Saturday, April 02, 2011
Wow,,, did you see that a 25 pt. spin today!!! And that sure helped me earn over 100 pts. today and the numbers clicked over 30,000 pts. today....
I could not go to bed last nite without walking with Leslie, it was like I was compelled to do it. So, that's what I was doing till 1:30 am. Still I couldn't get to sleep, so I woke up tired today and as I was sitting reading, it was all I could do to keep my eyes open. Anyway, I went on to vacuum, make a nice SP recipe for Chicken Sesame SNap Pea Salad for lunch and then had a nice lemon sage, candlelight bubble bath. So, I read some more and then came on computer. Decided today would be my stay at home, no school allowed, day. Will have to pay for that tomorrow, but I've been thinking and getting some ideas to meet with my teacher friend to plan...I'll have to call her and see if we can work it out.
Well, the good news from the computer is all listed above. Then, came the bad news. I had been thinking of calling my friend tonite, and I still might, but she sent me an email telling me of the death of an old boss/friend..... So, I'm kind of weepy now... He was an absolutely wonderful person...so positive and supportive and encouraging... He had bowel cancer, so it was pretty bad... I did send an on-line condolence...I've never done that before.. Actually, I think I will call my friend and we can reminisce...
Well, 3 hr. later, was very nice to catch up with my friend and for us to share our memories... she knew him for almost 50 years..... I worked with him back in 1996, 97, 98?? We developed a Health Care and Life Skills Program for the mentally challenged on CD's. We sold it around North America. I was the plain language writer. We covered 8 hrs. worth of topics based on Maslow's Heirarchy of Needs.... and I did the office work too, quite a learning experience. Nice to remember that too.
Saturday, April 02, 2011
When I posted previous blog, I did think the day and the week was over, but little did I know... I was talking to someone in the boot room and noticed the fire truck come out of the hall across the street. We watched to see which way it went and then a couple minutes later the fireman came walking into the school yard. I opened the door and asked what was up... He said, "There's been a gas line ruptured, you need to get everyone out of the school!" I told the janitor to tell the kids, and I ran through the gym to the outside shed where the principal was and passed on the message. We left the building and went out to where the firetruck was blockading traffic. Then we used cells to call parents to pick up kids, actually just 1 grandma, the janitor took 4 and the other grandma who lived up the street came and got the rest. Then we teachers stood there waiting to see what was up. I asked if we could return to our houses, and they said, "No, this is serious, and those houses are too close!" So we were there a few more minutes and I noticed the other teacher's door was open and I said shouldn't we call her. So, someone finally did. Then I asked fireman if we were allowed to go get our car and leave the community and he said, no, the spark from starting your car could cause an explosion....(Pretty serious stuff!) Anyway after about 20 min. or so the TA who had been behind a blockade came and with another vehicle we were driven to the lodge where we had supper... and then we sat and waited (this all happened about 4:30!) until almost 9pm when we got the all clear to return to our homes... What a long nite! Anyway, everything is fine now, I talked a mile a minute and filled in dh and now am calmed down...
As for having an unintended supper out, I am proud of what I ate. I had the sole, with beets, and dill pickles and squash, and yellow/green beans. When everyone else had cheesecake deserts etc., I did have a scoop of ice cream with cherry sauce and a spoonful of chocolate syrup. Then I had a couple of cups of tea after my diet pepsi.... The only thing I haven't done today is my next 2 mile walk, I did walk my mile this am, despite the fact I couldn't get to sleep last nite and ended up finishing the book I had started the nite before. Absolutely incredible book! (Predator by Terri Blackstock)
Now, I am doing SP and still seriously considering walking with Leslie before bed, but it's already 11:30.....
And you'd think nothing exciting ever happens in a remote little community of 200 people!!
And also, almost forgot the janitor was telling me when she came in that there had been 6 cop cars in community (Principal had just told me that about 20 min. before) Anyway, it was the same guy who had stabbed her daughter last month and was never apprehended, but he stabbed someone else today that had to be airlifted to the city. They did finally apprehend him about 2:30. I said we should have been in lock-down if there was a violent offender on the lamb in the community.... Whew! Like I said too much excitement for me!! Maybe looking at getting out of here is the right decision for more than one reason!
