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Thanks to You I Am Still on the Band Wagon

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

It is the end of the school year and things are in hurricane mode. Today is the last day for Seniors to present their culminating projects, graduation luncheon-rehearsal-ceremonies are Friday (which all happen after I teach from 7:45 until noon), and Prom is on Saturday night (which I am helping chaperone). Between meetings, problem-solving for individual students, and closing out IEP paperwork for the year on my students who are graduating, this chick is TOAST!

Through all this I have managed to keep my head about me because of all my wonderful friends on SparkPeople (my virtual "family") and my YMCA/Trainer family. You have buoyed me when I was down and feeling overwhelmed, encouraged me when I want to give up, and been the shoe in my rectum when no other method would suffice.

While my numbers haven't changed in about 6 months, my body has in more ways than I can address:

* Thanks for pointing out the NSVs and reminding me that they are (and I am) more important than a number on a scale!
* Thanks for pointing out that I am more fit than I have ever been in my life!
* Thanks for showing me the muscle definition in my back when I was in my baggy bathing suit and didn't know there was progress going on on my body where I couldn't see.
* Thanks for letting me cry on your shoulder when I didn't make it all the way through my AMRAP because I was too tired but still had a PR on my box jumps.

There are no words to express how much I value each and every one of you and the SP website for all you are in my life!
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    busy, busy, busy

    1301 days ago
    Crossfit? Wow. I aspire to do what you're doing Right Now. Keep writing! Take more pictures. They are more forgiving that you would be, and that way you can compare them. If it makes you more comfortable, take them from the neck down. You will see progress. Those non scale victories are so important, and we don't give them the weight they deserve. If you're doing crossfit, you probably need most of the weight on your frame! It's muscle!
    1334 days ago
    I just ran across your blog and Sparkpage. You are incredible! Not only is your weight loss an outrageous achievement, I am blown away with the fact that you have been doing Crossfit! Do I have that right? The box jumps and reference to AMRAP, that is Crossfit, right?
    I am 56 and trying to lose 30-40 pounds. I was thinking I was too old to get back to some of my former exercise interests. But, look at YOU! You are indeed an inspiration to me.
    Keep it up! I'm looking forward to watching your continued progress.
    1340 days ago
    You write from the heart. Continued success on your journey!
    1362 days ago
    Don't know what I would do without SP. It is definitely a lifeline for me, in more ways than one.
    1388 days ago
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