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Plans/Goals for August 2013

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Well, I thought July was going to be my month and it was...kind of. I didn't lose any weight. I actually gained weight BUT at the end of the month I decided it was time to start C25K and so now I am on Week 2!! I also started packing my food for work instead of spending money and getting junk food in the cafeteria and I've been taking the stairs at work. So even though I didn't get it together until the end of the month it is ok. I've just gave myself a head start for August!
I let life get in the way too much while I'm on this journey and I let it happen again in the month of July. It has been a very frustrating, aggravating, and depressing month. I thought I was going to be starting my new nursing job because my manager on the unit I work on as a nurse aide told me she had a nursing position that she was holding for me. Well when I passed my boards and asked about my job she said the position was waiting to get approved because our hospital is going through major budget cuts and HR is now going over every single position. Well, my coworkers started asking my bosses why I hadn't started yet and finally the associate nurse manager said I should probably look for another job because she thought I had gotten promised a position that never existed. So, of course my coworkers told me this but I was already applying at other places to begin with. What really makes me mad is she just hired 2 new people. I have seriously applied at all the local hospitals and have only gotten one call back. I interviewed 2 weeks ago and shadowed a nurse on that unit a week ago and I called HR and they said they were still waiting on a decision from the nurse manager. I've been trying to stay positive but I'm going to start applying at hospitals that aren't so local because I don't know what else to do. I don't want to sit around with my license and not being doing what I want to do. Plus, the pay increase would definitely help me out right now. So, being depressed, aggravated, frustrated, and pissed off about this situation had me down in the dumps. I decided to put my big girl panties and put it behind me and told myself that it was their loss that these people aren't hiring. So, the job search is still going on.

So here's the plan/goals for August

1. Pack food for work
2. Eat more fruits and veggies
3. Always make sure the fridge is stocked so I don't have to worry about eating out
4. Take stairs when at work
5. Continue C25K
6. Add arm training 3 times a week
7. Lose 1 lb a week


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  • ASHESS85
    You have set some great goals! Try to stay focused on your wedding day and all of the pictures you will have for the rest of your life, that's what I try to do anyway! Keep us updated on your progress!
    1570 days ago
    I'm sure this month will be amazing! Stay focused on your goals and you will accomplish miracles!

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    1570 days ago
    Those are great, attainable goals. Take all that frustration out in your workouts and you will be stronger and healthier when the right job comes along.

    Here's to a powerful August!

    1570 days ago
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