Saturday, April 26, 2014

It's Saturday.....Everyone Smile....It's Free!!

SATURDAY SMILES


I saw this on another blog & thought it was a great idea! 
What 5 things made me smile this week??

1. My cat, Baby
2. Sunny days
3. Mom & daughter days
4. My SFGiants
5. Being busy at work

It's been a very busy week at work.  I'm still a server (only 1 job now) & usually I work about 5 hour shifts.  But this week it's been at least 7 hour shifts.....and after 3 days in a row, I am exhausted.  I still have 1 more day before my day off.  I'm definitely NOT complaining because I love it when we're busy, but I'm just ready for bed by 3 in the afternoon! lol 
If you're not, or have never been, a server you might think.. what?? But try standing/walking/almost running around a restaurant for 7+ hours & see how your feet feel....

On Monday night our Employers had an Employee Appreciation Dinner for the staff. I can't believe only 20-23 people showed up...I think there is about 60-80 employees. Most employers, especially in the food service industry, no longer do this for their employees & I thought it was a big deal.  However, I work with a lot of young people who do not appreciate things like that.  They will when they're older...... But those of us who went had a wonderful time!!

Also, I had a Mother/Daughter Day on Wednesday..... My mom & I did a little driving into the Bay Area.  We stopped in Castro Valley to check on the park facilities for the Family Reunion I'm planning this summer.  Then we visited our old Stomping Ground in Dublin (where I grew up) & spent the day checking out the town & how much it's changed since we moved away after my 7th grade.  I love nostalgia.....
We also had lunch at Cheesecake Factory in Walnut Creek.  I've eaten there a few times, but my mom had never been to that location & wanted to go.  Delicious as always. 

All of my pictures are on my Iphone and I haven't uploaded them to my computer so I don't have any picture to post. 

Well, that's the excitement this week!!
Until next time........




Friday, April 25, 2014

My 1st Post in 2014.....& the 1st in a Year!!

Time flies when you're living your life, right??!!


I cannot believe I haven't been on here in over a year.  I've thought about it often, but could never find the time to sit still and post.


Now......


Here I sit at my computer, trying this blogging thing again! 


During the next week I will be on here slowly updating this blog and trying to post regularly. 


Soooooo,


.....what have I been doing the last 12 months? 


Mostly working, but also trying to better my life.  I've made many changes....and continue to do so as needed.


The biggest change has been to my physical self.  I've been up and down the scale over the years, but haven't been able to keep the scale from inching upwards.....


Starting in February of this year, I finally decided that I couldn't be, as I called myself, an Oompa Loompa  anymore!!  I was at my highest weight ever.....and couldn't get myself to stick to changing my bad habits.....no matter how sad & miserable I was!!


But since February 3, 2014 I have been able to FINALLY stick to changing my poor eating habits and have successfully lost 24 lbs. 


Now losing the weight is the EASY part, right?? lol  Well, I still have more weight to lose (about 20 lbs or so) and then the hard part will begin.......KEEPING IT OFF!!


I'm doing it slowly.  It seems to be working, and I don't feel deprived.  I have had my "cheat" days but at this point I'm so happy that I have dropped 2 full sizes, that I don't EVER EVER EVER want to go back to that old weight again. 


Pictures will follow.......I'm just not up to it tonight.  I've been up since 4am this morning....I work at 6am.  And, I have to work at 6am tomorrow morning. 


Yes, I work weekends.  And I like it!!  I would rather be off during the week.  Less crowds, and I can get more done......


Well that's all for now.  Until next time.......