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Weight Watchers Week 2 and Work Stuff...

Saturday, November 02, 2013

My plan was to go to Weight Watchers this past Wednesday to weigh in, but my youngest was home sick that day so it didn't work out... I ended up going on Thursday. I almost didn't go that day since it was my husband's day off and I had to work on Friday (his other day off) but he said he didn't mind. I "lost" 1.2 pounds, however I don't think it was an actual "loss." The week before I had a full glass of water and worked out, and this time I went on an empty stomach and hadn't worked out yet. But it was still encouraging to see those numbers go down emoticon

I have written down a goal for myself to lose 4 pounds by Thanksgiving. That's just a pound a week, but for some reason those last few pounds are always the hardest to go away! I will be tracking 100%, staying within my points and tracking workouts. The working out part is not hard at all for me, since I love to workout. Eating is a bit harder, I tend to be a stress-eater and have been under a lot of stress with work lately... And trying to balance everything at home on top of that. But I do feel good that I made a GOAL and wrote it out! I think that is KEY to accomplishing something!

This week I will be switching to a different day for the Weight Watcher meetings. I start my new shift this week! 9:00-5:30 (2 days one week, and 3 the next, although I plan to pick up an extra day on the 2 day week). I was on 10:30am-11:00pm and it just was NOT working out with my family. Although there is talk of a realignment at work, and I am the last person in seniority for part-time people, so I have no idea what that means for me. The director (who is an interim one hired by the hospital and is "supposed" to be leaving in January) is wanting to switch everyone's schedules to 8-hour shifts and change all of the hours for positions. It could be something like 12:00-8:00, 2:00-10:00, 3:00-11:00pm, etc... I'm totally bummed because I don't want to go back to the evening shift, and am worried that by being the last on the list I might have to (or even worse, end up not having a job since hospitals are making a lot of cuts right now!) She had a meeting a while back and said she wanted the changes made by the December schedule. I haven't heard anything else about it. We would normally be getting our next month's schedule by now. It's a horrible time of year to spring a huge change like that on people since many already have their holiday plans made based on their current hours. I'm praying for favor, and that this whole thing blows over and doesn't happen! Otherwise I may only get my "new shift" for a month... I know that God is our provider though and that He already knows what is going to happen and can change a bad situation into something good.

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    emoticon I think your own poster about "....just breath..." is the best advice you can have right now.
    1570 days ago
    Just curious, at one point you had thought about pursuing your own business. Is that still an option? I work for Mayo, and I believe health care institutes are gearing up for the impact of Obamacare. God does provide and I am sure He will guide and direct your career.
    Great work on losing weight. Heading into the holidays armed with a plan is a great strategy. emoticon
    1571 days ago
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