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A month into this thing...

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I thought that since I'm a month in, I'd post my weekly progression. Although it is small change and it does depend on the clothes that I'm wearing, there is definitely a difference. My pants fit better. That feels amazing! I feel better about myself and my own self image. That is what keeps me motivated to keep going on this journey. I am down exactly 8 pounds in a month. I'm down 3" in my hips and 5" in my waist. Lets keep this going! Woohoo! I'm so, so proud of myself!! 








My beautiful classroom...

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Well I can't believe that another year is coming to an end. We have EIGHT short weeks left of school. And half of those week will be spent testing. The other day I was reflecting on this post back in August when I was getting ready to meet the new kiddos! There were newly sharpened pencils, fresh new binders, a clean room, the walls were crisp and perfect, and everything was in it's place. Now the room has been "lived in". Things are out of place (as much as I work to get the kids to put things away), the walls are covered in things we've learned throughout the year, desks have been moved, and there is the reflection of learning that has happened. Every year around this time I start to feel nostalgic about the school year. I reflect on how the year went and what these children have taught me. And for the last two months of school I try to savor every moment and teach these beautiful children all that I can about education, life, and much more! I LOVE TEACHING!!!…

Thinner Winner #5

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Well, it's been another week of this weight loss challenge. These weekly quotes really inspire me to keep going! I'm truly amazed that for the last four weeks, I keep on losing weight. Even when I feel like I've failed and haven't done very well, I still manage to lose something. That is truly motivating to keep on going! I'm a month into this challenge and I'm down about 8 pounds. I'm going to keep at this, through all the ups and downs, to keep losing the weight! As I look in the mirror and take my measurements each Saturday morning, I really do feel like my stomach is looking smaller. I'm losing inches and my clothes are fitting differently. This feels so good! This week I lost about 2 months. Woohoo!! So here's to another week...
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Thinner Winner #4

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Well…this has been a really surprising week! I was out of town for a few days. I tried to eat as best as I could while I was gone. But it's tricky to find healthy choices when you're out of town! And I wasn't able to exercise either (other than lots of walking to where I was going). But the days that I was in town I tried to work really hard. But I wasn't able to work as hard as I'd like. It was a really hard week. 
Yesterday when I stepped on the scale, I seriously thought the scale was lying to me! I was completely expecting a weight gain. I had lost two pounds this week. How is that possible? Seriously…how is that possible? I stepped on the scale three times before I accepted the fact that I had actually lost weight this week. So I'm down two more pounds, which is a total weight loss of 6 pounds in 3 weeks. Woohoo! I hope the scale keep reflecting my hard work. This has been so difficult!!! 
Thanks for all of your support everyone! The support of friends an…

Thinner Winner #3

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I am feeling .8 pounds lighter haha! I know it's not much but it's a step in the right direction. This was a really rough week! It was Speing Break so I was home more. I was busy getting ready for a yard sale so I didn't take the time to stop and make good meals. I did still exercise but not as much as I'd hoped! Every little bit counts. Although I had a rough week I'll keep plugging away and doing what I can. I know this process will take a long time. So as long as I'm trying and doing my very best I'll feel okay with that. Here's to another weekof hard work...



I wouldn't recommend this...

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Ouch!! As you know, a few weeks ago I decided that I needed to make some changes in my life and lose some weight. Well I'm less than two weeks in and IT IS SO HARD!!! I knew that already but I'm trying to do this the right way, and my body does NOT like that! I know there will be good days and bad days. But today my body was craving fatty foods. I didn't want to give in but I started to feel really sick. So I gave my body a little something. I guess I cut out too much too fast! I actually thought I was doing well. Guess not. ??

Anyways, on top of that, today I decided to go through all of my pants today. In my dresser there are two drawers for pants. One for capris, one for long pants. In all reality, the ones that actually fit me could fit into one drawer. I've been hanging on to some pants for quite some time. Some pants I've had sitting in my drawer for up to five years…saying that "they'll fit again someday". I'm sick of my drawers bulging ope…

Pinterest Fail!!

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Well…at work we keep this little laminated blue cards that are attached to rubber bands on our doors. That way we can keep our doors locked and still get in and out easily. It's for safety reasons so that if someone were in the building we could pull the card off the door quickly without having to take the time to lock the door. Anyways, a friend and I discovered these cute fabric "door jammers" that are much cuter than our little cards. We ofcourse turned to Pinterest and found what we thought was the Perfect Tutorial. (See picture and link below) As we started to follow the tutorial, we discovered that it wasn't as easy as we thought. We are both pretty crafty so we didn't think it would be that hard. Well…we were wrong! I guess we just stick to projects that DON'T involve sewing lol!! The sewing wasn't working out so well so we started hot glueing them. Well the rubber bands weren't staying in place so we thought we'd sew over the glue. Well, …