Woohoo! I stuck to my meal plan for the last three days and I feel so much better than I have been in weeks!
I say this despite a fight that broke out at cheerleading practice, having a lie told about me by one of the cheerleaders, and basically having the same girl call me a fraud. Ugh. But I got through it and I feel better now. And I didn't use food to make me feel better. A good gripe session with the hubby and my mom, plus some snuggle time with the puppy and all is well with my… Continue
Added by Brandy on November 30, 2009 at 10:20pm —
That's what I'm telling myself today. It's tempting to sit on the couch and just....do....nothing. I go, go, go all the time and it's about to get worse with basketball season coming up, but if I don't get my butt in gear now, it will only pile up for later. Later mostly meaning tomorrow. If I do a little now, I can relax once the hubby gets home, which is what I want.
Sooo, I've gone into game plan mode: #1: take the dog on a long walk. It will give my dog some exercise and it will… Continue
Added by Brandy on November 28, 2009 at 2:55pm —
I have so much to be thankful for. This is just a small portion (and not in any specific order):
Having the time to read every day
Having a computer and internet and the money to buy them
Having a job....and liking it!
Eating every meal every day...and having choices during those meals
A roof over my head
Clothing....so much that I have to decide every day what I want to wear
A supportive family who loves me and lets me know it
A loving husband who adores… Continue
Added by Brandy on November 25, 2009 at 5:59pm —
Instead of hating my hips or ignoring them, I thought I would try to be friends. I mean, even when I lose the amount of weight I want to lose, I'm still going to have them. I've had wide hips since I was 14; I know they aren't going to go away. I'm just hoping they will be a smaller version.
So, here goes. Hi hips. You're always hanging out there on either side. You are useful. You hold up my pants. You give me an hourglass shape. You hold up babies (not mine!). You prevent me from… Continue
Added by Brandy on November 24, 2009 at 7:30pm —
That's me. I slept 11 hours. It was wonderful, but waking up at 9am made me feel like I wasted my morning. Then I read for a little while, had yogurt, then went to the grocery store. With goodies to make for Thanksgiving, my cart looked like it used to look all the time: unhealthy. Cans of stuff, lots of carbs, little veggies. The reason for this is that I'm making the side dishes for the various Thanksgiving meals we have been invited to attend. I'm making mac and cheese for one school party,… Continue
Added by Brandy on November 21, 2009 at 5:29pm —
I had an all day professional development meeting during work today, so I actually didn't teach today. But I felt affirmed as a teacher anyway. During part of the professional development, a guest speaker came in to say that as teachers, we don't always get recognition for what we do until much later. I have been lucky in my short career to be blessed with students who tell me how they feel right now. I got two great affirmations today, and I'm sure I'm glowing. First, a student emailed me to… Continue
Added by Brandy on November 18, 2009 at 6:58pm —
Oh my goodness, am I stressed out! It's just that time of year, I guess. Between cheerleading, lesson planning, grading, and attempting a social life, I just don't have enough time to get everything done. I want to be the best for everyone, but I don't know if that's possible.
For instance, my mom called me on Sunday at 1 am. ONE AM PEOPLE! I obviously could not go back to sleep after that. Then, I had a full work day and cheer practice afterward. I came home to have time to make… Continue
Added by Brandy on November 17, 2009 at 7:12pm —
I enjoy sleeping in, relaxing at home, running the errands, cleaning the house, and spending time with my husband and my puppy.
I went to the grocery store today and they had honeycrisp apples on sale--my favorite! We also got some cabbage (another fave) and fresh green beans (I oven-roast them). No brussels sprouts though ( looked everywhere, couldn't find them). I honestly have never had them and I wanted to try. Maybe next week. The husband and I are planning on using our new,… Continue
Added by Brandy on November 15, 2009 at 4:55pm —
Ahhh....today went quite well. I didn't have a full day of teaching because the students went to a performance of the high school musical for half the day today (The performance WAS "High School Musical"--ha!). That made for a fairly easy day for me.
Then, at cheer practice, I taught the girls some stretching and conditioning exercises. I think this showed them that I DO know something about what they do, even if I've never cheered. One of the top cheerleaders even said, "Wow! She's… Continue
Added by Brandy on November 13, 2009 at 7:03pm —
It must be the sun. With the weather at about 75 degrees, I've felt wonderful and happy. Winter just makes me feel down (minus the joy of Christmas). And, with the weather warmer, I just don't feel as hungry. That's been a nice feeling, too.
The hubby and I went on two different walks yesterday. We took the dog to the dog park in the early afternoon, then we came home and cleaned house. Later in the early evening, we took another mile-long walk with the dog at another park and then… Continue
Added by Brandy on November 8, 2009 at 2:53pm —
I better do this right now, while I'm still making plans for today, so that I won't break down and make a bad decision. It is a glorious, gorgeous day outside. It makes me so happy. It's like spring-time out there (think early June). I am planning on eating a healthy breakfast of either some oatmeal or just cold cereal. After eating, I plan on cleaning up the living room--I just kinda threw things wherever last night when I came home from work. It looks like my stuff exploded everywhere. Then,… Continue
Added by Brandy on November 7, 2009 at 10:24am —
Not about my weight or weightloss (too bad) but about my teaching. A student told me, "I've never worked so hard or wrote so much in my life." And he didn't say it meanly or angrily, but like he was impressed with himself. I was so glad! He's starting to see himself as a writer, and it's so exciting! He later called me "the cool new teacher." I'm not necessarily impressed with the new title, as I hope this doesn't mean I'm too lenient.
Here's the food log:
Breakfast: nada...not… Continue
Added by Brandy on November 5, 2009 at 5:52pm —
I had a busy day today! Meeting with a parent after school AND a cheer meeting, not to mention getting things organized in my classroom and trying to keep up with grading. I think English teachers have it the roughest when it comes to grading things--all the writing!
The cheerleading team will be interesting. They've already naturally separated themselves between JV and Varsity--all the JV girls sat together and all the Varsity girls sat together. We tried to drive home the fact that… Continue
Added by Brandy on November 3, 2009 at 6:12pm —
Even if I am not in the mood, I should just fake it. Eventually, I won't be faking it anymore. I know this for when I'm in a bad mood, but I should be able to do it when I don't feel motivated to eat right. I should force myself and fake it and then I won't be faking anymore.
Really, I need to get over myself. I don't know why I'm so tired all the time and I feel like I'm about 20 steps behind all day long. Why?
Here's my to-do list at this point at 5pm:
1. Make… Continue
Added by Brandy on November 2, 2009 at 6:00pm —