Friday Thoughts (8/14)

  • I went to Parent Orientation at the kids’ new school today. Karinne is starting PreK4, and Ryan will be in PreK2. It’s a Catholic school, and I’m really looking forward to it; I grew up going to small Christian schools, and the relationships you form with the teachers is amazing. The smaller class sizes definitely help. Plus, their uniforms are adorable! Their first day is Tuesday–half the class goes for half a day so the teachers can better orient the students, and their first full day is Wednesday.
  • I had a fun NSV this week–My driver’s license weight was at 175 for a looooong time, until I finally upped it to 250 a couple of years ago. Well, as I was pulling out my DL for something earlier this week, I realized something–I weigh LESS than my driver’s license weight!!! That’s crazy! Also, I love this post by Jessica at A Little More Each Day on Unusual Weight Loss Milestones. There are so many little things that happen as you lose weight that I didn’t even think about! PicCollage (9)
    • It’s no secret that I’ve been struggling this week. I read this post by Andie at Can You Stay for Dinner? (one of the blogs that led me to seek help for my disordered eating) on eliminating “nothing days”–a “nothing day” is a day when you accomplish nothing positive (i.e. laying in bed all day binging on Netflix and Doritos). When you’re stuck in the loop of depression and binge eating, it feels nearly impossible to break out of the cycle; but if you muster the energy to accomplish just ONE thing good, one thing to help your situation (such as taking a shower or going for a walk), eventually you’ll string together enough “something days” to break out of the loop. I like it. I like it a lot.
    P.S. At the parent orientation today, I fell off a 2-inch step and really hurt my ankle. I can put weight on it, but it really hurts! I also skinned my knee. No one saw me (thank GOD), but I still felt like a fool!