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by alene1
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4028
Views: 1412482

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Linda, that's tough about people pressuring you to get together, even with social distancing. It will be good practice for you to speak your mind and hold your ground. You can always do a Zoom chat. I'm doing a Zoom happy hour with some friends this weekend. :) I'm sorry Tessa is so mad at you. :( I...
by alene1
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2911
Views: 916270

Re: automated eating tracker

Wow, you're really getting those steps in! I bet today will be better in the mood department. The moods come and go, and hopefully the bit of sunshine today will bring in a happy mood. :)
by alene1
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020 Exercise: Steps: B: oatmeal, turkey sausage, Swiss cheese L: LC wrap w/turkey/cream cheese, apple w/PB S: D: I had a good day yesterday. I got a fair amount done for work, but I need to be more focused today for sure!! I need to get my progress reports all done by tomorrow ...
by alene1
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Auto, I hadn't thought of it before, but April is a really pretty-sounding name! Give yourself grace on the grumpy mood. We are all in a very weird space right now, and topsy-turvy emotions are to be expected. You can hijack any time! :) Linda, it is very special to me that I am sharing the knitting...
by alene1
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2911
Views: 916270

Re: automated eating tracker

Yes, more people are outside trying to get a break from being indoors all the time! Hopefully you'll generally hit a quiet time when you get on that trail.
by alene1
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4028
Views: 1412482

Re: Linda's daily check-in

Congrats on the new pup! So much fun for your family during this time. I hope you have as smooth a transition as you can, and enjoy the chaos! :)
by alene1
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 Exercise: cardio dvd 30M Steps: 9,639 B: oatmeal, turkey sausage, Swiss cheese L: LC wrap w/tuna, apple w/PB S: RX bar, string cheese D: Steak, baked potato, salad, Yasso bar Yesterday was a good day. I got some things done for work, got in my workout, and got in my steps....
by alene1
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Auto, I took two walking breaks during the day and I hit my goal! Didn't take long and it was very good to get outside. I'm using an older Fitbit so it doesn't remind me once an hour. I have a Charge 2 also that I might start wearing for that reminder.
by alene1
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Auto, too funny about the decluttering! I am like that too. I sometimes wish I hadn't gotten rid of something afterwards. :lol:
by alene1
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 Exercise: Cardio & weights dvd 30M Steps: 9,220 B: Oatmeal, turkey sausage, slice Swiss cheese L: LC wrap w/turkey, cream cheese, apple w/PB S: banana walnut breakfast cookie, string cheese D: Chicken and veggie fried rice, mini PB Perfect bar It's a beautiful morning out. ...
by alene1
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Monday, March 30th, 2020 Exercise: 30M cardio/weights dvd Steps: 5,427 B: Special K Protein, almond milk, turkey sausage L: LC tortilla w/ham and Swiss, satsuma S: RX bar, handful mixed nuts, Light & Fit yogurt D: Salad w/chicken, orange pepper, red onion, cucumber, sliced almonds, ranch, Yasso bar ...
by alene1
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Sunday, March 29th, 2020 Exercise: 5.5M hike Steps: 16,226 B: Special K Protein w/banana and almond milk, turkey sausage L: LC wrap w/turkey & cream cheese, apple w/PB S: Misc.impulsive, unplanned snacks D: Chicken parm, broccoli Happy Sunday! I've decided to do a bit more with this journal, and pos...
by alene1
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

I know what you mean about our society needing a collective rest. There is SO much busyness and running around all the time, and that really can't be good for us. I think many are rediscovering things they used to love to do before all of this, as well as new things like taking walks outside and jus...
by alene1
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2911
Views: 916270

