Thursday, September 27, 2007

I'm still here

I promise- life has just been really crazy this past week and I have been keeping up with my steps and miles but not my posts. I need to get back on track- I haven't lost or gained antyhing though!

Saturday, September 22, 2007


Well, I didn't so hot these last two days but tomorrow starts a new week and it's payday this week which means I can stock up on the "good for you foods". I am joining in with Maria and Gail to start the Leslie Sansone program that starts October 1. Please join us and if you nave any questions just go to Marias blog (Journey to Skinnyville- in my blogroll) and click her link. I hate trying to put a link in blogger so I do it as little as possible. In the last two days I have walked 4 miles total. I actually forgot my pedometer yesterday but I just took an estimate and today I only walked about 2 miles BUT about 1/2 mile of that was uphill.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


Before I fill out the Tag (from Gail) I went back and checked out my previous post with my first cholesterol level- it was 226. That's pretty good progress! Woohoo!!!

Anyway, here's the tag:

There is a new tag game going on in blogland.Here goes...

Four places I have lived.
1. Terre Haute, IN
2. Knoxville, TN
3. St. Petersburg, FL
4. Akron, OH (where I was born)

Four places I have been on vacation.
1. Seattle, WA
2. Pittsburgh, PA
3. Athens, Greece
4. Timisoara, Romania

Four of my favorite foods.
1. Grilled Chicken
2. Fruit
3. Green Beans
4. Potatoes (only I'm not supposed to eat them!)

Four places I would rather be right now.
1. Greece
2. Romania
3. Indiana (with my parents)
4. Ohio (with my nephew)

Four friends most likely to respond.
I don't know- Heather (Stampin' the Details), Kristina (Balance), Toni (Stampin Diva), Tami (Broken4Him)

This is actually a fun tag because it is a way to get know a bit more about those who you tag!

A quick Post- good news

I gave blood about a month ago and got the results yesterday. My non-fasting cholesterol level was 189 which was tremendously better than in May when I gave blood last. I told someone it makes all the grilled chicken and fruit and salads when I really want chicken nuggets and fries- taste a whole lot better! Even though I didn't lose anything this week (that's two weeks at the same number- I'm okay with knowing that number went down. It just gives me the incentive/motivation to kick it up a notch!

Breakfast- 1/2 pb sandwich, sb cereal bar
lunch- deli chicken with spinach, and cheese on a low carb wheat wrap, s-f pudding, apple
pm snack- 100 calorie sb snack bar, sb wheat crackers
dinner- grilled chicken fillet, fruit cup and dt. coke from Chick-Fil-A
snack0 1/2 pb sandwich

water- about 50 ounces, plus, diet mtn. dew

Thanks for reading and keep working hard. I walked about 4.4 miles.

Also- I have addresses for 3 of you (Gail, Maria, and Lynette) to send cards (I have two of them ready) so I would love to an address for any of my readers to send a note of encouragment. Just email me at and let me know your full name and full address.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Today was an okay day- a long one but okay. We have no kids on Friday so it's helping some to know that's coming.

breakfast: SB cereal bar, peanut butter sandwich
lunch: rotisserie chicken (deli) with cheese, lf ranch, spinach leaves on a wheat low carb tortilla, s-f pudding, apple with pb
pm snack: whole wheat crackers (SB) and a SB 100 calorie bar
dinner: turkey burger and 1 cup brown rice

water: I believe that I drank the majority of the water that I needed to (I drank 4 bottles which is about 68 oz.)

I walked right at 3 miles today so I'm off to add that to my count and tomorrow is weigh-in day (oh, yippee!)

Monday, September 17, 2007

Whew- I'm back

It was not a great weekend or last week. I did fine food-wise (I could have done better) but I survived! I am back though. Tomorrow I'll start back with the food/water details. I also finally got a new pedometer and I think it's going to work! I found at 20 dollar pedometer at Target on clearance for about 13 dollars. It showed I walked 13,000 steps today- which the pedometer shows as 7.81 miles- which is odd because I thought most pedometers said that every 2000 miles is a I will go with 7.5 miles (I'll give myself the benefit of the doubt since I didn't record yesterday's. Hope everyone has had a good day!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Busy Busy Week

This was an extremely busy week! I also have a ton to do this weekend- a lot of grading! It will get done but I am determined to create some cards and projects also! My plan is to do some reading tonight and then tomorrow do some cleaning in the morning, grading in the afternoon, and then creating in the evening! I'm just so tired right now as it is. I am not noting my intake for the past week but I already updated my walking- I put app. 9 miles for the week (again, I'm sure it was a bit more but I haven't bought anew pedometer yet. Talk to you soon!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


I just wanted to touch base and say I'm still here. I will update everything tomorrow night. I didn't lose anything- but I didn't gain anything either. I didn't do so well this week so I need to get back on track. Hope all is going well for everyone!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Monday!- Blech!!!

