Saturday, August 21, 2010

Please, just allow me to ramble

Yesterday I met my daughter's Kindergarten teacher. That may not seem like a monumental occasion, but it sort of hit me like a ton of bricks. For the past several weeks (just ask my husband), I've been sort of weepy over the thought of sending our daughter to Kindergarten, mostly because she's really very rarely been away from me all day....ever. Sending her to PreK last year was bad enough but now it's really real that it's the whole day I'm sending her to school.

But yesterday it hit me - it's the whole day I'm sending her to school FOR THE REST OF HER SCHOOL CAREER. It's like t his giant milestone that jumped up from the middle of the road and rammed into the side of my head. I'm not dealing well with it - but I know she is going to love it and her teacher is so wonderful that I think it's going to be a fantastic year. I'll have to do more adjusting than she will.

On a weight-loss note, Lilly picked Pizza Hut to eat at yesterday for lunch. Aron and I both had the day off and the four of us spent the whole day together to celebrate Lil's last day of summer vacation. So. I started off the meal with a HUGE salad. Yum, and I felt good about that. Then I moved on to 1 1/2 breadsticks and two SMALL pieces of pizza. Double yum and I felt good about that, too. It was the buffet that we had and I decided to have some dessert...I got ONE cinnamon breadstick (well technically two - but they were the full sized ones cut in half). And you know what? I believe I sort of proved to myself that I can handle a buffet. For crap's sake, IT'S ONLY FOOD! But yeah, I keep telling myself that but honestly I'm not quite "there" mentally.

Anyway. Overall it was a good day. Went to the gym later than normal (which was nice not to have to be there at 5:30am). At the beginning of the week I fell in love with the elliptical machine but could only do 10 minutes, remember? Well yesterday I did 20 and felt AWESOME! So honestly, I couldn't be more pleased :-)


  1. We are too much alike! LOL. I hope Lilly does great at Kindergarten, I'm sure she'll love it. And buffets... ahh, I love those things. Especially a good Chinese buffet! I have only been to one since I started my little journey and I did okay. I did the same as you--Started off with a HUGE salad and tried to fill myself up with lettuce. Then I had a little of this and that... but it was a Ponderosa and almost everything was fried so I was trying to steer clear of that stuff.

    Tonight I grilled some pork chops and they were pretty dang good. But now, it's only 8:01 p.m. and I'm starving again. Geesh, I hate my stupid stomach!

    Do you have yahoo msg? We could talk on there or AOL, I have both! Take care!!

  2. Good job with the self control at the pizza buffet. That thing is one big temptation and you were victorius. Starting with the salad was a great idea.

    Right now, I can't even imagine 20 minutes on an elliptical. That machine is a killer. Another pat on the back for you! After years of overeating and a sedentary lifestyle, moving the body is a huge chore for me. I've started off slowing on the treadmill and am trying to build up endurance. I may be slower than most but it is a start and as long as I keep going I am feeling good about it.

    Have a great week.


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