Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday WI

Finally some good news! I am at 168.2lbs which is leaps and bounds from the 172ish I was at 2 weeks ago! I have been 1/2 tracking points and 1/2 eating intuitively. It seems to be working for me. When I feel I am close to going over points, I count my day so far and see where I am at. I have also tried to be more active so I could earn extra points for a late night treat :D Never a bad thing! I am happy to be finally moving past my plateau. I think this may be the lowest I have ever been! Or close to it at least. Only 8.2 lbs to go! My broad goal is to have them gone by Thanksgiving, which I think is doable for sure.

School started for me on the 10th which is just crazy early! I am teaching 3 block periods (90 mins) of Spanish 2. I am so happy to only have 1 class to prep for! It really helps because I am at a new school with a different book and different curriculum, so I need all the help I can get! These first 2 weeks have gone okay...I still need a lot of work on my classroom management skills, but I am still pretty new at this so I guess I can't be surprised. Last night was back to school night. I really hate meeting/talking to parents. They make me nervous! I am so young that some of them could be my parents! It is hard to establish yourself as an authority to people who are 20 years older than you!

A week from tomorrow is my first ever triathlon! It is a super sprint, which equals a 400 yard swim, 8 mile bike ride and 2 mile run. I am getting anxious about it, especially the swim! On Sunday Matt and I are going to drive out to Rancho Seco so I can practice open water swimming before the race next weekend. All of the articles I have read about first timers say that a practice swim is key to success. The bike and run won't be too bad, except I am sure I'll be exhausted!

Hope everyone has an awesome weekend! Til next time...

Saturday, August 7, 2010

SacFit Saturday and a late weigh-in wake-up call!

Today was another fun SacFit Saturday! We did 8.5 miles today and it felt pretty good. The weather was awesome and everyone in my pace group (14:30's) finished strong! I am happy being a coach and watching people succeed and reach goals and go farther than they have ever been! It is quite exciting!

Matt and I had a fun time camping for a couple days this week. The place we went was kinda dry and hot, but we had a shady campsite so it wasn't too bad. We had a couple of run ins with some superbugs that were pretty scary! One was a flying beetle thingy that was probably 5-6 inches long and attached itself to the outside of our tent one night. I was freaking out! Other than that the trip went off without a hitch. I was happy to be able to sit and relax and read for hours on end! I finished a book I had been reading and then started a new one and finished it too! Such luxuries will not be possible after this weekend is over because starting Monday I am officially a working girl again! I have students starting on Tuesday! I cannot believe the summer went by so fast!

Now for the weigh-in wake-up call. I have been trying hard to follow this plan of intuitive eating and losing weight without going crazy counting points or calories for about a month now. As I am sure you can tell from my posts this last month, things haven't been going too well with it. I seem to keep gaining and losing the same 2 or 3 pounds over and over again. It is getting so frustrating! I weighed myself this morning since I couldn't on Friday and the scale said 172.6lbs. That is a 3lb gain from last week. Things aren't working. Granted I went camping and snacked all day for 2 days, but 3lbs doesn't happen in just 2 days. So, I have come to the decision that starting today I will be back to counting points and keeping track of what I am eating. Every meal, every snack, everything. I need to keep myself accountable and I need to start losing these last 10lbs or so!

I think I have the exercise and water down pretty good, now it is time to focus on food and making sure that I am doing what needs to be done to be successful. This is my time and I will lose these last 10lbs by the holidays, I will!

Thanks for listening to my ramblings. I hope everyone's weekend is awesome!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Mini vacation!

Matt and I decided we needed to use our brand new camping stuff we got as wedding gifts before I go back to work on Monday. We decided this at 8pm last night! LOL So, we logged into reserveamerica and looked for campgrounds with spots available within 60 miles or so. Most campgrounds charge around $30/night, but we found one that is $14/night! Woo! It is near Angel's Camp on Lake Melones. It is just as hot as here in Sac, but the campsite is lakeside so if we need to cool off we can just jump right in! I am glad that we are getting in a mini vacation before I go back because I really need another fun trip this summer. I feel like we haven't done too much, but we did go on a huge long honeymoon, so that took a lot of time and money. I am excited to get out of town and turn off my cell phone and just chill for a couple days. Monday I have an in-service day and on Tuesday I have students again! I cannot believe I am starting my 2nd year of teaching! Crazy! See you all in a few days!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

July Activity Calendar

July's activity calendar was pretty lame. I know I need to do better, especially if I am going to survive my triathlon on the 28th! Here is the picture proof...