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!!