Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Finally a post!

It's been soooooo long!

I've been really busy lately with finishing my internship, final exams, graduation, and now starting a new job! I just got hired as a Case Manager at a halfway house. I'm so lucky to have found a job right after school. In this economy, the job market is slim pickin's. Especially for someone like me, fresh out of school, and with no experience. 

I started work on Monday, and so far this week, it's been nothing but orientation and training. It's been so hard going to bed early and getting up early. My body clock hasn't adjusted! I will say, that I do feel especially grown up everyday with my snappy new professional wear, hehe. 

As for meals, now that i've been working, i've noticed that things are a lot easier. I've been making sure to eat a good breakfast before leaving for work, and my lunches that i've been making to take with me have been wonderful. I get home around 5PM or so, so that leaves dinner for around 8PM and bed time by 9:30PM. It's nice that i'm not trying to put off meals as long as possible like I was before because I never knew when i'd go to bed, and I didn't want to risk eating too early and getting hungry before my day was over. 

Yesterday for breakfast, I ended up having a bacon egg and cheese omelet. It was great! I used 3/4 cup of egg beaters, 3 slices of bacon, crumbled up, and 1 serving of 2% mozzarella cheese. I must say, i'm getting pretty good at the omelet flipping. When I first tried making one, i couldn't get the egg to flip right and pretty much just ended up with scrambled eggs. Now I can do it without a problem, and my omelets come out nice every time. This omelet was HUGE, and it was only a measly 230 calories. A good way to start the day. As you can see from the picture, I almost forgot to photograph it, and didn't remember till i'd already eaten half of it! Haha. 

It's so nice that i've been packing my lunches for work. I get a good lunch without a whole bunch of calories, or fat, or grease like you would see from a local fast food joint. While everyone else goes out in search of lunch (wasting their hour, i say) I'm ready to go, the minute the instructor says that it's break time. I must say, that i've been packing some pretty good lunches. Big and filling! 

This is yesterday's lunch. I packed 1 serving of Trader Joes cheese puffs, and Italian Wedding Soup At Hand, 1.5 servings of grapes, and a wrap that i made with bbq chicken, olive oil mayo, shredded lettuce, and 2% cheese. I had a diet Mountain Dew to drink with it. Since i don't drink coffee, I have to get my caffeine somehow!! This lunch was so yummy!! Total calorie count for this meal came to about 670 calories or so. I'm just estimating because i'm too lazy to go look, haha. But have no fear, this mind has become a bank of calorie counts, and i'm pretty sure that 670 is probably correct within about 5 calories or so. 

Last but not least, the CPR Dummy! She and I were together all day. We practiced CPR, first aid, and the defibrillator machine. I know she looks quite dead here, but believe me...after all the work I did on her, she was most definitely alive by the end, LOL. 

I promise that I will try and post more often. It's just so hard to remember to take pictures all the time! I guess i'll just have to do it more and make it a habit. 

Friday, December 5, 2008

OK OK...

So I haven't been keeping up as promised, but I vow today that I will do better! Don't give up on me yet! Part of the problem was that my computer was broken and i was having a problem uploading photos on my dad's computer. But now that my laptop is fixed, I don't have any more excuses. 

My Thanksgiving was great. I love spending time with my whole family, together. I didn't track on Thanksgiving Day, and kinda fell off the wagon a little bit for the whole weekend. Grrr! I've been disappointed in myself for it, but I know that it's too late to do anything about it now. All I can do is look ahead and keep on truckin'!

In brighter news, I'm officially done with college! I've been to my last class, handed in my last assignments, and now I'm just waiting for graduation and to start my new job. I graduate the 14th and start my job the 15th! That was fast! The position is as a Case Manager at a halfway house. The pay isn't great, but it gets my foot in the door for a state job later on when i've got some experience under my belt. I'm so excited to start!

Anyways, i've been back to tracking since my fallout on Thanksgiving, and i'm here to report that things are going well. Sometimes it's hard to get past the cravings, but i'm sure that as time goes by, it will get easier to either ignore them all together, or to satisfy them in moderation. 

Tomorrow, the show goes on as scheduled. I'm back to picture taking and blogging daily.

Until then...