Today was a crazy day- kids all over the school were getting in trouble- my kids came in the classroom in bad moods and my ones who usually get in trouble- had pretty good days. i'm starting to think about options that I have and will have. I know that God has placed me at this school for a reason and a season- I'm just starting to wonder if the season is almost over. I leave drained every day- and I actually left things today at school- I am not ready for tomorrow but I needed to leave. That being said here's the stats for the day:

I believe I walked over two miles but I'll have to go with two miles so I'm pretty sure that I did at least that.

Breakfast: hard boiled egg, cheese, milk
lunch: 1/2 chicken sandwich with cheese, 1/2 hard boiled egg, s-f chocolate pudding, curves granola bar
pm snack- special K protein bar and string cheese. I also ate one of the new 3 Musketeers mint flavored candy bars. They come in two small pieces and I ate one. I might be buying the minis bag and putting them in the freezer (that way I won't eat as many at a time)- I think I might be able ration myself that way! They are really good and they have dark chocolate
dinner: turkey burgers with cheese, 1 cup brown rice, and 1 cup green beans - this was a REALLY good meal!! Have a great day!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Weekend off

I decided to take the weekend off from blogging. I forgot my pedometer on Friday and then on Saturday- let's just say I'll need a new pedometer. I put it on Saturday morning and then I walked around the house for a while then went and walked through the post office, walked around my LSS, then Hobby Lobby. I got home and checked it and it was still on 0. Since I don't fly I know that's not right! I'm about over the whole pedometer thing!!!!! I'll try one more but until then I'll just have to guesstimate at about 2 miles per day because that's about my average with a few days that are more. I'm thinking I might try rearranging my LR too so I have a little space to my exercise dvds (it's a very small lr). I'm also having some lower back issues and will be taking a trip to the chiropractor tomorrow. I'm hurting more than I have in a while. I'm not going to record what I have eaten this weekend but I have done pretty good- yesterday wasn't the greatest but I didn't stray too much. Have an excellent Sunday evening and I'll be back tomorrow!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Short Post

Today is going to be a very short post- I'm exhausted and have a ton of things to do tonight. I'm just going to post my food for the day.

Breakfast- peanut butter and banans on a whole low-carb tortilla
lunch- 1/2 chicken sandwich, s-f jello, apple, granola bar
pm snack- fiber one bar and then two hours later- Special K protein bar and string cheese
dinner- roast beef and whole wheat pasta and one slice of whole wheat break. However, I ate too much- I feel blah right now.

water: 24 oz., plus 15 oz. plus 15 oz. (54 oz.), 20 oz. dt. mtn dew and an 18 oz bottle of Fuze (Strawberry Melon). This is a low carb drink made with water and juice.

It also showed I walked about 2 miles but I'm thinking I walked more but that's what I'll go with.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


Today was a good day life wise but my kids are crazy. I hope you all know that when I say my kids I'm talking about my kids at school (I don't have any of my own kids). Some of them are okay but it's hard when they come in to the classroom in a bad mood from something that happened at home before school. It just starts off the day on a rough note and makes for an overall rough day. My other rant for the day- I went to a meeting today from 4:30 to 5:30 about doing an extended contract. It's a meeting that if I want to do this contract then I have to attend. I was the only one from my school who went and so I sat near the front of a room to get out on time ( I had somewhere to be). Well, that meant I sat with teachers from another school. The thing that irritates me is when people talk (not related to the session) throughout the entire time. I wanted to stand up and ask these teachers if they like it when their kids talk while they are teaching- pretty sure they would say no! Now, I know that I talk a lot but when someone is presenting something I listen and rarely say anything and if I do it's a brief comment to someone on what we are discussing. Oh, it made me so mad! I really think teachers are the worst at this.

