Wednesday, September 28, 2005
September = Month from HELL
Ok, sorry everyone, I haven't been avoiding you all on purpose. You should see my email inbox too, I've been too busy to read through my emails.

This has been the MONTH FROM H--E--L--L.


Friday myself and another rep who's been out here all week to help me did 6 orientation tours. That's 3 apeice. To give you an idea, 2 a day is pretty busy, 3 is just busy as hell. Monday, we had 7 orientation tours. We had to call in another rep to do one on Monday because we didn't have time for it.

That means, in 2 business days, we did 13 orientation tours. 13 tours is a busy MONTH.

This is what it means to be at the end of the fiscal year for our company.

We probably shouldn't have done a couple of those walks, because the homes weren't in the awesome condition we like them to be. But we did them to make our closing goals.

So, after some miserable walks on Monday with some downright insane people, the other rep (Lona) and I went out to Chili's for a total pig-out. And I mean pig-out. We ordered 2 appetizers and 2 regular dinner meals, along with the 2 large beers I had. We ate sooooo much I thought I was gonna assplode! But we couldn't take it anymore. The stress was so horrible.

And the worst part? Well, in our status meeting yesterday, I found out that only 7 homes would be recording by the end of the month. WTF? You mean we walked 13 homes in 2 days (not including the 13 homes I'd already walked throughout the month--yeah, that's 26 homes in a month, like I said, that's a hell of a busy month), and we aren't even closing them all like we'd been pushed to do all month?

Fuming. Burned out.

I'm pooped. I feel like I've been beaten into a bloody pulp all month.

On a brighter side, I'm 149 today, so I've managed to hover around my current weight, no major fluctuations up to 180 or anything. I haven't been on plan at all, and I've eaten a bunch of junk food, but I'm still doing ok.

I was given $50 worth of Outback gift certificates that I plan to use this week with Steven, and yes, I plan to eat and drink whatever the hell I want. I know it's wrong to think it, but I deserve it.

I've also told myself that I will hit the ground running at 100% on October 1st (yes, a Saturday!) and get this show back on the road.

I can do it. Once this month settles down, and now that Steve has been here a month, I can settle back down into a decent routine and relax.

I'd like to see how much weight I can lose for Halloween (yes, I will blow it with candy and booze). Imagine, if I work my ass off at full speed through October and November, I could quite possibly be in the 120s (?) around the Holidays! It'll be hard, but we all know it's perfectly doable. I know how to eat when I'm not eating the NS foods.

I got a delivery this month because I forgot to cancel and the notice got sent to my spam. So I've got boxes just sitting in my living room. I was going to cancel this week, but now I'm considering just getting one more shippment and working NS for all it's worth until I reach my goal.

I was determined this month to not let the stress cause me to lose sight of what I really wanted and gain back any weight. I managed to only fluctuate between 2-3 lbs, and I know I can take them off. I'm proud of myself honestly. And I really think someone out there is looking out for me, because I honestly don't know how I managed to put all that crap into my mouth this month and not weigh 180.

Anyway, hopefully you guys will get to see more of me, back to my usual self in October, since it looks like I've got a total of 9 walks that month. Crazy, isn't it? From 26 in one month, down to 9. Hehehe. You guys think I can handle all that?
Written by Amanda
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Tuesday, September 13, 2005
1 + 1 = 2 and FAT!
Ugh. I honestly do NOT know how you married people ever managed to lose any weight! I swear, since Steve has been back, I have been eating miserably!

Between work being incredibly busy (no time to run out for Subway for lunch resulted in 3 slices of reheated pizza), and Steven being home (Doritos & Taco Bell) has caused me to feel like a fatty fat fatterson again!

Granted, I haven't gained much, I was up to 148.2 this morning, but I'm definitely starting to creep up again, and this was how it started last time! I don't want this to happen again, I type as I sit here with a bowl of Doritos and a Budweiser Select in front of me! That was my dinner tonight. Some goldfish crackers, 2 beers, and a bunch of Doritos (and boy am I full!).

So, I've got to refocus here. It's too too easy for me to get sidetracked eating like my man (who's kind of tubby right now himself).

I've got a bag of stuff I'm taking to work tomorrow, and in it is a package of NS Black Beans and Rice I discovered hiding in my pantry behind the Spicy Oriental Noodles.

I'm going to make a real effort to get back on track. I know how to eat right, I know it's in me, I just have to show a little more willpower now that someone else is here dangling the goods in front of me.

Well kids, time to go, miss you all, please report back! Hopefully I will once again have some semblance of a life next month and will get to visit more often!
Written by Amanda
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Friday, September 09, 2005
Fat Fighter Challenge Week 9 Weigh-In

I just clicked over to Edith's blog thinking she was going to handle the FFC weigh-in today, and realized she hadn't, so, here it is, better late than never!

Please weigh-in ladies.

I'm 147.6 as of this morning. A little fluctuation after Steve got back, sorry the posts have been lacking, but with him home hogging my attention, and work being a bitch with our year-end goals to make, I just haven't had the time.

I'll probably be a little scarce around here, but that should hopefully change by October.

As for the weekly results email I send out, sorry, but unless someone else wants to volunteer to plug in my spreadsheet and send that out, I'm just going to send out the final one at the end of the month, but please post your weigh-ins here for us to see!

Have a great weekend, I'll try to report some more on my feelings and what's going on tomorrow while Steve is taking his Firefighter exam.
Written by Amanda
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Saturday, September 03, 2005
I did it! I did it!!
I had a mini-goal of being 147 when Steven got back. Well, yesterday I was 148.8, and this morning, I was 147.8!!!

I did it! I did it! 0.8 of a pound is nothing, and I still consider this a great success!

I'm just so happy! I spend about 20 minutes after I got off the scale repeating: "I did it, I did it, I did it!"

So, my sidebar has been adjusted accordingly. I hope everyone else is having a great week as well!
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Thursday, September 01, 2005
Fat Fighter Challenge Week 8 Weigh-In
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Ok, you know what to do, weigh in ladies. Good luck.
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Name: Amanda
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I'm a 26 year old local haole who was born and raised in Hawaii. I have been in a serious relationship for 4+ years, I own my own home, and I am the proud mother of 2 dogs and a cat.

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