Thursday, September 23, 2010

Healthy Eating: day 2

Well, first, let's back up to dinner last night.

Exercise went out the window after driving around town all day picking up free bagles. I was tired and picked up a pile of frozen veggies and a rotisserie chicken on the way home. The Spousal Equivalent quickly reduced it to a LARGE pile of shredded meat, too big for one meal!

So dinner was: Chicken rice-a-roni (it was in the cupboard), a LARGE pile of veggies (peas, shredded carrots, petit green beans, broccoli and onions, and the shredded chicken. All in all there was just about as many veggies as there was the other stuff.

Three walks with the dog gave me SOME exercise. Today I'm breaking out my new Wii game!

Dinner tonight is comfort food: Perogies, smoked turkey sausage and sauteed green beans. I think Friday will be sauce making day....

Through I'm HUNGRY this morning... I'm wondering if I should have some sort of protien in the morning... I will ponder turkey sausage (or *gasp* fake breakfast meat!)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

It's bad news time from the doctor

I has to lose me some weight and start eating better.

So today I will being to share my healthy recipes and the triumphs and pitfalls of exercise!

Go me!

This week's mission:
  • Work out for at least 15 minutes every day.
  • hit the store for some more vegetables
  • make a HUGE pot of sauce to freeze.... and make some pasta primavera
  • plan out the menu for the rest of the week!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


After watching most of the Oprah Winfrey show last night, I began to reflect on my own failed teaching career. I wondered if it was just a poor combination of schools, administration and grade levels. I wondered if I wasn't just built to be a teacher. Then I saw this video, and it all made sense.

I was the teacher that needed time to grow. I was doing a disservice to my students.

Onto the future. Could I teach again? Possibly. I've been let go from 3 districts, so what place would hire me? But I think I know what grade level I'd want. I have a better idea on how to structure the class, on classroom management, on assignments and note taking.

I wonder if I'll ever get an opportunity to correct my mistakes and do it right. I wonder if I should even risk it.