Remember how I said that I picked Friday as the day to get back on track with the eating and get off the 15 lbs. that I put on at the beach??? Yeah....well um....scratch that, lol.
I have been consumed with nothing else except freaking out over getting a job. It's all I've been thinking about....interviewed Friday afternoon and 2 days later I'm back in the rat race!!! I'm very, very thankful and sooooo appreciative to have this opportunity...but I also had to look at the facts. I had very few clothes...like...1 pair of jeans....and 1 pair of capris. Period, lol. So Dwayne took me shopping yesterday and bought me 5 new pairs of capris to wear to work (the dress is casual....just no shorts). And he got me 2 new tops and 3 pairs of flippity-flops. I also had to go buy an alarm clock that takes batteries so I won't be screwed if the power goes out. He took me to buy some groceries so I could take a stab at eating healthy this week...if I can actually make myself concentrate on it.
All I've been thinking about is the girl who's training me for the receptionist job, Stacy, will now be working with Billie (Stacy's been there 7 years and Billie's been there 22 years). Anyhoo, Stacy is going out of town week after next, so I have ONE WEEK to learn her job. It's more than just a receptionist...setting up new files, dealing with insurance adjustors, vendors, marketing people, etc. I have to learn their phone system and everyone's name in the ofc and what they do, etc. I have to learn their filing system, blah, blah. The point being, this is ALL I've been thinking about this weekend and my LAST thought has been on food. There hasn't been any bingeing, but there has been some mindless eating here and there. I haven't even cooked since I found out I got the job on Friday. Dwayne grilled some chicken and brought over some fresh fruit and salad on Friday night. Saturday night, after we spent 4 hours shopping for clothes and shoes, Dwayne bought a rotisserie chicken, macaroni salad & watermelon from the Publix deli for dinner. Tonight I'm going next door to my Mom's for a cookout to celebrate my Dad's and my bro-in-law's birthdays....grilled steak, baked potatoes, salad, pineapple casserole, bread and fresh fruit.
I've been out of a job for so long ( a year and 3 months) that I'm scared I dont' even know how to act anymore. I've been telling myself, "If you get frustrated with something you're trying to learn, be mindful not to say the eff word out loud", lol. I also know that after you've been out of work for a while, you're exhausted for the first week or two when you go back. So dinners are liable to be sketchy for a little while. Anyway, I'm just going to navigate the best I can over the next week or two, but I'm admitting to the fact that the weight loss is not my top priority at this moment. Learning my job is. As long as I don't come home tmrw and fall face first into my pillow, then I'll try to write a quick blog and let you all know how my first day went. And weigh days haven't changed....it's still going to be on Friday....but I'll probably be doing the post that night when I get home from work instead of in the morning. I'll be getting up at 5:45am and leaving my house at 6:45am to get to work by 8am....good ol' Atlanta traffic! Plus...I live a good ways north right now. That will be changing in a few months though. My lease with my parent's rental house is up at the end of August....and Shane and Billie are moving in together elsewhere....they're getting married in October....so I'll be getting my own apartment down in Marietta (MUCH closer to work) as of Sept. 1st.
Just wanted to give everyone an update and let them know what's going on!!! Oh!! And Billie's daughter Kandice, at No More Chunky Dunking, Time To Skinny Dip (listed on my blogroll) is supposed to be doing a challenge, so I'm going to check that out and sign up! It'll be fun to do someone else's challenge this time around, plus hopefully it will help me put my focus back where it needs to be...on the weight loss! I've got a family reunion on June 19th, and I want to have those 15 lbs back off by then. If you're interested in another challenge, hop on over to her blog and check it out. :)
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