it once I was done. I'm usually pretty fastidious about making sure my blogs are grammatically correct, although I'm sure I could use some work. Oh well- I'm glad you had a laugh.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today on McDonalds. I admit I had a gulp or two when I read about the beef. And it is enough to turn me off and try to find a better way to eat. Hope you're having a great weekend!
thank you for the comments about my moms passing. yesterday was 2 years since she died. its nice that you can see the good side of what i had the last few years with my mom because that is what i focus on because the bad has destroyed me in so many ways. if you look back into my journaling you will see that. My mom was a good mom the last years of her life because I chose to realize she would not change and saw the good in her. She was still married to the man, my real dad who sexually abused for for 15 years of my life, I was 30 when she died. She was still the same person but I loved her and saw the good in her and my love was enough to forgive the bad. I grew up with being physically, emotionally, and sexually abused by my dad and my mom was there for the physical and emotional but she was working when the other. the ONE and only time in my life I remember being able to hug my mother and not have her physically push me away is after she was dead the night she died. she never once spoke that she loved me, in fact i grew up hearing her say she hated me and how she wished she never had me. But I'm 32 years old now and I forgave her because I chose love in my heart over hate. I chose to forgive her because I wanted to love her, because I wanted a mom. after my mom died 2 years ago i started working on me and the bent up stuff from the relationship with my dad. im still trying to work it because eventho he hurt me i forgave him because he was human and i loved him. i dont see him often but i try not to look for reasons to see him either. Do not try to assume your life would be different if you had a comfortable pair of shoes like mine....I would not wish you or anyone the shoes I've had to carry my whole entire life until recently ive struggled with loving myself because when you dont have parents who loved you you feel you cant love you. i finally realized that my God was enough and that the people in my life would never change. Never look back. be happy about what you have good or bad because its made you into the person you are. Im a great person and i chose to see the good over the bad and that is my choice. im glad that you were able to see that good in my mom thru my writing because the last few years with her were great because i chose to see the good and ignore the bad.