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Update & Pupdate

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

I have never been very good at giving things up. If you've been my sparkfriend for many years, perhaps you remember the disaster that was me (a mostly Jew) attempting to give up all fried food for lent. ICYMI: I ended up in tears in public on more than one occasion.

Oddly, giving up gluten has aligned with lent again. I'm sure there is a joke to be made about that somewhere in there.

Today is Day 1 and almost immediately my brain zeroed in on what I can't have. Someone brought donuts into work. I don't even like donuts. But knowing I CAN'T have one bothers me? I need to get this straight in my head ASAP or I am really going to struggle with this new plan.

I also totally flubbed on breakfast. I bought the wrong kind of oatmeal and it def has gluten in it so I had to wing it with a cereal from work today that ended up being full of sugary carbs. Sigh.

I made a fantastic greek salad last night of cucumber, peppers, tomatoes, chickpeas, pepperoncini and fat free feta. I am SO excited for lunch! Still need to work on some more GF lunch options besides lettuce wrap turkey sandwiches, but I came out of the gate with a strong start!

So I guess this is a thing... we will see how it goes! I braved the scale this morning to see no loss/no gain even though I made a big eating mistake Monday night. I did dance and all at David Duchovny Monday night so maybe it helped. Slightly a win? Also definitely a win that he touched me. Yessssss.

The weather has been oddly warm so I am getting tons of walks in. I love it! Looks like we might be getting leaves on the trees here and such soon. I tend to feel much better during spring/summer. Leaves and outdoors/fresh air makes me happy.

Which will be helpful because I am still struggling with some family stuff. It makes me sad more than anything so I am working on keeping those emotions in line.

BUT in good news - I got flipped at work! I was hired as a contractor and out of the blue last week they made me an offer to be a real employee here with all the benefits that come along with it! I won't get any more money but the extra help with things like retirement will be nice, plus the security of being an internal employee will feel good. Even my worst days here haven't touched the level of BS at my last job on an average day. My boss is awesome and my commute is great and I'll have a lot of opportunities coming up to play with fun stuff. Good good good things!

That's my update. Now here's your "pupdate" from Beatrice (I just love her!)

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  • SLEE103
    There is some psychology there when you're told you cant have things. Thats why all or nothing NEVER works for me. YAY on the permanent position, that is awesome!!
    1084 days ago
    Yay!!! Permanent position!

    You've got this gluten free thing! Do you know most of the cider I have found is gluten free? Just a potential option for you! It's still empty calories...

    I thought about doing the no fried foods thing this year like you did before. I failed at that! I'm doing that 40 bags for 40 days thing of decluttering my house instead.
    1084 days ago
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    Congrats on the permanent position! I bet that extra security feels great but you must be thankful;l looking back that you took that leap ;)

    Keep up the great work! I'm floundering bit right now bot hopefully i'll get jolted back in line soon haha

    1085 days ago
    my first thought was "what kind of jerk brings donuts to work on Ash Wednesday?!" I know the feeling of wanting something you're not supposed to have. It stinks, even when it's self-imposed. Congrats on getting a permanent position! I may be job hunting soon too and I've been in the same job for almost 8 years so it's a bit intimidating.

    Hi Beaaaa!!!
    1089 days ago
    Thank you for writing this blog.
    1089 days ago
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