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Good start to the week, kind-of falling off now, though

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Started this week strong, after the 2hr exercise marathon at the Y on Saturday, got in a run Sunday night, 6am yoga and a walk monday, 5:30am cycle tuesday, strength Wed am, and short workouts with my students during PE every day except Wednesday. I have been incredibly tired the last few days and have been eating way too much and finding no time for anything. Today, I was exhausted and had to make some difficult calls to parents (minor incident between 2 students, IEP to schedule that has to be done next week, but parent won't answer the phone!) before heading to the CO for a meeting in which very little actually applied to me! Managed to leave school very close to 4pm every day except today, and it was 4:25 today. Much better than last year, where I stayed until the custodian said I had to leave. Feeling like I am not getting everything done that I need to, though.

Tired for me generally translates into eating. Resisted cake, etc in the cafeteria, snacks at the bank for customer appreciation, only to come home and EAT!! I couldn't stop, just kept eating! protein bar when I got home, Turkey and veggies for dinner, kashi granola bar, frozen pineapple and mango, and a wildberry sherbet bar after dinner. probably way over on calories for today. I bumped my goal weight range up a bit to reflect the changes I've made in strength and muscle tone, but I fear that my body will take that to mean it can put on even more pounds! New goal range: 135-145

Read with dd most nights, laundry has stayed done (getting up at 5am allows for a load before work!) Have been getting in the bed pretty well and getting up by 5 (most mornings waking up before the alarm) Lesson plans aren't done for next week, and grading won't be completed by tomorrow, but I am getting there! So much to do this week. Feeling overwhelmed. Did take some time to help dd with making a shirt for their pep rally tomorrow (they play the rival high school from our county)

No yoga tomorrow or Monday- floors are being refinished at the Y
Beach trip this weekend for Labor Day- goal is to relax and enjoy it!


Goals for the week:
~ maintain goal range: 135-145 (hoping to stay 141 or lower)
~ eat lean protein, fruits, and veggies for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
~ minimum 1 load of laundry per day
~ read with dd at least 3 nights per week
~ girls in bed by 9:00pm Sun-Thurs; 10pm Fri & Sat
~ get in bed by 10:00pm Sun-Thurs; 11pm Fri & Sat
~ lights out by 10:30pm
~ get up by 5:15am Mon-Fri
~ pack lunches all week (prep salads on Sundays and Wednesdays)
~ 6am Yoga Mon and Fri
~ 5:30am Cycle class on Tuesdays
~ complete lesson plans for the following week by Wednesday
~ Complete and upload grading for the week by Friday
~ leave school by 4pm daily
~ Complete lesson plans by Monday night for the week
~ IEP meeting by Wednesday
~ Faculty Meeting Wednesday
~ Class 6-9pm Friday; 9am-1:30pm Saturday
~ Finish last assignments for summer class by Thursday
~ work on plan for inclusion project, make contact with Administrators from the two middle schools

  
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MORETA63 9/3/2011 10:44PM

    My head spins just reading it! Take a breath and enjoy the weekend!

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SETAGOAL1 9/2/2011 8:33PM

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Have a great weekend


Janet

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MOSTMOM1 9/1/2011 10:24PM

    Whew, I don't think I could keep up with you! You are Wonder Woman!
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Busy week and first days of school; goals for the week

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Wow, this week has been a busy one! Still doesn't seem like we should be back in school already, but our students started on Thursday! I have a great group of kids this time, very different from the group I had last year in terms of needs and abilities, but our first two days went very well!

Almost didn't get a workout in Wednesday, so snuck in 10 minutes of strength before bed. I even managed to go workout on Thursday night. LEft school at 4:35, grilled burgers then headed to the Y for a 6:00 circuit class followed by abs and yoga AND made it to 6am yoga on Friday before school! Today, I took part in a 2 hour exercise marathon where we did 6 different classes, ending with a little yoga (can you tell I love yoga!? lol) Burned over 1100 calories today in the classes, and ran the concession stand for dd's team all day (left only long enough to go to the Y)

Keeping on track with my healthy eating habits. I got our schedule worked out to allow us to have lunch at 11:30 this year. So much better than the 10:45 lunch time we had last year! I can actually make it through the day without feeling like I am starving!

