Day One Hundred Ninety-Five…

I worked with teachers and students all day and it was amazing.  We practiced conferring with Kindergarteners, First Graders, Second Graders, and Third Graders. All of my colleagues were very generous they participated and seemed to be genuinely engaged. Now that the day is done, I feel that great sense of relief.  It was rewarding and that it was such a good experience for us all, but it took a lot of effort and care to plan and execute.

The point is when you try your hardest you have a lot at stake and then it doesn’t go well, your disappointment can spur a huge setback.  I think that is why so many people stall on the journey. Sometimes you plan, and you prep and the scale doesn’t show the loss. That stinks, but I am remembering something a member (thanks, Jane) said at last week’s meeting. “You know you’re there when you forgive the scale.”  I’ve taken Jane’s words to mean, that you are secure in the knowledge that this is a process, and it’s a long-term endeavor that happens in its own time. You are ok, either way because you know you’ve got this.

So, I don’t know what the scale will tell me tomorrow. I went to my brother’s house for dinner to celebrate an early St. Patrick’s Day  My sister made this really delicious Irish Soda Bread (I had three pieces for 31sp) I tracked it and moved on. I don’t usually eat my rollovers so who knows what will happen. I didn’t have to eat three pieces, and I am thinking about that I wasn’t mindful and I’m thinking about that too. That’s what this is all about it’s all about learning and growing. The weight loss is really a side effect of that.

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2 thoughts on “Day One Hundred Ninety-Five…

  1. No, you WERE mindful in the fact that you tracked it. Sometimes you just have to enjoy an extra piece. The trick is not to do this regularly. It was a special treat. You know you will move on tomorrow and maybe do more excercise and eat more wisely. It’s ok. It’s a small slide not a huge setback.

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