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Please Tell Me That Slow Weightloss is Better
Saturday, June 20, 2009      1 comments

The closer I get to "One"derland, the slower the weight seems to come off even though I am taking off about 2 lbs. a week. I am so looking forward to reaching that goal. My pants are less tight but I sure wish I couldn't wear them anymore. No... Read more
Beware If You Are Driving In Arizona (or Sledge Hammer on the 51)
Friday, June 19, 2009      1 comments

Yesterday a man got out of his vehicle on the 51 which goes N/S through the Phoenix metropolitan area. He took a sledge hammer and started attacking a photo radar camera. I... Read more
I Feel a Void
Wednesday, June 17, 2009      0 comments

I just took my friend, who has been visiting for a week from out of state, to the airport. As I drove home I felt such a void. An emptiness. It was nice having that company for a week. Time flies. I wish it would slow down. We had a ... Read more
My Best Friend is Visiting
Thursday, June 11, 2009      1 comments

My best friend from childhood is visiting. We are tracking nutrition and exercise.... Read more
The Great Procrastinator
Monday, June 08, 2009      2 comments

I am a great procrastinator. Right now I should be cleaning my house. I have a visitor from out of state coming Wednesday. But I finally finished packing up my entire first grade classroom into plastic storage tubs (we do this at the en... Read more
Fried Green Tomatoes
Sunday, June 07, 2009      5 comments

For Stage 3 of the Spark Diet I had to watch an inspirational movie. The movie I watched was Shawshank Redemption. It was one of their choices and I really like that movie. Another movie I really like is Fried Green Tomatoes. I find the char... Read more
El Pollo Loco Flame Grilled Chicken: Great Nutrition Tracker
Friday, June 05, 2009      3 comments

I don't know if the El Pollo Loco restaurant chain reaches across the USA but it is here in Phoenix. I always feel like I'm eating healthier when I choose it over other fast food places. ... Read more
Hope for Flabby Arms
Wednesday, June 03, 2009      5 comments

I remember several years ago a colleague/friend and I were talking about our arms. At that time we were in our 20s and our arms were ok. I'll never forget her saying that she never wanted to get arms like those ladies back in Kansas with the f... Read more
Memories: Even Bad Ones Help Define Who We Have Become
Tuesday, June 02, 2009      4 comments

My youngest sister found this picture and mailed it to me. She thought it would be an incentive to get back to a normal weight. It's been on my refridgerator. I just scanne... Read more
My Summertime Harangue: Why Do I Live in the Desert?!
Monday, June 01, 2009      4 comments

It's that time of year when I wonder why I moved to the desert. I grew up with a lake literally in my backyard. What could be more extreme? Lake to desert. When the ice storms, blizzards, and the icy wind roll through my hometown, I am g... Read more
I Celebrate Myself!
Sunday, May 31, 2009      3 comments

There is a quotation from Song of Myself by Walt Whitman It's 3 simple words! Easy to remember and full of meaning! "I celebrate myself..." I picked that as my motivational quote for Stage 3 of the Spark Diet. I celebrate m... Read more
I Have a Spring In My Step and My Chubby Cheeks are Smaller!
Saturday, May 30, 2009      3 comments

Two months ago I started SP. I now walk down the hall with a spring in my step that had been missing a long time. I just finished the Sweatsuit to Swimsuit BootCamp and although I won't be wearing a swimsuit anytime soon I am definitely ... Read more
Bring On the Pizza
Friday, May 29, 2009      4 comments

I called my son and asked if he wanted to get a pizza. He said he was finishing laundry and then he would go pick one up and bring it to my classroom where I am packing up the room. I told him I wanted thin crust with black olives and/or mushr... Read more
The Cotton Plant That Came Back From the Dead!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009      1 comments

We planted a cotton seed that I had picked up in a cotton field YEARS ago. I'd say 14 years ago. It was growing nicely and was looking very healthy and then over our Easter/Spring break I left it in the classroom. I forgot to take it home to ... Read more
Fruits and Veggies for Our End of the Year Party
Wednesday, May 27, 2009      1 comments

Tomorrow my class is having an end of the year party. We are having assorted fruits and vegetables. I bought organic carrots with the tops still on. (The green stems and leaves.) I try to buy them every year. They just love eating those car... Read more

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