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3/8/2012: Day 12

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Yesterday was a much better day at work. It was less hectic and there were several meetings that made it interesting. I still was counting down until 5PM.

I'm happy to say that today is Thursday and I have one day left. Yay! I got home last night and ate a healthy dinner. I relaxed for a bit and looked for jobs. I saw a couple of positions that I'm doing additional research. We'll see what happens.

I prepared my breakfast, lunch, and snacks last night. I drove into work today. I got to sleep in a little bit today. I worked out a little bit but had issues with the DVD. That was frustrating. I did get in a walk before work. I drove in early so I could do that.

Today is going to be a good day. I can tell. I'll be home late tonight due to allergy shots.

Charm

  
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MNJONES2 3/8/2012 3:36PM

    You are full of life and sound so happy!! GOOD FOR YOU! I think you must be an exceptional person because you said that the meetings at work made it interesting and I always hated meetings!

Best wishes on your job search.

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3/7/2012: Day 11

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Yesterday was another insane day. It wasn't as bad as the day before. It was very busy and filled with a lot of drama. I've realized that I just don't want to deal with the headache every day. It's stressing me out and I feel worn out at the end of every day.

After work I'll be looking at open posts and I'll apply for something if I find it interesting. It's also time to check with Human Resources and start exploring my options. I'm not sure where I want to go and they can help guide me. It's been several years since I was looking for a position.

I've talked about work enough. I did well with eating. I had lots of fruits and veggies throughout the day. I measured everything I ate. I pre-planned my meals and actually ate the foods. It was a successful day. I stayed in my calorie range and was satisfied at the end of the day. I have my breakfast and lunch prepared for today. I'm still thinking about dinner. I usually know that by lunchtime and add the foods to the tracker.

I find it worth it at the end of the day to prepare my meals ahead of time. It's also important to add them to the food tracker. It helps to hold me accountable. I walked 90 minutes yesterday and I'm noticing my stamina is approving. I also feel my legs are getting more toned.

I drive in tomorrow to work and I'm planning a cardio workout in the morning. It's been a while since I've done that. I'm feeling encouraged and positive. I feel like I'm moving in the right direction. Change can be good.

Charm

  
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MISSLISA1973 3/9/2012 12:16AM

    Taking steps toward the future you want will make you feel like that. Good luck in the job search... keep at it and I know you will find a position that makes you feel fulfilled. WTG on the food and exercise!
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FERRETLOVER1 3/8/2012 7:53AM

    Hard to change jobs, but sounds like you need to do that. Good luck with the job search.

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MARINEMAMA 3/8/2012 6:29AM

    Awesome job!!!

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XXMILAXX 3/8/2012 12:11AM

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FANGFACEKITTY 3/7/2012 9:44PM

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3/6/2012: Day 10

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Yesterday was completely insane for me at work. It was a successful day but also quite draining and stressful. I had a lot to do at work in a very short time. I was so glad when it was time to go.

I've been avoiding this for some time but I really need to look for another position. I'm grateful to have a job but I'm also quite miserable in my position. I'm not looking outside of the company but looking internally. Tomorrow the new job openings come out and I will be looking to see what's out there. It's time for a new challenge. I need to be careful with applying. I only get to apply for five positions a year.

Yesterday was also a day filled with temptation. I was feeling stressed and was tempted to do some extra eating. It didn't help that one of my co-workers brought in some chocolate doughnuts to share with anyone. I resisted and one of my co-workers tried to convince me to just have one. I've come to realize that at work there are some people who are supportive and others that will sabotage me if they can. That's just the way it is.

I'm happy to say when I got home I had a salad and a light pizza I made at home. I stayed within my calorie range all day. I did walk to and from the train station but didn't do the cardio workout. I'm making an extra effort to do so today.

Today is supposed to be in the 60s in Chicago. I'm taking full advantage and will walk during my lunch today. I can't wait. I love to walk. I'm also walking to and from the train station. Work will be crazy again but I'm not going to let it get me down.

Charm

  
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CHARMANIA76 3/7/2012 9:17PM

    Thanks for the support. I do know who is on my side.

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FANGFACEKITTY 3/7/2012 1:04PM

    emoticon on not letting the food pushers sabotage you. I hope your internal job search goes well, being in a position you enjoy helps so much with how you feel and stress levels.

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RAINSTORM17 3/6/2012 11:13PM

    Good for you sticking to your guns and taking note to who's one your side, and the ones that will take you down. Good luck in trying for a new position. Re emoticon emoticon

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JACRBUNCH 3/6/2012 9:37PM

    Sounds like you are on the right track with exercise and eating. Keep it up. Good luck with the job hunt.

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3/5/2012: Day 9

Monday, March 05, 2012

The weekend went pretty well for me. I noticed I overate at the end of Friday and Saturday after I was emotional. I've been having health issues and I let things get to me. Now that I realized what I was doing with late snacking I've stopped doing that. I'm glad I figured out what was going on with the snacking.

