I did weigh in last Friday, May 13, and I was down 0.9 lbs!
I was really happy to see that! Throughout all of this end-of-the-year craziness, I’ve kept logging everything and running 5 days each week. It paid off last Friday.
Then I went to my last watershed professional development weekend, on the Eastern Shore! It was AWESOME! I was planning to post my weigh-in and share my weekend, but there was no internet available where we were. I ate more than usual over the weekend, but I made choices I was proud of, I kept up my running, and with all the hiking and kayaking we did, I was happy with how the weekend went.
I got home late Sunday night, and crashed pretty much immediately, only to wake up Monday morning and go straight into testing with my 7th graders. This meant sitting in a room with kids taking a test that I know will challenge them, but that they are totally ready for. I couldn’t do anything to help or support them, I wasn’t allowed to read or grade papers, I just had to sit there. I also had candy for the kids to much on while they tested, so of course, while I sat there I ate candy. Then I ate more candy, while I worried, and hoped, and silently encouraged.
Monday was a rest day from running, and it was raining. I think I was 100% sedentary. Put that on top of the candy, and I can honestly say, I wasn’t feeling very good.
Then came Tuesday. It was the exact same as Monday, except with 6th grade, and one student didn’t finish testing until 5pm (I stayed after school with her to finish, and our principal gave her a ride home). I was supposed to run 4 miles, but I didn’t. I felt sick from all of the candy eating, stressed about testing, relief about being done, anxious to get results, and running just didn’t happen.
Thankfully, I woke up feeling MUCH better on Wednesday, and I ran my 4 miles at 6am! Wednesday put me back in the classroom in something that resembled a normal routine, so things were better – until I met my teacher’s writing group for our final meeting of the year. We met at a Mexican restaurant, and I ate myself stupid. I actually woke up feeling ill in the middle of the night, and I think it was because the candy and Mexican just all caught up with me.
The nice thing is – it’s done. I still have a little over 2 weeks of school, but testing is done. At this point we’re finishing stuff up, cleaning the room, and enjoying each other’s company. So now it’s time to get back to a healthy routine at home. This starts right here on this blog. A quick daily post sharing my final calorie count of the day has really helped me make good choices. I also need to get back to drinking my water. Right now, that’s what I’m focusing on – posting daily and drinking water. I know that everything else will come with it.
I hope everyone’s having a great May!