Friday, April 30, 2010

The end

SO today I passed my Teaching portfolio presentation which means that as soon as I get my (hopefully passing) test score I will be a certified k-8 teacher. Wow. I did 2 presentations today, the last of my school work, my last class. I am officially no longer a student....what now?

No seriously what the heck do I do with the remaining 2 months in this town. I can't get a job with only 2 months to offer them. I have been toying with the idea of moving up early alone and getting a job, leaving my husband alone. He is not fond of this idea.

If I stay I guess I will have plenty of time to focus on my weight loss. I can pack up the house. I can....I don't know! I am planning on volunteering some time at public school that I did my internship in. The kids will love it.

Wow, I am no longer a student. Wow I made it. Wow now I have to find a job.

Monday, April 26, 2010


Hey guys I can tell I have been a particularly bad blogger as of late because my follower count is down. Oops sorry. I guess I have just been taking care of other business in my life. Finishing up school, looking for a house, looking for a job, and being the maid of honor in a wedding in June has just kept me super busy. SO I am trying to find my focus again and I will try my best to get back to blogging.

I picked up my dress for the wedding, yes the one I had to get in a bigger size. I am still beating myself up for ordering a size down to begin with. But anyways I have the new size, it zips but it could fit a little more comfortably. So of course I am trying to refocus on weight watchers. I am still signed up for the online program and I will weigh in tomorrow.

I am feeling a little bit of a failure with my getting back on the wagon. I keep trying but I also keep giving up. I have got to invest in myself.

I tried getting back into running this week and I have decided that running is not going to work for me. Now this isnt me giving up but truthfully at this weight I think it is too much for my ankle. I broke my ankle about 9 years ago in a car accident and had 2 surgeries on it. One put a screw in and another to take it back out again! So the day after I run I usually have a lot of pain.

So instead of running I will focus on walking. I think that just getting more active will be hugely beneficial at this point. I know in the past I have thought that walking was a "wimpy" form of exercise and that it doesn't do enough to make a difference but the end result is that I just end up doing nothing. Compared to nothing, walking is an improvement lol.

So there it is. I am refocusing and I am going to blog more. I promise!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

back to reality

SO I ran today. Well I guess it would be called half running. I did some 1 minute intervals of running. I am glad I did it and I am going to really try to keep it up. I know I have tried so many times before to run but I end up giving up. I really want to be a runner so badly, sometimes I feel like I am just not built for it.

On another note I am in the home stretch of school. I am finishing up my unit and unit presentation today (fingers crossed) and tomorrow is portfolio work/ presentation. I am really hoping I can get those done because I have my teaching certification test on Saturday which I need to do some studying for! BUSY week. Oh yeah the test is 2.5 hours away and at 7:30 AM!! I will be staying at a friends house at the half way point so I will only have to drive about an hour that morning.

Oh yeah and on Sunday, we are looking at 8 houses! Yikes.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

weigh in check

So bad news on the weigh in. I gained .8 which sucks. I feel like this week has been my most honest week I have ever had on ww. I really weighed and counted every little bit. I didn't work out at all but I figured that if I was following the eating plan then I would be fine to lose at least 1 pound.

Well the way I see it, I have two options. 1. get pissed off and go eat a bunch of junk OR 2. drop my activity level therefor dropping my points back down to 24 (from 26) and hope this works better for me.

I am choosing to go with #2 of course! In fact I am so NOT letting this little gain bring me down that I am off to go for a nice walk before the bridal shower I am invited to today. I did have some sucess this week I drank a lot more water, was really honest about the points I was eating, and I did not eat out (other than subway and panera the two approved options).

I also picked up some vitamins yesterday and some folic acid ( to prepare for future babies). Ok now off to the treadmill.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Days flying by

Sorry about the lack of posting lately. I am wrapping up my internship, as a matter of fact this coming week is my last. I am sad it is ending and I have a ton of work to do before I present my portfolio. May will be a month of freedom, I will be done with school. Then it is time for the real world. I have to find a teaching job..yeah good luck.

I am doing well, staying with in my points and I will weigh in tomorrow and let you know the results!

Monday, April 5, 2010

New product- Bagel thins

Has anyone else tried these? I got the everything bagel and I really like it. Bonus they are 1 point, negative they aren't that bagelly but a nice switch up from thre regular arnold sandwich thins!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

weigh in day

I am down 1 more lb today. I am happy with that but I won't lie I was hoping for just a little bit more. I upped my points this week because I realized that I am more active daily than I was giving myself credit for. I am hoping that I can keep losing at 26 points for at least another couple weeks. I didn't eat my activity points and had a few dailies left over too.

I am going to go t Target today and hopefully pick up a new Sigg bottle and maybe a Hungrygirl cookbook. Since I had my first time homeowners class yesterday (from 8-2) then I babysat at 6, I havn't had much rest/relaxation this weekend but oh well. I guess I will catch up on that as much as I can today!

Oh yeah. Happy Easter to all those it applies. I am not a big easter person and the perk of that is that there is not easter candy in my apartment right now. LOL.

Friday, April 2, 2010

hungry girl

Hey guys do you have any hungry girl cookbooks? Whats your opinion? Which should I buy?