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Cybermom4 - Wednesday Jan 27, 2016
(counting calories and adding exercise)
Weight: 191.6

 A police recruit was asked during the exam, "What would you do if you had to arrest your own mother?"

He answered, "Call for backup."






A little humor to start the morning 








B - 6 pieces pineapple 6 pieces of watermelon

Packing my lunch for today- Deli Tuna from Starkist and ritz crackers - will eat only 5

Add more fruit and lots of water.

I went all day yesterday  - no soda!!  Honestly, it wasn't too bad.

I did have a total of two glasses of apple cider vinegar lemon and water - that really helps my stomach for some reason and curbs some cravings.

Well, I am finally venturing into the snow.  I was able to work from home Mon and Tues but I don't want to use all my WFH days now.  I want to save some for June when the weather gets nice.

Have a wonderful day!! 



Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 41.6 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 01/27/2016:
Well done on the food. Stay safe on the snowy roads.

puddles on 01/27/2016:
Congrats on the soda. Have another great day.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/27/2016:
Lol, I love your PO joke! I want to be a cop & love everything related to it! Tasty fruit! I also start my morning off with carbs – Kombucha drink which has a bit of sugar in it…the kombucha I drink has the same effect as your apple cider vinegar & water. Kombucha is probably stronger. It stimulates the digestive system to MOVE & quickly! So perfect in the mornings! The vingegar stimulates I think it’s the kidneys and everything. People use the lemon and vinegar that way purposely lol – it’s not just u! You don’t like veggies? I don’t love fresh veggies but I do love cooked ones. You can have a whole plate of cooked veggies with your lunch for just the smallest amount of additional calories & so healthy! Our new days start when the weather is nice! It’s perfect timing – they start around April  Perfect for summertime & the nice weather. And it makes it so that we don’t waste them all in the winter (since most of us have probably used them up anyways!)

Awesome50 on 01/28/2016:
Loved your joke! Good job on the no soda for the day. It's really hard for me to not have it. A diet soda addict I am. Have a healthy day!

Cybermom4 - Tuesday Jan 26, 2016
(counting calories and adding exercise)
Weight: 191.6

 New news that just may - NO WILL , change my habits.  I have been a LONG time diet pepsi drinker and I just read this article from My Fitness Pal that said

:the recent San Antonio Longitudinal Study of Aging found that over the long term, people who drank two or more diet sodas a day had their waist circumferences increase a whopping 500% more than those who didn’t drink diet soda.

That is UNbelievable.  I always knew it was not great but to know that this drink is one of the main causes of my belly full of jelly is eye opening.  Actually it is enough to make me quit cold turkey.  500% more!!  Shocking!!


B - coffee, orange, tall glass of applecider vinegar and lemon water.


L - maybe 1/2 panera sandwich

D - other 1/2 of panera sandwich


Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 41.6 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/26/2016:

makes me want to quit diet drinks...lol....I drink a lot of caffeine drinks.

that is a crazy percentage!

I do drink a lot of water, too. I'm sure if I cleaned up my diet, my skin would be so much cleaner also.

happy for you. you can replace it with natural seltzer (not the flavored water with aspartame, but the natural ones)

cybermom4 on 01/26/2016:
is aspertame on the label?

grannyannie on 01/26/2016:

cybermom4 on 01/26/2016:
I know -- right!!

puddles on 01/26/2016:
Definitely interesting facts.

cybermom4 on 01/26/2016:
I agree

innerpeace on 01/26/2016:
Wow! I was thinking about giving up my Diet Dr. Pepper for the month of February and see how that goes. Thinking it has a lot to do with my face break outs too. I'm going to give it a try. Good luck to you. Headache begins....NOW.

cybermom4 on 01/26/2016:
I've got the coffee brewing just in case.

