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Cheesecake Face....
Monday, November 26, 2007      4 comments

So I made a peanut butter cheesecake for my classroom aide whose 25th birthday was today. She felt VERY honored, as she knows #1) with 4 kids I have very little time to cook and #2) I really do not enjoy cooking. Last night I licked the spatul... Read more
Too cute...
Sunday, November 25, 2007      5 comments

She is....just wanted to share : ) So today was a strength training day. I've only just begun (day 3), but I can already tell a slight difference as my muscles weren't "quivering" while doing the exercises as soon as the last two times : )... Read more
Strength Training...
Saturday, November 24, 2007      5 comments

So I've done 2 whole days now of strength training. Losing the weight has left me proud, more confident, and yes, looking much better, but I'm still not feeling quite satisfied with the physical results. SO...instead of focusing on weight loss... Read more
Thanksgiving thoughts
Thursday, November 22, 2007      5 comments

So today was a very nice day with the family. Lots of laughing...LOTS of food. the picture above is the Swiss Cake dessert I made. I HAD to post a picture of it as it's the cutest food item I've ever made. It was a hit : ) I did not eat any... Read more
Can't think of a good title!!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007      3 comments

I needed a few things in order to make my dishes for tomorrow, so off to store I went - the day before Thanksgiving...with the kids : ) It wasn't too bad, surprisingly. Anyway, I saw a rack of pants that were just like a pair I currently have ... Read more
14 Servings
Tuesday, November 20, 2007      4 comments

I typically buy treats that come in single serving size packages. My favorite is the Blue Bunny Krunch Lites. The best part is that they are individually wrapped. No temptation to overeat - when it's gone, it's gone. But for a change, I boug... Read more
Fringe Benefits...
Sunday, November 18, 2007      2 comments

Something Heidi wrote in her blog tonight sparked this thought. She mentioned the confidence that has come with weight loss. I, too, have experienced that. My choir members have mentioned how much more confident I've become as a director. I... Read more
Resetting my body???
Saturday, November 17, 2007      6 comments

So I have found in the last several weeks that I have been more "munchy". I've not been horrible, but I have been indulging in just a little extra of this and that. I think that as time wore on, I became increasingly munchy as a result. So th... Read more
Won't be eating that : )
Friday, November 16, 2007      5 comments

This is a yummy Schwan's vanilla sundae cone - smooshed into the floor by a cute little foot. My 7 yo daughter was eating it and dropped it on the floor just as my 2yo daughter came running through and stepped on it. My 7yo burst into tears, b... Read more
Splendid
Thursday, November 15, 2007      5 comments

Today our tech guy asked me how I was. "Splendid" was my answer. His response to me was "aren't you a basket full of adjectives"! He was also my 10th grade English teacher, by the way ; ) I always answer that question with a "great", "wo... Read more
Phat? Nope, just fat...
Sunday, November 11, 2007      7 comments

So this pic is from our vacation to TN over July 4th of this year. At that point, I had lost 40 pounds, but had been plateau'd for 7 months and had considered the possibility that I may have been at my "comfortable weight". I was 142# in this... Read more
Nasal Extraction and other misc. thoughts...
Friday, November 09, 2007      6 comments

I have way too many thoughts tonight, but I'm gonna go ahead and blab about them all...this may be long... So last night was P/T conferences. It's funny being a "parent" now in meetings when I was just the teacher for so long...anyway, my ... Read more
Good choices
Thursday, November 08, 2007      9 comments

Today was a 12-hour day at school. We had parent/teacher conferences and we get tomorrow off!! So the PTO provided lunch and dinner for us. I decided I'd eat one meal with my co-workers ... don't want to be anti-social : ) I decided I'd allo... Read more
Count me in...
Wednesday, November 07, 2007      3 comments

I just read a Spark article that says 5-10% of people who lose weight are able to maintain...wow...that's LOW. So that just goes to show that after the hard work is "over", it's not. It has to remain high priority. I will be in that 5-10%....... Read more
Ready to Eat...
Tuesday, November 06, 2007      5 comments

This afternoon was my weekly trek to the grocery store (with the kiddos...). As I was perusing the cheese section, I happened across a tub (similar to a Cool Whip container) that read "Ready to Eat Cheesecake Filling - Chocolate Dream". Oh, my... Read more

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