So, I’m writing to you from my new tablet. There are good things and bad things about writing to you from a tablet. One good thing? I am writing to you 🙂 One bad thing? Not..um. sure how to add pictures from here….I figured out how to get it into the gallery, but from there to here? *shrug* I might just have to edit this entry later from a regular computer.
And now we get to the what’s up portion of the entry. In October, I got a new job at work. I worked longer hours, started working through lunches and breaks, stayed too late every night and never asked for help because I didn’t want anyone to think that I couldn’t do the job assigned to me. The thing is, though, that I was working so hard that anything else just became too much work. I closed down my blog, privatized it, stopped working out consistently… and basically went into a slowly churning downward spiral.
On Friday I finally broke down and told my bosses that I needed help. I confessed how much I’ve been doing above and beyond what I should be and how I was struggling to keep up with the work load. I asked for help.
Do you want to know the miraculous thing about it? I actually GOT it. This week they have been tapping some of my old co-workers for surge to help me meet my goals. My boss has been checking in with me on a daily basis to make sure that I’m taking my breaks.
Because she checked in with me, I felt relieved and like I could better manage my tasks. That helped me to feel more mentally refreshed, and so I was able to schedule some PT with Ramon. I went through that tonight and feel optimistic about the next 6 weeks. I will be doing a more in-depth review of my PT plan after I can draw up some illustrations for it like I did with Phase 1.
In a nutshell, I’m back. This blog is going to be focused on my food, my fitness and myself as I figure out why I’m at a plateau of 220, and why I’ve been here for the past year and a half no matter how hard I try. It should be fun–it will include recipes, reviews, fitness and exercise blogs, and more personal/familial blogs.
I’m also going to use people’s real names–Mine is Megan. Rah-rah’s is Jeff. My roomies are Mike and Gloria. Cheers to the new year.