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Just Words....

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Your thoughts will determine your decisions;
Your decisions will determine your actions;
Your actions will determine your habits;
Your habits develop your character and
Your character will determine your destiny.

  
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JAGRIF 9/4/2011 4:29PM

    Very true.

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Personal Best.... so far...

Saturday, August 27, 2011

I just got back from a 10.85 mile bike ride in 60 minutes at an average speed of 10.9 miles per hour!! I'm so excited as this is a personal best for me, and NOT something I dared to allow myself to dream of doing... My goal was to simply be able to ride a bike with my grandson... now the sky is the limit!!!!

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MOMTO2TOO 8/27/2011 11:22AM

    I'm so happy for you!!!! Congratulations on freeing yourself! Isn't life grand when we break out of our self-imposed boundaries?

I didn't think I could make time for or have the energy to exercise during the school year, and I'm finding that by exercising, I have MORE time and MORE energy!!

What I'm trying to say is, "I know just how you feel!" This arthritic fifty year-old jogged last week for the first time since high school. I grinned every step of the way.

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BONDMANUS2002 8/27/2011 10:56AM

  good going!!!

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Up...a bit... but...

Friday, August 26, 2011

Just weighed in and discovered I'm up five tenths of a pound this week... although this is a bit frustrating... as I've stayed within my ranges and goals all week, however, this just reaffirms what we all know and that is.. sometimes we can be doing everything right and not experience results on the scale... I know continuing to follow my healthy eating and exercise plan will continue to help me become not only healthier but stronger....
Everyone have a wonderful week-end and continue to spread the Spark!!!

  


The scale....

Friday, August 19, 2011

This week is back to school week for me which meant I didn't have as much time to workout as I have had all summer, I did make both Zumba classes, but no other visits to the gym... However, due to changes in my work placement/schedule I'm ALL over our campus, so I did get lots of steps and stairs in.. Of course, I was concerned that it wouldn't be enough to enhance weight loss, so I was extra careful with caloric intake this week, opting to stay at the lower end of my daily range... Anyway.. today is weigh in day and I was excited when the scale showed a 2.8 pound loss. I'm learning so much about good health and healthy choices via SparkPeople!! Thanks is such a small word, for ALL I'm receiving... :)

  
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TRYINGTOLOSE64 8/19/2011 8:43AM

    Congrats!! The standard is 5 miles is 10,000 steps but that depends on how big your steps are. My steps are different then 2,000 steps per mile. I do 1 1/2 miles and that's 3250 steps.

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DISP715 8/19/2011 7:53AM

    Good for you! You know, it is always fun to wear a pedometer. See how many steps you can get in a day. I think the goal is 10,000 a day to be considered active. You will have to look it up, but, I think there are approximately 2,500 steps in a mile. Have a great day! HUGS!

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Blessed to be a teacher!!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

There is something special about this time of year for those involved in the field of education, which is really most of society.. For parents/grandparents/guardians its time to get those little darlings prepared for another year of school, via supplies, a new outfit or two, earlier bedtime routines, etc.... For the students both young and old, it's the anticipation and perhaps fear of starting a new year, meeting new faces and seeing those they haven't seen in awhile! Who's class will they be in? Which teacher(s) will they have? etc... For teachers, like myself, the new year brings a golden opportunity to once again strive to make a difference in the lives of EVERY student who walks through our door, a chance to encourage and motivate, a chance to teach!!! I LOVE this time of year and am so blessed to be a TEACHER!!!

  
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HEALTHY1JESS 8/27/2011 10:22AM

    I love your enthusiasm! We truly are blessed to be in this profession. Sometimes it drives me crazy, but I really treasure being able to brighten students' days...and years...and, hopefully, lives. I teach 10th grade English, but I feel like I teach so much more, too. I want to teach each 15 year old that comes through my door that they matter, so they should care about themselves and everyone else. Sometimes that vision gets blurry mid-January when I'm tired and dealing with midterm grading, etc., but it's such an important role we play.


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FITFABJENN 8/16/2011 8:28AM

    Thanks for posting this. Me, too! I LOVE being a teacher and it really is an exciting time of year.

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