Monday, November 28, 2011

Weigh in after Thanksgiving

OK, so I really wanted to show a loss.  I didn't lose this week, but I did only gain .4.  I really don't think I ate all that bad.  I know that I missed some meals due to working.  I find it very hard to get my 15 minute breaks in.  The shoe department is always busy and it's hard to find someone to cover for me.  

I did take my measurements and I'm down another inch in my bust, waist and hips.  I know that my clothes are fitting a lot more loose.  I am going to have to get some new pants soon for work.  Mine are really baggy.  It's a shame to lose weight and wear baggy clothes so no one can even tell.  I, in no way, want to wear skin tight clothes, but something that fits better would be nice.

I liked the condensed post last week, but I found that I was wanting to also write about things that happened the day I was writing on, so I think I'll go back to semi daily blogs entries.

Is every body decorated for Christmas already?  We are suppose to get a new roof in the very near future so we didn't want to put up the outside lights yet.  We usually turn them on after dinner on Thanksgiving.  It seems odd to not have them up and lit.  I haven't started on the inside of the house yet either.  I'm hoping to get that at least started today.  I work all but 2 days this week and 3 of those days are until midnight.  I hate driving at night.  I'm glad that Kohl's is not far away and I only have to make a couple turns and I'm home.

OK, I'd better get some laundry done and get started on decorating the living room.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Week in Review: Nov 20 - 26

I am totally "stealing" this idea from Watchmeshine's blog .

I thought I would start a post that I could update on a daily basis and be able to reflect on each day of that week, in one place. So, this is my first "Week in Review" post, where I will reflect upon each day after it has passed and I am "safely" into the next day.
I didn't do too much.  I ate pretty good.  I haven't been tracking, so I'm going to have to get back into the habit of that. We went out to dinner and I had a spinach salad.  I'm still not having any pop or candy.  This new habit is going very well.   Status: Feeling good with myself.

Today was weigh-in I'm down another .4.  That's a total of 34 pounds so far.  7.6 more to go.  I don't think I'll make it by my 1 year WW rejoining anniversary, but I will make it.  I'll write more tomorrow!
I ended the day with zero points left.  I did my 4 mile Leslie Sansone DVD.
Status: Feeling OK with the way the day went.

I had planned on going to Jazzercise today, but went shopping with my daughter instead. I did my Lislie Sansone 4 mile DVD before I went to my weight loss challenge meeting.  I was up 1 pound for that weigh in.
I went over my points by 6 points.  I now have 43 weekly left.
Status: Gonna try to do better tomorrow.

Went to Jazzercise in the morning.  It felt good to be back.  It was a good workout.
Made my stuffing so it all ready to stuff into the turkey.
Ended the day with 2 points left over.
Status: Feeling good about the day.  More energy today.

Thanksgiving went well.  I got a 30 minute walk in before dinner.  I used a small plate and filled it with all the goodies.  No seconds.  I had a piece of pie.  Actually I had a half of a piece of the regular pumpkin pie and a half piece of the pumpkin fluff pie.
When I entered things in the WW etools it said I went over by 11 points.  It's had to calculate when things are homemade.  I feel good with how I ate.
Status:Feeling Thankful.

I went to Jazzercise in the morning.  We used the balls.  Had a good work out.
Dinner was the same as yesterday.  We had all the leftovers.  I skipped the mashed potatoes this time around.  I didn't even bother to enter everything in the etools.  I'm sure the points would be pretty close to Thursday except we ate early so it was my lunch instead of dinner.
I had to go to work at 4 till 12:30 am.  I took my pie and had it for my dinner break.  I walked for 7 hours putting away shoes that were left laying around and getting shoes that people needed in a different size.  I was pooped when I got home.

Worked, which means I walked for 6 hours.  Those shoe boxes get heavy near the end of the shift.  There's lots of lifting and reaching and bending too.  All in all it's quite a workout.  My arms and legs are tender.
I went to dinner after work.  I had a soup and salad.  I had my pie for my evening snack.  All in all a pretty good day.
Status: Tired. Early bedtime.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Weigh-in was yesterday

I had a .4 gain this week. Now I have to lose 2 pounds next week to make my end of the year goal.  I know I wasn't eating right last week.  With my husband being sick and not wanting to eat I just didn't cook healthy food.  Actually I really don't think I was eating enough. 

