Sunday, August 29, 2010

35 weeks...

The first week of school is officially under my belt. I have great students, so far. Of course, we are still in the "honeymoon" period. I am crossing my fingers that this year will be a great year.
On the weight loss front, the scale has been wobbling around a little the past few days. It probably doesn't help that I have to hop on it every time I walk by. I have some sort of obsession with it. I have been up a pound and down a pound....I blame it on water retention. Although my legs and ankles aren't swelling like they did last year they are swelling a little bit.
One nice NSV to report - I can now comfortably fit in a student desk!!!! This really freaks my students out. I like to sneak up behind the daydreamers and sleepers during lecture and sit by them until they are paying close attention!!!!!
I am going to spend the rest of my weekend doing some housework and laundry and working on this week's lesson plans. I can't wait until Friday - our first football game!!!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

I survived!!

I survived the first week back at work!!! I actually had a great time - after 5 days of intensive labor my classroom actually looks like a classroom and not a landfill. AND I managed to lose some weight in the process - score!!

Tomorrow should be interesting. The kiddos return and they are not going to like the new rules!!! For example, cell phones can not even be brought on campus!!!! I think we will be spending most of our time patrolling for cell phones...

I am also super excited because there are less than two weeks until our first football game!!! Our school is a football powerhouse and I LOVE watching my students play ball. It's amazing to see them all week in a classroom setting and then see their amazing talents on the field. I'm one of those crazed fans....AND I get to resume making my football highlight videos. Last year our principal snubbed my videos halfway through the season because they were "not part of the curriculum." Our new principal is all about promoting school spirit so the videos are a GO!!!

Now to spend the rest of my evening relaxing, walking, shopping for band friendly lunch items and hoping I can sleep!!!

Toodles =)

Monday, August 16, 2010

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood!!

I went back to work today. I was so excited last night I couldn't sleep. Our new principal gets more and more amazing every time we have a meeting. For one, his meetings are super short. Secondly, he actually gave us time to work in our classrooms. I am going to post some pictures to let you know what I am dealing with. It's a disaster area. You can probably tell that I spent most of the morning socializing. It was a wonderful day.

For lunch some friends and I went to a local BBQ shack. It smelled amazing!! BUT it was fill day so I sat at the table, drooled and sipped my protein shake!!

I was having so much fun at work that I didn't even want to leave early to go for my fill....but I did. According to the doctor's scales I've lost 37 pound - 14 pounds in the past 4 weeks!!! He said I was doing "excellent!" He gave me a 1 cc fill which brings me up to 5 1/4 ccs. I go back for my third fill on September 13th. I get free fills for the first 3 months and I am taking advantage of them!!

I will definitely be heading to bed early tonight...It was a long day AND I still managed to get my 3 miles in this evening.

OH!!! AND we have decided to start an exercise group at work. We are going to LINE DANCE!!! And do hip hop abs and all other kinds of fun stuff. I am super excited about that too!!

My husband told me it is not natural for anyone to be so excited about their job....yeah well =)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Last Weekend of Freedom!!

Summer is over. Back to school on Monday. As usual, I am ready!!! I have missed all of my work frans and am ready to get back into my routine!

This past Wednesday I got my hair colored. As my stylist was blow-drying my hair she asked, "The school doesn't have a policy against having 'different' colored hair?" I almost died. I didn't have my glasses on so I hadn't seen the color yet. Fortunately, I don't think I look too strange!

I pampered myself today and got my nails done. After spending all summer taking care of my grandparents I had a serious case of dish-pan hands. I also bought some new make up since my days of freedom are over. Clothes. Hair. Makeup. After a little weight loss it's amazing how much more I care about my appearance. I have never been a sloppy person, but now I take pride in the way I look.

On the band front...I'm unofficially @ 39 pounds down - according to my scale. I go for my second fill on Monday so we will see if their scales agree with mine. I have had some serious restriction the past few days - I blame it on TOM - so I will go in Monday afternoon....I don't know what to expect with this second fill. The first time I got 4 cc's...I don't know how aggressive he will be this time.

I am currently in the middle of some serious house cleaning. Hopefully, if I start the school year with a clean house I can keep it up. I may have to go back to FLYLADY for some inspiration!!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Shrinking Shroomp

Yippeeee...the scale moved again this week. I was in a slump...but now I am PUMPED again!! I had a nightmare last night that when I went for my 2nd fill my surgeon told me that he accidentally gave me a 80cc band and that it would be at least 5 years before I felt restriction....I don't know what goes on in my crazy brain!!!
I had some retail therapy this weekend with my mom. I love buying clothes now that I am not searching for the largest size in my favorite stores. I've gotten some super cute tops for school. Hopefully I won't be wearing them long =)
I have my truck all packed up and I'm heading to school in the morning to work on my classroom. I had this great brainstorm last night. I was going to make 21 flags - one for every Spanish speaking country. After working for an hour on Argentina I quickly scrapped that plan!!! I am just going to save the money and buy them!!!!
Today is my 7th anniversary with my AMAZING hubby!!! Since my surgery he has lost about 15 pounds - and he's not even trying!!! Now, if I could only get him to start walking with me!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


I thought I'd upload a quick photo before I went to walk tonight. The picture on the left was taken in May of this year. The picture on the right was taken today - after I chopped off all my hair!! (It was almost to the middle of my back!!!)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Totally bummed out...

I just found out that they moved my classroom today...I'm back in the tiny windowless dungeon. I am completely bummed. I want to cry. I know I am being a baby...but my "new" classroom had a window and three feet of extra space. Now, I'm stuck in Hades. Boo. Hiss.
Now, I'm not so excited about school starting. I don't even feel like spending the time and effort decorating. I had big plans for my new room. *sigh*

Sunday, August 1, 2010

30's and 20's

So, Friday was my 30th birthday. We went out to eat with my parents - who love to watch me eat!!! It's pretty weird...but whatever!!! Afterwards, the DH and I went to Academy and I picked up two pair of school shoes. My 30th birthday turned out pretty nice!!!
Saturday, Mom and I went "school supply shopping" at Manning's. I love school supplies - I think that is main reason I became a teacher!!! Afterwards, we went to the mall in search of school pants. I ended up at JCPenney and picked up several pairs of 22's. I ended the school year wearing 24's and they were getting snug. Mom talked me into taking a few 20's in the dressing room just to "see how far you have to go" Well....the 20's fit PERFECTLY!!! Woot!!!
2 more weeks left of summer vacation....2 more weeks until my next fill...3 more weeks to lose 13 pounds to reach my 50 pound goal before the first day of school!!!!!