About Me

Hi, my name is Angela and welcome to my blog. This is a place where I write about my life in an honest and open way.

I am 36 years old, single, and a Christian. God gave me a heart to work with children and so I spend my day teaching kindergarten. It is my fourth year teaching and although it is hard I love it. I currently go to a college for my BA in Elementary Education which keeps me busy. Between work and school there is not much time left but I enjoy serving and helping others, watching netflix, or reading a good book.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Denny's Addiction

I did not wake up early this morning. Instead I slept 12 hours. That is forever and I don't know why my body wanted to sleep so long.

As I was getting dressed for work I stepped on the scale. I was looking for motivation to eat healthy, thinking my number would have gone up from the last few days of over eating. I step on and I have lost a pound and am down to 274. That doesn't make sense but I know the scale doesn't always.

I had a good breakfast and packed a good lunch then I walk into the teachers lounge and see this. The upside and downside of working at a school. We tend to get fed a lot. Though of course I know this is a common site in break rooms. I grabbed a few items and tried not to go overboard. Luckily everything is still in it's container so it is trackable.

I have been getting headaches the last couple days. I think it is due to caffeine withdrawal. I hate being so reliant on caffeine and that it is so painful when I don't get enough. I need to quit it again. These headaches make any benefit of caffeine not worth it.


As I was mid-post on my two hour break at work a teacher came in and asked me to cover her class. There seems to be a stomach flu going around and she was the latest victim.

After work I went home but not for long. I decided to head to my local Denny's. I am three assignments away from finishing my last class for the semester and I wanted to knock out the two due this week. For those of you just joining. I am going to a community college for an Associates degree in Early Education. I take online classes so I can fit them into my schedule. I just went back to school in January.

When I go to Denny's I think about ordering something from their Fit Fare menu, all items less then 500 calories. But of course I don't. Instead I get the Western Burger with season fries. I then finish it off with a banana split. So I definitely went over my calories for the day. My maintain level of calories is 2900 and I ate about 3500 calories today. So not good. The worst part is that I felt so sick afterwards because my body didn't want to eat that many calories in one sitting. I did get lots of studying done and finished my two assignments for this week. I also started to prepare for next week's final project. It is a huge project so I am glad I am starting early.

I again didn't exercise today. My body is starting to feel sore. After I have exercised regularly and then stop my body gets sore and my muscles tight. I am thinking it may actually be part of the cause of my before mentioned headaches. My neck seems to be very stiff. I am up late again so I don't know when I will get exercise in tomorrow. Probably after work.


  1. You should weigh in at the same time everyday to keep a more accurate measure of weight loss. Maybe this will help you not sleep for 12 hours :)

    1. I normally weigh in the evening so that I can weigh in at the same time. I am a night owl so it is the best option for me. I don't think I would get up in the morning just because I need to weigh in. But thank you for the recommendation.

  2. Hi Angela, I don't know much about your situation (I just started reading your blog), but one habit I noticed is that you tend to go to unhealthy restaurants with lots of tempting high calorie food when you study. I wonder if there is a library (or maybe even a cafe/coffeeshop instead of a restaurant) nearby you could study in. I'm a student, so I understand that studying hard gives you the munchies, which makes it that much harder to resist getting the most filling looking meal on the menu.

    I'd also suggest carrying around some dried fruit or nuts with you at all times. They will last a long time, so you can stick them in your bag and forget about them until you're stuck working late and don't have any healthy food around. Just remember to remind yourself that if nuts/fruit/veggies don't seem appetizing, you're probably not actually hungry--or even try nibbling on them first, wait 10 minutes, and then regauge your hunger.

    Anyway, I just want you to know that I'm cheering for you! Stay strong and keep it up. :) I am impressed by your willingness and commitment to be completely honest about your progress and mistakes.