Saturday, May 2, 2009

An Exciting Day!

At least that is what I am hoping for.

Not too exciting weight loss wise except that I did have a loss. Same amount of hard work and sticking to the diet as last week and I lost 2.5 pounds. I am closing in on the 65 pound mark. Slowly but surely.

Today will be different, well after my workout anyway. My best bud and I get to spend the whole day together. No babies. As much as I love the girls we have not had a day where we could go anywhere we wanted in over a year. We are going shopping, getting pedicures and going to a real restaurant (with some cocktails). My cheat meal for the week will be a big one I am sure.

I will be happy if I do not gain this week because it is also my favorite holiday - Cinco de Mayo!! I must make pico de gallo (my favorite food on Earth) and some guacamole (I am picky and love to make it myself - at least it is filled with good fat). I know that it will not kill me but all the chips I eat with it might. In order to eat more, I am willing to forgo my margaritas (which I love!!). Sacrifices.

Something funny happened yesterday after school (I teach first grade). I saw one of my dad's from last year. As you know teacher's do not have favorites, however his daughter is my favorite kid of all time. They are Hispanic (not the best English) and he and his wife went through an ugly divorce. Daughter was distraught and angry at everyone (including me). I was her teacher for 2 years (kinder and 1st). He and I had many conversations. I love him, he is a great dad. Yesterday I saw him for the first time in a long time. When I started to talk to him in the hallway, he had no idea who I was. When he figured it out, his mouth drooped open and he tried to find the words. He had to use some hand gestures to show me that I had lost weight. It was so cute! Then other parents in the hall made comments (all positive, I like our families). This was all done in front of a lot of teachers. I think the hating of me has begun.

Has anyone else experienced a little hating at the work place since embarking on their weight loss journey? How do you handle it? I am careful not to speak of diet or exercise or needing new clothes in front of everyone but it is noticed and brought up by others. I am just not sure what to do. I would love some advice.

Hope you have a super week!!


TJ said...

what do you mean not too exciting WL wise??? 2.5 pounds is a GREAT loss!!! I think that is SUPER exciting!! Congrats!

When I worked in a dental office we had so much food surrounding us. Everyone brought in goodies for us so that was a BAD environment to be watching what you eat. I had no control back I guess I have no good advice for ya. lol sorry!

Have a great weekend!

Deb said...

RE: weight loss haters. In the paast when I have lost weight I have noticed that in some people. Mostly the insecure ones.

Some of my fat friends would say mean things like "why bother, you'll just gain it back."

Even some of my thin friends reacted badly. They were used to getting all the attention.

Anyway, you can't be concerned about other people's insecurities. Just keep working to be the best you can be. Don't be less just so others can feel better than themselves. (Can I please rewind my life about 15 years and give myself that advice?)

Shelley said...

Congrats on the loss - that is a great number!!!

Enjoy your day out - sounds like it will be wonderful!

Michelle said...

Congrats on the loss! It is hard when you are doing well and the people around you start in on the hating, like "why bother" or "have another cookie", etc. Just ignore them and know that you look fabulous!