Weight Loss, Jealousy & Going back to school

Morning all *yawn*,

No I haven't awakened yet. I worked out and my muscles are sore. I did the full 3 mile workout with Leslie Sansone. For those of you who don't know her (I'm sure most of you do), she has a series of videos aptly titled "Walk Away the Pounds. She is wonderful. She gives you a full workout that it is not strenuous on your limbs, but gives you a good heart and deep muscle work out. I own this one:

It comes with a stretchy band for that part of the workout when the muscles are really engaged. Well I had a break through yesterday when I did the first session all the way through. That's 3 miles NON-STOP!! That's a feat for me as I had only gotten up to 2 miles and would stop. Before that I would do 1 mile probably twice a day. I am so proud of myself. I exercised for 45 minutes without taking a break. Even in Zumba I would have to take a breather. I'm happy to say I'm down 2lbs. since my last doctor visit and my goal is to lose another 8 to 10 before my next trip to Nashville to go to TSU's homecoming on November 6th. I can't wait to see my son's face when he sees the weight loss.

Next I must confess, I haven't been able to read the BOOBs updates because of overwhelming jealousy. Yes I admit it. I see it and it pains me to see that I missed all of that. I'm so happy you guys had fun, but I'm sad :-(. I saw someone post that they need a date for the next one because they don't plan on missing it. I agree. I refuse to miss the next BOOBs event. I know the powers that be that did all the planning need a long respite, and by all means do that, but when you get a breather, I need to know some plan details ;-). I will eventually catch up on the blogs, but until then know that I'm here and well.

The thing that has been keeping me most busy is that I made a big decision. I don't know if anyone remembers the job that I applied for that was formerly occupied by my ED (Executive Director) who left for Hawaii. Well they didn't even consider me for the job. It's ok because after much thought, counsel and meditation, I realized I wouldn't be happy in that job anyway. The person who left the job was part of the interviewing committee and somehow I knew that I had no chance. It wasn't negative thinking that x'ed me out it was realistic thinking. They wanted someone in the job that fit in the looks department. I fit neither of their criteria, although my job skills were impeccable. So I made the decision to go back to school and finish up my bachelor's degree. I plan to get it in Counseling/Social Work. I have many gifts and talents and this degree just hinges on one of them. I will soon after get my master's. I am looking forward to doing something for myself after all these years. I start in the Spring of '11 and plan to do an accelerated program. Since I work at a university, I can go free.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!!


Justawallflower said...

I am so sorry to hear about the job, but it sounds like you realize that it worked out for the best, and that is what matters. It is also wonderful that you are returning to school! I will be a long, hard journey, but one that is well worth it! You are lucky to have the added bonus of free tuition! I have quit looking at my statements when they come! I still have a year left to finish my bachelor's, and then I am taking some time off (maybe six months or so) before I return for my Masters. Best of luck to you! And I'm with you on the date thing! I want to start planning!

tessierose said...

We missed you Pam! Can't wait til next year. And you go girl, I know that you'll do great in your new path!

Jennifer said...

So we have a date! I'll see you at the next event! Congratulations on the big decision. Very exciting. :)

Gwen said...

I'm super jealous of everyone's pics/stories too! It looked like SO much fun. All the people I read weekly come to life! :) I'll totally be in for the next one as well.

I'm excited for you about going back to school! It will be so rewarding I bet!

LDswims said...

Well congratulations on the completion of 3 miles. That's awesome!

I agree about BOOBs - the planners need a break and then everything needs to start back up again for the next trip. I don't know that I'll be able to swing it, either, but I know I want to know what I need to start saving for. There's always a chance. I am able to read the blogs, though. My hard to read moments were before the trip. Now it's pretty cool, to me, to just read how awesome it was. Isn't that weird? Bass-ackwards like I usually am...

That's awesome about going back to school! Especially the free part! Everything happens for a reason, eh?

Pamela E. Williams said...

Thanks ladies. I didn't realize until today after reading Draz's blog and your comments how much this support system means to me.

1reign (Mimi) said...

Yea, as they say things happen for a reason, one door closes another...yada yada you know the cliches'. I am happy you made a decision based on what's best for you.
I definitely had my BOOBS jealousy moments but I know there will be other times (I hope) and I am right there, this family is important because no matter how much others try, you can only truly understand this journey if you have lived it.

amandakiska said...

I went back to college when I was 29 and finished by BA. I'm glad I did it. Since you can do it for free, you really should! Good for you!

Bonnie said...

Please know that the intent of sharing details about the BOOBS weekend, in part, is to make those who couldn't make it feel included. Seems like you have a really good perspective about not getting the job, which has led to you going back to school. That is awesome!

Pamela E. Williams said...

@Bonnie, oh please know that I definitely feel included in the BOOBs event. I just wish I could have been there in person. It is no slight against any of the participants. On the contrary, I want to meet you guys so bad I can taste it. You have all be such an integral part in my past and present success and will play a part in my future success.

Shrinking Mommy said...

just wanted to comment that i read your comments on stephanie's bog about worried about being the only black girl there... just want to recognize those feelings and give you a hug....

Michelle said...

I love Leslie Sansone videos. I have 3. 2 of which I got from Jenny Craig when I joined and one I bought 2 weeks ago.

Anonymous said...

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