Where did the summer go?
Sunday, September 01, 2013
Weigh in-255lbs. I lost 3 lbs last month. I will take it. It was a crazy, busy, fun, and stressful month rolled in one and I didnít go off the rails too much.
At work we are in the second week of the Biggest Loser Challenge. It is crazy. We weigh in on Fridays and after our first weigh in we had the Family Reunion and I also took my daughter, niece, and nephews to get ice cream and my birthday was in Tuesday that week. Way too much ice cream and alcohol for weight loss. My personal weigh in is on Sunday and so I saw that I gained Ė shocker, so I was able to recover some of the damage done on the weekend so that I lost a lb. for the challenge. With this challenge, I redid my ticker and goals and I lost 200 calories out of my daily allotment. Yikes! I knew that in order to do this and not feel hungry all the time, this caffeine addict had to give up her daily double double. I worked hard to get this down to a daily fix over the past two years and some weeks (like practicum) I completely failed but was currently going strong with a daily double double. My new mantra is Ė Tim Hortonís is the devil. Actually I am just kidding but I have been avoiding the place like the plague. Iím not sure what will happen during road trip times. I have at least one every stop then. I know people have told me to wean myself from cream to whole milk and then to skim and to splenda and then without and then get used to black. I have gotten used to splenda in the past but I just canít give up the cream. It just does not taste right and is too disgusting and I need the caffeine. I do not drink pop Ė diet or otherwise unless I am sick and want a little Canada Dry Gingerale. I have been using the last week to try to give up my caffeine addiction. (Not cold turkey) I usually put an espresso in my green smoothie in the morning and that is it for the day. I have not been getting the headaches lately that make me guzzle down the double doubles and I hope that continues. I do on occasion feel like one eye is pointing left and the other right but not in a cross eyed kind of way but the opposite. I know this is actually not happening but the feeling is a bit off-putting.
August was very busy since I just got Lavinia and we are both adjusting to her being here. She is excited for the next school year and seeing her friends from grade 3. It is a hard life to go back and forth every year but she does well. I moved twice and my school really suffered. Hers is not, she is at the head of the class but I think it affects her social life. I since I know the parents of her friends in Nova Scotia, I try to give her opportunities to call and keep in touch. She has two friends she was really tight with since preschool but with her gone the other two became closer. Anyway, I suppose we all have our troubles. There are no jobs where her father is so I canít move back there. This year she is excited to take piano lessons, swimming, join 4-H, and see her old friends again.
Another thing that happened in August was that I put my house up on the market. I was hoping there would be some teaching jobs there once I graduated, but no dice. My renters were leaving and it is time to get rid of it. Also my brother and his family who live in Japan come to the Island every August. I was taking the kids to the beach a few times but mostly to the library and out for ice cream. We did have some great summer weather but it did not align well with my days off.
In August Lavinia and I went to the beach with her cousins, a few days to Old Home Week, Zumba, Shining Waters Amusement Park, the family picnic, hit the Confederation Trail, went shopping for school supplies, went to the Farmerís Market, had sushi, and went to the Busker Festival. I guess that was not bad considering I am working full time. No wonder I am exhausted all the time.