Re: automated eating tracker

Mom here. ;) Are you eating enough? It sounds like you're getting a lot of dog-training time in, which is a perk for this strange time. How is online teaching going? Are you on spring break right now?
by alene1
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 Exercise: Steps: It's another beautiful day today. I've been hanging out on my phone and computer too long this morning. I'm ready for some movement and getting some things done. I'm making sure to make myself a to-do list each day, and am creating a daily routine to have...
by alene1
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Linda, I agree. I'm looking for the positive people to help me keep my spirits up and then pass it on to others!
by alene1
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 Exercise: 30M Buns & Thighs Walk Steps: tracker didn't track Happy St. Patrick's Day! A different day than we've ever had before. No thoughts of green beer or celebrating with a Guinness this year. Someone posted a meme about not worrying this year about wearing green becau...
by alene1
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Auto, my co-worker's test came back negative! I'm so very glad for a number of reasons. Thank you for the vote of confidence. I've been quite anxious and woke up in the middle of the night in a sweat. My fear is for my Mom. She is 80 and I just want her come through this safe and sound. She lives ve...
by alene1
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Monday, March 16th, 2020 Exercise: 75M walk Steps: 11,502 Yesterday was a really nice day. I got my groceries, and Auto, they had kitty litter! I took a drive to a nearby little town that had a Starbucks drive-thru, got my nitro cold brew, and then went to find a new park to explore. I found a reall...
by alene1
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Sunday, March 15th, 2020 Exercise: 70M hike Steps: 12,839 Yesterday was a nice day. I got some groceries and puttered around the house. We went out to our new house and took the neighbors through for a tour. I got in a nice workout, and make a good dinner of pork tenderloin with potatoes and veggies...
by alene1
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2911
Views: 916270

Re: automated eating tracker

Auto, sounds like a great plan to focus on dog training during this time! You'll be getting in lots of steps too. I'm glad you are getting your work spaces sorted and organized. We need to create a routine and structure for ourselves during this time. At least I do! I do so much better with a routin...
by alene1
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Saturday, March 10th, 2020 Exercise: 30M cardio/weights dvd Steps: 8,671 Happy weekend! Life is feeling a bit surreal right now with the school closure and all that is going on. I may be doing some things for work these next 6 weeks, but nothing like the usual schedule. I'm planning to use the time ...
by alene1
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Auto, yes, it has been a crazy week wondering what was going to happen with school closures. As you did, we got the news yesterday about closing for 6 weeks. I'm not sure what that's going to look like for early childhood and special ed. OSPI put out more guidelines last night, so we shall see. Soun...
by alene1
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Saturday, March 7th, 2020 Thoughts on food and life: I had a good day yesterday. I had a nice walk and it felt really good. I'm excited to get back to my workout dvd's. I'm planning on a cardio/weights dvd today. We'll work out at the house a little, and I'll do some shopping and misc. stuff around ...
by alene1
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2911
Views: 916270

Re: automated eating tracker

Happy weekend Auto! How are the pups doing?
by alene1
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Friday, March 6th, 2020 Exercise: 30M walk Steps: 12,451 Eating Pattern: 3M + 1S Thoughts on food and life: I'm going to try to get back to mostly daily posting here. I've been sick and a bit distracted, but foresee more time in the mornings to post here since I'm not tracking food anymore. I'm stil...
by alene1
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Thanks Auto! I like the way you describe it, "honoring my eating rhythms." :)
by alene1
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2911
Views: 916270

Re: automated eating tracker

Hi Auto. So great to hear your update! What is the time commitment for your meditation? What do you use for a sleep tracker?
by alene1
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Monday, February 24th, 2020 Exercise: Steps: Here we go again! Monday has arrived. I had such a fun weekend. I got to spend time with my son, and my other kids too. We had some really nice family time. My heart is full. I just wish that we got to do that more often. My youngest son just adds somethi...
by alene1
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Auto, I do really enjoy strength training. Especially doing DVD's or live classes. Just doing it at they gym, not so much! You're right that maintaining our muscle mass is so important for our health and strength and agility. The sun has been so lovely! A real mood-booster for sure.
by alene1
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2911
Views: 916270

Re: automated eating tracker

Auto, your FBG has been great lately! You must be so please. Awesome steps as well. You really seem to be getting back in your flow again. :)
by alene1
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 Exercise: Steps: I've been on President's Week break Monday and Tuesday. So strange to be starting my school week on a Wednesday!! But only 2 days with kids this week and that will be a nice little break. I've had a lot of fun hanging out with my son and my family thes...
by alene1
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Thursday, February 13th, 2020 Exercise: Steps: What went well yesterday: I successfully negotiated both recesses and after school with tea, Aura, breathing, and a small planned snack. I am breaking my behavior chain little by little! I had a good workout last night and hit a PR on the treadmill. The...
by alene1
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Thanks Auto! His plane is landing in a couple hours. We're all going to do dinner tonight. All the sibs reunited! :)
by alene1
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2911
Views: 916270

