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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Ah, what a craptastic week!

After losing 1.2 lbs last week, My subconscious must have decided that it was time, once again, to go the other direction.

Happy Thanksgiving? Your results may vary.

Drove 1.5 hours to my brother's for Thanksgiving. He and his girlfriend got all of the food a day earlier at Marie Callender's (fairly high end restaurant). Everything was then heated up the next day. It was all pretty good too, but I'm guessing that it was pretty well laden with sodium since my weight went up over 4 lbs on that day alone (and no, I didn't eat anywhere near 4 lbs of food!) In fact, I kept my calories below 2,500 on turkey day.

The numbers

Weight : 219.2
Gain : 5.4
Total : 100.8

Adding to the week's fun was the fact that I seem to be having a bit of a mental crisis. As another year comes to a close, I am no closer really to finding a job, which I desperately need. On top of that I seem to have a touch of the ADD because I can't concentrate on a career choice. I will have one thing in mind and I will research it like mad, dig up lots of information on the job and begin searching to find it, where ever it may be. But after a week or so, I seem to find something else and the previous job I was looking for holds no appeal for me, this process keeps repeating, driving me a bit mad.

As for finding just any job, I have to fairly picky. With herniated discs that have caused nerve damage, very worn out knees and bad shoulders, not to mention nerve issues in my arms from the shoulder injuries, I have to be careful what I do. I need a job that doesn't have me on my feet all day, or sitting all day. I need to be able to get up and move around as needed but also be able to sit down to work when my back tells me to. So as you can see, it's a bit of a quandary. Owning my own business was perfect because I could do what I wanted, when I wanted. But that life has been gone for 5 years now.

Okay, that's most definitely enough whining for now. It's time to go take my son to lunch and start putting this week behind me.

Ken Heaston
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  • RUSSELL1960
    Holding to 2500 calories on Thanksgiving is an impressive accomplishment. I wish I had done as well. I'm working the "turkey" off as well. I have snow to shovel today so that should help a bit.
    1537 days ago
    Pretty sure you'll lose it fast.

    As for the carreer choice maybe it is not ADD. Maybe, some part of you doesn't want you to succeed. That would explain the carrer choice and also the need to go up in weight when you go down. I could be totally off track, but maybe it is Worth looking into.

    I have confidence you'll find a way out of this viscious circle.

    As for the job, I am sending you all the good thoughts possible. You deserve it!
    1542 days ago
  • JULIA_211
    I sympathize with you! The holidays are rough in so many levels! As always, the weight gain is temporary, and I will keep you in my prayers that your situation will improve soon. If there's one thing I've learned in the last two years is that nothing stays the same forever! Your time will come, hang in there! emoticon
    1542 days ago
    the silver lining is that you're pretty much guaranteed a loss next week, with a chance at a big number.

    I empathize with the work thing, as I've essentially done a series of 4 year stints as an adult. After landing a job which seemed to define what I'd be doing for the next 'x' years, now I'm sitting around wondering if that will be where the future is , or if I get to make another u-turn. So I definitely get what you're going through with the ADD. Good luck finding that landing spot, and I hope it's a soft one, for the sake of your knees and discs.
    1543 days ago
    You know what, it doesn't even have to be that much sodium, just more than your body is accustomed because our meal was home cooked (I cooked 1/3 of it and family members the rest) and I stayed under my calorie range and still was 2lbs up the next morning.

    1543 days ago
    Oh I can feel your disappointment! Now I think you can hope for a big big loss next week! So that will be encouraging!
    Concerning your carreer choice, have you tried to meet people who do that job? I feel when a job become more personal, when you meet someone who does it, it really takes another dimension.
    Good luck, and have a great week!
    1544 days ago
  • WILDKAT781
    Oh man....I was rooting for a good week! Thanksgiving is tough though - I gained 3 pounds...I'm back on track today though and you can get back on track too! I know you can!!!!

    1544 days ago
    Love the opening line..."craptastic"!!!

    hey it's hard for a cynic to think positive.
    Maybe you could be as great to yourself as you are to us, when we suffer, whine and generally complain you have a way of making us feel heard and also wanting to get back up again.

    Have you thought about a mentoring job - you would be great.

    November is over December is on the way. You will reach your goals- all of them...
    Hope you and your son have a great time.
    1544 days ago
  • _BABE_
    Holy smokes....that has to be some restaurant quality sodium. emoticon

    On the job front, I feel for you because I too will continue looking in the new year and jobs that have me on my feet are off limits now. Plus being "a woman of a certain age" ( yes that is how I refer to myself now) I think some avenues have closed but maybe that is the old way of thinking?

    Anyway, I just watched Larry Crowne so I am optimistic it will all work out for the best! emoticon
    1544 days ago
  • SKATER787
    Hope something shows up soon. emoticon
    1544 days ago
    I'm a few pounds up this week after the carb fest Thanksgiving. Stuffing, mashed potatoes, apple pie. Geeze, next year I'm going cut to the chase and go to the diner for a turkey sandwich.

    Know what you mean about physical problems and job hunting. After 8 months I found a nice job and the office is two stories and the time clock is up 2 very long flights of stairs. Poor knees. I told them that there is no way that I can go up and down those stairs twice a day, so they're letting me just write on my time card and bring it upstairs on Friday afternoon. If everyone enters the building on the first floor I don't see why they put the time clock on the second. Anyway, my job is salaried, not hourly, so I don't get the whole time clock thing in the first place.

    You're sure to loses those 4 in a week or two. I'm being very low carb this weekend. Don't get stuck in a job/profession you're not going to really like so take your time.
    1544 days ago
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