Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Hey, let's be honest. The past couple of days, I've fallen off the wagon. I just haven't cared. I've been eating such terrible things...KNOWING that they will put me over on calories and not even caring. The only explanation I have is that I am so close to going on vacation and part of me wants to throw all my efforts out the window and just take a break. But, intellectually, I know that is not the right way to think. And I know deep down it will NOT make me feel good...it will make me feel worse. So, tomorrow, I start over. I forget about the past few days and vow to think differently...instead of thinking of it as a time to blow everything off, it's a time to stay on track and get EXTRA exercise (walking ALL day EVERY day and using a brand new workout room at the hotel!!! And sleeping in with no kids around - yes, that is healthy too!)
Frankly, it can't come soon enough!!! But stay on me tomorrow...I can't keep sinking in this pit of unhealthy food. I need some help and encouragement to keep up the work I've been putting into it for the past 7 weeks!!!
Monday, April 11, 2011
This week is going to be tough. Only four days of work until vacation! We are traveling down to New Orleans with the roller derby league and will be there for their double header against the Big Easy Roller Girls. Then, my husband and I are spending one more day in New Orleans and hopping a plane to Orlando to go to Universal Studios (Harry Potter World!!!) It's our 10 year anniversary this year, so it's kind of a big deal. And it's the first trip we've ever taken without any kids. Needless to say, we are SO excited!
But it will be tough to focus at work this week. And I really need to because I am so behind. I see several hours of overtime in my future. The comforting thought is...it's only four days.
Friday, April 08, 2011
It is quite possible I've never been so ready for a weekend in my entire life.
The good news is...next week, I only work 4 days...then VACATION TIME! WOOT!
Happy Friday, everyone. SMILE!
Thursday, April 07, 2011
So, today was tough. The day after the layoffs. It took awhile for the enormity of everything this week (leaving our church and having my friends laid off) to hit me. This morning, it all came on me at once. I cried at my desk for about an hour. My WONDERFUL manager took me outside and talked me down and after that, I felt a lot better. He really is the most amazing manager and I just love him. It also helps that he's one of my best friends.
The rest of the day was extremely productive, work-wise. I'm still behind on things but I feel like I'm in a zone now and I hope to be caught up before we leave for vacation next week.
Then, tonight I had roller derby practice and I used SparkPeople to design a KILLER circuit workout. My friend, Raven, and I did the entire workout together and we felt AMAZING afterwards. So I feel good now.
Events have passed and we are moving forward. And that's a good thing.
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Today began like any other day. Then, the entire company was called to an impromptu 9:30am meeting in front of the CEO's office, in which we were told that 12 of our colleagues were being laid off at that very moment and that they would be coming up to their desks in 15 mins and that we were to be supportive and help them handle the news. Shipping their jobs overseas, where they can hire people to supposedly do the same work (though, not as high of quality AT ALL) for something like $8 per day. It makes me sick. I don't usually like to deal with politics, but this really hit close to home and just about has me ready to start fighting with SOMEONE.
We work in small teams called pods. I can't go into much detail, but my entire pod was let go, except for me and my friend. I can't tell you how devastating this was...not just for the people laid off, who had absolutely no warning whatsoever (some who have been serving this company for YEARS), but also for those of us remaining. One thing that our company has going for it is that the people that work there are just wonderful. We genuinely love our co-workers. And my pod had become like my family. These people are so special to me and being near them and hearing their voices and laughing with them every day was what made all the horrible parts of the job completely worth it. And, just like that...they were gone. The whole place was a MESS...people were crying all over the place. It was just horrible.
Then I thought...wow, I leave my church one day. The next day I lose co-workers that I love. My friends are just dropping like flies. :( Thank God I still have derby!
I did emotionally eat to handle this news. But not out of control. And when I got home, I walked 4 miles...really fast. And I am exhausted now. So, at the very least, my body is calmer and I will hopefully just get in bed and pass out and forget all about this day.
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