Tuesday, November 29, 2016

November Update

Good Morning,

I can't believe how quickly this year is going by? Once Halloween starts it's all about Thanksgiving and Christmas.

We had a good thanksgiving, I was fortunate enough to come home after work and find a kitchen full of food that my amazing husband cooked, and it was so good. It was nice spending some time with the kids for a little while.

My job is going ... well, good I guess. It's getting less painful to get up at 3:45 and work a 11.5 hour shift 5 days a week. (yes we are still working mandatory overtime) We all got great news yesterday (insert a sarcastic grin here) Now they want us to work 6 days a week. Yep, today is my only day off this week...isn't that just wonderful? ( sigh )

But its what I left my other job for and the money is great. But dang...6 days of 11.5 hour days can play a roll on your body. Lets just say Ibuprofen is my best friend right now. The overtime shouldn't last much longer, 3 weeks tops. Im praying anyway.

So since today is my only day off I got a heck of a lot to do this morning before I can relax this afternoon. Christmas shopping, grocery shopping and a little bit of house chores. My kids have been helping us with that, bless their little hearts.

Well just for the heck of it I decided to check my weigh this morning, Im up 3 lbs from my last weigh in from October. I'm sure all the working (aka stress)  and holiday treats are the culprit. I know I wasn't gonna lose anyway... but after this maddening work schedule is over I plan on doing some serious prioritizing in my life. My health will be one of my main focuses come the new year.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Update on Yesterday's Post

Morning,

Im feeling much better this morning. My monthly started yesterday so that explains a lot. I can't wait to clock out at 5:30 this afternoon. Just to sleep in tomorrow sounds heavenly.

ok, later.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

A New Job Vent

Morning,

It's 4:40 in the morning and im about ten minutes away from heading out the door to my new job. Well it's not NEW new...I've been there since September 3rd, but I'm still new to it. I haven't really adjusted yet to the schedule and drive. But the money is good.

I'm tired. I'm so tired that it's starting to effect my emotions. I literally feel like crying right now and I don't know why....guess cause im tired and kinda stuck.

When I started this job it was for 3 days a week and 12 hour shifts. I accepted that... but then the holidays started and that 3 days a week has turned into 5 days a week. Those extra two days are 10 hour shifts... And two days off just isn't enough. I'm not the type of person to miss work so everyday it's a struggle. I hear there are still 6 more weeks of this crap.

I'm preparing my mind to just go in, shut up and do it! But I wish someone would tell my body that.

I can't wait to clock out tomorrow, I will be off Thursday and Friday.
sigh...

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Changes Are Good

Good Morning,

It's Tuesday, September 13. I'm just sitting in my pj's relaxing for now.

The past few weeks have been busy - very busy, with lots of changes. But im sure they're for the best.

First let me start by saying I am no longer following WWer's...but I am however just watching what I eat, mainly my portions and I'm still losing weight ( in small increments lol).
And secondly I GOT A NEW JOB!! Yep, after working in a grocery store since 2011 I finally got in at my husbands work and now ride with him to work. I work 3 twelve hour shifts and then I'm done. I have four days to do whatever I need to do..I LOVE IT. My orientation was last week and this week was my first week, it's different then the slow pace at the grocery store but the time seems to fly by. I don't have to wear a uniform and it's a considerable pay increase. This job means a better life for our family.

so ... that's what I've been up too the past few weeks. I will check in soon. Have a great week :-) and thanks for reading.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Good morning!!!

It's early on a Saturday morning. I'm up of course for work...oh how I wish I could go back to bed, jason is home today and I want to cuddle with him. But anyways.

So I have some bittersweet news. You guys know that I have been working at my job for almost 6 years now. Well, I put in my two week notice yesterday because I finally got a job at my husbands work. YES!!! They are hiring a large group of people and I jumped at the chance. I'ts a considerable raise in money and I only work Saturday, Sunday & Monday. So in other words I'm off Tuesday through Friday. That's what I like about it. I will be working the same hours as my husband so I just couldn't pass that up. I start next weekend.

I'm gonna miss my family back at the grocery store, I mean...I have worked with them for so long and have built up friendships from quite a few of people. It's going to be hard my last couple of days. I was teary eyed all day Wednesday after I knew I had the job. I told my store manage, he was understanding. I told my supervisor yesterday, she was shocked and couldn't look at me at first because she said she was going to cry.

But in my heart, I know I've made the right decision.

ok..so onto another subject. Weight Watchers.

My last weigh in sucked! It was basically water weight. I didn't eat that bad all week...I just splurged a couple of days before my weigh in with seafood. I know my body all to well and I knew I would be up. Just not THAT much, ouch!

anyways, just an update.
later gators...


Saturday, August 20, 2016

quick update

morning,

I have a few minutes before work this morning to check in.

So far this week I've been doing pretty good. Eating healthy has it's good days along with its bad. I Did have some slip ups but they don't bother me anymore, I just keep on going. I know I will lose something on Wednesday, just not sure if it will be close to a 2 lbs again.

I'm going to check into getting a membership at a gym that has water aerobics, I need something low impact. I may start next week after my weigh in on Tuesday.

Alright, well...have a great weekend.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Summer Slacker is Back and Better Then Ever!!

Hey guys,

I know it's been a while. Just call me slacker, k

So what's new with me you ask? I am so glad you are curious otherwise I'm ever so quietly typing to myself.  I joined WWer's ( bada bing)  about 3 weeks ago and it was hands down the best decision I have made in YEARS. As I've stated before, I have gained all my weight back and then some. This is what I say about that: 

But I don't care about that anymore..that's the past and i am living in the present now. And if my thoughts linger too long on my last journey, I will feel like a failure. And I am not a failure.....oh no! I'm a fighting solder and will never give up!

ok,,  so now that's out of my system. hehe

So far I have lost 10 lbs. almost 11. (10.8 i think?) with weight watchers, I'm really loving it. The meeting I go too are hilarious and comfortable. The host knows her stuff, and not to mention very sweet, encouraging and just a ball of positive energy ;)

The monthly online + meetings plan is what I'm doing right now, but it's cheaper if you pay for 3 months at a time. I will change it to that before September gets here.  I have a neighbor that goes and i ride with her. Since March she has lost 42lbs. I'm in awe of her weight loss...I can't wait to lose that much. It's working and I'm trying not to 'think' about it too much. I just log my food everyday (sometimes the night before) and go about my business.

My anxiety is good too. I've been off of the antidepressant for over 2 months now and got switched to a much milder medication that isn't a SSRI. It's only for anxiety... and so far it's working. I'm happy to be my old self again. Yep, I still get anxious & irritable but I know how to calm myself down now and to let things go. Mainly to not stay  ' in my head ' too long. Stay in the present.

Work is good. I'm still working at the same job doing the same thing. I honestly get bored, but it brings in that little paycheck that we depend on every week and I'm no longer working with food (or drama) so I'm blessed to have it.
 My husbands job has relocated him about 35 minutes away which kinda sucks since he's used to a 12 minute commute. But what can he do?  He car pools with a fellow co-worker and that's working out good. He's hoping to get back to his local location sometime next year.

The kids are doing great! I have one that just started middle school and one that just started high school. They are growing up SO FAST.  It's sad, but in a way I love watching them grow and mature. We are so proud of them, Both making mostly A's and some B's. We encourage anything they show interest in and with guidance I pray that they reach for the stars in their careers.

Well, I can't think of anything else I can bring you up to status on. So I will leave it with that.

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for reading. I will try and pop in to update you when I weigh in on Tuesdays. :)