Don't know where my motivation is, but I am out there looking for it.
I skipped weigh-in this week and haven't counted points in two. I haven't ditched the gym, but I've definitely been slow-going.
I had an all-week conference this past week with history teachers from around the district. We had one main goal -- writing lesson plans for the new curriculum, and one secondary goal -- random staff development topics. The lesson plan writing went well for my small group. The other small groups (whose work I'm encouraged to use throughout the school year) were a random grouping of new teachers, stupid teachers, retiring-soon teachers, and those who can't imagine that these people are leading our students into the future (I'm in that category). Seriously ... I overheard one woman (remember -- a history teacher) who was saddened when she was reading and learning for the first time! that Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. This is only okay if you're not an American.
We also had an event called "Are You a Lectureholic?" Okay, I'm not a lectureholic. I might lecture to my students 2-3 times a year. So, already I'm kind of bummed that I have to go to this. However, I was thinking ahead of time that we might get some new innovative ideas for the classroom. Nope. I sat through a lecture about not lecturing FOR THREE HOURS! And the woman didn't even tell us anything new in three hours. She was a name-dropper. She was a story-teller (about her nephew, not about history). She was using out-of-date resources that I learned about in college before I graduated 10 years ago. And I was in the 2nd row. I couldn't hide.
I also couldn't hide from going out to lunch every day. I don't know if I'll jump back on the wagon this week, but definitely by this time next week.
On another note, I was so surprised, overwhelmed, thrilled, and excited when Sally from Veggie Paparazzi invited Max and me to a party at her home last night. We only live about 15 miles from each other, and it was so nice of her to invite us. We had such a great time! She had an eclectic group of really nice people who obviously love Sally and her great husband, Dan, a lot! It was a little weird to go to a complete stranger's house and have the understanding that blog topics were off-limits. I'm glad we were on the same wave-length about that. Max knows that I have a weight-loss blog, but it's not something I'm willing (or ready?) to share with him. It was kind of funny to try to explain to him that we would not be sharing with the other people at the party exactly how we 'knew' Sally. Thanks, Sally, for including us. You really made my weekend!
Sorry for the lapse (10 days!) since my last post. I'm working on finding that belly fire again. It's just 2 weeks until I go back to work, so I'm hoping being on a schedule again gets me going.