Archive for May 4, 2007

The last few days have been a real emotional roller coaster.  After being told for the last six months or so to expect year round schools (and budgeting our money accordingly) we found out that a local superior court judge had ruled against the local school board.  This meant that my wife would not receive a dime in pay over the summer- and since we didn’t save because we had no reason to expect her to be unemployed over summer, in short, we were screwed. 

Luckily, today, the school board came out and announced that they would be going ahead with year round schools on a voluntary basis– not mandatory.  I breathed a sigh of relief.  However, I can’t get too happy yet.  The same parents who brought the original case against mandatory year round schools are threatening to sue again. 

We are just praying this job situation with the schools can find some kind of stability.  Please keep us in your prayers. 

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It is a wonderful new feeling I have discovered lately.  After three months of faith in God and hard work, this transformation has picked up amazing steam.  Everyday I wake up my weight loss has set a new personal best- at least over the last seven years.  Today, I woke up weighing 177.8lbs.  177!  I had pictured those kind of numbers on the scale when I first started losing weight, but part of me didn’t really believe I could do that.

Here comes the most amazing part though.  I haven’t run in over a week.  My workouts aren’t as intense as they once were.  I am still lifting three days a week and working abs two days a week.  Yet, I am shedding pounds with amazing celerity. 

I think that something about all that fat on my waist had been a vicious cycle.  That fat messed up my bodies natural ability to keep itself in check, and with much of it done, my own body is picking up the pace, my metabolism is speeding up, and while I slow down a bit my body picks up the pace.  This is truly amazing.