Saturday, July 07, 2012
So what had happened was....
I started the new job. I went on a camping trip. I am still working my original job. And things just kinda spiraled down. But not entirely.
Starting the new job was crazy due to the chaotic nature of the CEO, who is in the office all the time. He is the owner and this is a small business. He never makes mistakes. Even when you show him his own writing, replay his video or audio recording. Mentally that took 2 weeks to adjust to. But I DID adjust and am able to work around him. And - YAY!! - no more allergic reaction to the office.
Going on the camping trip with no internet started my not logging food or blogging here.
Working the original job at 14 hours a week left me with no time to plan how/what I eat during the week. It seems so easy on paper. "Oh, yeah! I'd be happy to stay on in a part-time position. That will be easy." Just 14 hours. But here's the reality:
drive time = 5 hours.
office time= 45 hours (8a.m. - 5p.m.)
P-T job = 14 hours (Start 5:45 pm or 6:45 pm and work until 8:00pm or 10:00 pm Sun-Fri)
Total Work =64 hours committed to jobs.
I work 6 days a week and don't have much downtime. Last night I called the bosses of the p-t job. Told them I can't keep doing this because I have no life. I am leaving the company. The are willing to (and would rather) re-adjust my schedule to help me. So I'm gonna try to work Su, Mo, Tu, Th and we'll see how it goes.
I haven't gained any weight back. But I think that may be due to the fact that I run from Job 1 to Job2 and there is not time for dinner. I've been working, eating pretzels, or greek yogurt, or carrots. Quick, available and no prep at all. Naturally I feel drained and just bad overall. Longer hours and no fuel = bad combo.
Today I don't work. I have commitments from 9 a.m. until about 2 p.m. Then I'm gonna go to the grocery store and buy foods that work with this new life. I'm making dinner for my son and his wife. And I'm going to relax!! The boss gave me tomorrow off and I will get my house back in shape and prep food for the week. That should help me get back on track.