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Feeling so blah

Monday, November 14, 2011

Today is my first day off in 27 days.


So should I feel bad for relaxing? I didn't exercise at all! I am just feeling so tired and worn out. I feel like I should be going hard and working out...but I just don't want to. I am tired. Maybe I should just start with walking again. Build up to spinning and boxing in the next few weeks? Walking is better than doing nothing!

I have been eating better. Lots of good food, no take aways, limited chocolate (although there was a churro incident last night...But I stopped waaaaaaay sooner than I wanted to lol!). Today my lunch was a punnet of strawberries. All I wanted was fresh food. And the strawberries were grown 5 minutes from my house. Bonus! So...Should I push myself? Or just commit to going for a walk tomorrow, and take it from there?

I don't have unlimited time...my graduation is in 4 weeks and I want to look good for the photos!



Slowly sorting my &^%$ out

Friday, November 11, 2011


I look fat in a lot of photos. Photos from my last day of uni. Graduation is in 5 weeks. I CAN make a difference in 5 weeks.

So far I have:
- Cut out dairy
- Not had dessert for the past 2 nights
- Stayed in my calories (or close enough) for 2 days

Next I need to:
- STOP feeling too tired to work out after work.
- Take my gym clothes with me to work and just go to the gym. I'm not kidding anyone by stopping by 'for a minute'.
- STOP eating junk. Just because I can doesn't mean I should
- Get more sleep.


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ANAJAK 11/13/2011 4:48PM

    YEEHAA!!!! We can do it@!!!

Check out SassyMoho's Antigain-Train. We have been getting all fired up over there about not gaining during usuall times to gain weight like Christmas etc.

God. Beachwear is imminent - that is enough to get me to stop eating crap!!

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MICKEYMAX 11/11/2011 10:56PM




I am getting my act together too!

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CARLA-216 11/11/2011 3:09PM

    Five weeks is time to make big changes. You can DO IT!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 11/11/2011 5:54AM

    Good to get into a great routine now, your first year teaching is normal hard, busy, and very tiring. If you can establish good patterns of working out now, hopefully they will carry over to when you start. You'll find you'll have more energy for those wonderful sweeties when you take care of yourself too.

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My teaching philosophy

Thursday, November 10, 2011

This is the digital philosophy that I had to create for my final assignment. Might be of interest, even just to giggle at my kiwi accent!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 11/11/2011 5:16PM

You did a great job on your teaching philosophy! I can see why you had a job offer even before graduation, I'd hire you! Awesome project, thanks for sharing it. Loved your accent!

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CARLA-216 11/11/2011 3:08PM

    Awesome job, Jess! What a great teaching philosophy you have. I'm sure your students will thrive with you as their teacher!

PS: Love your accent!

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PUFFPASTRY 11/10/2011 11:39PM

    Aw! You are adorable! I love your accent! This video made me even more self-conscious and worried than I already have been about how I teach my community education classes. I HATE my teaching style. I've hated it for a while, but lately am getting even more anxious and frustrated that I am just a total failure as a teacher. I talk WAY too much; I don't give students enough time to write and discuss and talk amongst themselves, I don't make them generate their own discussion and opinions and critique of each other's work...I want to be much more student-centered, and instead I feel like every single thing I do is AMY-centered. emoticon

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MRSQUTPIE55 11/10/2011 9:18AM


I love this video. I am also a teacher and I have just written a personal education statement for grad school. My statement does even begin to compare to your work here. I hope it is okay if I borrow some ideas from you! I need you to be my teacher. Keep up the good work and students will love you. Good Luck with your career, you have mastered the challenge of teaching. emoticon

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ANAJAK 11/10/2011 3:54AM

    This is great work Jess!!

It is totally beside the point but I didn't expect your voice to sound like that at all!!

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I (probably) have a job

Sunday, November 06, 2011

My last day went well. I taught. I got 6 cards. I got mobbed by 30 children who all wanted a hug or a high five (they LOVE high fives!). I got emotional.

I went to see the principal to say goodbye etc. All she had to say was "Is everything OK?" and I burst into tears. In the middle of the office, in front of the principal and 3 office ladies. It wasn't even a dignified cry. I sobbed. How embarrassing. Anyways she took me to her office to calm down. And tell me that I have a job next year.

I still need to sign my contract, so there is still a few things that could go wrong, but the principal really wants me. All going well I will start January next year as a year 5/6 teacher (grade 4/5 for the non NZers). It is just for a year but there is always a chance another position might come up that is more permenent.

I am excited, nervous, scared, happy, sad...just about every emotion under the sun!!!

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ANAJAK 11/10/2011 3:48AM

    WOW!!! How did I miss all the FANTASTIC news!!??

This is just such great news Jess... Well done you!!

All those exams and assignments and written words paid off in the best way possible - you must be super stoked :)

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CARLA-216 11/9/2011 11:46AM

This is such wonderful news! I am so happy for you, Jess!

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ANEWME42012 11/7/2011 3:30AM

    Congratulations. You'll be awesome.

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TRISHP1961 11/6/2011 3:55PM

    Enjoy the full-time sub position in January. I have been teaching 25 years and most of the new teachers that are hired get in as full-time substitutes and then kept on when others retire. Welcome aboard!

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TWINSMOMMY607 11/6/2011 10:45AM

    That is amazing! Good luck, I know you'll be an awesome teacher!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 11/6/2011 6:00AM

    Sounds like she really likes you and made special arrangements to make sure she got to keep you in her school. In my school, these 1 year things almost ALWAYS end in something more permanent! Congrats!

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REDSHOES2011 11/6/2011 2:45AM

    A rough day, but it sounds like not is all lost- I hope the principal gets in touch..

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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

So I went to my principals interview today (standard part of my programme). I wasn't expecting her to say "What are your plans for next year? Because I just finished talking to the deputy principal, and we would really like to keep you. You would prefer a middle school position **I nod, in shock** so we would be looking at putting you in a year 5/6 class. How does that sound?"

I was in shock! I just nodded!

So the position still has to be confirmed (and advertised) and I will have to interview for it, but if they can make a position for me then I am in, since they will just be interviewing people as a formality.

I am in shock.


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CARLA-216 11/2/2011 2:48PM

    OMG, I could totally do a back flip for you, Jess! That is so very awesome! Congratulations!

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TATTED4X4 11/2/2011 7:42AM

    That's so awesome. I bet ur so super stoked that ur still in shock
Woohoo for u!!!!

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BUBBLEJ1 11/2/2011 4:06AM

    Ahh Maggie if it wasn't them it would be me. Just how teaching jobs go here. They legally have to be advertised, and I've applied for jobs that are similar.

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MAGGIEVAN 11/2/2011 2:53AM

    I am so glad for you.

Spare a thought for those people who's time is going to be wasted and who is going to wait for an answer. I feel for them. This is one part of New Zealand life that I don't like. emoticon

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PUFFPASTRY 11/1/2011 11:42PM

    WOO HOOOOO! Look at you, Ms. Success!
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KWRIGHT26 11/1/2011 11:32PM

    YAY! Congratulations!

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