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One Holiday down…..

Hey everyone!

I was hoping to have a chance to write one more post before leaving for Thanksgiving, but I got caught up in a lot of stuff and obviously wasn’t able to make it. Let’s start with the great Turkey Day Week recap:

– The hubby and I left on Wednesday afternoon to head up to Michigan to spend a couple days with my family. All in all it was pretty uneventful. We had Thanksgiving at my grandparents and I didn’t eat until I was stuffed. I’m sure I could have done better, but I got small portions of my favorites. I’d say I was semi-successful. 

Friday we went black Friday shopping (I refused to go out on Thursday. It’s my personal belief that Thursday is a Holiday and not a day for people to be forced to work for minimum wage just so people can be super rude to them while they dog-pile on the latest and greatest TV deal. That being said, I respect those who have no choice but to work the holidays [including nurses, doctors, police, prison guards, etc.]) We got the husbands family Christmas gifts all done. Then we headed down to Fort Wayne.

– Here we had not one but three, yes three Thanksgivings. The middle one we didn’t stay to eat, just to say Hello; but the other two I did well and did not stuff myself at all. I’d say as far as the Holidays go, not stuffing myself at all/any of the parties is a huge achievement. Granted I’m sure I went over calories at least one of those days.

– By the time we got back to Indy on Sunday we were both super exhausted. It’s so nice to be able to sleep in your own bed after spending 4 nights in a bunch of different beds. Regardless, I still managed to get three loads of laundry done. Woot!

 

Before I get to into the weight loss/fitness part of my post I thought I’d update ya’all on the job situation:

– I have an interview today with one company for a position I’m pretty positive I won’t get, but I’m still hoping it works out. It’s a Mechanical Engineering position, and a little different from what I’m used to. I should also be having an interview in the next week or two for a company that pays really well….that’s almost 1.5hrs away. It’s more towards my field as a Biomedical Engineer, but it’s a longggg drive every day. We’ll see what doors God opens and how things end up playing out. I’ll keep you guys in the loop.

 

I still have my stitches in my leg, but they should be removed on Friday with my follow-up with the Doctor. I think I have to wait a full month to let the bone heal where the screws used to be, but after that I should be back to normal! I can’t tell you how excited I am about getting a second chance to get back into running. I have been waiting for so long and I’m ready to have another tool to get my life back to being healthy. 

It is hard to focus on just the nutrition aspect of things without the ability to exercise, but I know there are people out there who can never really exercise due to health issues, so I am really thankful that God has blessed me with the body that I have.

 

I hope to get to post a couple more times before the week is over. Let me know how you did this Thanksgiving!

Oh Mondays

Hey ya’all!!! I hope everyone had a good weekend!

As for me…well it was very uneventful. I’m still trying to recover from my hardware removal from last Wednesday. The hubby and I went to a couple stores on Saturday to pick up some Christmas shopping items. I was absolutely whipped after the first store! It’s amazing how exhausting being on crutches can be! Anyway, we went to a couple stores and then went home and watched tv all day. It was nice to finally have a weekend where we weren’t running off or having visitors. 

Sunday we went to church and then hit up the Cheesecake Factory for lunch for our 6 month anniversary(plus, we had a giftcard!) I ordered a lunch-portion Bistro Shrimp Pasta. I only ate half of it, and saved the other half for lunch today. That is not something I ever do, and even though it’s a super unhealthy meal (even with the shrimp not being fried), I was surprised that I used that much self control. As it was the only 6 month ann. we will be celebrating, we decided that we should go someplace nice because we hardly ever go out anyway.

It’s surprising to hear that, especially considering we are both so overweight. Our problem? Huge home portions and lots of snacks. It seems like whenever I make smaller portions for us, my husband is always hungry for more and goes straight to his snacks. I am not better, eating popcorn most nights. This is changing though.

I try to focus on only drinking a cup of coffee a day, and mostly water anyway. I’m trying to make the transition to healthier snacks like almonds and fruit, etc. While I’m laid up here recovering I have the perfect opportunity to work on my nutritional struggle. Even with thanksgiving coming up, I feel like I can accomplish much. Speaking of the great Turkey day, it’s crazy to realize it’s almost the end of the year already! Where did time go??!

So I have a few questions for you:

1. Have you ever had the problem of your hubby’s/wifey’s portions not being filling for them? What did you do to help them adjust to proper portions?

2. Have you had surgery that has prevented you from doing exercise? What did you do with all the downtime?

3. Any suggestions on smart snacks?

 

Happenings of Lately

Hey there!

It’s been a long time since I posted last; things have been all crazy for a while my way. I’m still desperately searching for a job (and having no luck what-so-ever) but I trust that God will provide one in His perfect time. It is hard, and I often stumble in trusting in Him with this difficult time of my life. I keep thinking that the longer I am without a job, the longer I have to wait to have kids. And let me tell you: between the in-laws not so subtle hints and all of our friends having babies, it is soooo hard to accept that we are at a different stage of life right now and just aren’t ready to try to start a family. I hate that darn internal clock telling me I need to have babies now! lol

The major thing that has kept me away from posting is my lack of exercise. I finally went and had my screws taken out! I went to the doctor last week and he saw on the x-ray that one was backing out so I had the surgery this past Wednesday. I cannot wait to get back to walking and running and biking! Ahhhh 😀 I do have to be careful though, and let it heal up properly or I could stand a chance to fracture my tibial tubercle. Boo. But anyway, once this is good and properly fixed I will be super happy! 

 

So for now, I’d love to hear how you guys have been! Also, what do you think about the difficulty in finding a job in a state capitol? I’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions!