Support Groups - Teachers Losing Weight - March 2007 Edition

03-06-2007, 02:26 AM
Hello all,

I read the last post about looking for teachers trying to lose weight. I was the last person to respond on the thread and it appears as if that thread kind of died.

I thought I would try this post and see maybe if we can get a monthy thread running. I think I would find it really valuable to be able to "chat" with other teachers. I think our weight loss experience is different to some extent then it is for others.

I hope this thread continues and I look forward to getting to know some of you.

I have been a teacher for 12 years. Currently teaching Jr. High Science. I also have taught high school, primary, and upper elementary. Jack of all trades master of none.:dizzy:

03-07-2007, 08:21 AM
Hi, me again. There was some junk at school this week for a holiday, and it threw me off. I gained back a little bit :( I am back on track now (I think) and wanting to get serious again. The problem I have been having is getting enough protein. We are only allowed to take vegetarian things to school, and no nuts allowed. So I have been finding it hard to find grab and go protein choices. Using up my carbs allotment is easy! I am using the food mover and find that the protein choices are hardest to do.

Btw I assistant-teach Grade 2 and teach Sunday school also. I am going to be taking an additional qualification in French and am looking for jobs in that area for September.

03-08-2007, 02:26 AM
You are only allowed to take vegetarian stuff to school?? What kind of a school is that? How bizaare.

I have been having a great week this week. I was pretty down last week as the scale was fluctuating up and down and in and out of the two hundreds. I have had several consequiteve days of losses now. Total of three pounds Sunday, Monday, Tuesday. I am happy about that. Looks like I have a hope of making my St. Paddy's goal after all.:D

I am confident that you will start back to the loss side too Joanna. We all have those times when we go up and down.

03-08-2007, 02:39 PM
I am Angela and I teach 4th grade in Louisiana. Right now everyone is pulling their hair out trying to get ready for the standardized testing. We will be testing for the entire week of 3/19-3/23. I really hate the way this state tests students. In Texas they test one day a month for several months to cover all subject areas rather than stressing the kids for an entire week. Also all special ed students are expected to pass on grade level. They are not given an SDAA test on their functioning level like they are in Texas. Is just isn't fair to the students. In 4th grade you must pass the test or you don't pass the 4th grade. Grrrr!!!!

Nicker thanks for starting this thread again. The last one was really dead.

JoAnna that is really weird that you can only bring vegetarian meals to school. What is the reason for that??

03-08-2007, 07:57 PM
Ugh. I hate standardized testing. Here we do them in grade 3,6,9, and 12. They don't determine pass or failure necessarily but the grade 9 and 12 for sure are counted as final exam marks. For my garde 9 classes the final exam is 30% of the course grade. Grade 12 it can be up to 50%.

I am so happy with the weight loss so far this week. Today there were donuts in the staff room. I did have one, but I am not to worried about it. I am not going to avoid all treats for the rest of myself and if I try to I think it will just cause binging.

I hope this thread gains some life. I think we have a lot to offer each other.

03-10-2007, 12:22 PM
Perhaps this will be talking to myself, perhaps this will move the thread up and since it is the weekend maybe someone will find the thread and reply back to it. I had high hopes for a teacher thread and I am really disappointed. Oh well, life is full of disappointment.

I have to go back to school today. I have assignments and projects to mark and my classroom needs a really good cleaning. I guess it is a good thing in a way. When I am at school I will be keeping busy otherwise I know I would be very tempted to have a nice long nap this afternoon. I have been very tired all week. Went to bed one night at 8:00 and two nights at 9:30. That is why I guess I feel behind in work now.

03-12-2007, 06:50 AM

I'm a TA in a 2nd grade class half day and a 3rd grade class half day (I don't like how they split the TAs like this...when I was in school the TA was in one class all day long, not half and half). Anyhoo. I have been trying to find this teacher thread for a while..I knew there was one a while back. Come on fellow teachers, get on the ball here. Join us.

03-12-2007, 10:25 AM
Hi. I'm 5th grade soc. studies and 6th grade science in central florida. My state does some screwy standardized testing too, that is totally unfair to the students and is held over the teachers' heads. If the students don't do well on the tests the school gets a bad grade and loses state funding. How ignorant is that??? The students aren't achieving, so lets cut their funding. There are also stipulations where students can't be promoted to the next grade if they don't do well enough (only in a few grades).

