News at Home: My Kinder Shared too Much!
Well I WAS all prepared to tell you about my really good week – which I will – but it definitely ended with a damper. Strep Throat. Grrr! Anyway…
Monday was a day off in my district, and I spent it taking care of doctor visits. I went to the podiatrist and got another cortisone shot, since the area was super inflamed. again. Actually worse than last time. And he warned me I might have to get another shot. And since it’s already starting to bother me again, I fear that will be true. But I had like 2 days of bliss while it didn’t hurt. Part of the problem? I’ve lost weight in my feet and my custom orthotics aren’t fitting correctly :/ Isn’t that the damndest? I also went to the dentist and yay! all looks good 🙂
Tuesday it was back to school and I was feeling really invigorated after my conference. My most challenging student was in ISS for the day, so it was kind of blissful. We got everything done and then some. First time all year! Then he was back on Wednesday and determined to ruin things. But I started putting all that I’d learned at the conference to work on him and, no lie – the day was hell. BUT on Thursday it started paying off. And Friday. Both days, he was on edge of being a problem, but never quite hit that point. Fingers crossed it keeps working.
So it was a good week and my husband and I were going to do a movie night on Friday, but I woke up Friday morning with a sore throat. And before school I got 3 – THREE! – messages from parents saying their child would not be in for the day due to a sore throat and/or fever. “Shit” I thought, but went through the day. I could weather a sore throat. And then the day ended and I realized I was feeling seriously weak. A little chilled and the sore throat was worse. I did the bare minimum to get ready for next week and went home, calling my husband to cancel our plans. When I got home, I dropped my bag inside the door, shed my shoes and socks, crawled into bed and slept for about an hour. When I woke up I was freezing, but my husband insisted I was burning up. So I took my temp. 102.8. Not a good sign. Oh and I’d just gotten a message from one of my parents that their child that they’d kept home for the day had strep throat. So off to urgent care I went – and yeah – the kinders had shared a bit too much with me. I have strep. Good news? I caught it quick and am already feeling a lot better. Not even contagious anymore.
Bad news? It put a serious damper on my plans to do Dewey’s 24 hour readathon! I still ended up participating, but got started three hours late, napped a lot more than I had intended and called it a night before midnight. Overall, I participated for about 13 hours. Better than nothing, but not what I had planned.
Edit: When I wrote this I thought I was on my way to bed… before midnight. But then the book I was reading was too damn good and I couldn’t go to bed until I’d finished it…. at 4:30 am. So yeah, a better showing for Dewey’s than initial thought 🙂
I’m supposed to have my annual Buns and Roses Author Tea today and I really want to go – I have a ticket to sit with Sabrina Jefferies and I’m not contagious. But we’ll see how I’m feeling.
Ugh, I’m no longer really ahead. Just 1 week 🙁 and I have sucked at visiting (sorry!) and I doubt I’ll manage much today, being sick and all. We’ll see if I manage, I’ll sure try!
I’m going to start reporting the most important things I’m tracking right now – exercise/steps (goal daily yoga and at least 6k steps a day), calories (goal within 1000), and protein (goal at least 65g).
Here’s a rundown on my week:
Saturday: 10 min morning yoga,11,601 steps (60 min dance party with koo koo kangaroo!); 952 calories, 82g protein
Sunday: 10 min morning yoga, 4,774 steps; 907 calories, 53g protein
Monday: 10 min morning yoga, 7,408 steps (60 min body sculpt class); 492 calories, 88g protein
Tuesday: missed yoga:(, 7,408 steps; 492 calories, 69g protein
Wednesday: 10 min morning yoga, 10,799 steps (45 minute zumba class); 505 calories, 82g protein
Thursday: 10 min morning yoga, 9,413 steps (45 minute cycle class); 770 calories, 77g protein
Friday: 10 min morning yoga, 6,599 steps; 420 calories, 56g protein
Days since surgery: 74
Total weight lost since surgery: 56.2 pounds
I’m not going to lie, I’m starting to feel really discouraged about my weight loss. I know that 56 pounds in 74 days sounds really great, but I’ve been stuck between 50 and 60 pounds lost for 16 days. I lost the first 50 in like 58 days, and now it’s just hanging on. Some days I gain weight and I can’t find a rhyme or rhythm to it. It’s starting to feel an awful lot like my presurgery body – where I work out and eat exactly like I’m told, just to have less than great results. I still struggle with throwing up sometimes – not quite as often but yeah, I’ve yet to go a whole week without throwing up. And I’ve yet to eat 1000 calories in a day. I’m working out and I HAD SURGERY for goodness sake. So yeah, I’m frustrated and really hoping that this shit is going to pick back up soon. Trying to be positive, but it’s getting harder and harder as the scale refuses to budge.
Last Week on the Blog
- [16 Oct] The Accidental Sire by Molly Harper ★★★★
- [17 Oct] Dewey 24 hour #readathon 10 years! Goal Post
- [18 Oct] Bubbly Berls is Babbling about Hogwarts Classes
- [20 Oct] Top Ten Favorite October Traditions!
- [21 Oct] 24 hour #Readathon! Let’s get Started!
- [21 Oct] 24 hour #Readathon Update Post with @Limabean74
- [21 Oct] 24 hour #readathon hour 9 update post with @BerlsS
- [21 Oct] 24 hour Dewey #Readathon Update Post with @Limabean74
- [21 Oct] Dewey’s 24 hour #readathon hour 17 update with @BerlsS
- [22 Oct] A #Readathon, A fast week and A Halloween Dance ~ WIR & SP
- [22 Oct] Sunday Post with Berls | My Kinders Shared Too Much!
Coming Next Week From Me
Sunday Post with Berls
Review | A Quick Bite
TTT – Top Ten Unique Book Titles
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!
I just finished…
Thanks to Dewey’s this list is longer than usual 🙂
What the Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries, When the Rogue Returns by Sabrina Jeffries (loved them both!)
The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L Armentrout – possibly my favorite JLA book so far!
Turning Back by JA Huss – so good that I immediately purchased the next book
His Turn by JA Huss. Not far yet, but it’s good.
Still reading Miracle Morning for my self-help book. I try to always have one to read in the mornings as part of my miracle morning routine, so I figured it would be good to actually read the book lol! Really enjoying it so far!
I’ll probably start my TBR LIST book for my next audio read. Not sure about physical read, since it’ll probably be quite a while before I’m reading to start a new one. Edit:Well I finished His Turn in one sitting, so yeah I’ll be picking a new book after all. Maybe a book club book?