Sunday, June 30, 2013
I got to go to the pool again today. Saturday and Sunday the pool closes at 4 instead of at 9 so it is not as intense and I intentionally do a totally different workout on the weekends so that I don't overwork my muscles. I am finding that I REALLY feel so much better than I have been feeling - emotionally and psychologically - yes, because the added muscle and lower fat percentage, the leaner look, and THE BIG DEAL of not needing my insulin right now. But there is a NEW physical change as well that is NOT psychological but more energy, more flexibility, more strength, etc. This is really FUN.
At the pool today, the lifeguard was not one of my young cheerleaders but the school psychologist who is leaving the county around the end of July. He looked at me and got VERY serious, he told me that he plans to become a Special Education Director in his new county - he expects it to take between 5 and 7 years (this is REALISTIC because he used to teach students with special needs, he is a psychologist, AND he will now be an administrator as an assistant principal and that is the EXACT combination that makes an ideal special ed director) and is PROBABLY about the same time I will be forced to retire whether I want to or not. He told me he would hire me as a consultant and I could basically WRITE my own ticket. Whether he will ever be in that position, who knows, but that he thinks that much of me, really felt AWESOME. I find myself in a position where so many co-workers and even bosses tend to underestimate me - after all, why would a person my age and with my education ever CHOOSE to do the job I do? They tend to ASSUME that I am there because I am "stupid", "incapable of doing anything else" or any of a million other negative things. The fact that I am obese ALSO adds to the NEGATIVE image. People assume, old and fat = STUPID and LAZY. Anyhow, it REALLY felt good to get that compliment.
So, anyhow, Ed fixed last night that was a bit high on carbs. It was delicious though. He made cheeseburgers on whole wheat buns, hash browned potatoes, and corn on the cob - OBVIOUSLY more carb-laden than I would choose when I am going off the insulin. Last night after dinner my reading wasn't bad, but I was happy that this morning it was 123 - also not too bad.
Tonight we ate a really light meal for dinner - neither of us were hungry and so salads and fruit were all we really wanted. Things are going good.
May the angels hold you close to their hearts so you can be lulled into a restful sleep by the regular beat of their hearts. May the breezes that blow be the perfect temperature to calm your worries and release the stresses of your day. May you know that all of your cares and concerns will blow away gently on those same breezes. Know that you are safe, serene and well loved. Bless you and enjoy your marvelous Monday.