Saturday, April 25, 2015

Transitions

This has been a week of transitions for me. I had my last day at my previous job on Thursday, and start my new job on Monday. I also made some changes in my eating on Monday, and have been fueling with healthier foods and tracking my intake on MFP. I can feel the difference in my jeans already, so some of the retained water is coming off.

Lean proteins, low-fat dairy, fruits, and veggies have been the center of my diet. I have also enjoyed wine a couple of times because I am not cutting that out! The BF and I went out with friends on Thursday night which forced me to make some choices about where my calories would be spent, and that went well, too. Tonight is his birthday celebration and I am taking him to a very nice steakhouse for dinner as well as meeting friends for drinks afterward, so I am being careful with breakfast and lunch while making sure that I get some exercise in to allow a bit more indulgence tonight.

My upcoming trip to the U.K. made me realize that I want to get back to a sport place with my body to feel confident and comfortable taking that trip and meeting the team. This will most likely be my only fave to face visit with them this year, so I want to bring my best and so much of that is tied with how I feel about myself.

A good start. Now to continue with consistency, which is where I have stumbled these past few years. I have done it before and will do it again.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Where to Start?

I don't even know where to start. Both in recapping the last six months or with my path back to health.

A huge management change at work last  November made it the wrong place for me to be. Commence job search! I do not like the search, so that pretty much consisted of applying to 10 jobs in the area. No good fits. So I kept going with my current job, trying to make the best out of it while avoiding my new supervisor as best I could... and then an amazing job found me!

A very good friend and previous co-worker saw a job posting for her company (which is one of my top two companies I want to work for in Illinois), and it was like a dream. An offer in my hand less than two weeks after they first contacted me, and resignation a week later. I start my new job on 4/27 and could not be more excited! Some of my team is in the UK, so I am heading over there for a face-to-face meeting in early June.

Things with the BF are fantastic. After over a year together, he told me that he loved me for the first time. 😍

The weight issue is an issue for sure. I feel so uncomfortable in my own body. Things went downhill with my eating around Thanksgiving and have not improved. No amount of spinning or running can mitigate binge eating. I am trying to find a way to stop the cycle again.

Again, so much change, both great and not so great. I need to make some more changes to feel good about myself again.