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New Job

Saturday, April 07, 2012

This past week was kind of crazy. I've been thinking about getting a job for a while now and there's been one job I was especially keen on trying out. It's nothing special but I thought I could do it without too much stress. Well, Monday my husband came home from work & told me he saw that the place I wanted to work was hiring the position I wanted. So Tuesday I applied to the job. Wednesday I got called for an interview. Thursday was the interview & I got hired on the spot. Friday was orientation and today, Saturday, was my first day at work. A week ago I had no idea I would be working today.

Generally I'm a night person but I do well on a morning schedule too once I get used to it. That's a good thing since I now have to get up at 4am 6 days a week. I tried to go to bed early last night but my brain just wasn't having any of it. So I'm really tired right now. But I'm going to stay awake so I can adjust to this new schedule.

It has been a bit stressful getting a job this quickly. I loathe change! I was so nervous this morning I was sick to my stomach. I was afraid that it would affect my work & make me look bad but everything worked out. I was so intent on learning what I needed to do that I completely forgot about my stomach ache & it went away. I know this is going to be a good change (especially for our finances) but I'm just tense all over from the stress.

Luckily I should have a spa visit coming up soon. When I first started my weight loss I told myself that after I lost my first 10 pounds I could use the spa gift certificate I got for Christmas from my husband. Well the first 10 pounds came off so fast that I pushed that reward back to 20 pounds and gave myself a different reward for the 10 pounds. Partially because I spa service I want, a full body scrub & mask, will be nicer closer to the warmer weather, not February. Well, I've only a couple more pounds to go!

Last week I thought I had regained a couple of pounds but my husband saved the day. When I complained, he checked the scale & noticed the calibration was off. Just sitting there with nothing on it the scale said 3 pounds. And I know it was correct before. Maybe we kicked it or something? So he recalibrated it & happily I was back to where I was before I had thought I had regained. So yay I can still eat a piece of cake once in awhile!
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    I'm so happy for your new employment! Change is rough - I remember when I first applied after being at home for over two years. I wouldn't stay home even if I won the lottery now. I hope you find balance with the new hours without much difficulty. I know you will wow them all!
    2600 days ago
    Wonderful news! Don't stress too much about being tired but try to stick with a sleep AND eating schedule every day. Your body will love you for it!
    2601 days ago
    What wonderful news! Hope the job goes great and I'm so happy to hear that the pounds are coming off! It's so fun to have your hard work pay off!
    2601 days ago
    Congrats on the new job! A spa day sounds marvelous!
    2602 days ago
    Congratulations! Keep up the good work!

    2602 days ago
    Congratulations on your new job.
    2603 days ago
    Congratulations! Having that job will help you. You'll have a schedule every day and a bit of spending money. Pretty soon it will be part of your normal day and it won't be a change anymore. I hope you're enjoying the job and getting to know the people you're working with.

    A piece of cake every once in a while should not throw you off. You'll be to that 20 pound mark soon!
    2603 days ago
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