Anyway... enough about the idiocy of the FCAT tests...

I'm new to my weight loss journey, it's been 8 weeks and I've lost 25 lbs... I've hit a little big of a plateau and am getting discouraged. I know I am eatting well, and exercising a lot, but something just has stalled for me...

I love the idea of a teacher thread. I know what you mean about different challenges. I told all my students (all 107 of them) that I was trying to lose weight with the hopes that I wouldn't get chocolate for Valentines day... but it didn't work. I had a lot of chocolate that I had to give away.

Well... I'm looking forward to checking this thread to talk to my 3FC teacher-buddies.

03-12-2007, 11:13 AM
Morning Ladies!! High Ho High Ho Its back to school we go.

I don't check in on the weekends because for some reason this site doesn't pull up well on my home computer. I have DSL and all other sites work but this one takes for ever and usually shows up with errors. It is is just too frustrating.

I had a very good weight loss week. I am down 3 pounds. It has been 5 years since I have weighed this. Yipee!! Hopefully next week I won't blow it. During testing they bring us breakfast and snacks every day/ I just gotta make my self pick the water, juice and fruit and stay away from the cookies, donuts and candy. Yes, they have all of that on the same cart every day. Delivered to my door.

Haeyu ~ Wow that is a great weight loss in only 8 weeks. BTW what is your name?

03-12-2007, 03:03 PM
OMG I hear your pain! I just had a birthday and the PTO at my school is wonderful and lavishes gifts of wonderful baked goods on to their teachers... but I don't need the huge plate of cookies and brownies that showed up in my mailbox today. I hope I didn't offend anyone when I put it on the table in the work room w/ a note asking my co-workers to share in my bounty. That would have been WAY TOO MUCH temptation if I would have brought it back to my classroom... especially when I'm not having a good week (mentally, not with eating or exercise)

Will talk later!

03-12-2007, 05:14 PM
I did good today. We had a meeting to watch a behavior video and they had ice cream. I politely declined and drank my diet dr. pepper and at my serving of gardettos (i was craving salt and 1 serving it like 150 calories) and cheese. For breakfast I had a granola bar. I shoulda had more but I draw a blank when it comes to breakfast because I used to not eat it. For lunch I mixed tuna into a chef salad (minus the tomatoes and cucumbers, they didnt taste right), a little packet of fat free mayo and a little packet of relish.For my morning snack I had a serving of gardettos.

03-12-2007, 10:47 PM
I finally feel loved. LOL Someone else finally posted in a teacher thread after I posted. I was getting a complex. Thought maybe I smelled bad.

Today is was my official weigh in. Last week was a great week for me. So great that I actually changed my Easter goal. My Easter Goal was to lose 9.5 pounds between Feb 19 and April 8. I only changed it by 1.5 pounds. Today I waw down 3.4 pounds from last monday. :D

I hope that this week is good too. I usually find that I have a good week and then a not so good week on the scale. Even when I am on plan. This is my tenth week in the journey and I am down 20.8 pounds total.

Currently I am teaching mostly junior high science. I have 1 high school science too.

Haeyu, I think it is great that you told your students. 7 Years ago I had gastric bypass and I was very open with all of my classes (then mostly grade 4/5 split but I did have one high school class). They were all so supportive. I remember one of the littler kids saying "But what if we like you now?" I just told them that I would be the same person just a lot less of me to love. The kids and staff were all excited and happy with me as I lost.

Now I must mention before anyone gets the wrong idea here about gastric bypass. The surgery gets enough of a bum wrap and I don't wasnt to be responsible for contibuting to that. I am still very supportive of gastric bypass. It really did save my life. The gastric bypass was very successful and I lost weight and I was doing very well at maintaining the loss. I would have the surgery again tomorrow if I could. I maintained for two years before I got sick. When I got sick I got down to 112 pounds. That is the smallest I have ever been that I can remember. I was very sick for a year before being diagnosed with Crohn's disease (which is also in no way related to the bypass). In order to get the Crohn's under control I spent the better part of two years on high doses of prednisone. Steroids are nasty nasty drugs that totally wreek havoc on your system and cause some major weight gain. Not even the bypass was able to battle steroids. I ended up with a perforated colon from one of the rounds of steroids. I ended up in emerg on my birthday needing emergency surgery. That was 2 and a half years ago and I have had two major surgeries and one more round of steroids since then. I have now been off the steroids for a year and a half and I am taking control again. I am **** bent to get back to my pre-Crohn's weight which was 150. (I was 240 pounds before the bypass and I started my journey at 215 this time). When I get down to 145 I will see my surgeon about my long awaited tummy tuck. This surgery will be for me!!!

