Buh-Bye, Weekends... possibly FOREVER.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

So this weekend we wrapped up a bunch of loose ends and tried to take it as mellow as possible, because I am unlikely to enjoy another weekend "off" until probably the fall, if then. My new days off will be Tues and Weds, which is actually kinda nice because I won't have to take time off for doctor's appointments or whatever, but to facilitate the switch, I will be working straight through the next seven days before I get my first "weekend" off. I still get to come home at night, and life will resume, but it seems like I just got used to THIS schedule when it's time to launch the new one. Oh well.

I will somehow need to manage a shift swap or some PTO for a Saturday each in June and August for these weddings for which I am providing cake, both of those tastings went very well, and I got the commissions! One will be a three-tier Raspberry-Lemonade cake with white fondant, purple ribbon and 6 dozen cupcakes with silver wrappers, white and purple piping, and the other will be a three-tiered cake that looks like chunks of cut-up birch tree stacked on each other with a variety of ivory, coral and pale green flowers and succulent plants on a bed of chocolate cookie crumbs with mushrooms and ferns... and three dozen each of the raspberry lemonade cupcakes and snickerdoodles... we're totally copying a design from a local bakery, but they can't afford $700 for cake, so there you have it.

I think I finally flushed out my new work wardrobe today, there will likely be some tweaking, and I do need to do SOMETHING about my makeup situation, the jumbled mess getting more and more bedraggled in the bottom of my jumbo bag that schleps with me to chiro and rehab so I can clean up there before I head to work (and a decent but not overly huge garment hanger bag, is that so much to ask? It's like everything has switched to mini roller bags, but I don't have time to iron crap at what is effectively a GYM).

At any rate, my dear hubby has been busy keeping me stocked up with sexy new work shoes, at least my job has me sitting at a desk all the time so I don't have to walk much! So now I have all the basics I need to have some fresh-looking combo on most days without having to resort to laundry or dry-cleaning more than once a week, and my orders from Avenue and Kohl's should be here by my bday. Gotta love clearance sales!

I'll be revising my goals next week. I know I won't be hitting One-Derland for my birthday, but I'm less than 20 lbs away, and with any luck I'll wake up tomorrow having passed that HUGE milestone of 50 lbs GONE FOREVER. :D I was a half-pound away today, and I've been flirting with it for days now, but this was the first time it said 218.anything, and my starting weight was 268. Not bad at all for 8 months, of which I've only been taking it seriously for five. That's 10 pounds a month on average, with eight weeks of being completely benched from all exercise thrown in there.

So my doctor thinks that the increased stress of going back to work will likely bring my weight loss to a crawl again, but I am in full agreement that any week in which I do not gain is a week in which I'm winning. And I'm not due for more bloodwork until next month, so we'll cross that bridge when we get to it, and in the meantime, I'm not going to feel guilty about buying new clothes for work when I didn't hit the goal I had set to use that as a reward in time for my birthday; I need them for work anyway, and my birthday is a good enough excuse to treat myself with clothes I feel good in regardless!

I'll just have to go blow a paycheck (well, maybe HALF a paycheck) whenever I DO hit One-Derland on MORE new stuff, and go bless a women's shelter with the stuff I've shrunk out of. I'm probably keeping the shoes though. Just sayin. :D
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    Congrats on getting those commissions. Those cakes sound beautiful and I am in awe of your strength and resolve around so much cake, lol. I'm about to start doing workouts before work in a week or two and I've got to figure out the bag/gym situation as well. Most of my clothes, thankfully, are ones that do not wrinkle too much, but the lockers are tiny and I hate the though of cramming the clothes in one for a half hour to an hour.

    I would say just focus on getting your new routine in place and prepping healthy lunches and snacks for yourself. Like you said, during a stressful time like that, maintaining healthy eating and not gaining is still a huge accomplishment. emoticon
    1898 days ago
    Well, just because things are changing -- and that IS stressful -- does not mean the weight loss will come to a stand-still. Let positive thoughts go through your brain! It's a challenge, but you can do it! HUGS and good luck.
    1898 days ago

    Always room for shoes.
    1898 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/10/2013 11:12:47 PM
  • AJB121299
    Good luck
    1898 days ago
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