Plateaus, frustrations, and light at the end of the tunnel
Sunday, April 03, 2016
I am so glad it's finally April!!!! March was a difficult month for me: not just in terms of weight loss, but for life in general. I decided to refrain from blogging until I could see a light at the end of this dark tunnel! I'm just not into depressing and discouraging people. Now that I can see the light, I'll tell ya'll about it.
As for my weight loss, no, I didn't reach my 100 pound goal on my 1 year anniversary of my journey. No, I still haven't reached 100 pounds lost but I never thought I'd ever be frustrated with a month long plateau stuck between 154 and 155 pounds! In my attempt to find my maintenance level as I approached 151 pounds, I apparently found my maintenance calorie count for 154-155 pounds! LOL! Okay, so, I'll cut it back a little and get those last few pounds off.
In the meantime, things were going on at work that made us believe we were about to have another round of lay-offs so I started keeping an eye on open positions just in case. I put in a few applications, got offered a dream job with a dream paycheck..... yeah, well, I left my state job, and within 2 1/2 weeks at the "dream job", I was completely unemployed! I did learn that when I realize a clinic is not being run appropriately, it would probably be a good idea to start looking for another job BEFORE confronting them because by the end of that day, I was being told I "just wasn't working out".
Unfortunately, the application window for my old job with the state had just closed so I was on an emergency job hunt!
That was about 3 weeks ago. Tomorrow, I start my new job with an extremely reputable company that's actually less than a mile from my home, an income that falls between what the state and "that other place" were paying, nice benefits including employee wellness programs, and I can finally exhale! (yes, I said that!)
Now, I go into recovery stage!