Thank you for taking a moment to stop by and share in my journey. This journey started in February of 2009 and I am hoping to stay strong. Every time you leave a comment it truly encourages me to stay healthy. Thank you to everyone who has ever left a comment and to everyone who will leave a comment in the future. You would be surprised how easily you can encourage someone with just a few words. If you would like to see a little bit of where I was, please check out my first post on Day 1. I have been encouraged by so many other healthy bloggers out there as well. This journey will last me a life time because it truly has to be a lifestyle commitment. I also hope that you can be encouraged by my small triumphs. Thank you all for your support!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

End of the Week Wrap-Up

So, I have not posted in a few days. This has been kind of a rough week for me. I started a new job this week and that has been exhausting. The job itself has not been exhausting, but scheduling it around marriage, family, and school has been the exhausting part. I even missed two days of Jillian's 30 Day Shred. That was quite discouraging. So, I started my new job on Tuesday. And basically, what I do is braid wire harnesses for classic cars. I have never had any experience doing this sort of thing but it's quite interesting. I NEVER thought that I would ever being working in the automobile world but here I am now. The other people at my work actually assemble wire harnesses but I am CERTAINLY not at that level. Next week I will try to take some pics of my workplace. In addition to that, I am also the one who ships out all their goodies. So, that job has changed my whole schedule around. I go straight to work right after school until about dinner time. I am the one who cooks dinner so that has kinda made me really lazy about making a well-balanced meal. I need to figure out a new schedule. I will have to start using my crock-pot more since it has ALWAYS came in handy on full work-days.

In addition to this stuff, on Thursday morning my hubby and I had to meet with ALL the social workers involved with our adoption process with Tyler. For those of you that don't know, we have a 9[year old boy, named Tyler, whoc we are currently in the process of adopting. Well, Monday was supposed to be the court date when the birth parents' rights were terminated but instead they had a continuance... ugh. Well, when we met with the social workers, they explained why. Basically, they have a lot of concerns that they want to have addressed before moving forward. Some of them are legitimate and some of them are REALLY lame. And on top of everything else, they think that the expectations for Tyler in this home (and in his classroom) are way too high. What they don't realize is that Tyler is fully capable of meeting those expectations. He has them completely fooled which is pretty sad. Anyhow, that put another damper on our week and I was pretty bummed ot hear all the stuff that they were saying. So, that was definitely a downer. :-(

Now moving on to Thursday night. Taylor and I finally got to go on another date night. Yay!!! My dad was so gracious as to watch Tyler again. Yay for DAD!! So, Taylor and I decided to go to Mimi's Cafe for dinner. I was not impressed with my meal but Taylor said his was pretty good.

He had their 1/4 lb burger with fries, medium-well
I had what they call their Thanksgiving Meal. I wasn't that impressed and the turkey was kinda cold when. The whole meal included turkey w/ gravy, mashed potatoes, corn-bread stuffing, and cranberry sauce. The meal wasn't actually that bad but I definitely like my turkey WARM! And they do have a healthier Thanksgiving dinner that had rice instead of potatoes and NO GRAVY! I'm not that healthy with my food yet so I opted to have the gravy. :-)
Date Night was the first night that I missed Jillian's 30 Day Shred. I will definitely have to get my workout in the morning when we have a date night because afterwards I'm already so tired, especially after school, work, and Tyler.

Now moving on to Friday. Every Friday I get off of work at 2:30 because that is what time we close which is SO awesome!! Friday nights is when we try to do family night. So, we had a $5.00 Little Caesar's Hot-N-Ready Pizza and some salad, grapes, and some chips. Then we watched "Nim's Island" which was actually pretty decent. But by the time it was over I was feeling too tired to do Jillian's workout. So, now I missed TWO workouts!!! This is not good. So, that is how my week ended.

I'll write more later to tell about my weekend, since it's not quite over yet. :-)

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