You’re Invited!

I’m forming a club. The 20 Pound Club. I’m making a committment to lose 20 pounds by Christmas. Wanna join? Just copy the membership badge and paste it on your page. I already have a couple of friends at school who want to join. In all honesty, I’d like to lose 20 pounds by Thanksgiving when I’m leaving on my cruise so I can fit in some of my clothes but I don’t want to set myself up for failure. So…I’ll plan on 20 by Christmas and hope for 20 by Thanksgiving. That’s ten weeks away.

Yeah, I weighed myself this morning. 202 pounds. I’d like to think that there’s no place left to go but down. Unfortunately, I know better. Still, I’m not smoking and I can feel good about that. DH is smoking more and more. He knows that I know. I’ve walked up on him a couple of times when he was smoking but I still haven’t talked to him about it. Not going to give him that acceptance.

Yes, Brandi, I know I need to eat breakfast. I’m boiling a couple of eggs right now. I was so sick yesterday morning the thought of eating anything made me ill. Much better today. Been struggling with some stomach issues for the last couple of days.

Today will be a killer. I have an early morning IEP meeting for one of my students that will destroy my planning period. Then, I have my classes. At 12:00, a vocational counselor will be at school to meet with Steven and Andrew will be coming in to join him. Then, at 2:30, we have a faculty meeting and I have to present a quick ten minute training as part of it. Finally, I’ll be able to head home at 3:30 to drop off Jake. Steven and I have to be back at school at 6:00 for an ROTC meeting. The ROTC meeting was supposed to be a meeting/recognition for the new officers and promotions and parents were to be invited. We were to have cake and punch. I told Major and Sarge I absolutely, positively did not have time to pull it together and they said they would. They didn’t order cake, or send out invitations or make any preparations at all. So, I’m putting on my big girl pants and ignoring the entire situation. I’ll be there. As treasurer, I’ll give the annual budget report and that’s it. I will not pick up cake or make punch or do anything else that I wasn’t supposed to do. I told them I didn’t have time to deal with it and I meant it.

Alright, I’m ready! Off to work. Proud member of the 20 Pound Club. Ready to make this one perfect day.


Sistah Pat

hard boiled egg (75 calories)
tomato juice (30)

Marie Callenders Turkey Entree (350)

After School Snack:
Cherry Mango Popsicle (80)

4:30 Update – Just got home.  Sarge came up to me after the faculty meeting and said he hadn’t had a chance to pick up any refreshments for tonight and wanted to give me the debit card so I could do it.  Told him to keep it and try to pick up something because I don’t have time.

Instead, I have time for a quick little workout before I have to go back.

9:00 – Finished up the day with a serving of Stouffer’s lasagna for dinner.  Not what I would have chosen but it was what DH fixed and left in the oven for me.  Even so, I checked the label and it had 600 calories so I’m lookin at 1055 calories for the day.  Hmmmm…probably need to add a popsicle.  🙂


susan says 14th September @ 7:28

Re: ROTC ~ I am so proud of you ~ look at you in your big girl pants!

pepagirl says 14th September @ 17:00

Men! They think we can just drop it all and do whatever whenever, we might be superwoman but we have lives too!

brseay says 14th September @ 18:10

I would have loved to see the look on Sarge’s face when you said that. Woohoo!!!!!

And I’m joining the club. When I’m down the 20 I’ll almost be to 200 pounds. I CAN’T WAIT 🙂

pepagirl says 14th September @ 21:05

PS: I’m gonna paste and join right now! It’s time I got my butt in gear and maybe this is just what I need! Thanks for the invite.

sunnydaze says 15th September @ 11:21

Good for you for still not smoking, even after your DH is still at it.

Thanks for the invite to the 20 pound club! I’m in! 😀

securitygirl says 15th September @ 20:31

I’m in!! I am hoping to get 15 off by Thanksgiving…but 20 by Christmas?? GREAT!! That would put me at 155! Thank for the motivation!! Lisa

jelbelle says 15th September @ 23:19

Holy cow! Thanksgiving is really that close? I’m not ready >.< I’m not!

Heard about the club =D decided I’d give it a shot! I don’t know if I’ll make it but I’ve decided to join challenges all over the place to build up some more motivation, and have doing it, eh? ^_^

beerab says 16th September @ 10:36

I’m in!

didibuttonsley says 17th September @ 8:04

Good idea! Thanks for the extra motivation.

Sarah @ Low Stress Weight Loss says 28th September @ 17:46

I like it – I’m not joining (and I’m sure Ill regret it) but I think it’s a great idea

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