Hi, I haven't responded in awhile but I am also a teacher. I know the problems that we face and I am able to stay on program during the summer. Once school starts, yes it is more difficult.
I think that we are now headed into the most difficult months. I teach kindergarten so food is an issue as well as the facility lounge across from my classroom.
I've been on MRC since Jan 2010 and have lost about 50 pounds. What works for me? Most definately bring your lunch and HSN's. The HSN's help during those hunger and/or stress times. I also keep shakes and bars. Some days I eat a protein bar while working on the computer. Some days you just don't have time to eat.
I think that this weight loss issue is always in your head. Once you are in the right mindset, the choices get easier and healthier. But once your focus or drive starts to cave in, then there's trouble!
I'm planning to learn from the lessons from last year and not go into a binge phase once the holidays arrive.