Wednesday, June 27, 2012

2 days of work under my belt.

Two days of work have gone by. I think I'm ready to start taking on the office? Well... ready or not. Doc is back from vacation and I'm going to be doing just that today. Here's hoping I don't make an ass of myself on the phones with the customers or give someone the wrong supplements. It's a busy day. I just hope that it all goes without a hitch so I can build some confidence. heh. I mean, I have confidence, but so I can validate it.

I've been cruising dollar stores these past couple of days; picking up household items and looking for a good, cheap water bottle. Looks like I'm going to have to break down and buy a nice expensive one (that I hopefully won't lose). And find a place to buy one. The outdoors stores aren't as frequent and obvious here. So much getting used to! 

Monday - 80oz. 
Tuesday - 100oz. 

- Buy water bottle 
- write out this week's schedule. 
- take stock of what pots and pans are in this apt. 
- make a menu. 
- make a grocery list. 

My calories have been out of control in the evenings when I get home from work because I don't take time to stop and snack during the 5 hour shift... that happens to fall very awkwardly from 1:30 - 7:30. So I'm rushing to get there during what would normally be lunch (skipping it) and working through dinner time. Getting home and ordering something while I much on stuff waiting for it to arrive. TERRIBLE HABITS! I've only done it twice. But it has to change before I like it too much.

Here's how I want my typical work day to look. 

9am up. eat something. 
9:30 go to gym. 
10:30 home to shower
11:00 get dressed, pack bag. 
11:15 eat something and make snack to go. 
11:45 brush teeth, run out door. 
12:00 be to station or on train. Use train ride to make menus and list out thoughts. 
1:00 be to the work area with a little extra "train running slow" time, eat a snack. 
1:30 work. 
4:30 Take a little break. 10 min. Eat snacks. 
7:30 Off work... head to train, or to shops for water bottles. 
8:30 home. Make a real dinner and maybe a snack for tomorrow (kale chips?). 
9:30 clean up the house EVERYDAY. I'm telling you this one room, two people, one cat thing gets messy. 
10:00 sit down and dink around on my laptop, read blogs, write emails, update facebook. etc. 
12:00am bed. 

Let's talk about those "eat somethings" I would like it to look like this. 

pre-workout: usually fruit & yogurt, sometimes just one or the other. 
post-workout: peanut butter on toast. 
train snack: sliced cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, or baby carrots
work snack: string cheese, almonds, apple. 
real dinner: protein + veggie + fruit 
laptop snack: cottage cheese. 

Yesterday it looked like this. 

9am Breakfast: raspberries + 1/4 c yogurt. 
11am snack: spoonful of peanut butter. 
8:30 pm: waiting for dinner to arrive... 3 spoonfuls of ice cream, a slice of cheese. 
9:30 pm dinner: cheese pizza, the entire 10" thing. 

So Friday... I have some shopping to do in order to make next week run a little better. This week, I'll find a way to eat what I have (not in one sitting) and make room for the stuff I'm bringing home.

Big Fat List Makin'- Brain Organizin' Love, 


  1. Sounds like things are going well for you, so great! Nice to see that you are trying to make sure to keep the healthy habits and not let those bad ones creep back in, I made that mistake and am trying to fix it myself:-)

  2. Excellent job scheduling everything! I fully admit, I love me a good list. I need to work on the schedule.

  3. I'm really glad to see that things on your end are good. You are doing well! Big hugs!!

  4. It may take some time, but you'll fall into a good routine. Maybe you can buy a few ziplock bags and prepackage your snacks for the week - My favorite is a handful of mixed nuts (raw, non-salted e.g. pecan and almonds) some dried fruit, and even 1 oz of dark chocolate chopped up for a bit of extra yumminess. You can also do mini veggies and hummus, though the hummus needs another container and it can get a bit messy - still, it's a good source of protein if you can manage it - and all these can keep well in the fridge for a week :)


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