Well, I have lost 11 pounds since the beginning of the year. Somehow, just reaching the double digit weight loss zone seems like a big accomplishment. I actually did not expect to do well this week. I have not been able to walk the track. Tuesday, I couldn't breathe. Thursday, I could breathe, but a persistent cough had set in. I thought to take a break this week, I'd focus on feeling better, and resume my regimen next week. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I continued right on losing weight anyway. I have no explanation other than I've been drinking lots and lots of water this week.
A friend of mine e-mailed from Florida (Hi, Susan!) She commented that she was trying to lose weight along with me. She also was quick to say that she wasn't 'trying to compete'. That set me back on my heels. I guess I don't see anyone as 'in competition with me'. Hop on board, Susan. I'll cheer for you just as loudly as you cheer for me.
The psychology test? Well. Yesterday, I got out of bed at 5:30 AM. I planned to go over the online material again. I was going to get to class early to have study time. I was tired, and moving slower than usual. In the middle of it all, I took a deep breath, and after I stopped coughing, said, "Self. You studied like crazy for that test. Trust yourself." And so I did. I got to class at the regular time, and took a few minutes to go over my notes again. Long story short? I did well on the test. I don't know how well, but I was a long way from failing it. I've got to learn to trust myself more. That doubting Debby is going to drive herself right around the bend.
I wrote three essays this week. One of my teachers made the comment that 'it had given her goosebumps'. That was kind of cool. Math continues to be inexplicably easy for me. I did my homework yesterday between classes when I could not walk the track.
It is sunny outside, and it is supposed to be in the forties today.
I go to Clarion tomorrow to pick up Cara for spring break (mine doesn't happen until the last two weeks of March...). Still, it will be good to have her home.
Brianna's wedding arrangements are well under way. I've got to figure out centerpieces. (E-mail me with ideas.)
I'm busy. Happy. Productive. It does not get better than this.