Friday, June 15, 2012

Week 2 Weigh-In Day and Time to the Half-Hour...

Well, last week you may remember that I did not have anything teaching related to add to this post, but I saved something just for today! Hee hee! You will want to read to the end!

First, my progress for the week. After what I call a "cleansing" last week (cutting out a lot of sugar and carbs), this week I focused more on eating only when I was truly hungry and stopping when I was satisfied (instead of full). For me this weightloss challenge is more a refocusing than a diet. I'm not a fad dieter and I don't try things that I know are not going to be long-term in my life. Instead when the scale creeps up, I know I need to pay attention. I believe God designed us to know when we are hungry, when we are satisfied, and even what we should eat. Sometimes I just don't listen to my body!

***Disclaimer - These are just my opinions and beliefs. I know we are all different and there is special circumstances that can cause people to struggle with their weight.

Anyway, I have to say I was sweating it a bit yesterday thinking about posting my progress...I didn't know if I was going to show any loss, but I was excited to see that I had lost inches and weight.

Pounds Lost - 1 (for a total of 5.4 - or 45% of my goal)
**6 more weeks for 6.6 more pounds - I CAN DO IT!

Inches Lost - 2.5 (for a total of 5.5 - or 68% of my goal)
**Most of those 2.5 inches were from my thighs - WOOHOO!

On another note, my son is coming back from Silver State Baptist Youth Camp in Colorado today! Yeah!!! He called me on Wednesday to tell me he accepted Christ as his personal Savior. PRAISE THE LORD! I just wanted to reach through the phone and hug him! He called again yesterday feeling pretty homesick I think...they left on Saturday AM...we are so ready for him to be home!!

On to the teaching related part...Remember those requested I have, Who has? games. Well, I've been busy working on this:

I Have...Who Has...Time to the Hour and Half-Hour



The borders are from Graphics From the Pond and the clocks are from The 3AM Teacher. The pictures are a little blurry (not sure why), but I'm super pleased with how the game turned out!

The first 3 followers to comment WITH their email address will get this game for FREE!

Have a Happy Friday!

Crystal

9 comments:

  1. Congrats on another pound, inches lost, and especially the news about your son!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  2. Saw a friend link to your blog on Pinterest.
    I'm a fellow first grade teacher and will definitely be checking in often for new ideas. :)
    I'm also a new follower...am I eligible to win this game?

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    1. You bet, Jill! I tried to e-mail you. If you didn't receive it, you'll need to leave me your e-mail so I can try again.

      Thanks for following!

      Crystal

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  3. Ooh this would be perfect for next year! Congratulations on losing another pound. I hope to join you after I get back from my vacation! :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure
    fsuteach81@yahoo.com

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    1. I e-mailed you the game, Lisa. Have fun on vacation! I'll look forward to you getting in on the challenge.

      Crystal :-)

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  4. Oh man! I just found your blog, but I would have LOVED to win this game!! I love "I have/Who has" games. Congrats on the weight loss!!

    Katie
    Dirty Hands and Lesson Plans

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    1. Hi Katie. We have a few of our games for free on TPT and TN so check them out if you want! Plus you never know when we will give away more for free! :-)

      Crystal

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  5. Congratulations! That's one of my goals for summer too-not a "diet" but to start cutting out processed foods. It's easier now with more time to actually prepare meals! :)

    NotJustChild'sPlay

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    1. Thanks! I agree it is so much easier to eat right when when we aren't on the run as much.

      Crystal

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