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Any loss is a loss....

Friday, May 27, 2011

Today is weigh in day and I'm down 6 tenths of a pound!!! I was hoping for more, but when I reflect on my diet over the past week, I realize my small weight loss is a direct reflection of what I ate this past week! Yes, I stayed within in my dietary guidelines, but ate out four different times...as well as attending an anniversary celebration... all in all I'm okay with my small weight loss.. Now I must look toward this three day week-end when I will be eating every meal out.... thanks to this site, I feel confident that I can be successful!!!

  
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HUNTERSGIRL899 6/2/2011 2:34PM

    I know how it is! I feel horrible when the scale doesn't move the way I want it to. But, I guess we have to put on the positive attitude, at least it is a loss - not any gain!!! So great job - keep up the good work - and Keep up a positive attitude! You are doing GREAT!!!!

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CHELLEBO1 5/29/2011 10:47AM

    I too only lost .6 pounds this week. But I am happy with any loss - especially since I know that I didn't exercise as much this week due to a lupus flareup and lots of pain. If you are doing the right things and making healthy changes - the weight will come off.
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CAREN_BLUEJEANS 5/27/2011 8:21PM

    emoticon I've learned to celebrate any and all progress!

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BRDGT262 5/27/2011 6:50PM

    Great job on your weight loss!!! Every little bit definitely counts!!! Good luck this weekend, I know you can make healthy choices!!! You got this!!!

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MOEYFAERIE 5/27/2011 11:38AM

    Little steps make bigger results in the end! Way to go!

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The end is near...again...

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

One would think after twenty-three years as a classroom teacher, I would relish the ending of another school year, but one would be wrong. Tomorrow is the last day of school for both students and teachers and as always it's going to be bittersweet for me. I love the prospect of summer and all the freedom it brings, yet I know I'll miss ALL the students who bring so much joy and happiness to my life; some of these students will be leaving our school as graduates! Fortunately, we're a fairly small community so I will see many of my students randomly throughout the summer, but its just not quite the same as seeing them everyday... Perhaps, just perhaps... I'll know it's time to retire when I start counting down the days until summer break right after Christmas break; until then I will relish my summers while anticipating my return to the classroom and ALL my terrific kids!!!

  
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SUECHRIS50 5/27/2011 8:55AM

    I take my hat off to you for doing what you love!!

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HANKENSTEIN 5/27/2011 8:39AM

    Sounds like a bunch of lucky kids get sent to you each school year. What a refreshing outlook on work. Enjoy the summer.

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RUNBAREFOOTMAMA 5/26/2011 12:56AM

    You sounds like a fantastic teacher...... emoticon

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CLAYARTIST 5/25/2011 10:34PM

  hang in there...

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CHERYLSBUTT 5/25/2011 10:30PM

    Thank you for teaching!
It is a gift from God to be able to connect with kids and bring their imagination, curiosity and dreams to life!

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Weigh in

Friday, May 20, 2011

Happy to report that I'm down 2.6 pounds this week!!!! I'm going to do this and do it right!!!

  
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CHELLEBO1 5/20/2011 8:01PM

    Good job. A good healthy weight loss!
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IDLETYME 5/20/2011 8:40AM

    Way to go! You're doing great! Keep plugging away!!
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Pushing through the pain..

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

One does not have to be around me for long to discover that I AM a klutz, who truly can fall on level ground. I can't begin to count the number of times I've injured myself through the years, simply walking... Well, it happened again today!!! I was walking back down the hill from the main office, enjoying the warm sunshine, when I hit an uneven section of the sidewalk and went sprawling...I hit my left knee hard.. as well as the thumb on my left hand! Of course, I also managed to twist my right/foot ankle...Of course everything in my body was jarred and jolted and the pain was definitely immediate... as I regained my footing two men came to my aide, gentlemen that they were they blamed my fall on the "uneven/broken sidewalk".. Poor guys, they didn't have a clue who they were dealing with! Anyway, I managed to make it through the day with the help of several doses of ibuprofen and determination! I couldn't give in to the pain as today was ZUMBA day... I almost skipped my class, but just couldn't do it... so I went with the simple thought that I would do what I could do.. which is exactly what I did.. and I SURVIVED!!! I'm proud of myself for pushing through the pain and NOT letting the fall STOP me!! Now, excuse me as I go and soak this achy, achy body of mine in the whirlpool tub!!! (Field trip to St. Louis tomorrow.. walking the riverfront Arch area and so much more!!!) emoticon

  
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HUNTERSGIRL899 6/2/2011 2:39PM

    I live with Chronic pain, after my cancer surgery I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. It really is not easy some days just getting up to go to work, then when I come home I am ready to just cry. I take pain meds on really bad days (usually 5 times a week) - and then I rest (meds knock me for a loop) then I get up and get some exercising done.

I am proud of you and that you didn't let it get you down, I know it takes a lot of determination to continue on when you really are feeling pain!

GREAT JOB HUN!!!

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CHELLEBO1 5/17/2011 9:04PM

    Sorry about your injury. I can relate - I can trip and fall over a bug on the ground. Take care of yourself and hopefully it will feel better tomorrow.
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I Gave In....

Sunday, May 15, 2011

My grandson was enjoying some Chips Ahoy Chunky Chocolate Chip cookies yesterday afternoon and offered me one, at first I resisted having a clementine instead. I was proud of myself, as I really, really enjoy chocolate chip cookies. Well, as the day progressed, I kept thinking about those darn cookies on the kitchen counter and MUST admit that I finally gave into the temptation and had not one but four cookies. I KNEW I didn't really need four cookies and didn't even sit down and enjoy them, instead grabbing and stuffing a cookie into my open mouth as I went by, for a total of 320 calories, which put me over on my daily caloric intake by 200 to 250 calories. So.. what'd I learn here? My thoughts are mixed, as part of me wants to say NOT to give in to temptation, while another says, perhaps if I'd have eaten ONE cookie when Layton first offered it to me early in the day, I wouldn't have felt "deprived" and later scared down four cookies!!! Also, I should NOT keep tempting foods sitting on my counter, where there are so easy to grab... Most importantly, I will not last nights little slip up sabotage the rest of my week! I made the choice to eat the cookies, it's done and can't be changed.. What I can change IS how I react to my choices... which means I'm right back on track today...... :) Oh choices and and consequences....

  
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CHELLEBO1 5/15/2011 10:40AM

    Everyone caves in to temptation once in awhile. You have the right attitude though - learn from it and get back on track. I know how hard it is to resist (my daughter still has cookies and candy around the house).
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CTUPTON 5/15/2011 8:57AM

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