Re: automated eating tracker

Auto, I'm sending you the biggest hug. I'm so sorry you're feeling this way. I'm sure it was triggering to have things not go well with Flower Pup. Just remember this is her first class and it was a new environment and a totally foreign situation for her. I bet she will come around with time. You ar...
by alene1
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020 Exercise: OTF - 431 cals - 17 splat points Steps: 11,279 What went well yesterday: I successfully negotiated both recesses, and just had my planned snack after my meeting after school. I used Aura, deep breathing, and tea at morning recess, and Aura and deep breathing ...
by alene1
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Thanks Auto. You are very kind. :) My patience waxes and wanes depending on the day. Yesterday did indeed go better for me.
by alene1
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2911
Views: 916270

Re: automated eating tracker

Good morning! Looks like you're getting back into the flow in all areas. I'm happy for you. It will be interesting to see whether you find the meditation to be helpful in the long term. My short Aura meditations have been helpful for me so far, as I use them in the moment of needing to relax/de-stre...
by alene1
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 Exercise: none Steps:6,872 What went well yesterday: I used tea and an Aura meditation to release tension and bring myself back to center during morning recess. It felt really good! I solved an ongoing problem I was having with one of my teaching assistants. Thoughts on ...
by alene1
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Auto, I was in heaven with that sunshine! Felt so good to see the blue sky. :)

Soprano, thank you. I feel like I am really moving in the right direction, little by little.
by alene1
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2911
Views: 916270

Re: automated eating tracker

Really interesting info about the gum-chewing! I'm glad the bridge concept was helpful. I actually heard about that listening to the Low Carb MD Podcast a few months ago. There was a doctor on who used it. I'll have to look up his name and link it for you. I think you would enjoy his take on things.
by alene1
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Monday, February 10th, 2020 Exercise: none - just didn't have it in me to do Orange Theory Steps: 8,922 What went well yesterday: I got in a great 1 hour and 20 minute walk with my hubby. It was beautiful out, and it was so amazing to see the sun again!! I got all my weekend chores finished up, meal...
by alene1
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Sunday, February 9th, 2020 It's been a good week, overall. I feel like I've spent the last 3 weeks creating a foundation and some new habits that are starting to stick. If I average a half a pound a week for these first 4 weeks of Noom, I will be very happy with that. I expect that things will move ...
by alene1
Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2911
Views: 916270

Re: automated eating tracker

Auto, I'm glad things are moving in the right direction with the food. I think you negotiated this time well with a matter of fact and accepting attitude, knowing it was only temporary, and fully aware what purpose the food was serving for you. I'll look forward to hearing about your runs!
by alene1
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Thursday, February 6th, 2020 What went well yesterday: I had a great day of eating, and stuck to my plan! I felt great about my class. I made a plan and stuck with it. Healthy day of eating, and I felt very satisfied. I felt very snacky after dinner, but I had my planned snack and that was that. I w...
by alene1
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Auto, thanks for the encouragement. I'm trying!!
by alene1
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020 Exercise: none Steps: 7,543 What went well yesterday: Back story - I have had a few challenging days. I got an email Monday morning about my teaching certificate from the district office. It was a group email to all that had certificates needing renewing in the next 4 m...
by alene1
Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2911
Views: 916270

Re: automated eating tracker

Hi Auto. It's good that you are continuing to post and carry on your usual routine here. The habits that have stood you in such stead for so long will bring you back "home." The fact you posted your BG yesterday, and that you spoke to your friend at work for support and good signs that you are movin...
by alene1
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Sunday, February 2nd, 2020 How is it February already??? Time is just flying by. It's been a good month though. Time for some updates! My youngest son who is living in Japan finished his computer programming bootcamp and has been offered his first job in the field. He's still mid-interview process w...
by alene1
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Auto, Mr. Difficult moved on to his new classroom on Wednesday. I have to say it was a huge relief. I have been getting cold sores pretty much one after another since he came to my class. The new teacher started and he moved there as planned, and I am doing all I can to support her in the transition...
by alene1
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2911
Views: 916270

