Friday, June 29, 2012

My New Career!

I last published a blog June 19th??! Gosh. Forgive me folks!!
How is everybody doing?? I hope you are all still here hanging out with me even though I have been the definition of a horrible blogger! Life has just been so incredibly hectic. A good hectic! But hectic, nonetheless.

I mentioned a while ago that I was going through a job transition and was holding onto 3 jobs until I got rolling with the one that I wanted to work. Well, I recently quit typing medical transcription so that I can put my 110% focus into my new career as a product brand consultant with a company called Blue Chip. I also still work for Weight Watchers part time.

I love Blue Chip. I get to go out and meet people, shake hands, build relationships, and constantly am learning new things. Not a day goes by that I don't learn something new. In my job as a brand consultant, I work to help my clients find the most innovative promotional products in the market so that they can promote their name or campaign in the most unique way possible and increase their customer loyalty, bring traffic to their companies, strengthen their relationship with their employees and so on and so forth.

I am such a people person and have been hiding behind a computer screen for so long! I'm so excited to be out in the field meeting new people and smiling in people's faces. AND I just love being a business woman. Nothing feels good like putting on a nice fitting suit and putting a little power in your step. Not to mention, it has given me an enormous amount of opportunity to also talk about my weight loss when the situation arises.
Here I am at a networking even Wednesday night wearing our BuzzBadge (The video on my lapel)

So with all that being said, I have been EXTREMELY busy!! When I'm not busy, I'm working on being busy. Which is why you haven't seen much of me on here or on Facebook and also why I have been slacking a bit when it comes to exercise and tracking. Not good, I know.
I am ready to find balance though. Now is the time to take everything that I have learned and all the advice I have given people about scheduling their workouts and such into their days and to implement it. I am going to have to up my PLANNING but I am ready for the challenge!!

I'm ready to take over the world.

I will also work on finding time to blog more often!! Working on it.


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

This too shall pass

It's only fair that I share with you what's going on even in my lowest of times.
I have real issues with food. I don't over eat just because I like food. I didn't get to 250+ pounds just because I LIKED to eat. It's more than that and that is something that I have come to accept. I know some of you see me as this superwoman type person but I am more than meets the eye and I have some real underlying issues that I believe lead to my problems with food. If I am going to be a well rounded healthy person, I have to attack those issues. Which is why I have decided to seek professional counseling to deal with my demons and get to the root of my problems.

I do not want to get overly personal...there are some things I just can't share.. but I will say this: In my mind there is a daily WAR going on and it's not just with "Eat this, not that"....

While I am weak in certain ways, I find strength in being able to recognize that there are things to be dealt with and actively pursuing help. I want to be the best Krystle that I can be for:

1) Myself
2) My daughter
3) My family and friends
4) For you

Please know that I am not psychotic. I'm not suicidal. I'm not anything that should cause worry to anybody who loves me. I am just a real life human with real life problems seeking real life solutions so that I can continue to better myself.

The only reason I am sharing these things on a public forum like this is because from day one I have promised to be open and honest with you about my journey and dealing with things like this are part of my journey.

This too shall pass....

and this will ultimately be a chapter in my book.


Sunday, June 17, 2012

I'll win.....but it won't be easy.

The scale is in the closet.

1) I am entirely too obsessed with the scale. This is not the first time it has been in the closet and it probably won't be the last. I take it out just to "check" and it becomes an obsession again.

2) I really, really, really binged this weekend. To the point that I am in tears as I am writing this blog. No, I didn't eat 3 pizzas and drink 5 milkshakes but I ate....and I ate.....and I stomach was full and I still ate. I would probably die or pass out if I ate 3 pizzas but that's not the point. What's worse is that after Friday, I said I was done. Then Saturday came and I did it again. Saturday night I said I was done. Sunday came and we went to Father's Day brunch and I did it again and now i am sitting here....3 days in....completely grossed out by myself and that's the God's honest truth.

I am not healed. I am not some new, naturally skinny person who won the battle against food and never has to think about it again. I am Krystle Bailey - food addict - trying to overcome. I suppose I will always be a food addict.

I really have some issues.....

Yes, I have really good days. Yes, I have come a long way. Yes, this is a journey. But that doesn't take away from the fact that I have deep rooted issues. I have even thought about seeking counseling to get to the root of them......

I'm not really sure the purpose of this blog but I am here to tell you that no matter the size 4 outfits or the crazy workouts, no matter the scale and non scale victories, despite all of the victories, I still STRUGGLE. I WILL win.......I most definitely WILL win the long term battle but it IS a struggle....and it won't be easy.



Thursday, June 7, 2012

Yes, I'm Alive!

Hi my loves.

I know you all are probably like "Where the heck is this lady??!" I'm here. I'm alive and well!

I haven't posted for a few different reasons. Last week I had decided that I was going to take a "Skinny Jeans Vacation". Having a fan page and a blog to maintain with 50,000 questions to answer and such daily, on top of having a full time job (or in my case, a full time and 2 part times) plus every day life, is EXHAUSTING!!!! I was getting to the point that I just was spending so much time on Facebook that I didn't feel like I was spending enough time in real life so I planned to write a blog explaining all of this.

However, last Friday my friends/coworkers came into town from Maryland and I spent so much time between work and play with them that I barely looked at my phone long enough to check my email. Ask my mom! She was like "Where is my daughter??!" It was just non stop days. Now they have gone home however I really enjoyed the time that I spent with real life humans and away from the computer! It's refreshing.

For those two reasons: 1) Being crazy busy and 2) Enjoying some time off of social networks, I am not quite ready to come back to my constant postings. I have been going through a career change and my new career is keeping me extremely busy and I am loving it!

I love you all dearly and I do want to answer all the emails and messages I get daily but I simply do not have enough hours in the day to take care of my career, family, and answer everybody individually. I am going to try my best to answer a few a day but I am putting it out here right now so nobody thinks I just got "too good" to answer emails or anything.

I am also making a few changes. I will no longer be answering as many Weight Watchers related questions. You can find 99% of the answers to your questions on or by going to a meeting location. It's not that I don't think your questions are worthy, it's just that along with your questions, there are about 10 others sitting in my inbox and most of the time, a WW leader will be able to answer your questions better than I can anyway.

2nd change will be that I won't be posting as often. I will still check in with you guys with tips and motivation and if I have some time to spend, I will gladly spend it inspiring and motivating in any way that I can. Just not 50 posts a day! That's all.

That's pretty much the gist. I hope you all understand and still stick around. I hope to increase my blogging by decreasing my Facebook posts as well so stay tuned for that! I appreciate all of you and I do hope that you love "Skinny Jeans Dreams" enough to understand that she has to be Krystle Bailey too and right now, being Krystle Bailey is taking a lot of time!!

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