Wednesday, May 28, 2008

one more week!

The students have one more week left. Their last day is next Thursday. My last day officially with them is tomorrow. I got a DQ cake for about 12 of my kids. I'm hoping that they all show up so I don't have to eat the last slice, but I highly doubt that one of them will come. I'm secretly OK with that, I just don't want to figure out how many points it is. I haven't had it in so long that it is staring me in the face, but we'll see who shows up tomorrow. I'm excited to play games and relax with them tomorrow. They need to finish cleaning out their desks an buy their last prizes, but it should go well. Grades are done and I'm so ready to be done!

Two weeks until we go home! I can't wait to see everyone back in Indiana. Family, new babies, many people we haven't seen since at least last July. That's almost an entire year, if not more! So much to do, but it should be a little more relaxing than Thanksgiving. We're hoping to bring Aaron's little brother and sister back with us for a week or so, but we'll see if that happens or not.

Treadmill 30-45 min

B: 6.5
smoothie - yogurt, banana, strawberries, 2 tsp olive oil, ice, 1/2 c juice

L: 7
chili - 3
nectarine - 1
doritos - 2
WW cake - 1

Dinner: 9
1 c milk - 2
meatloaf - 3
pasta salad - 4

Total 22.5 and all HGs. 1.5 left, I'm sure that I'll eat them somewhere. Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

quick update

No menu today... too much going on! I'm crawling into bed and getting ready for the last few days of school. I've got two more days with kids, then it's over. I'm very ready to finish getting it all put away! I've got some time tomorrow after school, so I should be able to get a bunch of stuff done. I'll be more in-depth tomorrow. Have a great night!

Monday, May 26, 2008

so close!!!!

The end is so close I can see it! Only 8 more student days, but I've really only got 3. I can't wait to have a little bit of time to get everything organized that has been in my room all year. There is so much that I didn't use and some that I didn't even know I had. I can't wait to get it all the way I want it, finally. I'm running on the assumption that I will have my room next year until they tell me otherwise. I really do think that I will, but there's that nagging voice in the back of my mind just in case. I'm done grading papers, just have to enter them at work tomorrow. Just a couple of fun activities for the next few days, then a party, then Field Day, then celebrations and assemblies and such. I'm so excited! This summer will be full and is getting fuller by the minute, but that's alright.

I've slacked on my menus in the past week, but here's tomorrow's!

Breakfast: 5.5
oatmeal - 2
banana - 1.5
oils - 2

Lunch: 6.5
stoup (last serving!) - 4
chips - 2
clementines - 0.5

Dinner: 11.5
sloppy joes - 4
bun - 3
corn - 1
milk - 3.5

Half a point left. I may eat it, who knows. I will get up and run, so there'll be some APs as well. Aaron has to work, so no excuse to not get out of bed.
Same goals as last week.
* workout 3 mornings before work (haven't worked yet)
* get all HGs 5 days (2/2 so far)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

interesting developments.....

So I heard through the grapevine today that there are going to be some administrative shake-ups this fall. My principal is staying, but those around me are all moving around. Hopefully it will work out well for all involved. I will be very interested to see how it will go in the fall. I will work directly with a new principal, so hopefully that person will be a little more willing to listen to my concerns. We'll see how it goes come the fall. Along the same lines, there's talk of me losing my room for next year. I'm really not sure how I would run a successful position and teach the kids if I don't have a room of my own. I'm trying not to get too stressed out about it and it's still early and who knows what developments will happen between now and when school starts, but it still bothers me.

I really struggling with WW right now. It's been 4.5 months, and I'm doing overall pretty well, but I'm losing steam. I really do want this and I just need to focus. Tonight, I had a cheeseburger and onion rings for dinner. Um.... that's not so much good for me in any way. I did get all my guidelines in, but I still feel bad for eating that. Not regret, but my belly didn't really like it.

Tomorrow's a super busy day with lots of excitement. WiiFit!!!!! I'm picking it up on the way home from work! And Souper Salad, and hopefully picking up more Gilmore Girls from the library!

4:30 - Treadmill

Breakfast: 7
yogurt - 2
banana - 1
strawberries - 1
oil - 2
juice - 1

Lunch: 7.5
Stoup - 4 (it's almost gone!)
clementines - 0.5
pretzels - 2
sour cream - 0
babybel - 1

Souper Salad 11-12

Tomorrow's going to be a heavy f/v day! It's good that I like them!