I didn't exercise this weekend. I think I may be anemic. I have a doctor appointment scheduled for 3-22. I hope I can start to find out exactly what's going on with my body.

I had a fun day on Sunday. I went to see Tyler Perry's Good Deeds with my mom and my sister. We really enjoyed the movie. Afterwards we had lunch. The restaurant had nutritional information on their website so I was able to plan my lunch ahead of time.

I was able to stay within my calorie range on Sunday. I prepared my breakfast, lunch, and snacks for work. I have a 30 minute cardio DVD that I want to do today. The weather is pretty chilly and I'll play the outdoor walking by ear today.

Today will be hectic at work. I'm determined and focused to get things done. I'm going to have a successful day.

Charm

  
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GYPSYROSIE777 3/6/2012 2:28AM

    I know the not knowing is a tough one.. You have really put a good amount of time and thinking into improving your life. I know the thing that makes me feel the worst is to much sodium and carbs.. When I complete my days without them ,moderation i feel super good. Your doing Great with your choices.. emoticon

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CHARMANIA76 3/5/2012 9:40PM

    Thanks! I feel so extremely encouraged right now. I love you guys!

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HOPEFULHIPPO 3/5/2012 4:22PM

    Good job on checking the website first. I've been trying to practice that as well if I know I'm going out.

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FERRETLOVER1 3/5/2012 4:21PM

    Don't you just love the restaurants that list their nutrional info on their websites. I love to be able to plan ahead so I know exactly what I will order - that way I am not tempted by anything else on the menu!!

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SPIRALINGUP 3/5/2012 4:06PM

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SUSIEGKORN 3/5/2012 3:57PM

    Way to go on your self-analysis. You're figuring out what you need to do for yourself. Have a good week!


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3/2/2012: Day 6

Friday, March 02, 2012

Yesterday was a pretty good day for me. Work went by on the slow side. It was one of my co-worker's last day at work and that made me feel sad. She is such a sweet lady. I will miss her dearly. The day itself seemed to drag. I am proud to say that I had a slice of cake and did not go over with my calories. That felt quite good. We ordered Potbelly Sandwich Works and I ordered a skinny turkey sandwich with mustard, swiss cheese, and veggies. I calculated the nutritional values on their website.

I walked yesterday for a total of 90 minutes. I am building up my body again. I put on my jeans today and I noticed they are fitting a little looser. Yes! WooHoo! Last night I did a load of laundry and planned out my entire day for food including dinner. This is the first time I have done that. I also got my clothes ready as well.

Today is Friday and it is also jeans day for me at work. I love that! Once I get off work it will be the weekend! I am doing a happy dance in my head right now. Today will be a bit wacky at work as we adjust to no longer having that co-worker. She was quite a hard worker and until her replacement is fully up to par I will need to help pick up the slack.

I am walking 45 minutes before work. Today has rain in the forecast so I don't know if I will be able to walk during lunch or after work. I will play that by ear. I also plan to do a 30 minute Leslie Sansone DVD when I get home. I believe I am ready to start doing my cardio home DVDs again.

Today will be the best day I can make it. I feel good and look pretty cute today as well. The happy dance will be happening in my head all day. I can't wait until 5PM today. Happy dance! Happy dance! :-)

Charm

  
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GYPSYROSIE777 3/3/2012 12:41AM

    emoticonHi Charm.. I really like the plan your meals for the next day.. I treated my self to a insulated bigger than a lunch bag that has a really a cool design..My intention was to do just as you have plan a whole day of meals all in my insulated bag with snacks, and cool meals like a spring mix of salad with my rasberry , cider v. dressings, some protein bars and possible jello, or yogurt flax seed dessert..Bottom line I can only have what is well thought out in my meals for a day bag..Thanks for such a great day of inspiration..

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MEEBELO 3/2/2012 10:50PM

    Sounds like you're doing an AWESOME job. Yay on the jeans fitting better! That's always a good feeling. emoticon

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CHARMANIA76 3/2/2012 9:34PM

    Thanks so much! I'm doing the best I can.

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WINTERJEWEL39 3/2/2012 7:58PM

    How awesome! Things are fitting better, you're stamilna is improving...just fabulous! congrats. I hope you have a wildly successful weekend with lot's of real happy dancing :) emoticon

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LAURELSPARK 3/2/2012 4:33PM

    Have a great weekend!

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RG_DFW 3/2/2012 1:52PM

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FERRETLOVER1 3/2/2012 1:17PM

    Love that happy dance in your head!! By the way, you see that you can eat treats in moderation when you account for the calories. emoticon

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SPIRALINGUP 3/2/2012 1:14PM

    What a great attitude met with actions! You're doing great!

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LOTUSBURGER 3/2/2012 12:28PM

    YEAH for you!! I'm so glad it's a HAPPY DANCE day!!
FRIDAY woo hoo!!
Good job on your cardio too emoticon

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