Random thoughts of an upbeat mind

July recap

This month was not as productive on the walking front. I only walked on 7 days. The extreme heat and rain did not inspire me to go outside. I did go back to doing Callanetics and managed to do it 13 times in July. I also did 1 The Firm workout which left me in pain. I lost another 5.5 lbs, which is rather surprising as I gained 4 pounds last weekend. This brings my total weight lost to almost 20 pounds since the beginning of the year. I lost another 9 inches which brings the total inches lost to over 23! 🙂 I think the inches are a result of Callanetics, which I will continue to do 3 times a week in August.

I read 5 books in July. I actually thought it would have been 6 as I got the new Karin Slaughter book from the library and I usually read them in 2 days. But I decided to be a good friend and help the friend I usually go fishing with pack up his house as he needed to be out by today. I enjoyed all the books I read last month, although the book on Fred Hampton left my blood boiling. I wanted to read it before watching Judas and the Messiah.

My cousin got engaged last Saturday and her fiancé planned a surprise congratulations party so I went to help set up. There were lots of adult beverages and I was happy to partake. This along with the 4 scoops of ice cream and slice of carrot cake consumed the day before, it was not a surprise that I gained 4 pounds in 2 days. What did surprise me is that I thought it would take at least 2 weeks to lose the weight. Reaffirming that so called cheat days can be recovered from in a timely manner and do not derail progress.

On the work front, a team lead from my former PT job contacted me regarding working for head office. This would be an hourly position that would require 20+ hours a week. I decided to throw my hat in the ring and have had 1 phone interview, 2 zoom interviews and a request for references. I should know by the end of this week if I am in or not. I do not plan to keep my current PT job if this new one pans out. My only concern is that I was trying to give myself Saturdays off and that does not seem to be possible right now with this new gig.

I booked the rest of my summer half days and will have most Friday afternoons off this month. Hopefully I can wrap up the 2 projects I am on before too long so I can leave with a clear conscience. I have no plans yet for my early leave days, except to maybe nap or read.

That’s all that is going on in my world.

Hope all is well with you and yours.

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