Thursday, May 12, 2011
My school is on the 5th floor of a building with no elevator. There are 26 stairs per flight. I feel like death when I go up them each morning. I am typically carrying over 25-30 pound of guilt grading in my backpack and huff and puff to get up the stairs. I realize that this year as I gained weight, it got worse and worse. I am making it my goal that by June 28th **the last day of the school year** I will be able to make it up the stairs without feeling so terrible. Some days I have to stop and rest, some days I make it without stopping, but am completely out of breath by the time I reach the top. Hopefully, consistent exercise will make them easier.
Today, I ate over my calories, carbs, and fats. I am disappointed in myself for not being consistent so early in my restart. But when I get stressed out, I eat, and this math test might have been the death of me the past two days. At least when I craved something sweet I went for fro-yo instead of the 400 calorie chocolate bar I was eyeing at the store. I hope that tomorrow I will make better decisions and follow my range.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
I have the hiccups again, but this time it is because I ate my carrots too fast.
I am in a mood so I will post the rest in short bursts of words:
Test: kids failed, I will NEVER get tenure.
Kick ball: lost
Hiccups: go away
Lesson Plan: Osmosis Jones
Done and done.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Today at work, I was checking my email on my phone and got several emails about food. Papa John's, seamlessweb, open table. Because I was conserving my calories for my Tuesday trivia Southern food feast and was a little hungry, I drooled at the thought of pizza. Now I have a goal for tomorrow:
UNSUBSCRIBE to those emails. Terminate the temptation.
Check back tomorrow!
Sunday, May 08, 2011
I have a friend who does weight watchers. He tells me that each day, he conserves his points so he can have two beers at home. As a teacher in the Bronx, I understand the sentiment. Though it sounds like alcoholism problem, drinking definitely has been my release of choice this school year. I have found this year (my second) to be much more difficult than the last, and I have found that a beer or two or three really takes the edge off. Even more so when they are free. Tonight I went down to the bar and had 2 free beers. Not light beers (Brenda, your voice is haunting me as I write this) but free. And extra delicious. And as I put in the points and now realize I am within 22 calories of my day, I realize I can splurge on a beer if I plan accordingly. So, tonight I will not have anything else and will drink some more water to take off the edge and plan for tomorrow, but I can smile knowing I earned that beer by staying within my calorie range and with an hour of exercise.
I now have had the hiccups for about 10 minutes, so beer and hiccups are the motivation of this post.
Saturday, May 07, 2011
As the 5% challenge began today, I realized that I am going to struggle with trivia on Tuesday nights. Each week, I go downstairs to Southern Hospitality and I eat an amazingly bad for me meal and drink several beers. This week, I am trying to plan my dinner accordingly. I think I will only have the cornbread and a side salad, and leave the chicken breast sandwich with tatar tots behind. I am still trying to decide if I can completely give up on the beer, and settle for a diet coke if I have had all of my water from the day. Tomorrow I need to plan my meals for my week so I don't go to the deli and eat flamin' hot funions ever again (P.S. Amy, they were wonderful, and disgusting at the same time. A perfect Friday before a challenge treat.) That is all for now.
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