Well I stayed on through the whole challenge even though the weight results went the opposite direction!
However, I did have a lot of non scale victories and it was the first summer in a longggggg time that I have taken any vacation time alone with just my DH! So I had a fun summer after three years of non stop stress and family issues! I came back renewed and ready to continue with the issues and my new teaching assignment!
So thanks to all the team leaders for their encouragement support and inspiration! Thanks to all my spark friends for being there m
I am definitely preparing myself for the next challenge and will not give up no matter what!
WOW! I am totally exhausted but so satisfied after my first day as a 2nd grade teacher! m I had gotten used to my 4th grader and I forgot how many questions you get from a 2nd grader - so that was fun - but they are all so precious and willing to please that it makes up for the extra questions. I even had a student bring me an apple we just made it so special!
Today was collecting supplies, getting their desk and cubbies set up and go over classroom procedures! Of course all this was happening and we had a surprise visit from our superintendent of schools. The kids were great. They greeted him and he is super friendly but that still catches you of guard! m Well they are gone and now I need to organize my things and maybe I can leave before 6pm and be ready for the 180 days that follow! m
So let the fun continue and let the learning begin!
Ok today was weigh in day and I knew what was coming! So I did not get upset I told myself if you do the crime you pay the time! m So the results are what I expected but I have to confess that this has been the best summer vacation and time I have had in a long, long, long time.
So now I am back home, back at work and today when I walked into the gym the equipment and machines were happy to see me! m They were all wondering where I was hiding!
So yes I am back on the horse and ready to get serious again. I know it was so easy to put on the weight - let's see if I can make it easy to take off or at least I will try my hardest!!!
Well reality is setting in! I am back home from my in-laws and what a week that was! I think I ate my way to patience! So I know the scale will be terrible but I have to face the music!
My in-laws, I love them, but by the first day they have worn you down! They are like little bickering kids and no matter what you do it is wrong! The whole week was cleaning, taking them to appointments, grocery shopping, etc. Then to make matters worse we had constant rain the whole time! Oh! Well what can you do! I just offered it up as a sacrifice and then I ate, and ate, ate delicious Latin food. m
I was able to meet up with my sister that lives in the Fort Lauderdale area and we had one nice sister day together - so once again we ate and cause we had not seen each other all year!
So now I am on my way to work - setting up my new 2nd grade classroom before the start of school in 2 weeks. I hope to get myself back in the swing of my exercise and tracking so that I can get back on the right track! m
Today of all day is my sparversary and I had hoped to be at my goal weight but I will take this as a new beginning! m