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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Posting to get this out of my system... hopefully!

My son, who worked harder to bring up grades, who also went to school not feeling well to keep his absences as minimal as possilbe, all to be exempt from semester tests, has to take some of them afterall. I checked him out early one day, to go take his driving test and get his license. *I* checked him out, signed the sheet myself, telling the office where we were going. All seemed fine and dandy. TODAY... he finds out that that half day has been unexcused because I didn't write a "he was absent because..." note. It doesn't matter what your grades are, unexcused absence = take semester test. So I went to the principal and told him I didn't know he needed a note when I'm the one who checked him out, and when the office was already told why I checked him out. He said a note has to be in the file... fine, I said I'd write one, he said it's too late and shows me in the "handbook" where it says that a student has 5 days after an absence to bring in a note. I told him it didn't specify that if a student is checked out half a day by his parent that a note is still needed. He says that my son has to take the tests. and walks off. The secretary, who is a nice lady, apologized and says she can't do anything because she has to go by the rulebook... I tell her "you know what I think they can do with that rulebook" but assure her that she's not the one I'm frustrated with. What's more, is that this principal has such an arrogant look on his face the whole time. Like he enjoys the authority he has over kids, especially when he can do something right for them, but smugly doesn't... He's such a rear-end oriface!!! All he would have to do is accept the note from me and put it in my son's file... He already knows it's a legitimate excuse and it would change my son from having to take these tests to being exempt. But no. And now I have to encourage my furious son to calm down, and to do his best on the tests because they are worth 1/4 of his grade for the semester.
Goosfraba.... Goosfraba....

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OHANAMAMA 5/24/2007 5:49PM

    Oh yes, and writing it all down did help! :)

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OHANAMAMA 5/24/2007 5:48PM

    Just wanted to say that the situation hasn't changed, but my son has calmed down a lot. Frustrating, but nothing can be done, and in the whole scheme of life, this is really minor.

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no change for today.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

A losing streak I reckon is what I had there for a few days... may be water weight, but hey, it's still excess weight. Yesterday moring I was down another pound to 218.5, and this morning I'm the same. I know I shouldn't hope for a pound a day.... but well, that's how it was going there for a bit it seemed. Now I should probably change weigh days to once a week... if I can. I know I will see even better results if I can get in some exercise and eat a few more calories. Don't want myself to think I'm starving myself :)

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OHANAMAMA 5/24/2007 5:14PM

    Thanks for your kind words. I am having quite a time right now. I probably will weight each day.. just to see if maybe the number is lower. But I will try not to become obsessive about it. Right now my biggest concern is my son, sometimes he can be so... hard headed. Prayers would be very welcome right now.

Thanks :)

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CHRISTIE2007 5/24/2007 5:00PM

    Congrats on your loss so far, do not alwyas rely on that scale, it can play lots of tricks on you. When your body stablizes you will probably ease into 1-2 lbs a week, sometimes not even that. Be careful not to get too obsessed with the scale, but it is ok to weigh yourself every day, just only record it once a week. Keep up the good work. I am sorry that you had to deal with that principal, some have such a power trip over being in charge.

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And 1 more for today!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

I'm really surprised about this, but I'm down another pound this morning. 223! Yep, I entered it in and changed my ticker :)

I've got that losing feeling! :)

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KISMET1428 5/17/2007 2:49PM

    That is so great! I'm where you were - my scale went up higher than my ticker and I didn't have the heart to change it either. Maybe my scale will go back down and I won't have to change mine. :)

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4 lbs in one day???

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Yesterday morning I weighed 228 on my scales, this morning I weighed 224. I stepped on the scales again because I didn't believe it! Yep, still read 224. I'm a bit skeptical, so I may wait a day or two before I change my ticker ... maybe :)


No cheat challange

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

WooHoo! It works! There were so many times I wanted to cheat... Just a bite of this and a bite of that... several things being chocolate... but I remembered the challange and how I've gotta be honest and post how I did today... So I said NO to the temptations and stuck with my diet. Thanks, Jenna, this is a great idea and it definitely helped me stay on track today!

My scales this morning read 228. That's up 2 from what I have on my tracker, but I just don't have the heart to change it to a higher number, so I'll leave it as is, and hopefully soon I'll be changing it to a lower number!


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