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Long week

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It has been. I am just extremely thankful that it was only 4 days long. I am in need of a 3 day weekend.

This afternoon we were having a conversation about smoking in the faculty room. Turns out there is one teacher that smokes. I found that so amazing that I still can't get over it. I know so few people who still smoke now, it's a real shocker when I meet someone who does. We were talking about how to quit. Seems almost everyone in the room had smoked at one time, but we all quit a long time ago. We discussed all the various ways to stop smoking. One person just went cold turkey. She just decided one day that she was done smoking and quit. I thought that was awesome. When I quit smoking it took a long time and a number of tries. I tried everything; the patch, gum, pills, etc. What finally worked for me was hypnosis. Really, hypnosis. I went in for an hour session and I walked out and never smoked again. I still get cravings from time to time, and I haven't smoke…

Stocked up and ready to rumble

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This is what my counter looks like now. I just went shopping and totally stocked up on things that I know are good for me. I bought lots of fruits and veggies, hummus, Kashi frozen meals, etc. I am sick and tired of feeling the way I'm feeling and eating the way I'm eating, so it's going to stop. Since I started riding my bike I've been buying lunch at the cafeteria at school. No more. While at NSTA I purchased a nice little lunch bag that will fit nicely in my backpack. Then when I get to school I can throw it in the fridge. I bought apples, bananas, grapes and clementines. This way I can have a fruit with every meal. I had that as a rule for a while and it worked out well, so back to it. I'm excited. Ready to start back on track and start feeling like myself again.

I was just listening to my neighbor carry on about someone who was on TV that weighs like 450lbs. This from a man who probably weighs 400 lbs, can not do much physically at all, he has trouble wa…

One Day

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It appears that I never really adjusted to midwest time. I came home last night, went to bed around the time I always do and woke up this morning bright and early. Granted I'm not the most energetic today but I think I'll be fine. I have a lot to do today to "recover" from my trip. I have all the normal unpacking, laundry, putting things away, etc. But one thing that is really, really important is to get back on track nutritionally. I have been grabbing food that's available when it's available which has meant hot dogs for breakfast at 11 in the morning or a soft pretzel for lunch at 3:30 in the afternoon. I have also not been drinking water, or at least not enough of it. So for today, I am back to my one day mantra. For one day I will eat right and drink my water. For one day I will focus on my health and not succumb to the junk that is so very tempting when I'm weak like this. For one day I will follow the straight and narrow.

I am very, very gla…