What a difference a year makes!

Today I went on a field trip with my 6th graders. We went to our local community college. It’s a great field trip to get the kids interested in college, especially those that have the potential to be first generation college graduates. Anyway, part of the trip is a walking tour of the campus. I remember vividly going last year feeling like I was going to die and looking for every possible chance to sit on my butt. I remember I forgot water and I was so thirsty. And I was so ashamed of my fatness that I didn’t eat pizza with the kids at lunch and was so hungry until I got back to school. 

This year it was completely different. I wore my tennis shoes knowing I’d be walking a lot. I was pumped to get all of my steps in because today is the day I don’t go to the gym. I walked quickly, keeping up with the group. I wasn’t sore at all. And I ate my pizza with dignity because I had planned for it in my day. 

Overall, aside from my exhaustion, it was a good day. I just cannot sleep lately and it is unnerving. I am hoping tonight is the night! It really helps me keep perspective when I sleep well. 

Well, speaking of, I am going to bed!  Well, I am in bed, but I am going to try to sleep. 

Here’s a pic of my cutie bug. 

Beth WA

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