No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
I lost 2.5 lbs this week bringing my total to 17.5! Phew, progress! I feel like this loss is just the boost to motivate me not to quit!!! I honestly didn't do things right this week and I'm surprised that I even had a loss! I didn't even bring food to work this past Saturday, I was starving by the time we got our break and I totally over ate the employee meal that was served, it wasn't healthy and then I felt gross.
I'm still battling feeling overwhelmed with everything going on in my life. I got a 60 on my Algebra test last week after spending time with the tutor. I kinda want to drop it because I have too much on my plate. But at the same time if I can manage to pass it with a C then I don't have to take it again & I can move on (but I'd have to live with my 4.0 being negatively impacted). If I drop it I will still have to re-take it. I feel like my schedule is only going to get busier as my hours increase at the new job. But I can take it alone instead of with 2 other classes. I spoke to my Algebra professor and she thinks I can totally pass the class. But I just don't know if I can handle it all. She also said that if I withdrew, her experience is that students do much better the second time around. She was really encouraging my to stick it out and try to pass. I'm still undecided. My plan is to catch up on hw in the next couple days and re-assess.
I'm really excited about the new job but also very anxious as I have accepted much more responsibility than I had originally anticipated. I have been promoted to office manager before our doors have even opened! I'm nervous as hell! At the same time I'm so excited to finally get an amazing opportunity like this! It is a dream come true! To have a boss from 10 years ago call me and believe in me is such an amazing feeling! I actually have a career ahead of me now and I didn't even finish my prerequisites, let alone my degree! However I would still like to finish, it's just going to take a really long time if after this semester I stick to about 1 class/semester.
I went shopping this weekend so that I can slowly build my work wardrobe while staying within my budget. It's nice that I have some time to do this before we open to the public. I experienced a huge boost in self confidence! The clothes fit me so well and look so good, if I do say so myself! What an amazing difference the cut of clothes makes. I wear black dress pants to serve at weddings all the time but they fit me nothing like the new pants that I bought. I think because I'm so short, the wide legs really make me look bigger than I am. Seriously the new pants make me look like I lost another ten pounds!!!! I'm thinking that I should get a pair for when I work weddings too, because I know I will feel so much better wearing them!
One issue that I have every year with my healthy eating is as the weather goes cold, I don't want to drink water and I don't want to eat all the fresh fruits and veggies as I normally would, it's just too cold out and the thought of it makes me cold. So I have created a plan to battle this issue because I can't let all this hard work go to waste!
1. Track everything on Spark People. I have not been successful at this since mid-late Sept
2. Drink herbal tea or hot water with lemon when plain water seems just too cold to stomach.
3. Make the WW veggie soup. Typically I eat tons of salads & I just can't do that when It's freezing out. Today I'm making soup!!! This will make up a big part of lunches for the week!
4. Make more hot veggies as sides when I can't eat as much raw.
5. Be conscious, mentally aware of what I'm doing.
6. Meal Plan and grocery shop accordingly!
7. Move my body! I have not been doing this much at all, telling myself I'm too busy, there's not enough time in the day, but what is 30 minutes really?
I know I can do this! I've come this far and I've vowed to make this the last time that I have to lose this weight! I know that the weight creep happens when I stop doing the things that I have to do to lose/maintain. Holidays are just around the corner and I'd much rather be maintaining or close to it than actively trying to lose or getting out of control and worst case, gaining. I can do this!!!!