1. My two weeks of "no treats" is over today. That makes me happy. Was I perfect? No. I ate a piece of zucchini bread one day, which we all know should actually be called zucchini cake based on the amount of oil and sugar in it--but hey, it has a vegetable in it, so it doesn't count. I also ate a bowl of frozen yogurt with fresh peaches...but again, fruit and yogurt are good for you, so I thought it was acceptable. Overall, I am extremely impressed by how well I did. You go, Rachel. I walked right past the dessert table at the church fiesta, ignored the cookies by the register at Subway, and turned down the divine desserts at a girls' get-together last night (homemade Oreo ice cream, caramel brownies, peanute M&Ms, Sour Patch Kids...it was cruel). I've found that not eating treats at all is so much easier for me than eating treats in "moderation." So Ryan asked me today, "Are you going to continue this indefinitely?" My answer: No way! Bring on the brownies! Mostly, I just wanted to see if I could do it. And I hope now that I see I can, I will have a little more self-control and health-perspective when I'm faced with a dessert table.
2. My next big goal: Running a half marathon. I've been training, and I am signed up for a race on September 26th. I hope I can be in shape by then. I'm scheduled to run 8 miles this Saturday. I ran 7 miles last Saturday and somehow survived, so wish me luck.
3. School starts tomorrow. I will admit it, I am stressed beyond all reason. The beginning of the year is so weird for me because I don't know my students yet. What if they are wackos? Once I know them, I don't worry about controlling them, but right now, I feel sort of vulnerable standing in front of them and trying to teach. Who knows how they will react! I'm also not looking forward to 5:00 a.m. when the alarm rings.
Time for dinner...