Thursday, November 08, 2012
Today was one of those happy/sad days. I was a sub for 4th grade learning support, and I had some of my old kiddos. I love seeing my old kids. One of the girls had an old yearbook from where I used to teach, and I almost lost it in front of her. I miss my kids so much.
I did really well with eating today. There was a baby shower at the school where I was subbing, and all kinds of treats were on the faculty room table. I didn't eat a single one at lunch! Instead, when I was done with my lunch, I got out a piece of gum and drank some more water. But what's funny is that I didn't feel like I had to tell myself a gazillion times "don't eat the treats. Don't eat the treats." Instead, it was *almost* a natural reaction. I'm feeling so good and I just don't think I want to *not* feel good!
My crafts have been coming along really well! I am working on some fish for the humane society - here are a few.
I've also been really getting into making cards. I did a birthday card and an engagement card for a few friends.
I started a running list of projects I'd like to do; if I don't keep a list, I end up buying everything in sight at the craft store! And while the hubs supports me doing my crafts and actually likes to see what I do, he also is keeping me in check with how much I'm spending on it. I have a few home projects on the list - recovering some lampshades, spray painting some old lamp bases, and making some tea towel pillows.
Off to drink some water and work on my cards!
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
This morning I had my swim class - I was the only one there. I feel a little silly being the only one there, but I paid for the class, so I'm going to go! And I got good feedback from the instructor, although having other people there pushes me to go a little faster. Oh well. There is one more class next Wednesday; hopefully some more people will be there!
Eating has been pretty good today. I need to keep drinking my water, but i haven't been eating everything in sight. Hooray!
For the rest of the night:
- pack lunch for tomorrow (I am subbing)
- drink my water
- work on some more catnip fish
- put fitness/nutrition articles into my binder
- organize a shelf/drawer or two
Sunday, November 04, 2012
Today I was at Target to pick up some stuff, and what do I spy but the Christmas decorations. Christmas music was playing, and the entire back corner of the store was decked out in glitter and fake snow. I'm not sure how I feel about this. There's a part of me that really likes it, but there's another "shoot, let us have Thanksgiving!" part of me.
This Christmas is going to be very different for me. I don't have a job, so I can't just go out and buy crazy gifts for everyone. I won't be able to buy the same kind of gift for the tree at my gym (we pick a name of a child and buy them a Christmas gift). But I feel like I'm prepared to still enjoy this holiday season, maybe even more so than usual. I spent a good part of the day working on some catnip fish to take to the local humane society. They aren't the most beautiful things in the world, but there are good intentions behind them. They are really cute, anyway. I had some fish-patterned fabric sitting around - thought it would make a cute cat toy.
I made some return address labels, I framed a picture for my mom, I put some new glass in a frame that was missing glass for MONTHS, and I made a fireplace reflector - I glued old CDs onto some foam core and stuck it in the fireplace. I have a string of lights in there, and it looks really really pretty. I'll get around to putting some pictures up...
I'm feeling calm, and I'm feeling successful as far as working toward my goals. I've been diligently keeping a food journal, and while I don't put it on Spark every day, I have it written down to enter once a week just to keep tabs. My workouts have been consistent - I even went for a run today! I've been drinking tons of water. I feel naked without my water bottle by my side.
I didn't get a phone call for subbing tomorrow... it would be nice to have the day to finish some fish and get some more cleaning up done.
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