Saturday, June 26, 2010

I'm still around

I didn't weigh on Friday, just didn't feel like it. I went out Friday night to a friends house party. All I can say is WOW! I don't think I'll be partying like that for awhile. I ended up having bruises on the better part of the left side of my body and I feel like my back is about to go out again, so I'm kinda babying my back for the rest of the weekend before I start working next week. I did record everyone's weight who posted their weights on Friday or Saturday. I'll try and get around to commenting everyone tomorrow or Monday. Thanks everybody.

Friday, June 18, 2010

No Scale Pic Today! Boo :( Weigh In!

No scale pic today! I weighed 208 this morning so that is a loss of 1.5, I'm likin the numbers goin down!!!

No real news to report so I just wanted to post my weight and comment you guys!

Good news- All but 3 people have done their posts this morning but Tammy said she wouldn't be weighing in this week so I know about her. Lol.

Bad news- 6 Challengers have dropped out already and its only been 4 weeks. How sad!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Exciting News Be on the Look Out!!!!

Everyone be on the look out for Tammy's newest blog she has some exciting news for everyone and I'm sure she has been dancing around her living room since she found out!!!!

Thank you everyone for all the Congratulations on the new job! I really do appreciate it. I've very thankful this opportunity came along. Next plan is to save for a car and place to live! I feel very good now and this challenge is going to be a great journey for me. I need to get down 9 lbs in the next 2 weeks or so. I want to be into the 180's when this challenge wraps up in 2 months. Better get my butt in gear if I'm going to get there by the end of the challenge.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Awesome Monday!!!

So I went to my interview this morning and....... I GOT IT!!! I start June 28. It is a temporary job for now but if I do a good job then I could get hired on by one of their permanent projects. I'm in a good mood today to say the least.

On another note, some of you were confused by the mention of me saying you could email me your weight loss for the week. To clear that up I meant that if you're NOT going to be able to post on Friday just send me an email or comment to let me know. Also, if you would rather email me your weight loss instead of doing a post then you can do that. I did not mean you had to email, comment and do your post. Sorry for the confusion.

This is going to be a good week.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

2010 Challengers ATTENTION!!!

I really hate to be a bitch but if you don't weigh in for 2 consecutive weeks then I'm going to assume you aren't serious and just take you off the list for the challenge. ( UNLESS YOU HAVE TOLD ME IN ADVANCE THAT YOU WON'T BE WEIGHING IN, THAT'S DIFFERENT!) I still have 9 people who haven't weighed in this week. One person is coming close to being cut from the challenge, you know who you are. I did this challenge to motivate me and everyone else and if you're not weighing in or doing weekly posts or contacting me by email to let me know your progress then I don't think you're serious and that makes me sad. I try my hardest to get around to all 22 people and leave comments every week. All of you know about everything going on in my life because I blog openly just as Tammy does so, there is no reason for you to not at least shoot me an email to tell me your weight on Fridays. So I hope everyone has a great weekend and everyone who hasn't weighed in need to! Keep up the good work.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Weigh In Week 3 - 6/11

So it's been 3 weeks since we started this challenge and its taken me awhile to get on track but DAMNIT I DID IT! Lol. So I can't say that I have eaten the best this week but I will have you know that my body did not like some of the food I ate and it let me know it real quick. I felt as though my body was saying, " This is not suppose to be in here, ABORT ABORT ABORT!" Everytime I would eat anything that was not 'Healthy' so to speak.
It was a very painful process I must say but I'm glad my stomach is shrinking and won't allow me to eat as much as I use to. I did manage to go work out this week. I went to the gym Tuesday I believe it was, we only stayed for 25 minutes and all I did was walk on the tredmill but I was sweatin like a pig. I made sure to get up into cardio level the first 15 mins and then I went down to fat burning level for the rest of the time. I made sure to switch between 10 incline and 0 incline every 5 minutes which got me sweatin even more. Lol. So I'm sure even one workout helped in my loss this week.

I have some news about my job that I will share at the end of this but I will say I am very very pissed with my boss right now and I am seeking other opportunities. I haven't left yet!

Ok, onto the weigh in!

So my weight this morning which I am VERY shocked at is 209.5. That is down 2.5 from last week. YAY ME!!! I am finally going down in the numbers and I am soooo happy!
So I was shocked at this weight because I was very bad yesterday.
I had McDonald's for lunch- 10 pc nugget with BBQ sauce, Large fry, and a Large sweet tea
I had El Nopal for dinner- rice, chicken, shrimp drenched in queso cheese and a sweet tea.

So as you can see I am very surprised I didn't gain from all that sodium, especially those Mickey D's fries, Oh Dear Lord!
Hopefully that means an even bigger loss this week since I'm going to try and flush all that out this week by drinking only water. That is a HUGE problem for me. I just don't feel satisfied by water, it just leaves me feeling thirstier than I was before. I never feel like my thirst has been quenched and it doesn't taste good at all. I'm a sugar addict and I will gladly admit it. When it comes to sweets I'm googley eyed and salavating the entire time. Lol.

