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Monday, April 9, 2012

So Hard After A Holiday

To come back to work.  Ugh.  Weekend was good.  Saturday was spent doing family stuff...coloring eggs, making a bunny cake, doing some shopping.  The girls were up at 5:45 Sunday morning ready to hunt for eggs.   They found them all plus their baskets.  They ate candy and cake all day long and barely touched dinner.  Oh well...I think it's alright every once in awhile.  Otherwise, Hubby and I indulged in ham, potato salad, arancini, deviled eggs and bunny cake.  Mmmmmm...the sodium alone is reason enough not to weigh in this morning.   I also overindulged in chocolate.  My bad.  Easter pics coming soon.

So now it's Monday.  For some odd reason, the girls were up at 3 a.m. and did not want to go back to sleep.  Maybe all that sugar?  So I'm pretty tired but oh well.  I'll get through today.  So I have dinners and breakfasts planned for the whole week and most of my lunches.  I worked out twice last week and I'm aiming for 3 times this week.  Baby steps, people!

So I've come to the conclusion that I do not like my new job.  I've given it almost 5 months and it's just not a good fit for me.  I don't jive well with my boss, I'm given virtually no direction and this just isn't the role for me. On the one hand, I'm still happy that I'm not in my old role.  I have friends still in that area who have told me how it's changed and getting out of there was definitely the right decision.  I'm going to muscle through this position for a year and then will post out to something else.  I have no idea what that something else may be but hopefully it'll work itself out by then.  It does make Mondays a touch more miserable, however.

I had decided I would be weighing in on pay days...15th and last day of each month.  Twice a month seems logical.  I'm sure my weigh in on Sunday will not be pretty but I'm starting to feel more on track and that's the most important thing.

Interesting news bit - obese pregnant women more likely to have autistic children.  Not sure how I feel about the study.  I don't think any one single factor causes autism.  I think it's a combination of genetics and environmental factors.  Article is here.

So our Monday DEMotivation:


6 comments:

vickyd said...

That's interesting to hear about the autism study...I haven't read the specifics of the study but, personally, I can say that I was overweight when I got pregnant with my second child (about 235 lbs) and he does have autism (Asperger's Syndrome)...not sure of the correlation but I will certainly check out the study...

Steph said...

I heard about that study...I was 250 and high risk when I was pregnant with Sarah and she has no issues. Interesting study, though!!

I like the idea of pay day weigh in's!!

Robyn's Nest said...

It sucks when you are not a good fit for your job. If it is a new postion and your boss is pretty hands off, maybe you can mold the job into something you like more?? Just a thought.

jennxaz said...

It is hard coming out of a holiday back to work...especially when work is not fun to come too....I wish you luck chickeee I am in the same boat and don't know what to do!

Morgan said...

Great job on working out last week, keep up that momentum this week!!

Have you tried talking to your boss about the lack of direction? Do you have that sort of relationship? It makes life hard when you are in a job you hate, good luck on that!!

Andrea said...

Hope the job situation gets better. I know that's hard.