September 15, 2013
Pumpkin Cinnamon Buns in the Crock Pot

itsssnix:

And this is the reason I can’t get back to goal weight.

Made them non-vegan, but they were delicious - at least the 1.5 that didn’t fit in the crock pot and had to be put in the oven - delicious I tell you.

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September 15, 2013
girlwithalessonplan:

girlwithalessonplan:

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September 14, 2013
classroomcollective:

How do readers keep a Book Talk going?

classroomcollective:

How do readers keep a Book Talk going?

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September 11, 2013

I think I might break up with Whole30, at least for the time being. Today was horrendous, and I felt so sick that all I could think about all morning was not tossing my cookies in front of students. It got so bad that I actually came home at lunch.

I just cannot continue to feel this bad; I cannot miss more school this early in the year. I think I will try again when the first few days do not coincide with school. In the meantime, I will use what I have learned and try to modify my food since I have seen some improvements in my skin.

I don’t like quitting, but not being functional is not really an option.

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September 11, 2013
Whole30: Days 1-2

To say that things have been rough is a bit of an understatement.  It probably didn’t help that I didn’t think the sugar/processed carb detox would be this bad…

Overall, Day 1 went fairly well.  Breakfast was a breeze, and I discovered a really yummy new salad that I will continue eating for a long, long time.  After lunch, however, I found myself thinking about food. A LOT.  I knew that I had developed some bad comfort food habits over the past year (because stressful job is stressful), but it was a bit shocking for me to realize that as soon as the kids started to test the boundaries and be ridiculous, my first thought was “I really want pizza.”  I continued to think about pizza throughout the afternoon, but I stayed strong and ate my chicken and veggie salad like a good girl.

However.

As the fiance and I were watching TV after supper, I started to feel that ominous tickle-drainage-impending-doom-approaches-signal in my throat.  I was a little stuffy, but I attributed it to allergies.  Until I woke up at 5 a.m. and felt like I was sick.

Despite not feeling great (stuffy head, clammy, feverish, etc.), I ate my breakfast (is it bad that I’m already sick of eggs on the third day?), drank my tea, packed up my lunch, and headed to school.

All was well until halfway through first period when I was leading a class discussion about the Anglo-Saxon epic.  All of a sudden, I just knew I was going to lose my breakfast, and I really thought I was going to do so in the classroom trashcan.  Thankfully, I had planned to show clips from The Two Towers during this class, so they just ended up watching more of the movie than I intended while I deep-breathed through the nausea.

I haven’t really had time to eat my full lunch the last two days (because prepping food cuts into the already-too-short 25 minute lunch that I have), so things pretty much went downhill from there.  By the time school ended, all I wanted to do was crawl into my bed and die.

This morning (Day 3) was pretty horrendous, but I am hoping that things will get better soon.  Anyone else have similar issues when starting Whole30?

September 9, 2013
New favorite thing: salad with red onions, hard-boiled eggs, avocados, and my dad’s homemade salsa. YUM

New favorite thing: salad with red onions, hard-boiled eggs, avocados, and my dad’s homemade salsa. YUM

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September 8, 2013
from-student-to-teacher:

Teaching inference can be a challenge—here’s a start! (fromhttp://bit.ly/1363yBr)


Good stuff…

from-student-to-teacher:

Teaching inference can be a challenge—here’s a start! (fromhttp://bit.ly/1363yBr)

Good stuff…

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September 8, 2013
Something’s Gotta Give

I turned 30 this past May, and it is like my body was waiting for that moment to go haywire. Specifically, some of my phantom allergic reactions (where I feel allergy symptoms when I haven’t been exposed to something I am allergic to) returned, my skin is the worst and most broken out it has been in my entire life, and things are out of wack in the…uh…lady department.

So I have decided to give Whole 30 a try. I am hoping to get some answers and understand what my body needs, and I am hoping that this “reset” diet will help me do that. And if it helps me stop yo-yoing and lose some weight before the wedding, well, all the better!

Anyone else out there doing Whole 30 right now or have any past experiences to share?

September 5, 2013
"You don’t need another human being to make your life complete, but let’s be honest. Having your wounds kissed by someone who doesn’t see them as disasters in your soul but cracks to put their love into is the most calming thing in this world."

— Emery Allen (via mslaheys)

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September 5, 2013

GAH. The FEELINGS. I’ll just be over here ugly-crying…

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