Today was a GREAT day!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
A new school year began today. We had teacher inservice in the morning and then Open House for parents and students this evening.
I got up early and weighed myself. The scale read 144.0 for the first time! It was a miracle weigh-in because I had set a mini-goal to lose 30 pounds before school started and 144 is exactly 30 pounds less than what I started out with back in March.
I went to the track to complete Week 2 Day 3 of the Couch to 5K and then went home to clean up before going to school. I wore my new make-up and brand new clothes. My co-workers all had such complimentary things to say to me. A lot of people hadn't seen me since school got out in May and I've lost 20 pounds since then, so they were really impressed and said so! It was sooo nice to hear. I couldn't stop smiling.
This afternoon I went to a new hairstylist, wanting a change, but thinking I would probably get the same old style. She suggested a new cut and I said okay, thinking I would hate it. But . . . I loved it. She cut it into layers and then straightened it. I'll never be able to duplicate what she did, but it looked WONDERFUL for Open House tonight.
I wore a brand new skirt and high heels for Open House, and with my new hairstyle, I had even more people telling me how nice I looked. I just feel so happy and satisfied that all the effort that I've put out this summer has paid off. If I could bottle this feeling, I know that I would never gain the weight back, because any time I was feeling less than motivated, I could open the bottle and remember how good it felt to be marveled over and complimented.