Saturday, 14 July 2012

Hot Hot Hot and then some

It's so hot, I wish I was cool
Perhaps I should go for a dip in the pool
We must limit our current, for a week or two
The electricians in the city don't know what to do
To go  outside now, I must be a fool

How is that for a limerick for you on this "Warm" Saturday morning. The last few days have been sweltering hot and it looks like that will continue for the next few days. The good news is that from Wednesday I am flying to Winter so I will be cool. The bad news is that I am not sure that this world has seen the end of extreme heat. What will we do when the air-conditioners can't cool.
Well gladly this is not the topic of my blog and I return to healthy eating issues. I had my monthly checkup and I have lost 62% of my excess weight. (Ha didn't know I had excess weight). Anyway I have lost around 24kg. (53 pounds)  Can't find them anywhere. And happily so. The dietician was very pleased with me. The menu stays the same, with little additions here and there.
Excited for my trip to South Africa. I am not sure what kind of Internet I will have there if at all. So bear with me of I only update in a week or two.
Looking forward to cooler weather and as for now...a dip in the pool.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

A funny thing happened

I was out with my staff the other night and one of the husbands of a teacher that I have been working with for years didn't recognize me. He thought I was a younger teacher's husband. Ha that was a very nice compliment. The last few days have been hard to keep a routine with the food and the heat has not been easy on me. I need to drink at least two litres a day and some days it just is near to impossible to reach that limit. If I was asked what is a negative of this operation I would clearly say that I can't take a glass of water and gulp it down. That is probably not healthy to do so anyway, but still, I miss it and to drink two liters in small sips is very difficult. My son is away at a camp this week so we went to visit him today and he is doing very well. So I am as I wore his pants today to visit him. Not to show off, but more to wear some pants that didn't fall off me. I am going on Tuesday to the dietician to get updates and weighed. Will keep you posted?
Remember the gulping days?

Maybe it's better that I don't remember those days. Sip glorious sip

Sunday, 1 July 2012

It's official...I've been promoted

Today I was called to the Ministry of Education as I applied for a promotion. The school's inspector and principal called me in to interview me. To cut a long story short, I have been appointed as the Vice Principal of the best primary school in the whole world. The school that has been my home for the last twenty years. I am honored to serve the staff and principal as the her vice.
I love it when a plan comes together.

And of course, thank you to all the people that continue to shower me with praises and encouragement. It all helps, believe you me.
So I am very proud of myself. I do not mean to blow my own trumpet but I can be proud of me.