Down 2.2 Pounds

Uh, yeah.  I would say that teaching suits me.

YOU GUYS I’M AT MY LOWEST WEIGHT EVER AND I’M BELOW 200 POUNDS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE MAY AND I’M JUST SO DAMN EXCITED I CAN’T STOP TYPING IN ALL CAPS.  AHHHHHHHH.  EEEEEEEEEK.  OTHER SILLY SOUNDS!!

STATS
Weight loss this week: 2.2 pounds
Current weight: 198.4 pounds
TOTAL weight loss: 37.4 pounds

This was such a joyous moment.  The last time that I was below 200 pounds was in May. MAY, PEOPLE.  That’s too long.  And it’s my lowest weight!  Did I mention it’s my lowest weight???

My first week of teaching was awesome.  Awesome and exhausting and long and more difficult than I ever knew it would be.  Despite my levels of being overwhelmed and so far beyond what one might call “stress”, I am back into a routine and it seems to agree with me.  But the biggest reason I’m doing well while teaching?  I only have 30 minutes for lunch, and I’m usually getting things ready for my afternoon classes for about 27 of those 30 minutes.  I make my lunch every day, eat about half of it at actual lunch time, and then finish it on my way home from school (which has been around 6:15pm on average….)  I don’t have time to eat poorly during the day.  It’s truly a blessing in disguise.

Walter also needs a big shout out this week.  When I came home my first few days and just stared at the wall for longer than someone should really stare at a wall before you start to seriously worry about them, he would make dinner and hold my hand and tell me that everything was going to be okay.  Turns out – he was right!  I survived my first week and I’m actively excited about going back to work on Tuesday.  That’s a feeling I haven’t felt in a long time, and it is JOYOUS.  (Don’t get me wrong – I have never loved a weekend more in my life.  But I’m not dreading its ending!)  Walter also made me breakfast tacos yesterday morning that were amazing:

He’s a keeper.

The only thing I didn’t like about this week is that I didn’t work out at all Mon-Fri.  It was actually a miracle that I stayed awake past 8pm, let alone had the energy to work out.  I’m not exactly sure how that’s going to go once I get more used to teaching all day, so we’re just going to play it by ear.  I really want to get to a point where I can still muster up the energy to go for a run or head to a class at 24 Hour Fitness at least 3 times a week.  We are just going to take this once step at a time. :)

I am so incredibly happy that I am back below 200 and at my lowest weight.  Hopefully this week is a little easier at school and just as awesome for my health.  I leave you with yet another sunrise photo – from the first day of school!

Happy 3-day weekend!

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2 thoughts on “Down 2.2 Pounds

  1. I’m so happy and excited for you!! We are starting up school here on Tuesday and I have never been so excited. I know how you feel, energy-wise– no one who has never done this job can really imagine what it’s like. It’s not just the level of activity–it’s that you have to be, in performance mode, the whole day through. But yes, you will adjust and then you will really be flying high. Can’t wait to hear more!

  2. Dearest Elizabeth!
    Thanks for writing, I have been reading it every time you post. I also have been working out/eating healthy. As a teacher as well, I know how hard it can be to workout after school. I go before school-like 5am. I not as tired as I thought, plus I feel awesome during the day because I know I worked out. Something to think about.

    Keep going, I am so proud of you.

    Love always,
    Dave Everett

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