Monday, April 11, 2011

Where I've been - a new life adventure

In two weeks, I will start a new job.

I interviewed for, and received, a promotion in my previous department (which I left for my current position). Sometimes you aren't looking for something, but life presents you with an opportunity and you have to take a chance on life.

When I accepted the position, I immediately had thoughts about how it may inhibit my weight loss journey. With this new position, comes a lot of responsibility and the chance of stress and long hours is guaranteed.

Since I am a stress eater, I tend to eat out more and lean towards unhealthy choices and portions when I am stressed. I also tend to eat 2-3 large meals versus 3 small meals and 2 snacks when I'm busy. I have to make sure I am using my weekends to get organized in the food department (go to the grocery store, which I loathe and avoid) and do at least some pre-thought, pre-planning for my meals each week.

Also, since long hours are inevitable, I need to have a plan for the gym in place and not let "I'm too tired" or "It's too late" be an excuse. I know I can lose weight without exercise. But I feel better, eat better and feel less stressed when I get my exercise in.

So, that's what I've been up to these last 2 weeks. Life is an adventure, hang on for the ride!


Sarah said...

Congrats on the new job!

marisol said...

Congrats on the new job.

What you will have to do is make YOU a priority. You've done amazing so far and will continue to do so.

Char said...

Congrats on the new job and taking on the new adventure. Try to make a pre-stress plan so you are ready for those crazy times.

Emmie said...

congratulations! You'll figure out the balance, enjoy the ride!

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