I thought I was doing very good at the beginning of the week. I went to the grocery store I bought healthy things. I even bought items to make a salad everyday. Do you know I chopped vegetables and grilled chicken for the entire week. I'm also halfway to completing my workouts for the week. You might say what could be wrong then. Well let me tell you. After chopping all of those nice vegetable and brought it for a mid afternoon meal on Monday I realized I'm still not over my distaste for salad. I literally can't eat another salad because for some reason they just don't taste good to me anymore, probably because I ate them all of the time. That and because I didn't have such a good day at work.
Yesterday I found out what my pay raise was for the year. Let just say I was disappointed. Apparently getting promoted means nothing. With all of the firm's talk about being competitive and better than the average mid-size firm is all a load of crap. My friend left the firm to go to a smaller one and he's making more than me with a much less stressful life. Go fig. Oh the Icing on the cake is an associate a level below me I believe is making the same as me. WTF! Sorry, I haven't been able to shake this off and just focus on the future.
Well actually I am. Part of my buckling down weight wise I have included ways to study for the CPA exam. Yes, I'm still trying. The difference is I will actually take it and pass, one because I already paid for it and two, I've been putting this off long enough. I have been collecting head hunters to begin to see what's out there in terms of jobs. So far I wish that I went into financial services there are a lot more of those type of jobs in private accounting. I'm really starting to make myself focus on what is it that I want to do after public accounting. But the ultimate question I have for myself is how much more of this abuse can I take. I told my self 2, which really isn't that, but more like a year and a half. Technically by the end of March 2008 I should be fully vested to be able to take all of my benefits with me. And the thought that I can say that I have 5 years of public accounting experience does look nice on a resume.
Anywho, hopefully I can stay focused on my weight through all of this so I can truly make my next milestone. I know I dropped under 180lbs. for a day, but I didn't count that. I have to stay under for at least two days and continue to go down. But this time I know that for the first time I will make my birthday goal of being my lowest weight ever. I can do this.