So, I woke up yesterday and every teacher’s dream came true- it was a snow day!! OMG!!! I was as excited as my second graders and then the excitement faded. Why was I happy? I was going to be home all day in a house full of food, snacks, chocolate ( in the freezer) and other temptations. What was I thinking? How was I going to make it through the day? Snow days to me always meant baking chocolate chip cookies, cooking a fattening dinner and lots of hot cocoa. A day without those things? What was one to do? I planned the day. I made my strategies and I stuck to them. Breakfast, check. Exercise, check. Do some cleaning, check. Watch a movie, check. Make a yummy dinner, check. Play online, check. Catch up on phone calls, check. Eat a healthy lunch, check. Stay out of the kitchen, check. Take a nap, check. And before I knew it, it was time for bed and I had survived the day!! A whole day off, a wonderful day, a stupendous day and not once did I feel the urge to cheat!! Miracles do come true!
And today, what made today great?? I was walking down the hall and two coworkers stopped me and asked if I was losing weight!! My first compliments!! Yes, I screamed. Yes, yes, I am!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I think they thought I was nuts!! Those compliments felt better than any food tastes!!! I will remember that when I’m faced with another temptation! I can, also, finally say that I am exercising and loving it!! (Okay, not loving it, but getting up at 5:30 A.M. and doing it!) And that is all for today from a thinner Judy!!!!!