One Day at a Time
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
It's Wednesday, the third day of a new binge-free streak, and I'm feeling pretty good. I had a good weigh-in today: 151.2 pounds. I celebrated that I am down five pounds since January -- five solid pounds, too, not water weight or "I starved myself to get here" pounds. These are five well-earned pounds. I'm looking forward to saying goodbye to the 150s (again -- and hopefully forever) sometime in the next week. For now, it's simply one day at a time.
Life is good. My kids are doing well in school, reading at home, and enjoying their sports and activities. My husband has calmed down his political rants and is also far happier now that a stress at work is gone. As for me, I'm also feeling more calm and in control. My National Board submissions are looking good, and I've just been given the role of department head for my English crew. (This may sound like it's adding stress, but in reality it's alleviating it; the current head has a leadership style that doesn't mesh well my own.) I've been tracking nutrition and getting in exercise (including strength training since I read that muscle mass deteriorates even faster after 40!)
I'm feeling zen right now. It's a good feeling.
Plan for tonight:
3:45 Arrive home. Put turkey meatloaf in oven. Start mashed potatoes. Start laundry.
5:00 Early dinner. Take dog for a walk/jog. Strength training? Brush teeth.
6:30 Parent meeting for dance.
8:00 Home. Get homework done with kids. Finish laundry. Teeth whitening strips.
9:00 Snack: soy milk and vanilla hot cocoa