Tuesday, May 22, 2012
My principal asked me today if I had lost weight. Boom, my head exploded with any number of responses. "Um, I don't know what you're talking about." "Who me?" "I'm sorry, I'll come talk to you later."
I'm a very public person in my career, I am a high school teacher after all. I stand in front of teenagers day in and day out, with my life under a microscope. "Why'd you wear that today, Mrs. Kaighn?" "Are you friends with Mr. G?" "What do you think about..." It's a never ending stream of public confession. But to friends, collegues and family, I am far more private. I haven't really told anyone at work that I'm working on my health. I've caught a few people looking over my shoulder as I log calories, water and fitness onto my Sparkpeople trackers, but no one has really asked me straight out before. That was, until today. And this is my principal, for pete's sake!
"Yea, actually, I've lost 16lbs."
Whoa, that came out of my mouth? I can't believe it. I was in such a state of shock I bearly listened to the congratulations from my boss. Its been a short and successful journey so far, and I know the road will soon get rougher, but I have a lot to be proud of. And I guess by my reponse, I am proud of myself.