Hello, Dolly!

Ugghhh…5:15 a.m.  It’s pouring rain outside.  I hit the snooze alarm at least 4 or 5 times but I’m up now.  Sitting in the kitchen and it’s 6:15 so I have 45 minutes till I’ve got to head over to school.  Today is definitely going to be a “no frills” day.  In fact, with all this rain and humidity, I’m not even going to do my hair.  It’ll just curl up and get frizzy anyway.

I did good yesterday.  Got my workout in and the calorie count was below 900.  That’s lower than I would have liked but it’s still acceptable.  The question is, how am I going to do today around all the goodies and can I fit my workout into the day?  Weight is at 172.5 (Well, Hello!  Haven’t we met before?)  Although I’ve got lots of training and meetings this next week, I don’t “officially” start back till next Friday.  Can I get below 170 by then?  Guess we’ll find out.

4:00 – Well I won’t get below 170 at this rate!  I managed to do well at breakfast–a mini bagel with cream cheese and fresh fruit (200 calories) but at ordered chinese for lunch.  I’m not sure but I’m betting there’s about 800 calories there.  I ate half for lunch and I’ll have the other half for dinner.  I could have played it safe and had Subway but, as soon as we walked in the food court, I spotted the chinese!  On the good side, I skipped all the doughnuts and cake.  The chinese is probably loaded with sodium.  I feel fat and bloated.  Probably show a gain on the scales tomorrow. 

I really need to work out tonight but don’t know if I can swing it.  I have to take the boys over to school to register for their classes between 5 and 8 tonight.  That kind of gripes me.  They registered for this year’s classes at the end of last year and then I found out today that they still have to come in and check their classes, pay their fees, and get their lockers and tonight is the last night to do it.  They sent letters home telling this to parents  but the letter went to their mother and they live with us so I never heard about it.  If they don’t register by tonight, they’re not guaranteed to get the classes they signed up for.  Kind of makes you wonder why they did all this in the spring before school was out.  Also, a pain in the butt for me because I’m going to have to turn around and drive all the way back to school and fight the rush hour traffic.

Today was a mixture of good and bad.  Of course, there are always the annoying irritants at work but there’s also the friends and colleagues to make it more palatable.  I met our new principal briefly but just introduced myself and said hello.  Didn’t want to tie up her time today because I’m sure she’s swamped.

Okay…here’s the deal…I’ll take the boys to registration at 5:00 and I should be home by 6:00 and have enough energy for some time on the treadmill.  Doubt if I can manage the 3 more miles workout but at least I’ll do something.

5:00 – ARGGHHH!!! Teenage boys!!!  I had hoped to be there by now paying fees and getting their classes verified.  Instead, I’m still running around trying to get them ready to go over to the school.  God forbid they should see someone they know and not be all prepped!  I had hoped that we could get there a few minutes before 5:00 and beat the crowd.  Guess that’s not going to happen!  In fact, with this being the last night, it’ll probably take forever.  So I’m just sitting here, feeling the MSG from lunch expand my waist and make my pants tight and I want to get undressed and relax.  I called their mom and asked her if she got a letter about this and she said, “Oh yeah, I forgot about that.  I’ll take them next week.”  I told her tonight is the last night and she said she can’t do it because she has to work.  %%??###!!!

7:30 – Damn!  I’m getting tired and it’s a lot later than I wanted it to be.  I’m determined to get some time on the treadmill.  Don’t know how much I’ll do but I’m heading upstairs.  As far as having the other half of the chinese for dinner…forget it!  I feel like I’ve got a beach ball in my belly!

9:45 – Thanks for all the encouraging words!  What would I do without you guys?  I can vent and rant and rave and you’re always there with an encouraging word or a little tidbit to make me smile!  Sorry I got a little (a lot?) stressed there for a while.  I think I’m going to have a hard time giving up my freedom again.  Anyway, I went to school and the crowd was unbelievable!  I was lucky because a couple of my friends pulled me from the line and took care of things on the side so it didn’t take as long as it could have.  The payback was when they said, “Thank God you’re here, Pat!  Ruth got sick and had to go home.  Can you help Brice with assigning lockers for a few minutes?”  So…I had to help out for about 45 minutes.

Anyway, I got an hour on the treadmill.  Went all the way up the incline and then dropped it from 10% to 1% for a 5 minutes cool down.  Burned 342 calories and that’s all she’s gonna get tonight!  I’ll try to make up for it tomorrow.  Fixed a Lean Cuisine and a piece of Blueberry cherry clafoutis for dinner.  Gave the chinese to DS.

G’night, little chicklets!


findingjoy says 31st July @ 6:49

Good morning! Now i know why I see you posted so early! You have school today. Good to see that you are down to 172.5. Good job Patty. I know that you CAN get down to 170 by next friday! You can do this. Have a nice day.

grabthebull says 31st July @ 7:36

of course you can. get er done!

brseay says 31st July @ 15:09

I know that if you set your mind to it that you’ll get to 170 by next Friday. And who’s cruel idea of a joke is it to start the school year on a Friday???

alohadonna says 31st July @ 17:53

Glad I don’t have kids anymore! Course you shouldn’t have them either.

leighish says 31st July @ 18:34

You can do it!

findingjoy says 31st July @ 18:47

I am hormonal enough to be mad for you. Does she not know that you love your grandchildren but also HAVE a life????! You are such a sweet kind, giving woman to your children and grandchildren. They are so blessed to have you Patty.
Man chinese is soooo godd but make me bloat up like a dry sponge in a bucket of water. Put it behind you. You CAN still do this!!!! You take care and have nice night.

susan says 31st July @ 18:57

Crap on that woman!

When your grandson’s get older, they’ll look back on you as “Sainted”~ a rock they could count on.

We are all rootin’ for ~~~~!!!!!169!!!!!~~~~ for you, Patty!

leighish says 31st July @ 22:05

seems we both had a trying day. I’m glad you got to have a little bit of treadmill time after all.

soclose says 31st July @ 22:37

Trust me, your family has NO idea just how lucky they are!!! (But we all do!!)

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