A food addict's travels on the road to recovery.

Friday, July 23, 2010


My goodness what a CRAZY WEEK!!!  So....there was a meeting here at work on Monday morning...and it was decided that I was going to be given more responsibility....a LOT more responsibility.....so I've been training on all kinds of new stuff and it has been insane to say the least.  Excedrin Migraine has been my new best friend this week....BUT I am beyond thankful to have a job.  This is so, so much better than being stuck on home on unemployment, depressed and crying all the time.  I'll take the fast-paced, high stress work environment anytime!!  I thank God for providing the opportunity for me to re-enter the workforce.

My weight has been all over the place this week.  I've been at 247 lbs for at least the last 4 weeks....but I saw as high as 260 at one point this week due to major sodium intake.  This morning it said 252, but knowing the processed foods I've eaten out of the freezer this week (i.e., Jimmy Dean D-lite 260 cal. breakfast bagels, Gorton's Grilled Shrimp, etc.) then I feel like a few lbs of that is still sodium.  I'm not really freaking out because I know how fast I can turn this around...I've lost 8-9 lbs in a week before due to a big sodium gain..so it will work itself out soon enough. 

I've got half of my kitchen packed up & will be packing up the rest of it this Sunday, and from that point it will be ALL convenience foods for the next solid week.  I pick up the keys on my lunch break next Wednesday to start moving stuff to the apt after work on Wed, Thur and Fri.  Dwayne's coming over and borrowing his mom's Cadillac SUV (please God don't let us scratch it!!) to move as many boxes and unpack them as we can before we get the moving truck on Saturday morning to load and move all the big furniture.  I'm continuing to drink (4) 32 oz glasses of water a day to help keep things moving along. 

Now for the good news....starting Sunday, Aug. 1st, when I'm SUPPOSED to be unpacking and settling in....I'm starting a new challenge, much like the one I hosted in May.  I won't go into all the details just yet...but the person who loses the most weight will be getting a pretty cool prize, thanks to a lady who emailed me this week about doing a giveaway on my blog for her site.  The only catch is...it's not going to be a free giveaway....I'm going to make you WORK for it!!  We're going to get those buns MOVING and LOSING!!  lol

So hang in there with me friends....the dust will settle soon and we'll get this show back on the road.  And how many times have I started over??  Eh....who's counting?  :)


  1. You go Tammy! Happy to hear that your job is going well. Have a great weekend.

  2. Wunerful,wunerful,wunerful! :0)
    Keep on looking at the bright side.
    You sound so sunny my new friend. (((hugs)))

  3. Hey! As long as you keep starting and not quitting, you're a winner. Thanks for the email which I'll hopefully answer later today. Also busy in different ways. You do sound very upbeat. I hope your move goes smoothly, I have no doubt that you'll be able to grasp all the stuff at work quickly. They are going to regret not keeping you back when you were there for 3 days! (((hugs)))

  4. Crazy, indeed. Things will settle down soon.

    Hey, as long as you keep starting, you never give up and that, my friend is a good thing. Hang tough. You'll get back on track when the time is right.

    A new challenge, huh? I am intrigued.

  5. you have a lot going on..you can focus on the wt loss then, just keep doing the best you can

  6. Wonderful news! So glad you're happy with the new job. I hope the move goes smoothly as well. :)

    ... and it's not that you're starting over. You're continuing to not give up on yourself. That's the key, right? :)

    Can't wait to hear about the new challenge!

  7. Just so long as you're alive to continue, not just the starting. It's all good.
    Having a job is great!

  8. I helped a friend with her garage sale today, I was thinking of you and the garage sale you just did!! Man that really does suck!!

  9. I'm so sick of starting over it's not even funny...but what other choice do we have...

    One of these days it's going to click!!

  10. Sounds like the job is keeping you busy :)

    Where about are you moving to?

    have a great weekend.

  11. I hope you got a big fat raise along with all the added responsibilities.