Just want to wish everyone a Happy New Year!
I worked on New Years Day and it was super busy! Just to give you an idea on how busy it was. The day before I took 74 calls and on New Years Day I took 102. Most people were friendly and thanked me for working on the holiday. I was fine with it because I was getting overtime pay.
Just a side note, I worked Christmas Day too. It was just as busy. For example, the day before Christmas I took 67 calls and on Christmas Day I took 107. I was thinking, "Don't these people have anything better to do on Christmas then call their credit card company????
Back to the New Year... I have been thinking of what goals I want to set for the New Year. The biggest one is losing weight. As many of you know, who have been following my blog for the past couple of years. I lost about 80 pounds. Anyone who wants to go back and read 2007 posts I talk a lot about my weight loss and kept everyone updated almost daily. It was really hard work, and I had to be super strict on my diet and exercise. In the summer of 2008, something happened. I can't explain what, but I just stopped exercising. I used to exercise about 6-7 days a week, and it went down to about 3 days a week, then 1, then 0. Then I started eating emotionally again. I was going through some really stressful things in my personal life and I turned to food. Not the healthy food that I learned to eat from Dr. Hendricks. I turned to ice cream, fast food, cookies, candy, milk shakes, and the list goes on and on and on. As I continued having these personal struggles in my life, I should have turned to exercise to relieve the stress, rather than turning to food. I mean, that is what I learned to do from my experience with losing 80 pounds. That is what I had been doing for the past 1 1/2 years (see posts from 2006/2007) Instead, I just kept eating. I got married in October of 2008 and I am so happy. But I haven't changed my eating habits. I am happier than I have ever been. But my eating habits are still not good. I have gained about 35 pounds back. Alot of it in my stomach so I am back to my larger size as far as clothes go. Of course this is painful for me to write, but so many of you have been supportive in my weight loss goals, and I feel if I write about this on my blog I won't want to let anyone down and I will want to post in a week that I have lost some weight.
There are some things that I am going to stop cold turkey again. No more Soda, Candy, ice cream, junk food, fast food, chips, etc. I will follow the Glycemic Index as far as my eating goes, the same way I did before. I will also be doing my protein shakes. Thanks to George for sending them to me.
So everyone wish me luck as I tackle my weight loss challenge again. It's crazy how it seems like I gradually gained the weight back and then all of the sudden I was just huge again. I mostly notice it in my stomach area, where I have always carried my weight, but it is amazing how it just seemed to sneak up on me. It is so uncomfortable. Things like putting my shoes on and shaving my legs is so uncomfortable with this large mass in the way. I will lose it. I've done it before and I will do it again.