I probably won't be able to post daily as I used to, but will try to update about once a week or so.

Goals for the week:
~ eat lean protein, fruits, and veggies for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
~ minimum 1 load of laundry per day
~ read with dd at least 3 nights per week
~ girls in bed by 9:00pm Sun-Thurs; 10pm Fri & Sat
~ get in bed by 10:00pm Sun-Thurs; 11pm Fri & Sat
~ lights out by 10:30pm
~ get up by 5:15am Mon-Fri
~ pack lunches all week (prep salads on Sundays and Wednesdays)
~ 6am Yoga Mon and Fri
~ 5:30am Cycle class on Tuesdays
~ complete lesson plans for the following week by Wednesday
~ Complete and upload grading for the week by Friday
~ leave school by 4pm daily (only made that one day this week!)

  
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SETAGOAL1 8/29/2011 4:49PM

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Great planning Have a great week!!!!

Janet

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STAROFD00M 8/29/2011 3:34PM

    Sounds like you are super busy this week! You got this, though!! I am super impressed that you can get up so early and get to the gym at 6am too, btw.

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KELLYJOSUNSHINE 8/28/2011 10:15AM

    So, I was thinking I was busy the last two weeks. Not! You have some amazing goals and an awesome plan. My best to you as you work toward accomplishing your mission and being the great teacher I'm sure you are. I love that you have the grading done by Friday, so your weekends are yours!

Hats off to you! emoticon

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TWORINGCIRCUS 8/28/2011 7:16AM

    Sounds like a great first week! I am giggling about your list...I so recognize those goals...I am pulling for you to maintain the energy streak you have going! Have a terrific second week!

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TNMMCGUIRE 8/28/2011 1:40AM

  Sounds so busy! I am amazed at how much you are able to fit into a day. I am debating on joining the Y as I do not know if it is truly worth the money put in. I can pay 15 dollars for a fitness center and 20 for Zumba classes. After I heard about your experience about the Y I might actually join if they offer this much. I have five children at home because we homeschool through public charter. I believe you have all your ducks in a row. And the fact hat you stick to your plan is awesome. If I could only do that I would. You have shown me it is possible

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CHELEMIA 8/27/2011 10:19PM

   
Wow!! You truly are super mom!!!! Great plan and awesome follow thru!!!

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Haven't had time to blog! Headed back to school on Thursday!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sorry I haven't checked in lately! We have been crazy busy trying to get things ready for open house and the kids starting back to school on Thursday (my students and my own children! first time doing both!)

I've gotten in some good workouts lately, including 6am yoga Monday and Friday and today I went to the 5:30am cycle class! I think I can make both work with my teaching schedule!

Eating healthy and trying to keep wheat out of my diet. Have been staying in calorie range, despite being incredibly hungry many days due to intense workouts and working hard on my classroom. Afternoon exhaustion leading to snacking has popped up again, but I am working to combat that!

8-24 goals
- healthy breakfast: probably an omelet or oatmeal and fruit
- 1 load laundry
- get to school and work in my classroom by 7:20
- 8:30 EC meeting (avoid unhealthy breakfast/snacks)
- healthy lunch: either take a salad or go eat with dh (salad from bojangles)
- meet with friend at DSS to discuss services for a student
- work in classroom and on lesson planning for the first week; coordinating schedules with my team teacher
- make sure all copies and materials are ready for the first day of school
- load and organize SMART files on flash drive for easy access
- healthy dinner
- go shopping for the rest of the kids school supplies
~ look for yoga pants that will pass for work on Mondays
~ look for puzzle piece bulletin boards, pillows, etc. to go with my theme
- get in bed by 10:00pm

  
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STAROFD00M 8/26/2011 3:50PM

    You are such a motivational inspiration!!! Keep it up :D

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SETAGOAL1 8/24/2011 6:41PM

    Your are in the moment Great job. Being aware leads to change and you are aware and focused.

Good Job!!!!!

