Total Weight Loss

Friday, June 1, 2012

I Quit!

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.


  1. I used to do Medical Transcription from home. Now I am a homeschooling Momma at home. :) I find that when I don't give myself a daily schedule, everything goes to pot! Giving yourself structure is great. I have been greatly struggling here lately, and I know a lot of it is because I have been off our new "schedule" for at least 1 month, maybe closer to 2 months. I am a super organized person. When I feel like things are out of sorts, I get very upset and stressed. I have spent today cleaning my house, thoroughly, and reorganizing things. I told the kids it's back to the schedule on Monday because we STILL aren't finished with 2nd grade! I have until June 30th to complete this, so it's not the end of the world, but still. It stinks that I have gotten so behind because of being unstructured and undisciplined. I'm tellin' ya - it flows over to every area of my life being affected. Enjoy your time working from home! Treat it like a structured job with just a tad more flexibility. You'll do great. Glad the scales are moving down for you. Sorry to write a novel. LOL

  2. Wow, that came out of nowhere and caught me by surprise, but sounds like a decision you've thought through wisely. No time right now, but I worked from home for the last ten years of my career, so once I get back home will help in any way that I can. For the record, I absolutely loved it, but you are right, it does take some discipline. It will spoil you and you'll never want to go back to an 8-5 job again!

  3. I came across your blog on weight loss. I have definitely had similar feelings. I am currently on a weight loss journey myself. I know what you mean about diet being harder on the weekends b/c their is less of a schedule. I always struggle with the weekends. I work part time and sometimes wish I could be home full time with my kids. I am working on that now. Are you exercising right now?

  4. well congrats amd lemme say you're new boss is AWESOME! just stick to that schedule and you'll be fine. plus all the bdays and such associated with office life will be a non-issue. and NEVER be ashamed by a gain, be concerned be focused and be dilligent but life happens and you certainly can expect 100% support (even if i'm kickin you in the butt! lol) from all your followers as we adore YOU and your amazing are NOT a body you have a bpdy you are a soul! xoxoxoxo

  5. So exciting! Wish I could do that!!

    Keep focused!!!