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Just Do It December
Tuesday, December 01, 2020      7 comments

Today is December 1st. Today is the day I start Just Do It December. My goal is to exercise for at least 10 minutes per day for 31 straight days. Came home today and marched in place while I watched the governor's update. We all expected h... Read more
Thursday, November 26, 2020      8 comments

Today is a day to reflect on those things for which we are thankful. We've lived through a long hard year. I think this year - more than ever - we need to reflect on those things. Since I am a teacher, there was so much help out there this... Read more
Week 3 No Fast Food November
Sunday, November 22, 2020      6 comments

I am doing really well with my No Fast Food November. We have had dinner out once or twice, but they were local places and there has not been a drive through involved in any of my meals all month. Breaking the fast food habit is the most import... Read more
Week 2 No Fast Food November Check In
Saturday, November 14, 2020      6 comments

We had to deal with Tropical Storm this week - Eta. In fact, if you saw the bridge collapse on the news, that wasn't very far from us. We are perfectly safe here. No flooding or loss of power, just a two-hour delay for schools so that it was day... Read more
Week 1 November Check List
Sunday, November 08, 2020      6 comments

I made one of my goals but had a tad bit of a problem hitting the other two. I didn't make my step goal or my carb goal. BUT, I managed to stay away from fast food all week. I really wanted Wendy's for lunch on Tuesday when my colleagues o... Read more
No Fast Food November
Saturday, October 31, 2020      6 comments

Since I live in a rural area, when we quarantined, the only places we could go to were the grocery store, drug store, doctor, and fast food restaurants. During the quarantine, fast food restaurants became a place of comfort and a respite from co... Read more
Along the Detour
Sunday, October 25, 2020      14 comments

Since I took a big detour, I am now back on the main road and headed toward my goals. I have to say I do feel a lot better. I cut back on carbs another 10% and upped my steps by 10%. I also joined a challenge on FitBit that is a combinatio... Read more
I just got so overwhelmed
Saturday, October 17, 2020      11 comments

I just couldn't do it. I allowed myself to get overwhelmed and stressed out for a few weeks. I slipped into a bout of depressions. I didn't follow my program, I ate too much, I drank too much and barely coped with each day. I had an epiph... Read more
Weekly check in
Sunday, August 30, 2020      7 comments

Even though we just finished our third week of school, it feels like it's only been a week. We only meet with half of our kids at a time, so we only see them two days per week. Things seem to be going pretty well. This weekend I actually fe... Read more
First two weeks of school
Saturday, August 22, 2020      6 comments

The first two weeks of school are always the hardest. The first two weeks of school during a pandemic were even harder. But, all the stuff we were worried about....were non-issues. Parents and kids didn't balk about wearing masks. There is... Read more
August Focus - Self Care
Sunday, August 02, 2020      5 comments

My focus for August is going to be self-care. After being out of the building and avoiding people since March, I go back to work with a whole new set of protocols in two days (August 4) To everything, there is a season. This August ... Read more
Day 26 of Exercise Streak
Thursday, July 23, 2020      6 comments

I didn't set a particular goal for my streak. I just wanted to see how far I could go and what would happen if I exercised at least 10 minutes every day. Today I am on day 26. Here's what has happened so far: I've walked miles up and ... Read more
Streaking Has A New Meaning!
Sunday, July 12, 2020      8 comments

Today was day number 15 of a workout streak. Not all workouts were long hard workouts, some were 10 minutes, some were 60 minutes, today's was 30 minutes. I actually tried a little tougher workout today that was supposed to be short but in... Read more
Virtual Lesson in Consistency
Wednesday, June 24, 2020      6 comments

A few weeks ago, our gym started offering virtual classes. I enrolled in a Wednesday morning training class for beginners. I use weights and a small weighted ball for strength, there is stretching, balance work, and cardio as well. At firs... Read more
Prom Night Picnic
Sunday, June 14, 2020      14 comments

We held a neighborhood prom this weekend for kids in our neighborhood. It was a lot of work,but boy did they have a good time. Our homeowner's association has a lake lot for dues-paying members with a dock, a boat ramp, green space, and a picnic... Read more

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