Wednesday, August 8, 2007

I'm a Star!

What a crazy week. Tomorrow and Friday are Open Houses at school when the students and parents come to meet the teachers. I'm ready, but I'm exhausted. I had to move classrooms this year, and with the move I decided to purge like I'm doing to my closets at home. I've taught 3 different grade levels in 10 years (2nd, 5th, and 8th). I've taught almost every subject (math, science, history, reading, language arts, music, health, etc.). I've taught history for the last three years, so I decided to get rid of a lot of stuff that doesn't pertain to what I"m currently doing. I've given away a lot of stuff. I feel really good about it. Also, I've been organizing as I've been unpacking. Usually, there's no time for that during the preplanning week. I've taught in 9 classrooms in 10 years, so you can imagine the horror I've been dealing with.

I snuck away at lunchtime to go and weigh in since I thought I might work really late tonight. I lost 1.0 pound, which put me at exactly 35 pounds lost with WW since February 1. I really wanted to go back for my 5:30 meeting so I could get my star sticker, so I worked my tail off to make that happen.

If I haven't talked about my leader before, let me tell you how much I LOVE her! Her name is Lou, and she's awesome. What a great motivator! Her's is the most popular meeting of the week, and sometimes it's standing room only.

Not only did I get my star, but she knows I lost some weight before beginning WW. Every time I earn a star, she likes to bring that up. So, not only did we celebrate my 35 pound WW loss, but she also celebrated my 54.6 pound loss since I first started out. She even gave me an "I lost 50 pounds" magnet. I was so glad I buckled down and got my work done in time to make the meeting.

I had gotten totally sick of my size 22 jeans. They were so lose and didn't look good anymore. I have an older pair of size 20 jeans that fit me many years ago. They don't quite fit yet. I've worn them around the grocery store twice, but the camel-toe/muffin-top look isn't quite stylish enough to wear around my 8th graders.
So, I went to Lane Bryant this weekend to check out their new Right Fit jeans. I didn't really understand what I was in for, but I got fitted by one of the ladies. I thought I was looking for a 20 Petite, but instead she measured me for a 5 Yellow Petite. I have no idea what that really means, but the fit is PERFECT. I have big hips, but I have no ass. It turns out that the yellow is for people with narrow hips and larger asses, but because I'm the opposite, it worked out perfectly. I've always had to have jeans that fit my waist, but not my pretty small legs/ass. I was so excited I bought two pairs!

On another note, I got a surprise invitation at the last minute to go to the Justin Timberlake concert here in Atlanta last night (for free!). I went and had a blast! What an amazing display of showmanship. I also happened to sit, literally, right in front of two former students from three years ago. Depsite my fears, I think they actually enjoyed hanging out with my friend and me for several hours.

Hope everyone's having a good week, and that you're less frazzled than I will be in the coming back-to-school days!

12 comments:

Chris H said...

Sweetie, you rock!!!! I am sooooo proud of you, you are doing so well... whooooop for new jeans, I bet you are on cloud nine. You deserve it. Wish I could give you a hug.

Sarah said...

Yeah for new jeans and congrats on all your success! I saw the JT concert here in March and had a blast!

jodi said...

yay on reaching the big 35! what awesome news! congrats! :o)

i saw JT on his last tour, at this tiny club - might've been 20 feet from him... i do love him, he's dreamy... ;o)

TrixieBelden said...

Congratulations!!!!! I'm so glad you got to go to your meeting and get the recognition you deserve! And I'm really glad your leader gave you the 50 lb. magnet. You earned that sucker!

I feel your pain about the no ass thing. When I lose weight that's the first thing to go and it makes my pants and jeans look ridiculous. I am no J. Lo. *Sigh*

"The Captain" said...

Your doing so great!!!

Cory said...

Congrats on the loss and the new jeans. That's awesome!

Christine said...

Wooo Hoo on your loss! You are kicking some butt! And just a weeeee bit jealous of you and your Justin Timberlake concert!!! Would have loved to have been there! He's not making a stop here - bummer!

Spidey said...

What an action-packed week! Good for you!

Abba said...

Congrats on the losses. I am going to check out Lane Bryant for those jeans. I did the online one with what I thought were my measurements and it came out with yellow 4 or something like that. Anyway, I am going to check it out. Thanks for the heads up!

Christie said...

So glad you got to celebrate at your meeting! You deserve it and you look great.
I will have to check into those jeans!!

Christie said...

It says I am a RED 8. Now I really want to shop...

Kim said...

Congrats on your all around awesome week. You really are a ROCK STAR!! :)