Sunday, June 14, 2009

What to do?

I'm so confused as to what I want. One minute I want success at work and work my way up the ladder, and I will do anything it takes. The next minute I just want to be content working Monday through Friday 8-5pm in a cubicle.

A year ago, I took a position with more pay, and a company car, all expenses paid. I have been faking it for a year now, I'm completely under qualified for the position. The schedule is very hectic and I travel a lot. I've gained 40+ pounds the last 12 months. I have not been happy at all.

A few days ago, a position became available in the office. I think I might apply for it. In some eyes, it would be a step down. However, it would be a more stable schedule and there would be no travel. I feel like I could get back on program with Weight passion. I would loose the company car, but it's just a car. I would gain Happiness!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

WW Meeting Update

I really enjoy going to my Saturday morning WW meeting. Below was the topic for the week. Please add to the list, I'm always looking for ways to save at the grocery store.

Top 10 Tips for Eating on a Budget
  1. Buy in Season-I love all the fresh fruit this time of year.
  2. D.I.Y.-That's right, do it yourself. Cut up your fruits and vegetables, instead of buying prepackaged. Buy whole chickens and cut them up, you'll save a ton, just make sure you have a good sharp knife.
  3. Raid the Freezer-Through out the year, make double and freeze meals.
  4. Make a List-This is huge. I downloaded a grocery list off the Internet and every week I post a new one on the fridge. Through out the week we just check off what we need.
  5. Think Filling Foods-In other words, limit the processed junk food. Buy whole foods, they fill you up faster and stay with you longer.
  6. Bring Your Own-You could easily spent $10 per day on lunch. Brown bag it. Save money and your waistline.
  7. Buy Bulk-When possible, buy in bulk. Make sure you'll be able to use it before it goes bad. If somethings a great deal at the grocery store, buy 2 or 3.
  8. Patrol Portions-What a concept! Watch your portions and your waistline and wallet will benefit.
  9. Clip Coupons-Tip...only use coupons on items you already purchase and wait until they go on sale. There's great online coupon sites to help determine if it's a good time to use a coupon. I like
  10. Be a Bean Counter-Fiber, Fiber, Fiber! or Penny, Penny, Penny! Try to get as much fiber as possible, it will keep you full longer and it will do your body good. I also bring a calculator with me to the grocery store.

"If hunger is not the is not the answer."