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.
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!