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Deep Breaths

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Today was the last day of school.

It's not as exciting when you're a teacher, but it's still pretty great. Given my more recent emotional state, I feel like today was a good day all around and worth a recap since I've been so whiny here on SP.

1.) It was my weigh day, which was steady - I didn't gain or lose. I wholly expected it having lost 7 lbs in the past two weeks, so it's nice to know I'm still doing things well. Then I put on a two years old pair of jeans (size 14) that are now big enough that I can put them on without using the fly. I know I was too big for a size 16 when I started this, so I've lost at least 2 pants sizes!

2.) I've been craving pizza a lot lately, so I planned my day around enjoying two slices for dinner. It worked beautifully. I'm full, satisfied, and well within my calorie range. I even remember to take the "gluten cutter" to aid in the not-so-friendly parts of digestion.

3.) Since it was the last day of school I put in 90 minutes at the gym this afternoon. 55 minutes sweating out interval work on the elliptical and another 35 strength training. I felt super good and positive, even on my way out of the gym. I love those days.

4.) The last day of school also requires a lot of clean up - packing things away, storing boxes, dusting, etc... Today I conquered lifting things people were shocked to see me do. In fact someone said they'd call the janitor and I took care of it instead. The best was when I needed to put a box of books on a top shelf, which usually is not easy for me, but was a piece of cake because I have been doing shoulder presses. I'm really beginning to appreciate what ST is doing for me.

Now that school is over I have a completely different job that moves really fast, but is less hours. As a result I am aiming to diversify my food and cooking skills as well as try an exercise class. I'd like to at least try a spin class and now that I have a more flexible schedule it should be attainable.

Oh, I also plan on getting an awesome tan... emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
VERONICAVW_140 6/27/2013 1:50PM

    What a wonderful list of accomplishments!!! Kudos on working your way out of those 14's. It sounds like you got a really good workout in at the gym too. And way to go for the heavy lifting. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    WoW !!
It sure is great to hear about someone's GOOD NEWS!
YOU are going to have one superb summer.
Keep up the good work and the GREAT attitude.
Attitude is everything. Isn't it?

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DJ4HEALTH 6/26/2013 11:04PM

    That is great and hope you find the gym that you like

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