Saturday, May 10, 2008

BL @ Work Revived - For a Limited Time Only!

I called the teacher in charge of the contest yesterday because I still hadn't received my refund. She told me that the majority of the other members decided to keep the program going until May 21st. That doesn't make any sense at all to me. Why risk $25 for 2 weeks? So, I'm stuck.

Bad News
I injured my knee last week and could barely walk on it, but it's nearly back to normal now. So I'm going to give it a shot for the next two weeks. It's going to be tough. I'm selling chocolate for my 6th grade daughter and her birthday was last week so there is still half of a huge cake left.

Positive News
I saw a friend from my last job on Thursday. She's lost nearly 30 pounds. She's on some program called Melaleuca. She eats a breakfast bar for breakfast, a meal replacement bar for lunch and has a normal dinner. She cut out snacking on junk food. She doesn't eat anything after 7pm. She's not even exercising because of her sciatic nerve. She said she was starving in the beginning and then her body finally adjusted. I forgot to ask her how long that took. It's going to be hard, but I'm going to attempt a version of this.

My Breakfast

  • Special K Bar
  • A piece of fruit

My Lunch

  • Sandwich
  • A baggie of chips or crackers
  • A baggies of carrots

My Snack

  • A piece of fruit
  • Yogurt

My Dinner

  • Whatever
  • Watch my portions
  • Don't come back for seconds

My Snack

  • Healthy Shake
  • or something sweet and healthy

I also just remembered that I proctored all last week. The students are taking the state standardized text. We are testing in the large gym, which is an indoor regulation sized basketball court. Each proctor is assigned to a row that is 20 students long and spans the width of the gym. One of the PE teachers was proctoring last week and she said that 8 times across is a mile. I'll have to clarify if that's across and back or just across. In either event I got a lot of exercise last week on my bum knee. We have to go across and back for each task listed below.

Tasks (across and back for each task)

  • pass out pencils
  • pass out answer sheets
  • pass out test booklets
  • check that they filled in their demographic info correctly
  • check that they write and bubble the correct test version number
  • check they are bubbling in the correct section
  • pass out good behavior tickets
  • collect pencils
  • collect answer sheets
  • collect test booklets
  • we also rove the aisles several times to answer questions, pass out tissue, replace pencils and pass out magazines to the students who finish early

That's all before lunch. Most days we test after lunch as well and we repeat the same process over again. So assuming that it's 8 times across and back. I get in a minimum of 2 miles before lunch and another 2 miles after lunch. That's awesome.

I found out yesterday that I'll be proctoring Monday - Thursday for the next 2 weeks. On Fridays I'll be in my office, which is upstairs and I'm sure I'll get plenty of stair work in.

1 comment:

Heather said...

Me again. Your meal plan looks good. I went to the doctor yesterday I found out that I have gained some weight. I have been eating poorly and not really excercising. That is awesome about getting a workout at work! It's like you are getting paid to exercise.

How did your daughters slumber party go? I remembered that you had planned it months ago. Did everything turn out ok? I hope she had a great Bday.