I wonder, how in the world am I able to eat now what I'm eating and still lose weight? I'm feeling full from what I'm eating and yet I'm still (slowly) losing. Is my metabolism higher? Am I just used to eating less?
I'm currently working on a few projects for my Master's program. I'm feeling less overwhelmed. Maybe I'm just whelmed right now. A medium level of stress.
This is a short post, but I promised the DH that I would do the dishes while he ran to the store. I'm… Continue
Added by Brandy on October 28, 2008 at 7:49pm —
My mom called the other night and brought up some things that had happened in my past. It brought up so many memories. They are still swirling in my head. It's hard to imagine that I started high school twelve years ago. I can still remember certain things from that year so vividly. It's so strange. And with my weight loss, I feel like I can remember those things a little better. I don't know if that makes sense. Maybe because I'm slowly inching towards the weight I was in high school? I still… Continue
Added by Brandy on October 25, 2008 at 11:14am —
That's the plan for tonight. Not that great of a choice for the evening, but hey I can get some good things at Taco Bell. I'm excited. I can sit and be comfortable and forget my life for a while.
Today was so super busy! I got a lot done. I was at work for 12 hours straight today. Teaching first, then grading and hanging up projects that my kiddos did. They look so nice! They make my room look so much more inviting.
I had a pretty difficult week this week. One day I had a… Continue
Added by Brandy on October 24, 2008 at 8:19pm —
I know I'm super stressed with three projects due in the next two weeks and teaching, plus I was observed by my principal on Monday, some students had a meltdown in one of my classes, and I found out my oldest niece has to have surgery soon. But still, why am I so hungry? My mind says I'm full and that I shouldn't want any more. It says no soda, drink water. Meanwhile, my body is sending signals to my mouth to open up. My stomach growls. My throat burns. My head pounds. Ugh. I wish I could… Continue
Added by Brandy on October 22, 2008 at 8:03pm —
I've been so busy I haven't even gotten on here all week. That isn't good. I've just had a lot of classes to go to, plus grading and what not. I am hoping to accomplish a lot this weekend though.
On Wednesday, I was able to fit into a pair of pants that I haven't fit into since before I got married. They say size 18, but when I first started wearing 18's, they didn't fit. They're from Old Navy and I really think they are a size 16. They were snug, but I wore them. And that day I got… Continue
Added by Brandy on October 18, 2008 at 10:30am —
I am loving today. I woke up and found flowers on the coffee table in the living room from my husband. How sweet is that? He just randomly bought them for me. I got to sleep in until 8:30. Sad that 8:30 is now late for me!
I need to go by Target or Wal-Mart or Walgreens and get some copies of pictures I have and then put them with a package I'm sending to my mom. I can't remember if I posted about this, but we're talking again. I had called her randomly just to say I love you and… Continue
Added by Brandy on October 11, 2008 at 11:01am —
I have a full schedule today. After school, I have only a few hours to plan for the next few weeks because I have to go pick up my little sis (Big Brothers/Big Sisters) from her after-school program. Then, we have to get across town to the TGI Friday's, because my MIL is taking us (plus my husband) out to eat. After I take my little home, I'm going to bed early.
Saturday will be pretty crazy too. I need to mail some things to my mom, which requires going to the post office before… Continue
Added by Brandy on October 10, 2008 at 7:23am —
Today I have been released of my teaching duties so that I can instead have a full day of classes nonstop. Woohoo. (That is sarcasm.) It always leaves me a day behind in my teaching and who would really want to spend all day in classes? You get burnt out.
Speaking of burnt out, I'm getting close to being there. I'm trying to stay on top of my curriculum, my students, my own classwork, grading, and, of course, my life outside of all of that. I haven't been getting much sleep and that… Continue
Added by Brandy on October 9, 2008 at 7:41am —
I am the person who always listens and nods and says I understand. I let people vent. It's usually a good thing. Lately, it's become something not so great. I get dumped on. A lot. By a bunch of different people. People seem to think that I have all the time, the energy and the desire to listen to them complain, talk things out, or just emotionally dump on me.
It makes me tired. But what do I do? I know people need someone that can be there for them. Does it always have to be me… Continue
Added by Brandy on October 6, 2008 at 8:42pm —
Yep, right after work, the husband and I are headed to St. Louis. I am so excited. I'm not bringing any homework and I'm not even going to think about school (the one I work at or the one I attend). I'm going to relax and take some me time because I deserve it.
Ah me, I'm exhausted. The school planned two assemblies today. One the first hour of the day and one the last hour of the day. I guess they figured the day was already shot with one assembly, why not make it an all day affair?… Continue
Added by Brandy on October 2, 2008 at 10:29pm —
I'm so excited because I don't have class tonight, as I usually do. I can take this time to watch The Office (woohoo!) and do some laundry.....not to mention grade notebooks, a quiz, and two different writings. That's about 275 things to grade. Sounds exciting, doesn't it?
Today we have two assemblies. One during first hour and one during seventh hour. I might as well not even come to work. We aren't going to be able to get the kids to focus and be calm, and we definitely won't be… Continue
Added by Brandy on October 2, 2008 at 7:00am —
By Wednesday I always feel like crap--run down and exhausted. I'm blogging because I'm hoping I can make myself feel better by the end of this post.
I had to send a student out of my class and to the office yesterday. Not fun. But he was disrespectful (completely ignoring my directions and then he pretended he was going to hit me behind my back) and then he was defiant (He got up during reading time to get paper, I said he didn't need paper right now, so he stole a notebook off MY… Continue
Added by Brandy on October 1, 2008 at 7:29am —