May 25, 2014

A Day in the Life...

Seven days into my new job (my first two weeks were short weeks which was great!) and I am exhausted. There is so much to learn. This is a completely new field for me and although I have done a lot of Project Management/Coordination, Quality Assurance initiatives, Training and Manual writing - it has never been in this field or environment and I am finding that there is so much I need to know before I can even really start my own job.

That being said, I am loving the challenge and the people seem really great.  Very similar to when I worked at Aecon Buildings and was part of the team for the Corus Entertainment building, I feel honoured and proud to be part of this project - it's something that will be around for a long time and I will always have a connection to it.

In other news, I am not sure if Spring has arrived as it's still quite cold at night and we're getting a lot of thunderstorms, but Winter seems to have finally left us!  I've been walking more and hitting over 10,000 steps each day. I had two days in the last two weeks where I hit over 17,000 and one day over 18,000. I try to get out and walk at lunch for half an hour and I get off the bus 2-3 stops early and then I try and go out again after dinner.  At work, I take the stairs all the time unless I'm with my boss (who doesn't do stairs) or I am carrying a lot of stuff.  This past week, I topped 89,000 steps.  My goal is 10,000/day.

For calories, my goal is 1200-1400/day, although I sometimes have one day a week up to about 1700 but it does average to about 1300 over the seven days so I'm not worried about it. I weighed in at the diabetes clinic this past Wednesday (May 21) and I had lost 3 lbs in three weeks. I'm happy with 1 lb a week consistently. I still have a ways to go to get back to my lowest weight two summers ago, but I'm getting there and looking forward to having "new" numbers.

I have a great support group on FB and I have some FitBit friends who help encourage me to keep my step count consistent as well.

I wish you all wonderful, and healthy, week!


  1. So exciting about your new job! Before you know it you will be right in the swing of things.

    Nice job on the loss and all the steps and stairs!

  2. Woooohoooo - well done !!!
    New jobs are awesome - especially when you are excited about them. I hope you are really happy there.
    Have the best day !

  3. I love how we're starting new jobs so close together. Great goals and looking forward to all those steps.

  4. Yay on the loss and the job! Life is looking up, eh Enz???

  5. Hey Enz! I'm back blogging and it's good to know you are still on track. You actually seem to be doing really well so congratulations!!

    If (and only if!) you'd like to drop by my new blog, you can do it at

    Have a good week!


  6. Nice to know you are enjoying your new job Enz! I don't take the stairs anywhere at the moment, my knees scream at me if I do!

  7. Welcome back, Enz! Congrats on the new job, and glad you are generally doing well! :)

  8. Good to come back to your blog and find you doing well. How's the job coming along?

  9. It's been a while, but not nearly as long as me. Welcome back, I hope you are still hanging in there. I'm starting all over again, but I'm excited to pick myselfback up. Take care!

    FogDog's Weight Loss - Starting Over (Again!)