Friday, April 01, 2011
Well, surprise, surprise.... I have my ww scale right on the counter and I do measure my food every day and track it... the extra I posted were literally, the things that were over and just spoonfuls... This particular nestle ice cream sundae is 160 per half cup, and I measure it in a mott's applesauce cup. The only part I didn't get on SP was where it shows the amount of calories burned in a day, I am confused on that. I haven't put in the "favorite meals" yet, but because I type so fast, it isn't really a problem., besides it helps me get my 10 points faster to enter each food.
thanks to people who congratulated me on stopping myself, that was the point I was making was I confessed for what I did eat before I realized it's me punishing myself for how others are treating me and that just adds insult to injury and this time I didn't do that! This was where I took control last year too, so hopefully back on track again. I have to make my own meals while dh is at dd's, so I have no excuse for the wrong foods being cooked...
Well, I was all prepared for today to be a bad day, but it wasn't.... The priest was in doing a communion prep class so that took 4 of my kids for an hour an a half....And before I knew it, it was time to send them home... now they're back for a movie, more running through the halls that a movie... a student council thing to raise money....
Well, it is April, and apparently we have a huge black cloud overhead, maybe we will get our April Showers right on the day... That would help get rid of a lot of the snow too. It was 4C already when I got up...
Well, too much kids and noise around here so guess I'll go home....
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Came home from school feeling down - a whole hour in the same building with your colleagues and not a soul speaks to you... anyway I had 2 chocolates, a couple spoonfuls of ice cream, and then started on the bag of chips...(it's the same bag of chips I have been eating all week, and it's still not empty, so I really did catch myself before things got out of control. I was talking to dh on the phone and I acknowledged what I was doing and why I was doing it... and STOPPED!!
Instead I went over and turned on Leslie and did the Walk and Kick 2 mile.... now I just stopped here to be accountable for what I did.... Confession is good for the soul, right?
This is the boss person from last year, that would exercise away the stress instead of eating it away.
So, off to my hotmail and then to my book, just waiting for the clothes to dry. .. Friday coming up.
I also made the mistake at school today of having a big cookie.. they put out coffee and sweets for the parents and I indulged... so that was like 200 cal, so I would have still been under my calories if I hadn't done that....
Monty, I'm going to try to find that place where it says how many calories you need to burn. But, my question is, how do I know how many calories I am burning? I don't have one of those fancy devices and I've often wondered if Leslie Sansone has anything that explains how much you burn doing her workout... Maybe I should go check out her site and find out...
Anyway, I have the tea on the go now, and I'm worked out, so I don't expect to have any more control issues tonite.... I posted as one of my goals to go to bed if the temptation to eat is overwhelming... I better remember that.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Well kids had a half day today and 1-3 was for teacher/parent interviews. then we come back from 6-7 tonite, but so far no one except teachers are here and it 6:35...
So, kids were wound up today and I think Spring Fever is in the air, our temp today hit 14C or about 58F according to my thermometer. The snow is melting all over the place.... And it's still nice and shiny out there at this time..
I started a new book last nite and what an eye-opener it is. Usually I read about 50per hr. but last nite I read 70 pg. in the hour before I went to bed. It's by Terri Blackstock and called "Predator". It's about a 14 y.o. who gets murdered from being stalked on a social networking site. Very interesting... She had 1143 friends and another girl who was attacked had 1500 friends.... they posted everything thing they did minute by minute all day and that was how both of them were targeted. Makes you rethink what you post.... even though we may think only "our friend's are reading what we write, it is the internet and who really knows.... maybe my parents are reading what I say about how my day went and how the kids were....
Well, must go plan for tomorrow, I'm expecting one child less because he hurt himself on the playground this afternoon and split his knee pretty good...
I have made a commitment to myself to lose 20 lb. by my birthday on June 22.. So, I was up and walked 1 mile before work today and danced for over a half hour last nite... to the oldies, you know the ones we used to shake our bootie too when we were young....
Terri - is that what Zumba is, or is there something more to it?
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