Having written that, I suddenly realize that the blame cannot all be directed at teaching -- there's another activity that's taking over more and more of my time. I'm walking (occasionally jogging, but that just messes up my feet and legs, so I'm steering more and more to the slower pace). My FitBit has motivated me to get moving like nothing else has been able to do. I'm now averaging seven to ten miles a day and have lost six pounds since Christmas. For me, that's monumental as this weight's clung to me for 6 years. I thought I was going to have to keep the little waist-muffins that had settled around my belt line for the remainder of my life. But now (Huzzah!), the muffins are ever-so-slowly shrinking.
I'm so enthusiastic about this that you'd think someone was paying me bonus money for doing well. Instead, I'm getting nothing except a little stronger and a little smaller. I'll take that gladly.
However, all of those hours (yes, hours) of walking takes...hours. It also takes a lot of energy. Hopefully, when I get my body back in shape (4 pounds to go), I can ease off a bit.