Monday, February 01, 2010
Hey all- I know you guys haven't seen me much lately, but I have a good excuse I promise. I got a promotion at my job and the last couple of weeks i have been doing some of both of my old job and my new job as I transition, Plus I have been teaching 3 scrapbooking classes per week and doing all the other basics of life stuff.
First the new position at my job- as you know I teach scrapbooking classes ( one of the passions of my life) well I have been promoted to education coordinator - basically now I am in charge of all the craft classes and demos at my store. More responsibility, but a dream schedule m- f 9 am to 2pm ( kids are at school from 8-2) half days on Saturday, no more closing shifts and no more Sundays. Basically, I get to be a wife and mother a lot more now. And I am so passionate about our classes and helping people be creative- I'm like a crazy person when it comes to being creative. and I get my own office:) I've never had my own office before- so psyched !!!!!!
Second, I am going on the 28 day plan- seriously I have beeen stuck in the 170's forever. I totally want to leave them and NEVER see them again!!!! So I figure, new schedule and good time to kick start my weight loss again- set up good habits right from the beginning. With my new schedule I will be going to the gym from 5:30 to 6:45 am before I get the kids up for school. I need the stress relief and the endorphins to keep my enthusiasm going.
Just a side note I was offered this job about 5yrs ago- but didn't believe I could do it- no self confidence- Sparkpeople has changed this in fact when one of my manager approached me she said- you have such a positive personality and so much energy - you will be great at this. So there you are, Sparkpeople kinda got me a promotion. Hoping to be here much more starting next week, just one more week of the 2 job thing.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
I know I already blogged once today but where is it written we can only blog once a day? SO now I am gonna blog about reading the first chapter of The Spark.
I have been a little less then committed lately to my healthy lifestyle. And one of my cute little spark friends have this great pic of herself kissing this book on her spark page so I went to Barnes and Noble and bought it this week. I cried as I read the first chapter the other night in the bathtub ( sometimes it's the only private place there is) I am such a firm believer in Spark people and the power of our community. Just reading about it makes me cry. I have tried to do it on my own and succeeded for a little while and then failed, and then failed......... I did the diet when you cut out all carbs, and failed ( really no carbs- I must have lost my mind) I tried that diet where you drink that orange stuff 2 hrs before you go to bed an it is supposed to make the weight disappear while you sleep ( hey desperate times, right?) and failed. I did the diet where you eat only "fat free" ( ever tasted fat free cheese? it is not cheese!!!!!) and failed. I did a diet where I restricted my self to less then 1000 calories a day ( I lost 30 lbs and quite possibly my mind) and failed. I thought I was just a failure. I mean 4 different diets + same me always = failure. SO one night while looking for a magic diet I came across sparkpeople. It was November 4, 2007. I half heartedly posted a blog and some semigoals and didn't join any teams or comment on anyone else s page, I was on my own and I failed I wavered in and out for the year and a half before I was really ready to commit. Because I have three kids and told my husband "I'm tired today" he looked me in the eye and said " you are always tired." I realized that he was right I was I remembered sparkpeople on June 28, 2009 and this time I participated fully. I joined teams added friends and blogged, I logged my food anf fitness and set real concrete goals. Now it is 7 mo. later and I am 63 lbs. lighter and happy, I am not tired anymore. I have started loving myself and my life again and plan on running in a race this September. I am no longer alone and I have not only lost literal pounds but lbs. of emotional baggage as well. So when I read chapter one and cried, I cried because a man I'll probably never meet helped me and so many others chnage our lives. I rekindled my spark.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Ok, two of my best friends are two of my co-workers. The one is also an assistant manager at the place I work. Well the other friend got fired this week, and she is blaming my other friend for not warning her that it was coming. The manger friend says she didn't know it was coming since the 2 other managers didn't tell her since they know she is her friend. There has been a facebook "unfriending" and canceled plans with the three of us. I love them both and they are both hurting and it sucks. Sometimes things happen that we can't control and people we love get hurt and it really, really sucks.
Update: My two friends are now friends again And my fired friend is bouncing back and seems to be doing much better.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Well the last two days i have been back to being serious about this whole weight loss thing and I am already starting to feel better. I can't wait to hit the gym tomorrow. I am doing the special K diet m-f and regular food diet on sat and sun. I need the structure during the week. I want to be in the 160's by Valentines day, cause I 'm so hitting Victoria Secrets;) I will try to blog daily, accountability, accountability and accountability. Short I know- but happy.
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