Tuesday, 9 September 2008

A good result!

Wow! I think my clothes lost weight- or that may have been me somehow!!

I lost 1.5kg bringing me back into the 80s again! Phew!

So I'm now 89.9kg with 14.9kgs still to lose.

So we're back on the straight and narrow again and I plan that my weight loss next week will not be as a result of some crazy fluke! I have already made a really nice friend in my meeting and I told her about my blog. She seemed very interested and asked to be invited! So we might see her around here at some point which would be nice!

I am so over my job!! I'm a Goddamn Social Worker (by qualification) and I am sitting here doing administration for a shoe company for shite money... grrr... I have said I am going to sit it out till the end of the year as it is quite a flexible position and the hours are just right but surely I could find a social work job that offers similar hours... hmmm...

I have been asked to write some stuff about the intentional community thing- I will, I promise but there is quite a lot to say about it and I need an opportunity to write uninterrupted for a while. But stay tuned!!

Here's a quick and very brief description of intentional community (from answers.com);

"The purposes of intentional communities vary. They may include sharing resources, creating family-oriented neighborhoods and living ecologically sustainable lifestyles (ecovillages). Some communities are secular; others have a spiritual basis. Commonly there is a focus on egalitarian values. Other themes are voluntary simplicity, interpersonal growth and self-reliance. Some communities provide services to disadvantaged populations, for example, war refugees, the homeless, or people with developmental disabilities. Some communities operate learning or health centers."

Ours is a Salvation Army community of people wanting to even out the ground between the rich and the poor. To be a loving and supportive family to those who are on the fringes, lonely, have mental health issues, have little money etc etc etc... We also have the theme of voluntary simplicity and sharing resources and advocating for those who cannot stand up or speak for themselves...

I have a lot more to write but no time right now....

6 of you love me enough to comment...:

Yummy Mummy said...

Well done on the loss chicken... that is great!!!!

Can't wait to here more about your community..

Fragile Feminist said...

Well Done on the Loss! Awesome result :o) Im with yummy mummy, cant wait to hear more about your community!

Kristy said...

Excellent loss Ash!!

I too cant wait to hear more about your community.

I reckon the new year is a great time to start looking for a new job.

Wanna_B_slimmer said...

Wooohoooo.. you rock girl... well done on such a massive loss!
Fluke or no fluke... you must be so proud of yourself...

Cinders said...

Go Ash! Great loss :)

Olivia said...

Congrats on the loss chica! You are such an amazing do gooder. I am glad to know you. :) Go intentional communities!!

(was that to cheerleader?) ;)