Sorry for this being so long. I guess I just want people to better understand me. You all know the deamnds teaching puts on us. By then end of the day many of us teachers are beat. Just having a chronic illness I find I don't have the energy I used to either so I am exhausted at the end of the school day. I know that exercising is good to help with weight loss, but it takes all I have to get through most days with teaching, prep work, marking, parent meetings, staff meetings, calls home..... So it may take me a bit longer but I know that adding in an exercise routine for me just isn't realistic and if I am going to do this the rest of my life it needs to be realistic.

I hope I didn't scare you all away. I promise future posts will be much more brief!

03-13-2007, 03:22 PM
Wow Nicker what an ordeal to go through. That is awesome that you were able to increase your Easter goal.

03-14-2007, 11:30 AM
Going to be short message today. It's a work day for me, so I'm only in for another 15 min or so.

Nicker- Wow! You're one strong woman. A friend's mom has chrons, so I have seen what that can do to someone. I've had several friends who have had the bypass surgery too. I was thinking about it, but wanted to give "the hard way" (as my friend Jeannie says) one more go before I went ahead with it. I'm kinda glad I'm doing it the hard way because I'm getting more satisfaction out of it. (and amusing my parents when I call w/ little victories)

Anyway, ladies. Have wonderful days and I'll check in tomorrow.


03-15-2007, 01:24 AM
I was upset this morning. Yesterday I left school at 9:45. When I got home I was really tired. It had been a long day but I had drank 3 litres of water and I have been sticking to the plan... This morning scale up 1.5 pounds:(

Does anyone else notice that you seem to gain when you are lacking sleep??

I planned on staying at school late tonight too, but at 8:00 I thought I need to go home. My head hurts and I teach a full day tomorrow with no preps. I need some sleep.

I am 150 calories under today. I hope that the scale is at least back to where it was on Tuesday tomorrow. If it is up more I will need some shoulders to cry on. That gets so discouraging.

03-15-2007, 10:22 AM
Nicker, you left school at 9:45 AT NIGHT!!!!! What on earth are you thinking!!!! You need a life too, darling. lol

My science fair projects look okay, I guess. Believe it or not it was my lower functioning students who excelled and my higher functioning students who tanked the project. I guess they were complacent and lazy, so they didn't think it would affect them. They sure will be disappointed with report cards, science fair is worth 50% of their 3rd quarter grade.

I had a loss in my classroom too. One of my turtles was deceased when I came into school yesterday. I'm glad I found it on a work day and not a day when I had students here. I was able to dispose of the body and not have to worry about students seeing. It didn't come as much of a surprise, it had been sick. I just hope that it wasn't contageous, the other turtles in my room are on loan from my sister and I don't want to have to call her and tell her that the turtles died.

Anyway... I'm doing okay with my food plan and pretty good w/ my exercise. I even jogged a little bit the other day. I called my mom and shared when I got home, because I haven't been able to run in almost 10 years.

I'll talk w/ you ladies later! Have great days!

03-16-2007, 01:35 PM
Morning ladies! Well today is the last day of prep before our state testing. We are having a pep rally for the kids today. I am really ready for this to be over with this year and get on to spring break. I am really worried about my kids performance on the test this time. They are very careless.

I haven't excercised in a couple of days :( My mom called and told me that she is coming to town today so I have been getting the house ready for her. In-laws are coming in on Thursday. We will have company for the next 3 weekends then we will be going to Oklahoma for Spring Break. I will get some walking in tomorrow cause we are planning on going to a flower festival. All the nurseries mark their plants way down. Hopefully I will get plenty for my flowerbeds and gardens this year.

Everyone have a great weekend!

03-16-2007, 06:48 PM

Leaving school at 9:45 is not uncommon for me. I have been there later than that. I have to be gone by 12:00 because the alarm system activates.