Monday, May 19, 2008

monday and tuesday

Only 12 more student days! I'm starting to get stuff cleaned out and organized. I'm so excited to have it all organized and knowing where it all is and what I have! Now I"m just scared they're going to take it away from me next year. I sure hope not. I know a whole lot will change between now and then, but I have to keep a room! I can't teach the kids if I don't have a room! Some other craziness is happening at work, but too much to say right now.

I ended up having some mac and cheese with dinner, then a Betty Crocker mini for dessert, so I used all my points and all my APs. I also traded the WW cake for a 2 point "hostess cupcake" with lunch and the bun for an onion bagel with the burger. I was really hungry this morning, so I added a Fiber One bar at work. All the points worked out, so no WPAs were used.

Tomorrow's menu

Breakfast: 6.5
oatmeal - 2
banana - 1.5
strawberries - 0
2 oils - 2
creamer - 1

Lunch: 7.5
chicken, bean, corn stoup - 4
clementines - 0.5
WW cake - 1
pretzels - 2

Dinner: no more than 11
a new chili recipe, I haven't figured the points yet.
2 c milk - 3.5

I'm sure I'll come up with something if the chili doesn't eat up the points. who knows.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

weekend update

So Friday at work went pretty well. After that is a different story. We had some people over and I had a few too many drinks. That made for a not so good Saturday. I slept almost all day and what I did eat was a triple dipper platter from Chili's (all fried stuff) and a Sonic Blast with Butterfingers... not such a good day. I didn't count it, but I don't really want to know how many points it was. Today was a much better day. I got all my HGs including some leisurely walking, except water. I always struggle with that on the weekends.

I decided to change my WI day to Sundays for the next month or so due to work schedules and travel. We'll see after that what I plan on doing for the summer. I do like my Monday WI, so I'll probably find a meeting during the day on Mondays for the summer. I went today and was up .6, but with all the junk and alcohol, I can't really complain. I also didn't work out much last week, so I am not upset. I don't understand when people know they don't follow the program and then don't want to WI because they don't want to know the damage. If you're not doing what you're supposed to, the scale won't like you. Sometimes it doesn't like you and you don't know why, that's a different story. I just suck it up and move on.

Goals for this week:
* workout 3 mornings before work
* get all HGs 5 days (only 6 more, better get cracking!)

We'll get our Wii Fit on Wednesday.... I can't wait!!!!!

Food tomorrow
Breakfast: 7
yogurt - 2
banana - 1.5
evoo - 2
strawberries - 0
juice - 1
creamer - 1

Lunch: 6
chicken, bean, corn stoup - 4
clementines - 1
WW cake - 1
Chips - 2

Dinner: 6
Turkey burger - 4
bun - 1
1 c milk - 1

That's 21... I'm sure I'll come up with something to use the other 4 points on. I've been planning so well lately that I'm starting to understand those that say they have trouble eating all of their points. That also doesn't include the APs I will earn on the treadmill in the morning. We'll see how this works out.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

today and tomorrow

So today went alright.... ate too much at the staff meeting, but then didn't eat much for dinner. Still used some weeklies, but oh well. I WILL get up in the morning. I need to do something to try to avoid a gain on Monday. I've eaten a lot of junk with my weeklies and not worked out since 30 minutes on Monday morning. ugh! It's been such a long and stressful week at work with 2 long days hour wise and tomorrow is career day and I have been assigned to be the go-to girl for whatever happens and to go get lunch for all the speakers. It should go pretty quickly, but it will be exhausting. I need to make sure that I make myself do what I need to do for myself and not just for work.

Tomorrow's menu

Breakfast -6
1 c yogurt - 2
banana - 1.5
evoo - 2
strawberries - 0
juice - 1

Lunch - 10
Chick-Fil-A - 10
carrots - 0
Dt. Dr. Pepper - 0

Dinner - 7
2 Hot dogs - 2
2 Buns - 4
Cheese - 1
salad - 0
Dressing - 0

3 points left over!
Water - usually no problem!
Dairy - check
F/V - check!
oils - check
vitamin - in the morning at work
activity - 45 min on the treadmill at 5!
whole grains - bane of my life! I think the muffin counts!
lean proteins - I don't think the fried chicken counts, but the turkey dogs do!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

super long day tomorrow

OK, well I'm about to strangle a few of my kids. They know that we only have 17 more days of school and have decided that that means they don't have to listen or do work. It's just one group of kids, but it totally ruins my mood for the last two groups of the day. I know it's not those kids I'm annoyed with, but I know I come across as short with them. AHHH!! Good thing that I really only have about 8 more days that I'm actually having to teach them due to field trips and end of year stuff and all that jazz. We're going to a Ranger's game with third grade tomorrow, if the weather holds up. I'm hoping that it does. Even if it doesn't, we've been given permission
to have a fun day anyway, so I'm not teaching. Yay for a break!

