Saturday, October 20, 2007

Fall Break

Well, fall break is officially here. I've been really stressed and I know that because I have been angry this week. I never get angry with my students- never lose my temper in front of them. I don't tend to cry in front of them (I just wait until they leave). I do get frustrated and upset but never angry. Wed. I got angry enough that I hit my desk with my hand (several think they can just go touch anything and everything on it)and bruised my hand good. The whole lower part of my thumb and the palm area underneath my thumb were black and blue and swollen. Plus I had some soreness in my wrist. I'm at my wit's end with this group. We have been in school for 10 weeks and with a few of them- nothing has changed. I have three students that if they weren't in my class- wow, it would be an awesome class- we would get so much done. I'm spending my fall break with my family and while they are working on Monday and Tuesday I am going to spend some of that time doing some heart searching and seeking to find answers. My parents live in a fairly quiet neighborhood so I may even throw on my workout clothes and go for a walk in the mornings and just spend some time in prayer. Needless to say- things are not going so great and being on vacation is going to be a bit stressful food wise but I'm going to try which is what I need to do.

Let's see what else has happened this week?? I got an Orbitrek (which is like an elliptical) for $40 from a friend who was selling it at a yard sale (she wanted $80 but she sold it to me for half that). I have it set up in my living room- right in front of where my new computer is going to be (yes, I bought a new computer). Oh, and one more thing, I finally started getting the emails for the rock on, walk on challenge on Wednesday I think. Have a great Sunday!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Starting Over

Well, I'm thinking I need to start over on South Beach. For me- I know that SB is the way that I need to go because I'm so addicted to carbs. And unfortunately they like me :(. So, I'll start over and try again. And, I'm hoping to get back to posting daily soon. Hopefully the next 9 weeks will be a little les crazy (we are on a 9 week grading period). One more week and it's fall break. i can't wait!

I did walk 6 miles today- I was walking all over the school building today.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Good Day (Health Wise)

I did it! I met with a friend (who is trying to quit a bad habit) to go for a walk and we walked right at 2 miles and that doesn't include the miles for the day. Plus, I did fairly well food wise.

Breakfast- cereal with skim milk
lunch- chicken parmesan, rice pilaf, sweet potato fries, fruit
dinner- turkey burger, creamsicle

snack- fiber one granola bar, curves granola bar, whole wheat sb crackers

dt. dew, 4 bottles of water.

Hope everyone is doing well! Off to check out everyone's blogs!

Saturday, October 6, 2007


Today was a morning spent with some friends at their yard sale as they tried to get rid of stuff. I actually ended up leaving about 10:00ish and did a couple of errands and then was home by 12:30. I then took a nap, graded some papers, played on the computer and then graded the rest of the papers. I even had a chance to create a card but I can't show it yet because it's for a swap and I can't show it until the saps have been swapped out.

As for the challenge- well, I broke my pedometer again. Has anyone found a pedometer that stays on the pants. Everytime I go to the bathroom (which if I'm drinking my water is a lot) it falls off. It finally completely broke yesterday so I'm on a hun again for another one. This is why I don't want to spend a lot on a pedometer because it's just going to break. I didn't start out my day great but well, it's Saturday.

I did have 2 sausage, egg, and cheese mcmuffins
pb sandwich, bowl of cereal, 1 serving of parmesan basil wheat thins

I also had only 2 bottles of water. I just have a hard time on the weekends drinking my water.

On a good note this past week was my first observation (due to switching grades) and it actually went well- much better than I hoped. It's one of those things that I expect perfection and I sometimes forget that they are first graders and they are only 6. I'm going to get back on track with this because it's the accountability issue for me I will say that I have yet to get any emails for the walking challenge and I have signed up three or four times.

Hope you all have had a great Saturday!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Yikes- I'm still here!

Breakfast- 1/2 pb sandwich, sb cereal bar, 8 oz. skim milk, 1 cup grapes
lunch- roast beef, 2 cups brown rice, 1 cup grapes, s-f pudding
dinner- 1 turkey burger, green beans, mini bowl of warm delights (150 calories)

pm snack- fiber one bar, and about 2 hours later, sb crackers and special k bar