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First Month at the Job - I'm starting to come to life!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Remember me?

Actually, some of you really DO take the time to remember me, even when I'm not communicating on the site. Thank you for keeping me connected and for not giving up on me!


I've had the job for a month now, and it is really going well. The honeymoon period is coming to an end, I feel it, but that's OK. There is no such thing as a perfect situation, so I'm kind of glad the warts are starting to show. But these warts are no where near as ugly as the ones I'm used to. So I'm still happy.

For the first time since I started working, I actually feel like I don't have to fall into bed after dinner. And I cooked dinner tonight. (A simple stir fry, but still...) I didn't rely on the freezer or takeout or delivery, or cereal. Lord, I've eaten a lot of cereal. I've been off my plan on my plan, and really trying to get my life back on a brand new track.

This track is where I can have an awesome job, a healthy life style, a social life, and have a great relationship and time with my doggie. Ok, patience, patience, I can't have it all in the blink of an eye. I need to work at this.

And so I spent the weekend cooking (I've been cooking most weekends, but only a dish or two.) My freezer is full again.

I'm rambling, I know. But I guess the best part of this is that even when I have a crap day food wise, I see that there are some new behaviors that really ARE part of who I am now. I always measure my milk for my coffee and in my cereal. I measure condiments and even when eating pizza, I'm aware of what I'm eating. Being aware doesn't always keep me healthy, but it is so much better than the dark and gloomy days of not knowing or caring.

On Friday I get access to the fitness center at work. I finally feel like can DO a workout after getting up at 4:30, driving the big drive, learning the new work. So my goal for the rest of February (after Friday) is to do three real workouts a week. I can do the step at home now. (I haven't, but I can) on the weekends. And twice a week I can work out after work. I suppose I should SEE that fitness room before committing to it, but whatever. Even if it is just a bike and treadmill I can do it.

I'm not going to promise to check in every day, but rest assured I'm here, and I am starting to adapt and have the energy to use my free time to do more than veg!

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WILSON1926 3/11/2013 9:27AM

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WARRIORGIRL121 3/6/2013 7:51PM

    Good to hear from you, Michelle! I know it's hard sometimes to stay up to date when you're getting used to a new schedule again. That's ok. We won't forget you! I won't forget you! Love and hugs, Karen

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KJELLYBEAN15 2/12/2013 8:44AM

    Good job in trying out the fitness center there at work. Hopefully it will be just what you need. Best wishes to you.

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NILLAPEPSI 2/12/2013 7:49AM

    emoticon back!! I know you were busy getting settled into your new job & your new routine, but please know that we missed you & we're soooooooo glad you're back!!!

Go check out the blog by On2Victory. Very good stuff in there about the 2 pound shuffle & the 5 pound shuffle, etc.


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JJAQUES41 2/11/2013 11:18PM

    I know you waited a long time to get a positive job experience. I'm so glad you found it! Little warts can't distract from an otherwise beautiful experience. Keep up the good work and just focus on one or two small things at a time. Trying to focus on multiple things is no focus at all.

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 2/11/2013 11:18PM

    I'm glad you've been enjoying your new job! Keep it up! Glad you're finding time for yourself too!

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BIGPAWSUP 2/11/2013 10:30PM

    I'm so happy for you! Things are coming together and that is AWESOME!

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