Friday, October 29, 2010

How to Lose 4 Pounds in 4 Days

Reduce stress!

On day one I made decisions about whether to continue homeschooling or whether to use school. Both kids are thrilled with the decisions made by my husband and I.

On day two I notified homeschool co-op C organizer that if the schedule remains as is we will not continue as there are only 60, 90, or 120 hours of instruction spread over a 7.5 hour day.

I also visited the Barnes & Noble store to glance at the various books for standardized test prep. That's a relief to know so many materials are available to help my kids. I bought a bunch for my kids to use now to give them practice for standardized testing that we will begin doing this year. I also bought a Kaplan SAT Subject Test Physics book which will be good for supplementing with the above grade level physics book my eighth grader is using.

On day three I notified homeschool co-op B that we'd not enroll into the next session due to my kid's discontent with classes not being rigorous enough ("boring" and "babyish") and the age mix is not balanced in their favor.

On day four I realized that we are too busy at that time of day for my son to continue doing crew. To get that off the schedule when the fall session ends next week will feel great for everyone.

So that's how I lost four pounds. I hadn't thought that stress was the cause of my body gaining three pounds in January and holding onto it despite adding exercise and reducing calorie and fat intake.

I feel lighter now with both stress and in body too. It's great!

1 comment:

Love 2B Homeschoolers said...

Yay! I'm so glad it's feeling right for *all* of you.