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Pile It On, Wt. Loss answers, and fat astronaut randomness

Ok so I have a new item in my store...
It took a long long long time to make it
and it is geared for my fellow 4th grade teachers
BUT 5th grade can play too (I'll be nice)

ANY WHO here it is
click on the pic to go there
any ways the kiddos each get a plate with a double digit by double digit multiplication problem...
(there are 6 different plates)
they have to solve it on their recording sheet.
then they have to PILE ON the food that matches up to their PLATE PRODUCT!!!

I am not going to lie... this is a very involved activity and works best in a cooperative group setting BUT....
it is FUN!!!!

We are doing it next week
right before Thanksgiving and
I am planning on covering the tables with a cheapo table cloth
and giving everyone their own plate and then the matching plates have to get together to solve and PILE IT ON!!!
of course
BUT if I didn't share my activity now it would be too late for ya
this activity covers...
standard form
written form
expanded form
place value

great spiral review before the turkey holidays :)


I have had a few questions about my wt. loss
so here it goes

I am not on a diet, taking pills, getting shots, or have had half of my tummy removed... I did it the hard way

eating good and exercise
it is not what you wanted to hear (or read) BUT that is what I have done
I wish there was a magic pill
it would be much easier BUT unfortunately I haven't found that pill yet
and if I did I probably wouldn't take it because I am a freak like that
and it would probably come with a long list of CRAY CRAY side effects like
swollen feet or excessive toots or diarrhea or rash or dryness or sweaty palms or loss of fashion sense... AHHH
 the horror
I cut all soda out
I only drink WATER
YEP that is it and a lot of it!!!
no tea
no lemonaid
no diet soda
no clear liquids
except H2O

OK what else did I do...
I cut out processed food (mostly)
like prepacked sandwich meat... NO NO
frozen meals... NOPE
and very very little FRIED FOOD and carbs

I added lots of fruits and veggies

I just watch what I eat...
I eat less
and snack better
it was HARD
and it was and IS difficult...
not gonna lie
BUT I wanted to do something that was FREE and that I could do for the rest of my life...
I don't track ( I tried... nothing wrong with it... just not me)
I just do it...

at the same time I started eating better I also started walking...
I downloaded the Nike APP
and it tracks my walks
it also keeps my best times and total miles for the month and all together
and after each walk I post them to FB because the encouragement from friends and family is a PLUS
I started out walking just a mile... and it was SLOOOOOOOW But I did it
and then every week I would add another quarter mile or so
and now I walk with my mama and we do several miles a week
except the last few weeks because I put over 120 miles on Drew's jogging stroller and the tires blew out...
WHAT the Hellicopter
sooooo I have to wait for hubs to get home to watch bub so I can walk
BUT then it is darker sooner so ooooooooooo

so now I run
yep this CRAY CRAY is running
sometimes I am not so sure it is a run
but my hubs tells me it is so
IT IS... HOLY Shitzu I am running...
do you know that I played goalie for YEARS just because I hated running... HATED RUNNING... and now at 36 I am running!!! HA HA HA

If I eat bad that day or the day before... I walk/run it off the next day :)
this is how I roll :)

anyways... I am here to tell you
you can ....
you are WORTH IT

I do have to admit though that a great dear and long friendship has been lost because of my wt loss success
MY THIGHS have been the BEST of friends for a VERY long time... 
and now they are separated... no longer very close friends...
they still keep in touch BUT they are NOT best friends...
I am glad because they often rubbed each other the wrong way

I hope this answers some of those questions :)


ok this year I have some BOYS
I have 18 kids (heck yeah)
and 11 of them are girls
you do the math

yep that leaves SEVEN BOYS...
and they are BOYS

anyways in the last week I have had my outfit compared to Freddie Krueger...
WHAT... you look
ok thanks for the connection BUT
yeah no


Ok and then today I was told by a little birdie that MY BOYS
plus a few from other classes
were talking inappropriately
they did use the word inappropriately
because that is my go to word this year...
so here is their inappropriateness

you have to use your inappropriate side of the brain to infer what my kiddos are trying to say
so I am giving you a test...
number your paper one through five
#1 - mother father
#2 - What the hellicopter
#3 - Holy Shitzu
#4 - What a fat astronaut
#5 - What the fudge

test over and if you can infer this you should wash your brain with soap... naughty
my inferring boys and I had a great conversation about inappropriate language and if I hear them saying this again I am NOT calling their mamas I am calling their grandmamas and they will tell their grannies those exact WORDS and I am pretty sure their nanas won't hear them correctly...
so we will see if I have any more little inappropriate shitzus  using that kind of mother father language again... hellicopter they don't know not to fudge with this fat astronaut

alrighty... that about does it...

***** one more squirrel****

I mustache if you want to see
some random pics of a few things we (my fam and I) have been up to...
OKIE DOKIE... here ya go
we celebrated my daddy's birthday... I love me some daddy... he is the bestest

had some squishy face time with my little family

made these to go with our skeleton poetry

i did leopard eyes for halloween... someone asked me what i was suppose to be I said FABULOUS

went to this... and it was the WURST thing eva...ok hubs face might be WURST but hey the sun was in his face

I think that is it...
very random
very squirrely
and very Farley



  1. I am a follower and fellow teacher blogger...I just wanted to let you know that I'm so inspired by your weight loss story! I have been on and off trying to lose some major weight (about 40 pounds) for almost two years...I have recently gotten wayyyy off track. I needed a good reminder that there is no magic trick to it and that I just need to get in control again. Thanks for your story..you look great!

