Wednesday, December 12, 2007


I have been at my new job a week now and I think I can safely say that I am totally overwhelmed. I know the first week is always tough and it'll get better, but right now I can't help but think back at the good old days when I had a mindless job and did nothing...

I go through ups and downs through out the day where one minute I think everything is great and the next I go into panic and wonder what the hell I am doing. I do love it though and I think there are going to be some great opportunities for me there so itll be ok.

I can see I am going to struggle with the amount of work lunches and dinners this job involves. I mean I can try and make healthy choices, but it can be hard to find healthy options on a lot of menus and even when you think you have it comes out smothered in butter, oil or creamy dressing. Not to mention the obligatory wine that is invloved and I have to partake because it makes clients feel uncomfortable if I decline. Normally free fancy lunches and wine would be my dream come true, but it feels a bit counter productive right now. I'll keep plugging away doing the best I can though.

I doubt I'll have a loss this week, but fingers crossed anyway. I ate out Friday night, went to a party on Saturday night where I got stuck into the wine and cheese and then I went to my mum's for a good old fashioned roast beef with yorkshire pudding on Monday. My exercise has been practically non-existent, but I know i'll get into the swing of things after I settle in. I am just so exhausted right now that the idea of fitting in exercise makes me want to cry. I feel good that I haven't dropped the ball completely though or used excuses about being tired and stressed to over eat, so I think that is good enough for now.


  1. Hi sweetie!

    I know exactly how you feel with your job. For the first few weeks in mine I wavered between feeling competent and completely and utterly out of my depth. But it WILL get easier! Once you've been there a few more weeks, you'll know the ropes and you'll start to feel more confident :)

    As for the eating out... have you read French Women Don't Get Fat? I think some of the principles in that book would really help you in those situations.

    Can we catch up for brunch on Brunswick St sometime soon? :) Maybe in the new year when all the Christmas craziness has died down? I'd love to see you :)

  2. Oh yeah I am feeling your pain with the eating out thing, seriously it can be really hard when your trying to look after your body. Here are a few little tidbits of advice that may help

    1. On days you know you are lunching or dining out make sure all other meals are small, healthy and very filling. Drink lots of water throughout the day also to fill you up sooner

    2. Drink low carb or light / low calorie alcohol like pure blonde beer. Red white is better for calories then white wine.

    3. Pick options on the menu that involve lots of veggies and salad, but that you will still enjoy.

    4. Try and go for a long walk in the morning on a day that you are going to dine out, or a swim or something to burn any excess calories.

    Hopefully these can help you through!!


  3. I'm sure once things have calmed down a bit it'll all be back on track. Sorry I can't offer any advice.

    Be good.

  4. Thanks so much for your kind comment. It's been a tough week for me - and its so nice to check my blog and see such caring people. I very much appreciate you sticking with me and keeping an eye on my blog. (((hug)))

  5. You will get the hang of it .... Chin up and don't stress ....

    #It's Christmas!!#


  6. Man... I love yorkshire pudding... one evening I randomly made a batch, and then proceeded to eat all 6 of them. Hmm...and that is the story of how I became fat (... well... that's a lie, I've always been fat.. but it's how I became 'fatter' I'll say)...

    I am glad to hear your new job is more challenging... that way all your successes will feel that much more special! And good for you for trying your best at the meals, I understand how hard it is...


Awww thanks so much for the comment!