Cybermom4 - Monday Jan 25, 2016
(counting calories and adding exercise)
Weight: 191.6

Whew, what a whirlwind weekend.  26 inches of snow - no where to park but in the driveway (we have 4 drivers at home).  The roads are piled high with plowed snow and the mail man just thanked me for the nice path my hubby made for him.  My hubby was  out for over 3 hours hand plowing and shoveling.  He helped quite a few of the neighbors and boy was he glad that he works out at the gym - the plowing and shoveling was work for him, but not bad he said.

I spent all weekend getting ready for semester B for my 5th graders.  They have a big research project to work on and I had to break it into bite size pieces for them.  Thankfully a teacher on my team created a few pages of 'hand holding samples' that the kids will really benefit from.  For example our one lesson today was just having an 'eagle eye' for punctuation in a bibliography reference.  It was fun as we made it into a game - but this is all new territory for me as well as them (I taught  3rd grade for the last 7 years).  I kind of  like the challenge.

could not go to the pool today with the cars all parked in and the kdis colleges being closed for the day.  I may be able to go tomorrow because I have half a day since I am working the after school program tomorrow evening.

I have really begun to embrace the Oprah mantra - let 2016 be the year of the best you - and it is not about a scale number but a good feeling about eating right and not stressing.

I love Horn O Plenty for recommending that I eat TONS of veggies - it is a great idea and it really does get me away from the sweets.  Once the roads are okay, I will hit the store for more veggies.

Well - off to drink some water and work on some student work.


Have a wonderful day!!

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 41.6 lbs to go!

puddles on 01/25/2016:
Congrats you really sound motivated. Have a great evening.

OhioRaven on 01/25/2016:
HP has me eating lots of veggies too.

grannyannie on 01/26/2016:
Yes, eat tons of veggies! Stay safe driving on those roads.

Cybermom4 - Saturday Jan 23, 2016
(counting calories and adding exercise)
Weight: 191.6

wow - Yesterday was a whirlwind day.  It was the end of the marking period and I was in the midst of my grading and then I had to stop for meetings and now I have all day today (Saturday) to work on grading and reportcards.  I kept thinking  "I missed DD today!!" & My Fitness Pal - I failed to log there both Thursday and Friday!!  My eating was good  - tuna , salmon, veggies, fruit and caved in on one package of tasty cakes mid morning yesterday.  I think it was the stress triggering me to crave sugar.  I ate it and it tasted good I admit, but then it was water water again all day.


I have discovered if I drink regular water , my stomach feels very bloated and achy.  Not sure if it is the tap water and the chemicals.  I have been making an apple cyder vinegar with fresh lemon mix and that is amazingly good for my stomach.  It is a bit bitter and twangy, but once it is in my stomach - I feel so good.  Must google and you tube the info about that drink.


Well, I did not lose my 6 lbs in two weeks like I had hoped but I did go to the pool Thursday and it felt great.  I love my new aqua jogging belt.  It is much nicer and lighter than the Y belt.  It is a bit cumbersom to carry around but no worries, it is worth it.  Thursday I was sooo cold and I didn't want to go but once I got there it was great and I told myself to really meditate on this good feeling of movement and energy to get me to keep on going and not give up.  My daugher who is in Dental Hygine School, was on her feet all day and told me her feet just hurt so bad she didn't want to go running that night so she went to the pool and swam and felt wonderful!!  We talked about the different things you can do in the water if you don't have goggles like treading water and using the dumbbells in the deep end while treading.  It was a fun conversation.  Anyway - if anyone gets the chance to hit the pool, I'd love to hear what you do.  I was swimming laps but for some reason that was hurting my knee joints.  Not sure if it was the way my hips were rotating when I swam (I used to swim competitvely so laps were the first thing I wanted to do) but I wasn't getting any comfort from doing laps.


Well, sorry to be rambling - Hope everyone has a wonderful day.  It looks like I will be indoors all day.  It is a winter wonderland out there!.   Sally has the right idea!

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 41.6 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 01/23/2016:
Hope you can continue to swim without knee pain. It's great exercise! Have a lovely weekend.

puddles on 01/23/2016:
Yes Sally does have the right idea. A great day to cuddle up with a good book and just relax. Have a great weekend.

