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,