Monday, August 29, 2011

Give This Girl a Medal....Motivation Medal Winner Right Here!!

So, today was my first day at my new job.  It was fantastic!! Loved every minute of it.

That's not what I'm going to talk about today...not really, anyway.

I woke up late this morning.  Frick.

Yep - my lazy butt didn't get out of bed until 5:45 - because for some reason, when I hit my snooze button I apparently didn't see the 5....and I apparently hit the snooze button for over an hour.  Double Frick!!

When I get up 30 minutes before it's time to leave....something gets thrown out of my normal morning routine....actually two things.  Two very important things.  Writing my blog post and my coffee!!

It's bad enough to spend any amount of time with me when I haven't had coffee - but do it on the first day at a new job with the stress and nerves thrown in?  Oh, now you're just asking for an apocalyptic event in the making.

So, I'm running late with no coffee on my first day.  I get to work and my schedule's not ready yet - so I sit and wait.  The principle comes out and declares "I bought donuts for everyone".  Seriously?  No coffee and now donuts?  Who is conspiring to kill me - or who is conspiring for me to kill someone else?

This is where the good stuff comes. 


Did you read that?  Were you able to comprehend that?  I don't blame you if you can't... read it again...I know you're not used to seeing a statement like that on my blog.  I deserve a medal, right?  I mean - I can't remember the last time words like that slipped through my mouth...especially on to my blog.

Unfortunately, I can't say that it was just good judgement driving the decision - as great as that would be.  Nope.  It was the fact that I was like a bull in a china shop this morning trying to find some decent work clothes to fit over my ever expanding ass.

I tell ya what....if you really want a handle on the damage that can be done to your waist line after giving up on losing weight for two months....go back to work and try to fit into the clothes you so proudly didn't have to squeeze in to a few months before.

I was sucking and squeezing everything I could just to get on a pair of pants - and then couldn't find a nice shirt because even they were too tight.  Geez, Louise!!

I guess admitting all that now takes away the declaration for a medal.  I just realized I'm now disqualified from earning said medal because I only turned down the donut because I knew that if I ever wanted to wear decent clothes to work...and not have to buy bigger clothes... I am to forever more turn down the freakin' donuts.

When I turn down the donuts once I'm back to comfortably wearing my clothes...I will get that damn medal!!

So, let's recap my morning:  I didn't have any coffee, I didn't have any breakfast because I was already running late - and chose not to eat a donut.  Then when lunch came, I didn't have any.  I was late for work (I've mentioned that, right?), so I didn't take a lunch - and didn't want to eat in the cafeteria...because I promised myself I wouldn't because I'm trying to save as much money as possible.

No food all day.

I know, I know... it's not good to go all day not eating anything.  Now I'm going to be starving and want to devour everything in sight and the whole medal earning will be for nothing.

Except, I'm not really that hungry - and we're going to eat light tonight.

Seriously, I must be sick, right?  Not hungry?  Who the hell am I?

I learned some valuable lessons today:
  • Never hit that stupid snooze button on my alarm clock again
  • Always find something to eat for breakfast
  • Start taking a lunch
Oh - and let's throw in:  Make coffee the night before so no matter how late I wake up, there's a pot waiting for me.

That's it for today.  It was a fantastic day, and I can't wait to do it all over again tomorrow.  Except for getting up late and the not eating parts.

And, again, I will say I know how bad it is not to eat anything all day.  I won't be doing it again.  I have already dug out my lunch box to use tomorrow so that I can pack breakfast and lunch to take with me.

Till next time. ;)
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  1. I think not eating that donut is monumental!!! That took a lot of will power, I think. Yes, it was motivated by realizing how tight your clothes had gotten, but you could just as easily have said, "What the hell? My clothes are already too tight -- come here, donut!" But you didn't.

    Hope you can get a walk in this evening if it's too hot for a run!

  2. Yay, turning down free donuts at the office is always a huge feat, congrats. I always grind my coffee beans, measure the water and have it ready to go. I push the 'brew' button right before I get in the shower, when I get out the aroma is delightful and my day can begin!

  3. Turning down donuts is H-U-G-E!! You DO deserve a metal. I don't care what your reasoning is, you do deserve a metal. I am pretty sure I could not have turned them down. Especially if I was stressed and nervous. YOU ROCK! =)


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