Well, bloggers, today I report to you my first gain. And truth be told, I'm not really all that sad about it. Last week, my weigh in was 223.8, down from 227 the previous week. I thought that was a terribly large loss, but I took it. I weigh every day and on Friday, I was 225.something and I've been in the 225's all week. Mind you, I didn't even eat bad on Thursday and I got enough water, so I was terribly confused about how I gained 2 lbs on Friday. Anyway, I've decided that the 223 was a fluke. Today, the scale says 224.0, which is a .2 gain from last week, but I'm ok with it. Although, it probably could have been less because last night (at 10:00 pm of all hours) I idiotically devoured three pieces of cheese pizza from my favorite local place. I feel awful about it. I've been dappling in the poor food choices since about Sunday, but last night just pushed it over the edge.
Today, it's back on track. I've got my protein bar for lunch and dinner will probably be tilapia and green beans. Speaking of tilapia, I made the most fabulous lunch yesterday and it was super easy, too. I just defrosted a 3.5 oz piece of fish, added about 1T I Can't Believe it's not Butter, a sprinkle of garlic powder, dill, salt, and pepper, wrapped that bad boy in foil and put him in the toaster oven for about 15 minutes. It was amazing. Probably do the same thing again today.
On another note, for my 4 month post, Lap Band Gal left a lovely comment saying how I'm rocking my band (thank you, ma'am!) and she wanted to know how the exercise is going. Honestly, at the moment, it's not going too great. I've been so busy with school and work, planning my Christmas party, getting the house ready (cleaned and decorated) for that, plus family obligations, that I literally have no extra time. So, my question to you ladies is, how do you do it? When you were starting out with exercise, how did you make sure you got it into your busy day? I was planning to go on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, but it just seems like every time I try to do that, something (usually school related) comes up. Or there was last week when the damn drain died. But anyway, I'd appreciate any tips you have to give me. I know I've definitely been walking a lot more because I'm running all over campus to get crap done before finals week (next week!).
And speaking of school, I passed my Praxis II test!!! I'm so excited! In the state of Pennsylvania, the minimum passing score is 160 and I figured if I were to pass the test, it'd be with like a 162 or something. But, to my extreme surprise, I woke up Tuesday morning to find a score report saying 183. I was perplexed at first, thinking they had given me someone else's score by mistake (it was a really hard test!) but I've accepted the fact that I've passed. One more real semester of school, then a semester of student teaching and I'm done! Til I decide to start grad school that is.
I have no segue for this, but I'm getting pretty excited about Secret Santa that Shannon is organizing. I've gotten my Secret Santa part of her gift, just need to go out this weekend and pick up the other component. Just out of curiosity, are we supposed to reveal ourselves or remain secret forever and ever? Just wondering.
So, anyhow, I'm going to go return that jerk of a book The Odyssey and buy a bottle of water because I definitely left mine in my car at the park and ride. Oopsies.
Have a good day, all.