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Kennesaw, Georgia, United States
My name is Billie, I am a 43 year old mother of two. I have been mostly losing the battle of the bulge for the past 20+ years, now I'm ready to lose it for good. Come along on my journey to beat the battle.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Phil 4:13

Monday, January 18, 2010

New Year, New Goals

It has been a while since I blogged, wow...almost 6 weeks. I've been keeping at it, just not a diligently. In December I was so busy with work and getting all the year end things done there. Our company was bought out and the new owners took over January 1, so there was that added pressure. All the books had close by the end of the month so everything would go smoothly. Also, there were no guaranteed jobs with the new owners, so I wasn't sure that I was even going to have a job. It seemed very fruitless some times, to be working my a** off, and then not have a job...but I was very faithful and just left it to God and new owners, and I have a job. Yeah me. However, my job will be reviewed in 90 days and it will be determined at that time if I keep my job. So I thank God every day for what I have, and if it is His will, I will still have a job in 90 days. I have had this job for 21 years, so I really, really don't want to go out and look for another job, and I don't even know that I know how to look for a job anymore. But hopefully every thing will work out and I'll be here another 20 years.

So on to my weight loss. As I said I haven't been as diligent lately, but I haven't really gone backwards either. I have lost some and maintained. NOW on to the losing again. I am now down to 197, so yeah me....I'm in Onederland, and will not leave here ever again. I've started counting my calories again and working out hard. I'm trying to stay between 1500-1700 calories. I'm doing cardio either on my way to work or at lunch for 30 minutes, then I usually meet Tammy at the gym after work and do cardio for 30 minutes and then do strength training. I'm loving the low impact of the elliptical because of my plantar fasciitis. We started doing some new weight exercises for the bat wings, which I can really feel the next day. After Saturday's work out I had pain in my arms and my abs, and I didn't do any more than normal on the crunches, so I feel it had to be from the pull down exercises we are doing. Sunday I had to skip the workout, as my internet had been out for 4 days and Sunday morning was the only time they could come out and fix it (I didn't even know they worked on Sundays), then the kids had to go to the mall and that was all she wrote. However, the mall was quite a work out all in itself.

So today is a new day. I have consumed 1,052 calories and have had 2 33oz bottles of water. I did my 30 minutes of elliptical (2miles) this afternoon at lunch. Since Tammy can't workout tonight I will stop on my way home and do the elliptical again, and maybe some strength training. I'm just not as dedicated to it if I'm by myself.

I will not be eating out this week. I have found some low cal recipes that are really not that hard to make, and my daughter will be making dinner. As she is not working right now and only goes to school two nights a week she has a little free time, and I just know she loves it.

Anyhow, I'm going to get caught up on all my reading of the blogs shortly and will be trying to post more regularly now that I have a little more free time.

So for now, count all your blessings God has given you.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on making it to Onderland! It's great that you didn't go up during a stressful time in your life. I'll pray that all works out with your employment. I'm glad you're there for our Tammy. I worry about her!

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