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


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. :)

Friday, May 27, 2016

Hello Strangers....

Hey guys

It's me, just checking in and letting you know I'm still alive and stuff.

I think my last post was in March, well it is now towards the end of May. I can honestly say I'm doing pretty good. I started on a lower dose of my antidepressant about three weeks ago and I plan on taking my sweet time coming off of it entirely. Why risk having side effects? Doc wants me to cut back every two weeks but im taking about a month per/a dose reduction. I asked him to put me on buspirone (buspar) that is for anxiety.... cause I know im going to need something. So I'm slowly building that up in my system while I come off the generic for Zoloft.

Anyways, nothing else going on right now. I'm still working and I even though I don't love my job I don't hate it.

My daughter starts high school in September and my son starts middles school, I feel as if there growing up so fast and before I know it there gonna be off to college, which isn't a bad thing but dang, where did the time go?

I haven't been coming on here very much because well... the isn't really much to say these days. I go to work, come home, clean up spend a few hours with my family and go to bed. Then it's a repeat. I guess you could say I don't have any updates on any weight loss or exercise.

We went hiking Monday and it just about killed me. Since then I've been kinda down. And it doesn't help when your kids are saying " dang mamma, I can remember when you were at the front telling us to hurry up and now you are having to take breaks to catch your breath" I tell them it happens...and to shut up ;-)

I promise to post more, if ya'll promise to stick with me. I lost the weight before and I will do it again.

Monday, March 07, 2016

The Only Way is Up!

Good Morning,

I woke up at 4:30 thinking I had to be at work at 6. Well I forgot that on Monday's I don't a have to be at work until 7.

Oh well, more time to spend on here.

Yesterday we went to the park to walk and as I was huffing and puffing while walking up a hill! I had to stop to catch my breath, that's pretty sad. I can honestly say that I have hit rock bottom with my weight. I can't rely on watching what I eat anymore cause it's obviously not working. This is march and I haven't lost a single pound.

I'm calling my doctor tomorrow and I'm going to try and get an appointment with him soon. I want to try something else for my anxiety. I think the Zoloft has messed up my metabolism and any motivation I have to workout. There are days when I wanna do is sleep, I'm constantly yawning all day. Yeah, it does wonders for my anxiety but I simply can't live like this anymore.

It's hard to go off any medication when you know you might regret it but I'm miserable. I've been to three different therapist and I know a few coping skills to help. I'm no longer afraid of this anxiety, Exercise will have to become a priority again.

anyways, just unloading some thoughts.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Hello March


Yes I'm still alive. Yes the hubby and I are still sticking to our new year's resolution of changing our habits. January was only eating out once a week. - we eat 'out' more than once a  week but my choices are healthier. February we we're suppose to start exercising but we didn't. I guess we just wasn't ready. March we started exercising( and I know it's only the second day, gesh)  but we're doing good.
 Sunday we hiked for an hour and I did 30 minutes on my elliptical yesterday. Tomorrow I plan on doing one or the other, walking or elliptical. I'm going to workout every other day :-)  

Oh and I cut down my .. ahem... alcohol consumption ( whisky shots) to just one night a week, Saturday night is whiskey night for me. 

I don't know how much I weight and I don't care. I wear a size 22 in pants and that gives me a good indication of how much I weigh. 

I'm just gonna keep going, perhaps my pants will loosen up in a few weeks?

The last time I posted I mentioned my doctors visit. Well, he suggested that I give my meds another three months and try to lose weight. I said ok. Now I'm going to ask him in April what he thinks about me taking something else. I've been looking into buspar, it's a anti-anxiety medication, I think I tried it on my first visit with him but I didn't really take it long, I had just lost my grandmother and was going through major depression and anxiety episodes

anyways. Take it easy.. thats if for now, chow!