Friday, November 20, 2009

Survived the week AND a NSV

I made it (although just barely) through my first week at my new job. I haven't done this kind of work for over 8 years and I forgot the stress that comes with it. I had a melt down in the car on the way home Tuesday night - complete with tears. Husband handled it WAY better than he used to 8 years ago!!

The upside is that I was SO busy that I stayed on program and ate the food I brought from home. The girl I report to came in on Tuesday with $127 worth of junk food. What a shit show. And there is HUGE social pressure to partake. I did well though. One hand full of chips the whole week.

Tonight I was so tired that husband suggested ordering chinese. Peeps - I did something I have never done before (enter collective breath holding by readers). I filled my bowl (a small soup bowl) with one soup spoon of everything we ordered. And did NOT go back for 2nds or 3rds like I usually do. I did have 5 dumplings. I realize that is a lot, but I had eaten two while I was taking the lids off the food, then put 2 in my bowl and then had one while I was putting dish in dishwasher. 3 of them were mindless eating - I didn't actually even think about it till I started typing this paragraph. Oh, well. Still a NSV cause normally I do that and still have the 2nds and 3rds.

No exercise this week. I pretty much went to bed early every night. I worked two nights quite late and so missed belly dance. Sigh. Next month I will be better prepared.

This will be a short post as I am really tired, and I have the worst headache. Just wanted to let you all know I was still alive.

Have a healthy day bloggers!!


  1. It sounds like you BARELY survived the week! I'm sure next week will go much better.

    I'm very impressed by your Chinese food restraint. I thought those white to go containers were one serving, ha ha. Anyway dumplings are a great meal if they're steamed.

  2. CONGRATS on the NSV! Chinese food can be the worst for mindless eating-- and you kept to your goal!!! :-) :-) :-)

    And congrats on the only handful of chips! I hate work fast food pushers!!

  3. nice job at the takebout. those dumplings are pure evil (and delicious!)

    have a great week!