This is how my day started out:
It was an event I could not re-create even if I tried. I opened a cabinet, something fell out, and it hit a wine glass that was on the counter. The wine glass shattered and went flying at the same time, and when I put my hand up to block my face, the glass had bounced up and hit my hand. I started bleeding right away and a LOT, and it looked like a murder scene.
The first thing I did was text my boss to tell her I would be late.
Then, I cleaned up the murder scene, looking for somebody to blame it on so that I could be mad at that person. Don’t worry, I was able to blame my husband. He’s so lucky.
I hate being late to work, because then I can not get situated before the kids come in the classroom. And then I feel like a hamster running on a wheel all day. Especially, today, since I have no planning periods on Wednesdays, and today I had no lunch due to working with kids who didn’t have their work done. I was so glad when 3:20 finally arrived, and the kids were all gone. Sigh.
And when I got home, I was so happy to remember I had a meal plan, so I didn’t have to come up with something to eat. I just looked at my plan.
Yay for meal plans.
This morning I had my first weigh in with Fitness Pal. I lost 1 lb, but really it was more. I did my first weigh in the day after my miscarriage, and after the miscarriage I gained 3-4 lbs in a week. I didn’t start tracking until last week, but I never updated my weight. So, while I don’t know what the exact weight loss was, it was between 3-6 lbs, and that makes this girl very happy.
I love the app, Fitness Pal. I am able to have camaraderie with friends who struggle just like I do, and it makes the process less lonely. If you are not familiar with Fitness Pal, it’s a free app, (or website) that you track your calories after setting a goal for yourself. You also track your fitness. You have a newsfeed like on Facebook, and you can comment on each other’s stuff, like your successes and struggles. You can make statuses like on Facebook, too. However, you can keep your weight private, and whatever else you want to keep private.
Believe me, that is the first thing I checked. I know that your weight is only a “number,” and it doesn’t identify me as a person. But, personally, it’s a number I am not comfortable sharing.
I love it because you can scan food with your iPhone instead of typing it in when you are logging your food. That’s what I most often do. And, there are SO many foods in the database. I love that part, too.
Tracking food takes time, and is a tad tedious, but Fitness Pal makes it very user friendly, and slightly less tedious.
Well, I have to grade 60 math tests. But first, I am going to check up on google reader to have a little down time.
What do you like to do in your downtime to relax?