2nd full week of teaching
Monday, August 24, 2009
Today was the beginning of my second full week of teaching. Boy, I forget how much energy it takes to teach school. I'm exhausted. Just trying to get to know 170 students is an enormous task. My students are fun though and I'm excited to be their teacher.
This is my 16th year of teaching high school English. This year, I have a great schedule--2 AP Lit classes, 1 Reading for Pleasure, and 3 Honors 10 English. I have to admit I have it pretty nice this year. After last year, this is heaven. However, I think that being on a diet makes it harder for me to keep up my energy level and I really miss being able to have comfort food throughout the day (chocolate's my favorite although I do love potato chips).
Anyway, I didn't gain this weight overnight. It crept up over the past 2 years, and so I can't expect it to disappear in a few weeks just because I've cut back and started walking a little. If it was that easy, everyone would be thin, including me.
Anyway, time to go for a short walk. My foot is still healing. The weather is cooling down and fall is in the air. I must admit, I love the fall. Living in the desert during the summer is difficult; I'm still a British girl at heart. I miss the rain.
Thanks sparkpeople for helping me stay strong