I’m going to be getting back to running this week. When, I’m not sure. Between the schedule for the kiddos and my work schedule, I’m having trouble carving time out for running in my day. But it will happen this week. 3 days a week is the goal right now.
Well, I started Monday with a diet and I have had some success.
I have been gaining weight for the past six months and I decided to do something about it.
Right now, I am decreasing how much I eat and changing to healthy food. Seems simple right. Well, it’s been a struggle. I’m out in the field a lot and I usually hit up a drive-thru. Changing bad eating habits is incredibly difficult. Here’s what I have been doing:
1.I am forcing myself to eat breakfast every morning. I usually just have a cup of coffee for breakfast. I eat either fruit or yogurt.
2. I snack throughout the day. No more Cheetos or chocolate. I have walnuts and raisins, more fruit, veggies
3. I eat a little lunch. It consists of a sandwich and veggies.
4. I eat a smaller dinner.
5. When I eat a salad, I don’t have salad dressing.
6. I don’t drink any soda. I only drink coffee (black), water, or wine. Come on, you thought I was going to stop drinking wine???
I am very glad to say that as of today, I have lost 4 pounds. I’m hoping to continue on with the weight loss and to return to the gym next week.
The interview went great and I feel like I’m going to get the job. If I’m offered the job, it will just lead to a big decision..
Do I stay or do I go now?
The position I currently have has benefits and pays very well. The drawbacks (and there are many) is that it’s a dangerous job and it’s going to drive me insane (not in the fun way).
The job I interviewed for would be amazing. It would be an amazing work environment, room for growth, and waaaaaaaaay less stress. Drawbacks include the lack of benefits and the pay. It’s a substantial pay cut.
How much is my sanity worth. I’m go to need to think about this.
Or lack there of. I’m trying to stay focused but all I do is stay stressed. I’ve applied for another job yesterday. It might be promising and it will certainly be a change.
This diet is still extremely difficult for me today. I’m preoccupied with eating and I’m never preoccupied with eating a salad. I would leap out of a moving vehicle for a cheeseburger right now. This is just day three so I anticipate feeling better about it in the next few days.