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Saturday, October 27, 2012

I've been venting a lot here about the stress I'm going through with my job, Well, I am starting to feel better (and so are all of you, since you don't have to suffer through another "Wah! Poor me" blog) emoticon My co teacher's last day is Friday, and some other teachers and I are taking her to Pizza Hut (her choice) for lunch. AND, I received some very good news about my new co-teacher: she will be a friend of mine, and she is transferring to me from another classroom. YAY! We have very different personalities; she is very efficient and organized and a little hyper, while I am much more laid-back and spontaneous (and, unfortunately, I am chronically disorganized). I think that we will complement each other and balance each other out a bit. It may take a week or two for her to actually come to my class, since they are still hiring to fill her current position, so I am looking at a sub for a bit. That's not the greatest, but I can make the best of it.

I went back to tracking my food today. Lately, my eating is getting a little out of control and I can see myself slipping back into old, bad habits. I want to stop it now, rather than let it get totally out of control. I was thinking about motivation this morning, and wondering where mine has gone. Then I realized, motivation doesn't just "happen." I make my own motivation. When I make a choice to eat an apple instead of Fritos, I feel proud of myself and I am motivated to make another good choice. The more good choices I make, the more motivated I am to continue. I know this is not earth-shattering news for most of you, but I hadn't thought of it this way before. Just thinking about it motivated me to decide to track my food today. And guess what? I'm going to track my food tomorrow, too!

I can do this! I CAN DO IT! emoticon

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    Yes, you can do it!

    Glad that the new co-teacher situation should work out well.
    1907 days ago
    Yes, you can!!! I'm glad you had the light-bulb moment about making your own motivation. It will be a huge help to you the rest of the way!
    1907 days ago
    That great! I'm so happy you are getting someone who you can get along with. It should make the rest of the year so much better. Congratulations on things working out. I know the sub will be a pain but hopefully that is VERY short lived.

    Tomorrow is Day 1! You can do this. Let's get up and get going.
    1908 days ago
    This is a nice blog and sometimes I need to be reminded that motivation isn't something outside of me that happens; it's something we make ourselves too. Great that you're back tracking again! I know I HAVE to or I'm going over my calories again within a day or two of not doing it.
    What a nice surprise about your co-teacher! Sounds like you'll compliment each other perfectly!!

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    1908 days ago
    glad things are going great for you. keep that motivation going by making great choices I know you can do it. emoticon emoticon
    1908 days ago
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