Man! This term is going to be difficult, but definitely not impossible. I still have yet to receive three of my text books in the mail, which I admit makes me quite nervous. I don't like falling behind. Thankfully, for the one class I was particularly worried about-Intro to social data analysis, I have the book, and so far have a general understanding of the terms and concepts.
Tomorrow, my sister is going to pick me up and we're going to hang out. Part of our hanging out is going to be going to her gym, where guests can attend for free, and we're going to take a zumba class. I've never done zumba, so I'm really excited. I love dance, and I love "shakin' it"-just not necessarily by myself. We're also going to lift some weights. I'm actually really excited for that too because I've been wanting to lift free weights, but I don't have anyone to spot me when I go the gym at school, as my fiance doesn't go with me. Eventually, I'm just going to have to make some friends aren't I?
I guess when she and my other sister signed up, they told the personal trainer about my weight loss journey, and how I had so far lost some weight. She said that she wanted to meet me sometime, and so when I go tomorrow, I think that's what's going to happen because my sister asked me to bring some photos. I'm actually looking forward to that too. I like sharing my story not only because it keeps me in check, reminding myself that other people know about this, but it also lets me know that I can be an inspiration to others by example.
Today I was waiting in line at a local restaurant, and this guy whom I recognized from my sociology classes came up to me and said "Oh hey, you're like in all of my sociology classes!" and then he introduced himself, shook my hand, and we talked for a brief moment....I have a feeling had Adam been with me, he probably wouldn't have done that....I also don't think he realizes that Adam is also in all of those same classes with us...and that he's my fiance of 5 years
....oh well, I was still flattered. He wasn't a bad looking guy either. I credit the fact that I've been working out, and actually paying attention to my appearance. Maybe the confidence shows...
On another note, I spoke with a girl who had been in my Spanish class last term, and she said that I looked like I lost some weight over the break. I thanked her and told her I had. It seriously just made my day! She's also trying to lose weight.
What kinda makes this 'awesome' sundae even more awesome, is that yesterday when I was visiting my parents in Keizer, I saw my former co-worker at the bus stop, and she said that I looked like I lost weight too. I didn't realize it, but last summer when I was working, I was about 20 pounds heavier than I am now. Basically, I'm just really happy because not only am I 12 pounds away from losing 100 pounds, the results aren't just in my head.
One thing though...yesterday, I allowed myself to go over my calorie range. I went over by more than my fair share, but it didn't reach 4000, so that's good! Hahaha. I do understand that it didn't undo everything that I've been working for. It doesn't take away my determination, and it certainly doesn't suddenly make this impossible. One thing it did though is make me remember what happens when I eat foods that are too heavy, and when I eat them too late at night! Man I had such a terrible stomach ache followed by gas and bloating! oi! I'm NOT doing that for at least another month.
Overall, I feel great. I also found something else out-Adam was talking to the head of the sociology department, and he happened to say that we are two of his best students, and so long as we keep our grades up, he'll be willing to write a letter of recommendation to any university we want. Adam brought up the fact that I felt (and I did) that the only reason why I was known was because I was somehow in Adam's shadow. He told him that that's absolutely not the case, and that I'm a great writer all of my own. It seriously made me so happy to hear that! I guess I do have the low self esteem issues, and for the longest time, I felt that the only reason why he even knew my name was because Adam's a good student and I just happen to be with him....I guess now that I've written that explanation out, it sounds ridiculous. Especially considering I've earned nothing but A's from that very teacher. I know that I'll go places as long as I keep my grades up.
This was one of the best first weeks I've had since attending here. I hope that the remaining 10 weeks go just as well