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Reality Check

Saturday, November 07, 2015

So last year I was at my goal weight and was in the maintenance phase before school started. I started off the new school year and was maintaining my goal weight. Then the holiday season started creeping up and I felt like I was slipping. I caught myself and then I slipped again. I started staying late at school and missing a day or two or three at the gym. I promised myself that I would make it up by going home to do insanity. I got home and I started doing more school work (grading and planning) then I went to bed.

I noticed that my eating habit started to change. I would be so busy during the day at school that I would forget to eat lunch. I had my healthy snack that I would snack on but when I had grade meetings during the day in my coworkers' classroom he had a HUGE treasure box filled with all kind of (unhealthy) snacks and everyone would dive into the treasure box so I joined them knowing that I shouldn't eat it.

We had a potluck for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Each grade had their own individual potluck and each teacher had to bring something. It was food galore and everything was great and of course I decided to have a little bit of everything and I did not stick to the healthy choice. I felt the pounds packing on. I starting compromising with myself and say "I'll work it off". I then got sick and couldn't work out...here comes more pounds just adding on.

So I went to the doctor last month and I had to do the normal routine. Nurse weighed me, took my temperature and the whole nine. I was embarrassed when I saw my weight. I gained 48 pounds in one year. I was so embarrassed and I wanted to cry emoticon . I knew that I gained weight but I didn't know that it was that bad. I honestly thought it was no more than 20 pounds. But 48 pounds! I still can't believe it to this very day.

This is my wake up call. It's time to get up, stop feeling sorry for myself and work. Get back out there and continue to push and work harder than I have ever worked...no excuses! emoticon
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