About Me

Hi, my name is Angela and welcome to my blog. This is a place where I write about my life in an honest and open way.

I am 34 years old, single, and a Christian. God gave me a heart to work with children and so I spend my day teaching kindergarten. It is my fourth year teaching and although it is hard I love it. I currently go to a college for my BA in Elementary Education which keeps me busy. Between work and school there is not much time left but I enjoy serving and helping others, watching netflix, or reading a good book.


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Catching Up

Voting for the Prior Fat Girl blogging position went up today. Currently out of 515 votes I only have 18 and most of those are because I posted the link to vote on Facebook. If you want to vote you can at this link. Honestly I don't really mind. After I received the negative comments and fewer positive comments then others I kind of realized that this might not be best thing anyways. I still love the blog and will continue to follow it. The three girls currently in the lead are all girls I relate to so I am excited for whichever girl gets the spot.

I have read this blog off and on for a couple years. She sells a couple items with her logo on them. One item that I have always liked is a bracelet, one of those rubbery ones. It says "One bite at a time. One decision at a time." She is having a 50% of sale so I bought two (incase I loose one.) I have been wearing it the last couple days. The first day I wore it with the words facing out. I wanted someone to notice, someone to ask me about it. That was Tuesday. As you know Tuesday night did not go very well and Wednesday I was kind off my game. I did not wear the bracelet. I noticed, at lunch time, that I wasn't wearing it. I was sitting in Islands eating nacho's and thought about what I was eating and how many calories it was. I stopped mid meal because I didn't need any more. Thursday I wore the bracelet. At the school where I work kids often bring in cupcakes. I was halfway through eating one when I glanced at my bracelet. "One bite at a time." I threw the rest away, I didn't need to keep taking bites just because I started. Later at the grocery store I was walking down the bread aisle, which in my store has all of the Hostess and Little Debbie products as well. A bag of Little Debbie Krueler donuts caught my eye. I love those. The problem is I eat an entire bag in one sitting. As I walk away I look down at my bracelet, "One decision at a time." If junk is not in my house then I can not eat it. Will the bracelet fade into the background in a couple weeks. Sure, that is how life goes. But for right now it helps me make those hard decisions; like throwing away half a cupcake that tastes so delicious.

I love Island's. I only ate half the sundae.
Oh, and did I mention I am
drinking soda again?
Wednesday I did not exercise. Thursday after work I spent all night at Denny's doing homework so no exercise. Both days I ate over my goal calories but not over my maintain calorie amount. I count that as success. Today I knew I had to get back into the swing of things. I had a reasonable breakfast and packed a good lunch. I even managed to eat only four goldfish while I was handing them out to kids for snack. After work I did succumb to my desires and had ice cream but I just worked it into my calories for the day. I had a good dinner and then it was time for exercise. I did two Firm Express video's: Cycle 1 Sculpt which I was supposed to do on Wednesday then Cycle 2 Sculpt+Cardio which was scheduled for today. I had planned on doing some additional cardio on the Gazelle but after forty minutes of video's I was exhausted. This does put me back on track with my video's for tomorrow. 

Tomorrow my big plans are to get rid of my adjustable bed that is driving me crazy because I can't get anyone to actually come and get it even free. Then I need to work on my final project for one of my early childhood classes. I have to do a PowerPoint presentation and I have no idea what I am going to do for it. And yes, I should have started it by now seeing that it is due by midnight, sat night. At least I have all of my other work done so I focus directly on this project.

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  2. Congrats on your little victories! One bite at a time sounds like a great motto to follow :) I have to agree that avoiding having tempting foods in the house is a great strategy to cut down on junk food. A further method that I try to follow is to shop on a full stomach. This makes it so much easier to avoid buying those fatty or sugary treats!

    um. I'm hesitant to point this out, but I guess I'm hoping it will be more helpful than hurtful, since you can just go up and change it (and delete this comment). just btw you misspelled lose as loose again. Thought maybe you'd like to know since you just wrote about it in the previous post. NBD :) I know I can't see straight let alone type straight after midnight.

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