Thursday, March 10, 2011

Day 7 but not a "weak" yet!!

So as I mentioned the stress yesterday, it just keeps getting worse.  Please give me a few minutes to whine, then I'll eat my cheese with it and shut up!  As I have said, I am currently on maternity leave for another week and one day.  Because I had just started my job when I found out I was prego, I did not have enough time saved up to take the entire time off paid.  Therefore, I had enough time to space out over my six weeks to cover the insurance costs and the rest of it was LWOP.  Last week I found out that they were trying to short me two days I had "paid", I had even called to verify the amount of leave I had a couple of weeks before I went on leave so something like this would not happen!!!  So today I call the head honchos to get it straightened out and get nowhere.  Why did they even want me to call?????  To reiterate that they were still going to screw me over?  I guess so...  Anyway, that's part of what is going on.

I did do pretty good today with my diet considering normally at this point I would have been eating everything in site.  Each time I decided to eat something throughout the day I would question myself, am I really hungry or is this the stress talking.  Hooray for me!  And I found yesterday from a very special helper Jendi, that there are several events in my area I can participate in for charity and hopefully get to run my first 5K before the spring is over! if anyone is interested.  These people will be in disbelief when they see someone in the upper 200s show up at the starting line (at least I hope I will be out of the 300s by then!).  LOL!  I am going to follow the couch to 5k method (, I think..) which she also recommended and I have a friend who has been doing this for some time now and she is getting great results as well.  I think she is up to 2.5 miles after 4 months so she is taking it slowly but surely.

I did my zumba tonight and my little girl who is 2.5 yo LOVES to dance so anything that resembles dancing she wants to do.  She is consitantly saying "mommy, lets do zumba!"  Makes me proud to hear her say that.  However, she informed me tonight that i had to pull my shirt up to show my belly like the girls do on the DVD in order to do it correctly.  HAHAHA...if she only knew.  Gotta love little ones and their innocence though!  I can promise yall, until I am the size of the girls on the DVD with no jiggling, i will not be pulling my shirt up so yall won't have to keep your eyes covered!!!!!

Hope everyone else's journies are going well too.  Weather is supposed to be in the 80's by next week so its gonna be awesome outside weather!
Until tomorrow... 8)


  1. i know it's difficult when stress happens and i just "met" you but i believe you can handle it! and that is sooooooo adorable about the zumba, i say throw belly to the wind pull that sirt up and shake it! it'll be good for you cause even though it's fine to want to change and be better you have to love yourself no matter what! believe me you're just as able as i am and i think with a little help from our friends we'll make it!

  2. yay!!! so excited to hear that you are considering some of the local events I sent to you!! That totally made my day. :) No one will be in disbelief when they see you attend, please try not to let that concern you! There are people of all shapes and sizes that attend these events, and if anything, people will be happy for you! The one I sent you the other day (in LR) appears to be a very friendly and a big event, I am telling will have fun!! Everyone is usually SO supportive of each other. You'll have strangers cheering for you as you cross the finish line, now isn't that an awesome feeling to think about? Hey, if you do decide on one...feel free to send me the link to check it out before you register. The only reason I am telling you this, is because there are smaller events that are super competitive. I had little to no experience with this when I signed up for my first 5k, and I ended up picking the wrong one. Everyone was nice and all, but the majority of them were HS and College athletes. So, you probably want to avoid that if possible. Also, a lot of people either walk, or walk/jog the 5ks. Don't feel like you have to run the entire thing. I can't wait to hear how it works out for you. Keep up the good work!

  3. Hi, I found your blog through my wife Jendi75. I am on the journey as well. I am 46 yo, with a wife who is 11 yrs younger and a 6 yr old girl & 4 yr old boy. This fortunately keeps me younger and more active than most of my friends the same age. I am 6'3 and just after the new year, I weighed in 367 lbs. I was always an athlete growing up, and in the early 1980's I played major college football at 240 lbs. I weighed in the other day at 342. It's a slow journey, but you have to keep going. I have 2 jobs, so that brings a lot of stress on me personally as well as our marriage and family time. But I am learning how to manage it in different ways, and exercise helps. I go to work early in the morning (6:30am) and by the time I pick up the kids and get home, it is really difficult to find the motivation to exercise. So for the past 2 weeks I have been getting up at 4:15 am and doing an hour on the treadmill or the bike. That's the only way I amguaranteed to get a workout in. Lately I've been trying to double dip, and walk the dog or do a little something after work. What has really helped is eating little tiny things throughout the day to keed the metabolism fire burning, instead of eating a meal for brekfast, lunch & dinner. If you'd like me to share my routine, I will. I've adapted it form a couple different sources and seems to be working for me. We watch BL also, not sure if remember Mark (at home winner) from last season, he used to work for me at one of my jobs. So I've really used him a lot as a rersource. Good luck, and I'll check back in.

  4. Good job, Mama! Keep getting your little girl involved. She'll motivate you and you'll be teaching her good habits to boot.

    I agree with Jendi about the 5k/events. Don't think that people are thinking negatively about you. Think that they are admiring your courage and resolve! Because that's the truth. If they ARE thinking negative thoughts, who cares. The only opinion that matters is YOURS. You are doing the RIGHT thing, the HARD thing and you are to be admired. You go girl!

  5. I am reading a book called "First Marathons" and I came across an excerpt from a woman doing her first 5k, that might help your concern of people judging you if/when you sign up for a 5k. It's a weird coincidence that I came across it, since I had just told you pretty much the same thing this morning. Anyway, here it is, and I couldn't agree more: "My first 5k was an all-women race and I never saw more women of every size and shape gathered in one place. some of them didn't even look like they could run a mile, no less three, but who am i to judge the performance of others? I was just really captured by the energy and the spirit of the women. After that race, I was hooked, I loved it. I especially liked the social aspect of the race. Everyone stands around chatting, sharing tips, and running stories. I just soaked up the enthusiasm of the crowd, hanging out, and saying 'hey,, i did it!!'. You rarely hear a negative word spoken."

    Just wanted to share that with you. :)

  6. Mark that would be awesome. Your wife has been such a wealth of knowledge and support. And I am sooo jealous that you have BL connections, that is awesome!!