Long time, no see y’all! I hope your past two weeks have been great. I am just going to jump right in. I weighed this morning. I knew that it wouldn’t be great. Over the past few weeks, I have been to New Orleans, experienced a week of calorie and fat soaked lunches provided at my teaching orientation, and at least 3-5 pieces of cake scattered over the days. I wanted to use this week to not only recover, but prove to myself that I could still be strict several days in a row. I succeeded because since Monday morning, I’ve been flawless. I am going to be a bit bad tonight because I am going on something called a Brews Cruise with my Dad but after that, there is no reason to cheat until Halloween. When I got on the scale this morning, I thought I was up almost 4 pounds. When I looked at my weight tracker though, I realized my lowest weight was a little higher than I thought so after all the food and a week of damage control, I’m up 2.2 pounds. I am glad it’s not almost 4 but I’m kind of bummed that my lowest weight was more than I thought, lol. Oh well. I know it’s not great to be up 2.2 pounds but it’s pretty good considering and I’m back in diet mode so I should be OK.
After my week of strenuous orientating at the University of Alabama, I felt ready to teach. I learned a lot at the orientation and I was able to get access to some great resources. My first day of class was on Wednesday. I got there before the students did and laid out everything. I made sure no one was looking and then I took a picture. I didn’t want the students to know it was my first class and that I was nervous but I was. I love all of them already and I felt at home in the classroom. I am so happy to have this opportunity and I can’t wait to see how the rest of the semester goes.
I know by now everyone has probably heard of the book and now, movie, The Help. I just wanted to throw in my two cents and recommend that everyone read this book and see the movie. It’s one of those things where you will laugh, cry (A LOT) and become inspired.
The recipe this week is Lemon Cheesecake Yogurt Cups. These tasty little treats use reduced fat Vanilla Wafers as the crust and all you do is whip together the ingredients, put the wafer in the bottom of a baking cup and pour the batter over the top. The batter included cream cheese, Greek yogurt and lemon juice…all in reduced fat. I got the recipe from skinnytaste.com if you want the specifics. You can add berries, mini chocolate chips or whatever you want. They are low in calories/points and a nice light dessert to have.
Again, I’m not sure why I punish myself by posting some of these pictures but after getting back in line this week, these pictures are certainly motivational. I am doing my version of dancing in both of these. To my credit, I was obviously not ready for a picture in the old version. I have always stuck my tongue out of my mouth and/or let my mouth hang open…since I was a kid…bless my heart…it’s not very attractive. I wish people would alert me to this when they catch me doing it.
That was all I had for the week!
I hope you enjoy your weekend and I will blog next week!
“The other day when someone asked me
"are you living your dream?"
I didn't know what to say,
I honestly had to think.
I try to be so many places at the same time
Every day a million things cluttering up my mind.
Another feather falling off my wings
I climb so high it gets hard to breathe
forget to remember, what I really need.” What Means the Most-Colbie Caillat