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Moving so much, I'm losing weight.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015      11 comments

I struggled with three pounds all summer. No matter how much I exercised and watched what I ate, I couldn't get to the low end of my weight range. Not so anymore! My class is a challenge, and I still have two more coming that will be just ... Read more
Surrounded by kids and I love it.
Saturday, August 15, 2015      11 comments

This is my 24th year of teaching. I was asked what kind of school I teach in. I teach in a public school, but in a self-contained special education classroom. I will have nine students this year. I have had students that range from "mild intelle... Read more
BUSY with all caps!
Thursday, August 13, 2015      10 comments

I don't think I have ever gone this long without blogging! I am back in school, can you tell? emoticon I ha... Read more
Getting rid of sparkpoints!
Tuesday, August 04, 2015      18 comments

I am on a new quest to give away all my sparkpoints. I love giving goodies and I'm trying to "spread the spark" to my sparkfriends. I hope to be under 100 soon. (It may take a while!) ... Read more
Really?! Ok, changing goals!
Monday, August 03, 2015      11 comments

As most of you know, we just got home from a five day vacation in the upper peninsula of Michigan where my husband is from. I ate Mackinac Island Fudge ice cream everyday and yes, even a large on some days. Pasties and pizza once. So I didn't de... Read more
Home again.
Sunday, August 02, 2015      9 comments

We made it home in record time, 12 1/2 hours. We were quite happy with six of us and the dog packed into my Mazda. We all fit four years ago when I bought it. Darn kids have to grow up! ... Read more
Less than 10 minutes.
Friday, July 31, 2015      13 comments

I power walked the "big hill" today. I didn't run a step, just to see how the time compared to when I walk the hills and run the rest. It was less than 10 minute difference. I've always walked fast, but now with my running slowing down the time... Read more
Thursday, July 30, 2015      7 comments

Here is a picture of the hill I ran up last night. It's all uphill, as you can see I wasn't exaggerating! ... Read more
A realization and a new goal.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015      7 comments

Yesterday involved lots of exercise. Two walks of almost 3 miles, hiking to see some waterfalls and Thimble berry picking. This morning I took a still tired dog on his morning walk. I put the app Map My Run on my phone. At one point I was wal... Read more
Lots of eating, but lots of exercise too.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015      11 comments

Yesterday was a large waffle cone of Mackinac Island Fudge ice cream and pizza. I also went on two long walks and ran almost three miles. I'm hoping that the exercise will offset the eating. In my defense, this may be the last time I get to eat ... Read more
Slower can be better.
Monday, July 27, 2015      7 comments

emoticon GHK1962! Your comment on my blog yesterday really hit home. She mentioned that running with my girls is WW... Read more
Working out after a long day of sitting.
Sunday, July 26, 2015      11 comments

We made it in 12/13 hours, due to the time change. I stayed in calorie range which isn't easy for me sitting in a car for that long. Grazing becomes very easy! We got here and chatted with the in-laws and the aunties. Then, the girls and I... Read more
Getting ready for vacation.
Saturday, July 25, 2015      11 comments

We will be leaving in the wee hours of the morning for our annual 13 hour drive to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. My husband's family lives there and it will be one of our last trips there. His mom and stepdad are renting out their place to pr... Read more
Level 21
Friday, July 24, 2015      8 comments

I didn't realize that I moved up a level. I am now on Level 21! Yay! That's a lot of points, but I have many more to earn. The levels are similar to life. I've lived a lot, but I have a lot more to live! I'm hoping that this new lifestyle ... Read more
Kids are getting older, but I am "aging younger."
Tuesday, July 21, 2015      14 comments

My third child, and oldest son, is 17 today. He is a great kid, if I do say so. It's a little strange when your kids keep getting older. My four are now 15, 17, almost 19, and 20. It seems like yesterday they were all little and then I blinked ... Read more

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