Saturday, March 16, 2013

My 5 for 5.

So technically it is Saturday morning, but since I've only had three hours of sleep last night (1 hour when I thought it was bedtime and 2 hours around 3 this morning) it still feels like Friday to me. So I'm linking up with this awesome fun linky.
1. I don't think I have posted much on here about my recent decision to lose weight. But back in January I decided I was tired of being overweight and that I wanted to lose 80 lbs before the boyfriend and I get married in Fall 2014. No not engaged.... but it's getting closer. I'll let you know when that changes, I PROMISE! So I decided to do something. I wanted to do something that wouldn't just be temporary, but instead be a life change. And I really feel like what I've got going is working. As of this week, I have lost 22 lbs. I am still having trouble seeing the difference, but people at work are stopping and telling me how much of a difference they see. Most of which, didn't even know that I was in the process. So they are like "Wow. You are losing a lot of weight." To be completely honest, this is one of my biggest motivators. I still have 60 lbs to go, but I know that if I keep working at it... I can do it.
P.S. Sorry the picture is bad, I took it with my phone after a workout.

2. So are you wondering why I only got three hours of sleep last night? No, I'm not sick. Thank God. Sadly, it wasn't because I got to go out and enjoy myself. No... it was because Miss Molly decided to have puppies.
I went to bed at 11 last night thinking I was done for the night. An hour later I woke up to screeching and heavy breathing. I couldn't figure it out. I decided to go into the living room where we keep our babies and see what was wrong. That is when I found a black little puppy in Miss Molly's kennel. She was having puppies. 9 hours later, she and all 8 of her puppies are doing well. They are currently feeding and Miss Molly is resting.

3. Tomorrow is St. Patty's Day and to celebrate we had a fun St. Patrick's day party yesterday. Some of the kids brought in  St. Patrick's Day/Irish inspired treats. They had deviled eggs, soda bread, Irish Potato Candy, cookies, cupcakes, and green popcicles. I did try the Irish Potato Candy and they were AMAZING! If it wasn't for my diet, I would have definitely had more!
If you have never had these... or (if your like me) even heard of these before, click on the picture to go find a recipe via

4. We're gearing up for Easter next week! I set up my centers using Easter Baskets! I stole the idea from Reagan. I fell in love immediately, and I can not wait until the kids see them on Monday! I've got a lot of fun things planned and em excited to use my Easter Centers from last year. If your needing any centers, here are two that I posted last year. (Click on the pictures to go to my TPT store).

5. Okay, so like I said in number 1... I'm losing weight. One of the things I'm loving about this is my walks. I've been doing 2 mile walks at a nearby park after school. On Thursday it rained. :( I didn't get to do my walk. So I came on home and did this 2 mile walk. It is a WONDERFUL exercise and I would definitely recommend it for anyone wanting to work out but not able to find a nearby park. It works just about every muscle possible!

Okay so that's it for this week! How was your week? Go on over to Doodle Bugs Teaching and link up!

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  1. Great job! I am on the same journey myself! It is so hard, but I have been working out 5 days a week and eating much healthier! Keep it up!

  2. Great job on your weight loss and congrats on the puppies! I couldn't imagine helping a dog give birth to puppies! You rock!

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

  3. Congrats on the puppies! They look like they're pretty cute. My dog is named Molly too. :-)

    Blooming In First

  4. I just wanted to congratulate you on your weight loss AND the new puppies. How exciting for you! I wish you continued success!
    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  5. I popped over from Doodle Bugs Friday Five and I'm so glad I did! I need to get on the health-track, too. I've been debating about posting about it a little bit on my blog. I'd love to cheer you on as you keep improving your health and'll be a great motivator for me, too!! No more hiding behind the screen!! :)

    And, congrats on the pups!! The are adorable!!
    Happy Teacher Heaven


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