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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Verdict

Hello all,

I have been gone for a little over a week. I was battling the stomach fle and I have just been going through a struggle. My eating has not been all that good; you know stress, bottled up with TOM and the holidays I have been trying to make it through. So, my company moved to a new office building (2miles from the old building). We have a wonderful new space, underground parking, great views, and a really super nice modern space. The gym has expanded and we have tons of new machines, as well as trainers in the building to help with your weight loss and Pilates and yoga classes. It’s something to do for everyone so, there is no excuse if you really want to lose it, its there for you(Open at 6am and closes at 7pm. I have been taking full advantage of that. Monday,, I decided that I would follow-up with the manager regarding the position that I interviewed for. I was supposed to hear back from her by the end of last week, but due to the move to the new building, everyone was getting settled in and I thought the best thing was for me to wait until after the date she initially gave me so I wouldn’t come off pushy. She's presently out of the office until New Year. I was so upset because I really wanted to hear something, but my mom said something that made a lot of sense. She said if you have not heard no, then you are still in the running. I did have a meeting with my direct manager today and he told me that the hiring manager did meet with him to ask about me as a worker and an overall person and he told me that he told her nothing but good things, because his words, "he would never trash me to keep me:). So, I don't know the result just yet, but I am staying positive. I will keep you posted, for sure! Thanks for all of the happy, positive and motivating thoughts and prayers. You gals ROCK!

On a side note: The only downfall of moving to the new building is that all of my blogspots have been blocked:( I will no longer be able to catch up with blogging during my lunch hour, which sucks because the evenings are family time during the week. The upside to that is...I have 1 more day in the office after today and I am out of this joint until 2011!!!!

Weight: I weighed in today and I am so please to say that I am 5lbs away from ONDERLAND! I have lost 3lbs this week. This is the last weigh in for WW for this year. Our company will start it back up second week in January. My ultimate goal is to be in on ONEDERLAND by the the beginning of the next session(January 11th or sooner).

Now, I'm about to catch up on my blogging buddies:)

Thursday, December 9, 2010


So, I have been presently working for the same company for the past 7 years. For the past 5 years, I have been in the same role but, I am not fulfilled, it's just day to day getting in here. Well, I decided that I was going to step out of my comfort zone and apply for a new position that was posted within the company. Usually, that would never happen. I would feel like I was uncomfortable in my skin and the clothes that I'm wearing and not have the confidence to basically brag on my accomplishments. Think about it, that's basically what an interview is....a brag fest! Well, I just finished my interview and let me say, I ROCKED IT! I know I rocked it, I was so super confident, the questions were answered, they shook their head, they kept looking at each othe with the impressed look and I felt soo good afterward! If I got this position it would double my salary, do you know what that would do for my family!? It will be awesome! I deserve it for sure. It's not bad that it would something new for me to do...I'm sort of a computer geek so the job is just that. I am so glad that I applied and I should know something next week if not earlier, and I am well looking forward to letting you know that I got the job! I won't be totally devastated if I don't get it, but I believe I will have it!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Weigh In


Let me start off by saying that I stayed the same at weigh in this week. I'm having one of those days. I felt like I worked very hard last week. I am constantly focused on losing this weight, being healthy, living a healthier lifestyle. I have put myself out there with this blog for sure, joining WW and keeping everyone around me in the loop to keep me accountable. But, today after working so hard last week...I stayed the same. I was so frustrated after weigh in today. I'm not going to beat myself up and I know as long as I continue to make healthy decisions, move more I will be successful in this journey. It's just tough to see the scale stay the same when you know you have been working hard prior to weigh in and not just one day but a full week of on plan eating. I debated about even posting that's how irritated I was, but it's not fair to me and to those people who I love to read comments from rooting me on! So, this week I didn't lose and I didn't gain. I am still on track to be in ONEderland by the year end, just bummed that I couldn't see a loss on the scale.

My goals for this week are:
Wednesday-Day 2 of Couch to 5K
Thursday-Cardio Circuit Training
Saturday-Cardio/weight training

I'm really trying my best to focus on the journey but the weight loss is my motivation to stay on it.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Did I tell you I was a reality TV junkie? No, really, I love alot of the worst "reality" shows. I had to place that word in quotes because, let's be honest, most of it is scripted. Anywho, last night I was watching Celebrity Rehab and during the 1 on 1 sessions with Dr. Drew, the 'celebs' had conversations regarding their addiction. As I listened to a few of them discuss their problems and life issues and their drug of choice I had an 'Aha Moment'. When I am angry, I eat. When I am frustrated, I eat. When I want to get lost in the challenges of life, I eat. And, I don't just eat to feed a hungry belly, I eat until I am sick. I eat until I can no longer think about my problem, but think of the pain in my stomach(like getting high). It's crazy right!? This has been a long journey coming...I once cared about my body and the way I looked. After my grandmother passed, I just ate. She meant everything to me, I didn't live with my mom due to family issues and I felt like a pariah and food was my comfort. I ate to feel comfort. I start addressing my childhood abuse by eating. Man, I feel so many emotions right now, because, although I have been through therapy, my grandmothers death is what triggered my change in eating. It took a while for me to get a better understanding of my relationship with food. I have a love/hate relationship with it. Currently, I am addressing those issues head on. I now know that I need to pay attention to my body. I should eat 3 healthy meals a day using my PointsPlus Plan and pay attention to my body when I am hungry and make good decisions while eating. So far, this has worked. I have been journaling alot and I love having this platform. I love that I can place my inner most feelings out here and feel like I got something off of my chest. Thanks for taking the time to let me get a few things off of my chest. I have an addiction and I'm presently in "rehab" addressing my life choices and this love/hate relationship I have with food.

Goals for the weekend: Kickboxing tonight, Spin tomorrow am and weight training and Sunday Couch to 5K, week 3 begins! It's really not as bad as I initially thought, I like to run!
Weight Watcher PointsPlus Plan has been wonderful. I have been on plan and eating good and I love these two blogs: and They have been so helpful with nutrition information as well as yummy recipes, so I can be successful.