Friday, January 27, 2012
Today extra training sessions were mandated by the school for the special needs bus drivers. This entailed attendance from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm and was in addition to my morning bus route that began at 7:00 and ended at 8:00 am. Seriously eating into my workout & breakfast times. Well...there really wasn't any breakfast. I feel sick if I eat too early, before I leave the house @ 7:00 am and always eat just after I return, somewhere on the down side of 8:00 am. When I got back from the transportation safety session I began my walking workout, got half of it in before I had to leave for my after school route and finished the rest of the walking after I got home for the day. Got in a good strength training session too.
My boss took all of us to Golden Corral for lunch after the safety training session. Talk about FOOD!!!! Wozers - you name it, they had it. Too many calories to count. As for me, I headed to the salad bar and FILLED my plate with greens, broccoli, raw peas & used Catalina Fat Free dressing to top it off. No croutons! For dessert I had 3 HUGE strawberries, about 10 grapes and that was it. Now that I'm in SP, I really notice people - what kind of physical shape they're in and for curiosity, what they eat. I saw the plates of the others, piled high with all of the buffet food - then the desserts. It was as if they were digging their graves with a spoon. It made me more thankful than ever that I QUIT doing that and am here, on SP. I mean it's REALLY changed my life a lot. I would've been them just 6 weeks ago. And no, I truly didn't want that stuff they were eating. I loved eating that salad and those berries! I didn't want the carrot cake or the chocolate or the cookies or brownies or fudge or any of it. I felt SO lucky to have this new frame of mind.
Well, off to bath & bed for now - the grandsons are coming in the morning for an over nighter so I really have to be rested. Tomorrow's exercise sessions will be a much bigger challenge with the grandsons here. I'll do my best, but no promises. If I can't do them, it's because the little boys are a full time proposition, I always place their needs above my own. But, who knows...I keep thinking I can at least work in 10, maybe 20 min???? I'll sure try!
Warm wishes and big hugs to you who are reading this - hope you had a super great day too!!