This morning as I drove to work I started thinking about how busy I have been lately. It seems I am always doing something. Sometimes by myself but more often lately with friends. If I am honest I have to admit the part that is new is not the friends, they have always been there. The new part is I am saying yes to doing things. I have spent the past several years making excuses and avoiding doing things with friends. I longed to say yes but I was so uncomfortable in my own skin. Things have really changed for me.
Yesterdays workout allowed me to achieve the soreness Shemane insist on. I look forward to tomorrow’s workout, she has really been mixing things up. I did not make it to the gym during lunch yesterday due to an assessment followed by a prior commitment. I am going to give it another try tomorrow, having my workout at lunch would be perfect.
I have officially submitted my first homework assignment for this semester. I have three others do before the end of the weekend. I love jumping right in, I do have to have some organization and plan the order of my assignments. I get a little freaky about merging all of the scheduled assignments so I can look at one list and know what is next.
Tomorrow is Friday and at the end of the work day will kick off a holiday weekend. This holiday I am not on-call so I will be spending it doing homework Saturday and on Sunday I will be working my first training shift at my new PRN job. Monday will be my day of getting ready for the following week. I have a busy week following the holiday.
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This is probably the most difficult post I have had to write but I committed to full disclosure and I am sticking to my word. My new weight this week is 282.4 lb. with a total loss of 112.4 lb. which means I actually had a 1.5 lb. gain.
The rational side of my brain understands that I should not just look at the numbers on the scale but also consider how things fit and how I feel. It is just difficult to be a rational when I see the number going up instead of down. I know this is expected on occasion due to increasing the weights I am lifting during my workout. I have also not increased my cardio as regularly as I should have and I am having trouble with constipation; both of these can effect the numbers.
I have spent the biggest part of the day beating myself up, analyzing where I went wrong and making a plan to change it. It is just what I do. I must have a plan of action. So, I have increased my fiber with Fiber Advance Gummies, I am making an honest effort to meet my cardio goals, I will be starting the aquatic boot camp next week.
Picture day is coming up quickly, this Saturday marks 7 months since surgery. I will be posting updated pictures Saturday evening so stay tuned.
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Every single day I experience something new. Something little. Something amazing. The importance of these little somethings would escape most people. Many of these little unexpected “new” happen at the most unexpected moments and when shared with friends can generate great laughter.
One such example: While working the Saturday Night shift I looked in the mirror while washing my hands and saw a dark smudge under my chin. I looked at several different angles and even attempted washing it off. It was at that moment, I realized it was a shadow. I have a shadow under my chin instead of another chin. (Shemane found this really funny).
Another example is today while walking to my car with my hand full of shopping bags and my purse on my shoulder I reached into my purse for my keys. I reached into my purse while it was still on my shoulder. I have seen other women do this before, its new for me. For that matter being able to carry a shoulder bag actually on my shoulder is also a new thing.
The hand-full of bags included two new pairs of scrubs. I couldn’t resist going back to get more. I like that I can wear scrubs daily even when I am not working the floor. I am a truly casual person and fully enjoy being in scrubs.
I am planning on doing my workout during my lunch time tomorrow so I can get home and tackle some of my homework. I have three assessments due in the next few days. I need the additional time to get things done on time.