Just Keep Swimming

I resolve to be like Dory from “Finding Nemo” and JUST KEEP SWIMMING.

I have two beautiful homes to stay in temporarily, and for that I’m so grateful. I can’t help feeling bad for my boys because I know they can’t fully relax yet.

Today my 5 year old said he was nervous about saying something wrong at my friend’s home, which is so cute but sad for us. I wish I had a home of our own to provide for them. No worries, a few hours later and he was talking about farts.

Luckily my hospitable friend and her sons are extremely easy to get along with. I’m actually looking forward to the time I’m going to be staying here, mostly on weeknights.

I realized that because I’m going to be shuttling back and forth between two homes, planning meals is going to be extremely difficult. I gave up on Noom because I felt like my life was way too hectic for it. I have been in survival mode for the past three weeks and it’s no time to worry about my diet.

Which is why I’m going to go back to Jenny Craig. It has worked for me in the past, but I ended up stopping the diet because I became pregnant. Jenny Craig is extremely rigid and structured, but in a good way. I say this because I won’t have to worry about planning my meals, portioning, or counting points or calories. I only have to eat what is on my menu.

It’s not cheap, but in my opinion it is easy. I know it will be difficult to resist the temptation to drink (my biggest calorie bomb), but I’m going to get through it. It’s going to be a cold winter, and I don’t see myself going out too much. Boyfriend and I can snuggle with some herbal tea and binge on Netflix. As with any diet, spending time with my sweetheart is going to be my toughest trigger. Why does he have such a fast metabolism?!?!?! It’s not fair.

Tomorrow is my first day back to school. I’m actually looking forward to some consistency back in my life. This vacation was not very restful… we finished moving on New Years Day when the temperature never went above 5 degrees, but I’m so glad my stuff is organized and locked up in storage. I’ll be happy to have some semblance of normalcy tomorrow, though “normal” in middle school education is completely subjective. There is word of a big snow storm on Thursday, so it may turn out to be a very short week after all.

I’m glad I finally had a chance to check in. I couldn’t imagine writing to you all when my hands were so full of work and worry. Tomorrow should be great; one of my favorite things about being a teacher is the look of resentment on my students’ faces when they come back to school after vacation. Grouchiness and apathy everywhere!

Good night all, wish me luck in 2018!

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