Tuesday, August 19, 2014
I was on this site faithfully when I was working part time. Last summer, after I graduated with my Masters, I decided to focus on me and I worked out by walking and jogging miles each day. I LOVED it!
Then I landed another position at my job which was full time and I was immediately swamped! My weight loss stopped and then slowly crept back on. I am not at my original starting weight, but will be soon if I keep this trend up.
Two weeks before my vacation, I literally was working 80 hours per week. I brought my work home. I did not want to come back to work swamped.
My vacation to Oregon was amazing! A very beautiful (and cold) place to visit! We were on the coastline for most of it.
We did a lot of hiking...and I am once again, out of shape. Oh, and we ate quite well too!
So, I decided when I got back to the home routine life, I will not work crazy long hours. When it is 5 pm, I am done with work. I do know that I am on-call 24/7 but it does not mean that I don't have a life.
I have started walking my little doggie again, poor guy was so neglected...and I want to get back into jogging again.
I need to lose again...my clothes are way too tight, sigh... I reset my goals and am starting over.
Okay, off I go planning my day
Sunday, July 13, 2014
I have been very swamped with work - working at least 12 -16 hour days each day almost 7 days per week. If I did not get what needs to be done at work, I bring it home. This is becoming very ridiculous!
I understand that for the first month of a whole new staff and clients at 2 of my 3 group homes will cause some chaos, but it is ridiculous when toilets are constantly clogged, alarms going off all the time, clients having massive behaviors due to being out of their elements and staff is clueless, not having all my staff medically trained, having gaps in the staff schedules where I have to cover...sigh...
I am exhausted! I WILL be going on vacation far, far, far away in the first week of August. I will be gone for 9 full days! So excited!!!
My weight has now started to go up on the scale. My walking / jogging has almost completely stalled. Whenever I do jog, I am no where near to what I was doing last year.
So, I decided that after my vacation, I will seriously make some time for ME! My supervisor is totally on board with this. She told me that I don't have to answer every "crisis" or work the hours I have been doing. Tomorrow is another day... Other case managers that I have been talking with said they refuse to work more than 50 hours per week and absolutely refuse to work weekends unless they are on-call for that weekend.
So this is what I will be doing after I come home from vacation...seriously cutting back in my hours! By then, my staff should be used to their new assignments, clients will be back to their routines, etc...and I will take time for ME!
If this does not work, then I will be looking for a new job within a year...I still have about 6-9 months of LCSW supervision before I can take the exam...
Once I do take the exam and hopefully pass, I will definitely be looking for a counseling position!
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