Monday, December 15, 2014
Blogmas Day 15: I survived!
I made it y'all! I am officially back to my new old job. Today was orientation and a fairly easy day. Despite my anxiety, the day really couldn't have gone any better for me. Walking into the hospital, it hit me that I felt like coming back home! I was happy happy happy :)
I had a protein shake this morning because I didn't feel like having anything heavy but wanted to make sure I had enough protein so that I would not be hungry all morning. I was so glad I did that. There was quite the spread set out. My old self would have been jumping for joy lol Chicfila chicken and sausage biscuits ( enough for everyone to have seconds), cookies galore and some fruit cups. I skipped it all and grabbed a huge cup of ice water instead.
Lunch was catered and after checking out the offerings I decided I could eat some of the spring mix salad which had a few raw walnuts. I skipped on the dressing because it had no info on it. I also grabbed a few green beans which were crisp and a tad undercooked just the way I like them and a slice of roasted pork loin. I skipped the sauce for the pork, the scalloped potatoes, rolls, brownies and some mysterious gratin that may or may have not contained pasta...hmm maybe it was mac and cheese now that I think about it lol Oh yeah, I also zoomed past the sweet tea and grabbed another cup of ice water.
This was quite the long session so mid afternoon there were cookies galore, trail mix ( with tons of M&Ms) and some chex mix brought out. Along with soft drinks, coffee and more sweet tea.Again, I walked straight to the ice water and grabbed me another cup. I was so proud of myself that I could have done a happy dance!
While there was no time for dancing, I did make a point to walk after eating while we had time rather than sit and watch people get up for seconds. I figured I can always use some extra steps plus sitting all day was driving me a bit bananas. While I appreciate the fact that they offered food and drinks generously, I was not interested in making bad choices for myself. Tomorrow is the final session and I am planning to follow today's plan.
Like I said, Today couldn't have gone better for me. As my friend would say, my bucket was filled many many times and I got so much positive feedback that I felt like I needed to pinch myself! Sometimes, I think we don't value and appreciate ourselves enough. I need to work on that. Those who knew me from before, noticed the weight loss and instead of going on a tangent when receiving a compliment I stuck to a simple "Thank you".
I am looking forward to all this training being done so I can get to doing my thing. I also will feel more in control of my food choices and will probably try to do a "daily lunchbox" pic to share with y'all. That is sure to motivate to pack and plan every day. How's your Monday going? Thanks for reading!