Monday, June 23, 2014

Ear problems, plans for work

Seems like my hiking last week exhausted me just enough that my cold came back with a vengeance! I was pretty laid up all weekend, just resting and dealing with a plugged up ear (I can't tell if it is infected all anew or there is just residual fluid build up... I will be back to the doctor in a day or two if it doesn't clear up a little bit!).

Tried to keep an eye on my food, since I was pretty inactive all weekend, and weighed in at 123 this Monday morning. Just right! Mostly focusing on getting nutritious, colorful food into my body, to give it all the advantages it needs to fight whatever is going on inside my body.

They moved my job start date up a week, which is great (though I really WILL miss my lovely days at home) since the budget just keeps getting tighter and tighter, hahaha. That first paycheck is going to be AMAZING (even though it is not much in comparison to some people's paychecks, it is more than I have seen in a looooong time).

I think I am going to get a haircut and manicure with the extra bit of money ... a nice little treat after being pretty stingy this year!

It will be interesting to see how my diet, exercise schedule, etc will change when I start a regular job (it's an 8-4:30 shift, which I LOVE... I don't mind waking up early and I love having lots of hours at home in the evening).

I plan to prep a lot of food on the weekends and at least one night during the week. I will probably rely more on crockpot meals. I will also still be taking Koda on a long walk in the mornings before I leave for work. But it will be weird to sit down for 8 hours - not sure how the office policies are yet, but I hope they don't restrict me from getting up once in a while to stretch. I'll still walk at lunchtime, though... since I will be bringing lunch, I won't need to waste the entire lunch hour getting food/eating. Mostly walking :)

But I still have two weeks before I start - so there will be a focus on enjoying this time while it lasts!



  1. Good luck with the new job. I wonder if you'll have to dodge donuts and cakes etc like Gwen does. Usually there is loads of bad food in an office environment.

  2. it's been a whole week without donuts in the office! :: faints ::

    Jeanette, I know you'll handle it all well, and make it work as best as possible for you. Hope you get better soon!

  3. Enjoy your time... I find that many offices want their staff to get up/walk stretch to avoid ergonomic injuries, so getting up to walk a bit works in most places. I eat fast at work then use my 1/2 hour to walk. It helps me de-stress, problem solve and get into nature.

    Hope your cold/ ear is better soon.. Take care and excited for you for your new job!

  4. Like Karen, I munch my lunch in double-quick time then get out and walk at lunchtimes. Clears my head, de-stresses on rough days (!) and is good for keeping my ageing carcass moving. All the very best with the new job, and get well soon.

  5. If you have your own cubicle or office there's all kinds of things you can do. I keep a stability ball and ten lb. handweights at school so I can get a quick workout in during the kids' recess. I love hula hooping and jump roping on my lunch break, too! Actually you could do those things even if you didn't have your own office. You may start a fitness trend! :)

  6. Hi Jeanette I came across your post and had a quick question. I was hoping you could email me when you get the chance, thanks! - Emily

    1. Couldn't find a way to find your email address, my email is jecarioto at gmail :)