Saturday, March 01, 2014
I reset my weight in which I gained 6 pounds. Not too bad since I stopped working out altogether in the last 2 months. I have been insanely busy with my new full time job...which is just going to get more insanely busy since we are going paperless. Talk about scanning mega-documents into a .pdf format and saving to certain locations on the new company software...as well as switching old material from the old software into the new software. Sigh... I've come to realize that everyone else is in the same boat as me and I cannot be the "Superwoman". I need to take time for ME!
So, starting today, I am going back to tracking, eating healthier, and quit soda once again! Yeah, the old habits came back...so I am surprised I only gained 6 pounds in 2 months...
The weather is insanely miserable with way too much snow and wind chills. We are expected to get another 1/2 foot of snow today. I think this winter will never end and when it does, we will still see the remaining snow in July! (I am exaggerating....most likely in in late April will it all melt)
In my past blogs, I have stated that I got a new position within the company that reflects my Masters Degree and complained about the director who really should work elsewhere due to lack of support, lying about his whereabouts, losing important documents, etc...so....I was told that his position may become available soon....and I was thinking....maybe, just maybe....I may apply for his position. I shall see what the future brings...
Well, time to get off this site and go for a walk on the tread...and maybe jog a little, just to get the blood pumping!
Sunday, February 09, 2014
I have been working mega hours that just zapped me away from any form of exercising and on some occasions, good food choices. My training is almost complete - I missed a training session due to flight cancellations to get home for the training...which should have been cancelled!
I am almost caught up with the 6 months of paperwork and getting everything back into State compliance. I am no longer in a constant panic of who is working at my 2 group homes, one home is missing a house manager so I have to rely on getting a lot of subs to work the shifts...no easy task! However, I will be getting a new house manager by next week! Yay!!!!
I am hoping that once all my paperwork, medical appointments, and scheduled IP meetings are caught up, I can breath much easier! Then I can begin focusing on my weight loss. I am still maintaining...somewhat. I am very slowly going up on the scale and I am now drinking soda about every other day.
The weather is horribly cold with too much snow and too much in the single digits with wind chills. I so cannot wait for Spring so that I can actually go jogging outside. I also wouldn't mind the treadmill in my home, I just haven't had a chance to get on. I literally work from home after working at my 2 group homes and at the main office. Sometimes, I work until 10 or 11 pm. I know this is not healthy and I may get burned out but the paperwork is just crazy!
Anyway, got to go...back to doing my monthly progress goals for January...but then I have to do the missing progress goals for the months of July through October...oh major sigh...
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Wow that I am one day away from 300 days on this journey! After accepting my new, full time position, I found it extremely difficult to get back on track..
Wow, my position I took is a huge mess! I don't know if it was a good or bad thing to get the company's software installed onto my new laptop...I worked the entire weekend, from morning to night. My butt is sore! LOL I still have mega hours to go to get to where I feel comfortable...
My director is HORRIBLE! Major wow! 3 other Qs and I work under him. Last week in Q training, one of the girls started talking about the absolute lack in support, she burst into tears. I started giggling nervously (my defense mechanism...) because I am at my wits end too. Not good when I am an emotional eater...but channeling it to working at home, so no weight gain!
This weather is just crazy cold, wow! It sucks!!! Two weeks ago, I missed my Q training. I cannot miss another one, otherwise I will be out of the program. I missed it because all airlines in the Midwest was closed down for several days... The day I missed, I was told half the class missed it too since it was brutally cold! Wow, why didn't the instructor cancel class? Today (another week of deep freeze), I have Q training...my car is in the street because my garage door is frozen...wow. My son started my car this morning and it did start, yay! I think I have 2 more Q trainings and then I am done! Whew!
There are many other "wow" moments and I just wonder what people were thinking when they were doing it... One could end up becoming a criminal action... (shaking my head, wow)
Ok, time to face more "wow" moments today...and sometimes these moments become critical to solve and sometimes I feel overwhelmed"...but my director won't help, wow...
Sunday, January 12, 2014
I have been extremely busy with my new promotion. It is very discouraging when I do not get support from the director. We had a staff meeting headed by the director and he was just lying through his teeth saying how he is very much on top of things...and he was looking right at me when he said it. Grrrrr.....
This weekend is my first time being On-Call, which means I am responsible for about 8 other group homes.
My son, his girlfriend, and I flew in to Las Vegas last week. Our flight got cancelled so I was able to secure 3 flights. From Chicago to Tulsa, OK, to Dallas, TX, to Las Vegas, NV. Whew! My mother just recently came out of the hospital with a new pacemaker. I was so thrilled to see her! And my Dad too! My sister and her husband lives in Las Vegas, so I enjoyed hanging out with them too!
My mom mostly stayed in the hotel room and then scootered out for meals and gambled some. I gambled a lot with my Dad. I also hung out with my son and his girlfriend at the Vegas strip. We walked miles on that Strip! I also jogged once on the treadmill, hahaha!
It was buffets after buffets after restaurants...and all those free drinks! I think I ate at least two jars worth of cherries with my mixed drinks!
Our flight got cancelled for our return trip due to the severely cold temps. That means two extra days of vacation! Yippee!!! ....and buffets.
We stayed at the Aquarius in Laughlin, NV. My parents live on the Arizona side, so we hung out at their home too.
We finally came home after 11 pm, Wednesday, and I had to work the next day. I weighed myself and gained a whopping 9 pounds! A quarter of it has already came off without trying other than really cutting back on buffet style eating. I picked up drinking soda again which I need to really cut back by a lot!
I am hoping by the beginning of next month, I will be back to my very controlled eating and exercise plan. I also hope that I can get a good, solid handle with my new position. It can be quite overwhelming!
Well, hopefully I can get back into my healthy habits again and be a regular on this site!
Saturday, December 28, 2013
I am still holding steady with my weight. I did make several not so good choices in the food / beverage department....soda, icecream, cheese, sausage, & crackers, Chinese food, pizza....yeah definitely not good choices...
But I am keeping my intake at a moderation!
Today was such a nice day that I tried out my MapMyRun app again. This is my second time using it. The first time was jogging right when the heavy snowfall began in 23 degree weather. Today was in the mid to upper 40s, a heat wave in December! I was very surprised I jogged very well in speed! My first recorded run 20 days ago was about 14.30 minutes per mile. Today I did it in 13.07!!!
I haven't jogged in a week or two on the treadmill, but pavement feels different and I can tell from the soreness in my legs!
It felt good!
But it is back to the artic cold again...
I am going on vacation this coming Thursday for 4 days and once I come home, I plan on concentrating on me once again! With my new job, I need to learn that I cannot accomplish everything in one day at my work, there will always be a "crisis", and I need to learn that tomorrow is another day.
I am ready to stop maintaining and get back to losing the weight once again....also because I purchased the wrong size undies for Christmas and now I HAVE to fit into them, LOL.
Deborah, MSW, QIDP
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