Friday, September 3, 2010

Weigh-In Friday!

Lets get this weigh in done right away.  This morning I weighed in at 265.4lbs, I saw 264.8 on Tuesday but today I was back up a bit, ugh.  I did not drink enough water yesterday and I think that is playing a huge role in all of this.  I have until Monday to weigh in for  A Nu(de) Motivation but I am going away for the weekend so I would just be happy to see that same number again.

I went into work yesterday for the first time.  I have to say this year should be lots of fun.  I am working in a tiny little school with only 6 staff members.  But already there was talk about the amount of food that gets brought into the staff room by staff and community members.  I think for the first little while of school I am going to count my calories again.  I do this when I really need to stay focused and the beginning of the school year is one of those times.  I am just like the students in my classes, I have a hard time handling transitions.  So the more structured they can be the easier it will be for me.   I already turned down the daily Tim's run that one of the girls does.  It felt good to say no way!  But it so hard to watch them all with the cups.  

In other important news, I was awarded the Happy 101 award from Raegun over at Diminishing Returns.  

 The Rules:

1. Post who gave you this award

See above! Thanks Joy. Your comments and emails always make my day. You have been very supportive and I really appreciate it.

2. State 10 things you like
1) cats
2) visiting with friends
3) reading a good book
4) digital scrapbooking
5) skating
6) my ipod
7) sleeping in
8) cheese
9) painting my toe nails
10) Making friends at the gym

3. Give this award to 10 other bloggers and notify them with a comment

I honestly have no time to do this right now but wanted to get it posted.  Hopefully, I'll have time after the weekend to pass it on. 

I am off to enjoy the long weekend.  


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Back to Reality

Sorry I have been a little absent here but things have been pretty hectic since I finally got a permanent job.  Thank you everyone for all your well wishes and congratulations! Now, I am busy planning out what I will be doing next week.  I can't believe that I have to go to work tomorrow.  I never thought I'd say this but where did my summer go?  

Things food and weight wise have been really good.  I've really been paying attention to slowing down how fast I eat and noticing when I am full.  The scale continues to reward me by moving in the right direction.  I had another awesome Aqua Bootcamp class last night.  Follow by my first good night of sleep in almost a week.  So glad to finally get some restful shut eye.  Tonight I'll be heading to yoga should be interesting to see if it makes me just as sore this week.  I am really hoping not though because it was very very painful.  I love that my gym offers so many classes that I can take.  Looks like by mid September almost all my gym visits will be centered around classes which is absolutely FANTASTIC for me.  I love classes over the machines at the gym. 

I noticed I got a lovely blog award the other day and hopefully later today I will have time to do my write up for that.  

I am off to get ready for the school year! 

Monday, August 30, 2010


Just a really quick note to say that I got the job!!!  I am so excited! 



So today I had my interview for the teaching job.  It's really hard to say how it went.  I just hate interviews and always get too nervous and then on the way home think of a million things I could have said that were better then the answers I gave.  I feel kinda like I may have talked in circles.  Oh well.  If it's meant to be it will work out.  Thank you all so much for wishing me good luck it.  It was nice to know others where thinking of me.   I am exhausted since I have not been sleeping due to my nerves.  So I am taking it easy and heading to bed early today.  I'll let you know how it all turns out when I find out.


Sunday, August 29, 2010

Would you like fries with that?

So yesterday I rode my bike a little, I am still trying to get use to being on a bike.  I haven't been on a bike since I was a teenager.  But the good news is it was comfortable and it's all coming back to me.  I will have to find time to snap a picture of it. 

After a day of working on the house and running errands, the husband and I decided that we didn't want to make dinner again.  I know we need to stop eating out.  In any case,  we decided to go a burger place here in town that we really love.  I was just craving a pogo for some reason.  So I order my pogo and the waitress says: Would you like fries with that?  I said yes even though I should have said salad.  When my plate comes and I eat slowly, knowing that I must pay attention to when my body says it full, starting with my pogo.  I enjoyed every morsel of that thing.  Then I started eating my fries.  It was weird, the whole time I was eat them, I wasn't really enjoying them.  They just didn't taste that good.  So I stopped eating them.  Hmmmm what a concept. 

Somewhere along this journey, I have learned to slow down and actually taste my food.  I have also learned that somethings, I feel are totally worth every calorie in them like the pogo, while others just aren't, like those fries.  I am not saying I will never eat fries again but I really think a salad might just become my normal side dish.   Hooray for progress!

It's another beautiful day here and I plan on getting out and enjoying it!