An interesting thing is occurring. Since I completed my thesis I have felt like a weight has been lifted off me. I have no stress. As I started thinking about it I realized that my weight gain started when I started teaching. To me that seems pretty normal, new job, major amount of stress, not surprising at all that I gained a little. But it really got out of hand after my student teaching and when I had that thesis hanging over my head. I think I was in a pretty constant state of stress because of that thesis. It was always, always, always in the back of my mind. And worried about doing it?? OMG! I didn't know how I was supposed to do it or anything. It was an incredibly stressful situation. And I lived like that for 2 years. No wonder I gained weight.
Since I completed it I noticed a couple of things. First, food has little power over me. I eat when I'm hungry. Don't over eat. Don't stress over food because it's not a problem anymore. I am doing things I like and enjoying it. I started refinishing a desk yesterday and I want to work on a mural for my computer room. I'm reading books!! I'm just general happier then I have been in a long time. I don't feel guilty if I decided to take a nap. It's pretty awesome. It's amazing how that can cause so much stress in my life and it's nice to feel happy again.
My list of things to do today is actually quite fun:
- Buy a new phone
- Register Bella for obedience class
- Work on desk
- Get some really good body wash
See? Isn't that a great list?? Definitely a day to look forward to. I'm off to enjoy my day.....Oh, I do have to start getting things ready for Monday :( It's time to go back to school. Already??? I feel like a kid at the end of summer....I don't want to go!!!!!