I've really been enjoying my new job. I've been there almost three full weeks. Things are going so well. It's still sinking in that this is my new life. The stress is finally starting to dissipate. I haven't been exercising, but I have been cook... Read more
WONDERFUL first day!
I had a wonderful first day at my new elementary school today. Everything about it was all I've hoped for and more. At one point today, I took a bathroom break, and I just stood there for a second, looking at myself in the mirror. I just couldn'... Read more
New month, new job, new opportunities for change.
Tomorrow I start my new job. I'm surprisingly not really nervous about it. I'm looking forward to this change for a number of reasons. I think by leaving my other job I've eliminated an enormous source of stress from my life, and by accepting th... Read more
A new chapter in life.
Yesterday I went out and spent the morning buying myself LOTS of new clothes for my new job. I bought all kinds of things to wear; even a new pair of shoes. Yesterday and today I did all my laundry, and this evening I reorganized my closet, made... Read more
Lots of BIG changes...
It's been a while since I last wrote. I've had a lot going on in my life. Mainly a lot of stress. Mainly from my job. Two weeks ago today, I was given some frustrating news that I was going to be in charge of yet another classroom, I was yelled ... Read more
Starting over again. Again.
I have 100 pounds to lose. I don't think I can do it. My head isn't in a very good place right now and I am not feeling at all confident. I will try. I will go through the motions. But I just really doubt whether... Read more
What an AWFUL week!
Last week was absolutely awful. Seriously, it was the worst week I've had in a very, very long time. I felt really crappy on Monday, and I had to deal with nasty people and bratty kids all day at work. Then my stomach started acting up Monday af... Read more
A yucky, sucky Monday.
I'm working the summer day program at my school. I'm a floater for the summer, and I give breaks to all the teachers. Some of them are such buttheads about their dang breaks! It makes me so mad.
Also, when I woke up this morning, I felt re... Read more
Last week when I got on the scale, I hadn't lost anything. I was so bummed, but didn't let it derail me. I kept pushing and ate well and worked out for the following week. I just got on the scale a few minutes ago, and I'm down 6.8 pounds! YAY! ... Read more
Organizing and getting rid of excess.
I've spent all weekend reorganizing my kitchen. I have been feeling frustrated with my space lately, and I've wanted to make it cleaner and more organized and efficient. So I started with my kitchen. I knew I had to make room for that new Ninja ... Read more
Friday night and a drastic shift in emotions.
I was so stressed when I left work this afternoon that I swear I could've hit someone. I've dealt with a thousand smart-mouthed little brats all week long and this afternoon was just DRAGGING so slowly. I was just so incredibly stressed. I'm alw... Read more
FATNESS......and being soooo incredibly aware of it.
Within just the past few days, I've become so keenly, intensely, glaringly aware of how fat I really am.
I've known for a while now that none of my clothes fit. I've also known what the number on the scale says. But it's almost like I stil... Read more
Mixed emotions and wake-up calls.
So last week I started paying more attention to what I ate. I was eating much more fruits and veggies. Husband and I went out on double date with his sister and her husband on Thursday, and I had two slices of pizza, but the only toppings I aske... Read more
The freedom of letting go.
Several days ago, I realized that there were multiple things holding me back. I suppose the true realization was that everything holding me back was no longer a present issue in my life. For instance, past traumas, regrets, things I hadn't yet f... Read more
Did what I could do TODAY.
First of all, my SparkPeople commenters continue to amaze me with their unwavering support and positive encouragement. I would like to personally thank each one of you who have commented over the past couple of days. You guys make me feel like I... Read more
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