Monday, October 14, 2013
I got an offer for the job that I wanted. I am really excited about going back to work. Plus, they gave me 4 weeks of paid time off, plus 12 additional holidays off per year. Benefits are decent too. In addition, there is a 401k match up to 10%, which is really good.
I'm just happy to be going back to work. I was happy to be able to be a caregiver during this time, but I felt like I wasn't using my brain as much. My niece is upset though. She doesn't want me to work. She doesn't really like change, which I can understand after all she has been through. But I think she will be fine. I told her I'll be home by 5pm every night. That I will still cook dinner, and that I will see her on the weekends.
Now I just need to really get organized. I need to use all my organization and planning to make sure that I have enough snacks and healthy lunches for the week. I do that anyway, but I need to make sure that I remember to bring my lunch. I don't want to have to leave and try to pick up something. The temptation to settle for something unhealthy because there is nothing else is too great.
This is going to be a great adjustment. I just need to remind myself about why I am doing this. I don't need to work, I want to work. My job is to help others, that is a great thing.
On another note, this last weekend was a lot of fun. Hubby and I went to work a comic con for the horror writers group he belongs to. It was a lot of fun. My eating wasn't too bad. It wasn't too good either. But that is the beauty of the zone, you eat a meal that isn't balanced...meh. You just get right back into the eating plan. Besides, eating in the zone is eating really clean and healthy. So, I feel great and it makes me motivated to get back to eating clean asap. I no longer feel guilty about eating. I'm in control of that. If I want a piece of cheesy garlic bread, I just eat it. What I am super happy about is that I didn't drink! We went to one of my favorite breweries so it was hard. But I told everyone I was with that I would be the designated driver. I really couldn't drink because I had to be responsible. It was a great strategy.
I'm feeling really great about the changes that are happening.