It is a horrible, nasty 81 degrees in my house already this morning - and it's only 9am. My AC isn't broken - it's just that freakin' hot outside already, that my poor, old AC is having such a hard time keeping up. It has been weeks since the temps have been below 100 degrees - even with the small amount of rain we got the other day. At night, it's barely getting down below 90 outside. Our electric bill may be the financial ruin to our household.
I just want to say a quick THANK YOU to everyone that commented, emailed, or messaged me yesterday about my post. Even those of you that strongly disagreed with me did so in a grown up, professional way. There was no name calling, judgment, or disrespect - and that meant so much to me. I seemed to have only lost 1 follower because of my statements - but I'm OK with that. I'd much rather someone quietly take me off their feed list than to cause drama and say nasty things.
One thing this week has reminded me is that this blog is my outlet. It's my way to express myself, say what I need to say - and it's not always going to be about weight loss. And I prefer it that way. Sometimes just being able to talk about topics that are really important to me help keep my mind focused, which help me release emotions that would usually send me running to the nearest junk food.
But I haven't really spoken about any form of weight loss topic at all this week. And that's probably because it hasn't been on my mind AT ALL. Which I know isn't a good thing. And you know I will spew off some excuses right now - but.. I'm venting...remember that. M'kay?
It's too hot. Yeah, I said it. It's too freakin' hot for me to take one second of my day to think about doing anything involved with weight loss....especially excercising. I'm too hot to eat, but I have forced myself to do it... but not as often as I should. I have found that I have an appetite in the evening, when it's just a little cooler - and eating late at night is a no-no... I know that, too. I don't want to eat anything that has been cooked for too long - because using the stove makes my house even hotter, and then I get even more ticked off and lose my appetite even more. So, Hubby has been preparing not the best foods in the world because they are quick to prepare. Yes, processed food has been in my diet this week.
I know that's a ridiculous excuse, because I could have been eating fresh foods all week - and most fresh foods don't need to be cooked to eat. But, I have been very short on cash this past week. Ridiculous excuse #2.
I'm using the oldest excuses in the book - too hot and not enough money - but to be completely and utterly honest, I'm OK with it right now. This isn't another start-up to my constant rollarcoaster of giving up and restarting - and my scale isn't being too horrible to me. I know this may stir up some controversy - but I've realized that not thinking about losing weight 24/7 is OK. At the end of the day, my losing weight is my choice - and I either make it a priority or I don't. But, sometimes there really are more important things to worry about and take care of. If I fail I only have myself to blame - but that's not going to happen. Regardless of how my words sound to you right now.
Thankfully, today we are able to go and do some much needed grocery shopping. Hubby and I have already decided that the meal plan for this week will be nothing but salads and sandwiches. We're just not going to do much cooking at all until this heatwave subsides. We are going to spend all of the money we have budgeted for food on fruits, veggies, deli meats, and whole grain bread. That's a big bonus for me - because I will be able to focus on eating fresh foods again. It's amazing how different my body feels after eating the way I have all week. I can't wait to have some of my energy back - and not feel so "ugh".
What I have thought about a lot this week is how much I want to go out walking. So many times I've just wanted to charge out of my house, with my iPhone in my ear, and let my feet bang out some of the frustration and anger I've had boiled up inside. But, I can't. When it's 108 degrees outside, I can barely breath out there - let alone try and walk for miles. I seriously can not wait until this nasty weather is gone and I can start walking and jogging again. See, see! That's positive thinking, right?
I have only five days until I go back to work. My summer is officially over in 5 short days. This is usually the time of the year where I whine about how fast the summer has flown by, and how I'm dreading going back to work. BUT NOT THIS YEAR. I can't flippin' wait! My classroom is just about done, and all I have to do now is get my first week of plans ready - and finish up putting some posters on the wall.
I never got around to sharing about the meeting I had with my principal on Wednesday. It was GREAT! It was so nice to get some time alone with her to explain some of my ideas, have her share some of her expectations, and get a better sense of what my year is going to be like. One thing that I learned, that I'm really happy about, is that it seems we have a lot in common when it comes to the expectations and desires that we have for the kiddos in the school. That's always a nice feeling to have.
I know I'm all over the place this morning - but I'm trying to catch up on what I can. Plus, I'm pretty sure the heat is melting my brain... I know that's not sweat dripping from my ears - it's my brain.
So, I'll call it a day today. Got some errands to run and laundry to do. And take about 8 cold showers.
Till next time. ;)
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