Re: automated eating tracker

Hi Auto. I hope that your weekend is going along well. I also hope that things with the pups are continuing to stabilize and get better. It sounded like you were finding some good strategies for getting there. I'm sorry about all the stress. Sometimes there's just no way around it, but to get throug...
by alene1
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Friday, January 24th, 2020 Exercise: Steps: I've been away because I joined Noom a week ago, and that has been sucking up my time and energy. I'm so, so pleased with the experience so far. It's hard to explain, and as usual I am short on time, but I will get to that this weekend! But I really miss j...
by alene1
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Auto, it sounds like we both really value that alone time for quiet and introspection. I think it's what allows us to really thrive and feel happy in the rest of our lives.
by alene1
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Back to check in soon. All is well! :)
by alene1
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

TM, things change in a big way when you have kids!! I'm in a place where I have a lot of free time and flexibility. :)
by alene1
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Auto, thanks for the support I like what you said about the dopamine hit. I'm sure that's it. I think it was the combo of being hungry, and it being a snow day with no structure.

Soprano and TM, thanks for the cheering! It's very appreciated.
by alene1
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Thursday, January 16th, 2020 Exercise: none Steps: 5,702 What went well yesterday? I got quite a bit done on my assessments. I had a good workout at Orange Theory. I had some nitro cold brew coffee that I really enjoyed. Thoughts on food and life: Thinking about my tracking my food and how it has be...
by alene1
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2911
Views: 916270

Re: automated eating tracker

Wonderful news on the pup progress! It sounds like she is settling in, and HH is coming along too. I'm so glad for all of you for a long stretch of sleep. So needed! You all are doing great with the transition.
by alene1
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 Exercise: Orange Theory - 489 calories + 26 splat points Steps: tracker didn't work What went well yesterday: I was hungry and in Target in the snack aisle and I started to plan a binge. I picked up 3 packages of snacks that looked delicious. I was walking up to the che...
by alene1
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 Exercise: 30M walk in the snow Steps: 9,162 What went well yesterday: I had a great workout. I pushed myself to a new PR for speed on the treadmill. I only had 4 students yesterday in my afternoon class. Heaven! :) I really enjoyed my teaching and time with the kids. Eati...
by alene1
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Thanks Teammoney! I'm pleased with the way things are coming along. :)
by alene1
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Monday, January 13th, 2020 Exercise: Orange Theory - 498 calories - 33 splat points Steps: didn't pick up my steps What went well yesterday: I got all my shopping done and I'm ready for the new week. I got my laundry and tidying done. I managed my afternoon hunger/snackiness quite well, and had my e...
by alene1
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Auto, too bad the game ended like it did, but at least they really rallied and Marshawn got in some good plays! It is a real compliment to me that my posts give you a sense of peace. I think this journal helps me to organize my life and thoughts and give me a certain stability. Your steadfast presen...
by alene1
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Finally Committing to No S
Replies: 26
Views: 3183

Re: Finally Committing to No S

Ifly, how are you doing? I hope you're feeling better.
by alene1
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2911
Views: 916270

Re: automated eating tracker

Auto, congrats on getting the pup home and introduced to the family. A new pup is indeed like having a new baby. It truly does disrupt life as you knew it, but you will find your new normal over time as you all settle into the new routine and she gets bigger and older. Sorry about the cats. I know h...
by alene1
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 2020
Replies: 77
Views: 8107

Re: 2020

I feel much better with an underlying structure to my eating day too!
by alene1
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Sunday, January 12th, 2020 Exercise: none - I was planning a walk but the weather never really cleared. Showers on and off. Steps: 6,960 What went well yesterday: I got my meals planned, and my grocery list made. I had a lot of fun with my family and my grandson. I ate a just right amount of food an...
by alene1
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2911
Views: 916270

Re: automated eating tracker

Auto, I'm so very happy for you that you have found a friend at work to talk about your pre-diabetes with. That is just wonderful!

