June 26, 2014: A Victory Over My Nemesis


Today’s Perfect Moment happened just as I was barely awake.  Blurry and sleep encrusted eyed I came across my nemesis on my way to my shower.  The same nemesis who has mocked me for countless years.  I had planned to ignore him and get on with the scrubbing.  Plan is a good word, but we rarely speak its name when we actually follow the plan.

My nemesis has been the scale.  Although I have never taken anywhere near the extremes of its weight measuring capability (over 300 lbs) I still feel taunted by it at times.  Fortunately it isn’t one of those talking electronic ones.  I doubt I would like hearing a condescending computerized voice.

When I explain all the negatives surrounding it, you might wonder how it is possible that such a meeting could yield today’s perfect moment (check the calendar, it is not April 1st).  Before this morning, I am quite certain we would have agreed.

The truth is, today the scale took pity on me.  It gave me a message, that due to my recent efforts I was hoping for, I still really never suspected.  I have actually lost some weight.  We’re talking actual pounds, not ounces, here.

I am sure some of you can easily understand how uplifting and motivating something like this can be.  I had a pretty tough day scheduled, but I was able to ride the wave of positive feelings throughout the day.  The typical trials and tribulations of teaching were no match for this feeling.  I am also pretty sure that I had the theme song from Rocky going through my head all day.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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