Saturday, January 8, 2011

Bout time

I have been wondering if I would ever make a new post here or not.  Decision made, here it is.
The past few months have not been the most exciting in my life, that is for darn sure.
I have NO job. I am a skilled Dental Technician. I had my own successful business for over 25 years and decided to close it 2 years ago thinking I would make it on my meager retirement. Not so.
I finally did get a part time job working for a guy with just a few years experience but willing to hire me for some of my skills. He never did let me show him what I can do and I never pushed it. I took his lessons on how to do what I know and didn't let his constant lessons bother me. He is the one learning after all. Anyway, I worked there for two years a few hours a week, mostly weekends because he is so messed up with scheduling.
So what happened a few months ago? He goes and hires a ceramist with hardly any experience, pays him twice as much as me and asks me to do outside sales. Of course he won't let me even do this on my own. I have to make the cold calls, make an appointment, then he goes with me. Yikes. Same oh, same oh.  Naturally I refused this offer.
He thinks I can't do anything. Did I mention I had a very successful business for over 25 years. Of course he thinks I have lousy skills, yea right, he never let me show my skills.
 Anyway, being out of work has taken its toll on me. I can no longer keep up with the household bills, could care less about me or anything really. I never realized just how much work is a part of me.

I have been trying to start a new business for the past several months. It is in its final stages of design. I hope to launch it in February. I will no longer be in Dentistry, I sure look forward to that. My new business will rely on me doing outside sales everyday. Something I better be getting used to. I am a creative type, preferring to well, create. Whether using a brush to build teeth or a mouse working in Photoshop I love the art in design. So that is going to be my new business.

Now for the real reason for this long overdue post. I am also launching a new me. Today is the first day back using the CronOmeter and trying to keep those hated carbs under control. I have gained a bit of weight, don't know how much since I refuse to weigh. I do know my size 2's are history, I am in a size 10 and hate it. I have a closet full of great clothes and nothing fits. I am back wearing huge t-shirts and baggy pants.
So here I am broke, the debtors calling all day long, love the answering machine, and me trying to make myself feel better with less food. It works and I know it so here goes.


SheZug said...

Gosh Marjie, I'm sorry you've had such a rough time of it. I hope things will be better for you very soon.

Ag's Blog said...

You can do it. You did it before. Can't wait to hear more about those beautiful cats too!!! Again, you can do it!

Anonymous said...

Marjie, I have followed your blog and watched your YouTube videos over and over. You can do this! Calorie Restriction and Paleo work and you are the living proof. Size 10 is not that far off from a 2 only 3 sizes. If you go back to how you lost the weight initially you'll see weight loss in your first week. Love yourself Marjie. You deserve this! You are a smart woman and can downsize your home if possible or whatever needs to be done. You have been a great inspiration to a lot of people. Don't let yourself down. Huggsssss

Anonymous said...

Hi Marjie,

I have followed you on Youtube for a while. Sorry to hear about the job loss but excited to hear about your new business. Best of luck to you with getting the extra pounds off. You will to it!!


Anonymous said...

Marjie, thank you so much for pouring your heart out to us. Know that your experience is valued by God. I hope that you take the time to allow healing of your spirit, your heart, emotions and thoughts. As soon as you do, you'll be at a size that you're happy with. I hope and wish nothing but the best to you. A new prosperous business with money to pay all debt. Much healing, peace of mind and love to you! xoxo Rose from Chicago

Sheila said...

I know how you feel! The economy is wretched and the younger work force feel they have all the answers...Whatever! Glad you're blogging again and hope to get myself in gear as well. Thanks for sharing!!

Micah Stubblefield said...

I saw your videos on youtube and I thought I would come check out your site. I see that you are a computer and photoshop junkie. I enjoy learning photoshop, premiere and illustrator. I'm still new to it all but I just started using to learn how to use the different software. You should check it out.

BoniC said...

Marjie - I found your Youtube videos about a year ago and you were and are truly an inspiration to me. I've lost 85 lbs myself in 2 years with diet and surgery. Still have 45 lbs to go. Please don't get down on yourself -- you're a wonderful person and I hope you can find your way back to seeing that. Best of luck in your new business. Hope things are going better for you.

Fat burning Q&A said...

It is very hard to follow a diet when someone has problems with his/her job...

HL123 said...

Hi Gosh Marjie,

This book "All You Can Do Is All You Can Do But All You Can Do Is Enough!" by A.L. Williams (Author)may be usful to you.

Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Ivy Books (July 30, 1989)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0804104999
ISBN-13: 978-0804104999

I believe you can overcome your problems!

Best regards,


Organo gold coffee said...

You can do it. You did it before. Can't wait to hear more about those beautiful cats too!!! Again, you can do it!