Saturday, May 23, 2009

Day 41 - School's OUT!

Today is my "last" day of school for this school year! We said goodbye to our students on Thursday, and had a teacher work day yesterday. Today we will be here until 10 a.m. or so passing out report cards, and then that's it! I will be teaching summer school starting June 2 for 4 weeks, but for right now, I get a break!

I am still celebrating my birthday week. Had an afternoon "outing" with some co-workers yesterday, and plan on going out tonight. After I leave school today, I have soccer games for a few hours. Then I'm going shopping! Last week I got an email from someone named Ritter who reads this blog, and who also works with Lane Bryant. To reward me for my weight loss, they offered to send me a gift card to Lane Bryant so I could buy those capri's I've been wanting! I couldn't believe it was for real, but I got a $50 gift card on Thursday via FedEx at my job! That same day I got a coupon from Lane Bryant for 20% off my purchase for my birthday, so I'm sure I will be able to afford not only a pair of capri's, but a shirt to go with it! So, shouts out to RITTER - and thank you!

My plan is to get my act together starting tomorrow as far as alcohol is concerned. I've still been eating the right foods and avoiding the wrong foods, but I know alcohol and mixed drinks have SO many calories. I peeked at the scale yesterday and today to see if I'd done any damage, and I'm actually DOWN 2 lbs. since Monday. So after tonight (my last planned "outing"), I'm going to get back to the book with my eating plan. I really want to lose as much weight as possible over the summer, so I can return to school in the fall and people really be able to tell a difference. I'm almost at the 50 lb mark, and I would love to lose at least 20 more before school starts back at the end of July.

Still slacking on exercise, but this week has been SO busy. I have been moving around so much at school these last few days because of all the packing and cleaning we've been doing in the classroom. I've also been cleaning and organizing at home (when I'm there), so I'm definitely not vegging in front of the TV instead of exercising. Next week is a "free" week. No plans except for taking my mom to the doctor on Thursday, so now that my house is clean I can hit the park with the kiddos and hopefully get some walking in (for real). We really LOVE to be outside in the summer.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Happy Birthday Hollie! You sound like your having an amazing week... and you so deserve it!

  2. Happy Birthday. I hope you enjoy your Memorial weekend.

  3. Happy Birthday - and how fun to get the LB gift card! Now you can outfit your cute new body in some great clothes!


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