Have a great week!!!!!!


Janet

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ESBELL 8/24/2011 12:57PM

    Can you take a piece of fruit to your morning meetings to avoid the junk they set out?

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8-19 reflection: end of a long week; long day tomorrow 5% Challenge day 34

Friday, August 19, 2011

I am so tired after working all week on getting my classroom ready for school to start and all the meetings we've had. Lots of activity, with rearranging furniture plus workouts! I am sore from all the strength workouts: struggled to walk up the stairs today! I have managed to avoid the unhealthy meals and snacks that always accompany these meetings and gatherings. Hope it shows on the scale when I weigh in!

Went to Kaplan with a teacher friend and got some borders and other materials to go with my puzzle theme. Ready to get in my room and get some more things done! Then took the younger girls to get their school supplies while 13yo dd went to the first high school football game.

11yo dd has a soccer tournament tomorrow, with games at 8:00am and 12:30. trying to figure out meals around that and what to do in between. I have a salad already made that I can take for me, and maybe take the girls out or pack for them too. 13yo dd's soccer team has their soccer pool party tomorrow evening from 6-8. Grilling burgers and having a few side dishes with it. Planning to take a salad to have with that as well, and have a burger without the bun.

8/19 goals:
healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner emoticon
6am yoga at the Y emoticon
8:00 meetings at the High School- county wide run until lunch emoticon
pick up dd and Work in my classroom after meetings emoticon
Dinner: tacos for the kids and dh, leftovers from yesterday for me emoticon

8/20 goals:
healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner
pack coolers and leave for dd's game by 7:00am
Enjoy watching dd play soccer
find a healthy option for lunch
Eat carefully for dinner, but enjoy the party

  
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STAROFD00M 8/22/2011 2:23PM

    emoticon that your goals were all met!!

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SETAGOAL1 8/21/2011 3:06PM

    You are doing the balance thing!!! Great Job!!!

Taking care of you is important and you are making it happen. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TWORINGCIRCUS 8/21/2011 1:58PM

    I am so glad you added me as a friend. Your schedule sounds like mine....we really need to encourage each other to stay focused on our self-care once school starts!

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8-18 reflection: 5% Challenge day 33

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Long day! Breakfast and Yoga at home before work, worked in my classroom and met with my TA before meetings, was provided with lots of info on our AYP and state performance data, and plans for the coming year. It is really difficult to coordinate schedules and please everyone! Ugh! Seeing some light at the end, and thinking I may actually get my classroom in order before the kids come for open house on Tuesday! Working on puzzling out my theme (puzzles, something along the lines of every piece being required to complete the puzzle, relating that to our class) Ate the chicken salad, lettuce, and tomato off one half of a chicken salad sandwich along with my salad, plus a few bites of potato salad. Avoided the bread, chips and desserts.

DD started the crock-pot for me, and rice in the steamer, then dh started the veggies before he left as I was on my way home. Arrived home a little after 5pm to a nice, home-cooked meal ready for me to put it on the table! Awesome!

Managed to get everything cleaned up and make it to the Y for all 3 of my classes: Metabolic effect, core, and my 8yo dd joined me for yoga! Loved it!

8/18 goals:
healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner emoticon
am strength and stretching workout emoticon
work in my classroom from 7:30-8:00 emoticon
Meetings all day emoticon
Work in my classroom after meetings if I can emoticon
take girls to soccer at 7:00 emoticon
Work-out at the Y while the girls have soccer (Metabolic effect, core, and yoga classes!) emoticon
Dinner: thinking of throwing something in the crock pot and having dd start it around noon! emoticon
Avoid the ice cream! emoticon

8/19 goals:
healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner
6am yoga at the Y
8:00 meetings at the High School- county wide run until lunch
pick up dd and Work in my classroom after meetings
Dinner: not sure yet

  
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TURTLETALK 8/18/2011 10:42PM

    You are doing better than I am on the 5% challenge. I have logged lots of miles and I am doing really well living the good life but I have only lost 1.5 pounds. Aggg! When does your school start? We started with students yesterday, teachers on Monday.

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