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Summer Day 1...ding! ding! ding!


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Did anyone else hear that bell! I could have sworn I did when I stepped on the scale and BAM...I am almost at 200 pounds. I have to do something. So, I am starting now that my exams and grades are done until September. I plan on spending this summer having loads of fun with my kids, rewriting my lesson plans and curricula, and taking care of me a little bit. The plan is to run/walk/jog 3 miles every morning...something I would never have the chance to do during the school year when I leave for school at 5:30 am. So every day I'll check in to see if I accomplish this...

1. Walk/jog/run 3 miles Monday through Friday.
2. Stay away from as much temptation as possible.
3. Be proud and strong. :)

Yesterday was Day 1 of summer. I ate pretty well considering I was at my daughter's end of year softball party surrounded by creamy dips, alcohol, and pizza. I didn't run but I plan on beginning that this coming Monday anyway.

About yesterday...the party was really hard. I really didn't know any of the adults well and they are all buddies. It felt very awkward to sit around a table with a bunch of ladies who were talking about their summer softball league, get togethers they plan with one another, and taking photos together. I felt like a complete wall flower. Normally that would be time to drum up some creamy spinach dip and dive in...I didn't! Yay me. I sat there for over 4 hours to let my kids have a good time and then took my leave. I wish I had friends to hang with like they do but shyness is difficult to overcome. Don't get me wrong, they were very sweet and did talk to me but I was definitely the third wheel.

Today's plan is to dive into my garden this morning and then come inside and begin "spring cleaning." As a teacher this first week out of school is when I get caught up on the house. So , look out weeds and dust bunnies,, here I come! emoticon
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AQUAGIRL08 6/24/2013 12:54PM

    There are times when I feel the same way. It's like you don't fit in or something. I've learned that by just hanging out, even quietly, people eventually start talking to you. I've learned a lot about people by just listening and observing. There are some people I end up liking and others I decide aren't going to be such a great match for me. Eventually, when you feel more confident, things will get better.

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STUARTDM 6/22/2013 2:21PM

  No go...they werer all pals. It was cute and sweet to see people have such great relationships but there was no other wall flower. I'm fine with it. It's not the first time I've been in a situation like that. The important thing is that my kids had a great time.

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TATTER3 6/22/2013 12:14PM

    Bless your heart...I hope the summer is amazing for you! Keep Sparkin'!!

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EVIE4NOW 6/22/2013 10:45AM

  Great plan and good for you for at least making the attempt to talk to others and not just dive into food. 4 hours seems like a long time to just sit and watch others have a good time. Maybe there is another wall flower who would appreciate an out reaching hand? Try it next time. Look for another mom who is basically just sitting and watching the clock. Might help, couldn't hurt.

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