Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Thanks for the kind comments that were left on my page yesterday. I WILL keep trying, even if it mean starting over at every meal. I split a leftover donut with my daughter this morning on the way to school to "get rid of it." Yeah, right, but anyway.... I felt like I had already got off on the wrong track and my day was doomed. A few minutes after I got to school this morning, a student delivered this HUGE box of fruit that I had ordered about a month ago from another teacher. It's apples, oranges, and grapefruit from Florida. YUM! I felt like this was a sign, and now I will have plenty of good fruit (the local fruit around here is terrible this time of year) to eat.

Last night a fellow teacher who goes to my WW meeting invited me over to go through some clothes that were too big for her, but should fit me. I left with a huge trash bag of "new" clothing and a "new" coat, so I'm super excited about that! Some of the shirts were size 2x, and they fit! That was motivation to get my butt in gear and not to gain anymore weight. She is now in a size 18, and since I still have a lot of clothes in that size in storage, I'm going to let her go through those things. I think a clothing exchange is such a good idea for people who are losing weight. I wish WW meetings would suggest this more - it would save people a lot of money.

Right now, I think I've gained about 5 lbs, but it's TOM and I'm not getting on the scale until Monday. Our WW at Work meetings will re-start on Tuesday, and even though I can't afford it, I'm going to re-join. I desperately need the accountability that WW meetings give me. I'm just worried about doing it with my afternoon work schedule, but I'll find a way. I figure that some weeks I might need to go to another meeting location if I have to work on Tuesdays, but so far I've been off on Tuesdays so that may hold.

Well, I'm off to finish a paper that was due on Monday. I don't know why I have a mental block up and haven't completed it yet. I just can't get into it, and it's about 1500 words, so I can't just BS through it. Our sources were also limited to "peer reviewed journals", which I hate. I'm already re-thinking school... It's just one more thing on my overflowing list of things to do...


  1. Hang in there, just sit down and knock that paper out... that's what I have to do sometimes.

    You gave me a great idea, I now just have to think of how to organize it... some sort of group of weight losers (and maybe some gainers) to trade clothes with. A yahoo group? Blog? Website? I'll have to see...

  2. Ooohhh, lucky you! I love hand-me-downs! lol Call me crazy, but my favorite place to shop is thrift stores and the Goodwill. I just love getting a bargain. And you can find some really good deals. :o)

    Sounds like that box of fruit came just in time! Enjoy!

    If WW meetings is what you need to stay on track, then I say, definitely rejoin. One thing is for sure - we have to put ourselves first. Too many time we don't.


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