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Monday, January 24, 2011

So after my 3000 calorie day on Friday I ended up losing 1.2 lbs this week! I'm happy with that. I can handle it. I'm definitely a big proponent of the cheat day to allow your metabolism to kind of regenerate. I still have a long way to go to get to where I was before Christmas. I guess that just goes to show ya how quickly it can come back on if you're not paying attention! I'll get there. My goal for right now is to get down below 180 before summer when my husband and I start trying for baby #2.

I'm stuck at a staff meeting right now. I've kind of hit my limit. I can handle it for the first hour or so, but after that, I'm done. I want to go home.

I'm starting kickboxing tomorrow! I've never done it before, but I've heard it's an awesome workout. It's taking the place of one of my water aerobics classes, which I LOVE, but it's not getting my heart rate up like it used to. I'm definitely excited for something new. I also added a spin class on Saturday mornings. That definitely helps to get me going for the day.

I can't believe Max turns 1 this week! This year just flew by! Part of me is not ready for #2 because I'm just enjoying him SO much. But it has to happen, and when it's done, I don't have to think about it anymore! I'm hoping that this time I'll be able to keep a reign on this pregnancy thing.

Wow, I'm all over the place today!

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CONFUSEDBIRD 1/25/2011 5:35PM

    Wow Max is 1 already! Do you still have his website going? I wanna see a new pic of him! The kickboxing sounds fun! I did 1 class and I need to try it again. I wanna get into punching things lol

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APIRLRAIN888 1/24/2011 8:16PM

    lol i broke 2 earlier mini plateau w/ new hical food too

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LIZARDREAMING 1/24/2011 6:13PM

    Absolutely LOVE kick boxing. Hope you do to. Great workout and you never know when you'll hve to fight your way out of a boring staff meeting!

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Cheat day

Friday, January 21, 2011

I resolved to let myself over my calories today because it was Munch and Mingle, aka Fat Friday. Teachers (or in this case, the paraprofessionals) bring yummy delicious food to the lounge and we all stuff our faces. I think if I give myself 1 cheat day a month it will be good for my metabolism. Lots of resources say you should have a cheat day once a week, but I can't let go of that much control quite yet. Maybe someday. But once a month is good for now. And I took full advantage of it.

So that was fun. And then for dinner we did Ming's (best Chinese food EVER). I always have the same thing when I go, so it was easy to track.

I tracked everything that went into my mouth today. I ended up about 1,000 over my max. It was worth it. Sunday is weigh in, so we'll see how that goes. Lots of extra water today and tomorrow, that's for sure!

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CONFUSEDBIRD 1/25/2011 5:37PM

    We have a Mings here too, its a buffet and very hard to leave without feeling horrible about yourself lol The 1 day off a week really helps to get your weight back in order.

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    A day that has higher calories than you normally eat can spike your metabolism and benefit you! I do it occasionally and it usually works!

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APIRLRAIN888 1/21/2011 9:12PM

    I say Treat day not Cheat day!
plan plan plan!
own it, track it, burn it!

for life, we must learn to work it in!

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Whoops! Missed a day!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Oopsies I forgot to blog yesterday! Oh well, I had a good streak going.

Yesterday was a good day, I guess. I was hungry, but I went to spinning in the morning which always revs up my appetite for the day. I stayed within range, though, so that's good. I've been having trouble with fiber lately. Need to pay attention to that.

Today has been...frustrating. Nothing is happening how it needs to happen!

Starting a vent session now. Skip if you don't want to hear it!

First, I wake up to my phone that has been charging all night being DEAD. The roads are bad, and not having a cell phone kind of terrifies me because I know that that's when I'll have some kind of roadside emergency. However I don't have time to futz with it and find out why it didn't charge, so I take it with me and grab the charger and head out the door to the gym. I plugged my phone into my car charger to at least get it started. Unfortunately, the car that I have won't charge a battery if it's not on, so it was a quick trip to the gym. At least the darn thing turned on though!

The gym was fine, Thursday mornings are light aerobics/lifting for 30 minutes. But I forgot my water cup in the car! Class was about to start and I didn't have any of my stuff out so I didn't have time to run out to the car. So I had to use a Styrofoam one that they provide, which is nice of them but I feel bad for using them...you know that whole ruining the environment thing and all. So that was frustrating.

