Who’s calling you?

5:30 this morning I woke up to, “Who’s calling you?” Having a week off from school,  I hadn’t had to set my alarm and was out of habit waking up to it. Curtis was confused about who the heck was calling me at 5:30. I unwillingly rolled out of bed, got ready, packed my breakfast, took the puppy out (who by the way is feeling way better), kissed the hubs goodbye, and headed out at about 6:00. Yes, I was quick this morning. I had a lot to do after being off all week, including decorating my classroom for Christmas. I was really glad to get back on a schedule. I had a quick breakfast of greek yogurt and 1/4 c of oatmeal, a snack of some mixed berries and fiber one, and my regular lunch.

Turkey sammy on sanwich thin, mixed cheddar and bbq popchips and a banana. This afternoon after a long and exhausting day with fourth graders, I started the couch to 5K program. I am not a couch potato whatsoever. I am more of an elliptical girl, so running does not come naturally to me. I decided that maybe this program will help me become a runner. I sure hope so. I would like to be able to one day call myself one. Has anyone else had success with the program? Well the hubs is in the kitchen starting his dinner, it’s free for night in our household…so I best go start mine.  I will leave you with a healthy happy puppy!!

Shop Eat Shop Clean

These three words explain what I have done since Thanksgiving. Thursday…we spent lunch time with the grandparent in laws on my FIL’s side…then dinner with the MIL’s side. I ate my 120 lbs plus some in food that day. I was beyond stuffed when we got home…which is why you don’t see pictures!! We didn’t get home until about 10:00 Thursday night which exceeds my bedtime, so I called my mother to let her know 5 AM shopping was not in the cards. Her and my sister ended up coming to pick me up at 8:15 so we missed the big sales, I did pick up a few things. Lunch Friday was at On the Border…so as you can guess, that was not the healthiest meal ever. We have also had a sick puppy again for the last couple of days…Curtis is taking her to the vet in the morning so hopefully we can get it straightened out. Well, I have to go get ready to head back to school for another 3 weeks until our Christmas break…my week this week was toooooo short, so I am very much already looking forward to it. Have a relaxing Sunday night!!

Sick Turkey

Well this morning I woke up to a less than pretty sight. Our 14 week old Dorkie is “sick as a dog.” Poor thing, went to the bathroom all over her crate and then has been laying in her bed all morning. I feel really sorry for her. I read online to give her a little bit of canned pumpkin. I hope that makes her feel better. I mean, I don’t like giving away my pumpkin, so it better;-)

Little Miss Nellie…worst picture of me ever. This is when she was feeling great though, ready to have my playful puppy back! Well today is another lazy day, I am still in my pjs as I type this. We are heading out for cupcakes and to watch a movie in a bit!! Hope you all have a great pre-Thanksgiving day!!

Back on track

Well, it’s been quite a while. Since I have last logged in, I have gotten married, honeymooned, gotten back to work as a 4th grade teacher, and am now on Thanksgiving break. Time flies when you are having fun, or so they say.  Well, I need to get back on track. Today, two days before T-Day is probably not the best idea, but you know what? I will enjoy Thanksgiving then knowing that right now I am planning to get back on track…I WILL HAVE TO. Things have just been crazy since the wedding, I got a new class of kiddos, and oh boy it is a challenging one. I have some issues that I have not had to deal with in my past two years of teaching, so it is a learning experience for me for sure. Luckily, I have an amazing husband who encourages me to get up in the mornings, because some mornings, it has definitely been tough.  I work at least 10 hours a day and am so tired from chasing students around, that my workouts have gone MIA…so back on track it is. I hope you will all be here to hold me accountable…thanks for listening to me gab on and on! Time to work on supper…see ya’ll later!

Solo Movie Night

After laying out for a couple of hours and finishing my book I felt as if I needed to be productive. Therefore, I got on the elliptical and did an hour long pretty intense workout (even while watching the Real Houswives of New Jersey). I was definately a sweaty mess so I jumped in the shower then decided to make some dinner. I had 4 oz. grilled chicken, some asparagus, and a small sweet potato. I usually just grab something when I have a solo dinner night but I was craving this dinner tonight and it was just perfect.

Now it’s off to enjoy Brothers alone, then hit the hay early!! Have a great Saturday night!

Late Lunch

This morning/early afternoon was spent running errands around town. The errands included going to the Wal-Mart for groceries…it was a mad house. I got in and out as quickly as possible and THINK I got everything I needed, if not it can wait a few days. I also stopped by the RedBox to rent a movie to watch tonight, I rented Brothers, has anyone seen it? If so what’d ya think? Finally around 2:15 I had a late lunch. I had an egg white sandwich on a sandwich thin and cheddar PopChips…quick and easy which was good because I was startivng by this time.

The rest of the afternoon, I plan to lay out in the warm Texas sun and relax reading LA Candy. I need to work on wedding stuff, but it can wait, I want to enjoy this beautiful weather while I can:-) Hope you are having a great afternoon!

