17 March 2022

A brain dump

 I don't really have too much to write about today, so I'm going to do a bit of a brain dump. Let's go....

It is Thursday!!! This first week back from spring break has gone fast. Please let's hope all the rest of them go this fast too. 

It's been a pretty good week. We got a lot accomplished in my classes, so that was good. Still a lot more to cover but we'll keep plugging along. 

Graduation season is starting. I'm in charge of it with another teacher. That will be fun, it always is. 

I didn't work out yesterday. Decided wisely to take a day off and rest. I really, really like the Supernatural workouts and can easily see myself overdoing it. So yesterday I got home late and decided to take the day off. Today though, I'm back!

I've started weighing myself every morning. I used to do this years ago when I was in WW. Then I started listening to someone else who said to throw your scale away. That is good advice if you let your scale have any sort of power over you. For me, knowledge is power. I weigh myself every day and I can see the normal fluctuations and then the number on the scale begins to lose it's power over me. For example, Monday I was 217, Tuesday 216 (I will admit that made me smile a little but it did not alter my thoughts or feelings about myself at all), Wednesday I was 218. Now I know logically that there are 3500 calories in a pound. In order to truly gain 2 pounds overnight, I would have had to eat 7,000 calories. That would mean I had to eat a whole lot of food. I didn't. So I knew that 218 wasn't real. Knowing that, I didn't stress over it. For me that is what weighing myself every day does, helps me keep a healthy perspective on the number on the scale. So I've begun doing that and yes, I was 218 yesterday and back to 216 this morning. If that was real, I would have had to burn 7,000 calories yesterday. I didn't. This really helps me keep the number on the scale in perspective. I know for some people it drives them crazy and makes them do stupid things, but I don't think that's the case for me. 

I'm also working to get more movement and activity in my day. Just moving more, not sitting so much. Every little bit helps. 

Okay, the tree has grown, I'm off to finish out the week of work. 

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