Monday, February 04, 2013
Yesterday I had the first day of my second year of teaching. I am much less stressed this year (so far), and am really enjoying my first few days getting to know my new class. My room looks like this
I have 27 students this year, but I probably have more coming as the classes get shuffled. We are grouped based on ability this year, and I am teaching the gifted and talented/independent learners, so if children are too bright for their current class they will get moved in with me. The more the merrier, but I am running out of room and am going to have to start stacking them like tupperware soon. I have 3 year levels in my class, which is interesting, and the some of the kids are younger than what I am used to teaching. However, it is an interesting challenge, and I shall survive!
I went to boxing yesterday and I was supposed to do my weights today, but am having a day off. My legs still hurt from Sundays weights, and it is a public holiday tomorrow (Waitangi Day), and there is no boxing so I'll do my weights tomorrow instead.
Saturday, February 02, 2013
So about a month ago I started mentioning a man. A new man in my life, but I didn't want to say anything until things became official. Well, they are official now! So, sparkfriends, meet Luke.
OK, that is not his best photo (or mine) but it is the only one we have together. This was taken on new years and I got an random person to take it so we would have at least one photo together. This is a better one of him
I have no idea why all the photos on his facebook are black and white. I promise he is in colour!
So there is a little story behind this relationship. Luke was my first boyfriend when I was 14 (awww). But when I was 15 my family moved from Wellington where we were living and moved to Auckland. Also, Luke is 3.5 years older than me, which is not a big deal now but it was when I was 14. Anyways, we broke up, stayed on good terms and remained in contact and remained friends for the next 10 years. We both got on with our lives, as ya do. He got married, separated, had a kid, etc. I went to uni and was in a long term relationship with a real jerk. Fast forward to 2 months ago, and he calls me and asks if he can come stay with me for a few days over new years. Of course I was happy to have him visit, but knew there was a chance that he was coming to start a relationship with me, since we were both now single and had both admitted to still having a crush on each other. Well he visited and it was clear that we had feelings for each other, so when he kissed me the first morning he was here I was very happy. But I was just recently out of a very long and complicated relationship, so I asked Luke if he would mind taking things at a slower pace so I could have time to get my head around everything. He is such a sweetheart and said he understood and we could do everything on my terms as long as we got to be together eventually, and that he has been waiting 10 years so another few weeks wouldn't make a difference. AWWWW! So we have been talking and skyping while I was away, and we decided to make things official, which is why I can blog about him now.
It is a little complicated because he lives in Wellington. It is only an hours flight, so we can fly back and forth fairly easily. I'm going to spend every 2nd or 3rd weekend with him in Wellington, as well as long weekends and school holidays. He will come up to Auckland to see me occasionally, but because I live with my parents and he doesn't it is easier for me to go and stay with him.
So that's my mystery man! I am very very happy!
Friday, February 01, 2013
See. 20.1kg lost!
Whoop whoop! Just hoping it stays off once I start ST again!
Friday, February 01, 2013
Hello everyone! I'm back from my incredible trip away. Finally. I was delayed 12 hours in Brisbane, which was super annoying and frustrating. but I eventually made it home. I loved the states, and I can't wait to go back. My favourite places were San Fran and Las Vegas. So much to do, so much fun! I'll post a photo blog of my time in LA soon.
I weighed myself yesterday and prepared myself for a big number. Imagine my surprise when I saw the lowest number ever! I lost 700g, or 1.5lb while I was away! That's half a pound a week, which is amazing! I ate OK, and used moderation. I tried to eat a good breakfast every morning, and I would usually eat enough so I could skip my morning snack. Then I would have a light lunch and a bigger dinner. When I ate in restaurants I would order a non fried appetizer and a side salad to help with portion control. I also walked for miles nearly every day. Walking doesn't burn heaps of calories, but it must have helped!
So I am back to reality as of today. Eating well, limiting junk, etc. I was planning on going to the gym today, but I am so, so tired that I'm giving myself a break. I'm helping my grandpa move house tomorrow, so will hit the gym on Sunday. While I did lose weight in the states I don't feel like I did, so I am looking forward to getting back to exercising. I feel a bit fluffy.
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