Friday, November 11, 2011

Gotta Work It

I owe, I owe, so off to work I go! I have little choice in the matter. There are financial responsibilities to be met so I must continue to work. Even if I wanted to chuck the education loans, the mortgage payments and the car payments, there would be insurance, clothing, food, entertainment, travel, etc. Even if I gave up everything else in my life and moved into someone else's home there would be a need to work to provide the very basics of food and comfort. 

All that to say I have been busy with work this week (and next is not much better) so I have not had time to post more about my trip yet. I am also waiting to get some photos from my friends who were at the same event so I can better share the whole story. I did lose 2 pounds in Columbia, making it my top vacation destination of the year. I will be going on a cruise in January and can only hope it will give Columbia a run for my pounds. 

Speaking of work, I am blessed with a job I enjoy. I get to have fun in my work - most of the time. There are times I bitch whine and complain and dream of winning Powerball. But I gotta work so I trudge on. I must work to keep the pounds off, too. There is no retirement food plan or social-pounds security system. I will work it for the rest of my life and that is okay because of what it gives me in return. 

Occasionally I will whine and complain. I do not have to like it every minute of every day. Complaining about the effort and dreaming of winning a lottery that pays me free calories for life lets me blow off steam. It helps me get through those feelings and keep doing the work I need to do to keep the pounds off. 

Complaining is OKAY as long as I do not use it as an excuse not stop doing the work. 



MizFit said...

I 100% agree.
you can b*tch and moan and lament as long as you, as *I* still do it ;)

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

I always tell my kids the same thing - you can complain, but you still gotta do it! You are right that at the end of the day, the work still needs to be done!

Unknown said...

I'm feeling a *lot* of these same thoughts lately. Boy, do I dislike my job lately, but it is paying those bills.

I tell my kids that the only people who like a complainer and an excuse-makers are competitors who want to do better than you and hope you are having lots of problems!

:-) Marion

Cathy said...

I am celebrating busting through a plateau, but I am still complaining because I freakin' want to eat more! It is the way of it.

Anonymous said...

grumbling about not getting to eat what I want sort of helps me get through it. It stiffens my lip.

Sometimes you godda vent.

Hooray for Colombia. Sometimes I think a trip to South East Asia might be nice - - - that I might pick up a tape worm or something. Or maybe Venezuela. No. Not there.

Lottery tonight. Yay. Hope springs eternal.

Jen H-Running Free said...

Hi Jane - I wanted to stop by and thank you for leaving a comment and words of encouragement on my blog a couple of weeks ago. I was not getting comment notifications so I apologize for the lateness in coming over to see you. Your journey is amazing and I can't wait to continue to read your blog! You are beyond inspirational! Congrats on all of your continued successes! Jen

Jane Cartelli said...

I am grateful to be n this journey with so many inspiring people. You all spark me with things to keep me going.

I have stopped asking WHY it is not easier. Instead and I ACCEPTING it just IS. I cannot change IS but I can change me.


Cenandra said...

I completely agree! I am a complainer I wish I weren't, but I tend to do it more than most.

However, I am not a lazy person. I work every day and I try to be the best wife I can be. Sometimes its just so hard not to complain because I am tired.

Jane Cartelli said...

I am lazy. I admit it. I am a body at rest who tends to stay at rest unless I surrender that defect and light a fire under my ass.