10.20.2009

Mini update

If you follow my blog, you know I don't post enough! Life, work, distractions, it all keeps me running. But I thought I'd update you on some cool stuff happening.

First off, I got a job!!! Yay! In past posts, I was talking about how I was starting to think it was my fat keeping me from getting a job. I had gone on a couple 2nd interviews even that resulted in nothing. So yup, I was starting to really doubt myself. But lo and behold, all I need was a little patience (maybe a lot of patience!). The economy sucks and it just took more time than I thought to find a great job.

Another good thing (geesh I sound like Martha Stewart), is that I am FINALLY falling off this weight plateau. I'm losing again, slowly but surely. 277 now, so down 75 pounds total. Yay! Plateaus are trickey. The body does naturally resist weight loss at times, slowing your weight loss down to allow time for your body to adjust. But there comes a point where you need to realize the plateau is not a plateau, but rather you being lazy about trying to lose weight. I must admit it was the latter for me. I had been getting lazy about weight loss lately. Too many sweets, too many second helpings, too little exercise. It's one thing to hit a plateau for a few weeks or a month or something, but if you've been sitting at a plateau for month after month... chances are you need to be doing something more. So I've been doing that something more and it's working again. Weight loss isn't rocket science - eat less, move more. But sometimes even something so simple is so hard to stick to! I think the important thing to think about is that even though I got lazy with weight loss, I still didn't give up. I knew I was doing less than spectacular in trying to lose weight, but I didn't just throw in the towel. In past years, I would have just said, "oh screw it, I'm not losing any weight anymore.... now I can eat that whole cheesecake" (I'm exaggerating of couse) I think the biggest difference for me this time around, is that I know this is a life-long commitment. So when I get lazy or eat poorly for while, I just tell myself it's like a little holiday, and I always come back to good habits. I guess in the past it was always the other way around, the default mode was bad habits.

And I'm still working on the book. The new job has me busy busy lately. I'm actually on the road as we speak on a 9 day long business trip! But I'm putting the final touches on a few book edits, so it's definitely moving along, albeit a little more slowly. I'm so excited to get 101 Reasons into print! It's been years of blood, sweat, and tears... ok maybe brownies, exercise, and venting... but you get the idea.

And on a side note: I know I don't post nearly enough, but I'm still here. So stop asking to buy my blog! It's not for sale!!!

55 comments:

Lyn said...

LOL... I've heard from other bloggers that someone is trying to buy their blogs. I don't get why anyone would want to do that??

Thanks for the update and good news :)

Katie J said...

Congrats on the book! That is wonderful news.

Melissa said...

I am in the same place...realizing that it's a lifelong commitment. I totally know what you mean about in the past just giving up & going straight back to entire cheesecakes (or whatever lol). But now it's lifelong...meaning that...eventually, the weight WILL come off! :) Keep it up!

Kimberley said...

Great to see a post from you!!!

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lol people ask to buy blogs? wow... its not like youve been gone for a year or something lol congrats on the job!!!

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you can do it, keep up the weight loss. you are not alone in this journey. you are an inspiration.

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I wouldn't worry about not posting often enough, I'd rather read great content that comes out every once in a while rather than junk that comes out on a daily basis.

Renata said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for your continued loss and new job. Can you send the job fairy my way?

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Congratulations on the book! I have been frequenting your blog and admire that your determination and diligence in recording your weight loss journey. Women like me, who dream of the "dream bod" are inspired by those who just go out there and do it!

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Congratulations are in order here to finding a great job and to your weight loss . You’re an inspiration to us all. Thank you.

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Way to go on Falling off the Weight loss Plateau! I think I'm about to hit mine and I am already trying to figure out how to work through it.

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HI Kitty! I just stumbled across your blog while "google-ing" on TombRaider :p and got stuck reading! Woah, you have got talent for writing! and I admire your comittment to becoming healthier! I'm sure you will make it!
I've got a snack-tips, for those days when you feel like "eating the wholee cheesecake" Try roasting some Parsnip in the oven with just a few drops of olive-oil and some salt :D I know it sounds like this "super-healthy-yoga-girl-snack", but it's not! Parsnip gets suprisingly sweet when roasted, you'll love it! ;)
Way to go girl! Keep up the good work! /Andrea

Laura Andolini said...

I am a chef, certified personal trainer and a mom. I have discovered that the mindset regarding eating is the most important thing, not necessarily the diet methods that don't fit you. I discovered this when trying to get my toddler to eat and wrote a book about it - Diet Secrets of A Toddler, By Laura Andolini. It is on my website if you are interested. www.cooking-for-fitness.com , or amazon.com. I hope you enjoy it!

John said...

you got some talent in writing girl, wow
i wouldn't mind hiring you do a few of my writing for me.

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John, that was me, Laura Andolini. I don't know why it made me anonymous... I am by no means as such!

bondgirl_0024 said...

Hi,
I just found your blog and have already read most of it! It was so inspiring to read about how losing weight really is possible. (I just went shopping today, too; I always get optimistic and try size 3 and am always disappointed.. coupled with walking around SF and then watching that cheerleaders tryouts show.. for some reason, both of those always rekindle the dieting/exercise vow.. at least for a few days or so. Never seems to last long).
Anyways, I just wanted to say that it's so, so cool that you've found a way that works, and you're a real inspiration! It's just amazing to read about all that you've done, and I just wanted to thank you for sharing it :)
~Sara

John said...

hey how can i get a hold of you?
leave me your msn, skype, something so we can talk, and i will msg you so you can start writing for me :D

thnx

Laura Andolini said...

Hi john, my email address is muirrock@aol.com .

Kat E said...

wow, I can so relate to this!!

btw, congrats on the book - I want to hear more about it next time we chat :)

jenn said...

I just found your blog for the first time. I'm also trying to lose weight and although I've been blogging for a couple years, I'm just now finding other weight loss blogs. I'll definitely be back to visit. Congrats on the book.

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Michelle said...

happy that you are losing weight again
I lost a lot of weight and even though I want and need to lose more I have been just living my new life style and seeing if I can maintain my weight or slowly lose more.
I have actually been keeping my weight pretty stable and lost a little more without really trying. Changing the way that I think and feel about food has really made a difference.

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Great to see that you actually landed that job. I haven't seen any post for you in years did you move your site?


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I hear what you're saying about job searching as a big woman. I know we're going through a recession, and that new grads are the most unemployed statistically, but still... I might have finally found one though! I find out next week (cross your fingers for me!)

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