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Death by Clumsiness

Sunday, October 05, 2014

We had a majorly expensive tragedy at my house Friday night that may have resulted in a $1100 computer death. I spilled a glass of water on the keyboard of my beautiful, less than 2 years old MacBook Pro. He's now sitting in a rice bath. I am praying it will turn on. If not, we're going to Simply Mac Monday after work. At best, we're talking hundreds in repair and at worst a new $1100 'puter (I just can't fathom going back to PC). Either way, my savings account is going to be lower than it's ever been. Let's just pray the rice works or that I didn't fry my motherboard.

I will not eat my way through this stress. I'll just cut back on extra spending, use my creative side to bring in a little extra and build my savings back up. I'll take TeachersPayTeachers a little more seriously (I put some stuff on there after my principal insisted and I've made a little money) and make up some cards to sell at school (also suggested by my coworkers). This is just a little blip. I can do this.

I'm really working on changing my mindset and being more positive. On the bright side, Simply Mac just opened this week. If this would have happened a few weeks ago, I would have had to drive 2 hours to the nearest Mac store. Without a computer I'm getting a lot of craft projects done and I'm really enjoying myself.

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ANNEMARIA6 10/5/2014 9:17PM

    I hope your computer still works, it is so hard especially when we are really mad at our self. Good for you to stay positive, stuff happens as they say. emoticon

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PICKIE98 10/5/2014 1:14PM

    Yet anotehr reason we never have food or drink on teh desk.

Maybe they will have Grand Opening specials for you!

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JTREMBATH 10/5/2014 1:09PM

    A lesson learnt don't have a glass of water next to the computer.

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On track

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

I slipped today, but I caught myself! After school and Girls on the Run, I had to run to DG (smoke detector battery decided to die IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT). I looked at the Little Debbie treats. Kept moving. I ended up with a bag of fun size 3 Musketeers. That's not a bad choice for a chocolate fix.

I ate 3 on the way home. That's, you know, 2 minutes at most BUT. I tracked them on MyFitnessPal and I've stayed away since. No downward spiral! AND it's PMS week! That right there is a big win.

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Broken Record

Monday, September 29, 2014

Broken record here: last week did not go as well as I had hoped. BUT. Today I feel on track. I am going to conquer this week!

The workout problem has been fixed: Girls on the Run. I'm frustrated that I can't run like I used to so I don't want to do it. But, I didn't lose my running mojo overnight and I'm not going to get it back overnight. The Girls on the Run 5k is November 8. I'll be training for it right along with the girls. I want to be able to just run 3 miles without stopping - I'm not even worried about the time right now.

So now that working out has been taking care of (even though it's forced workouts, it still counts) I've replaced that goal with journaling.

This week's goals:
1. Track my food and measure portions
2. Don't gorge after school and in the evening
3. Journal consistently

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PATSYB7 9/30/2014 6:37AM

    Great goals!

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

I have internet. At home. Over Labor Day weekend, I moved. I went from the city to the tiny little farming town I work in. I now have a 3 minute commute. Heaven. It's heaven, I tell you. However, it took little local internet company nearly a month to come set up my internet. My cell phone bill is going to be astronomical.

I use MyFitnessPal to track my food intake, FitBit to track my activity, and SparkPeople to track a little bit of everything. With 2 out of 3 of those out of commission, my weight loss goals went on a bit of a downslide. I didn't lose too much ground (3 pounds up), but I've developed some habits I'd rather not have. Time to start working on those!

I have the worlds. worst. class. this year. Every day is a struggle. On Day 27 I'm still correcting the same behaviors and explaining the same basic routines that I was correcting and explaining on Day 1, 2, 3. Two steps forward, 5 steps backwards. I knew they were coming. This class has had a reputation (they earned it; it's not exaggerated) since they were in pre-k. But I was dealt a heavy hand this year. I'm working with a brand new teacher and a teacher who will be on maternity leave November-February. I will not let this class make me fat. They've got momentum on their side, but I will win.


I'll start NOW!

Saturday, July 05, 2014

I'll track and be mindful when school is out.

I'll track and be mindful when I get home from Texas.

I'll track and be mindful after camp is over.

I work 5 days this week and have VBS?! I'll start next week.

It's Wednesday already. Seriously. I'll start next week.

I've had no direction and no structure in my life this summer. I have my summer serving job at night, but without tutoring I have no structure to my days. I'm going to be really disappointed and frustrated with myself in August if I don't get it together NOW.

Summer 2014 goals:
1. Track and portion my meals
2. Eat healthy with a reward meal each week
3. Workout consistently - which means gym time, too
4. Late night snacking is out

It's July 5 already, but I can still salvage this summer. I have a month and 10 days left. This week I'm going to track with MyFitnessPal, be mindful of what I'm eating, and give myself structure to my days (and yes, that means I'm not sleeping in until 11 anymore).

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    Sounds like a great plan! emoticon Hope you also enjoy your summer. Serving job - is that at a restaurant? Sorry if that's a silly question, but I'm always curious about what other teachers do during summer break/vacation.

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PATSYB7 7/6/2014 7:54AM

    Great plan--go for it!

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PINKEUROGIRL 7/6/2014 1:23AM

    Tracking is key! You can do it!

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