Thursday, August 02, 2007

Getting Back on Track

Okay, so I'm back from Sin City and I weighed-in today at my WW meeting. I only gained 1 lb. since I my last weigh-in before I left, but that was on 7/12/07. So .... I've been fluctuating for about 3 or 4 weeks, depending on how you look at it. I'm still on track for losing an average of 1.2 lbs. per week, which has been my goal all year. But, I had been about 4 weeks ahead of schedule. Now, I'm only 1 week ahead of schedule. I know I shouldn't be upset. I think its just a wake up call to realize that I've gotten off track. I'm glad I only gained 1 lb. total while I was on vacation. I did exercise (hiking and water aerobics) but not enough to mitigate all the Corona Light and woodfired pizza I had (yum!) But, I feel like I've wasted time. My weight loss has been something that has been positive in my life and has made me feel successful. That's important to me and my self-esteem since my job search has not been going well. I saw a friend from school that I don't think I've seen since graduation (late May) and she said I looked thin. I think "thin" was an overstatement, but it was still nice to hear after I heard the news about my gain. I think I need to find something else to make me feel good about myself. While I want to get back on track, I think I need to spend time on something besides me. It's always "my" job search and "my" weight loss. I have been toying with the idea of volunteering. I have the time. I just haven't wanted to make a commitment that I couldn't keep when I do get a job. I think I have to start living my life and not "what if-ing" myself to death. I think I'm going to go onto volunteermatch.com and see what non-profits need help in the area. I'll keep you posted on what I find.

p.s. I mentioned in one of my last posts that my mom might guest post. Well, she's too shy, so she is going to remain a lurker. If you're out there, "Hi Mom!" :)

5 comments:

Lily T said...

Volunteering sounds like a good idea. I think there are jobs that are on a day-to-day basis or one time only event. Those don’t require future commitment.

Amazon Alanna said...

Volunteerism always looks good on a resume!

And Trixie, ummmm...at the very least you're trim and fit!

Amazon Alanna said...

Oh, and Hi Trixie's mom!

christie said...

I think you're doing well. As you can imagine, hovering around the same number actually sounds good to me right now. LOL. I look forward to getting back down lower again and hovering =)

Thank you for your wonderfully sweet comment on my blog.

Cory said...

Only a pound after vacation, that's better than I have ever managed.
I think it's great that you are considering volunteer work. That's awesome!