    Kindergarten Kel

    1. You can DO IT!!! thanks for commenting and thanks so much for following

  2. Congrats on the weight loss! You look fantastic! I need to break up the friendship between my thighs too! Thanks for the encouragement!

    Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  3. Thanks for the encouragement to get back on track- I was doing so good until it was too dark (not safe) to go...

  4. Thanks for the inference lesson... HILARIOUS!

    Congrats on the weight loss! You are a true inspiration!
    ❤Dragonflies in First ❤

  5. You are amazing!
    And I am cracking up over this post!!!!

    1. thanks so much teeny tiny <3 ... I am glad I could give you a good laugh :)

  6. Congrats on the weight loss, and thanks for sharing!! I love the comment to what you were supposed to be - "Fabulous"
    -Lovely Nina

    Lovely Little Learners

  7. Way to go running! My trainer says running burns fat the fastest! If all else fails, do sprints in you drive way. That burns really fast! Keep up the hard work! I'm on the same journey! Ps do you eat sweet potatoes??

  8. I love your honesty and sharing. Seeing your post made me realize that I had not logged into Sparkpeople (the site I use for tracking my food intake) in a while and should. Thanks for the reminder. I am good with exercise, but no so much with the food. Congratulations on your success and dedication to yourself! You are an inspiration.

    Miss Rorey's Room

  9. Congratulations on your weight loss success. I have done the same thing through hard work. However, I do need to more exercising and working on eating healthier. Thanks for your inspiration!!

  10. Ugh, I cannot run. And lately I've been hitting up the drive-throughs on the way home from a long day of teaching and coaching...'cus who wants to cook for ONE person?! Thanks for the tip of water only! I need to get back into that.

    And LOVE the mustache necklace....I recently changed my classroom theme to mustaches for the men and kisses/lips for the ladies. FUN!

    Tales of Teaching in Heels

  11. We need to run together!!! Oh and I hate Wurstfest too. I was pissed that the cheese sausages were just regular sausages with liquid cheeze. What the Father? Germany would be disappointed.

    1. you are sooo funny!!! OK I will run with you... I got my fastest mile last night it was fun :)

  12. SO INSPIRED!! Thanks for your honest and funny story! I am inspired. The soda is going to be the hardest...its diet after all... BUT I know:)

    Way to Go!
    The Resourceful Apple

  13. You look wonderful and it's so great that you are losing with exercise and eating right! I know I have some foods I need to cut out so thanks for the inspiration! The older you get the harder it gets to lose...boo hoo! I just saw a show that said soda and juice are the WORST "foods" you can have in your diet...all sugar...so great that you cut them out! I'm a plain iced tea person myself! Keep up the hard work! You do look FABULOUS!!
    Beach Sand and Lesson Plans

  14. Oh shitzu - I seriously think I just wet my pants I am laughing so hard!!! And I thought I had troubles cause my fourthie boys were pointing to the girlies and sayin' "You got big ones!" No inference needed.

    FUNNY!!!! God Bless Little Boys!

  15. This was a great read! Just what I needed. Lucky that you have only 18 kids. I have 34!! Most are girls..but my boys are BOYS just like yours. I've had a lot of inappropriateness this year too. Your story gave me a good chuckle! Congrats on your weight loss, I'm down 12 lbs myself!

  16. You look great!!!!! Keep it up!
    Simple In Second

  17. Congrats on your weight loss! It's tough, and I need your inspiration at this time of year...can you say stressed much????
    Love your Pile It On Math Product!
    If My Calculations Are Correct

  18. Terrific! That's you! You look fabutastic! Good for you. . . I am such a McD's Diet Coke-aholic that I don't know if I could evah give it up! I have for Lent. . . but that was always knowing that I could have it on Easter Sunday! Congrats on all your hard work.
    I also like your multiplication activity. I have a friend who is first time teaching 5th grade in Denver and she could really use this. I'm going to send her your way!
    Second In Line

  19. Farley - I LOVE LOve your leopard print eyes...very fun! Congrats on the weight loss...awesome!
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  20. Love your blog and your eyes are FABULOUS! Did you freehand them? So cool. You are a huge inspiration. I think I'm going to try to give up sodas. They are HORRIBLE.

  21. Your inference lesson was so funny. I read it out loud to my husband.

    Keep up the good work on your weight loss! I did have the surgery, and it doesn't solve all of your problems. I still have 50 lbs. to lose even after surgery. The hard way is the BEST way!

  22. CONGRATS! This is awesome! I have thyroid issues and weight loss and gain wasn't something I can control. Now I take thyroid pills and am finally heading to my goal weight! I have 20 pounds to go! You are the inspiration I needed! :) Keep up the great work!



  23. I {puffy} heart you! If I may use your super adorable and fantastically appropriate catch phrase =) Seriously though... Utterly hilarious. Totally inspiring. Absolutely fabulous. I have no idea HOW I happened across your blog today, but I am definitely your newest follower!


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