Tuesday, September 4, 2012

One year ago...

The first photo is of me and Jules on the first day of junior kindergarten last year.  I was about 289 pounds, and we were both a hot mess.  He from crying, me just because. The next two photos are of Jules and I this morning on his first day of senior kindergarten.  What a difference in both of us. He was being a brave, albeit nervous boy.  Although I acted like it wasn't a big deal, I still had some inner turmoil and got choked up when I was leaving him.  But he had a stellar day.  What a difference a year makes!  He was way more confident this time around, and so was I.

It was also my first day back at work.  Things are very strange around work right now and it feels awkward for me to be there.  There are some changes going on, and I guess I just haven't settled into my new team as of yet (I got moved to a different team on the same unit in June).  Since I've been off pretty much the whole summer, and so have others,  it's been hard to establish some comfort in my new digs.  I'm sure fall (my favorite season) will see me settling in and appreciating my new team mates.  On a happy note, I haven't seen many of my co-workers for a couple of months and I got lots of very positive and supportive compliments today.  That never gets old:)

Since utility turkeys were on sale this week, I bought an 11 pound turkey and roasted it yesterday. Guess what I'm eating all week?  No matter, I love turkey and can't wait until I pick it clean on Thursday and make some yummy turkey soup.  What a bargain!  Lunch and dinner for a few days, then home made turkey soup for the weekend.  LOVE it!

Something that sort of urks me is when people say that eating healthy is too expensive.  I know for a fact that I spend way less on groceries and food in general because I no longer go to the corner store to buy junk and don't frequent the drive thru's anymore.  When I shop, I check out the fliers and buy what ever is on sale that week.  I don't buy organic, because I really can't afford it, but whatever meats and veggies are on sale, is what I eat that week.  There's no guess work or huge plan I have to implement, I simply make my menu for the week with what is cheap!  And I price match (so worth the little bit of work it takes)!

Food is just fuel for my body so that I can run!  If I happen to eat the same things a few times in the same week, I really don't care.  I never thought I would feel this way about food.  It used to control my life and I planned my days around what and where I was going to eat.  Right now, at this moment, I can honestly say I feel like I can control food...just so long as we don't get into snacky stuff.  That I fear will always be my downfall.  That is why it's easier for me to cut snacks out of my life completely.

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Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit