Thursday, November 25, 2010
Here we are at Thanksgiving again! Wow. In a surprising development at work this week, they let the prez of our division go and hired on a new guy. After two years of being driven into the ground with no hope, the black cloud has lifted and people are joking in the hallways again and some team spirit is coming back. For the first time folks feel optimistic, and you can feel the change. We still have a mad sprint to the finish, but the whole attitude has changed, and the goal to build our division into a sustainable business was something we all needed to hear. Suddenly I have more energy.
I lost the two pounds that week earlier in the month....then of course put it back the next week. My eating wasn't that bad, but I think the exercise went down a little, and the combination put me back up again. It's really discouraging but I am not giving up. I struggle with feeling like there is no point. I've been stuck around 160 for over a year. I look pretty good, and I feel pretty good. There just doesn't seem to be enough hours to get it all done...tracking calories, work, exercise, laundry....Some days I work so hard, and do so well, only to be over by the 6 cashews I ate while cooking dinner. Now with winter coming on and the rains coming it is harder to get exercise. I have decided now that days I walk to work I will leave half and hour early. It only takes 20 minutes to walk to work, but I can extend it to 30 by going through the waterfront park and around the block. So I get a minimum of 30 minutes when I walk. It's a little thing that makes me feel better. Anyway, I'm still here, still healthy, pretty happy, and still trying. That is a good start to being thankful.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!