Afternoon y’all! I hope everyone is well. I am doing OK. I went to New Orleans last weekend and had a great time but that in addition to the two pieces of cake I had at random this week has me up 3 pounds. I mean, I know WHY I gained but it still rubs me the wrong way that I can work my butt off 75% of the time and instead of even maintaining, I gain 3 flippin’ pounds?! Whatever.
I have my orientation next week that will help me before I start the class I’m teaching and they sent out a menu of the food they are providing which includes but is not limited to: pastries, snacks, barbecue, local diner food, pizza and sandwiches. Since I know that I won’t lose next week, I’m not going to weigh again until the 26th to give myself a week to try and get some of this extra poundage off. After that, I need to do better. I have a goal to reach by January 15th and I need to get in gear. Because of my orientation, I won’t be able to blog next week so my next blog won’t be until August 26th. So, on that day, I will have to report about my weight, my orientation, my first class teaching at the University of Alabama and many other things. I know you will miss me terribly.
This is a group shot from the girls trip to New Orleans. We all had an absolute blast! That place is one of my favorite cities. Sometimes, when I go to these places, it makes it feel like Tuscaloosa is so small. It feels nice to branch out every once in awhile. I would go to New Orleans anytime!
This isn’t really a set recipe but one of those things that I throw together that tastes yummy and takes less than 5 minutes to make. It’s just a grilled chicken sandwich with bacon and barbecue sauce with a side salad. I use the pre-made chicken fajita strips and pre-cooked bacon that you can get from Oscar Meyer. I think 2 pieces is less than 40 calories and anytime you add bacon to a sandwich…it makes it feel more filling. I also love having an entire plate of food for 6 or 7 points. The more food the better!
This before and after is timely. The first one is of me in New Orleans a few years ago and the second is from this past weekend. The one from last weekend isn’t that great of a picture but it was the only full length one I found acceptable and I think it’s only fair to try and put full body pictures on here. I have got to remember these pictures when I have bad mornings on the scale. I need to get motivated!
If everyone could please send me good vibes and pray that I have wisdom and confidence as I embark on this teaching journey. I’m super nervous and this weekend I’m going to be preparing my syllabus and having to work at my regular job a bit to make up for lost time so I’m kind of stressed. I know it will all work out…if I could just get organized and get into a routine…I will feel much better.
I’m not doing much this weekend…I hope you have fun plans!
Talk to y’all in two weeks!
“There’s something, something about this place…” You and I-Lady Gaga
Congrats again on your class this semester! Hopefully this week has gone well and you're feeling better prepared.ReplyDelete
The meal this week looks super tasty!
Great lyrics this week too...you know I love it! :)