Dodging a bullet

I’m watching TV and trying to figure out what the weather is going to do.  Seems like every forecaster in the state is trying to do the same thing and changing their predictions hourly.  A couple of days ago, they were warning us that we might get 6 to 12 inches today or tomorrow.  Now it looks like it’s going to pass us by.  I hope so.  My mantra…NO MORE SNOW DAYS.

I hope we don’t get slippery roads and driving conditions this evening.  The Jr. National Honor Society is having their induction tonight and they’ve worked really hard to make it a nice event.  I’ve worked with them some to help out but most of my attention has been with the National Honor Society in the higher grades.  I have to be there this evening and some of our kids do because they have a pretty significant role in launching the Jr.NHS.  So do I.  I have to call all the kids names and be on stage to shake their hands and give them pins.  I really don’t want to have to deal with bad roads.

On the fundraiser for the Honor Society, we sold out of every single hotdog within ten minutes.  A hundred hotdogs!   I hope I’m not making a mistake but we’re shooting for 125 today, the last day.

It’s that time.  I have to get dressed and get the kids up.  More later when I have a few minutes.

6:00 a.m. – Weight is down to 191 this morning and I’m tickled pink about that.  I’m struggling to get back on track though.  Not that I’m eating a lot of junk.  More that I’m not exercising as much as I’d like and I’m probably not getting enough calories.  Here’s a list of what I need to work on:

  • record everything I eat
  • keep an eye on my ankle and slowly get back to where I can walk on the treadmill every day
  • eat healthy all day (meaning breakfast and lunch)
  • re-establish connections with all my 3FC friends who encouraged me so much before
  • post, post, post!

I get so busy at work, I try to drink a can of tomato juice around 8:00 and munch on a handfull of dry cereal around 9:00 to 10:00.  I eat something lite for lunch and wind up with very few calories during the day and then try to cram them all in in the evening.  Yesterday, for example, I ate very little all day and then had only had 300 calories when I got home from work.  I ate TWO chicken sandwiches for dinner with lite mayo and lettuce on whole grain bread.  Then I felt stuffed and still only consumed around a thousand calories.

My ankle is giving me a lot of grief but I know that I’m doing the right thing.  I have to break back into walking a little at a time. 

This blog is my lifeline and it helped me so much last time to stay on track.  The encouragement I got from you guys was absolutely vital to me.

I’m getting there but I still need to do a lot of fine tuning.



susan says 28th January @ 9:39

Our district was surprised by a 6am snow shower this morning. Buses were already on their routes and were advised to pull over and wait it out. What a nightmare for those drivers!

Yay for your weight drop!

We loves ya, Patty! 🙂

paperskin says 28th January @ 11:20

You’re doing great. Best part about taking off the first few pounds is that they come off fast and easy. So keep doing what you are doing and you will see a difference.. which will keep motivating you. As for the problem of not eating enough calories during the day, I would suggest that you come up with some snacks to have in the day that will add some calories, so you don’t have to stuff yourself at night. Maybe some nuts, yogurt or a boiled egg? Something easy and portable.

sunnydaze says 28th January @ 12:28

Sounds like you are having the same weather predictions that we are – and they keep changing from day to day!

How wonderful that the fundraiser was such a success! Speaking of success – Yay for the loss! You are on the right track, girl! I read some where that the majority of your calories should be consumed at breakfast (especially breakfast to start the fat burning process) and lunch and then a lighter supper.

Hope your ankle is feeling better. 🙂

delitaagain says 28th January @ 18:42

Reconnecting here, boss! Sounds like, as usual, you are still doing too much, too soon – but you are the judge of that. WTG, woman! Delita

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