I didn't quit trying to lose weight. Don't worry. I've been faithfully entering my intake and exercise on sparkpeople. I remembered right away why I stopped using it before. It is quite cumbersome and I don't think I always accurately record my food. I have trouble finding the homemade concoctions I often eat. But that is OK for now. I quit gaining weight. In fact, the scales have eased down a bit. I'm not quite back down to my pre-cruise weight and I'm too embarrassed to publish it just yet. It will have to remain a mystery for now.
The other thing I quit this week was my job. I submitted my notice yesterday. My employment contract requires 30 day notice, so at the end of June I will no longer be employed by the non profit agency where I've worked for 7 years. There were a lot of reasons that I won't go into now. They don't really matter to this blog. Just know it was a good decision. I am going to be self employed and work from home.
The main reason I even mention it, is that I'm a little concerned about the lack of structure as related to weight loss. I noticed some time ago that sometimes my weight loss stalled out on the weekends. Now, I'm a little fearful that everyday will seem like a Saturday and I'll derail myself.
To combat that, I've drafted a job description for myself with certain daily goals. I've also created a schedule that includes specific times to walk. I believe that professionally this is the right move for me. I need to ensure that it is the right move physically as well. I'm trying to go in with my eyes wide open, anticipate and address any potential pitfalls. I know that I have several readers that are work from home types. I'd appreciate any and all advice. I am determined to make this work.
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