The past few weeks have been a serious whirlwind. My book was published and I started a new job and last weekend I went out of town for the Shawshank Hustle and this weekend I’m going out of town as I’ll be spending all of next week in Florida (try not to be jelly). And, of course, there’s that whole promoting a book thing, like I did this past Monday with a book talk and signing.
|Thanks to my former classmate P. for attending and snapping this pic!|
Life is so freaking weird these days.
I had several past English teachers attend, which was fabulous, but all but one made me personalize their books to their first names which was the strangest thing ever. When I asked one in particular how I should sign it, she said, “C’mon, you are a grown-up now.” LOL
But, this Orlando trip (which will include HARRY POTTER WORLD OMG) is really the last big hurrah of the past six months. I wish I was kidding, but we have been planning this with BC’s family since Christmas and with everything going on this really feels like the finish line of a marathon.
My new job has me trying to adapt to a new schedule so that means needing to find a new time to weigh in at Weight Watchers. The past couple weeks I’d been going after work on Thursdays but I think I used that as excuse to get lazy and slopping Thursday evenings as I’d just tell myself I could start tracking Friday morning so I wasn’t seeing results I’d like, because I’d usually overeat after the meeting.
Luckily, the place I go is pretty close to work and they have open hours on Thursdays so yesterday I used my lunch hour to run on over there and weigh in and was delighted to find out I was down 2 lbs! Weighing in between breakfast and lunch really made me want to stay on track for the rest of the day and I’m particularly aware of it since I want to save as many of my Weekly Points for Florida. Even though I know we’ll be doing a bunch of walking at the theme parks, I don’t want to rely on those APs if I don’t have to.
I am so looking forward to this trip and see it as a chance to relax and unwind before settling into the second half of 2015 which should, hopefully, be far more calm than the first half.
Love from the ashes,