Donkey on 01/23/2016:
I love brown tabbies - such a pretty name too!

cybermom4 on 01/23/2016:
Awe thanks. We have a solid black Oliver too. We had him as a 2 month old back in July of 15. Sally was a stray that is about the same age and they pal'd around together outdoors. It wasn't long before she invited herself in for treats and finally won her way into our home and hearts. She is soooo cuddly. She is really becoming an indoor cat at her own choosing. I guess being out in the elements for two years was enough for her.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/24/2016:
Yeah, if your daughter's feet hurt her, it's good to rest them and not jog. Injuries come from not resting. Long time ago, when I was in xray school, I needed to be on my feet all day and i'd also get sore feeling! lol, now I have a desk job to get all mushy at!

Anyways, nice job to you for continuing to think positive. Good job on getting yourself an aqua job belt. Sometimes, it's good to purchase something if it's going to facilitate your workouts and make you more efficient and effective at getting them done!!

I purchased workout gloves but for some reason stopped using them. But when i'd get my nails done, they'd always wonder about my calluses from weight lifting. And holding a guy's hand would feel so rough to him - and also the calluses were annoying to me when they peeled. so I wear the gloves to workout and everything is better. also, when I wear good fitting clothes, my workouts are ALWAYS more fun :)

so, yeah, sometimes the equipment and gadgets we spend money on are more effective than we'd imagine. they help us greatly to have better workouts. And that's worth the price!

Cybermom4 - Thursday Jan 21, 2016
(counting calories and adding exercise)
Weight: 191.6

 Reflecting on yesterday:

B - fruit

S - 10 ritz crackers - diet pepsi

L - deli tuna pack - diet pepsi / water

S - two mini snickers - (I happened to be in my bottom drawer and found them- I should have pitched them but I said 'Oh this looks good!!" - water

D - fruit - potatoe - vodka and OJ - (small) - pork chop (grilled)

5 glasses of water

I hit the pool today.  It is very cold out, but I am going to go anyway.  My aqua jogging belt arrived and I am eager to try it.  I hope I like it better thatn the one I borrow at the Y.  I didn't NEED to buy my own, but thought it would be good just in case.  I also bought water hand weights for arm movement and a little more.

 UGGG - I just caught my stray kitty (sally) using my couch as a scratching post - UGG!!  She is a stray and she has been getting very comfy with us.  I am not ready to have her clawing up my furniture.  I have my own cat (Oliver)  who knows to use the scratch post but Sally has a limp leg and I don't think she can climb up that post. I think we have a smaller one in the attic (just thought of that).  Pets - either you love them or Not.


Have a great day everyone!!   And thank you all for the messages - I have been very busy at work (it is the end of the marking period today so kids are scrambling to get theri work submitted so I'm swamped).  I hope to relax a little over the weekend and catch up on your posts.



Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 41.6 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 01/21/2016:
Have fun with the aqua jogging! Have a healthy day.

cybermom4 on 01/21/2016:
Thank you :-)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/21/2016:
hi there! I am also a diet drink junkie. just remember, your body does need water. and the alcohol & diet drinks are dehydrating so try to also drink that same amount in water!

this should be a nice weekend to relax over here as well! the impending snow storm will pretty much be my reason to stay indoors except for errands and gym. looking forward to another relaxing winter weekend. :)

cybermom4 on 01/21/2016:
Great tip - I knew the alcohol was a lot of unnecessary fat, but didn't think about the dehydration. Very good point. Increase water - got it!

puddles on 01/21/2016:
Keep working at it. Hard to correct all our bad habit in a short period but over time it will change. Have a great day.

Awesome50 on 01/21/2016:
I love diet cola too. I really have to work on reducing that and replacing it with more water. We are all a work in progress. Have a great day!

liza36 on 01/21/2016:
What is an aqua jogging belt? Is it weighted? Have fun with it.

cybermom4 on 01/21/2016:
Just the opposite - it is a floating belt to allow you to stay above water while you work out your arms and legs. It is lots of fun!

