Sunday, January 22, 2012


Has it really been almost 2 weeks since I last blogged?!?!  Shame on me! 

Life has been SO ridiculously busy on the school AND home front.  The end of the semester was two days ago which means I get a new set of 8th graders on Tuesday.  What that ALSO means is that the students that I used to have were frantically trying to complete their missing assignments to get their grades up... and holy smokes they were working hard!  I mean... I had to bribe them to get their grades up with cupcakes, but whatever works, right?  So that means I have been grading, and grading, and grading... non-stop!  I have been able to still run, but not nearly as much as I would have liked.  For instance, last week I ran less than 10 miles?!?!  That's one of the lowest mileage weeks I have had in a LONG time.  My daughter's 4th birthday was last week as well.  We decided to have a little party at the house.  Holy crap!  I had no idea how much time and energy is involved in planning a 'small' party for a 4-year-old. 

Things should be slowing down now which means I can focus more time into... RUNNING... and spending time with my babies too : )


Run with Jess wrote a post about rewarding herself in her weight loss journey.  I have always rewarded myself with food and/or new clothes (which really isn't much of a reward since new clothes are a necessity when the old clothes look like a sloppy mess).  One of the major issues I have is spending money on myself.  I ALWAYS feel guilty for doing it because I feel I should be spending it on my kids.... but I know I deserve to spoil myself when deserved.

I thought long and hard about what my rewards could be for every 5 pounds lost... and here are the possibilities:

**I'm WAY overdue for a haircut... but I have a hard time spending $50 to get it done (and no... I refuse to go to Great Clips or similar location).

This is where I get my haircut... as well as spa services.  Love this place!

**I LOVE coffee and have been eyeballing a Keurig machine for some time now.  
**I REALLY want my SUV detailed inside and out.  It has been neglected for too long.
 **I've wanted to get my teeth professionally whitened FOREVER... but could never bring myself to spend that kind of money.  If I can consistently stay at my goal weight, I think I deserve this!

Here's my weight loss status:

I have lost 10.4 lbs.  I think I would be satisfied if I could lose another 5 lbs but would like to try to lose another 9.4 lbs, but I'm not sure how realistic that goal is... we will see!


  1. Awesome job, Sheina! That Keurig would be worth it! Coffee instead of dessert? Yummy!!

  2. great job!! i think the rewards are great ideas, i usually have an itunes shopping spree when i do well!