Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Day 180 Those Students Desks Again!

I just got home from the first night of my last semester in undergraduate school! Not only is that exciting, but both of my classes have the student desks, like you have in high school. In the olden days ( I just wanted to say that really) I did not fit in those desks very well as I mentioned before. I had to cram myself in there and work on breathing enough to not pass out and not be obvious is the desk was cutting me in half. Now, it is amazing to me that I have a huge gap between my belly and the desk! Which leads me to tonight's advice I have for newbies. Don't let the accomplishments you get excited about due to your weight loss ever become normal to you. Make sure that they always amaze you every time it happens. For example. I used to have no space between me and my steering wheel. It was tough to try to get something that dropped in the floor, driving or not. I remember the first time I was able to change my shoes from behind the steering wheel! It was such an awesome feeling! And now, I have done it so many times, it could easily have become commonplace, lost its appeal, and not motivating to me at all. Truth is, every time I do it, I get excited. Just like even though I started fitting well in the student desks last semester, I still got excited about it tonight. That is something that has helped me be successful in this journey. My ability to maintain my enthusiasm about the small things! I hope this helps somebody that is just starting off to keep motivated and moving forward in their journey!



3 comments:

  1. Shane, your enthusiasm is infectious. I think it is great and I need to learn a lesson from you. BTW you are definitely right that if I'm bored or not on a schedule and busy, it's harder for me to control my eating. I'm sure that played a role in my gain over the weekend. This is a process and I'm learning all the time. Good luck on the semester.

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  2. Yes, never get ho-hum about what you have accomplished. That is why I wear those old jeans that are two sizes too big. A great reminder of how far I come. Stay strong for the semester!

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  3. You are always motivating me! Thanks

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