Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Good Day, Bad Day

Wow, I have had a long blur of a day! I'll share -- what I can remember of it -- with you ... let's start with the good news!

Today was my first day at a new job -- well, half day. I am now an associate at the PictureMe Portrait Studio in Wal-Mart! I am very excited about this, as I love kids first of all, and I love photography! I'm excited to learn all kinds of tips and tricks about taking good portraits! I pretty much just got to shadow today, but getting to know some of the other people I will be working with was great -- we seem to get along pretty well already!

Now onto some bad news for the day ...

I knew the day was coming too. See, I had a follow-up appointment with my doctor today, to review some bloodwork I had done last week. And all my bloodwork came back perfectly normal, which is a good thing, except he told me that I --

To lose.

... lots.

Weight and body image has always been something I've struggled with -- and wanted to do something about -- but have never really actually done anything about it! But now I have a stack of homework to read, and papers to keep track of my diet on, and a food guide to follow, and labels to read, and exercise to track! Wow, it all seems so overwhelming right now!

Any encouragement and advice you have for me would be great -- oh! And I also want to ask for any easy-to-make, inexpensive, and healthy recipes you may have! (I say inexpensive because my sister and I rent together, and share the food bill.)

I'll blog about this again in a couple days -- I'm gonna get Sister to take some "Before" photos of me, and I might share those too. (I'm just trying to be real about it, right?) I'll share numbers, what I got from my "homework" and what I have planned. Ok? Ok!

Talk soon!


  1. Hi Tammy,
    I see you're following the Creatively Fit Team! I will send you an invitation to be an author. This means you can be part of the team, if you'd like. It's so easy and fun, just put on your walking shoes and walk, click and connect! I hope to see you there. No pressure:)

  2. Yay! For the new job - that's pretty exciting!

    Good for you for doing something - sometimes the first step is the hardest! I lost a fair amount of weight in Grade 12 (~25 lbs), but I went to weight watchers and having to constantly track what I ate was really helpful. My best advice is to try to cut out empty calories as much as possible/keep them for only treats such as pop, chips, candy, etc. I could pretend to be a fountain of knowledge but I don't want to be too bossy. :P You can do it!

    As for cheap meals - do you have a slow cooker? It's easy to make a big dish and then divide it into portions to be eaten at a later date.

  3. Thank you for the invite, Cindy! I think I shall join you, once I get into the swing of things here. Both are things I should do more!

    And thanks so much for the encouragement, Bean! I would never think of you as bossy, but at the same time, I have already been given a plethera of information that I haven't even looked at! I will probably be calling for advice in the near future, and yours is very welcome, my friend!


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