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A Wednesday Carol
Wednesday, January 04, 2017      8 comments

This is one of those moments where I can easily predict the future. The Ghost of Wednesday-Evening-Yet-to-Come has shown me what will occur later today: I work until 4:00 and get home at 4:30. I have no idea what to make for dinner so I thr... Read more
Got Bustle?
Sunday, January 01, 2017      6 comments

Remember the bustle? That lovely 19th century fashion statement for all wealthy ladies? I gotta say, I'd personally like to bring the bustle back int... Read more
This Will Be Funny Later
Wednesday, November 30, 2016      5 comments

A series of unfortunate events kicked off an evening that left me screaming Edvard Munch-style in my car today. 1. Stayed at work too long, creating a panic with my daughter who needed a ride to dance. 2. Got a Kohl's bill for $80...even ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How I Learned That Tracking Matters
Sunday, November 27, 2016      137 comments

Sure, it's Thanksgiving weekend, and I didn't track my family get-together. Totally understandable, right? Ah, but here's the crux: I haven't actually tracked in a month. (I haven't weighed myself either -- let's not go there!) So tod... Read more
Singing Smoothie Praises
Thursday, October 06, 2016      2 comments

Over the weekend, my husband attended a nutritional seminar. He came home excited about a "new" concept: smoothies. "You've heard of smoothies?" he asked incredulously. "Well, yes. I mean, a smoothie is just a mix of--" "No, no. T... Read more
"Your A$$ is Huge"
Friday, July 29, 2016      12 comments

Got to admit, I'm still burning from my co-worker's comment on Monday: "I love you, but your a$$ is huge in those shorts," she had said while giggling. Here were my many internal reactions: Horrified -- OMG my butt is so big! Everyone... Read more
Summer Successes and Challenges
Tuesday, July 26, 2016      2 comments

Two months without a blog? You can tell my work laptop was turned in for the summer! Here's what's new: Successes: 1. Lots of fun with my family, including an adventure trip across Wisconsin, Minnesota, and South Dakota ending at Devil's ... Read more
Don't Call the Game Until It's Over
Monday, May 23, 2016      1 comments

My husband is guilty of calling the game the first time an opposing team scores. One touchdown during the first few minutes inevitably elicits an ominous prediction: "That's it. We're done. Might as well turn it off." Now, he does forget this pr... Read more
And...we're off!
Monday, May 16, 2016      4 comments

I feel like the starting gun has popped, and I am on my way! First, I have spent the last six weeks working uber-hard on a portfolio submission for the National Board Certification for teachers. Yes, it's a great endeavor, but I've let ever... Read more
Spring Arrives with New Beginnings!
Tuesday, April 12, 2016      1 comments

Ah, my dear Sparkfriends, spring is here, and the winter funk is dissolving more each day. I am back to tracking food -- and enjoying the challenge! -- and I plan to add in exercise in 15-minute intervals. My downfall has been an all-or-nothing ... Read more
It's Been A While...
Thursday, April 07, 2016      2 comments

...and that's okay. Because we're still here for each other. Because health and wellness is a journey. Because I'm back now. And I may come and go, but I'll always return.... Read more
What's My Spark?
Thursday, March 03, 2016      6 comments

I just read a great article about verbalizing your spark -- your motivation for a healthy life. I'm going to write as many as I can (good or bad). I want to eat well and exercise because... ...I'm a role model for my kids. I want them ... Read more
Suck it up, Buttercup.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016      5 comments

Yeah, yeah, I'm a whiner. Seriously, I had Oreos and potato chips for dinner last night. Thank goodness I can find the humor in it today. So what's going well? * New semester started today, and my 8th-grade classes are off to a lovely sta... Read more
Plan for tomorrow
Tuesday, January 19, 2016      2 comments

Breakfast: steel cut oats, Apple Lunch out, hopefully Panera Dinner: turkey meatballs with pasta Big day at work! Several school districts coming for a visit. Stressful yet invigorating. Meeting after school. Dinner after that. ... Read more
Winter Break = No Excuses for Missing Workouts
Saturday, December 26, 2015      2 comments

I like the feeling, at 1:00 in the afternoon, of my body recovering from a workout. Ahhh... I just finished 3 miles on the treadmill and 15 minutes of toning exercises, made a smart lunch, tracked everything, and here I am blogging and making a... Read more

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