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The Glass IS half full (well, today, I think so).


Monday, March 25, 2013

Well, tomorrow I get to find out if the scale has moved. After reading the blogs of some other Spark People, I realized in little over two months, I've lost about 5 times LESS than many of them. I think, at some level, I've known this. And I've been more than a little bit down.

Today, I was blessed by a natural event that, hopefully, has hit the reset button on my natural propensity to get worn out by everything and then get depressed. Luckily, I live in Indiana and we got "hit" by the early Spring snow. We only got 7 inches, but we'll be paying back this snow day in June. Such is the life of a teacher or at least this teacher.

Even though I couldn't swim (the high school pool was closed), I used today to exercise at home, worth an hour and fifteen minutes. I walked with my dog. I cleaned house. I reflected and breathed. I did the "cardio blast" workout. I planned more on lessons (and this really helped -- creating something always does!!).

I recognize today that I choose to focus on the positive. Whether the scale moves tomorrow or not is beside the point, even when it is somewhat embarassing -- maybe just hurts my pride a bit. After all, I DO have an auto immune disease. But thanks to Spark, I'm leaner and stronger, I've lost some inches. I feel better more often than not. I know that the glass is STILL half full, even when, in a panic, I think "half empty". I choose my happiness.

It may take me a lot longer than I want, but I can do this. I have before, I can do it again. Yeah, that glass IS half full!

Thanks so much for listening to me today. I sure wish you all the best on your weight loss journey! In the meantime, remember "ten mucho cuidado" means "take good care"!
All the best! sincerely,
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
A_BIT_AT_A_TIME 3/27/2013 4:32PM

    You have a great attitude - and losing inches is awesome! Well done!

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TWNOMWE 3/27/2013 4:29PM

    emoticon positive attitude is a great motivator emoticon

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MEXGAL1 3/26/2013 10:29AM

    good to look at the positive.
Everyone loses weight at different rates so don't beat yourself up over it. Think about the good foods you are eating and how well you are fueling your body. When you get my age, health is most important....focus on good health and the rest will fall into place.
Have a terrific day.

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ANGGEL40 3/25/2013 9:53PM

    You are doing great emoticon

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LAURELSPARK 3/25/2013 8:39PM

    Congrats on being leaner and stronger..............that's a very important part of good health.

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LOOKINGUP2012 3/25/2013 7:38PM

    Way to Go! You are you and it seems like you are moving in the right direction. Glad you had a day to yourself. I shoveled a lot today. Extra minutes for me.

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NWCOUNTRYDANCER 3/25/2013 7:04PM

    Good for you. I need to get back to exercising myself. Wish spring would arrive and stay!

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