Saturday, January 24, 2009

First post of 2009

Firstly, I hope everyone has had a happy and a healthy New Years.

Secondly, I'm tired. Am I ever anything but while working? Its going,, but hard going at the same time. I'm on whats called the List. The List means that I am an extra body. I can find out what work I have the night before,, or be listed for a report time which means I come in at said set time,,, and literally sit around waiting to see if I get called for work. Only thing is,, where I fall into the list, I'm an early AM person. On average I have to be at work at/around 6 am. Which means leave my home 2 hours before I'm due to make sure I make it.

If I dont get any work,,,which has happened only twice since I came back, I sit around for 8 hours then go home. But I've been getting work. Senior work which is good, cause for the most part it pays. It also means I come in early and dont get to leave/finish work till 7-8 pm or later. But my knitting/spinning has greatly suffered. Even on days where I might end up having a huge lunch break (4-7 hours depending) I might knock off a few rows of whatever it is I'm working on, then I fall asleep face first into it (yes I am watching out for the needles!).

So my days have been going like this. Get to work anywhere from 5-7 am depending, finish anywhere from 6-8 pm on average, meet hubby in Brooklyn,, we leave to go home. An hour to 1 1/2 hours later we might be walking in the door around 9-10 pm. If I'm up for an hour,,, thats alot. Then the cycle begins again at around 3:30 in the morning.

Sigh, I miss the Tuesday nights with my knitting group. I miss my monthly Spinning Guild meetings. But I do realize as exhausted as I now am again,, how lucky I am that I was able to get back to work,, with all that is going on nowadays.

Ok that was enough bitching. Good news now at least.

I joined Weight Watchers 2 weeks ago. As of weigh in today, I'm down a total of 8.2 pounds. I'm not starving with this program,, some of the Weight Watcher bars have been a godsend, lol. That and the Pro-Portion restaurant that is right next door to the Weight Watcher's center that I go to. All their food is portioned and with points listed. Its actually delicious and I havent cooked at all these last 2 weekends. I cant remember the last time I did anything lowfat! It truly has been totally dealable so far. I'll see how it goes and keep track of my losses on here somewhere. Time for ticker hunting.

Well time to hunt up some dinner,, I still have half of my points left for today. Think there's some fat-free popcorn in my future tonight with a DVD!


At 8:44 AM, Blogger Bezzie said...

They put me on a weight-watchers-esque diet when I was pg...and you're right, it's really not that bad. In fact some meals it was almost too MUCH food! But I didn't gain hardly any weight and I credit it with the rapid weight loss after the kid was born.
Lameness on the work situation! I hate those lists with every fiber of my being. We're involved in a lawsuit at work involving a similar list and a company. Ooog!!!


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