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It's a beautiful day!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

I took some trash out this morning, and it's sunny, kind of warm, and Saturday. Yippee! My fiance bought me a birdfeeder for Christmas - we put it out on the back porch. This morning I looked out and it was covered in small cute birds. It's weird because I don't really like birds, I think they're kind of creepy, but I do like looking at the little tiny finches. they are all over the porch! I just sat and watched with my delicious French Toast coffee. Yum!
I have a paper to write today - about curriculum. It's a lot of work, but I'm really enjoying my class. Yesterday I was presented with a really great opportunity to teach a week-long class in Harrisburg at the end of June. Wahoo! I'm so excited.
Yesterday I wore (drum roll) a size 8 shirt! yay! I got so many compliments on it! Today is lower body day at the gym. Even in the midst of all my work I have to do, I still am managing to make time for myself. I think it helps me to work better. The down side to yesterday was that I didn't track any food at all. not even breakfast. I haven't missed a day since I started Sparking. Today, back on the tracking wagon.
Happy Valentine's Day!

  
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TABBALOOSA 2/15/2009 9:36AM

    YAY for YOU! Size 8 - awesome!! Party time!! Toasting you with a little *sparkling* water!!
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AMYJEAN75 2/15/2009 7:18AM

    LOL 8 is emoticon

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EATNBOOGERS 2/14/2009 4:36PM

    Yea cute birdies! Yea size 8 shirt! Yea to keeping on keeping on!

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It's an exciting night

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Tonight was weigh-in night at the gym. I had some Valentine's Day candy today - I got it from a student whose mom makes the best homemade candy. It fit into my criteria: a) homemade and b) something I can't make at home. It was even worth tracking into my calorie counter! (If I would have been patient enough to figure out all the foods in it - it was like a Chex Mix sweet. YUM!)
Since I only lost .2 pounds last week, I was prepared to see a small number again. I got rid of another 1.3 pounds! I officially lost 10 pounds with SparkPeople. I was SO excited.

On another note, it's a very stressful time for me right now. I have papers to write, music to practice, appointments to make, and planning to do for a 2nd grade musical. I need to make sure to reserve time for me in the midst of everything I have to do.

Off to watch ER and go to bed.

  
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TABBALOOSA 2/13/2009 8:44PM

    Way to go, Cari!! Sparkin'!!!
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EATNBOOGERS 2/13/2009 9:42AM

    Woo hoo! Ten pounds! emoticon

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Spring Fever!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Today was a beautiful day. I let kiddos out of their cars this morning and I didn't want to go back into school. I'm so tempted to get out all my spring clothes, but on the weather channel, the 10 day forecast has snow in it. Oh well. I am so excited to reveal the new bod in my spring clothes. Right now almost everything is big on me, but I'm waiting for spring to replenish the wardrobe. Yippee!
Tonight I came home from school and musical rehearsal and was starving. I ate turkey, waffles, maple syrup, and three cookies. Ugh. I still managed to enter it all in, and I really didn't go over my calorie count too much. Then I took a nap. Then my fiance came home from work to see my lying on the couch. He suggested that I go to the gym, which was the last place I wanted to go tonight. But I went anyway. And it was WONDERFUL! I felt so good when I came home. I took it easy, just some fast walking, but it was still great.
Tomorrow night is weigh-in night... had to get some extra calories burned before then. It's late.... off to bed. Keep your fingers crossed for weigh-in night!

  
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EATNBOOGERS 2/12/2009 9:50AM

    Woo hoo for loose clothes, thumbs up for entering the food in the tracker anyway, and a big cheer to your fiance. Way to stick with it.

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AMYJEAN75 2/12/2009 12:40AM

    Oh, the motivation it must have taken to get off the couch! I'm sooooo impressed! Good for you, and good luck on weigh-in day!

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The gym is calling...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I have my new (smaller!) gym pants on and I'm ready to go. Tonight is lower body and abs night.
Today the gym teacher at my school asked what I'm doing to lose so much weight. I told her how much I've been working out and that I've been really keeping track of my calories taken in. We agreed that staying active is really the key to losing weight and keeping it off. I want to be a positive role model for my students... I think it's important for young children to see the importance of activity and eating right.
off I go!

  
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TABBALOOSA 2/11/2009 8:26AM

    Isn't that like the best feeling in the world when people actually notice? And I applaud you for your desire to be a positive role model for the children - it is so important!!

Thanks for cheering me on! HUGS to YOU!
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lazy Sunday

Sunday, February 08, 2009

This morning I had an early morning performance, so I decided to stop at Dunkin' Donuts for breakfast. I got a gift card as a Christmas present from one of my students, so I figured today would be as good a day as any to use it. I got one of those flatbread sandwiches (the turkey sausage one). It was alright, not my favorite. But good for on the run. I actually could taste the sausage, which was good. I have to say, I enjoy eating my breakfast at home much more than on the road. The coffee I brew at home tastes better, too.

I didn't do a whole lot today, I was actually kind of lazy. Went to the local outlets to try on some clothes and see where I am, size-wise. I guess I'm right where I should be, realistically. However, in my mind I should be further along. It was still nice to see that I am making progress, though. Bought a new pair of gym pants - size M!!! I was so excited. Can't wait to wear them this week. I think by March, I should be right on target to hit my goal I set for then.

Off to another busy week... I am really making the gym a priority for me - same as doing my schoolwork or practicing the piano.

Have a happy week!

  
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TABBALOOSA 2/10/2009 7:15AM

    Yeah, lazy Sundays are awesome. Sounds like you had fun. Good to recharge in between your busy weekdays. emoticon

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AMYJEAN75 2/9/2009 10:30PM

    I love lazy Sundays. Sigh. emoticon

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