I have never been the kind of person that adapted to change very well. I have always seen myself as a pretty simple person. Definitely a creature of habit. I lived in the same city for most of my life. Have been with the same company for somewhere around twenty years. I can eat the same foods day after day. Watch the same movies over and over too. Hell, I've still even got the same old pair of....well, maybe I've gone far enough with this already. Ha ha ha. I'm kidding of course. More importantly, you can't prove that I am not. But not liking change...that one is definitely the truth. I am sharing that little personal tid-bit with you because the winds of change have blown through my life recently...as recently as today as a matter of fact. After almost 15 years, PARENTGUIDE News, a place of comfort, solace and sanctuary to me...is moving to a new location. I know that might not be a big deal to most people. But it is to me...in a way anyway. We packed up our bags officially today. Computers, desks, water cooler, office supplies, etc., and moved to an office that is about a third the size of our original. Now on the one hand it's a good thing...because one-third the size means one-third the rent (I am assuming)....so while times have gotten a little tough in this economy, we all still have a steady paycheck and a place to report to work every day. On the other hand, smaller means more cramped quarters. Less privacy. Plenty of adjusting...which will take me some getting used to. By the way, another little nugget about me?

I have...and will probably always be...an emotional eater. Especially when something bad happens. So put this move on top of the pressure and excitement of recently getting my very first house AND an astronomical monthly payment for a brand new work van (for my second job)...and there was a time not too long ago when I would end up running screming into the night. Okay....probably wouldn't have RUN. More of a waddle. Screaming too....yeah, not so much. But I would take off and usually not stop til I got to the nearest Chinese or Italian take-out place. They always seemed to feel my pain there. Or was it FEED my pain? Oh well...the point is, I am a different person now. Change isn't necessarily a bad thing. And even when it is...I know I can handle it. So I am trying to deal with everything that comes my way with an open mind. One step at a time...and never make any tough decisions around food. I am still pretty sure that even as far as I have come...it wouldn't end well for me. Well in the start of a brand new week I kept things pretty simple once again. Egg whites and a multi-grain English muffin for breakfast, salad with grilled chicken for lunch and ground turkey with veggies, red beans and salsa for dinner....YUM. Also made sure to start the day with my two-mile walk to the train...in the POURING rain I might add. Followed by a good workout in the man cave tonight too. Now it is off to bed for what is hopefully a much needed good night's sleep. Tomorrow starts early. Some things never change for this creature of habit.

As always...thanks for checkin in!

Starting Weight - 225 pounds

Current Weight - 218 pounds

Goal Weight - 199 pounds

Total Weight Loss So Far - 7 pounds

Projected Date to Hit Goal Weight - September 19th, 2011