...for weight loss that is. I had a great September, and a not so hot October. I track my work outs by putting a "w" on the calendar for the days I go to the gym. It helps me be accountable, and I like to see when a month/year is over with how many days I went to the gym. I worked out 20 times in September, and by the time October is done with I think I'll only have 11 days for the month. Not so good. On a high note, I did however do my first 5k, and I did do a lot of walking in Chicago. The travel to Chicago, and then being sick really made me mess up my game. I haven't even worked out this week-at all(but I will work out tonight)! And now Halloween and all the candy. Oh the candy. I went grocery shopping Monday and picked up my trick or treater candy. I got Snickers, Reese's, and Baby Ruth's. All of which I enjoy. I should have picked out candy that I don't like, so that I don't eat it all! Plus I can pretty much count on left-overs. I think last year I only got 10 trick or treater's at my house. November is looking to be a crazy month. I will have guests in my house the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th weekend's of the month. So I hope I can get back on track with my 5 work outs a week. Another positive is the new gym, Lifetime Fitness, opens Tuesday November 11th. I can't wait! It is SO much closer than the current gym, and it won't be such a "job" to get out the door. My drive to the new gym is 5 minutes, compared to a current 15 minuets. I have also been cooking at home-a lot. I really enjoy cooking-hate cleaning up.
Changing subjects-my job. I really like my job. And Qwest overall. I plan on retiring with Qwest, if they keep me. I celebrated 5 years with the company on October 6th. Five years with the same company! Makes me feel accomplished. For 5 years Qwest recognizes you with a gift. I picked out a cordless phone, which I will give to my dad for Christmas. Then my boss got me a card and a "Thank you" thing that my department gives out as spiffs. I got to pick out a gift from that. I selected a bunch of Corning Ware kitchen supplies. Very cool. Even cooler, when I was so sick after my return from Chicago and my other boss saw that I was sick, he emailed my other boss about recommending I go home. So they sent me home. I was so relived. I didn't know how in this new job to call-in sick, so I just came into work sick. Even better I can work from home. But I'm worried. Qwest announced today they'll be cutting 1,200 jobs by the end of quarter. The department I work for is a great department, and I feel that my boss will protect me. But you just really never know. I've gone through a lay off before, and it sucks. I don't want to go through it again. Lets hope I work out more in November, and keep my job!