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Day 3: Happy

Monday, June 16, 2014

I'm happy to report that I stuck with my goals yesterday!

I ran 3 miles. It was windy and humid, and so my pace was slower. I listen to RunKeeper updates while I run, so I knew my pace was slower than it felt. I tried to push a little harder, but somehow couldn't get much faster. I'm not used to running outside, in heat, so I'm assuming that's what was slowing me down.

By the end of the day I was at 1506 calories! I was so excited about that, because I didn't feel deprived or hungry. Then my husband and son got home from being gone all day, and he made a late supper. Hamburgers. I'm not a big meat eater. He's been experimenting with adding all kinds of flavor to hamburgers lately -- really spicing them up. And boy, did they smell good! So when my son offered me the last few bites of his burger (he was full), I didn't resist. Yum! And that put me over in calories by 20 again. Oh well.

My weight is down 2.5 from the high a few days ago. Thank God. I never ever ever wanted to see 130 again. Jee I guess I have to actually DO something about that other than want it. Eat right. Exercise. Yup yup yup.

The other "news" I should probably just get out of my system is that I have a thing coming up at work that I am absolutely dreading. Let's be honest. When the opportunity came up to teach an online class, I said yes, despite the fact that I have never done anything like this and I have a massive performance anxiety issues. I thought, "This will be good for me!" etc... And it will... if it goes well :) I have 2 more days to practice and prepare.

Any advice or encouragement about overcoming fears and faking confidence would be much appreciated!!
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    You'll do emoticon and emoticon on emoticon
    1401 days ago
    I've done a lot of teaching for work. And over the years I've become very comfortable speaking before an audience of people I know. A few years ago, I was asked to speak at a national conference. I was scared to death. These would all be strangers and some of them might know more about the topic than I did. What I learned was 1) Be prepared. If you know your topic you'll be fine and will be able to handle any question forwarded to you. 2) Do not overprepare! You don't want to come off wooden as though you memorized everything you wanted to say verbatim. 3) Noone throws objects at the speakers. I've attended a lot of regional and national conferences and never saw a single tomato thrown at a speaker. 4) Be yourself! Pretend like you're talking to one person instead of 10, 20, 100, whatever.

    Good luck with your lecture!! emoticon
    1402 days ago
  • JACKIE542
    Hot weather always makes me slow, but I am slow, so the fact that you are out there is a big plus. Good job on just eating a few bites of that burger, my son makes some really great ones too.
    I think you will do well on your online class, I use to worry too, but it sure sounds like you are prepared, so don't worry, be happy. emoticon
    1402 days ago
    I'm a big fan of fake it until you make it. You know your stuff...there is nothing to worry about.
    1402 days ago
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