Monday, October 07, 2013
So the wifi at this school is crap... what am I supposed to do before class other than goof off on my laptop? I guess a Spark blog is in order.
Today was the weigh-in day for my Diet Bet. I made it... barely... and the last loss was mostly water weight as I avoided salt, hydrated completely, and ate under my calories yesterday in a mini-fast. But I needed 192.4, and I weighed in at 192.2. I couldnít get my ring off or it might have been 192.0 ;-)
And now I wait... They already had me resubmit my photos, so hopefully they arenít going to nitpick the results to death. I actually did lose weight. I also gained muscle. I can definitely see more definition in my arms. The plan is to weight train again today or maybe tomorrow. After Iím done proctoring this test (the second one Iím giving to this class) Ė- the plan is to go home and hit the gym hard again. Some cardio and then the pool. Maybe weights... I dunno, I might wait until tomorrow just in case they make me do some crazy weigh in again thing for the official results.
Now hereís my whole take on this... It was incredibly motivating for the first three weeks... and then I hit a plateau. And then my Diet Bet turned me a liiiiiittle bit more resentful than I would have been had it just been a regular old plateau. Iím used to dealing with those. I know I was gaining muscle and my body was adjusting, but with the constant Diet Bet reminders and e-mails I was getting a little frustrated with my lack of a loss. Now donít get me wrong. Iím doing good overall. 1-2 pounds a week is healthy, and thatís what Iím doing right now. Iím in it for the long haul Ė but it was going to really piss me off if I didnít win this Diet Bet.
My stubbornness kicked in hardcore this weekend to make sure I didnít go off the rails completely... I did however have my dadís birthday. I made him an apple strudel for breakfast with fresh apples Ė sooooo yum. Just had a small piece. Then my friends mother was in the hospital so I made her sumb*tches cookies from How I Met Your Mother --- they were beeeeeyond good. So I had a few too many of those... like five (gasp!). And of course we went out for lunch with my dad to his favorite pizza place (facepalm) Ė so I had the food against me all day Saturday. Sunday I was 100% in charge of the food. I did mostly liquids and fruit/veggies Ė and super hydrated to get all of the salt from Saturday out of my system.
I also caught up on all of my grading for this class Ė so hopefully this week wonít be too much of a bother time wise. My first paycheck finally came. Its depressingly small. Teaching once class is not enough for me to live off of, so Iím digging into savings. BUT now I can use my depressingly small paystub to show to the student loan company, that I am in fact, not making any money and cannot pay them $1000/month like they want me to.
I heard through the grapevine that I would be getting two classes of intro Biology next semester. So this same class, but just two sections of it. That will help a lot. Two classes would put me back in the pay bracket that I was in during grad school. And depending on how long it takes for my parents to sell their house (where Iím currently living rent free) Ė I can get back on my feet a little bit. Still havenít heard back on the job front elsewhere, but Iím still applying...
So to fill up my time I am still 100% committed to getting back into the 170s. I was flipping through old photos on my phone Ė I hit 179 way back in July of 2012... Ouch... I have definitely been yo-yoing for a year and a half. 185-200-190-195-188-198-191-20
0-192.... This is bad for my health. I need to lock this crap down. Oh well Ė gotta go watch everyone panic and freak out taking a test on material they should have studied for.... (man I sound so much like my old teachers its scary!)