Monday, August 10, 2009

Working Again and Following a New Diet

Today I started work again. School districts have a state mandated English test for kids who speak a language other than English at home. Kids are tested in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. They take this test yearly until they pass it and can be in a "regular" class instead of an ESL class.

So today was my first day of testing these kids. The paperwork involved is enormous and the length of the test for little kids entering kindergarten is far too much. I had to stretch and jump around a couple of times with the little girl I was testing because her attention kept wandering and she was BORED!

Don't tell anybody, but even though Aidan speaks Thai with Golf at home, we are NOT going to let the school know that. Because that means he'll have to take this test every year. Bleh, no thank you.

Other news... I'm trying out this diet: Dr. Grott's No Flour, No Sugar Diet.

So far it's working quite well; I've lost two pounds in three days. Well, today's day #3, and I didn't weigh myself this morning.

My hairstylist told me about this. She had great success with it, because she also cut out dairy products. I don't think I could take out ALL that food, but sugar and flour, yes.

AND I had heard from several people who had had success with simply avoiding sugar!

I eat well by cooking at home with minimally processed foods and have reasonable portions. But I weigh too much and need to take off 17-20 pounds. Then I'll be at the weight I was when I was living in Thailand PRE marriage!

I'll keep you all posted on my progress.