Sunday, June 17, 2012

Times, they are a-changin'

Well, well, well...long time-no see, eh? Fear not, readers, for I have not forgotten you! I have simply been amazingly busy! So. Freakin'. Busy.

Let's get on with the update, shall we?

Happy father's day, by the way! We got our dad a pretty awesome card yesterday. We all giggled heartily.

As of 2 weeks ago (3 weeks ago? Oi! I can't remember!), I am down 80 lbs! Woo-hoo!!! I feel like this is a pretty awesome milestone. For one, it means I'm only 20 lbs away from losing 100 lbs! Which would not only get me out of the 200's, but I would put me at only 30 lbs away from my overall goal! It seems like such a small amount to attain since I've come so far, but at the same time, 50 lbs is not easy to lose. This is why I am trying to take it slow and steady, but all the CLOTHES in my closet that want to be worn are making it hard to be patient! I am stuck in my current size, but of course half of the clothes I have in that size are still just tight enough that I cannot wear them comfortably! Go figure. Stupid women's clothes sizing! So yeah, right now, my major motivation to lose 20 more lbs is to get into more of my clothes that I haven't worn in 5 years!

At the end of May, I also had my official one year check-up with Dr. Diaz. We talked about my portion sizes, how long I was staying full, my weight loss so far, and my inability to poo. He was happy that my portions are between 8 and 12 ounces and it was keeping me full for 4-6 hours. We both agreed getting another fill right now was not necessary (of course, I wonder now if I need a small one, but I think I am still doing okay). He was also very pleased with my weight loss and said I was even ahead of the their weight-loss standards for bandsters! Score! Next, we talked about the poo issues. I told him I felt like nothing was helping and asked if he could suggest a stimulant that would help just clear me out! I was miserable the past week or too due to my lack of poo performance! He gave me a prescription and some samples of a medication called Amitiza. Wow. Let me tell you! Actually, I won't...my g-ma reads this! (Hi Memo!) Let's just say that 2 days after using these meds I was 4.5 lbs lighter! I have only taken the samples so far, but I intend to get the prescription filled soon so I can take them as I need them. Thankfully, I haven't needed them since I ran out! YAY!!!

Moving on! This past week has been especially hectic because my husband and I were packing, packing, and packing even more! Why, you ask? We moved to Indianapolis! It's something we've wanted to do for a while, but have never had the means (nor could we find anything as cheap as the rent we pay for the house we had). So, what's changed? Well a couple of months ago, the opportunity (if you wanted to call it that) came up that my mother-in-law had extra space in her house and needed help paying her bills. So, she called us and asked if we would be interested in helping out (we have offered to help her before by moving in). Chris and I decided it would be a great time to get outta dodge and have a change of scenery. For him, he was thrilled to be going home after living in Muncie for 5 years and to be closer to his family. For me, it was a chance to live somewhere other than Muncie for the first time in my life. It is also a much better place to look for a new job! So, we decided, what the hay? Let's move! (Well, okay, there was more thought into than that, but you know what I mean, right?)

So, this weekend, my awesome dad and step-monster (aka step-mom...who is actually really nice!) came up from their town, helped us rent a truck, and helped us move! (Along with my Sissy and my BFF Augusta!) We got almost everything (all of the important stuff at least....except for my shoes! Somehow, I forgot that bag.) moved on Saturday. This next week will consist of going through some crap in the garage of our old house and deciding what should be kept and what should be trashed, getting a few odds and ends from the house, and cleaning like crazy!!! It will also be a lot of me asking, "Should I keep this or throw it out? And if I do keep it, can I fit it in my house or should I put it in storage?" Those questions are already getting really old...I'm very tempted just to say throw it all away! (Or give it away, because I would rather donate my crap than throw it in a dump. Captain Planet would be so proud!)

This next week will also consist of me looking for a new job (also like crazy). I have been looking for jobs and making (lame) follow up phone calls for at least a month or 2 now with no in person interviews yet. So. Lame. Thankfully, after I put in my 2 weeks notice at my current job, they asked if I would be interested in typing from home for them for the rest of the year. Naturally, I said of course! Not only would I get to work from home (in my PJs!!!) but I would get my original pay rate back (from when they lowered me by $2 when I transferred departments)! Sadly, but not surprisingly, they are bumping me down to part-time status and only giving me 24 hours a week. This means I'll be making almost what I am now at my current pay every 2 weeks. Which should be okay since our bills will be easier to handle (part of the reason we moved) and it will also give me a chance to be more present in my job-hunting. The down side is I lose my insurance and have to pay for COBRA. Which is pretty much the lamest lame that ever lamed. Such is life, I suppose. That being said, feel free to let me know of any administrative assistant/secretary/personal assistant jobs in the Indy area that pays at least (but preferably more) than $12.00/hr! :)

Alright! I think I've rambled enough for one night. I'm also still exhausted from all this moving stuff, so...

Until next time (probably next month!)
<3
Erin


OH! PS, My husband is turning 30 in August and I have NO IDEA what to do! Suggestions?