Hope the exams all go well. SOunds like you have got a busy few weeks coming up. ALthough you perhaps didn't have time for formal exercise sometimes getting the house rady for company is pretty good exercise on its own. You did make me jealous though. We have snow in the forcast for Sunday. Enough with the snow already. Bring on spring! Maybe tomorrow I will go out and put the winter fertilizer on my lawn that I didn't get done in the fall.

I have a nasty nasty headache today so I am off to have a nap. I plugged the heating pad in and so the bed should be nice and cozy. I want to go to school tomorrow and Sunday. I have a lot I want to get done. Hopefully the head cooperates with me.

03-16-2007, 10:17 PM
Well hello fellow teachers. I am Tonia from VA and I teach 8th grade special education - inclusion. I am a first year teacher (career change) and I am loving it. Although, I am quickly finding out the pressures of standarized testing. We have Standards of Learning and al students have to pass based on grade level

About me - I started my weight loss journey weighing 231 at the end of June last year. My son had his 4 year appointment and was in the 95th percentile. I figure it was time for a family change. I was off for the first summer ever and joined the Y so that I could have my son in swimming lessons. The lessons were 9-9:30 Mon-Thur. Since we were already at the gym I decided to workout. I started lossing weight and so we slowly changed our eating habits and I began to loss more weight. I dont know what happened but for the first time in my life I was losing weight ( I had never been more then two weeks on a diet). I did well until November and I let myself slide through the holidays at 194. I got back on the lifestle with a focus of losing weight and went down to 182 until one of my students went on homebound and I volunteered for the job. The extra 10 hours of working with my student has taken away a lot of time from planning and exercising. I am maintaining and I am not unhappy with my decision but I cant wait to lose more. I am trying but there just isnt enough time in the day.

Well good luck to all of you and I look forward to getting to know all of you better.


03-16-2007, 10:29 PM
Hey Tonia,

It really is hard to find the time for everything. I myself don't have an exercise program. Planning my next days eating takes the free time I have now. That isn't the only reason. Although I know it would help me lose, I also live with Crohn's disease so finding the energy to do my job well and get through the basics at home is about all I can muster and some days it is a stretch. By the time weekends roll around I would love to stay in bed. I try really hard not to nap on weekends.

03-17-2007, 07:48 AM
Blech my TOM hit and I feel awful. I'm craving salt and sweets for some reason. Yesterday was a workday..My first one since I only started this job on the 1st of Feb. Pretty interesting..One of my teachers used it as a spring cleaning day...the other did nothing and let me work on homework. I did alot of little pain in the *** tasks. I've been slacking this week because I havent felt well. I knew my "friend" was coming but it didn't show its ugly face until yesterday. BLECH. Oh well. I need ot go grocery shopping and pick up some things. And I guess I need to start planning meals.

03-17-2007, 01:04 PM
Okay so the other day I was complaining that I had gained a pound and a half. In one day! Without cheating! The next day a pound of that was gone and yesterday I was down another pound. Today, get this, UP 3 POUNDS :mad: I was about 200 calories over my daily average yesterday however I was 200 calories shy on two days earlier in the week and I was pretty much bang on the other two days. What is up with that? I wasn't even over on bad things.

3 pounds is equivalent to 10500 calories. Is somebody shoving Ben and Jerrys icecream in my mouth all night and making me eat it while I am sleeping???

Today I am going to make sure and get my water in. Yesterday I drank lots of fluids, but not as much water as usual. Earlier in the week though when I gained I had drank three litres of water. Can too much water in a day make you retain?

I would blame it all on TOM, but TOM hasn't visited me in years. I don't miss TOM.

Okay that is my rant for the day. I am off to drink some water. Oh yeah, and I am not changing my ticker from this gain. It better be a temporary minor little set back.:club:

03-18-2007, 01:22 PM
Never had to change my ticker. Drank lots of water yesterday and today I was back to where I was before the gaining fiasco.

Moved to the next notch on my belt yesterday day too.

I am on my way upstaris to see if I can find these two pari of pants I think should fit now. They are stached away in one of several rubbermade boxes of "clothes that no longer fit" Hopefully I can slowly empty these boxes and refill them with clothes that are too big rather than clothes that are too small.

Look forward to seeing you all on Monday again. I have to come home early on Monday and Tuesday. My dog sitter is out of town and the poor little fella just isn't used to staying home alone. He usually gets to stay with his grandma when I am at work. He is somewhat spoiled perhaps but he is a senior citizen now so I don't like leaving him longer than I have to. I will bring home work with me to do tomorrow evening.

