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Three-Quarters of Americans Could Be Overweight by 2020: Study
Friday, September 24, 2010      3 comments

This was a health news article on SparkPeople today. I refuse to be one of these people. Within a year I will be a normal weight and I will not rejoin the ranks of the overweight and obese. SparkPeople is here to change this. Finally, after... Read more
A Sermon on the Mountain of Processed Food!
Thursday, September 23, 2010      5 comments

Restaurants and food manufacturers add fat, salt, and sugar to foods to make them hyper-palatable so people crave them more. They don't even have to do studies to find out which foods people will purchase more often. They just add the fat, sug... Read more
I Am Tired
Wednesday, September 22, 2010      1 comments

I am tired but I am going to go home and exercise. Hopefully it will re-energize me!... Read more
My Big Lunch Salad
Tuesday, September 21, 2010      1 comments

For lunch each day I make a big salad, usually the night before. Today my salad has baby spring mix, baby spinach, radishes, grape tomatoes, yellow bell peppers, cilantro, English cucumbers, and radishes. The dressing I chose for today is a ... Read more
Today is Day 40 of My Personal Exercise Streak With Leslie Sansone!
Monday, September 20, 2010      0 comments

I have several Leslie Sansone DVDs. I have been rotating and even co-mingling them for 40 days now. I started doing exercise for 20+ minutes and now I'm over 60 min. I feel great. I have to make the time but here's my secret which prob... Read more
Cookie, Cookie, Who Ate the Cookie?
Monday, September 20, 2010      3 comments

Or was that cookies? Paradise Bakery has these little cookies called Chippers. I had a salad and ordered a bag of 6 Chippers. I ate 4 of them. I don't think anyone else ate one this time. They are small but still....I should know better. I... Read more
Adios Pound # 64!
Saturday, September 18, 2010      4 comments

I'm down another pound this morning. Tomorrow I will weigh in for the Lose 10 by 10/10/10 Team. Hope it's still gone tomorrow. I think it will be. I exercised this morning and I am watching my portions sizes and tracking what I eat. It ... Read more
SparkPeople Things I'm Using to Stay Motivated
Friday, September 17, 2010      3 comments

1. I'm tracking my exercise. Today is Day 37 of a personal exercise streak. I started back exercising after getting back from vacation (where I did exercise) and vegging out for a few weeks and now I can't stop!!!! (I always need a vacation ... Read more
A Reminder to Pray for Our Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan
Thursday, September 16, 2010      1 comments

A student I once had but is now in Jr. High stopped by to help in my classroom. Her dad will be home from Iraq in 15 days. He had also been in Afghanistan. He's been there since last Sept. He got to come home for 4 days last Thanksgiving and... Read more
Thank You, God!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010      2 comments

How often do we thank God for SparkPeople and for helping us reach our goals? I do know I have prayed for years for help with my food addiction and less than healthy lifestyle (not being active enough). I know that God always answers ou... Read more
Washing Hands
Tuesday, September 14, 2010      2 comments

I read a health article on SparkPeople today about adults washing hands after using a restroom. Hand washing habits were observed and recorded at a high profile location in each of these cities: Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, and one other ... Read more
From the Mouths of Babes
Sunday, September 12, 2010      5 comments

I teach first grade. During Friday's spelling test, as I prepared to say the next word on the list, I said, "This word is a hard one." One little boy replied, "It's not that hard once you get to know it." Oh, my gosh. That blew me a... Read more
Marathon Grading at Starbucks
Sunday, September 12, 2010      2 comments

I had to get out of the house today. I also, had to grade papers. I usually go the library if I need to grade without distractions but today I decided to go to Starbucks. I ordered a tall (which is small in Starbucks lingo) iced coffee unswee... Read more
Thursday, September 09, 2010      5 comments

I ran today. Not in a 5 K or even for a long distance, nothing like that. I had to go to extended care to pick up a student whose parent was waiting and I ran. I suddenly realized I was running and wasn't getting out of breath like normal. I... Read more
Will Power and Mushroom Pizza
Wednesday, September 08, 2010      4 comments

I love mushroom pizza. Today our administrative assistant called and said there was a mushroom pizza for lunch. I am eating my salad with spinach, radishes, red bell pepper, mushrooms, grape tomatoes, English cucumbers, and spray on Ranch vini... Read more

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