Hokay, so really and truly, I have been trying to get my way back into the Zone. I've been having some successes, and some failures, but nothing quite like this. The mound of lollipops, chocolate hearts, kisses, packages sugar hearts... it's like a Zoners worst nightmare and it's all sitting right on top of my desk. It's no secret that teachers like sweets. I'm not going to lie, we use them as a coping mechanism. Parents stress you out? Have a brownie. Kids stress you out? Have a girl scout cookie that your kids have been shopping around to you. Hate your job immensely? Have a peanut butter cup. Boyfriend tick you off? Have some M&M's. We're copers. We do what we have to do to make sure we can get the job done, and very often we rely on sugar to ease that stress burden.
So, it's no wonder that the kids, who are waaaaaay more observant than most adults give them credit for, INSIST on loading us to the gills during holidays. Christmas and Valentine's Day being the worst. It's a zoners worst nightmare to sit next to this and not be able to eat it. I don't need any more help falling off the Zone. I'm doing a good enough job of that on my own. It's like the attack of the Valentine's Candy has struck and I'm powerless to do anything about it. And, since I was on for 4 days this week, I decided to do the smart thing and take a day off today. Ugh, just what I need. Chocolate and no exercise! :( Ah, well, at least tomorrow I'll be hitting the morning workout with the crew.