Saturday, July 07, 2007
We finally bought a treadmill today! I thought my husband was going to buy an elliptical and was gearing up for having to learn how to use that instead of the treadmill, but in all of his researching and thinking about it, he finally decided to get the treadmill instead. We went to a sporting goods store today on the west side of town, and he pretty much picked out the one he wanted then walked away and said "Now we just have to decide how to pay for it." I mused outloud about the price that it was about the same as two gym memberships. I wanted to say, "Why don't we just buy it now?!" but held my tongue. Then we went to lunch, and after lunch we went to the same sporting goods store, but on the east side of town (closer to home). We looked at the exact same machine, and he finally decided to buy it. Since our car is too small and neither one of us wants to lug it downstairs (where it will go), we decided to pay to have it delivered -- we should have it within a week or so! Yay! We're finally getting a treadmill! And I think I've been very good about not nagging him or harping on him about it, I've just brought it up a few times over the last month or so and never made a big deal about it. I didn't even make a big deal about today after he finally decided to buy it, even though I sort of wanted to. I'm just glad that we're finally getting one and now I'll be able to work out anytime I want to, no matter the weather or season or even the time. Look out skinny, here I come!
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Happy Fourth of July! I have the day off today, it's nice to have a day off in the middle of the week. The full time job is still going great, but I desperately need to get back into a workout routine. I'm gaining weight again, and I need to stop blaming my husband for not buying a treadmill and just go out and DO something. My clothes are still fitting, so that's good, but I want to stop gaining weight and start losing it instead. If I'm going to need to buy new clothes again, I want it to be because my old clothes are getting too big again, not because they're getting too tight.
Sunday, June 17, 2007
The new jobs are still great. I haven't been able to get into a regular workout routine though. My husband won't work out at the gym where he works, which means that I can't work out after work because I have to leave right away to pick him up. I had talked about buying a treadmill last Christmas and he talked me out of it -- and recently he decided that HE needs a treadmill. I just wanted to sock him, I was so mad that he talked me out of it and then decided that he needed one, but I didn't say anything because I don't care why he decides to buy one, I just want him to buy one! It's been nearly a month now since he first said that he wanted to buy one and I'm frustrated because now he's dragging his feet and won't make a decision on which one to buy. The mosquitoes are out in droves again this year so I can't go running on the trail, I just want him to hurry up and buy the damn treadmill so that I can start working out regularly again. I love my husband dearly, but he can be so infuriating sometimes.
I was gaining weight steadily after I started this job -- because I'm not burning off all my calories at the stable anymore. I started drinking diet shakes in the morning and I pack my own lunches now: a yogurt snack, an applesauce snack, a peanut butter sandwhich, and a handfull of chips. My weight had stabilized, I stopped losing but wasn't gaining either. Over the last few days I've been gaining again, but it's probably water weight because I haven't been drinking enough water lately. I just wish my husband would stop dragging his feet and buy the damn treadmill/elliptical so that I can start running again.
I'm debating whether or not to completely disband the YOAD I started. Or maybe I should just completely hand it over to the next person who volunteers. I don't think I'm going to have time to come back to the group at all anymore. I don't want to make a decision on that right now though because I'm frustrated by other things and don't want to make a hasty decision out of those frustrations. It's all a moot point if nobody volunteers though. And if I continue along this line of thought I'm just going to get more frustrated.
So that's all for now. The job is still great. My husband, as much as I love him, is driving me nuts right now. Hopefully he'll make up his mind soon though and bring home something so that I can get back into a regular exercise routine.
Saturday, May 12, 2007
The new job is going great. My husband got a new job too and we're commuting together again, which is a big plus. Not only are we saving on gas and wear & tear on our vehicles, I really enjoy commuting with him. We've been lucky enough to either work in the same office or close enough to one another that we've commuted together all but about three of our thirteen years of marriage. Another plus is that he's working with the police department now and he gets free access to the police officer's gym. If I can just convince him to start working out there, then I could join the Y near my office and we could start exercising regularly too. (I can't go to the officer's gym with him.) The trick is convincing him without nagging him. I want him to start using the gym not just for himself but also because *I* want to join a gym. We'll see what happens.
Anyway, I was extremely discouraged at first when I gained almost ten pounds after starting my new job. Then it dawned on me! My new job wasn't making me fat -- my OLD job was keeping me in perfect calorie balance. Or at least, ONE of my old jobs. I was working four jobs before. One of the jobs was at a stable and I was working so hard at the stable that I was pretty much working off every calorie I was eating -- which explained why I was ravenously hungry half the time and not gaining any weight. So my new job isn't making me fat, I've just got to find a way to work in exercise again (thus the reason why I want to convince my husband to start working out) and cut back a bit on intake since I don't need all those calories I was eating now that I'm not blowing them all away at the stable every week.
Ever since I realized why I was gaining weight, I've changed my eating habits and am working on squeezing exercise in, and lost most of the weight I had gained.
So, so far so good.
Friday, April 06, 2007
I got a new job last week. I can finally quit my too-many part time jobs and now will just have two jobs (three if you count homemaking). I start my new full-time job next week, as an Administrative Assistant for a non-profit organization that certifies, trains, and supports home-based childcare providers in various counties in my home state. I'm thinking about joining the Y, if there's one close enough to work that I could drop in on my way home. I haven't lost any weight this winter, but I haven't gained either, I'm just holding steady. I would like to lose another fifteen or twenty pounds and then re-assess. I'm not worried too much about it, since I usually lose weight in the summer. But with my full-time job and my freelancing on the side, I'm a little worried that I won't have time to exercise the way I had been over the past two summers. Which is why I'm thinking about joining the Y. We'll see what happens. I'm excited about starting my new job though next week! Of course, with a full-time job and freelancing on the side, I'm not going to have any time to be active here at all. Maybe I can drop in on the weekends though. We'll see.
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