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Crazy week!

Saturday, June 08, 2013

So this is my first time blogging, I'm not really sure if I'm doing it right. I know I was supposed to start this a few days ago, but this week was insane.
I'm taking two graduate level summer courses and trying to substitute teach as much as I can, and it has just been nuts. I really hate to make excuses, but I think I've bit off more than I can chew.

The great news is that I've been exactly on my goal of 1200 calories a day all week (and for the past 3 weeks actually. Yay!), and also have worked out 3 days in the past week. It's pretty frustrating though, I've actually gained a few pounds. I've been really careful with the diet and exercise, the only thing I can think of is the stress. Substitute teaching is hard enough most of the year, with summer vacation starting in a week or so it has been impossible. I've actually had kids apologize to me on behalf of their classmates. Add a large project for class and an upcoming new job, and it's been one heck of a week!
That's right, more good news! I had the interview for a summer job on Monday and found out I got it on Tuesday! I'm teaching music at a nearby day camp. It's going to take a lot of quick planning over the next couple of weeks to get ready, but with schools getting out soon I won't be teaching any more.

Sorry to babble on for so long, I feel like I'm complaining a lot. I don't normally do that. I'm just pretty frustrated right now that I'm gaining weight in spite of being so careful. I feel like there's this belief out there that anyone who is overweight is lazy or has no self control, but that's not it at all. I've known plenty of people throughout my life that have eaten at least twice what I do every day, not worked out at all, and been really skinny.
Really, I just want to be healthy and confident when I look at myself every day. emoticon

Take care


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    Keep focused for success.
    1714 days ago
    You are doing just fine - substitute teachers are unsung heroes - we full-time teachers rely on you to keep our precious students on task and in line without having the blessing of a real long term relationship with them - it is HARD and not always appreciated task. Stress can really interfere with weight loss. Take time while studying to take care of YOU.
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