Cybermom4 - Wednesday Jan 20, 2016
(counting calories and adding exercise)
Weight: 191.6

 OK - I'm going to be totally honest here

I had a great lunch (tuna and crackers) lots of water then when I got home I binged on 2 snack bags of cheetos, .5 C icecream and one pack of poptarts and an ounce of raspberry vodka!  I had to write this so I could see how terrible it looks!!  I don't know what happened to me - I was possessed.

I saturated my body with water all night and was very very surpitsed to see my wieght go down .4!!

Now I know that can change and I'm not going to dwell on this - but at least I didn't totally sabatoge my journey.

What caused me to do this?  Well, I was up at 4 am and worked all day - so I was pretty spent.  I should have just gone to my room and rested for 20 minutes (which i did end up doing after my binge).  I felt terrible when I woke up and that is why I drank tons of water.  I even made a big glass of apple cider lemon water and that always tastes good to me but I don't make it often.

Today is a new day - going to get some fruit for breakfast and start the day fresh!!  I had a good nigh sleep and I have a good day to work today - so with a good attitude, I am off!!!!


OH Yes - my son and wife are having baby # 2!!!  Maybe it will be a little girl 

Progress as of today: 3 lbs lost so far, only 41.6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 01/20/2016:
You sound like a nice, normal person who is trying to change their LifeStyle. Be good to yourself. Have a Good day, Mom.

cybermom4 on 01/21/2016:
Thanks OR - You are right - if I keep on thinking positively and honestly I really will change my lifestyle. Thanks for such support :)

grannyannie on 01/20/2016:
Don't beat yourself up. We've all done this. I usually do it when I'm tired and need energy.

cybermom4 on 01/21/2016:
That was exactly what I was - very very tired!!

puddles on 01/20/2016:
We have all had time like that the important part is getting back on track. Have a great day.

cybermom4 on 01/21/2016:
Thanks Puddles!! :-)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/20/2016:
Try to eat normally after a binge...it's what has helped me stay more on track. Sometimes, it's hard to limit calories too much after a binge & makes you want to binge more.

cybermom4 on 01/21/2016:
That is true. I did feel so guilty that I really went crazy with the water. I listened to a youtube video where the speaker said they just kept drinking water so that is what I did.

Awesome50 on 01/20/2016:
You were honest with yourself about the binge... Today is a new day.

cybermom4 on 01/21/2016:
A - you are so right and this is a big step for me. I am usually wanting to 'nice things up' and make things'not that bad'. If I am honest with myself and just accept that I do not have this managed yet - (and know that it is a daily process) I will make better gains than ever. Be HONEST!! Great mantra for me this week!!

Cybermom4 - Tuesday Jan 19, 2016
(counting calories and adding exercise)
Weight: 192.0

Well, it is 4 am here and I am wide awake.


Yesterday was an off day - not in a bad way, just odd.  I was very very groggy.  I think I was still recovering from an outing I had with our neighbors.  We took them out for a Christmas dinner to a really nice restaurant then came back and played a game.  Lots of wine and good spirits.  That was Saturday night.  I was okay sunday, but Monday bam!!  I was just lethargic.  I rested most of the day. did some grading and watched TV.  I probably should have gone to the pool, but I was just so weak.  Now I am up at 4 am.  some how I don't think this is going to be a good cycle!!


I'm not too worried as we all have nights where we wake up and can't get back to sleep. Just hope I don't get the 'yawns' all day LOL!! 



Progress as of today: 2.6 lbs lost so far, only 42 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 01/19/2016:
Have a Great day, Mom.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/19/2016:
I am a true insomniac as well. always wanting to check my phone and see if I have texts from my secret admirers! LOL lol lol.

