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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Lost my job. Was layed off. Ugh. Stress, yeah.

I am trying to look at the layoff in a better light. I do not miss the stress and the hateful people. And this does give me time to take care of me and I have been able to do more things with my younger daughter. And that I like. I am able to draw unemployment, so that is a plus. And I did want to leave, just on my own terms, not theirs. So just ticked.

I pretty much went to just eating and eating and feeling horrible with the bad weather we have been having. Bad weather makes the arthritis and the Fibro hurt worse.

So I am starting over again. I have put two pictures of me in the kitchen that I HATE. One was at 242. My largest.

I have set two goals. I want to lose 50 pounds and I am done. After 25 I am going to color my hair back to red and I am going to put some strawberry highlights in it also.

My 20th year high school reunion is coming up in May and I want to be at goal when I go. And I will buy lots of cute, cute, cute clothes to wear.

I am going to do the Weight Watchers new Points Plus program for controlling my diet. And I am going to low impact cardio for exercise. I am not going to over stress my body.

I am ready. I can feel it. I am back in a good frame of mind. For a good long while now I have not been ready to finish this. I am now. And I am going to do it.
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  • DISPATCHER04
    Wow. I do know some of from where you speak. How ironic. I lost my job February 7th. And my job was really stressful as well. That's one of the factors to my gaining my weight back. When I'm happy, I lose weight and stay there. When I'm not happy, I gain like crazy.

    So, we're both on track again. :)
    3780 days ago
  • HEALTHY4CAROLYN
    Sometimes blessings come in the least expected ways!!! Don't they?! Just since I"ve known you here on Spark - your job has been a real stresser for you! I'm praying a peaceful and fun job is in your near future!! AND WOW - that ice, huh?! I thought our two days was bad enough - I can't imagine what you guys are having to deal with. Hoping things settle back down to normal for you guys. You will have to let me know what you think about the new Weight Watchers program. I've seen the ads but haven wondered just how different it is from the 2008 version I've done. Good luck - and yep, Jules is back!! You've got your mind set! You WILL do this!
    3804 days ago
  • CARLANNIE
    Any chance you have access to a swimming pool? You could either swim laps, or join an aquarobics class - warm water is great for arthrtis/fibro. Great photo for your background pic!
    3806 days ago
  • LOUANN22
    I'm sorry to hear about your job. My fiances in the same boat hes been unemployed for a few years now. hes started his own mechanics business which is slow going most of the time. so its kinda hard and stressful for the both of us but we are making it work. Wishing you luck on the weight loss! You can do it!!
    3806 days ago
  • MOTOXMOM40
    I'm sorry to hear about you job. Keep your head up and be strong......you've come a long way. emoticon
    3806 days ago
  • GETFIT2LIVE
    Rough stuff--we never want to leave a job on anything less than our terms, but being able to draw unemployment right now and being able to spend the time with your daughter is a blessing, maybe even a small reward for enduring that job. Take care of you and focus on what you need to do for yourself; you're worth the effort. I've heard great things about the WW Points Plus program, I hope it works really well for you. We really do have to be in the right frame of mind and ready to make this journey work; I believe in you, that you will find a way to accomplish your goals!
    3806 days ago
  • MAMABEARLICIOUS
    julie,
    i have been amazed at the weather y'all have had. we just had a 2 day icing in tuscaloosa and then back to normal. your's has been a week. i'm sorry the cold has made everything worse for your arthritis and fibro.
    i know how unhappy you've been at your job so maybe it's a blessing for it to end. you need this time to do what's best for you and your health. trying the new weight watcher's program and interacting with a group of people in person with the same goal may help with your goals. you are strong and determined and i know you can meet your goals. i can't wait to see you when you hit your 1st goal and post you new red doo pics!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3806 days ago
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