1. The weight loss is not going as I’d hoped. First three came off quickly, but I’m STUCK. I haven’t been able to break that 130 barrier yet. I’m doing everything the same as I did in the beginning. Still running, still cross-training, still using sparkpeople.com to track everything. I know I’m not underestimating my calories because frankly I’m not estimating anything. I’m measuring everything and logging everything. I’m making sure I get the right fat:carb:protein ratio. My daily caloric requirement to maintain my weight is around 1800. There are days I’m eating less than 1500 and burning 500+ more with exercise creating a nice little calorie deficit. Yet it just ain’t coming off. And bikini season is right around the corner. I’ve even gone so far as to give up alcohol. Since I started this on February 21st, I have had exactly one bloody mary and two beers. If you know me, you know how drastic this is.
2. I held interviews this week for an open substitute carrier position in my office. There were exactly two applicants. Funny how our unemployment rate in this county is right at 10% and everybody says they want to work but when an opportunity to work comes up no one takes it. Guess it’s just easier to stay home and draw a check than it is to, oh, I don’t know… WORK FOR A LIVING.
3. I’ve been a little down lately. Every year since D and I started dating, by this time of year we’ve had big plans for an exciting vacation. In 2006 we went to Hawaii. In 2007 the Virgin Islands. 2008 Vegas/Grand Canyon and Destin. 2009 Barbados and Destin. 2010 Cabo San Lucas, Destin, and Las Vegas. And there are always little weekend trips here and there too. We just financially can’t swing it this year. Our nephew is getting married in Gatlinburg in June, so that’ll be a few days in the mountains, but I really don’t count that because if it wasn’t for the wedding I wouldn’t give two shits about going to Gatlinburg. We should be able to go to Destin at the end of summer again because it’s within driving distance and doesn’t cost nuch at all, but to be honest Destin has kind of lost its zeal too. I desparately need a change of scenery. (Yes I realize how shallow this makes me to be so bummed over this, and no I don’t care.)