Sometimes we need a good rest. did a bit of that this weekend also.

puddles on 01/19/2016:
I think I slept for everybody on this site last night. I usually get a solid 6 hrs a night but last night was a solid 9hrs and I lie down and don't move always wake up in same position and bed is not undone at all. If I start doing the toss and turn think I get up because it is a sure sign that I will not be sleeping. Have a great evening.

Cybermom4 - Saturday Jan 16, 2016
(counting calories and adding exercise)
Weight: 192.0

 UGGG - I was so excited to hop on the scale this AM only to discover I am now at 193.  Today is my weekly weigh in and I just don't understand.  I document all that I eat, I am exercising 2x per week, and really concentrating on what I am doing.  I guess I have to take my own words "I am not a number"  Focus on the mantra that "THis is the year of my best body"  !!  To be healthy means doing what I am doing and not getting upset by the scale.  Remember Weight Watchers slogan "Beyond the scale"  I am not a number.  I should not feel defeated.  I have lots to be thankful for.  The aqua therapy has helped my knees improve tremendously and to know that and to be able to walk so comfortably without knee pain is a true blessing.

Today's lesson for me was (summary) - so fitting for me today


Sometimes our faith (diet) fails but our God never fails.  We slip, make mistakes and falter - but He is the same everyday.  


I am loved by a great power who knows that life is a journey.  The world is made of many people - to be happy and healthy is to be rich and barring some feelings of defeat today - over all I am Happy and Healthy therefore I am rich.  At this moment I am working to count my blessings and not let 193 take away my love and joy.  My family loves me and never once have they said anything about my size            

I needed to see them as I work through this silly moment of defeat.  


I have scheduled a massage for today.  I have been having troube with my claves - the muscle and tendons are shortening (likely from my heels that I wear)  I don't stretch my calves as I should.  I am not getting charlie horses, just pain.  I will say, this too has improved since swimming but I had this scheduled for a month and I don't want to skip it.  Maybe she will massage away a pound or two.  I do know to drink plenty of water today.

Thank you for letting me vent........................................I think I am okay now.


Now for 

B - coffee and crunch fruit and nut cereal.

Progress as of today: 2.6 lbs lost so far, only 42 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 01/16/2016:
The number on the scale is not who your are and should not define you. Hang in there.

cybermom4 on 01/16/2016:
I agree in my head - now I need to get that truth in my heart.

puddles on 01/16/2016:
That is why we are here vent away. Have a good day.

H82BFat on 01/16/2016:
It's so easy for me to say: You are NOT the number on that scale!! But, I know from personal experience how THAT moment feels, when you just KNOW you're gonna see all your hard work & dedication reflected in that number and then.... you don't. All we can do is "stay the course".

My husband is constantly telling me that "the number" will fluctuate EVERY day no matter what you do. He bikes, RUNS on the elliptical & watches his caloric intake. In the summer, when he could get out & ride his bike (for MILES), he weighed almost everyday, just so he could see what his "trends" were. His advice to me is to just focus on staying within a "range", to try to do something (exercise) every day, no matter how small I think that something is & to just make some better food choices. We got this!!!

Awesome50 on 01/16/2016:
I echo what everyone else has posted. You are making progress in so many ways. No pain in the knees due to Aqua jogging? That's a huge victory I would say. That's something that is a victory that the number on the scale has nothing to do with. Your hard work through exercise and is paying off for your body fitness. You are winning and not defeated. The number is frustrating, I am guilty of letting that get to me oh so very often but we must remember to not let that alone determine our success. As you said ... Stay the course. You've got this!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/18/2016:
I also struggle with calf pain - it's been a struggle for me for actually 3 years or so.

Anyways, keep doing what you're doing. I can always give you tips on what to eat more of that will help the # go down on the scale. For one thing, I'll always be a huge believer in eating extra vegetables with my meals. LOTS of extra vegetables. I usually eat till I am stuffed if veggies are involved.

