Sunday, June 1, 2014

It's Been Awhile...

Hey Everyone,

It's been quite some time - but I am still here. Some things have gone on in the past year that has just changed everything in my life.

First, I am currently single. Last time I posted, I was in a relationship that was starting to dwindle and honestly take a large toll on my life. It ended last June & was just the boost I needed to get my life on track in other arenas. That being said...

Second, I started a new job. I left the retail world for an office position and I couldn't be happier. It has completely changed my life & I can't remember the last time I was this excited to go to work everyday. I am still in sales - but as an inside sales representative for a computer company. It has been wonderful and I'm hoping that I may have finally landed a lifelong career.

Unfortunately, third, I have lost no weight. I haven't really gained, but I definitely haven't lost. I have been trying to work out more, but I've recently gone on a clean eating lifestyle change. I have to say - when I eat clean, I can feel the difference in my body so much. I just feel a million times better and it makes me want to continue to do it.

But, because I have not been able to lose weight, the time has come to go see a doctor to see if there may be a problem. This is honestly the hardest I've ever worked to lose weight with no results. We've talked about looking into weight loss surgery, as well - but that will come later once I have spoken to the doctor about any other issues that may be stopping me from losing weight.

Anyways, the only reason I disappeared was because I did get crazy busy for awhile - I had actually left my job because I was almost at a point where I felt misteated and it was time to go. It was taking a toll on me and became a huge distraction. That plus being in a bad relationship was just deterring me from living a full life. But I am so happy now & ready to get back on track and hopefully start posting again.

I hope ya'll are ready to start reading again...because here I am!!

If you haven't already - follow me on Twitter and Instagram (@wolfpackchick10). I do continuously post updates there on my clean eating and such.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Promotion!!

Sorry I haven't been around. I've been working very hard for a promotion...AND I GOT IT!! I'm staying in my position, but I have been give full time status and benefits, as well as a transfer to a brand new store up the street from my house. I'm VERY excited to get started!! I am also ready to get back to posting. Even if its a short post daily, I want to make sure I'm getting something out there. So PLEASE keep reading!! I really appreciate knowing y'all are still with me!!

xoxo

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Finally Rested...Sorta...

After my long ramblings of not being able to sleep on my last post, I finally got some rest in the last week. Kinda. Things have been kinda crazy lately. Between work & nonstop on and off bad weather, it's been hard to find the time to just do anything. I've been getting in my workouts and still eating right. I'm definitely seeing a flatter stomach on me (when I step on the scale, I can look straight down and see the numbers!!), but my weight seems to be going up! I'm hoping it's just muscle for I can see some strengthening throughout my body.

Currently, I'm experiencing everyone's favorite monthly visitor. It's been tough since I haven't been "regular" in a few years & I am definitely feeling the pain. That could be another big reason for seeing a gain in the past week, but I'm staying positive and just focusing on what I'm noticing in my body changes rather than just the number on the scale.

I'm not quite ready to start tracking my weekly weigh-ins on here yet. I don't know why this time...but it just doesn't feel right just yet... Maybe in a few weeks, I'll feel confident in it again, but I think for right now, it just feels like I'm gonna send myself in spiral of depression if I start losing, but then gaining. I think I want to see a consistent loss before I start posting. Is that crazy? It seems like it makes sense...but it also feels kind of cowardly.

I'm still exhausted, so I think I'm gonna take a nap. I already went for a short run/walk with Chesney this morning and am planning to hit the gym later this afternoon. For now, I think I'm gonna cuddle up with a good book and just enjoy my day off (oh yeah...did I mention I'm off today? Haha). In fact, Chesney is already asleep!!



Hope everyone is having a great day :-) Thanks for being patient with my commenting (or lack thereof). I promise I've been reading though!!

xoxo

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Can't Sleep

I'm having one of those nights where I just cannot fall asleep. I keep tossing and turning, but my eyes will just not stay shut. For now, I'm enjoying some Netflix and figured it would be a nice time to update my blog. I'm updating from my phone for the first time, so we'll see how that goes! ��

So things have been good lately. I've been working hard and focusing on eating right and working out. I've been tracking currently using the Lose It! app, which has been super wonderful!! Tracking is a million times easier when you have your iPhone by your side 24/7. I've also been looking into going back to Weight Watchers. Again, being able to track right on my iPhone is what I feel could make the difference this time. It's the little ways to making losing weight easier that really help and count.

Exercising has been good; still working on breaking into the C25K program. It's been tough since my back has been in rough shape lately, but I'm on painkillers now to help loosen things up back there and should hopefully be finding a good chiropractor/physical therapist soon to help get the rest of the kinks out. In the meantime, the elliptical has become a handy friend of mine! I'm also working on abs every night and have been playing Just Dance here and there for the extra cardio. I love how I can do the actual dances and feel like I got in a good sweat, or do the actual workout sessions and feel thoroughly exercised as well!!

This all being said, I am very happy with how my progress has been. I feel good about this year and am ready to make it the last year where my main resolution is to lose weight!!

Please keep on the lookout for comments soon!! I'm catching up on everyone's blogs now and love reading how y'all have been!!

xoxo


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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

I'm Alive!!

AHH!! I am so sorry I haven't been around to post in FOREVER. This year has definitely gotten off to a quick start!!

I've already had to go to the doctors twice, and we're only on the 15th. I had the flu in the first week of the month & had to go get my back checked last week. Other than that though, things are going really good!!

Things have definitely been BUSY!! I've been working as much as possible & when I'm not working...I'm resting my back. It's been rough, but it's okay. I'm on a lot of painkillers now...so hopefully in a few weeks, my back will just kind of untighten itself.

I have so much more to post...but I just wanted to make a quick one right now to let ya'll know that I am still here. Hope your years have gotten off to a good start!!

Thanks so much for sticking with me during my lack of posting!

xoxo

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Holidays

So, these holidays have clearly been very busy...and I am sooo sorry I haven't been around to post!! But they have also been very wonderful. I got some great gifts & gave some fun presents as well. I'm Jewish, so I celebrated Hannukah and since my boyfriend is not, we celebrated Christmas as well. I can honestly say this was my first real Christmas with waking up early to go open gifts that were left under the tree. It was fun :-) and I'm very glad I got to experience it. My favorite gift had to be the ornament from my boyfriend:
They spelled my name wrong, but I loved it so much that I didn't care!! I also got a few of my favorite movies that I've been wanting:
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I am absolutely obsessed with Pitch Perfect at this point in time...so this gift was too perfect!! I also got a BUNCH of NC State stuff, which is always the best gift for me. Hehe

As for my boyfriend, he got a bluetooth for his Playstation 3, some movies, some board games (we play a LOT of board games), and some other random stuff.

The rest of the day was spent out in the country at his dads house, just relaxing and munching on snacks and drinking. It was a very nice day :-)

What did ya'll get?? How was your Christmas?? I hope it was absolutely wonderful, full of family & friends!!

xoxo

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Commenting..

I know I have been so awful over the last year with reading & commenting on everyones blogs. That is something I am working on right now. I'm trying to refocus myself in the first place & then continue by reading everyones blogs again and making sure I comment :-)

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I love seeing your comments to me too, so please continue to do so. I promise I am getting back into the habit myself & I've always discovered that if I comment, ya'll will comment back.

Thanks so much for your patience with me this last year. With December upon us & the new year right behind it, there are quite a few things I look forward to changing. Armed with my iPhone & Kindle Fire (COMING NEXT WEEK!!), I am prepared to change things once and for all. No more excuses!! I finally have the technology to constantly be in touch & intend to do just that.

xoxo