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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!

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First Weigh-In and the difficulties of life

Hey all!

When I try to eat better and be more mindful of how I’m feeling, I usually do really well…..until it’s dinner time. I’ve always struggled with late night snacking and eating way too much when I’m watching something. I really concentrated on eating when I was only hungry last night…. and the scale showed a 2 pound loss! I am very happy to see that, and I believe it gives me enough motivation to make it through today. 

Yesterday I went out and bought a notebook to keep track of my calorie intake. I used a notebook the last time and it was very good to see everything in a simple math form. I guess that’s just the engineer in me lol.

 

Speaking of engineer: I am a Biomedical Engineer and I’m living in the state capital of Indiana and I still can’t find a job! I am so frustrated to have spent years going to school and spending thousands of dollars just to not get a job! I feel like such a failure, applying for all these jobs with all of the prospects falling through. It just breaks my heart. 

 

😦 Boo