Any of you use fitday? I just started it yesterday. I am not sure I will keep up with it. There are some things I prefer about the spread sheet I have running on my computer at home. The thing that is nice about fitday is that I could access it from away from home too.

03-19-2007, 03:09 PM
Happy Monday All!

Nicker: I think you're a nut for staying at work that long. I stay long by my school's standards and I'm usually out of there by 4:30 or so. I do come in about an hour before I have to be here though... hmmm....

Tonia: :welcome3: We're glad you were able to find this thread. I'm 5th S.S. and 6th Science in central florida. We started our journey at the same weight, only you started yours before I did. :)

I'm doing okay I guess... I'm way discouraged right now with this whole weight losing thing... I've had 3 weeks w/ a 2 lb total loss. Not 2 lbs a week, only 2 lbs in 3 weeks. It's really frustrating to me because I'm doing really good with my eatting and my exercise has increased each week. I even found out I was able to jog! (a big deal for me, the whole story is in the christian encouragers thread)

*sigh* I'm very, very tempted right now to throw in the towel and eat some of that yummy and greasy food that is hanging out in my freezer just waiting for me to deep fry it.

Anyways... I'm sure it's a phase and I'll get over it.

Have a great week, ladies!


03-19-2007, 08:51 PM

Don't throw in the towel. It will come. I did have a "take a break" kind of day today. I have been hovering right around the same calroic intake everyday. My weight has been fluctuating so today I thought I would try to give that metaolsim a kick day and I ate more than I have in a while. I did eat two cookies at work and I just had a veal cuttlet and mashed potatoes for supper. I have been craving a different meal so tonight I cooked it. Tommorow and the rest of the week will be counter balancing today, but that is okay.

03-19-2007, 08:53 PM
Oh yeah and I never claimed to be sane either.

03-19-2007, 08:59 PM
I am so glad that I happened to read this today. I got on the scale at school today and it said I had gained 2 pounds! I had a better week than last week when I lost 3 pounds, what is happening? I am already stressing about going on a cruise on Saturday and this was just a low blow. After reading your similar experience, I have decided to keep doing what I am doing. I too have trouble getting in the water and I have a problem with exercise. I am just going to keep trying. I have to get it right eventually. Thanks for sharing. Cassie

03-20-2007, 09:56 AM
Nicker, thanks for the vote of confidence. I know things won't stay crappy, but it is still really hard to keep up that motivation. :)

Some of my closest friends tell me that it takes a special kind of crazy to be a teacher, and it looks to me like you fit that assessment perfectly.

MsOneMoreTime: I'm glad we are able to help you. That's one of the best parts about this site, there is always someone at the same part in the journey as you, and always someone who has just gotten through the struggles you're at, so there's always support and encouragement.

I'll talk w/ you more later!

03-20-2007, 08:30 PM
I was getting pretty down and unmotivated too. Today though a lady who works in the office asked me if I have been losing weight. :D Why yes I have I said.

03-22-2007, 02:22 AM
I stayed at school late doing marking tonight. I am so frustrated. I was so ticked that I had to quit and go home. I gave my grade 8 class a mjor project. It is supposed to be worht 25% of their grade for this term. They all either did a crappy job and didn't include half of what I asked them too, plagarized the whole thing, or just didn't bother handing it in!!! I wanted to get more done tonight but I just had to quit. I guess it was late enough. Why do I never get the amount of work I plan on getting done actually done??

Report cards marks have to be entered on Monday. I have a whole pile of things I am working on marking yet. I guess I will go up stairs and pack lunch and dinner for tomorrow. I can't stay until 10:00 tomorrow. I am tired. I haven't been sleeping well at night and I have had a headache for I swear two weeks. My whole face hurts. I am getting a CT scan on monday of my head and sinuses.

Okay. Gotta get going. I will be in touch. Hope all is well with you all. I had to vent.

03-22-2007, 10:00 AM
Nicker, why is it at this point of the school year the students shut down or go on auto pilot? I have my 6th graders a HUGE science fair project that was to be worth 50% of their grade. (to be fair, the assignment was given in october) I had 8 students not bother turning one in and the ones that were turned in the average grade was a D-... My principal saw the grades and told me I wasn't allowed to even add them to the report cards. That pisses me off too... The way I see it, if the kids can't own up and do their best they deserve the F on their report card, but my school is all about appeasing the parents and my principal doesn't want calls from angry parents when students get F's on report cards... What happened to earning grades, not giving grades? I am convinced I have some of the laziest students ever...

The only good thing is I had 5 really good projects that went to the regional fair and of those 5 one of them made it to the state level. (and one of the boys who made it to regional is one of my lower functioning students and getting to regionals was a HUGE success for him :cheer: )

I have also come to the conclusion that even though my nubmers aren't going down I'm losing inches... I fit into a pair of slacks today that I didn't think I would make it into until the beginning of summer. I'm very excited... :dance: Only bad thing is now I have to get a smaller pair of "try on weekly" pants to motivate myself.

Good luck w/ the rest of your grading, and the rest of your week.


03-23-2007, 02:42 PM
it can't be spring break yet! Where is everyone?

Happy Friday!

03-24-2007, 01:02 AM
Thanks for the welcome everyone. It has been an OK week for me. Stayed busy as always. OK I read all the posts and would like to say....

Lena - Do not get discouraged. It will come off but sometimes your body just wants to hold on to that weight. My body and I continually argue over this. Do not let your body win the argument. If you keep it up you will win..and feel so good. :carrot:

Nicker - DO not ever move your ticker up unless you go more than 7 days at the new weight. It is so much easier to lose weight when you stay positive.:D

Sillyfluff - I have a hard time planning meals too. However, I just found this place called Super Suppers that opened in our area and let me tell you I will be cooking a lot more meals at home. It is a meal prep kitchen where you go in and they have everything cut up for you and a recipe to follow...its hard to explain but I come home with up to 12 meals that I prepared. I put them in the freezer and pull them out whan I am ready to cook them. The food is GREAT. Last night we had Crispy Crusted Tilipia (or something like that-lol). Check it out online not sure of the actual site I just goggle Supper Supers.:hun:

Cassri - Wow a cruise I wish I could go...:cool:

Everyone: Do not let the ups and downs get you down:hug: . This year has been hard for me...I guess maybe because I have less to lose now. The weight is coming off much more slowly. I went 6 weeks without a loss and then I finally (right after TOM) lost like 4 lbs over a three day period. I have lost nothing since and that was 3 weeks ago. I am getting ready for TOM again and am actually looking forward to it. Hoping that I will have another magical weight loss frenzy. What I do and this works for me but everone is different and some people are more sensitive to the scale. I weigh myself everyday of the week. Sometime I weigh 2 lbs more and a couple of times I gained 4 lbs. The key for me is that I only write down the lowest weight loss figure for the week. I write down the figure every Friday (and update my ticker). Becuase of this the figure goes down and I know that if I eat Chinese food I can plan on weighing 2-4 lbs heavier for about three days (but it doesnt bother me bacuse I know why). I also work out 2 times a week and I was doing cardio 3 times a week until about three weeks aga when I took on the homebound student.

Have a GREAT weekend ladys.


03-24-2007, 02:11 AM
It's report card time. I've been staying at school until 9:30 or 10:00. Tonight I went to a hockey game though. First game of the playoffs. My team lost.

Tonia I move my ticker when there is a loss for motivation. If I had to wait until I maintened a weight for 7 days that wouldn't serve the purpose I want it to for me. If I move it down and I have to move it back up well then that gives me a little kick in the pants then doesn't it.

Tired. Need to go to bed. I have to go to school tomorrow and get as much as I can done on those report cards. Tomorrow night is another hockey game. Marks have to be in Monday at 8:00 am.

03-24-2007, 01:36 PM
Just got back from the gym and I feel good. I need to focus on getting my cardio in everyweek.

Nicker sorry your team lost...and hope that your report card run smoothly. I guess I didnt explain myself to well on my ticker. I record the down weight immediately but the up weight I wait 7 days to give myself a chance to lose it again. So far I havent moved my ticker up so it works for me...but I realize that everyone has to do what works for them. I wish what I am doing would work for everyone. I would bottle it up or write a book and make


03-24-2007, 04:01 PM
Tonia. I like your ticker idea. That makes sense to me. Last week was so frustrating becuase it kept fluctuating back and forth. This week I have made some progress though. I adjusted the ticker this morning :D

I didn't record the weight from when I got up this morning. That was two pounds lower! I recorded the weight from when I went to the bathroom around the time I usually get up. It was nice to see 190 even if I didn't record it.

