Sunday, March 29, 2009

An Update on Me...

Well, it's been a while since I have posted here on my weight loss journey.

I can't say that I have done well... and I know, it's nobody's fault but my own. I'm still looking for the motivation that I lost. I'm finding it easy one day, hard the next. Somewhere, I have GOT to find it in my heart to do this for ME. I totally miss the way I felt when I lost the weight the first time around, worked out almost every day, even if it was just a two mile walk at the walk park or if I did a full 60 minute work out at Curves.

I totally can't wait until the snow melts and everything dries out here in ND. I think being able to get outside and be active might be of a big help to me as I find myself getting bored sitting at home in the evenings or on my days off as it's too cold to go outside. I find myself wanting to eat, snack on pudding, cookies, pretzels, cheese/crackers...whatever. Sure most are somewhat healthy as they are the fat free or sugar free, but I'm not always monitoring how many snacks I'm taking in.

Work has been so crazy. We had inventory a couple weeks ago so we were busy busy busy getting the warehouse organized and tagged for that. I've been so stressed at work that I am finding myself dreading my alarm going off in the mornings. I wake up and the first thing I think about it "oh crap, another day of work...I just want to stay home and sleep". I have been feeling this way a long time so thought long and hard about what I wanted to do.

I finally went to my Manager and asked if it was possible for me to step down from my Lead position and move back to the floor and work as a merchandiser and assist the customers. She is more than willing to work with me and let me move. We just have to find a replacement for me before I can officially move to the floor. I will still have to work a few hours in receiving as I am a full time associate and the MCA position is only part time... but working reciving just two or three days a week (mostly processing, not offloading trucks) will be better than the 6 days a week I have been doing...

I am hoping that this change for me at work will be good for me and allow me more time at home. Two days off a week instead of working my days off... allowing me at least two days to go go the gym or work out at home. I'm hoping I will be less stressed, less physically exhausted every day when I come home...

On the bright side... On one of my CafeMom groups, they started a water challenge last week. To drink in oz's, half my weight... in other words, since I weigh 140 lbs, I have to drink 70 oz of water each day... I've been working on this challange and not done too bad. I've not reached that amount each and every day, but I have replaced much of my Diet Pepsi with either water or the Aquafina Flavored waters (drink the flavored at work). Today I actually met my goal with 73.8 ozes & only one Diet Pepsi today instead of the two or three or sometimes more...I have been doing this week with the challange...

Well, that's a quick update on what's happening in my life right now... hopefully soon, I will have something more motivating and encouraging to share with you all...

Hope you are doing well with your goals!
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