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Sick day

Sunday, June 17, 2012

I am extremely lucky that as a beginning teacher in NZ I get a tonne of sick days, because at this rate I am going to use them all!I am also very lucky that my school is very supportive and understands that I need these sick days. In fact, because I come in sick so often they know that when I call in sick I am really sick. Yesterday I was useless and spent the whole day in bed napping. I didn't even have the energy to do some work on my laptop, that is how drained I was. I called a reliever and asked if they would be able to cover me today, since I didn't think I'd be well enough to come to work. I am glad I did, because I woke up this morning still feeling sick. I'm going back to the doctors this afternoon, just to check I haven't got a secondary infection or anything. I am never sick for this long. I'm usually sick for a couple of days and we are quickly approaching 2 weeks with this one. I have heaps of sick days left, but I can't afford to be out of my classroom for much longer.

  
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COLETTEISGREAT 6/18/2012 1:19AM

    Hope you get better soon; let us know what the doctor says.

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OPALMOON 6/17/2012 11:09PM

    Look after yourself and do whatever you need to get better! Even if that means more rest, sometimes the only thing to do is give in and let your body recover. Take care - sending healing vibes your way!

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The problem with being sick

Saturday, June 16, 2012

For good or for bad, I exercise more so I can eat more. Basically, when I am burning 1200 calories through cardio PLUS 2-3 strength sessions a week I can pretty much just watch what I eat and still lose weight. A week ago I was hit with an awful cold and was unable to workout. I'm still sick, actually, and I feel rotten today. Yesterday I got to the gym for a short workout, but it made me feel worse, not better. The problem with all this is, I haven't been cutting my calories to account for the lack of exercise, so I am putting on weight! Only 1-2 pounds at the moment, but it is still disheartening. And I am consistently up, so I don't think this is a fluctuation. Argh.

So, until I am back to exercising again I'll just have to cut my calories to 1200. I AM sedentary, so it makes sense. Since I still feel awful I have no idea how long it will be until I am back to exercising.

I hate this. I actually like exercising, so I feel like a useless lump right now.

  
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COLETTEISGREAT 6/18/2012 1:26AM

    Keep drinking water emoticon, tea emoticon and soup!
Get better soon!

(and give the workouts a rest while you're recovering... some casual walking is fine, but that's about it).

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CATLADY52 6/17/2012 4:47PM

    I agree with Kris. It is bad to be sick but it's downright miserable to have it linger on because your body can't fight it off properly. Don't worry about your weight til you a all over whatever you have.

Nancy

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OPALMOON 6/17/2012 8:25AM

    I agree with the other comments...look after yourself and get better, then you will have the energy to get back into exercising so you can actually feel better.

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OPALMOON 6/17/2012 8:25AM

    I agree with the other comments...look after yourself and get better, then you will have the energy to get back into exercising so you can actually feel better.

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OPALMOON 6/17/2012 8:25AM

    I agree with the other comments...look after yourself and get better, then you will have the energy to get back into exercising so you can actually feel better.

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OPALMOON 6/17/2012 8:25AM

    I agree with the other comments...look after yourself and get better, then you will have the energy to get back into exercising so you can actually feel better.

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CHOCOLATE_MINX 6/17/2012 4:14AM

    Yeah what Kris said it could be fluid or anything, rest up - your body will thank you for it :)

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PARKERB2 6/16/2012 7:55PM

    Don't beat yourself up too much. Maybe you did need a rest for just a bit. Have a great night.

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SLIMMERKIWI 6/16/2012 7:41PM

    Hey girl - give your body a break!!! My Dr said "When you are feeling sick, forget about trying to lose weight!!!" He told me that my body needed the energy to fight the illness. NOW, what is this about going to the gym while you are still feeling unwell???? NOT a good idea!!! FORGET about the weight-gain, there are heaps of reasons for it, and in the short time you have been sick, you would have to have overeaten BIG time contstantly to put that weight on - odds are that it is totally unrelated to food and more to do with monthly cycle, or retaining fluid, or whether you been to the loo properly, or...... - too many variables! I wouldn't be too keen on cutting the calories back to 1200 either - as said, your body needs energy to fight the illness, otherwise that might just linger on a lot longer!

Kris

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This will never be me again

Saturday, June 16, 2012





Having a bit of a fat day. Too much junk, no exercise, up on the scale. Argh. I need to remind myself of how far I have come. I will NOT go back to how I was. I will not be that fat. I will not eat crap and then sit on the couch. I won't, and I can't make me!

  
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JSTETSER 6/17/2012 7:35AM

    Don't give up! Easier days are coming!

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CHOCOLATE_MINX 6/17/2012 4:19AM

    You can do it!!

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SUGARSMOM2 6/16/2012 11:58AM

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NEWTINK 6/16/2012 6:22AM

    Remember you were never FAT your body was ... and now you have the knowledge and tools to help your body not be fat again .... So Get it done !!! I believe in you!!!

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BUBBLEJ1 6/16/2012 6:04AM

    Could you tell my mother that, Kris? She disagrees :P

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SLIMMERKIWI 6/16/2012 5:29AM

    Stubbornness is a virtue :-)

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ALBAUGHMO 6/16/2012 4:06AM

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Feeling better, time to get back to the gym

Friday, June 15, 2012

I know, I know, do it, don't blog it! And I will, in about 20 minutes. I have to let my lunch settle!

The boyfriend took me out for dinner last night, and I splurged a little. We had some bread to start, and I had 3 of the 8 pieces (they weren't big). I left about 1/3 of my main, which I just ate for lunch. My main was vegetarian, so that cuts the calories. I didn't realise the main was vegetarian until it got to me, so it was a happy accident. I had one alcoholic drink and then switched to water, and we skipped dessert at the restaurant and got McFlurries instead. I know that doesn't sound much better, but at least I know how many calories are in a McFlurry!

Now I am changed into my gym clothes and ready to go. I'm not feeling up to cardio, but I'll do my weights program. Obviously if I'm not feeling well at any stage I'll stop and come home. I need to get it back into my routine. I haven't had a whole week off exercise all year, and it has thrown me off my axis a little!

Next week I am busy. I have courses that go until 5 and 5.30pm on Monday and Tuesday. My brain shuts off at 4.30pm sharp, so this should be interesting.

Anyways, time to go to the gym!

  


Learning update door

Thursday, June 14, 2012

This is what I spent my non contact time doing today.


It is a learning status update door! When the kids learn something and want to share their learning they can take a whiteboard marker and 'update their learning status'. I thought it would be a fun way for the kids to share their learning, and to take ownership of their learning as well.

Memo to me: Pinteresting while sick makes me do crazy things to my classroom.

So, I have reports due early next week, and I only got the stuff I needed today. It is going to be a loooong boring weekend. I'll try to get to the gym tomorrow and get back into my workouts, but other than that I'm reporting all weekend!

  
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PATSYB7 6/14/2012 7:22AM

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing! Kids need to take ownership of their learning and this is a super way to encourage that. Enjoy your day!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 6/14/2012 5:56AM

    Cute idea!

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JSTETSER 6/14/2012 5:24AM

    I never thought of having students update their learning status. I love tht idea.

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