Hey all. So today was interesting to say the least. This morning one of the students at my school collapsed, unconscious and had to be taken away by ambulance. The admin wisely had us hold the kids in our classrooms as this happened just before recess. We sat in 'lockdown' 20 minutes or so, and the paramedics were able to take the boy away without 1000 kids milling around. Of course speculation abounded. The kids had the info sent around the school in about 10 seconds flat, I might add. Cell phones. Curse them. The staff then got together to hear what the situation was. We had to be very mindful of the boy's friends, who may be upset, and any other student who witnessed his collapse, or just found the whole thing upsetting. We also had to make sure to quell the rumours floating around. I was really impressed with how the staff and admin handled everything. They had the ambulance there very quickly and they evacuated that classroom immediately so there wasn't a crowd of kids watching everything. There were a few students through the day who seemed hard hit. It was really tough not knowing very much about how he was doing. Eventually we got word that he was 'responding', so that was good news. I had a discussion about it with my gr. 10 class since most of them knew the student. They were quiet and thoughtful throughout our talk. I was so impressed with them...such a great group of kids. It's so scary to have a student have a medical crisis in school. We are responsible for the health and safety of every single one of those 1000 kids, and many of them have chronic health issues, severe allergies, etc. I hope I never have to see a child collapse in my room!
Anyway, stressful day today, that's for sure.
I am taking a day of rest today. I noticed that my legs were really sore yesterday, and my back muscles were acting up a bit. I have to remember to let my body rest here!
So my weigh-in yesterday was exactly what I expected. My body can't be original, refreshing or new. Nope. Threw that 180 back at me once again. I just hope this isn't the beginning of another plateau from hell! If it is, I guess I will just have to put my big girl panties on and get through it.
I wonder if I can meet my goal by Christmas. Hmmm. I am not really worried about the feasting around that time. I think that I have eating down pretty well...portion control, healthier choices. If I don't deprive myself of everything, and let myself taste bits of things, I won't feel deprived. Which reminds me, I have been SO happy with my lack of craving for my nemesis, the baked goods. It used to be something I would just stew over....think about...want....and then finally cave. I'd go bake a cake and eat half. I can't count how many times I burned my mouth on gooey, cakey goodness because I was too impatient to let it cool off. Must stuff in face NOWWWW! Or better yet cookies, 'cause, well, the batter! I haven't had that craving in a lonnng time. Fo shizzle.
I'm keeping on here, folks. Here's hoping for a better tomorrow.