20 pounds and 7 inches gone! :)
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
I have been hanging in there. Despite some questionable food choices, I am hanging steady at 217. I haven't weighed in awhile and am hoping to see the scales number reflect some loss. I have been working out, which is the one thing I have been consistent with over the last month. Which is why I am still about where I was. The good news is I am down 20 pounds now and I have lost a total of 7 inches. :) I am firmly in a plus size 16 now and can squeeze into a missy size 16 with some muffin top. Hoping to obliterate the muffin top shortly. :)
I have decided to get really serious about my working out. I have stopped logging my food but am doing pretty well staying within my calorie ranges so for now I am going to keep doing that. I have been eating healthy. I upped my exercise. Yesterday I did 28 mins of the 30 Day Shred, 30 mins running (2.5 miles), 30 mins biking (5 miles), and a 10 min flexibility workout for a total of 100 mins. It was good. :) Today is an easier day and I am going to ride the bike for 30 mins and do some light upper body strength training. Tomorrow will be a harder workout day if I don't work, and if I do it will be another light day. I want to focus back on strength training some as I noticed as I had been slacking that I have gotten a little flabby. I must correct that pronto!!
Family drama has died down. Still am not sure about what is going to happen with my boyfriend's job. We know the factory will eventually close, but they are saying not for 2 years...Since the kids and I don't want to move, we have talked about him commuting down and spending the week, and coming back up on the weekends. If not he will have t turn the job down. My last blog I did not really explain my position very well for not wanting to move and may have come off a little ungrateful that he may be offered such a nice position at the new factory in AL. I'm not ungrateful. However, I am trying to find a teaching job. I am not certified to teach in AL and am unsure what is required to become certified. Secondly, my entire family is here. We know no one in AL. I would have no one to help out with my children...I have3 school age, when they are sick, if I am working, I will have no one to help with their care or even to help afterschool, etc. Also, my parents are getting older and it would kill them if I took their grandbabies 2 states away. I would also like to be here to participate in my parents care care if they should ever need it. My sisters ad I are super-close. They are my best friends and not being able to see them and my nieces when I want to, would be a huge burden.
Then there is the matter of my Boyfriend. In a lot of ways he is a good guy, He has made huge strives to become a better man and I am thankful for it everyday. However, he doesn't "take care" of me....in any way. He makes 10 times as much money as me a yr. Yet I have to pay for all the stuff the kids need. I am in debt up to my eyeballs because I have been unable to get a teaching job, due to cuts in education and have been living off my credit cards. When I fall short- which is a lot- my mother helps me out. Not him. Moving to AL would mean I would have to rely solely on him for everything and I am not sure that it would be a smart move.
Today I will be busy as always with soccer practice, work, and normal household stuff. I hope everyone has a blessed day!