Wednesday, July 27, 2011

So far, so great!

I am happy (and surprised) to report that the dog is panting harder than me after our long, very warm walk tonight! It felt great and I literally could have kept going! I have had so much more energy since I have chosen to make better food and nutrition choices. I am actually looking forward to my walks and using my kettle bell before bed.

This first week has been a great one. I am very happy to report that this past week, the first week that I have really kicked it into gear again, I lost 7.2 pounds!!! I am looking good to hit my year end goal of 60 pounds lost, I may even blow right by that number before the year is over and I'll be okay with that!

It is so hard to be motivated at a job that has made you miserable for the last three months when you know you only have 2 days left! I am trying so hard to keep my head into it and get the temp up to speed but it is so hard. I am so excited to start my new job on Monday and I really feel like this is where I'm meant to be. For the first time in a very long time, I am super excited about my future!! I may never be a Corporate Executive making hunreds of thousands of dollars but I will be making enough and completely happy knowing that the company I work for truly makes a difference in the lives of so many children!

So as my blog title says; So far, so great!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Back on Track

It has been so long since I have updated this blog. I'm not sure anyone still checks it after all this time. I just wanted to let anyone that may check it know that I am back on track. I have a new secret motivation that seems to be working well. I have lost 5.8 pounds since Tuesday! Things seem to be going right for me all of sudden and that scares the crap out of me because my instinct tells me to beware because this good fortune can't last... Then my faith kicks in and tells instinct to shut up and I am faced with an internal battle that 1/2 of me will lose.

I am also very happy to report that on the heels of my new motivation (that I hope to share with you all someday soon but I need to keep it to myself at this point), I have also landed a job that I have wanted for so very long. I have always wanted to work in non-profit. My friend Jen works for the MN Autism Center and it just so happens they were in need of a Controller to take the place of an employee who is moving on and I got the job! I have never been so excited to start a new job in my whole life!

I was absolutely miserable at my current job and giving my notice on Friday felt like a huge weight off my shoulders. Maybe that was the 5.8 pounds I lost this week... LOL!!

Well, if anyone is still reading this, thanks for sticking with me. I lost my way for a bit but I have found a path and the sun is shining brightly all along it!!