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Heat Wave

Monday, June 09, 2014

Yes, even in southern Germany, we can have heat waves! In fact, I haven't been outside today except to take out the trash. I've been working on a book translation and prepping meals for the extremely busy week ahead. It's 8 PM and it's still too hot for a walk, so I'll wait another half hour or so. According to my weather app, it got up to "felt" 98 today!

Folks, I'm almost afraid to say it, but my motivation is coming back. I've had some time off this past week and it's helped me to regain some focus on WHY I want to lose weight. Pentecost Monday - today - is a bank holiday here and I've had some time to get caught up on projects that have been niggling at me.

No major epiphany, just re-prioritizing going on. Two things that I think have helped, though: I booked my flight to the States for July 22 for a thirty-day stay. I guess that means I'm really going. AND, the weather making it clear that if I don't lose weight, I won't have anything to wear, because I am NOT buying any more clothes in the size I'm wearing now. That's it. I'm done.

Anyone read Seth Godin's blog? Today's was about two kinds of being busy. It really spoke to me. If the kind of busy you're in isn't working for you, you need to try the other! sethgodin.typepad.com/se

Okay, I'm taking the plunge - going in for a week full of long days of lessons with new students including kids-on-school-vacation-learni
ng-English! I'll see you when I come up for air!

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  • 68ANNE
    I love that last part.
    Take the plunge and I'll see on the other end
    1379 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    Glad your mind cleared of some of the stuff running around. WOOHOO! VACATION! Sounds lovely. I hope you have a wonderful time.

    1381 days ago
    Sometimes it really helps to sit back and think about things for a bit. I am glad you are feeling motivated. Time to kick this extra weight to the curb!
    1381 days ago
    We all need to get our motivation back for sure! It is not nearly as hot here but I am definitely having issues with motivation. Let me know how it works out for you!
    1381 days ago
  • 2BEHEALTHY2014
    We've been very fortunate so far this summer. We've had a few days in he 80's but it's been in the 70's lately.
    1381 days ago
    Pentecost Monday - now that's an interesting name for a holiday!
    As for the kids learning English during their vacation; are they eager or reluctant students? A few times while I was teaching, I opted to teach summer school and found that some of the kids were really motivated to learn, while others just watched the clock.
    1381 days ago
  • RURAL3
    We had 80 today. That's good enough for me. And its down to 60's tonight. Perfect for sleeping. Keep your heat. Move Move Move emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon on the motivation.
    1381 days ago
    I live in Kentucky and our weather has been cooler than usual this time
    of year.Good to hear you are getting motivated again,that is great.
    Hope you will have a great week. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1381 days ago
  • CIPHER1971
    Have a great week and I am glad you found your mojo.

    1381 days ago
    Stay Cool! It's been hot here, too, but yesterday and today have been downright chilly!
    1382 days ago
  • DLG0505
    Hi! Saw you stopped by by SparkPage the other day - which I am horrible at checking. So good to hear from you. I'm glad your motivation is coming back!

    Stay cool! My air conditioner motor went out last Thursday and fortunately it cooled off over the weekend or I'd be really grumpy right now.

    Have a great week!
    1382 days ago
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