… the HR Minion. Because even minions have opinions. And giggles.


So this isn’t much of a post, but 3 months ago I did a post on how my age was catching up to me and how I needed to start making some serious health changes, you know, so I don’t have a heart attack by the time I’m 40. I felt a little public accountability would be good for me and frankly, I think now is as good a time as any to give a public update.

Don’t worry, I’ll be back to HR blogging goodness later this week so feel free to check back then if you are bored.

Weight: In the last 3 months I have lost 25 lbs. I don’t know about you but I think that’s pretty awesome. It’s not super fast, but I think it is sustainable. And even better, this is the least I’ve weighed in probably 5-7 years.

Vitals: My Triglycerides have gone down! I’m still technically in the “High” range but just barely and if I keep up with these lifestyle changes then in 3 months when I get tested again I should be back in the normal range. I also need to get my Good Cholesterol up a bit, but I’m also not off by much on that as well. It’s such a relief to have made such an improvement after a year of nothing.

Overall, I don’t actually feel any different. My clothes are too big for me and my numbers are better but I don’t know if I feel any different and aren’t you supposed to feel different? I don’t know. So far I have been able to get where I am without a workout routine, I’ve just been eating less and eating healthier. It helps that I found a great Mediterrasian website/book with some awesome recipes.

Maybe the next step is focusing on fitness. It’s a good thing we recently made an addition to our family in the form of an adorable and active puppy.


He is full of fluff and curiosity and chewing. At 4 months old he is almost 50 lbs. and while his official name is Mr. Tadakichi (Mr. T for short) we affectionately call him our little puppy monster for all the mischief he gets into. If nothing else, chasing after him should help me start getting into shape.

I’ll check in again in 3 months and let you know how I’m doing. And thanks, for helping keep me honest.

3 Responses | Add your Own

  • 1 Lydia :

    That is an amazing change in 3 months! Small changes, which are sustainable for life, are the key.

    I’m maintaining my 50lb loss from a couple of years ago, and I have to say it is far harder than losing was. However my new passion is lifting heavy things and putting them back down again 🙂 It burns fat, builds/maintains lean body mass, and you get to EAT!

    Hope you find the mix that works, for you, for life 🙂

  • 2 Another Evil HR Director :

    Congratulations! That’s amazing progress. (I won’t tell you it doesn’t get easier the older you get.) You will start feeling different, in time, especially if you begin an exercise routine. Even light to moderate exercise will make a bit difference; and once you establish the habit, you’ll feel great! Good luck!

  • 3 Shauna :

    Lydia – I used to work out fairly frequently when in college but I’ve found it much harder to sustain. It’s too easy to find excuses not to. I think I ultimately need to find something i want to do so I enjoy getting active again. Thanks!

    Another Evil HR Director – Thanks! I do hope that I start feeling better and healthier as well as noticing the difference on the scale.