Ok for real this time

The last couple of days have been busy busy. The fiance left to go save the world  to Alabama to help clean up the oil on the coastline. Which means eating every meal by myself. So sad, but that also means I have total control…usually! Yesterday my momma, future mother in law, and I went off to shop for centerpiece ideas, tablecloths, ringpillow, flower girl baseket, and all those goodies for the wedding. No eating pics because the moms aren’t too keen on the blog. Oh well, today, Saturday morning, Curtis called before he headed out to work at 7:00!! IT IS SATURDAY. That being said, I got up and checked my facebook (of course), then drug myself to the kitchen. For breakfast I had peanut buttery oatmeal. Yummy!!

1/3 c. oatmeal, Peanut butter & Co. White Chocolate PB, 1/4 c. fiber one cereal

Today is going to be filled with laundry, cleaning, and working on wedding fans and programs. Not my favorite way to spend a summer day Saturday but it’s kinda cloudy here and I plan on going to visit family this week one day/night so I need to get some things done. Hope you all have a more fun filled Saturday than I do!! Happy Weekend!


Ok, I am back for good. The last 4 days were a whirlwind. I have two bridal showers and two days of technology training for school. Today was officially my last school day of the year!! I have until August to recooperate…thank goodness!!  Today’s eating was great!


Green monster YUMMM

2 c. spinach, 1/2 medium banana, 1/4 c. blueberries, and 1 plain Yoplait Greek Yogurt

1/2 c. blueberries, 1/4 c. fiber one

AM Snack

For lunch, we got an hour lunch break during our training. My coworkers wanted to go eat at a fast food hamburger joint. I had brought my lunch and didn’t want to go but I didn’t want to miss out on the conversation and last lunch with them until next year so I just carried my cute little zebra lunch bag in. For lunch (sorry no pic), I a big veggie filled grilled chicken salad, some Popchips, and a small tapioca pudding.  We got out of our training early, so exciting, especially considering that meant I got to start my summer early. On the way home I snacked on an apple. Then was craving a sno cone…oh how I love summer. So, I went and got a sugar free strawberry colada sno cone!! Yummy

Yummy gala apple

Then…yummy sno cone

Curtis is leaving to go to Alabama to help out with the oil spill on Thursday so the next couple of nights are going to be relaxing. Tomorrow we have to go get him fitted for his tux, go to whole foods, and get him necessities to take on his trip! Tonight we had grilled chicken, sweet potatoes, and green beans. I am thinking for desert some Puffins and Almond Breeze, but we shall see. See you tomorrow, remember…I am back!!

Horrible couple of days!!

Hey guys!! Sorry I have been slacking. I have had a horrible couple of days eating wise. Yesterday was my students last day of school. I started out good with my FIRST yes FIRST Green Monster made with 2 handfuls spinach, a cup of Almond Breeze, a handful of blueberries, and half of a frozen banana. It was amazig and I was feeling good. Then when the students came in, one of them had brought donuts for the class, so I had half of a cake donut. I had half of a day with the kids and when they finally headed out, the school supplied us with a pulled bbq sandwich lunch with mashed potatoes and green beans. I ate about 3/4 of my plate of food. The rest of the afternoon was filled with end of the year work we had to get done. The girls from work THEN had a wedding shower for me. It was a lot of fun with A LOT OF CAKE and munchies. I got home feeling gross and bloated and didn’t eat anything. Well, there was my Thursday in a nutshell!! TOMORROW (Saturday) I have a bridal shower brunch then it’s back on track. Please please please give me some motivational words, I really need them right now before old habits start slipping back in:-(


Tomorrow tomorrow I love you tomorrow!! Woohoo, tomorrow marks the end of my seond year of teaching. Holy guacamole, I can’t believe that I made it. Had to get to work early this morning for more paperwork before our award’s assembly for the fourth grade classes. For breakfast I had a quick Hungry Girl coffee cup eggwhite omelet with fat free cheese.

When my students were eating lunch at 10:30 I snacked on blueberries and Fiber One tossed with cinnamon.

I had my students for half a day today, we watched movies and got to hang out. As a class gift, they got me a shirt that says “A+ Teacher” and they all signed the back and wrote “Class of 2018.”  They were so excited to give it to me. It really made my day, I can’t wait to wear it and show it off tomorrow on our LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!! Then after the students left, I had lots of paperwork to finish up on. Instead of going out to eat at Taco Casa with my fourth grade teacher friends, I stayed at my desk working and ate my normal lunch of banana, Yoplait Greek, and a turkey sandwich on an Orowheat. It was quick enough that I got a lot of work done plus we have a school luncheon and MY BRIDAL SHOWER tomorrow so I know that will be full of food that I have no say over, so I did what I could today, that is how you eat a balanced diet right?!

After getting all my paperwork finished and getting signed off on most of my end of the year “to-dos,” I finally headed to the gym. I got in a good 20 minutes on the elliptical, 20 minutes on the treadclimber, then I ran 20 minutes on the treadmill. I was definately stinky and sweaty after that workout. I snacked on an apple on the road home. Now I am home coloring my hair and waiting on Curtis so we can start dinner.