I haven't had much time this week to work on the blog. This half of the school year is slammed with IEP meetings, paperwork, and staff meetings. The cold weather hasn't helped the situation (canceling and rescheduling meetings are the stuff of nightmares). So tonight's post is more of a journal entry....
I've started using MyFitnessPal to help with my diet. It's a really nice and FREE calorie tracker. You can enter everything that you eat for the day and how much exercise you did. In the past, I've never really paid all that much attention to counting calories. I just stopped eating potatoes and walked. It took about a year and I lost 40 pounds. However, I was in college where I had to walk around campus quite a bit. I don't have the benefit of going up and down three flights of stairs multiple times a day anymore. The calorie tracker forces me to think harder about what I'm eating. I've restricted myself to half a can of soda a day (when I drink it) and am cutting back on potatoes again.
We finally finished our 9th grade hearing screenings this week so I missed a day of therapy. I'm very happy that hearing screenings are finally over. Plus, I got to see the other SLPs again. We typically see each other once a month unless we are trading assessment materials. I think the loneliness sometimes gets to me as much as I do enjoy the staff at my school. There's just no one else who really understands what I do even though the EC staff has gotten to see me in action this year.
Anyways, I hope all of you have a great weekend. I plan on trying to get a little Medicaid billing done so I can focus on evaluations and IEPs next week.