Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I'm still alive....

One more day with students before Spring Break. YEA!!! I have been doing a lot of Jazzercising  in order to prepare for Workshop next week. I have not been tracking (I'm a bad girl, I know....). A friend has offered to let me in on her 'email' tracking ring that her and some of her friend do to keep each other honest as well as promote actually tracking. That would mean actually being able to track (not being disturbed by one of 3 children or 2 dogs or a husband) on a daily basis. I know I HAVE to track over Spring Break or I will really blow it. I MUST make out my menu and portion out things otherwise I will over eat. Granted I have plenty of things that MUST be done that week (cleaning out my closet since nothing fits, shifting the girls clothes around to the next child it fits, various doctor and dentist appointment and Workshop). Saturday a friend from high school is dropping by on their way to Sea World and I am trying to keep tabs on Margie, my bloggy friend, so I can make plans to meet with her as they pass through on their way to see the Mouse. 

My time is up. I am being beckoned...until next time.....

Saturday, March 13, 2010

I fell off....

the WW tracking wagon and what happened? Up 3 pounds this week. YIKES!!!! I am sure the adult beverage and the "ultimate" burger/onion rings I had last night at Friday afternoon teacher "choir practice" I had didn't help the situtation much. 

Lesson learned: No, I do not know everything about the points I am eating. I cannot just assume. I must track. Off to the WW site now.  

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Oh my!

I hear that at my upcoming instructor training this weekend that I will be skipping until everyone skips the proper way. ARGH! 

Eating Healthy

Last night DH who it the same bean pole weight since high school while eating whatever whenever he wants, makes a proclamation. "This eating healthy stuff is hard. Last night I wanted something and could not figure out what it was and there was not ice cream, cake, cookies, or chips to help me figure it out." So, I am definitely setting the stage for healthy eating. Now to get him to realize that the tuna noodle casserole he and the girls ate had the regular cheese, egg noodles and about half to three quarters lesser veggies than the one I made for me and then maybe we can talk more about eating healthy. lol He also complimented me that mine was WAY better than the one my Mom made while visiting. :)

On a side note I now have replicated my Grandma's/Mom's bean soup recipe. I am the only one who eats it but it is good and decent on the WW points scale. This morning I took some Gas-X as a precautionary measure for school teacher survival. Beans, beans the magical fruit.....

Friday, March 5, 2010

An Update....Where to start???

This could be a LONG post so grab something to drink, get comfy and settle in. I am alone in my apartment for the moment. DH is dropping the oldest off at a friend's (in celebration of becoming ungrounded for hiding a bad progress update from us for about 6 weeks) and has the other two with him. I think I will break this up into topics so skip the parts you don't want to know about. (Updating to add that this took 3 different sittings as the family came home soon after the post started.) 

School - Same ol' snit, different day. I have been dealing with a large amount of cheating which I detest as I feel like it is lying and I cannot stand to be lied to.  So that has been very emotionally draining. Especially when a student whom I felt I had a really strong connection to cheated on a quiz and I caught him but apparently something was going on at home - Mom has something to do with the military - and that served as a wake up call to her that she needed to be home more.  That ended well. 

Church - Loving the new church! The upcoming sermon series is titled "One Month to Live". I think this will provoke me to blog to get some of my thoughts out. When I start to ponder that I idea I think about spending as much time with family and friends as possible but am very confused as to how to live my life that way when there are bills to be paid. Then I think about my Mom and what will happen when she passes. Then I get really sad and have to stop thinking about it b/c I cannot even fathom it happening.

Jazzercise - I have taken the plunge and am working to become certified to teach it. So much hard work but it is fun and really helping me lose more weight. I go to Workshop April 8 so keep sending me positive vibes. What a way to end my Spring Break, huh? I got duped into take a 'Power Hour' class that was similar to personal training and even though I thought my arms were going to give out from my upper body weight and I would fall flat on my face, I made it through. The next week I was sore in random places but it hurt so good! 

Weight Watchers - I am less than 10 pounds away from my 'goal weight'. That is down about 27 pounds since joining in August. It is the upper end of the official BMI for my height. It is what my driver's license said in High School but I think I even weighed more then. My clothes are all hanging on me and I feel like I am a child playing dress up when I go to put on something I haven't worn in awhile. One morning I went through 2 pairs of pants and three shirts before I found something that I could deal with wearing - I didn't look great but....I hope to get a new wardrobe but am waiting until I am finished losing weight b/c some of the stuff I bought 2 months ago is now too big. It is frustrating but a good frustrating... except for the fact I don't have money to replace my entire wardrobe every 2 months. Another thing it that I have to try everything on. I don't like a lot of the current "styles". I have become a very 'vanilla' dresser. Give me a khaki pair of dockers and a black t-shirt and I am a happy camper. I honestly thought I would never make it this far on my weight loss journey. If I would have thought I could do it before, I would have done it before.  I mean I tried all the over the counter drugs and many of the prescription numbers too (Phen- phen anyone??? I did.) and this program has been the easiest and most successful. I am smaller that I was when I took Meridia a few years back. I would have never believed me if you told me Weight Watchers would work for me. 

So that is what all that has been keeping me busy. One day I hope to be able to blog on the regular but I really feel like I am surviving from day to day putting out the fires that need put out the most and letting the others smolder until another time.