Signs of progress!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I just came back from the doctor's office for my quarterly checkup, got weighed, and was thrilled to see that the numbers are going down! It's not by much, but any progress is great, in my book. This gives me the added incentive and motivation to keep on doing what I'm doing, and doing more of it, such as walking and watching my portions. I am working on changing my mindset as well, so that I can have yogurt and cereal for breakfast, instead of my usual sausage and eggs, and not feel like I'm depriving myself of something.
So, now the plan is to keep cutting down on fats, increase my exercise (bands, here I come!) and walking, and try not to let the BF sabotage me when he buys all this junk food (this time, it was TWO half gallons of ice cream, chips and soda, followed a day or two later by crackers, my downfall).
Now, if only my stress levels could go down, but I don't think that's going to happen very soon, unless I can convince my immediate boss, the store's assistant manager, that he's endangering my survival by cutting my hours like he's been doing. To top things off, he's been giving the new lady more hours than me, which in my book is patently unfair. So, things will have to come to a head very soon; either I get more hours in the position I'm in, or I get promoted to a department manager position, or I start looking for another job that is full time to start with, AND pays better per hour. If I can hang in there for a while longer, then I can buy some wardrobe pieces for job interviews. If only I could wear the shoes, but my feet hurt so bad it's not even funny. It feels like my bones (the metatarsals) are separating, and the ligaments and tendons holding everything together are spasming, or something. It just plain hurts, which is one reason I have for not walking as much as I know I should.
Anyway, I'm just thrilled to have lost some of this weight, so at this point I am going to get my bands out, do some upper body workout, then go outside while it's still cool enough to work in the garden and pull weeds. Then, it's back to work again!
Everyone, have a great day! Remember, there IS hope!