I was driving home from a lighter workout tonight feeling like I hadn't quite done enough at the gym. As I approached the alley behind my apartment, I noticed a car stuck. 20 minutes of pushing later, I got my really good workout. Also, the poor guy who got stuck in the ice got out.
I feel like I ate a lot today. It was one of those stuff my face days. One of my students must have felt the same because he tried to steal another student's snack. It was actually pretty funny, as are a lot of things the kids do at work. Today, a student uncapped a white board marker, held it to his nose, inhaled deeply, and let out a great big "ahhhhhhhhhhh". The marker, of course, was non-toxic. He then proceeded to do the same thing to a drum mallet.
Back to the reason I write this blog. I feel like I've had a fantastic month. I feel better about appearance and my health than I have in a long time. I've never been anywhere near this successful at weight loss in my life. I know I have a long way to go but I've got a great start.
Since this is the first time substantial weight loss is a real possibility for me, I started thinking, Will I be happy when I'm thin? I think the answer is more complex than a simple yes. I think the reason I'm asking myself this is I'm not unhappy now. I'm young, have an incredible wife, a job I like, and live in a great city (except when they don't plow the alleys and people get stuck all the time). I've got a very good life. I just have one problem I need to fix, my weight. I don't think I'll be more happy, just more healthy and able to enjoy my life more completely and for longer.
I'll have more on this later, but it's late and I'd like to get some sleep tonight.