The second day of the New Year! I love new beginnings....fresh starts....reasons to feel hopeful! I have been here an felt this way oh so many times before. In fact, I have started every New Year, every Monday, every month, every spring, every s... Read more
When Is It Time to Give Up?
My story is not unique. I have been overweight since the age of ten and I am now 56! I lost weight in my 20's using medically supervised diet pills. I regained that weight with my first pregnancy. I lost weight again following Weight Watchers b... Read more
I Am Not A Victim, I Am Powerful Beyond Measure!
I have been acting like a victim! Yes, I have had a weight issue my entire life. I generally a say, "I've been battling my weight" but that mindset is part of the problem.... Read more
My Happy Place!
I love summer because I am off from work and I have the luxury and freedom of time! Most of all I love summer because I can spend time at the beach!
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One Man's Legacy: Always Do Your Best!
On the morning of Tuesday March 25, my dad who lived with us, called me on the house phone intercom to tell me good morning and that he loved me. He use to come upstairs to say that each morning, but in the since his knee replacement in January,... Read more
2014...I Have to Tell You...
I am actually happy to greet you! I have welcomed years before you...NO you are not my first! Yet I know, you will be one I remember! I am ready for you like I have never been before. Yeah, so I am at my highest weight ...again...... Read more
Catching My Breath!
Finally, it's Columbus Day weekend and I am able to take a breath from the pressures of a new school, stop the stress eating, catch up on my sleep and visit with my Spark friends! After 32 years of teaching! I know September is always a hectic m... Read more
Teachers Always Plan
Well all good things must come to an end, so it is with summer. I return to work tomorrow. Tuesday & Wednesday are teacher days and the students come in on Thursday. I love my job, but always miss the freedom summer affords me. I get up daily at... Read more
Turning the Impossible into the I M Possible!
Summer is half over and before I know it I'll be back to work and the hectic pace of the school year. I want to go back to work a loser! I am on Day 38 of my 10,000 steps a day streak. Maintaining a streak is a powerful motivational tool for me... Read more
A Reason to Celebrate?
Thursday, July 11, 2013 was my 5th year anniversary here on SparkPeople or as we say here on Spark, my Sparkaversary. I did not post the date on any of my teams celebration lists because I did not feel like I had anything to celebrate. In fact, ... Read more
71 Days of Summer
School ended on Friday, so today officially starts my summer break. I return to work on September 3rd. I have 71 days of freedom! Freedom to focus on myself and a healthier way to live.
Here is my plan of action:
1. Drink a minimum of ... Read more
Today is April 1st and I welcome the new month. It is the month on my birth and I begin it with the week off from teaching for spring break. It has been a hectic and stressful few months. I resorted to my usual coping mechanism of eating to rel... Read more
A New Attitude
"Think about how different life could be if you stopped emphasizing the end, the fix or getting there, and began enjoying each step of the way. If one moment was as good as the next. If the goal in life was not to fix yourself but to transform y... Read more
The Promise of a New Year!
Here we stand again on the threshold of a brand new year! As I look back at 2012, there were missed opportunities, mistakes, regrets, times of fear, anxiety, and sadness, but the the year was also filled with moments of sheer joy, inspiration, h... Read more