My initial easter goal was to be down to 190 but I added another 1.5 loss to that goal a few weeks ago. I hope I hit my goal.

I did learn yesterday that I have lost 1% of body fat since I bought my new scale. That was 4 weeks ago on Wednesday.

Okay report cards NOT getting done. Better get going.

03-24-2007, 04:07 PM

A few years ago the school I was at was HUGE into science fair. One of my grade 9s was fairly low functioning and he made it to nationals! The principal and I were both schocked. It is great for them when they see success like that. Real ego boost.

Cassie... You still here?

03-27-2007, 07:24 AM
Hey ladies.

I'm having such a hard time staying on track. :( I just can't seem to get motivated...The support group at home has sorta fizzled out. I'm not really sure why? I'm under so much stress with school and work I just don't have the energy anymore. :( I've gotta get the rest of the "junk" outta my house so I can start fresh. We'll see what happens.

03-27-2007, 10:56 PM
Hi, all! I'm not a teacher (yet) but I'm an early childhood and elementary education major. I love kids and hope to teach preschool or kindergarten someday....I graduate in spring '09.

I just was excited to see a teacher thread :)

03-28-2007, 01:35 AM
Later... Congrats on reaching your goal... Woo hooo. Welcome to the thread.

Sillyfluff - It is really hard, but I believe in you and I know that you can do it. We just have to keep on taking it one day at a time. What kind of plan are you on? Can I help.

I am an avid calorie counter. Everything I eat gets accounted for whether I like it or not. I find that has really helped me to be aware. With report cards this week I actually find that I a have undereaten the last two days. Yesterday I got in under 70 calories and today I did come in just over 1000 but one thing I ate was a doughnut.

03-28-2007, 02:03 AM
Hello everyone! I teach 10th grade English. Right now I'm on Spring Break dutifully reading research papers. It's entertaining... Anyway, it's good to have a thread where others understand.
I'm sad because I have to leave my school at the end of this year. Get this...I have 159 students and NO planning period. To top it off, I have all remedial students. Now I love my school and adore my kids, but I can't do it again. I white knuckeled it this year and gained 50 pounds. I can't take the stress!

03-28-2007, 02:08 AM
Yes, I spelled knuckled wrong.

Michelle :dizzy:

03-28-2007, 02:10 AM
Yes, I spelled knuckled wrong.

Michelle :dizzy:

03-28-2007, 02:10 AM
Yes, I spelled knuckled wrong.

Michelle :dizzy:

03-28-2007, 02:13 AM
ARGGHH!! I'm sorry that I'm a computer illiterate ding bat!

03-28-2007, 10:16 AM
Michelle I like you already! I hear you about teaching in FL and the unhappy situations we are put in. I'm blessed to be in a new charter school this year, but last year was horrid. I'm sure you'll find a school better suited to you for next school year... this state is short so many teachers it is pretty easy to find a position in almost any school.

My week has been going good... I took yesterday off to spend the day with some friends from back home. It was nice, yet stressful to not be in my classroom... I keep looking at my watch and figuring out where my classes were. lol

I'm such a sap.

Anyway. have a great day ladies!

03-28-2007, 03:06 PM
*laughing* I know what you mean! It's 10:00...uh-oh I hope Bobby doesn't have gas today. Oops, I should have told the sub to lock the door at lunch... It's fun though.

I know I'll find another job. It's stressful to move to another place and learn the rules, especially the unwritten ones.

I joined Metabolic Research Center. According to the center I should be able to lose 50 pounds by July 23rd, which is about half of what I need to lose. It's so strange - I have hope for the first time in SO LONG. I go in Friday to weigh in and begin the menu. Until then I'm getting rid of the extras in my life: soda, sugar, chocolate - you know, all the good stuff. :T

04-01-2007, 03:06 PM
My big problem with subs is that I seem to get the ones who have their own agenda which is to do nothing that I have planned so that I have to figure out what got done and what didn't when I get back. I am getting better about worrying about what is going on when I am away though. Since I am gone for a full day every two months I have gotten used to letting go a little.

I suppose it is time to start a new thread since it is no longer March I guess we need to start an April thread.