Sunday, March 09, 2014
The past week has been very difficult. I had to let my front desk person go. I'm now doing everything at work (answering telephones, scheduling new patients, collecting copays, helping new patients fill out paperwork, etc) in addition to my regular job (patient care, surgery scheduling, insurance billing, precertification for surgeries, managing the two skincare specialists, managing the doctor and his CRAZY schedule as he owns two other companies and has meetings all the time). Needless to say, I'm a bit overwhelmed at the moment. Not to mention, that now I have to search for a new front office person and fit interviews in with potential employees. When do I have time to take care of me? When do I ever have time to take care of me? I am lucky that I have a wonderful husband who helps whenever he can (including cooking, cleaning and laundry) because otherwise I am not sure what I would do.
I like to plan my days. Right now, planning is going to be difficult and strategic.
I hate to get up early.
However, other than morning, when am I going to find time to care and worry about myself? I really don't know the answer to that right now.
I know that I am sad and I'm tired of my work coming first. It's comes before everything else including my health. I am carrying an extra 40 pounds that I cannot seem to shed because I'm too stressed about work but then I'm stressed at home because I am not eating as good as I should. I went to Target yesterday to get NOTHING and ended up with chips of which I ate tonight; not all of them but definitely more than a serving.
What am I going to do change this? I feel like there's no way to do it but I think there is. I have to believe that there is a way to change my behaviors and actions.
This seems like an easy morning ritual to start. Just something small - 5 minutes maybe and then work my way up.
And then there's food. I tend to emotionally eat. My "go-tos" are chips, Mexican, pizza and ice cream. Its like I can't say no to these foods right now. I want them all the time. I'm sure that it's just the stress talking. I need to find a way to have healthy, clean alternatives at work. I mostly do at home (well other than when I buy chips from Target). Tomorrow before work I am going to stop and pick up a few things to stock my fridge at work.
I am stealing the idea from "He and She Eat Clean" This site has some amazing food, amazing workouts and the person who manages it, has done a GREAT job with her weight loss. Here's the list of clean items to keep on that I am going to stock at work.
Monday's plan (meatless Monday):
Breakfast - 1 cup egg whites, 1 egg, 1 slice of italian bread with spray butter and an orange
Snack: 80 calorie greek yogurt
Lunch: 1/2 cup rice, 1 cup steamed veggies, 1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce, 1/2 cup chickpeas
Snack: 1 oz cashews, 3 oz snap peas
Dinner: 2 corn tortillas, 1/2 cup refried beans, 1/2 cup rotel, 1 cup spinach, 1oz queso cheese, 1 light beer
Dessert: 1 apple
Monday's workout plan:
AM 5 minute workout