Another update of sorts
So, i know my blog has been quiet lately, with my tech problems and all.
Also, i know my diet presentation in this blog is a little hard to follow. I have been posting mostly in a weekly format but the dates were timed lagged from the actual present date. I started writing off my timeline about topics in general ( which is great, but again could be a little confusing) . So, this is what I’m going to do. I’ll give a quick update of what is presently going on diet wise. Then a proposal of where to take things from here.
So quick update on the diet front:
I hate to say I stopped dieting. But, in a way i did. I haven’t been binge eating or eating fast food or excessively unhealthy foods. But, i have been indulging in snack foods and eating liberally…without the guesstimating of calories or sodium and counting and restricting. I have been making healthier meal choices , but without all the fuss and stress. If i chose to eat a plate of WHITE rice and curry… so be it. If i wanted to eat something , i ate it. I just tried to balance it out throughout the day.
And i haven’t gained any weight back.
But, the holidays are approaching and I want to start the restricting intense diet again… get a head start on counteracting the damaging that will ensue indulging in all the turkey madness and holiday treats galore.
But remember the goal isn’t weight loss. It’s to get healthy and get fit and that’s why I want to kick start my health thing again. Been feeling sluggish again. Getting tired faster. I haven’t been to the park in almost 2 weeks. So, i already regret the slacking off in working out because it’s going to be like starting over in my training again. I don’t want to do that. I lost sight of it, but my dream of getting fit and running along the coast is still there. So, i need to stop being whinny about my personal life, grow a pair, and take my butt to the park.
And stop telling myself “tomorrow’.
Cause all we have is “right now”. I have to start living in the now.
What to expect next:
I will be posting a RECAP. I have some new followers. I haven’t been posting regularly on the diet front. So, i think a recap will do my readers good. Plus, it’ll force myself to put things into perspective. Admit things to myself, give me clarity of my actions ( or inaction). It’s a reality check. Hopefully mostly good, but also presenting the bad to motivate me to do better. Overall, to help me with a NEW diet/health plan.
Because i took a hiatus from my health thing I don’t think it is accurate to keep counting from the week/day I left off. I’ll be restarting the counting. Yup. Back to the beginning. But, i don’t want to discredit the time/weeks and effort i put in thus far. So i will calling this PHASE TWO: Week one. Day one.
Also, i have been debating about trying some “fad” diets. But i keep coming back to “no” because most of them aren’t healthy or balanced or make you loose weight excessively fast in which you gain it all back really fast. But, I want to challenge myself and try different methods. So, I’ll let you know what i decide.
So look for my RECAP of everything i accomplished so far on my health thing. Then Look for PHASE TWO of my diet/health thing.
I might of slipped up. Lost time. But things aren’t over. Oh no. They are just getting started…
TECH PROBLEMS UPDATE:
I received a text message yesterday afternoon that repairs on my laptop have been completed and processing to send my laptop back to my local store has started. So today is Wednesday. I’m thinking the warehouse company has scheduled drop off/pick up dates already. So I’m not narcissistic enough to believe my laptop will be the sole cargo and delivered first thing. No. I’m aware they probably are waiting for their already scheduled shipment date. Well this previous Monday, they were scheduled for a pick up from my local store. So maybe Monday is their return delivery? One week is a good turn around time right?
Update on my Personal Life:
I went to a job fair last week. It was mostly a bust. And since my laptop is off on it’s adventure the job search is kind of on a stand still. I know it’s not an excuse. I can use the PC to write this blog entry, I can use it to search for a job. Again it’s just me being whinny. Kicking and dragging my feet like a child. Cause you see i switched my job search from the higher end jobs, or the meaningful jobs I would LOVE ( working in the hospital, cancer centers, with kids or animal rescue) to retail. Yes, I’m selling my soul. But, it’s that time of year. Seasonal hiring. So it’s realistic.
I got a call back too from a retail store. It’s not an interview. It’s more of an orientation, pre-interview interview screening. ( I asked if it was an private or group interview and she said neither and explained this). Basically they’re trying to weed out the candidates they could possibly hire. So after this orientation, there will be another round of phone calls in which those candidates will get a interview. And then only a handful of people will be hired from that bunch.
Oh and this past Sunday was a street fair. And i spent it with the bestie. We had so much fun. We had so many adventures. One of them was baking my very first cake. Okay okay it was box cake but still, the firsttime i put something in the oven to bake. Since a couple days before was the bestie’s bday, it worked out great.
Update on my Doggie:
So my mother lent me her in case of emergency credit card for Bianca’s vet bill. I feel so much relief now that she had her yearly check up. She got all four shots. She got a snap/combo test to test for disease such as Lyme disease ( we had a bad flea and tick season). She got blood work done to check everything out. We gave a stool sample. And the Vet checked her out thoroughly. Listened to all her organs, her little heart and lungs and her stomach and her bladder. Checked all her joints and lady parts ( Bianca isn’t spayed). I inquired about the hair loss ( it started to grow back already) and the vet confirmed what i thought , a flea allergy. They also confirmed why i had a flea problem to begin with, i received a bad dose of Front Line. They explained to me its not that vets are trying to make you go broke.. it’s they get the medication directly from a manufacturer. Pet stores and stores online …someone buys from the manufacturer and then sells to these stores meanwhile the stuff isn’t stored properly and it ages. I also got Bianca’s heart worm prevention medication. The vet complimented my caring for Bianca ( she noticed she is bathed frequently with oatmeal shampoo, she didn’t have to clean Bianca’s ears cause i clean them at home, and she noticed improvement in Bianca’s teeth since I started brushing them when I got her, a year ago. ) Since my mother just bought Bianca new flea medication ( Advantix) and it’s working I didn’t need to buy more but i think in the future I will just dish out the extra money and buy directly from a vet. Bianca got her nail trimmed too. And my little champ didn’t even cry when she got her shots. Oh she cried in the waiting room. Was trying to swan dive jump off the vet’s metal examine table. But when the vet helper held biance still and the vet started giving the four shots Bianca stood still and took it. What a champ. I wasn’t with her for the blood work. But, she seems fine. Look at my little champ with her battle wounds. She looks so cute with her bandaged paw.