Thursday, September 13, 2012
End of my 12 week challenge. What a bust.
Last time I was in the 180s it took me 19 months to get out. And then I gained, didn't lose.
So, I hate the 180s.
So, I lost 15 lbs in 12 weeks, which is still great. I'm still happy w/ that. However.....as you can see, the 180s like to hang around for a long long time.
Must bust through them. Break the glass ceiling! :)
I'm done w/ the money challenges for now. (Well, I'm still in one that if I reach my healthy BMI by 3/23/2013 I get $100, but no more of the 12 week ones).
Only thing now is my cousin and I are going to weigh in next time we see one another. Lowest weight gets bragging rights :) Thats it though.
Oh, want a new yummy recipe??
I had that for breakfast this morning. Delicious.
Alright - now off to a very very busy day ahead of me! Adios spark
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
First of all, why isn't this a really thing? Every other person I know is a stay at home mom. How come there are not stay at home wives out there?? And if they are, they're frowned upon. Like they're lazy or something.
Lets get a few things straight! This week I canned 28 quarts of tomatoes, 5 quarts of pickles, 2 pints of pepper rings, 5 pints and 1 quart of applesauce. Washed, folded, put away all of the laundry. Cleaned off the sunporch (big deal). Significant reorganization of the basement. Thoroughly cleaned the dining room. Had dinner on the table every night. Kept the dishes cleaned. Tended to the garden. Planned next years garden. And more!
This isn't slacking off! And yea, while some people do it AND have kids - more power to them. But, I work 8 hours a day while Josh is at work, and dang it all, its a job!!
Now, that being said: I HATE THIS JOB!
I do not want to be a stay at home wife. Hahah! While some people may love this, and more power to them, I feel so trapped!! I don't understand why though - b/c if I"m working, I have to do all of this on top of working, So I know I should be grateful for all of this extra time. But I feel so trapped.
And, again, its silly of me to feel that way. B/c this week every day but Tuesday I've had plans outside of the home. Visit my fam/Josh's dads bday/my best friends moving day/Joshs mom's bday. So, I'm not actually *stuck* here.
I don't know.
All I know is that I get a little stir crazy keeping up with laundry and dishes and dinner and crap.
So, props to all of you stay at home wives and moms and dads out there - I need to get me a job!
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
I've previously boasted such amazing things about my "BoMed" but lately, its ticking me off.
Yesterday my mom, husband and I cleaned out my grandma's pool. Now, this is no ordinary pool cleaning, as four years ago the liner guys screwed up, and since then weeds and trees have been growing in it. As well as critters, many many critters, living in it. We spent several hours weeding (in the pool!) and removing the liner, and pulling off wall boards. Then also weeding around the pool. I was sweating from every single pore of my body. My eyes were burning from the sweat dripping in them. I accepted I had a mustache b/c there is no way sweat can stick to skin like it did there. My underboobs were sweating. I was exhausted!
I could not wait to come home and see what BoMed said for my workout.....ready for it....
EFF YOU BODYMEDIA!
I was livid. It said I only burned an average "METS" of 0.3 more during that time than my normal day.
Again, eff that.
That hasn't been the only time lately, but the only one I could remember....until today that is.
Tonight: I worked SO hard (not as hard as yesterday though) on our back porch. You know, that place in your home that becomes the MASSIVE catch-all. THAT place. Ours becomes the catch all of big things: extra fish tank, table and chairs, boxing set (for sale), bookshelf, storage shelf (for shoes), two couches, three coolers from camp - still full of water...and booze...and a boat load of STUFF. Yea, it was insane.
I worked for just above two hours out there. Lift and tug and pull and carry. A thousand loads to the basement. Two loads AROUND my house. (Yes, thats right. My back door to my porch is so skinny to make things to in or out of my home, I have to go through the front door, aroudn to my porch. OMG. Exhausting).
I was, again, pouring sweat. Not as bad as yesterday, but still: significant work out.
Total physical activity: 13 minutes.
WHAT IS HAPPENING?
So, either 1) BoMed is a piece of crap 2) BoMed is failing me or 3) BoMed is a genius and my body stopped functioning properly and wont burn calories and I'm going to be a fat blob forever.
What's everyone else's take on it? Whats going on? :(
On a similarly unrelated note: in the last 30 days, I have been in calorie range twice. And of those two times, one I had "4" calories left, and another "47" - so, probably over then too.
I'm a train wreck!
(Edit: The bodymedia default is 1-3 mets is sedentary, 3-6 is moderate, and 6+ is vigorous. Should I change this to fit what "I think is active"? I feel like thats cheating. But, it is editable.)
Saturday, August 25, 2012
It took several days to be able to post again.
I can't begin to thank you all for your support! Blog comments, goodies, messages: it all meant so much to me.
Without diving into the details, its pretty certain that I was terminated under wrongful circumstances, and I cannot allow myself to think any less of myself because of it. I just have to keep my head up and move forward.
My amazing husband took me out for ice cream that night (I LOVE me some ice cream) and while eating our blizzards we only named "pros" about getting fired. Isn't he the greatest husband ever?? I mean, EVER! It helped so much.
Then Thursday (was fired Tuesday morning) I got my stuff together and between about 11 am and 2 pm I applied to 17 positions (close to) in my field. Not too shabby!! Furthest was 3 hours away, which would require a move. But, hopefully I'll get one thats just 1-1.5 hrs so I don't have to move.
Anyway. I applied. I felt good about myself. I plan on applying to more.
Friday morning, 9:20am I got a phone call. A phone interview! 30 minutes later, I was feeling exceptionally confident.
At 2:30p I had my SECOND interview for that position! And now I have a real interview next week!!
The best part, its very similar to the job that I was just (again, wrongfully) released from, but...the kicker...$5 more an hour. Whootwhoot! That'll show them!
I'm very hopeful. I'm nearly happy.
And I'm proud to say, in the 20 weeks at my job, I managed to save enough up to last me at least 8 more weeks. Very very very proud of myself for that. (I keep saying I should have gone to school as an accountant b/c I LOVE and am GREAT with numbers).
Anyway, feeling positive. I'l keep applying. Keep searching. They cannot bring me down!
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
I got fired today.
I honestly can't even talk about it right now. I can't stop hysterically sobbing. I do believe it was unjust, but as is the way of the world. Nothing I can do.
I've never been more ashamed. Never more embarrassed.
I feel like such a loser.
Oooohf, crying again.
I'll write more later...
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