I went in to work last night for my 1st night of training.  I spend almost 4 hours sitting in front of a computer watching videos and answering questions.  The manager scheduled it too tight and didn't give enough time for the extra activities that needed to be done. We all ran out of time doing the training.  I would much rather just do on the job training.  I think it really helps you retain more when you are learning hands on.  Watching a video doesn't actually give you the feel of what the stock room is really like and how to stock the shelves.  I watch more videos and train on the register Thursday and then shadow a buddy on Saturday.  They already offered me extra time on next Tuesday morning to run the register.

I'm going to take my car to my daughter's this morning and then walk back home.  She needs to use my car today and I need to get in more exercise.  I will walk to the weigh-in challenge meeting tonight too.

I hope everyone is having a good week so far.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Tomorrow is weigh-in day

I'm hoping that I will have another pound loss.  Eating has been pretty good this week.  I've gotten some exercise in.  Today I raked leaves and cut down some flower stalks.  It's a beautiful day today.  I'm afraid there aren't many left this year.

This is the week of Birthday cake.  I made a chocolate cake for my daughter's birthday.  Since I will be working Monday and Wednesday and we have the weight loss challenge meeting on her real birthday, Tuesday, we are going to celebrate today.  My grandson's birthday is Thursday, so there will be another cake that day.  I will have a small piece of cake, but that's it.  The rest of the cake will remain at her house.

My hubby's been sick.  He came home early on Wednesday and stayed home on Thursday.  He went back to work on Friday and started feeling bad again.  I told him to take the extra day off, but he didn't listen to me.  He's been running a fever and feels weak.  On Friday night he kept sweating all night , but he felt cold.  He soaked thorough 2 sets of clothes during the night.  His temperature was below normal.  Very strange.  He said he feels better today, but is still weak.  He really doesn't much of an appetite.

How is everyone else doing?  Rosie, how's your arm?

Thursday, November 3, 2011


I went to my job orientation last night.  It lasted almost 4 hours.  I felt a little over-whelmed.  It sure will be interesting once I get the hang of it.  I have 2 more training sessions and then I shadow a sales associate for 4 hours Next Saturday.

Eating been going pretty good.  I made some turkey noodle soup yesterday for dinner.  My hubby came home early from work yesterday with a fever.  I thought soup would be good for him.  He's spent the day in bed today.  His fever is down, but still not to normal.  He's such a big baby when he's sick.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Job Update and more

I got a call from Kohl's yesterday.  They wanted phone numbers for my past employments.  I explained to the girl that I had not worked at these places for close to 20 years and I was not sure if they would even remember me working there.  I looked up the numbers and called her back.  One place was no longer in business and one of the supervisors was in a completely different department, but I did have a phone number.  I asked her if I could give her a couple personal reference numbers just in case she was unable to get anything from the employers.  She took one name which was my neighbor.  My neighbor called a little later and said that they had called her and she told them that I was a wonder neighbor and that I took care of her cat when they go out of town and they feel I'm trustworthy of having a key to their house.  The girl thanked her for calling them back and that she got the same impression from me when I talked to her and that she would also put in a good recommendation for me. Now on to more waiting.  (UPDATE)  They just called and I got the job.  I go to orientation tomorrow evening and they I do training and then I work.  I'm schedule to work in the shoe department, but from what I understand they do cross training so I could be working in any area of the store.

Halloween was OK.  I bought 1 bag of candy with sweet tarts, laffy taffy, and nerds.  There were 200 pieces of candy in the bag.  I gave 2 pieces to each begger and I still have at least a half bag left.  Each year our numbers go down.  Less and less people give out candy on my street which hurts the attendance.  The other streets near me go all out for Halloween.  They decorate and every house has their porch light lit.  The kids would rather go where they don't have to walk by a lot of houses to get to more candy.  The weather was not bad.  It had sprinkled earlier in the day, but did not rain during the begger hours and it was not too cold.  I got a bit chilled sitting there waiting for more kids.  I made some hot cocoa when I came in to help me warm up.

Yesterday was the last day of the eat more protein challenge.  I weigh in tonight at my Weight loss challenge meeting.  I have to make another batch of dump soup.  I really think that helped me with my WW weight loss this week.  Filling and no points.

Boy, it must be cold out.  I just looked out the window and the roofs have a lot of frost on them  It looks like snow.  I'm going to do Zumba on wii this morning and walk to my meeting tonight so that's my exercise for the day.  How is everyone else doing with their exercise program?