Saturday, June 09, 2012
Thing the first
Be still my heart. I knew as soon as I saw this that it would be trouble. I love me a scone with butter, and a whole scone loaf just seemed to be a dream come true. The key to getting around this is going to be portion control. A slice (which is about the thickness of 2 slices of bread) is 175 calories. Add a bit of butter on top and I can get away with just over 200cal per slice. That is a manageable treat. Now, if only I could stop at one...
Thing the second
I haven't been to the gym in 3 days. I KNOW. It started on Thursday, which is my rest day, so no problems there. On Friday afternoon I pulled my class to bits and rearranged and redecorated. After that I was beat, so I skipped my workout. Today was just a mash of poor planning and bad timing. I will go to the gym tomorrow, I will, I will, I will!!
Thing the third
I am up on the scale and it is driving me crazy. I realise it is all normal, and I haven't put on a pound of fat etc etc, but it's still not very motivating, you have to admit.
Thing the fourth
I am terrible about eating my fruit and veggies on the weekend. Awful. It happens every weekend, and I need to do something about it. During the week I pack my lunch, and as I am stuck at school for the whole day I am forced to eat what I packed, and I pack lots of healthy foods. On the weekend it is a whole different story and I often find that I can get to dinner without eating a single piece of fruit. This has to stop and change! Fruit and veg as my first and only snacking option!
In other, more productive news I have spent a couple of hours today printing and laminating words for my new vocab wall. I have a topic vocab wall, but this is going to be a more generalised writing wall. I am super excited about it, but it is taking a looooong time. It will be worth it in the end!
Thursday, June 07, 2012
There is a lot of discussion going on in NZ surrounding teaching and learning, and how schools will be funded. The main issue was the proposal that class sizes increase from the current ratio of 1:23 to a new ratio of 1:27. The principal is included as a teacher, and 27 students would be allocated to a principal who doesn't take a class, so those extras would end up being spread around the classes. This would mean around 30 children per class in each school. It also means that as the last teacher into my school, I would be the first one out, and the one on the chopping block should the policy pass. It is only fair, and I am assured it is no reflection on my teaching ability.
This afternoon, after enormous pressure from the teachers union and parents around the country, the government has backed down and has abandoned this policy! To say I am relived in an understatement. This means that I will most likely have a job next year, at a school I love with children who are awesome. Also it means that my class size will stay small!
When I tell people that I have 23 children in my class I get told that I have it easy. Then I tell them that I have 14 children in my class who speak English as a second language and 2 children who are English language learners despite the fact that English is their first language. I couldn't even imagine teaching 30 children when I already have so many high risk and high needs children.
This is a big victory for teachers around the country. Next up, performance based pay!
Sunday, June 03, 2012
Starting weight: 87.3kg (192.4lb)
My weight this morning: 78.2kg (172.4lb)
Total weight lost: 9.1kg (20 freaking pounds!!)
Percentage of weight lost: 10.5%
The point of the blog is to brag!
Saturday, June 02, 2012
I promised myself that at the 10kg mark I would get a bra fitting. Well, I couldn't wait that long. I am almost (200g away!) at the 9kg mark and I knew I needed that fitting sooner rather than later.
I was a 16D. As of today I am a 14D! So I am down a band size but my boobs are exactly the same size! Yippeeeeee! I am so glad that my boobs have stayed put. They were my biggest worry going into this, because I really love my boobs, and I didn't want to lose them.
I now own 2 new bras in my new size. It is a holiday weekend here, so they were 30% off. Bargain! I don't want to buy much or spend too much money until I am at or close to my goal weight. With another 9kg to go I could easily drop another size, so there is no point spending a lot of money until I am at my goal.
Friday, June 01, 2012
I'll be chatting to someone at the gym or at work, and they'll notice my weight loss. Lovely, great. Then they ask if I'm done losing, and I say no, I have around 10kg left. Then they say, "Why do you want to lose more weight?!" So I tell them that is how much I have to go until my goal weight. Then the questions flood in. "Why did you pick that weight?", "Is it your lowest weight" etc. But not in a nice way, in a really judgey, condescending way. And it pisses me off! They tell me to stop losing weight, and to just be happy where I am. AND these are near strangers!
Whose business is it? Mine. I have a goal weight and I want to get to it. It is just a goal weight, if it isn't realistic then that is fine, but let me try first! I'm not going to think I have failed if I end up a couple of kilos above my goal.
Why do people feel the need to try to stop others losing weight? Are they jealous? Are they having trouble and want to feel better about themselves? Why?
I just really annoys me, and it happens all the time! People question how often I go to the gym, how much and what I eat, etc etc. It just goes on and on! It really gets on my nerves! If I was losing too much weight, or exercising too much or whatever then my boyfriend would say something. My mum would say something.
And THEN the latest women started telling me about these pills she is taking that eat fat. When I said I didn't take pills SHE got all defensive. OK, so it is bad for me to lose weight by eating right and exercising, but her losing weight using pills is fine? I don't understand...Surely my weight loss would stop at a healthy weight, whereas hers wouldn't if she were taking pills?
Ragh. The point of this post was to vent. I realise it is all over the place and not well written at all!
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