Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Update: Diet, Job, and Pictures Oh My!

Forgive my lack of pictures on this post... my bad.

Remember a few weeks ago where I was all gung-ho on getting back on track?  The track that I've been completely off of since I found out I was pregnant last February.  I definitely used pregnancy as an excuse to eat whatever I wanted basically.  But Maddox is almost 5 months old.  Time to get real.  I'm a month late on actually getting started but who's counting right?

I found a group on Facebook of some awesome people who have all had weight loss surgery (several a couple years ago like me) and "fallen off the wagon".  Several of us decided that yesterday (Monday) was the day to get back to the basics.  So this week is liquids only.  I made it through the day but wow oh wow!  I know I've made a bad habit of eating when I'm stressed and bored (it's not the kind of bored when you have nothing to do because that doesn't exactly happen anymore... it's different but hard to explain).  I have a lot of stress going on right now.  But I've stayed strong and stuck to the plan today.  Tomorrow may be a different story but I'm taking one day at a time.  I have a good 50 pounds to lose I think, although I'd be good with 25-30 right now.

So week 1 is all liquids and then week 2 is puréed/soft foods.  It's basically the same diet that I had to follow directly following my gastric sleeve surgery.  I'm already looking forward to week 2 lol The point is to basically detox my body of carbs and sugars and bad grains.  I know I will feel better in a few days.  Getting to that point is difficult.

I need to start back on my progress pictures and my measurements.  Will have to do that very soon.

I'm in the process of trying to find a part time job.  Something that will try and help with the bills (as much as minimum wage can) where Darren doesn't have to work so much.  I have 2 job interviews on Thursday.  The fact that I even got these interviews proves that the squeaky wheel gets the oil.  I can get really squeaky when there is something I really want.  Both of the positions would have their perks.  I'm praying that God will put me in the position He would want me in and the position in which He can use me the most.  The stress of finances really squelches the joy that I get out of staying at home with Maddox.  One of these jobs could really help with my fitness level.  The other is super close.  I don't think there's any way I could do both because I think they would both require me to work on Saturday so I think it would get too confusing.

Yesterday was such a beautiful day and quite toasty! I got back behind the camera (yay!) and did some pictures of my niece to celebrate her upcoming first birthday.  She is a ball of energy!  If I could just bottle up a teeny bit of it, I'd be set for life.  Today has been just as beautiful.  I did some pictures of some friends with 2 very spunky girls... one of whom cared for anything as long as it was not in my direction whatsoever! lol But she was still cute as can be.  Just caught her on a bad morning.  We all have them, right?  Hopefully I'll get my portfolio going really soon and start doing some sessions.  I'm excited about the possibilities now that I could make it more of a full time job.  But I'm going to take one step at a time. I definitely need to work on lots of things before I "go live".

So that's life right now... Ciao!