My Journey

Friday, November 18, 2011

Weekly Weigh In: Week 21 & Skinny Santa

Weight: 169.4  Gain: 1lb

Pretty sure I didn't even wanna post, but as the host of Skinny Santa I felt I should. Plus I am sure I am making everyone feel better about themselves as they see my awesome gain! How am I doing it you ask in anticipation? Well... that would be by exercising, eating right and having your period (and my period forced me to make choc cookies last night and eat a bunch of the dough). I have done better on my diet and exercise this week then I have in I am pretty grumpy right now. 

Congrats to all the ladies killing it in the Skinny Santa Challenge!!! Keep it up!! Next week I will coming back strong, so look out!

In other news.... I have a job interview for a teaching job in Utah on Mon (via phone of course) Yes... I did make a long sad post about being sad to end of teaching career to stay home with the kids, but I came across the job and just applied not thinking much would come from it. It feels nice to be "wanted"... that they even did most of their interviewing but extended the deadline so they can interview me. Jake and I talked about how if I worked 1 more year we can get out of most of our debt before we plan for our last baby. I have always had faith to trust in God that he has a plan for me and my family. Me and Jake being able to bring in money to pay off our debt might be a real blessing, but if I don't get the job and am home with the babies, I am excited to do that as well. 

I have been a house cleaning machine lately, spending hours packing stuff up to donate, throw away and keep. It is hard doing it all alone (lifting, moving boxes up stairs, down stairs, moving furniture), but am proud of myself for being able to do it at all...that I am not the lazy woman I was last year. 

Ok. Time to hit the gym before they close....ya know cause working out has been so beneficial to me this week!


  1. Haha, the only reason you gained was because of the cookies last night. You did your fair share of exercise this week and all, but the cookies'll getcha every time. Especially if you had quite a few.

    Chin up - the exercise IS paying off!

  2. I wouldn't worry about it, next week that pound will disappear and you will have a great loss. Periods have that affect on all of us ;p

    Good luck with your interview, I'm sure it will work out for the best!

  3. Ya, it'll come off next week. And maybe then some!

    I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but I detest moving. Like seriously HATE it. I've moved almost 20 times in 30 years. blah.

    Good luck on the packing!

  4. Sorry about the gain! Hopefully next week will be better!

    It's cool that the teaching job opened up! I'll be praying that the right thing will workout for you.

  5. This week's gain just means that next week your loss will be great.
    Ready to take a break from cleaning and meet up? Let me know when you have some time. Cat and I will meet you.