Cybermom4 - Friday Jan 15, 2016
(counting calories and adding exercise)
Weight: 192.0

 I"m soooo tempted right now.  I weighed myself with all my clothes and the number looked good.  Now I am dying to go in and take off my clothes and weigh in but I must wait.  Saturday is my weigh in day.  If I am going to do this I must do it right.  It is like resisting the cookie on the plate.  'What is one cookie?  What is one day?"  Really, if I am going to change my habits and my mindset - I have to understand that I can't just 'do what I want and be carelesss'.  It is the little steps that lead you to your goal.

I want to say thank you to all of you who kept saying 'Keep veggies in the house"  My munchie binge kicked in and I ate a 2 pickels, cooked asparigus and cooked cauliflower.  I really did not feel bad or deprived.  I ran out of fruit so I must get to the store.  I ate a banana yesterday too and I don't even like bananas but those munchies.  By 8pm I was ok - Boy I need an evening hobbie.  LOL  knowing me I'd go wine tasting!!

Maybe I will pick up a gym schedule and see if the pool is open between 6-8.  I think that it may be closed for team practice, but our gym has 3 pools so maybe one will be open.  Not sure I like the idea of being out at night but we'll see.

Well - it is Friday and I have Monday off for a holiday break.  I plan on working at home on lessons (organizing my Sem A so I have a good plan for next fall)  most of the day.  We are just about done with semester A so kids are submitting work like mad.  Then reportcards hit - At this time the principal has given us NO Duties for Jan 22.  We can use it as an inservice day for catch up.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he doesn't plan a prof dev at the last minute as I really need the time to work.  But as we do , we go with the flow!!

Well, I must get myself going.

Final note: Confidence doesn’t come from doing everything right or having it all together. Confidence comes from knowing we are loved.  We can be loved by one person only and that can be enough to enable us to walk into a room with a smile on our  face.  Isn't it nice to feel confident.  I know that this journey is not easy, but with daily effort and a steady walk, and 'diet diary'  we can accomplish sooo much!!  Already - I know that if I had not written down "I am going to the pool' I would have 'skipped it' and said maybe tomorrow. My confidence is growing and my body is slimming (both going very slow but that is okay).  One day at a time - it is hard to tell which comes first 'confidence or committment' - both are needed to make us strong.  May today be a day we SMILE and show confidence and love.


Progress as of today: 2.6 lbs lost so far, only 42 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/15/2016:
Absolutely fantastic final note. In general, everything you wrote I can relate to. Everything you wrote I can hear myself in my head writing something very similar. You are thinking RIGHT. You are on the RIGHT path. Cookies are crap is right! Just have other food instead on hand – and now you do. That’s how I do it. I don’t starve myself. I keep other options around. Don’t feel bad at all about eating all those veggies. With bananas, just one is good. But the veggies you can do extra for hardly any extra calories. You can indulge. Of course it may cause indigestion or bloating or gas – but – if you are willing to deal with those minor disturbances (which I DO deal with most days) – I can eat till being very full and not worry about gaining weight. At least one of my meals EVERYDAY is based on lots of volume. And on weekends, at least 2 meals or more is HIGH in volume and sometimes on weekends, EVERYTHING I eat is high volume – at least if I’m spending a lazy day at home relaxing. I don’t starve myself.

grannyannie on 01/15/2016:
Sometimes it's hard to stay on track but just keep reminding yourself of your goals. I go up and down but just keep trying.

puddles on 01/15/2016:
Good read. Thank you.

Cybermom4 - Thursday Jan 14, 2016
(counting calories and adding exercise)
Weight: 192.0

 C.S. Lewis wrote, “Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing yet had been done.”

I thought 'new year resolutions' were hard. It is amazing how quickly we forget that the love of God is not something we can box up and carry around with us. Love is meant to be shared. In order to share that love- we have to first 'refresh our supply'.

So Lewis does make good sense in the spiritual rhelm.  He also makes sense in the healthy living (notice I did not say 'diet).  If we are to begin healthy living - we have to build up our reserve and our resolve each day - sometimes each minute (esepcially for us evening grazers!!).  None the less - whether you have faith in a higher power or God or no one - Lewis still makes sense in the light of living day by day.