Onto my horrible job, if you can call it that. 
My boss has left me no choice but to seek other employment options because she only scheduled me 4 hours last week and I have 8 hours this week. I realize I'm not a part time associate and I am labeled as "on call" but damn dude! 
People tell me I'm lucky to have a job but they don't see that it's not really even a job. I live in Kennesaw and work in Smyrna/Atlanta for those of you who are from GA and know how far that is, its not worth my gas to drive there to work for 4 hours 1 or 2 days a week. Now, if I was working all week for 4 hours that would be different. I don't even bring home $100 a week. That is sad. There is no way that is considered a job, AT ALL!!!! Therefore, I am seeking other opportunities. At first I felt like I'd betray them somehow if just left because I've only been there a month. I worked really hard to even get in the door there. When I went for my initial interview in beginning of March, I was offered a position and was super excited. Well, I called every other day to find out when I was going to start only to find out that my position wasn't open yet that they were waiting for someone to leave before I could start. Well, 5 weeks went by, as I continued to call them every other day, until I found out anything. They decided to offer me another position until mine opened up so I was happy to finally come in and start orientation. Then nobody could tell me when I started working. So basically, I've gotten the run around from Macy's this whole time and don't really know what to do. I have legal issues and have somehow managed to pay my lawyer all but $450 but working 4-8 hours a week isn't gonna get him paid off any sooner and my court date is coming up soon and all the has to be paid before I go to court. 

On a good note, I do have an interview with a Temp Agency on Monday to see if they can help me find a job. I told them I was willing to take any job as long as it wasn't a warehouse job. I am just not made for that kind of work. Lol. 

Well, I look forward to seeing everyone's weight losses throughout the day and everyone have a great weekend and good luck next week as we close out week 4 of the challenge!
Hope everyone enjoys the music on the blog as they read. LOL.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

I think I got it together now

I know I've been somewhat absent from Blog-land for the past week or so and I'm sorry. I will try to catch up on everyone's blog and comment. A lot has happened since I started this challenge. I just broke up with my boyfriend. I had been talking wedding and babies with him BUT something just changed that kind of urked me. I'm not sure what exactly it was but a week of no phone calls set it off. So that ya'll don't think I'm insane here's the story.

My (ex) boyfriend lives in Macon which is 96 miles one way from me and we go like 2 months at a time without seeing each other and then we get like 1 freakin day to spend together when we do see each other. Both of us are on cars which can only be driven around town and NOT long distances. That presents the problem of not seeing each other very often. Basically, the phone is all we have. He had been talking about joining the Air Force and getting married and me going with him. It sounds good but in reality I think it scared the crap out of me after I took it all in. Also, if we hadn't gotten married I don't know if I could wait 3 yrs for him to MAYBE come home without him being sent somewhere else. He really ticked me off when he went 5 days without talkin to me. To some of you I'm sure you're like wtf 5 days is nothing but when the phone is all you have it becomes a big deal. So my beef was that when I questioned him about it he acted like it wasn't a big deal. To me when someone calls it means they are thinking about you and want to talk to you. Well, not calling me even though he's outta town with family, to me says he doesn't care enough or isn't thinking about me while he's gone. And being too busy isn't an excuse you can always send a short text to let someone know you're thinking of them. So that was my breaking point and I do love him to death but I just can't take the distance.

So all that, once I got it off my chest made me feel free and motivated to start working out again. I just felt a huge relief after I took care of that. So I just downloaded 35 new songs to add to my already long workout playlist on my iPod. I'm ready to go! This Friday WILL show a LOSS!

I'm still pissed about my job but hopefully something better will come along soon.

I leave you with a quote I found on a friends facebook page.

I've learned that things change, people change, and it doesn't mean you forget the past or try to cover
it up; it simply means that you move on and treasure the memories. Letting go doesn't mean giving up, it means accepting that some things weren't meant to be.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Weigh In... 6/4

Sorry for the late post. Got a lot on my mind right now but I couldn't get the scale pic but I am the same at 212.5 which I am just fine with after my horrible week of eating or lack there of. I was either eating too much or not eating at all but whatever. Things are going to be rough this week due to low funds, so I can't really go grocery shopping. But I will make the best of it.

Still waiting for a few of you to weigh in! 

Thursday, June 3, 2010

A little appreciation to my Challengers!

So I made a new badge and I am giving it to everyone of my Challenge participants! Yay for surprises! LOL. I know at least a few of us including myself have had a rough couple of weeks or maybe even months. Everyone can add it to their profile if they would like or you can give it to anyone you think needs a little boost. I need a BIG boost! So thanks to everyone who joined the challenge.


I took a peek at the scale today and was VERY surprised at what I saw, considering the week I've had and lack of exercise. But next will be better, we can't dwell on things that are beyond our control. So good luck everyone!