Getting back on track
Friday, May 03, 2013
As mentioned in my previous posts, this week has been emotionally trying. My friends funeral will be on Tuesday, and it's going to be at my parents church. Obviously I will not be going (HI to CT for 1 day, not worth it), but my parents are planning on attending. I also know several HS classmates who are still in the area will make it. The full obit is expected in Sunday's paper (I read the local paper online), so I'll make some time Sunday before my night shift to read it at home.
So after my night shift last night, I had @HEALTHYSLIM's advice in mind. I made a stop at the grocery store. I needed to buy milk, and I also stopped and bought some healthy snacks for tonight's night shift. Bought a package of Sugar Snap Peas, 3 clementines, and some baby bell peppers. I had 1 clementine when I got home, and just had most of the sugar snap peas at the start of this night shift. I also had some grape tomatoes at home that I brought with me for snacking.
I'm picking up an additional night shift next week because a co-worker has to go out of town due to the death of her grandmother. I need the extra hours so I can take more time off later in the year, so it works out. I'll be doing a total of 5 nights next week - not in a row, but still, I'll be pretty much a night owl next week. Next week I also start my 4 week opportunity being temporarily promoted. There will be at least 1 or 2 shifts where I will be the supervisor on shift with the co-worker that I've been having problems with. I'm trying to stay focused on the positive and not let things hit my hot buttons. We'll see. Its a weird situation, but I did volunteer for the temporary promotion while we wait to fill the position. I could have applied for the permanent position, but after thinking about it long and hard, I decided it was not where I want to focus my attention. The permanent position would infer a lot more responsibility and thus for me personally, a lot more stress. I would much rather stay in the background so to say, and direct my energies to helping my family with our drive to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.
Of course working a lot of nights next week means fewer opportunities to do Zumba. Hopefully the Tuesday night class (which had been cancelled all April) will be back on and I'll go to that.
Small steps. I know I can do this. I lost 15 pounds before. I put just about all of it back on, but I know its possible. And at least I didn't put more back on.