Monday, August 18, 2014
I'm making a one week plan. I'm hoping if I make one week plans every week they will be easier to stick to.
Here's my plan:
Monday - Breakfast - hard boiled egg
Lunch - ceasar salad
Snack - Red seedless grapes, carrots
Dinner - Ham and cheese sandwich, baked potato, green beans
Workout - A ton of housework with some dancing in between, some home
chest/shoulder exercises and maybe a 1 mile walk with fiance.
Tuesday - Breakfast - Yogurt
Lunch - half of omelet, no toast, half hashbrowns
Snack - Pineapple and spinach smoothie
Dinner - Home made hamburger, green beans, baked potato
Workout- GO TO THE GYM FINALLY. 20 min cardio, 30 minute weights (back/bicep)
Wednesday - Breakfast - yogurt
Lunch - 2 Hard boiled eggs on whole wheat sandwich thin, strawberries, carrots
Dinner - Cheat day (Culver's for dinner)
Workout - Gym again hopefully. 20 min cardio 30 min weights (LEG DAY)
Thursday - Breakfast - yogurt
Lunch - 2 hard boiled eggs on whole wheat sandwich thin grapes, carrots
Dinner - Meet up with out of town friends - Grilled chicken sandwich at restaurant,
no fries. 1 light beer
Workout - 30 Day Shred at home or 2 mile walk outside weather permitting
Friday - Breakfast - yogurt and hard boiled egg
Lunch - ham and cheese on whole wheat sandwich thin, strawberries, blueberriees
Dinner - Attending a wedding so no idea what food is being served.
Workout - Rest Day bc of wedding.
Saturday - Breakfast - 2 scrambled eggs, one blueberry pancake.
No idea about the rest of food for that day.
Gym if possible.
I probably should space out the gym more but with stuff going on after work at the end of the week it's harder to do that. Hopefully I can stick to this plan!
Thursday, August 07, 2014
I may have a big decision to make soon. I am going on a job interview after work today. I'm more nervous about the possibility of leaving my current job than the actual interview itself. Here's a little background why.
My current job I've been at for 13 years. I've moved up in the company quite a bit but am at a level where there isn't much more growth. My duties include: receptionist, payroll, HR, customer service, a little accounting, a little shipping, a little production assembly if we have a hot job and are short handed and I can spare time. Overall a jack of all trades. My actual job title is Human Resource Manager. I HATE that aspect of the job. I suck at interviewing potential employees. It's for no-experience, no degree, barely above minimum wage position. Not a lot to ask and at that point I just want to give everyone a shot. I get by and find usually decent people. However, we've had a major problem with turnover in one department due to a horrible plant manager that I can't do anything about. The headaches from that department have been enough to drive me to bad habits some days after work (food or alcohol).
We've also been told that we're losing our biggest customer and we will do layoffs and paycuts but anyone who is left with the paycut will have to take on more. So more work, less pay. I'm all ready do a TON of other peoples jobs.
So those are all the reasons why I want to leave.
However, there are some plus sides to working here. Job security. For the most part, as long as the company is open for business and the guy who owns it doesn't sell, I'll most likely never get laid off or fired. I have insurance through here (health, dental, vision, disability, life). I have 4 weeks paid vacation because I've been here for so long. I can pretty much set my own hours. I work 6:30am-3pm. I do go to bed early to get up early but I LOVE having my afternoons free. I have 2 hours after work before my fiance comes up to get house work done, a workout in, start dinner, or whatever. It's nice to have some "me" time. I also go to therapy every other week and I leave work for two hours and then return.
I don't know a lot about the new position. I will learn more this afternoon. It's doing payroll using the some program I currently use which is good. It's for a nursing home which is more stable than manufacturing. I believe it pays more than I currently make and will definitely be more once my pay is cut in September if I stay here.
I LOVE some of the people I work with at my current job. What if I don't like the people at my new job? What if I suck at it and get fired? I'm not sure if I could come back to the job that I may leave.
I probably shouldn't worry until I actually go on the interview but it's a lot to decide and think about.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Ugh. So I haven't been around much lately. It's because I've fallen off track which seems to be usual for me. I'm still staying steady at about 160 pounds but it's frustrating because I was at 154 at one point. I just can't seem to get back there. I've had 150 for my goal for so long and now that I'm back up a bit, I'm making 155 my goal.
I want to say I don't know what's wrong, I don't know why I'm losing but in reality I do. The sad thing is, I have made so many life styles changes and I eat pretty healthy but not perfect. Most mornings my breakfast is yogurt and a hard boiled egg. Healthy and not high in calories.
4 out of 5 days at work my lunch consists of a hard boiled egg, whole wheat sandwich thin and then either carrots or fruit. When I get home from work I'll have a smoothie. Not a store bought one but a healthy homemade one. Fruit, spinach, almond milk and protein powder. I don't at sweetener or anything.
Dinner varies and that is maybe where it hurts me. We typically have a veggie (asparagus or green beans) baked potato (with butter...I can't have it without :( so that's what hurts me) and then baked chicken or in the summer a hot dog or a burger on the grill. I know those aren't healthy options but I don't see how BAD they are. I don't want to hate life, eat rice cakes and never enjoy food and be skinny.
I need to find a balance of food I enjoy and a weight I'm happy at. I have given up so much all ready (pop, cappuccinos, cookies, chips, pie, popcorn, etc) that I'm not ready to give up the other stuff I love. I've cut back on alcohol. I drink wine maybe twice a week and a beer once a week. Would giving that up really help me lose 10 pounds?
So then I look at exercise. Maybe it's not the food, it's my exercise. I will admit, I'm pretty lazy. I sit at a desk job all day. I do try to get up and walk around at work but it's not a lot. Some days I'll go to the gym and I'll have a kick ass workout but I'm only consistent with that about twice a week. Other days I'll go for walks or workout at home but sometimes I just don't have time. I work and then I have house work and yard work to do.
Or there's times like the past two weeks I've been sick and just don't feel like it. I'm exhausted today and have a horrible headache. I've had a sore throat and a nasty cough. It's hard to workout when the minute you start breathing heavy you break into a coughing fit that causes you to almost throw up you're coughing so hard.
So that's where I am. I'm trying to eat healthy, not working out as much as I should and just overall really unhappy today. Maybe it's because TOM is due but right now I just want to go home and cry.
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