It’s hard to believe that it’s been 12 weeks since the surgery – almost three months have flown by! During this time I’ve started my placement as a trainee teacher and have completed one if my modules for my PGCE. Already I am thinking about doing another course while I do this teaching certificate. It’s another level 7 course and might contribute towards the full Masters (I think its worth about 30-40 level 7 credits and the PGCE gives me 60 I think). If I then was able to add something educational psychology based at level 7 next academic year (2020-2021) while I work it would set me up perfectly for applying for the Educational Psychology PhD. This new course I am considering is the CELTA TEFL course and would enable me to work as an online tutor for English, teaching people in Eastern Asia – from China, Japan and Taiwan. I could even do that full time while I applied for teaching jobs if I am unlucky in getting job offers when I graduate.
Ironically, I’ve also been recruited by Weight Watchers, they saw my CV on Monster and emailed me. It was more because of my Health Psychology background but when they found out about my own weight loss story they said I would be a perfect WW Coach, haha! I think combined with my teaching expertise I’d make a good coach too, and my ties to John Moore’s, specifically to Lisa and her diabetes research, means I have some ideas about how to go about this job. It’s important to have links to the community and I’d create links to the uni and AintreeLOSS, concentrating on reducing fatty livers and type 2 diabetes which is prominent in Merseyside and amongst the typical WW member or potential member. This is something else I could do full time if needed, or do both the online ESOL and WW at as many hours as I can handle.
I am now 119kgs, according to my bathroom scales (which are not totally accurate since I’ve ranged between 118 and 120 the last few days!) but I visit Frodsham to see my surgeon next Friday and I’ll be weighed there by their more accurate and expensive scales. Either way it seems I am another 8 kilos down from the last time I saw her (and plan to lose more in the next 12 days!) and when I reach 115 I’ll be at 39 BMI and able to pursue the adoption process. That’s another boon of the online tutoring, by the way, I’ll be home half the time. I could also teach evening classes part time in Psychology and ESOL, while teaching online at Chinese peak times at home.
The future is looking promising, and I am determined to try and be under 110 kilos by Christmas! And to be losing weight over the holidays too!
It’s 5.20am and I have to be up for uni in 40 minutes so I should sleep. It’s nice when you are awake because of positive things keeping your mind buzzing!!!