Oh my. I'm so excited for you and your family for your new pup!! Have so much fun at the pickup, and I can't wait to hear the details.
by alene1
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Saturday, January 11th, 2020 Exercise: none Steps: 4,478 What went well yesterday: I got all the assessments done that I needed to to share at my teacher meeting yesterday. That was a bit weight off my shoulders. I felt relieved. I brought my own snack to the teacher meeting and had that. Often ther...
by alene1
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

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Auto, once they get the roof on they will dry out the wood with heaters and fans. They test it before they put on the drywall and it has to meet a certain standard. No snow here, but it's been raining a lot this week. We are due for snow on Monday. We'll see! Yes, I love to see my family. I wish I l...
by alene1
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

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Thursday, January 9th, 2020 Exercise: none Steps: 6,553 Friday, January 10th, 2020 Exercise: Orange Theory - 482 calories - 21 splat points Steps: 9,408 What went well yesterday: I got my challenging student on and off the bus with some tricks up my sleeve. I had a great visit with mom and sis. Real...
by alene1
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

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Auto, yes, it was like in the movies! We had to laugh. He almost pulled it again yesterday. Whosonfirst, Orange Theory is a fitness studio. The classes are 60 minutes long, and you are coached through treadmill blocks, weights blocks, and rowing machine blocks. Pretty intense, great music, and fun t...
by alene1
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Finally Committing to No S
Replies: 26
Views: 3183

Re: Finally Committing to No S

Ifly, I hope you are beginning to feel better. I'm sorry you're having a little bout of GI distress. I'm also sorry about the loss of your pet. It sounds like you have a wonderful little family there. :)
by alene1
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: 2020
Replies: 77
Views: 8107

Re: 2020

Ooh, I love the idea of especially delicious meals on Mondays! That is such a hard re-entry day after the weekend in general, so it's nice to have yummy food to look forward to. I am finding in general that planning meals I really like is so helpful! It's worth the extra time and planning for sure. ...
by alene1
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2911
Views: 916270

Re: automated eating tracker

Auto, sorry about the struggle getting your CGM prescription. So frustrating that doctors can be so closed-minded. He needs to listen to the patient, and use that feedback to decide what might be best for them. Obviously, it's been a very effective tool for you. I hope you have a great day at work. ...
by alene1
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

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Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 Exercise: Orange Theory - 521 calories - 35 splat points - killer workout! Steps: 12,533 What went well yesterday? I got my challenging student on the bus peacefully with a bee stamp! I ate well and stayed close to my calorie range. I felt much more positive and encourag...
by alene1
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

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Teammoney, I teach special education preschool, 3-5 year olds. They can be very tiring and challenging, but it's so rewarding when they grow and make progress! Ifly, thanks for the encouragement. I'm trying to just look at all the data I'm gathering as information, and not taking it too personally. ...
by alene1
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 Exercise: none Steps: 6,863 What went well yesterday: Morning class went quite smoothly, and the kids got back into the routine surprisingly well. My most challenging afternoon student did better than his first week of school. Still spitting, hitting, pushing, trying to bi...
by alene1
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

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Ladies, thanks for the commiseration on making new friends. I'm very thankful I haven't moved very far away and can still see my closest friends semi-regularly. But it's important I find some new local friends too! Auto, what did you season your pork tenderloin with? I wasn't crazy about the rub I t...
by alene1
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Monday, January 6th, 2020 Weight: -.6 ~ 44.4 to go Exercise: OTF - 375 cals + 2 splat points Steps: 10,475 What went well yesterday: I had a great conversation with one of my co-workers when I went into school for a little while. It made me realize how much I miss that connection with other women si...
by alene1
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Thanks Soprano. The sun peeked out at me for a little while and I took the window for a nice walk.
by alene1
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Finally Committing to No S
Replies: 26
Views: 3183

Re: Finally Committing to No S

Ifly, I got caught up on your journal and really enjoyed reading about your life and journey. I'm sorry you're having to deal with Crohn's and PCOS. That can be a lot on your plate at times I'm sure. It sounds like you are doing very well overall handling it though. I enjoy reading about you and you...
by alene1
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2911
Views: 916270

Re: automated eating tracker

Oh wow!! So exciting that flowerpup is coming home next weekend!! I can't wait to hear all about it. I hope today is very restful and relaxing for you. I'm having pork tenderloin tonight for dinner too. :)
by alene1
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

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Sunday, January 5th, 2020 Weight: -.2 ~ 44.8 to go Exercise: 40M walk Steps: 9,156 What went well yesterday: I had a nice visit with a friend who came down to visit I had two meals out but had a salad for one of them DH and I had a nice date night with dinner out and seeing a movie I discovered some...
by alene1
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

