Monday, January 24, 2011

In which I am attacked by a super bug!

I had big plans for this Sunday. I was supposed to go to the grocery store, target, the teacher store, home depot to get some plants for school this week, cook meals for the week, clean my apt. and get a lot of school stuff done. What I ended up doing was sleeping in my bed all day, with intermittent trips to the bathroom. I apparently contracted the lovely stomach bug that has been going around. This is probably the biggest down side of being a teacher: the germs. Usually my immune system does a pretty good job and I don't hardly ever get sick but this was not the case this time. Although I think I was exposed to it on a couple of different fronts so who can really blame my white blood cells. While I was in bed wallowing in stomach pain I did keep willing my white blood cells to fight harder, apparently they didn't listen so well. Today I stayed home from work as I still don't feel quite right and I don't want to give my germs to the kids who in turn would probably just return them to me. Hopefully tomorrow will be a much healthier day.

Saturday, January 22, 2011


On Tuesday I went to WW and the reason there was no joyous post was because I only lost .2lbs. Yes, I sure did say "only" but in reality I'm pretty sure I lost more because during the weekend I had dehydration and sodium issues. That sounds so much nicer than I drank way to much cheap vodka and spent all day paying homage to the Toilet Gods and when I finally stopped I ate a bunch of chinese food because I was so hung over.

Needless to say, I will not be making that mistake again or at least not anytime soon. So I was a bit disappointed even though I probably did lose more. I think the worst part was it was only my 2nd week and I was worried I would fall off the WW wagon and not get back on. But, I did. I also forgot to mention the sodium laden chinese food I ate, I totally had the points for it. So even though I was kicked in the arse by vodka I still prevailed. Really the fact that I didn't abandon ship is probably the biggest victory here. So I didn't lose as much as I wanted or thought I should but this week is a whole new week.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


So I "wasted" my 100th post on the shortest blog ever that was only about losing 3.6lbs. LOL! I find this funny because I had been gearing up for the big 100 mostly because every other blog I read makes a big to do about their 100th post. Then in my weight loss induced excitement I forgot that it was my 100th. Oh well I think that post might of been the most important of the whole year solely because it marked my first weight loss on my journey this year. So I guess in hindsight it really was a big deal albeit a very short one.
On the exercise front I haven't really made much headway. I did go to physical therapy 2 times this week and each time I had to ride the bike and I do strength training for my left leg so that counts. I have been in a lot of pain this week though because of the cold weather so I think I'll cut myself a little slack but just a little cause we all know what happens when I cut myself some big slack. Yeah, I have to buy bigger slacks!
One of my good friends did finally join my gym this week also. I'm super proud of her for taking that first step and can't wait to have a workout buddy.
In other news, I have been doing a really good job this week eating within my points. I think I also found my secret breakfast weapon. The problem for me is I eat breakfast at like 6:30 am and then my lunch is at 10:30 am. I'm sure a lot of people think that I'm going to say I'm still full at 10:30 am but that is not the problem. I am starving by 10:30 am. The obvious solution would be to eat breakfast a little later but I get my kids at 7:30 am and then it's go time. I've tried eating at 7:15 but I'm still hungry by 10:30 am. The next obvious step would be to eat a snack in between but when I say it's "go time" I mean I am on the "go" from the time those kids walk in the door till they sit down at the lunch table. Plus I remember being little and hungry and seeing my teachers eating while I was starving, not cool. My brother so nicely pointed out that he never noticed that when he was little "so it must have been a fat kid thing". LOL! I think that's probably true. So the secret weapon I have found is oatmeal. If I eat oatmeal for breakfast it keeps me mostly full until lunch. So when 10:30 rolls around I'm hungry but not I want to eat everything in sight hungry, which is when I do the most damage. So if you're having the same problem I suggest trying some oatmeal in the morning to curb that appetite and lots of water of course.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Woo hoo!

I went to Weight Watchers tonight and I'm down 3.6 lbs. I'm really excited and can't wait to get through this week and lose some more weight.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

The first week of the New Year

I just ended the first week of the New Year. It went pretty smoothly. We started back to work which automatically made me crazy busy and somewhat stressed. It's the good kind of stress though the kind that makes me motivated. I also like being busy, I get bored otherwise.

I went back to Weight Watchers on Tuesday. My starting weight 242 lbs. Now this number embarasses me to no end, I mean how did I let it get this bad. However, I need to keep myself honest so I figure if I put it out there for everyone to know then it might just help me to never be that weight again. Although I was a bit freaked out by my number I left the meeting with a new resolve. I think I truly am ready to lose the weight. My 30th birthday is looming ahead and I don't want to enter my 30's with all this extra me. It's only going to get harder and harder to lose so I figured I should take advantage now. Besides it's only going to bring a host of health issues. I've already had knee surgery at 29 so I think I'd like everything else to stay healthy.

I've done really well this week with tracking my points and eating the right things. The best part is that WW has a new system and most fruits are free. This makes it so so so so much easier for me. Before I wouldn't be too thrilled about eating a veggie for a snack but now I can just eat a banana for 0 points or blueberries or an apple or a clementine. The list goes on and on and on. It really has made all the difference. I'm still eating lots of veggies too. In fact most of my day consists of veggies and fruits. I also am always feeling satisfied and don't worry I'm eating all my points.

Next challenge is working out. I want to get to where I love the gym and hate to miss it. That may be a ways off but I have to start somewhere. Thursday my knee doc gave me the green light to ride the bike and do the eliptical so now I just need a plan. I'm much more successful when I have a plan. I'm gonna look at my schedule for this week and get back to you on my workout plan.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Recap of 2010

January started off a little rocky as I decided to have an emotional breakdown the very first day of the New Year. It got better in February as my bestest friend had little Hadley who is such a cute baby. Then things went a little haywire in March as I managed to dislocate my knee. Thus began a very long recovery process but I did get to live with my Grama for 3 months. This meant someone washed my clothes, cooked me dinner and made my lunch. It was super nice. In April, I went on a date (gasp). Unfortunately, it was a one date kind of thing but in good news I was the one who got to determine that. :) May brought the end of the school year and I moved back to my own apartment. June was really crazy as I went on a super fun cruise with Christina, Hope and Hope's Mom. Then our principal got fired and a new one was hired. In July, my Mom moved to California so I got to help her drive from Oregon to Cali, it was nice to get to see my Mom and brother. Dad also flew to Columbia and got remarried, the jury's still out on this one. My In August, I went back to California to help my mom turn 50 then the school year began again. Becky also got remarried and I still haven't met the guy. September I turned 29 just one step closer to 30. Oh No! October was marked with a character costume parade in which I got to be Raggedy Anne and then a road trip with Christina to meet her relatives on her Dad's side. November was full of a lot of knee issues. I dislocated my knee again and had surgery the day before Thanksgiving, but it got my mom and brother to come down for Thanksgiving. December was full of standardized testing, gimping around with a brace, traveling to California and presents. :) That was 2010. Welcome 2011!