Well, the semester has started back up and I can without a doubt say that while my course load and students are amazing and wonderful my schedule is just about this side of horrendous I have colleagues with a heavier course load who are on campus less hours than I am.
When I come home I’m so mentally exhausted it’s hard to put complete sentences together. I end up grunting like some 16 year old angsty version of myself:
- Husband: How was your day, love?
- Me: URngh.
- Husband: Did your new lecture go okay at least?
- Me: Urm surehhnedtolnggerthery…
- Husband: So… is that a yes?
But, this does mean that I have little time to snack but very few options to fall back on if I forget to bring appropriate things. So far I’m doing good. I’ve been trying to remember to eat breakfast before my 9am class because I don’t get out until 11:45 so if I forget my tummy is grumbling by the time I return to my office.
Breakfasts consist of fruit, high-fiber granola bars, and juice. Lunches are typically a microwave whole-wheat pasta dish, a handmade sandwich with lots of veggies, or a big-ass salad with 50% spinach and 50% tomatoes – I alternate to keep from being bored. It’s been going well.
I’m starving when I get home but too tired to pig out – I make our usual dinners and then watch Netflix and hit the sack early so I can get up and do it all again.
I’ve already lost a couple of more lbs since my New Years “official” weigh in but I like to watch this a bit longer to see if it stays off.
At this rate my new schedule will at least have one perk – less time and opportunity to eat. Just gotta remember to eat SOMETHING when I can so I don’t pass out!
Only 16 more weeks to go…