Well hello everyone. I have missed you all. This has been one whirlwind of a week.
I’m officially moved into my new house now (I wont have pictures until all my furniture is delivered and set up. We bought all our main pieces of furniture from this awesome store called EQ3. It’s a Canadian store that does “custom” condo furniture. Basically you pick the piece of furniture (the basic structure) and then you can pick your upholstery. They have somewhere around 50 different colours and textures to choose from. Then they make your furniture to order. So you basically get custom furniture for a relatively decent price. We got really lucky for ourselves because we were invited to one of their VIP events where everything was 20% off. So we furnished our dining/living room, basement and bedroom. I’ve put links to the pieces we got you can see them (here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here).
We’re still in the process of unpacking everything and finding a place for all of our stuff. D and I realized that we’re book addicts. We have 12 boxes of just books. 12!!!!
On other news, I’m being “demoted” from my job here in the office. It was a shock to me back on Friday but after talking to D about it, it’s definitely going to make me happier. I’m not getting fired I’m just being put back to the warehouse 1) because supposedly I’m “not mature enough” for a salary position according to my boss 2) I have better customer relation skills and I will thrive in that environment better than here 3) I have more opportunities for growth within the company. My boss may seem a bit like a dick but really it’s all about business to him and putting his employees where they will do their best. Plus I have been missing the hustle and bustle of a warehouse and the constant movement. Well I’ll put it out there exactly who I work for since all this “warehouse” stuff could be confusing. I work for Costco. In the office I do marketing pieces for the entire country and I even did the pieces for a warehouse opening in August and in the warehouse I will probably be a cashier or a membership clerk. The great thing is that with my accumulated hours, I will only be taking a small pay cut and I will be a year and a half from top pay (as a full time employee you get a raise every 6 months) but I have all the qualifications to be a supervisor in about 6 months once I get back on my feet so that would put me at the same rate of pay I am at now.
Anyways, all things Costco aside, this change will now let me look for a job that is a bit more suited to my education and goals. Having one weekday off every week will make interviews a bit easier to get to without having to take time off work. I can switch a shift without anyone getting suspicious. So I’ll be applying to jobs for the next little while and I hope that someone will have an interest in my skills and call me for an interview. We’ll see.
So, on my progress. The last time I posted I was down in the highish 130s. I guess with all the stress and my period I’m back up to 140. (My parents’ scale could also be reading wrong since it’s a dial scale). I bought a new scale 2 days ago and it’s actually a really good one. It’s by Taylor and it has a body analyzer and shows you your BMI and body fat %. My weight might be up but my measurements are down since before the wedding. So that’s good! My stomach is actually flat-ish! I’ve overcome bloating and now just have to work on numbers.
Today I have had 3 diet pills and currently drinking my coffee. I have had half a muffin because D bought me one and I nibbled on it on the way to work. I don’t plan on eating lunch and if I do it will only be 1 or 2 pickled beets (15 cals each) or a pickle (7 cals). I will pick at dinner and just have coffee and juice (only to bring up my blood sugar if needed) until then. I am starting tomorrow (finally) at the gym. I work across the street from one, and I live around the corner from another. So I have absolutely no excuse not to go. I plan on going Saturday and Sunday morning so I can get a good head start and fend off the horror of Thanksgiving dinner on Monday. Monday’s menu includes:
Stuffing (bread, sausage, apples, onions, celery and spices)
And for dessert, my mom is also making Tiramisu. All I can say is that it will be a very heavily calorie laden day. I don’t plan on eating anything until I get to my parents’ and I am going to try to avoid eating before dinner is served. It will be a scary day. I know most of the stuff isn’t “horrible” food but cover everything in grease, butter, sugar, oil and the such and it becomes very unsafe.
So here’s to new beginnings and to really starting fresh. Job front may suck for a bit but because I’ll be constantly moving and lifting and walking I’ll shed weight quickly and reach my goals faster. Not sitting at a desk will be fantastic!
I am going to try to post and comment more often, just it’s been hard with D around a lot but once my computer is set up I will be able to comment and post a little more freely and keep you lovelies updated constantly.