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THANK Goodness That's Over!

Monday, December 02, 2013

Things have been absolutely INSANE for me lately. You see, on top of wanting/needing to lose weight and this salary job that sometimes requires me to work over, travel, spend long nights making sure everything is in place for a client...on top of all that I went and started myself a portrait photography business.

Smart, right? ;)

Honestly, it's one of those steps to pursuing my dreams and not letting my weight be a reason I don't do something. But, it means I have been crazy busy this past month setting up weekend sessions, editing pictures, posting, getting the word out about my services. I haven't even set prices yet - I'm still in the "building business and portfolio" stage, so I've been working solely by donation. That being said, I now have several family sessions, a baby session (3-4 month), a birth day newborn hospital session, a mock Senior session for a current high school Junior, and after this Saturday I'll have a newborn studio session all under my belt. Of course it's meant working nearly every single day in November - weekends included - and working many late nights (midnight) and still getting up early for work (6 am).

Thankfully, after Sunday I should be done until the new year (that gives me like 2 weekends, right?). Of course, I'll still be working - marketing, branding, setting prices, trying to put a website together, finding a professional print vendor, etc., but at least I won't be trying to do all of that in addition to shooting and editing.

So...holding my breath until Sunday. :)

I have been trying to "be good" but, of course, I haven't been paying attention nearly as much as I should. Still haven't given up hope, though. I keep looking at pictures from when I was miserable on my plateau and I would give just about anything to be back there again -- including sugar!

So I guess my update is...I'm still hanging in there. Still trying to find some balance. I did add another reason to my list -- my body is having a heck of a time regulating my body temperature right now. I'll be out in the field shooting for an hour in 30-50 degree weather and won't notice I'm cold (in fact, sometimes I sweat because I'm nervous). And then I get home in my warm home and SHIVER the rest of the night. Quite annoying!

Now...who has a banana?
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ARUNNINGKAT 12/3/2013 2:13PM

    Congrats to you on living your dream and starting your business! It seems that sometimes the most stressful times in our lives are actually the best....when we look back and realize all that was changing and happening. That being said, the hard work in the middle in never any fun. emoticon

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FITMARY 12/3/2013 7:35AM

    Good for you for doing what it takes to get where you want to go!
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KELLIEBEAN 12/2/2013 10:13PM

    That is crazy! Crazy EXCELLENT! Good for you following your dreams.

Look into small, portable, healthy meals so you can eat right on the go. With everything going on, you should have no trouble burning calories!

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4EVERADONEGIRL 12/2/2013 6:41PM

    I'm proud of you for following your crazy dream!!! Get it, girl!

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ERIN1128 12/2/2013 3:09PM

    I don't know how you're fitting it in, but I LOVE that you're pursuing a dream! Awesome!

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GMO_JEN 12/2/2013 3:06PM

    That is super busy! Hopefully, as life calms down, everything will start to fall into place with your body. I think its awesome that you are chasing your dream, and even more so that you are getting such good experience :)

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