Thanks for dropping by to say hello-- my apologies for just reading your blogs about going back to work and not writing anything...I guess it must sort of feel like a first day of school. I am SO glad that you seemed to have landed on your feet so soon, and can understand wanting all that boring training to be over, to really get going on the job!
And it's great that the job has helped rather than hindered your progress: too often people are too tired from work to bother with the exercise, or there are only bad food choices available, or the wrong kinds of munchies and all that.
You are doing so great! I'm just slogging along...back to the gym tomorrow... 2909 days ago
I'm glad the first day of work went well. I had a pleasant re-entry too. My thing hasn't changed much except I'll be at one school for a long period of time and then the other.
Also congrats on losing poundage! I am so impressed with your ability to stick to it! I didn't have a good day on my program yesterday, but it could've been worse. I drank a fair amount of water and ate a salad for lunch but had a big coffee and only one doughnut at the welcome-back breakfast. You can feel the pennies being pinched. Usually we would have Chic-fil-a but yesterday it was from Winn-Dixie. It would be better for us all if they just let the cafeteria make us eggs and grits and such.
Well, there goes the cuckoo clock telling me it is 7 o'clock. I gotta get in gear. I'm just dropping by getting my log-in points. Have a great 2nd day! 2918 days ago
Thanks for all your upbeat encouraging muchly appreciated words...I agree...I think that I am probably plateauing but because I am crazy active I am still losing bit by bit...so I am happy with that...plateaus are so demoralizing!
Have a GRRRRRREAT DAY! Hopefully you get some real awesome news today! Take Care Kim 2936 days ago
It is maddening...and in this heat it would be nice if anybody would help out and do it without my having to ask (which I won't do)...so being the ever positive social worker I try to reframe my frustration and look that I just did extra activity and took extra steps...
Yeah...no cheating is not really fun but I do not have any junk food in the house except for my daughters kitchen cupboard and the bread box (needless to say bread in never kept in there)...and those to areas I do not go near! not worth the torture...in fact I generally do not even open either area...
Well Have A ROCK ON TERRIFIC DAY! Take Care Kim 2937 days ago
Just sending a note of encouragement to you on a few things. First, let the experience with your niece be an opportunity for you to be the best influence in her life. The whining could be a plea for attention. Cherish the time you have with her! I have 13 nieces and I only get to see them about once every 3 years and it tears me to pieces when I see how much they change and they barely know me. Consider letting her be your motivation to be healthy and to exercise. Find a cooking class that the two of you can do together. Find a dance-based class or some exercise that she picks and you guys make it your "thing". She may have NEVER done that with her mom and you officially become the cool aunt. 11 is a tough age, my son is 14 and he still has those moments. So I think I covered all of my motivation points. It isn't coincidence that she is with you right now, find the lesson in this experience, everything we go through is a development in our character! Take care 2942 days ago