Redirecting My Perspective

Friday, August 30, 2013

So I still lost this week even though I only made it to the gym twice...and one of those times was only for fifteen minutes! I am glad I made it to the gym though because it helped battle some of my extreme mental fatigue from all of the brain work I've had to do to try to get on track with everything in the new school year.

It is a LOT of work, but I do love teaching. I have a great time with the kids when I have a well-planned lesson in front of me. It's just a lot of extra stuff that makes it hard to keep up. I just need to find that balance...as always - life's greatest challenge.

Even though I continue to lose, I've been in one of those funks with my body image. I wish to see something different when I look in the mirror. Even though my old work clothes fit better, I just see how round I am in the middle. I want that waist so bad!

But I like to remind myself of what I am doing to help address problems to give myself hope. Research says that standing a lot helps you have a slimmer waist, and I am on my feet all day now. Sixth graders do not let you sit! Also, I am continuing to reduce sugar and wheat. I did eat pizza and chocolate last night, but I had done well all week, so I think that's okay. I also didn't do it in the hour as I planned for any of my cheats, but I didn't make a day out of it either.

So I need to stay positive, notice the small changes, and remember that this is just month three of a year long transformation. I am only a quarter of the way there with the weight loss efforts. And it is only the beginning of finally overcoming food addiction. Results don't happen overnight.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!
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