I keep records of things. I keep a record of all of my exercise. I also keep a record of my weight, because it has been my life-long challenge. My parents have used terms like "chubby" for me since I was five. Or younger. I have never been "normal." I have never been "slim." I have always been "overweight." Always.
I would like to triumphantly announce that I exercised every single school day of the 2013-2014 school year!!! Never missed!!! Four-thirty a.m. and I are BEST BUDS!!!
I know I need to pay more attention to the nutrition side of the game. I will turn my attention there. Still, with all that effort toward exercise, one would think the pounds would melt away. Not so. I have been trying to be really happy about my total weight loss during the school year which is 17.9 pounds. Yes, there have been some ups and downs, but I am 17.9 pounds DOWN...WHILE TEACHING!!! Still, that old negative voice whispers, "Should have lost more!"
So I looked at my data and this is what I learned after comparing my weights on the First Day of School and the Last Day of School for the last 7 school years:
2007-2008 school year: Gained 11 pounds.
2008-2009 school year: Gained 16 pounds.
2009-2010 school year: Gained 9 pounds.
2010-2011 school year: Gained 26 pounds.
2011-2012 school year: Gained 16 pounds.
2012-2013 school year: Gained 6.3 pounds.
2013-2014 school year: LOST 17.9 pounds!!!
I'm off to the pool to exercise!
4 hours ago