Yesterday was a really fantastic day, even though it marked the official end of my summer vacation. I was back at school helping with registration, which isn’t something I love doing, but yesterday it was actually a really pleasant experience.
You see, I saw tons of my students who were in my honors English 3 class last year, and when they saw me, the ran up to me, hugged me, told me how much they’d missed me, and told me how great I was looking. Talk about an ego boost! These are seniors in high school, mind you. If you’ve spent any time around 17-18-year-olds, you know that compliments aren’t easily given, which makes them all the more valued. I just can’t explain the feeling I had knowing that these kids were so happy to see me, and to see me doing so well. I was on cloud nine.
Then this morning I weighed myself (as I do most mornings), and I saw that four things had happened:
- I’ve broken my mini stall.
- I’ve officially lost 75 pounds from my highest weight!
- I’ve lost as much post-op as I had pre-op.
- I’m now in the 230s, which is down to a level that I briefly saw on the scale back in 2008, but my time there was so fleeting that it lasted less than 3 months.
The best thing about this number is that I know I will never see it again. Like, no doubt about it, know it in my heart for sure. That certainty is something I have never experienced before. Hoped, yes, but known with certitude, never. And this new fact of my life is fantastic.
All of these positives overflow into all other areas of my life. After I’d posted on FB that I’d had a great day with the students yesterday, someone commented that I have this glow about me now. And I think she’s right, I do. I’ve always tried to be a positive person, but I’m exuding it now. Because finally, after so many years of perseverance and strength of conviction, I am seeing the results I always knew I had in me. I am reaching the goals I was striving for. I’m surpassing abilities I even knew I had. My outside is starting to match the me I always had inside.
As this new version of me emerges, I know my life is only going to become better, richer, more fulfilling, and happier. I’m excited to start this part of the journey, because this is where the magic happens!!!