I'm sure you have noticed that I haven't been around much the past few weeks. There have been a lot of exciting things going on in my life.
I started a new job. I am now the Marketing Manager of a mall! My first day of work was yesterday and I am very excited be back in the Marketing field. I have been a stay-at-home Mom for the past 4 years and loved every second of it but it is now time for me to join the workforce again.
The way that God has worked throughout this entire situation has amazed me. I can't share all of the details but my family and I have had so many miracles happen in the past week that it is still hard for me to believe. God is so good!
Although I haven't blogged much I haven't given up on my weight loss. I weighed in at 192 this morning when I stepped on the scale. I am so excited to see my weight continuing to go down. I am hoping to be in the 180's by next week! :)
I had to buy new work clothes this past weekend since I haven't worked out of the home in about 4 years. I definitely did not enjoy shopping for my new work wardrobe and it wasn't just because of the screaming 3 year old the whole time I shopped.
It is so hard to gain weight and then have to go shopping for clothes. I still remember what I looked like 25 pounds lighter and how great I felt. I guess my shopping trip will just be my incentive to work harder to lose the weight.
I ended up buying mostly size 14 pants but I did have to get some 16's. I think the dress I bought was a size 16. It's so sad because last summer I was wearing mostly 12's and some 10's. Oh how I wish I wouldn't have gained so much weight.
Now that I am back to work I have another set of issues to deal with. I now have to worry about what to take for breakfast and lunch everyday and what to cook quickly for dinner each night. I am not enjoying having to pack a lunch every night for the next day. Although it's a little time consuming when I am exhausted at night it does seem to work well. I have been enjoying my healthy lunch each day and they have been extremely filling.
Dinners are definitely difficult when you are tired and have a hungry husband and two hungry little girls. Although it would be very easy to go out to dinner each night I am trying to save money by cooking at home. I planned out my menu (by going through my freezer, fridge and pantry) for the next 2 weeks. I typed it into my calender on my iPhone and now I am set. If only the meals cooked themselves. :)
I do have an alert pop up on my phone each night to remind me what I need to take out of the freezer the night before. So far it has worked well but becomes very tiring when you add soccer two days a week into the mix. By the time we are done eating the last think I want to do is clean up the leftovers, wash the dishes and run the dishwasher.
Then it's on to preparing the food and clothes for the next day. I think it is just going to take some time to get into a routine and get used to things. I know that many of you also work outside the home. If you have any suggestions on how to make it run more smoothly I would love to hear them. :)