21 May 2012

A Fit Chick & A Chihuahua

It's amazing what stress can do.  Last week I started a new job. Between stressing about learning to do something totally and completely new and trying to figure out how to make my last unemployment check stretch until I get my first "employment" check, my brain and I guess my body were on overload.  I actually managed to lose over 8 lbs last week.  Craziness!!!  With this loss, I now weigh 261 lbs.  Just one little lb away from having lost a 1/3 of my original body weight.

A couple of weeks ago, I was talking to my friend Kristin about how much weight I'd lost.  At the time I was right around 119 down.  I jokingly told her, "I've almost lost you" and an idea was formed, a twist on the then and now pic.  I decided we needed to take pictures when my loss equaled her weight.  With the crazy stressing last week, I kinda shot past the mark and we had to call in a stunt dog, ie. Beuno (thanks Deb).

Holding them up for the few minutes it took to take pictures was a bit of a strain (no offense Kristin but Bueno just pushed it over the top).  It's hard to imagine that I used to walk around everyday carrying that much weight.

13 May 2012

The Next Challenge

For the last seven months, I've been unemployed.  And even though not having a job really sucks, there was a silver lining, at least in terms of my weight loss journey.  I had plenty of time to cook healthy meals and I could work out whenever I wanted. 

Tomorrow, I start a new job.  Not just with a new company but doing something I've never done before, so I'll definitely have lots to learn.  I'll also have to learn to live a healthy life while working full time again.  Finding time to exercise, packing healthy filling lunches, getting up early enough to make a good breakfast that will get me going.  It's gonna take some getting used to.  I'm up for the challenge.