Friday, June 01, 2012
Today is the last school day for my school district, and the graduation ceremony for the students at my school. Since students actually graduate upon completion here, they can graduate any day of the school year. This day is always nice because everyone participating in the ceremony has to come in early for practice, so I get to see students that I may not have seen since August or September.
Today also presents a challenge since it is a VERY long day for the faculty & staff here. We have an early release schedule, so classes in the morning, the decorating for the ceremony tonight, a small amount of down time (of course not enough to go home & get ready), then the ceremony & reception. Faculty & staff serve food & drinks at the reception, so there's even more work. Plus the food itself, which always include my favorite pimento cheese sandwiches and cake with buttercream frosting (which I don't get at home due to family allergies).
It'll be a fun day despite being so long. And I'm grateful that this year it's on a Friday so I have the weekend to recover before coming back to sign out for the summer.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Yep, that's how I'm feeling today.
It's the end of the school year and as usual I'm not prepared for it (one drawback to working in a credit recovery school... everybody works the last 2 weeks so I don't have time to clean & sort - lol). And even though it's nearly summer, I still don't get a day off for another 3 weeks (another drawback is that I have to have full lesson plans in place before the school year starts).
We also went to a Rosary last night for DH's uncle. That has taken all the shine and luster off the week for all of us. I'm tired & emotionally wrought. I gave in to emotional eating last night... not bad stuff, just too much stuff. Really trying to stay on track today. But my head is fuzzy and I'm having a hard time focusing on anything.
Just working on hanging on right now.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
This is the most important day in anything and everything you do!
I had a bad day with food yesterday (thanks to a boat load of burritos & a chocolate cake left for us by DH's aunt). Today is the day after. I had the choice to keep splurging on home made yumminess, or to get back on plan and not feel terrible when I get back home tomorrow. I chose the later... I planned my food (after one minor slip first thing this morning), ate before visiting DH's aunt, and I've been snacking & staying full all day long.
I also owned up to what I ate yesterday. I logged everything on here, and even though I was feeling like a complete pig, it turns out my calories were in maintenance range for me. =)
So, the day after, I'm doing great and headed to success again. Gotta remember my Friday goal of 157.6!
Friday, May 25, 2012
Last night I made a dish that I haven't made since embarking on my weight loss journey. Of course I healthified it... coconut milk was replaced with light coconut milk, potatoes became a blend of potatoes, zucchini, squash, & eggplant. My son (6 and vegertable hater) was eating his chicken & bravely tried the cous cous. I asked him to eat some potatoes before he could be excused. I watched as he took a bite of zucchini and then asked how he liked the potatoes. His response was, "Great!"
Score one for Mom!!!
We're going out of town again tonight, back to hubby's family house. That means more home cooking by his aunt. BUT I do have a plan, and added motivation now that my weight is back under 160. We cooked and left some food last time, so it's in the freezer waiting to be eaten. We're also planning to cook there for dinner tomorrow instead of going out to eat. I am giving myself a little slack while I'm there... I'm letting myself stray for 2 out of 5 meal/snacks a day, but within reason and trying to stay in calorie range. I'm so happy my scale is finally back under 160 (I gained NINE pounds between TOM and sodium retention) and I really don't want to undo the hard work I've done this week!
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