Wednesday, August 27, 2014
First of all, thank you all for your comments on my updates recently. I haven't had much to say in a blog, but I needed some love/support and you guys did it! THANK YOU!!!
I would like to give you a little idea of what my work-life was like prior to this week so I don't feel quite so crazy explaining why I'm having spontaneous meltdowns.
I work at a car dealership with one other person who does exactly what I do. We worked together 3 days a week, 2 days I would come in around 11am and stay until about 6, one day I'd come in at 8am and leave anywhere from 3:30-5pm. I worked a total of about 36-38 hours a week with lots of flexibility. As long as she was here I could run errands or go get lunch or whatever. VERY RELAXED and WONDERFUL!
Now, however, she has left me to go have a baby. (How dare she, right?!?) We had a temp/part time person lined up (my boss' sister) but she wound up in the hospital and unable to take the position. This was about a week before we needed to start training. So, being that we had NO time I asked my friend if she would be willing to work weekends and a couple of hours during the week, as she had previously mentioned taking a second, part time job to pay for her kitchen remodel. She is a lifesaver and agreed. Her being here allows me to take 2 days off rather than working 7 days a week, but I am alone every day so my hours are longer and I have lost all flexibility because there is nobody else here who does what I do. Work can come in at any moment and if I'm not here to do it, we lose a possible sale.
All of this being said - I've been on edge. I've been having meltdowns. I've been very stressed out. Now, not only did my schedule change, but I am re-quitting smoking, quit drinking to aid in the quitting smoking and weight loss, also quit birth control (my hubs got the snip) and started to watch my diet more closely. Yea, hi, bad timing!!!!! I didn't plan it this way, it just worked out as such.
Regardless of being a ticking-time-bomb, I am doing pretty well with what I've set out to accomplish. My diet has been pretty good and I've been pretty good about getting my walking/running done. I did skip my exercise the last 2 days due to laziness, but I am going to get back to it today. The weather is not ideal (too hot), but the dog and I will be hitting the trail after I get off work. Since my schedule is pretty set now, I feel much better about making goals starting today through September:
Drink 64oz of water each day
Get in a walk/run every day, even if it's just a 5 min walk, for a total of 1000 min
Eat within calorie range each day (31 out of 35 days to allow for SOME indulgence)
Start ST again (I am going to start my monthly rep goals like I've done in the past)
Pretty easy. I can do this. I can meet all of these goals. Hopefully it will lead me to some real weight loss too!
** Below is for my own purposes, my tracking format.
Drink 64 oz of water (0/35)
Walk/run completed (0/35) (0/1000min)
Eat within calorie range (0/31)