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Hi ifly. There are a lot of teachers around here! It's nice to have the comradery. It's so awesome when you have a great team of people that create good energy together. I hope your new assistant can help create better energy and productivity. I'm afraid I'm not going to have that this year. But I w...
by alene1
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

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Saturday, January 4th, 2020 Weight: -0 ~ 45 lbs. to go Exercise: none Steps: 7,640 What went well yesterday: I got quite a bit done with organizing and prepping I had a good workout at OT and pushed myself, especially on core exercises. I can feel myself getting stronger!! :) I had a nice evening wi...
by alene1
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Auto, thank you for that reminder. I absolutely know that building relationships is so important. I think once I get better processes and routines in place then it will be much easier and better.
by alene1
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Linda's daily check-in
Replies: 4028
Views: 1412482

Re: Linda's daily check-in

So nice to have you back, Linda! Sounds like all is going great!
by alene1
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2911
Views: 916270

Re: automated eating tracker

Auto, so good to have you back! It sounds like you did wonderfully over your vacation time, and learned a lot as well! I'm so glad you were able to have a few little sweets and enjoy the holiday while still managing your blood sugar well.
by alene1
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Friday, January 3rd, 2020 Weight: waiting to weigh with new scale Exercise: Orange Theory - 472 cals - 26 splat points Steps: 9,146 What went well yesterday: Our room at literacy night was a hit. The kids really enjoyed the playdough and sensory table Pete the Cat activities. I ended up overeating b...
by alene1
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

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Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 Weight: -8 ~ 44.8 to go Exercise: none Steps: 6,217 What went well yesterday: I really took myself out of my comfort zone in OTF class. We had some long "push" sections and I did more running than I have in years! I ate very well and hunger was so manageable and comfortab...
by alene1
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Ifly, I love early morning too. Coffee and quiet is a wonderful combination.
by alene1
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: automated eating tracker
Replies: 2911
Views: 916270

Re: automated eating tracker

Happy new year Auto! I hope you're enjoying yourself and getting lots of data on your experiments. :)
by alene1
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

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Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 Weight: -0 ~ 45.6 to go Exercise: 4M walk + Orange Theory (526 cals and 36 splat points) Steps:16,889 What went well yesterday: I planned out my day and tried to balance my food with the heavier eating I'd be doing in the evening Thoughts on food and life: Happy new year...
by alene1
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

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Thank you! Wishing the same for you.
by alene1
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Tuesday, December 31st. 2019 Weight: -.8 ~ 44.8 to go Exercise: none Steps: 4,104 What went well yesterday: I got in a great workout I kept my food in the calorie zone I got quite a bit done for school Happy New Year's Eve all! Hard to believe we're at the last day of this year. It's been a great ye...
by alene1
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Auto, thanks so much for your encouragement about doing a lot to take care of myself. I needed to hear that. I do feel like I'm finding my stride. The results will come with time. I have actually always felt very good with a Zone'ish style of eating. Balanced well. I'm looking at my macro percentage...
by alene1
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Monday, December 30th, 2019 Weight: -0 ~ 45.6 to go Exercise: Orange Theory - 482 cals - 28 splat points Steps: 9,350 What went well yesterday: I got a good amount of school work done I didn't have any snacks last night out of habit I tracked my food even though I didn't feel like seeing the number ...
by alene1
Sun Dec 29, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

Re: Alene's Check-in

Sunday, December 29th, 2019 Weight: -.8 ~ 44.8 to go Exercise: none Steps: 4,170 Thoughts on food and life: Yesterday was a really good day. I spent a good chunk of time working on school stuff in the morning, and then got in a good OT workout. It was a strength day, so we focused on heavier weights...
by alene1
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Daily Check In
Topic: Alene's Check-in
Replies: 225
Views: 22628

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Saturday, December 28th, 2019 Weight: -.8 ~ 44.8 to go Exercise: Orange Theory - 488 cals - 23 splat points Steps: 8,665 Thoughts on food and life: Well, the old scale caught up with my eating behavior the last two days. It's sad to see it but I know it's what it should be. Honestly, my body is pret...