Thursday, July 12, 2012

Time Flies and Miracles Do Occur!!

I REALLY am a terrible blogger, but I want to do MUCH better!  I know it has been literally THREE years since I have posted anything - time flies when you are busy with life doesn't it?  Much has happened here at the Coleman home since my last post!  

First, I've changed schools!  Mount Hope High School no longer exists as of July 1, 2011.  I transferred to Fayetteville High School for the 2011-2012 school year and have found a happy home there as a Fayetteville High School Pirate!!  Last year I taught ninth grade World History (2 sections) and 10th grade US-1914 (4 sections).  It was a BUSY year, learning new staff, new students, new rules and procedures, etc.  I survived!  But, was VERY glad to see the end of the school year!

This summer I am doing two professional development classes because next year I will again be teaching AP US History (APUSH), as well as AP Psychology (a new class for me).  My other classes next year include Economics (2 sections), and US-1914 (3 sections) - for a total of SEVEN classes and 4 "preps."  WHEW!  The year will be busy and I am working hard this summer to have all my "ducks in a row" so that when the year starts I'll be able to concentrate on teaching all those thirsty minds!!

After MANY attempts at losing weight over the last 3+ years (Weight Watchers, Food Lovers, Sensa, ViSalus, Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and others), I think/hope/pray that I have finally found something that I can LIVE and LOSE with!  

My aging body's metabolism had changed - and try though I might, the weight just would not come off, and the cravings for carbs just would NOT go away!!  I felt like I was being tortured!  Not by visions of "sugar plums dancing in my head," but by visions of jelly beans, and candy corn, and popcorn, and chocolate (who cared what kind, just chocolate)! 

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