Sometime ago I decided that I wasn’t going to write about food or diet or nutrition or any related topics anymore because my lack of any major weight loss success has left me feeling unworthy to give advice to others. However, it suddenly occurred to me today that this blog isn’t about being successful enough to share a few tips and tricks for weight loss. It’s about caring enough to share whatever is happening in my life that might help you…and that should include my failures.
Yes, I’m still fat. I’ve lost twenty pounds this year, but that just isn’t enough.
Yes, I still have some bad habits. I simply cannot make myself eat lunch. Just can’t fit it into my class schedule in a way that benefits me or my students. So I have been drinking a Special K Protein Shake each day for the last two weeks. Then I try to control whatever snack I have at 3pm when school is over and I’m starving. Usually I have a cheese stick or almonds or peanut butter and crackers.
Yes, I must still be eating too much and exercising too little. It all boils down to that doesn’t it? So this week I am going to find out why Mrs. Maurer is so ----fat!! I’m going to write down every morsel I eat and do a little analyzing.
And I AM going to move more this week! When I was younger I used to wish I could get up at 4am so I could exercise before I went to work. Now I do get up at 4am and I sit down at this computer until 5:30! I have a treadmill. I have weights. I have a big yard. I just need to get out more and move more. Last night I worked in the yard for an hour and I felt so much better.
So that’s the bad…but let me tell you something wonderful that happened last week. I’ve been saving it for today. I had to buy sodas for the school carnival- twenty 2-liter bottles to be given away as prizes at our booth. I went to WalMart and started down the main aisle and suddenly realized, “I don’t know where they are.” I just stood there and thought for a moment. Then I had to resist the impulse to laugh out loud. It was exhilarating to think that it has not only been that long since I have purchased a bottle of soda, but I have given it so little thought that I didn’t even notice passing by that aisle. That, ladies and gentlemen, is real change.
That’s what I’m talking about.