After working out I showered and got ready to go to work. I realize that I forgot my mittens at home and it's only 4 degrees outside! Me and my numb fingers made our way to the car. I got in and my phone was in emergency shut down mode because of the temperature! ARGH! So I plug it back in, start up the car, and start going to work. Roads weren't horrible, plows hadn't gone through much, but it was fine. Got to work, sat down to eat some breakfast and futz with my phone, and I get it plugged in and nothing is happening! I twist the cord around in the jack, nothing. I bend it, nothing. NOTHING WILL CHARGE THIS STUPID PHONE! Meanwhile, it shuts down due to "dangerously low battery." Now I'm screwed.

Fine, I eat my breakfast. Kids start shuffling in. It's a Spanish day so I greet them all with an "hola" or a "buenos dias" or something less remarkable. They start working on glazing their pots and they are crazy out of control and ridiculously immature for 7th and 8th graders. I have had it, so I have to threaten being kicked out of class for some of their behaviors (i.e. wiping glaze on a neighbors face, not cleaning up after themselves, putting uncapped jars of glaze into the box sideways so everything dumps out, throwing paper towels across the room to make a basket instead of throwing them away). Just insane. They act like they haven't known the rules in the room for the past 5 months. So frustrating.

Class ends and I have got to use the restroom like no one's business. Drinking 5 glasses of water by that time of the morning doesn't fit well with my bladder. I head down to the girls bathroom - it's locked! From the inside! Which means there are kids in there doing things they're not supposed to be doing. I go to find the teacher's bathroom...occupied! UGH I"M BURSING HERE PEOPLE! Whatever, I have to go. I have another school to get to.

So I think I'll be fine and I can hold it til I get to my other school. Every little bump irritated me and I needed to stop. I justified stopping at home so that I could get my iPod and some popcorn for a snack. I got home, peed, grabbed my stuff, and my MIL is looking around for my husbands phone. Apparently he's lost it. So now we're both phone-less because mine is not charging!

I leave, get back on the highway to stop-and-go traffic. 3 accidents are keeping me from moving at a relatively normal pace to my second school of the day. Fine. I don't have to teach for a while, thank you plan time, so just do what I can.

I arrive at work at 9:30 - 40 minutes later than normal. I make my popcorn and come up to my office, which is so frozen that I decided I needed to type just to keep my fingers moving so they wouldn't fall off from frostbite.

Finally got phone to charge by pushing the charger in as far as it will go and then wrapping it insanely tightly around the phone. We'll see if it holds a charge.

Now I have about another hour and a half til I need to teach, and I have NO desire to do anything productive because I feel worn out from the day I've already had!


Okay, done. It will get better. Right? Right??? It has to!

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    Ok, so I stayed for the whole vent, made me smile a little (sorry). Shovel in a couple handfuls of that popcorn then stop. Take a couple deep breathes then eat that popcorn one kernal at a time repeating "I did not strangle any children today" Makes me smile because my son is in grade 7, but most days you would imagine kindergarten!

Hope the day is going better!

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Over today :(

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Well, I went over today. But in my defense, I changed my calorie ranges today and I did eat within my OLD range. Still, I probably didn't need the second chocolate chip cookie I had for dessert. Oh well. One day. It won't kill me.

I'm feeling good today, though. Had a GREAT water workout tonight. A good day at school. And I'm looking forward to starting kickboxing next week! I've never done it before, so it should be interesting.

Lots of snow coming our way tomorrow day and night. I'm doing my snow dance for a snow day on Thursday! Do it with me, people!!


Back to the gym!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Today was my first day back to the gym in a few weeks, due to such a busy schedule. It felt really good. I did some water aerobics. The water was cold and then I was even colder coming back outside. So that wasn't fun. But it felt good to exercise and work up a sweat (well, as much of a sweat as I can work up in the water!).

It was nice to have a day off today thanks to MLK's bday, the weather was relatively nice (in the mid to upper 30s) and I finally got to go to the chiropractor. Max slept well last night and took a great nap in the morning, and then didn't sleep the entire rest of the day! So I of course got nothing done...except one big thing...

Today we paid off ALL of our medical debt! Everything from Max's birth to Johnny's endoscopy and everything in between. That's a huge chunk of our debt. Now we're continuing to work on the credit card debt, and it looks like we'll be done by April! That will be so refreshing to not have that hanging over our heads, and the huge chunk of change we're paying on those every month can go into savings. Such a relief!

Tomorrow it's back to work for a 4 day week. It looks like we'll be getting a fair amount of snow dumped on us on Wednesday night, so there's a chance for a snow day on Thursday. Not holding my breath, though. I don't know if we could get that lucky!!

No new meals today. We had potato soup today. But tomorrow it's roast beef sandwiches! Yummm.

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APIRLRAIN888 1/17/2011 10:51PM

    woohooo on paying of medical debt

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