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Wow....it's been a month since I blogged

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Where to start?

Well I think I threw my biggest loser challenge out the window, not sure why, but I did.

Wed January 1st - 180.4 lb
Wed January 8th - 176.4 lbs
Wed January 15th - 178.0 lbs
Wed January 22nd - 174.4 lbs
Wed January 29th - 173.0 lbs
Wed February 5th - 174.0 lbs

I didn't weigh in for the whole month and when I stepped back on I have gained, and I should have gained, I've been eating not very good

Wed March 5th - 175.4 lbs

So....where to start? There was a lot of stress going on at work and I knew it. My boss was being a b#$%# and was causing a lot of unnessecary stress about every little thing, picking me apart for any tiny little mistake I made.

Then on Thursday February 13 (right before Valentines, really?) I was laid off. My employment was immediately terminated and I had time to pack up my desk and leave. After 6.5 years, and lots of friends made it wasn't easy. I cried some tears, and hugged some good people good bye and went on my way. Honestly I was looking for other jobs anyways, I wasn't happy there because my boss was such a "insert bad word here" but it was still hard to get kicked out like that.

My boyfriend was very sweet and supportive (thank god!) and I've been keeping busy, applying for jobs, interviews, walking the dog lots (even though it's the dead of winter!! Brrrrrr)

Buster helping me apply for jobs. He thinks he is a lap dog

Morning walks (in the cold) after taking my daughter to school every morning

We've also been picking my daughter up right after school at 3:00 everyday instead of her going to her after school daycare. So I'm getting to spend more time with her. Buster is waiting patiently for her to be out of school.

Here is my little monkey in the shirt I got her when I was in Disney!

We even skipped a day of school and went to the country to visit my grandparents. I snapped this picture of my grampie's tractor in all the snow!

Buster got the cone of shame again, this time just a cut in his ear that won't heal, so nothing big thank goodness!

I got about 6-7 inches off my hair! It was so long! I like the new hair do!

My little one went to her school dance and asked me to curl her hair! She's so cute!

Buster has taken to snuggling with my daughters tigger pillow, haha

Anyways enough with the pictures......I have been keeping busy, very busy, but being without work has still been stressful. I got severence pay so I'm okay for now but I'm a worrier, so I'm stressed, I can't help it! I've been able to keep going to physio since my benefits are still good until March 13 and physio just said I could start running again (But it's -22 today so I might wait until it warms up a bit). I've got all my teeth cleaned and fillings done before my benefits ran out! I've been running errands and getting things done that I don't normally have time for. But I'm also eating my stress away. I'm bored, stressed, lonely and eating :( Way too much and not good stuff. I've been feeling really down about it. I had lost 7 lbs in January and gained back 2! I know that isn't a huge number but when I have so much to lose it's dissapointing! :(

Anyways I am not going to let this cycle continue! March is a new month to lose even more weight! I can do this!! I will do this!! I'm going to use my free time more productively!

I am also about 98% sure I have a job lined up. I will find out hopefully today! He seemed pretty optimistic about me getting it. It's like a dream job for me so I'm very very hopeful! I'll be a unit clerk on the orthopedic floor of the hospital here! I've always always wanted to work at a hospital so this would be a dream come true for me! I never wanted to work with engineers, just find it boring, but got stuck there since it was a good job. But this is where I really want to be!! I'll have to blog again when I find out for sure! But until then healthier eating choices are going to be made while I'm home, no matter how stressed out I am! I have all the time in the world to prepare healthy meals, I have no excuse!!

Here we go! March is going to be a good month!!

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  • SUMMER2203
    ugh so sorry to hear about the stressful chain of events! it really sounds like this is a blessing in disguise, though...i am sending positive job thoughts your way!!!! enjoy the free time :) the weather will be getting better soon and you can have some awesome walk time with bustito!!!
    1475 days ago
  • SUE5007
    What a busy month! I'll cross my fingers for you until you hear back about your job. Your haircut is really cute...so is your daughter! I bet Buster has had the best month ever...all the walks and being with mommy so much. :)
    1475 days ago
    Wow...that is quite a lot to deal with in a month....it is your last companies loss, any employer would be lucky to have you.....glad you are doing well....love the new hair cut....Buster ahhh my buster...I have missed that cutie and your daughter looks so pretty for her dance...

    I had a hard month last month I will post about it later...however, I should not complain I have my health and my job is going well...my hubby however has been in pain since November, his shoulder...well after many dr's and referrels the next stop is the spine surgeon...that is March 18 with an MRI for him this Saturday....It is hard because he really hasn't gotten any real sleep since November, if he rolls over on his back or left side, he is in screaming pain.....I just wish I could fix it for him, he is just soo tired and in soo much pain...it is taking a toll on me...(but I should not complain) then they switch my bith control to a lower dose estrogen one since I am getting too old to stay on it 42 and all and after 3 months of switching now my period has stopped....kinda stressed about that one, but the gyno says I should not be worried and no I am not pregnant...just feel bloated as if I was.....

    It is soo good to hear from you buddy....I missed you....


    1475 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/6/2014 10:18:49 AM
    Crossing my fingers that you find a job!! I know how stressful that can be which can make weight loss even more difficult.

    We all have setbacks, but don't forget to celebrate how far you've come already. You can get back on track and make March a GREAT month.

    emoticon emoticon (for good luck)

    1475 days ago
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