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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Whoa...I'm really surprised! I weighed in last Saturday for my 5% Challenge and I weighed in at 237.5 pounds. This morning was my first weekly weigh-in and I came in at 233.5 pounds! Whoa! 4 pounds?! In a week?! I remember when I first started out last time a couple years ago, the weight came off easily which was cool. But I never expected four pounds. I mean, I DID change my eating habits, the amount of water I was drinking, and my activities so yay! But whoa! Lol

My job interview is Wednesday. That happens to be our 9 year wedding anniversary too. It's a seven hour drive to where my interview is being held, so we are taking a family road trip. That way we can look around the area and find possible places to live too. It should be fun, albeit a long day. I don't really have anything to wear, so I am going to have to buy a new outfit. I dislike shopping. Lol. But I need a new outfit. I want to make a great impression. They obviously liked my résumé and credentials or they wouldn't have asked me to drive seven hours for an interview! Lets hope this is a good sign!

The job is in a correctional facility for 14-17 year olds who were charged with a drug or alcohol offense and part of the program is about recovery, which I have personal experience with. The town seems quaint and is only four hours from my family in Indiana. If it is meant to be, it will happen! Oh! And I finally got approved for unemployment! It's not much, but every little bit helps!!

I am starting to clean, deciliter, organize and pack because no matter if I get this job or not, we still have to move. I'm not sure where to begin, and I tried to make a list of things that need to be done, but that task is very see what all has to be done. So I gave up on the list. I'm just going to start with one thing and go from that point.

I am a worry-wart. I worry about everything to the point of making myself sick. However, I have been working on praying about my worries and telling God I was giving all of them to Him to worry about so that I can just get on with life already. I am letting things happen as they so happen and just rolling with the punches. I know that no matter what happens, everything will be okay. I'm trying to stay positive which can be difficult. I still get down and my worries can be debilitating. I'm trying not to get in that slump. Just taking it one day, one minute, or one breath at a time to get through all of this. I know this difficult time won't last forever and I do have so much to be thankful for. So onward and upward we go!

Have a great day, Spark Friends! Hugs!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BE-THE-CHANGE 5/21/2013 7:17AM

    Good luck tomorrow!

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MONAKIN314 5/20/2013 11:37AM

    Great Job! Fingers crossed for your interview!

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DEEEBEE 5/18/2013 11:39PM

    CONGRATULATIONS on your 4 lb. weight loss! That's what happens when you change your eating habits, the amount of water you drink, and your activities.

I hope your job interview goes well. You will look very nice in a new outfit and feel more confident, too. It's a huge job to move, but you will get it all done.

Best to you! You deserve it.

DeAnne, Missourians Team

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STEFIGURL 5/18/2013 8:54PM

    way to rock that scale, Girlfriend!!
You deserve it!!

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NEWCHINELO 5/18/2013 3:20PM

    You just said it all . . . leave everything in God's hands,let him do the worrying!

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BEATLETOT 5/18/2013 1:26PM

    Congrats on your big loss! You'll rock the interview!!!

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MATTEROFHEART 5/18/2013 11:54AM

    emoticon 4 pounds! So proud of you! Great accomplishment with everything you have going on! What an amazing job that would be for you! God has you in His hands, so if this is the job for you, He will make it happen. You don't even have to worry, because He already knows the plan for your life!

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ROCKPORT9 5/18/2013 11:11AM

    You have a lot in your world and yet lost 4 pounds this week. Be so proud of yourself! Hugs, Laurel emoticon

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KAT321123 5/18/2013 10:08AM

    Congratulations on your progress! That's inspiring. Keep up the amazing work! =)

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ADAPTOR 5/18/2013 9:51AM

    hi Alyssa, You are doing really well and I think have the right concept in taking it a day at a time and one piece at a time. Think positive about the interview and remember that you are interviewing them too! So go in there confident and make sure they will be a good employer to you, meaning that they will allow you to grow and thrive In case I forget later, happy anniversary and congrats on such a successful week of weight loss. emoticon

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