Sunday, March 18, 2012

Falling into place

First off my weight loss is going great! It's only been one week but I feel great and motivated! I've already lost a few pounds! Drinking 8 glasses of water a day is easier than I thought too. :)

I'm also relieved because I got another job! It's just doing what I have been doing, but with a much better company that's been around and knows what they are doing. It's like getting the best of both worlds! I love working with people who are intellectually or developmentally disabled and I will be able to continue to do so without having the stresses from a company that doesn't know how to work with that population very well.

Having this job will help me not only financially, but also be a job where I feel like I'm making a difference and helping.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Entering a new phase in the Improve Joy Plan

So I've been working on a few aspects of my life these past few months. Stopped biting my nails and began writing again, but now it's time to start on something new. The big one...the thing the majority of people struggle with-weight loss. I need to lose a total of 45 pounds to get myself in a healthy place again, but for now I'm gonna make my goal 20. By breaking up the goal it makes it less scary.
I have a few good ideas to help me and I've set them all into place.
First, I got at job at the YMCA. Not only did I need a job but by working as a swim instructor a few times a week it makes sure I'm going to the gym. If I'm in my suit and already there I'll be more likely to workout. Also, I get a free membership! So now I have a place to workout even when I'm not working. :)
We have these big big cups at home, and I'm using them to drink water out of. I've always struggled with drinking water but by putting the Milo drink mix stuff in (you just squirt it in the drink) it tastes yummy and before I know it I've drank like 2 liters of water that day!
Breakfast is my other thing. Making sure I'm eating it. I'm a huge fan of sleeping so breakfast hasn't always been a priority for me. I used to think that because I didn't wake up at like 8 am everyday I couldn't have breakfast. But then I realized, breakfast is just something you eat as soon as you wake up, no matter what the time.
Eating several small meals throughout the day is my next goal in all of this. I tried it one day but I don't think I ate enough. Figuring out how much to eat in a small meal is kinda hard. I think I'm just going to eat when I'm hungry and stop when I'm full and see how that works. :)
Obviously eating fruits and veggies is big. I'm practically a vegetarian so this isn't hard for me at all.

My goal is to loose 2 pounds a week so that gives me 10 weeks to make this happen!! By posting about it now I have lots of people to keep me accountable and help me along! I'm sure I will post updates throughout my experience!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Me and my savy self

So my last post was in December!!! Yikes!! I guess that's a testament to how busy I have been! So many things to update!

1. I've started writing again. I've began writing about my past and the dark stuff that happened. It's been an emotional experience but I think it's one I need. This process has also brought me to a better place with my faith, as in I have some again. This I'm sure will all be talked about in more detail on a later post. :)

2. Datin' a great guy. :)

3. Job change!! I had some personal issues with how my old job did things so a lot of my down time has been devoted to job searching. I've got to join and start with two great companies and will hopefully find one more small part time job (interview Monday!) to help me keep everything paid. I want next spring to be my last semester in school, so taking more flexible jobs will allow me to take more classes. :)

So, in random news...I've discovered ebay! I've used to to buy and sell several random things, and it has been a good experience so far. One thing I've discovered is using it as a rental services if you will. Like, for example, I wanted to watch the show Modern Family (totally funny by the way) but needed to see the first two seasons first. So I bought them on ebay and then sold them back! Now I'm catching up on series six of Doctor Who (best show ever!) Once I finish it I'm selling it back too!

Joy's posting is back in session! You can expect to hear more from me each week world!!!