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Just too busy and too stressed......

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

This blog is going to be short and sweet as I just have too much on my plate right now. For the first time in 3 years, I just really don't like my job. I'm trying to figure out what to do about that. I am sure there is no easy solution.

I am committing to keeping a weekly plan, even if I don't follow it precisely. I know I need to be accountable and I think blogging is the best way for me to do it. I am also going to commit to continued tracking. I had several days last week that I overate emoticon but I religiously tracked and then tried to negate the bad to the best that I could. Overall I would say that I was successful although it was a lot of hard work. Once again, I find myself asking the emoticon..was it worth it.. emoticon

Wed 3/24:
Cardio exercise at least 30 minutes~ YES, 1:08 walking
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume under 1600 calories~ 1401
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES
Check and record weight~ 128.4

Thurs 3/25:
Cardio exercise at least 60 minutes~ NO, only cardio was 180 jumping jacks
TNT challenge~ YES, 50 modified push ups and 100 walking lunges
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume under 1600 calories~ 1516
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Fri 3/26:
Cardio exercise at least 30 minutes~ NO, worked over and just ran out of time
Get a massage~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume under 1700 calories~ 1600
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Saturday 3/27:
Run 20 miles~ YES
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Track food and create at least a 500 calorie deficit~ YES, 531 calorie deficit created after eating 3079
Get 8 hours of sleep~ YES

Sunday 3/28:
Slow recovery run or work out~ YES, 50 minutes running and swimming
ST~YES, 2 core, 2 upper and 2 lower exercises
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume under 1600 calories~ 1593
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Mon 3/29:
Cardio exercise for at least 60 minutes~ NO, decided to take a rest day
ST~ NO
Wall sit~ NO
Take vitamins~ YES
Drink 8 glasses of water~ YES
Consume under 1600 calories~ NO, 1679 but I feel that is close enough
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

Tues 3/30:
Cardio exercise at least 60 minutes~ 1:20 minutes jogging
Take vitamins~ YES
Consume under 1700 calories~ NO, 1757 which is close enough with the calorie burn I created
No soda pop~ YES
No fast food~ YES
Get 7 hours of sleep~ YES

I will edit each day with my results.

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  • FELIXC
    Hey Molly. I hear you on the job situation. Why can't jobs be fun and exciting and something we get paid for, too? Is that so much to ask? emoticon

    Don't worry about the overeating. If I were you, every time I got down on myself, I would go to the mirror and say, "I ran a MARATHON, for crying out loud! I can do ANYTHING!"

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    3162 days ago
  • FIT_MELISSA
    emoticon I'm sorry about your work situation. I am there with you. I hope that you find clarity and guidance very soon! Let us know if we can help you in any way. And the others are right, you are worth any and all effort! Take care of you!
    3162 days ago
  • KJHOUSTON
    Hang in there with work - there have been several times over this last year that I was ready to look for another job and then things got better. Hopefully it will improve in your job as well. Great plan for the next week!
    3162 days ago
  • EGRAMMY
    Good Morning America today says "think about the smallest things you can do to make the job better.
    Stop complaining as it focuses on negative; be positive.
    Do 1 small thing daily toward finding a job you like.
    Find your happiness outside of work.
    Think long range."

    Must be a number of people in same boat right now for them to cover it today.

    Hang in there with your planning/tracking. It's worse if you give up and then have to make up. I know first hand.

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    3162 days ago
  • JUSTBEGIN
    Molly, i'm so sorry things are so difficult for you at work right now! I truly hope that it gets better soon! I'm glad you are sticking with your planning though...it is worth it, and like Jeni said, you are worth it! Just look at what a great job you did on your goals today!!

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    3163 days ago
  • DOGSTARDADDY
    It was worth it. It always is. The alternative is to go backwards, and you have worked too hard.
    3163 days ago
  • SMALLERSHEEP
    Aww, Molly, I'm so sorry your job situation is bad right now. It seems like it just keeps piling on, one more thing that will make the situation worse. When deciding whether the effort is worth it, remember, YOU are worth it. emoticon
    3163 days ago
  • MARATHONMOM26.2
    Thank you for sharing this Molly. It just reminds me that others are facing challenges at the moment too, and you, for one, have a plan to stay on track! Challenges in life do not have to equal self-destructive behavior!

    Good luck, and if I can help in any way let me know... I can at least listen emoticon
    3163 days ago
  • BILLALEX70
    Go get 'em Molly!
    3163 days ago
  • AUNTIE65
    Good for you Molly! I"m so sorry you are going through this at work... I'm here for you however I can be!! I think it was definately worth the effort if it's keeping you healthy through this stressful time!


    3163 days ago
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