MSWDiet wrote: »
02 11 2020
This round I'm going to drop as much fat as possible; get my cardio back on track; and continue to redefine this diet for life. There are jeans I'm determined to get back into in the next couple of weeks. 🙂
Starting 104 at 169.6lbs
Arrrgh, I posted then hit done instead of post 😡.
Condensed version: Carbs high but within tolerance. Macros & calories are good and protein is up. Rolling months calorie average is trending lower than I'd like.
Lots of salty food since Thurs has me on water overload so no proper weigh in. Waking morning weight provides better data than evenings with extra liquids on board. Until this big thirsty response passes I'll do a morning weight check.
I've only skimmed everyone's posts lately. Things are still backwards and upside down. I 🤗 appreciate all of you & thanks for the support.
Holding steady at my usual evening with in
-no gain (blessings)
-no loss (not complaining just counting my blessings)
Carbs are way too high because I went for what's easy instead of what's right. Protein, fat & calories are all on track.
I'm lagging behind on exercise. The next few days will require extra effort to catch up and get myself off carbs. Stagnant is not progress particularly because I'm fixing my mistakes.
I had to take off my jewelry for the scale to move. Thankfully I'm holding okay despite my well earned carb bloating.
Today I'm restricting meals to16 fasted/ 8 fed hours and working on protein based meals. Cardio might not happen but I'll do what I can. This week is already exhausting!
This week is doing me in but I'm determined to keep weight loss going. I've had excellent carb control yesterday & today despite a shorter fast than I prefer. Time restricted eating has turned out to be the easiest form of appetite control I've experienced.
When my fasting hours are done I focus on my protein and managing my net carbs. Calories fall into place leaving me room to enjoy a high cal day once in awhile with no harm. Now if the rest of my universe would fall into place I'd be ever so grateful. 🙏🏽
02/12. 168.4 carried forward
02/13. 168.4 carried forward... again
The scale is messing with me because it "knows" how to push my buttons and it also "knows" I need it as an objective measure and it further "knows" this measure matters during medical appointments but this moderately priced house hold appliance does not "know" what a run on sentence is. The brainless digital object has been "punk". 😠 I'm not recording any up's right now when I'm diligently working my way down. On plan, macros & cals tight.
musicsax wrote: »
@leigh33ca - pneumonia - you be careful looking after yourself, keep your fluids up x
CamandJarvis wrote: »
I need advice!!! I don't know who else to turn to and everyone is so amazingly helpful here. It's a long one, but I want to explain it as detailed/thoroughly as I can for y'all. I've never resigned from a job before so this is all new to me. I think I know what's best, but I tried to explain my concerns regarding it and why I'm hesitant going with my heart on this one.
I don't have a start date set in stone, but I'm really believing it will be 30 March (2 New Hire Orientation start days: 9 Mar and 30 Mar... 9 Mar will be extremely difficult as I'll have to move and leave most of my stuff in Kansas until I get a long enough weekend to come up with BF's truck to pack it and a trailer to bring it down. BF is out of town on work the week before and his kids start spring break the 7th). Plus, kids won't have a ride to/from spring break if I start on the 9th so I'd be ruining that for them. I can't fathom doing that to all of us when the new company has offered up an alternate date and very willing to be flexible and allow me to start then.
With that, I'm tentatively planning on my last day being the 25th (still need to coordinate with BF when he's able to bring truck and trailer up). If it is the 25th, my two week notice would land while I'm on vacation (which has been approved and put on the calendar). So my options include:
1. Put in notice (via phone or email, see option 2) the Thursday, 5th, before vacation (I'm off Friday due to my 9/80 schedule) and hope my boss allows me to come back for a week and half after vacation to build a turnover document, clear my office, and hand over everything essential to my job. If he doesn't, I leave nothing behind for my replacement (except what I manage to build between now and then, but he doesn't know that -- I'm just being as proactive as I can) and personal items in my office PLUS I will have a 3 week work/pay gap I'm not sure I can afford. We cannot end on vacation, meaning I'd have to come in at least 1 day of work after vacation to be paid for said vacation. Otherwise its early termination (and I forfeit my bonus payout from 2019, since one must be actively employed on payout date which is the 13th. Kinda rubs me the wrong way since I worked my butt off in 2019 for it and I'd only be a week out from receiving it. I'm selfish, but at the same time, I earned it!) Even if I did just 1 day after vaca, its 9 days unpaid between jobs and that's still quite a bit of a gap when bills need to get paid. More explanation below*
2. Put in notice while on vacation (my boss works 2 hours from me so an in-person notice really isn't very easy... no reason to drive 2 hours to tell him I'm resigning to drive 2 hours back to work to actually do my job... so either way its a phone call or email). It seems rude, especially since I'd be on vacation 2 days out of the two weeks notice. I'm leaning against this one despite what a couple people say. I don't want to leave on a bad note!
3. Put in my notice (likely in person, as my boss is trying to come to the plant every week) on Monday, 16th, when I get back from vacation. I will only be giving 8-9 days notice (8 if Wed 25th is my last day, 9 if Thurs 26th is my last day) and I'd be willing to work the Friday I'm typically off work (I'd normally be off Friday, 20th, due to my 9/80 schedule, but I can switch to 8 hour days and work Friday if he deems that better to ensure a more thorough handover/documentation).
I don't want to leave the company on bad terms and I do adore my boss. I want to do right by him and the company, especially since the last time he asked me about moving I said I wasn't (I was casually looking what was in the area, not really applying for jobs then as BF had JUST moved. I wanted to see what was down there at the time and not make a rash decision to just up and leave without research and being comfortable with the options/area). I'm trying to put as little gap between employment but still give myself time to move out of state without being super stressed out on my first day.
*Next Friday I'll find out about taxes and that may alleviate some financial concerns with employment gap (assuming I get a return and if so, how much I'll get). Also, before this vacation happens, I'll have 24.5 hours of vacation leftover from last year's rollover plus any vacation I've accrued thus far for this year (only about 2 days at end of Feb). After vacation, I should have 4.5 days plus whatever is accrued this year to get paid out to me.
BLUF: If I get early termination (don't come back to work after vacation), I'll have 24.5 days+ accrued vacation pay with 3 weeks of no work (unsure of timeline for vacation payout)
If I work at least 1 day after vacation, I only get 4.5 days + accrued paid out, but I'll get paid for the days I was on vacation plus any days I work the week after vacation.
I don't want to assume and rely on something I'm not guaranteed to get in a timely manner, especially when it comes to bills. If I get at least 1 day of work after vaca, at least I know I'll get my paycheck on the 27th of March (covers the 9th-20th so 6 days of work, minimum) to help cover bills. If I don't, I'm not sure when I'll see the check for my vacation payout and will have to rely on tax return (if I get one) and credit cards to cover bills (which I was originally planning on using any return I get to pay off a debt or two but life likes to throw curveballs!)
Thank you all in advance, I don't know what I'd do without you! And if you read all that, I'm sorry it was so long. Hopefully it wasn't too hard to understand. This is stressing me out so bad it's really starting to impact my health and I want to take back control of my anxiety to get back to healthy
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