Okay- now that that rant is over here's the good stuff:

breakfast- SB cereal bar, low carb whole wheat tortilla with peanut butter and banana
lunch- parmesan chicken, 1/2 sandwich of chicken (deli) and one slice of cheese (on one slice of 100% whole wheat bread), bowl of fruit (kiwi and grapes), s-f jello
pm snack- curves granola bar
dinner- grilled chicken filet and 6 chicken nuggets

water: 24 oz. plus 16.9 oz., 16.9 oz. (app. 58 oz) 20 oz. det mtn dew and 20 oz. diet coke

I walked about 4.1 miles today and lost 1 lb. this week.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Step 4 and back to the Daily Grind!

Step 4- Get moving with the kids

A study has shown that adults with kids living under their roof take in nearly 5 grams more fat per day then adults who are kid-free. Involve children in fitness to make it seem less like a chore and more likely to get it done. Here are some activities that you can do with children of all ages

Babies- walk or job with the baby in a stroller, sign up for Baby Boot Camp ( or find a mom and baby exercise class.

Toddlers and preschoolers- Put on some music and dance. Go for a bike rid, go to the park, go on a nature walk, anything to get them moving

School-age children- kick a ball in the backyard, take a karate class together, play tennis, any active movement or games

Tweens and teens- go in-line skating, play basketball or volleyball, play golf or frisbee golf, play tennis.

That's it!

Today was back to the daily grind- my kids are doing fairly well at school (not mine personally since I don't have any) but my first graders are hanging in there behavior wise. I actually probably have one of the best behaved first grade classes and I'm very thankful for that. It definitely helps keep my stress level down. I am enjoying the year BUT it's just draining- time consuming so to speak.

Breakfast- SB cereal bar, cheese
am snack- nothing
lunch- brown rice, veggie soup, a few bites of leftover chicken, and Fiber One bar
pm snack- curves granola bar and then about 2 hours later I had a Special K protein bar
dinner- 2 grilled cheese sandwiches on 100% whole wheat bread (I was only going to have one but I sort of burnt the first one) and a bowl of mixed fruit (apple, banana, and kiwi)
dessert- 2 nsa creamsicles

water: 32 oz. plus 12 oz., plus 12 oz. (56 oz.) and about 40 oz. of diet mtn. dew (yes, I know it's a lot- I need to not drink it quite so much).

I also walked about 5 miles today! Right at 10000 steps.

Monday, September 3, 2007

I'm back!

I'm back home-finally! I had a good visit with my sister and b-i-l (and of course my nephew). However, I did okay on parts of the weekend and not so good on others. I definitely didn't drink the water that I should have.

Friday I had ceral bar and cheese for breakfast
am snack- curves granola bar
lunch- 1/2 turkey sandwich, s-f pudding, grapes
pm snack- curves bar
dinner- grilled chicken filet and 8 piece chicken nuggets (Chick-fil-a)

breakfast- SB meal bar
lunch- grilled chicken filet and fruit cup
pm snack- ??
dinner- mini ravioli

breakfast- SB cereal bar
am snack- Fiber One granola bar
lunch- grilled chicken filet and side salad with ranch dressing
pm snack- Fiber One granola bar
dinner- SB turkey and bacon club wraps

breakfast- SB cereal bar
lunch- 4 piece chicken nuggets and apples (McD)
snack- peanuts
dinner- grilled chicken with mozzarella cheese and 1 cup brown rice with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter and cheddar cheese
dessert- creamsicles

I can tell I haven't been drinking my water- ugh! On Sunday, my sister and I took my nephew to the Columbus Zoo and I figured out the trick to the pedometer. It says to put it where the crease in the pants would be but that doesn't work- I realized it needs to be on the side of the leg and then it will give a more accurate count. The whole zoo itself is 2.2 miles and that doesn't include any other walking I did so I estimated (I didn't get a good read because of not having it in the right spot) at 3 miles. Plus, I had 1 mile today (even with traveling).plus at least a mile on Saturday. I'll post step 4 tomorrow (I'm exhausted from traveling back today and I'm not sure how much longer I can keep my eyes open). I will post it tomorrow though! Have a great evening!