Last weekend I was 86.4kg and I set the goal to be under 86 by this Sunday. Today I'm 85.7kg so 800g loss (1.8lb). Next Sunday I am looking to be less that 85.5kg and ideally 85.0. I know this is a modest goal but with returning to work first week back is always crazy so while I'm planning of working out and staying on plan I have to be flexible. Especially as I am always exhausted after first week (four months of nothing its a shock to the system to be working again). But if I reach 85kg, I will be 10kg from goal. What a feeling.
Didi, to answer your question, I teach college biology. I love it, I love science and while in grad school working as a TA I discovered I loved teaching too. I'm super lucky that I get to teach the practical biology, most of my teaching is done in the lab. The down side to this is you can't eat in the lab and when a class is busy I can't pop out for a bite. And the classes are three hours long. On a Tuesday I teach a theory class 9-10, then I'm straight in the lab 10-1, and then a break and lab 2-5. But that break is often filled up with paper work so lunch is eaten at my desk or while seeing students. What this means is that I often get to the end of Tuesday (and Thursday as well because I have a double lab day) and realise I've had one drink all day. So this semester I'm going to make a much greater effort to get more fluids in. Again it means having to leave the lab, but at least I can just half stand outside the door and drink from my water bottle. I'm thinking of setting a timer on my phone to remind myself.