Wow, every time I do a new weekly update I can’t believe how far into the year it is. Second full week of March already and it doesn’t even feel like it. Cooler temps in San Antonio and I am singing their praises, because I still don’t understand how it was mid 80s last week and in February. Weird weather everywhere! Here is the New Years Resolutions – Week 10 Update.
So this last week has been an odd one. The boss had wanted to set up an interview for me and the other admin for the one open position. This comes after he had done a one-on-one with me that I thought I had made it clear I didn’t really want the job anymore because of all the stress and drama that had been happening. After I had told him I was tired of walking around on egg-shells and that I had an interview (woohoo!) on Friday. So what did I do? Very respectfully emailed him to rescind my application. Let me say that after doing this it felt like the biggest weight was lifted from my shoulders and I truly felt new again. I had gotten to the point of hating everyone, hating work, hating going in or thinking about work. Anything and everything to do with it. Especially how negative these last two months I have been. Not being so focused on this, I feel like I have been able to better fill out applications and do cover letters because now I have a focus. And a need. I will be employed until the end of May thankfully, so I have a cushion to apply for and get a job. And yep, that means applying anywhere and everywhere, within reason. The interview I think went well, and the job sounds really interesting (always good). It was a webcam interview, and I have never been more nervous for an interview! All I could think of was that my head was 10 feet wide because I was on a tv screen, and they were on a little iPad – so not fair! The best part about this though was that I didn’t necessarily have to dress well because they only saw my head and neck. They said they wouldn’t know anything for a couple of weeks; hopefully I can wait that long for the results without going crazy.
My eating wasn’t horrible thankfully. I stayed at my bro’s house because the webcam on my computer is broken so I needed to use their iPad; when that was done I stayed the night and hung with the family – and did really well! Normally I think of their house as a free-for-all, but I have to stay I stayed in semi-control. The only bad part? Something in my system is off. Like as in my blood sugar, blood pressure, protein, something is wonky. My blood sugar skyrockets after I eat something that I would have eaten a few weeks ago and not had a problem. I have been getting headaches, which is not normal for me. I have a naturally low blood pressure but it has felt even lower than normal. I have had no real will to workout, but I have forced myself. Then I got a horrible stomach-ache on Monday that lasted into the night and off-and-on through Wednesday. Yuck! Luckily I got a doctor appointment Wednesday and they took six (normal for me) vials of blood to help me find out what’s wrong. They looked at all my old labs and don’t think it will be anything there; they think – and so do I – that I am low in my protein intake. Which is true – I am horrible about getting protein. My doctor has told me many times that I am not a good vegan, and should at least add eggs to my diet. Hmph. But they were selling a vegan protein powder that is lower in calories and has all the nutrients I am most likely missing and it wasn’t too expensive. I will try it before my workouts to jumpstart my body, and give me more protein that I normally would have gotten. I’ll let you know how it goes. Wish me luck on the blood tests – not that I want anything to be horribly wrong, but some answers would be nice! (the doc printed off a report of effects when you are depleted of protein, and all my symptoms are there) – (also learned that I cannot have smoothies, which I already knew but still had, because they skyrocket my blood sugar)
Like I said above, I have had absolutely no will to workout. I wake up exhausted, spend the day tired, then come home and eat then go to bed early. And fall asleep early – except on Monday with the stomach-ache. Saturday was no workout because I stayed at the family’s house and just hung out, then Sunday I got up all ready to do it and even dressed for it, but after actually getting up I just got exhausted. But, I did make myself get up on Monday and went to the gym. I switched the workouts up and did 5 minute walk, 10 minutes jog, 10 minutes walk, 10 minutes walk, 10 minute jog. So stinking proud of myself for jogging, even if it was a slow one! Tuesday I got up after the awful night and did a small weight workout at home because I didn’t want to leave the house. But I did it which is an accomplishment since I find it hard to do much at home, unless it is one of the challenges. This next week I am hoping I get my diet more figured out because it is truly affecting all of me. I hate that exhausted feeling when I know there is no true cause for feeling that way.
Best part of my week has been the steady downward progression of the scale. I have hit a new low for this year. Really enjoying that! Enjoying being able to generally control my eating and calories and not relying on the workouts to help…this means sticking as close to 1200 calories as possible. Not easy when friends want to go to lunch or hanging with the fam, but it is my work in progress.
So now for the real update:
Weight & Inches
Total from Last Week: -2.8lbs, -1.5in
Total from the 1st: -8.2lbs, -9.5in
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2 thoughts on “New Years Resolution – Week 10 Update”
Good luck on the job prospect! How exciting! Eat your beans for protein, (says your internet mamma vegan friend)!! Hope you feel better!
🙂 Added more protein in the mornings (beans for sure) and will take all the internet mamma vegan friends I can get – thank you 🙂