Today went pretty well. We didn't do hot dogs because I had chicken in the fridge that I didn't cook on Sunday, so I made some chicken, corn, black bean stoup (Rachel Ray). It's only 4 points for a cup of it and it's so spicy and filling! So no salad, but there was a decent amount of oil in cooking the soup. Too much cheesecake at a meeting, so no dump cake.

The dump cake we make is 2 cans of fruit (crushed pineapple and cherry pie filling is our standard) poured into a 9x13 pan, then pour lemon cake mix on top. Then pour sprite zero or something over it, bake as directed. So yummy, a little pointy, but so yummy!

Here goes food for tomorrow:

Breakfast - 5
english muffin - 1
eggbeaters - 1
turkey sausage, 1oz - 1
olive oil - 1
cheese slice - 1
creamer - 1

Lunch: 7
2 slices bread - 1
cheese slice - 1
turkey lunch meat - 1
chips - 2
banana - 1.5

Dinner: usually about 11-12
Souper Salad! Salad bar, pasta, dessert buffet

I'll get all my oil, fruit/veggies, dairy. I'll have to remember the vitamin before we leave for the field trip and water may be a struggle as i won't be at work all day where I usually drink it. I'm going to get up and get on the treadmill, so there'll be some APs. I'm sure I'll be exhausted tomorrow and have to make cupcakes for a wedding shower at work on Thurs., so not sure if you'll get a post from me!

Monday, May 12, 2008

long day....

So I just got home from an 11 hour day.... so tired. Quick update then crawling into bed. The day went pretty well. Had a banana instead of raisins in the oatmeal and added a hard boiled egg for some protein at lunch. Dinner was good. I ate a little too much I'm sure, but I was down 1 at WI before hand. I think I'm going to count 10 points for it all... who knows. I'm sure it'll all work out. I did earn 2 APs this morning, not much to offset the food, but it was something.

The banquet was pretty nice. Fairly good dinner, cool slide show, and a person I know won Teacher of the Year! I'm happy for her. She's my WW buddy, too, so we spend a lot of time together. I actually helped her plan her dinners for the week at the beginning of the meeting, so hopefully she'll be able to get back on track this week.

Here goes for tomorrow:

English muffin - 1
Cream Cheese - 1
Dole juice - 2
Carnation sugar free creamer - 1

Yogurt - 2
Granola - 1
strawberries - 0
banana - 1.5
TLC crackers - 2

2 turkey hot dogs - 2
2 buns - 4
salad - 0
oil - 1
dressing - 1
Cheese - 1
Dump cake - 4

I think that should do it. I may move some points to lunch, but I feel pretty well planned with all bu one oil in. Have a great day!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Monday menu

4:45: 45-50 minutes on the treadmill (one episode of the Tudors)

B: oatmeal (w/water)

L: banana
babybel light
0 point ranch! (powder mixed w/ ff sour cream)
WW caramel cake

D: NO IDEA!! We're having a catered banquet for all the teachers, so I really don't know what it will entail!

Snacks: not a big snacker, and usually don't have time.

We'll see how it goes. If all else fails, I know I've got f/v, water, vitamin and activity in.

Monday, May 05, 2008

tonight's weigh in

I am down another .6 this week. I'm pretty excited because I wasn't too good at following the program, but if I can do that when I'm not too good, I'm hoping to do much better this week when I do stay on program!

I really enjoyed my three day weekend. I didn't do anything school/work related. I brought some planning stuff home as well as some papers to be graded, of course, but didn't touch it. I'm glad to have had the break. It's nose to the grindstone for the rest of the week. I've got to get grades done for progress notes and get everything in line for the rest of the year. Only 5 more weeks!

Sunday, May 04, 2008

some pictures

So here's the progress. I think it's nice to see them side by side. The pants aren't the best to show anything, but the tanks do. I'm about halfway there. I'll find a new outfit to take a picture in, but this is what I had for a before picture, so I went with it.

Our plants are sprouting! It's pretty exciting!