Friday, October 3, 2008

Day 40 - TGIF - I think?

It is such a beautiful day in Tennessee! The weather is PERFECT, and I'm wishing I'd brought my tennis shoes to work so I could go for a walk when I leave. Today is the day I've been waiting for....the last day of school before Fall Break! Woo Hoo! 14 whole days until I have to come back to work! 14 whole days of loungin' around the house and chillin' out with my kids! AND, I get paid for it! Can't beat it right? Well, now I don't know. I'm gettin' nervous.

I know so many people struggle with weekends. But this go-round, weekends haven't been hard at all. I actually find that I do quite well. See, we're BROKE, so going out to eat isn't a concern. AND we don't party or have any friends to hang out with, so there's no temptation there. We just hang out around the house. I usually do a little gardening and a lot of house cleaning, but that's pretty much it. But I'm now beginning to wonder how it's going to be to have a 14-day weekend?

See, during the week my days are pretty scheduled. Wake up, exercise, coffee on the way to work, lunch, afternoon snack, dinner, bedtime. My body is used to breakfast/coffee at 7 a.m., lunch at 11 a.m., afternoon snack at 3 p.m., dinner between 5 and 6 p.m. That routine is working for me, so I'm afraid that too much "off" time is gonna be a challenge. AND to top it off, we won't have a WW at Work meeting until we come back from break (skipping two weeks). But the good news on that tip is that I can find another meeting in the area and go to that one instead. I don't think there's one on Monday, but I think there's one on Tuesday afternoon. I need to check into that...

BUT - one thing I've learned over the past few weeks is that I have control of what I eat. And the what I need to concentrate on is that in a true lifestyle change, I'm going to have to control what I eat no matter what my schedule is (or isn't). That's all part of changing for the better, right?

I'm going to plan on taking advantage of this beautiful weather to do a lot of walking at the park with my kids. I mean, the real reason I am working at the school (for practically minimum wage) is so I CAN have this time with my children when they're out on breaks. So I'm determined that I'm going to make the best of it, and not let FOOD deter me from my plan. I can do this! Yeah, I really can:)


  1. Eating is probably one of the only things you can control in life.

  2. Hi Hollie....just found your blog.
    You are doing great! Sounds like you have found the secret to succeed this time.

    A suggestion to handle your 2 week "weekend".....either stick to your existing schedule of exercise and eating or adjust the times a bit to accomodate a later start to the morning but otherwise keep your routine.

    You have the right attitude, for sure!

    Have a great time "off" - play with your kids and control your food intake. good luck.


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