That being said - Today I go to the pool and will not just 'jog and watch the clock'  I will jog because it is good for me and I will watch the clock because I like to keep track of my minutes for my journal and see how much I can accomplish.  I will go to the pool because it is a good thing.  I am very fortunate that we have a membershiip and that I can take the time I need over my lunch hour to get therapy.  

I have much to be thankful for and it is good to start the day with a good mood. (I don't always start the day this way - often I am rushed and running and my brain is filled with all the things I have to do for teaching. Sometimes I am too formal with the kids ('OK, Lets put our eyes on the book and focus on our task').  I am proud of all that my kids can do and how responsible they are and we are all moslty peacful - but sometimes I fail to throw a little fun in the mix.  Not sure why - maybe I'm afraid if we take time to have fun, we will lose our momentum of learning or maybe I will 'lose control' - (wink wink).  I think it is the latter.  I like to be sure the kids are on task but you know the saying "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy!"  I'll have to think of some fun little things to do - even if it as simple as telling a riddle or a joke in the morning.

Well  - I have written way more than I thought I would this morning and I still have time to spare. Hmmm.  maybe something to having a moment to reflect before beginning the day.

May each of you 'begin your day' with a refreshing thought and be successful!!!  


B - coffee & 1 orange

S - 3 baby dills and 1/2  C cottage cheese

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Progress as of today: 2.6 lbs lost so far, only 42 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/14/2016:
I enjoyed reading your entry today. I can relate especially when you speak of beginning each day as a new day. To focus each day on caring for our health because we like to, not because we have to.

I totally forgot you were a teacher till I was reading more - easy for me to forget this especially bc I used to teach so I think I like to forget about teaching in general lol.

with your teaching, I can relate and understand why you like to keep such order in your classroom and you think twice about relaxing the atmosphere a bit & giving the kids a chance to have extra fun. Like you said, there's such a fine line with kids and they can easily "lose it" once a teacher lets go too much. But, good thing for you, it's not the beginning of the school year. This is good because you have more control and the kids know what to generally expect from you as their teacher. I know that at the beginning of the school year, more control is necessary and most teachers will not attempt to add too much "fun" in just yet..

enjoy your day! and yes, being successful starts with the choices we make right when we wake up.!!!

cybermom4 on 01/14/2016:
Thanks HP!! Have a wonderful day!! :)

OhioRaven on 01/14/2016:
Great post today, Mom.

grannyannie on 01/14/2016:
Nice post. Have a great day.

puddles on 01/14/2016:
Good read - have a great day.

innerpeace on 01/14/2016:
I just put together a team building scavenger hunt for my office. Here are the riddles I used. Maybe they will come in handy if you go that route with your kids. Most can be found in the home/office RIDDLES

I can slash but I have no knife, I can dash but I have no legs, I can pound but I have no hammer, I can star but I have no stage. -keyboard

Under pressure I wait, all shiny and red. Hoping one day I get used. I may save your life but I am dead. - fire extinguisher

I’m full of pins and interesting stuff, people share and can’t get enough. Paper and menus hang around; up on the wall I can be found. - bulletin board

Time to chill, time to think: go here for an ice cold drink. - refrigerator

I can announce your country, team or season. To display me you don’t need a reason.-flag

If you have a meeting in the office, you need to know the time and place. Something that can help with one of these things has two hands over its face. - clock

I soar overhead and I am a symbol of the USA, I’m majestic and regal and rodents my prey - eagle

I hang from the ceiling all night and day, if you are lost, you’ll look my way. -exit sign

Without ever moving I can show you the weather, sports and any other place, all you have to do is look at my face. - television

Give me something at which to look, at the push of a button you can have enough for a book. - copier

cybermom4 on 01/15/2016:
These are so cute!! Thank you :-)

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