Hello! I have decided to try again on getting healthier and losing weight. I have never been a fan of diets, so last summer I tried a different website, but already have noticed a lot more resources and support from SparkPeople. I am hoping that this time works. It takes a lifestyle change and I am going to try to make it work.
I am a band director in a small town in Missouri, I am starting my fourth year and starting to see success bloom. I have worked really hard so far and am glad to see the success for my students (aka my kids) and myself. I will mention kids a lot in my blog, but I have none of my own - they are all my band and music students. I have to eat out, not a lot, but enough to know that I have to learn to make better choices.
Before this gets much longer, I have a gluten intolerance combined with irritation induced asthma that took a year to diagnose. I am able to eat limited amounts of gluten now, but if I push it or have too much stress, etc. then my body reacts to the gluten by giving me an asthma attack - as well as other symptoms - but my asthma attacks are coughing and it will make me cough until I get sick. This can be a challenge and I've spent the last year adjusting and cooking a lot more - now I'm going to try to adjust again and get healthier.
Sorry to ramble, but there is my somewhat short introduction. Guess it is a hazard of teaching - used to having a fifty minute class period to explain things!!
| current weight: 232.0