KELBELLE3309's SparkPeople Blog KELBELLE3309's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community No smoking=30 min exercise So my husband has been a smoker for 17 years, and he has been having a hard time breathing. Over a week ago, he caught a pretty bad upper respiratory infection, and it literally made him sick to even try to smoke one cigarette. SO, he decided to just quit cold turkey. He has done SO well and I am so proud of him. So to keep him going and to keep a motivation for me, I made a deal with him that for every day he doesn't smoke, I will do at least 30 minutes of exercise. He sounds pretty hap... Fri, 11 May 2012 21:21:01 EST dress shopping So, keeping his end of the deal, Jerry took me dress shopping on Saturday after I had gotten off work. I am in between a 16 and an 18. The 18s were either perfect or baggy, or the 16s were perfect or too tight. After trying on several different dresses, I found a dress that is cute, affordable, and fun. I also got some the way, if anybody wants a little extra cardio...go try on several different shapewear styles. I guarantee a good workout. :) <BR> <BR> Last ni... Mon, 9 Apr 2012 23:15:29 EST my goal My husband and I made a deal yesterday. He is so proud of me, and is determined to help me succeed with my weight loss. We made a deal that if I walk/jog around the block once a day, he is going to buy me a new dress for my brothers wedding on april 13th. He thinks that I can get down to a size 16, since I'm at a size 18 right now. I mapped out the route around our block to see how far of a distance it is, and it's a little over a half mile. I've been able to jog about a fourth of a mile... Wed, 21 Mar 2012 17:59:47 EST What is stopping me? So, I have a beautifully written cover letter and resume, so why won't I send them out? Am I afraid of failure? Rejection? I know that I do not like my job that I have right now and I'm miserable there, but I need another job in order to leave the one I'm at. The logical thing to do is to just send out my resume and at least give it a shot. I'll never know if I never try. I'll continue on this path until I step foot in another direction. "You don't drown by falling in the water, you dro... Thu, 8 Mar 2012 21:12:22 EST I love my husband I will keep this one short. I love my husband. He is my best friend. He is going for a maintenance position that has recently opened up at his work, and I sincerely hope he gets it. He deserves the best, even though sometimes I think he doesn't feel that way. I helped him write a cover letter, resume, and reference page to put him a step above the others who are expressing their interest, so hopefully that will help. <BR> <BR> Thank you God for everything we have been given, every chal... Sun, 4 Mar 2012 23:40:05 EST Ready to move forward Alright. So, my last blog was a stressful, depressing read. I am not that person, and I will not be that person anymore. I did try talking to my manager about what has been going on, but the response I got from her was that she can't change her employees personalities, and that I would just have to deal with it. I get her point to a certain extent, but bullying in the workplace shouldn't be an acceptable "personality". As it sits, I am still working there, and I will continue to be there... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 16:13:43 EST My job Ok so I haven't been on here in awhile because I've been a busy bee. I accepted a job as a stylist at a salon in my city, and I thought it would be fantastic. Boy, was I off base! Maybe I'm an extremely sensitive person, or maybe finding fault in the new girl is a sport at this location. I have literally worked there a week, and from the get-go I have been insulted by a girl who is the very definition of a bully...and when I confronted her about it...her response was " Well I am who I am,... Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:08:41 EST job interviews! So since putting out a toooonnnn of job applications and tidying up my cover letter and resume, I have been fortunate to get some interviews. I had one today, which went pretty well. I don't know whether this job will be a good fit for me, but I take the interview as practice for the next few interviews coming up. I know in my heart that things are starting to turn around for me, and that God is helping me to get back on track. I honestly wouldn't be where I am at right now without Him. ... Fri, 10 Feb 2012 16:36:18 EST oy! Well, today was weigh in......and I'm not proud to announce a gain, but it is what it is. <BR> The good news is, it's a new day, a new week, and I'm not going to let this get me down or keep me from my ultimate goal. Today has already been full of healthy choices, and will continue to be once I get home, because I'm going to be exercising and cutting out the crappy food like I had been doing. I am to blame for my gain, and being responsible for my choices over the weekend will only make m... Wed, 8 Feb 2012 21:04:49 EST Feels good to be back! I haven't been on here in about a week and was having sparkpeople withdrawals! I weigh in on wednesdays at w.w. and am down to 262.2 lbs! Finally got to post it <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I decided to take my dogs for a walk thursday evening, since it was pretty nice out. Of course our boston terrier can't go very far because of his breathing, but he likes to be taken down the block and back. My aussie/border collie mix could go all day and night if I had the energy to keep up with him. ... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 22:04:44 EST Stress stress stress! last night when I got back to my house, I did my usual routine of letting the dogs out and checking the mailbox. I was excited to see that I recieved a letter from the IA dept. of public health, and expected it to include my verification of massage therapy licensure. I was dissapointed when I realized that they hadn't recieved my school transcripts and my testing results, which were both supposed to be automatically submitted from their respective areas. I know that I'm at fau... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 16:15:42 EST My first blog ever! Well, I've decided to join sparkpeople today after purchasing the spark book. I have been working on weight loss for about 6 months now, and have lost 45 lbs with the help of weight watchers which I would suggest to anybody who needs an extra boost of help and support. I know that this last weekend has been a little rough, due to our kitchen being torn apart so we could paint...and, needless to say fast food was on the menu 2 to 3 times daily, which is definately something I've stayed away ... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 22:48:45 EST