Well, I started Monday with a diet and I have had some success.
I have been gaining weight for the past six months and I decided to do something about it.
Right now, I am decreasing how much I eat and changing to healthy food. Seems simple right. Well, it’s been a struggle. I’m out in the field a lot and I usually hit up a drive-thru. Changing bad eating habits is incredibly difficult. Here’s what I have been doing:
1.I am forcing myself to eat breakfast every morning. I usually just have a cup of coffee for breakfast. I eat either fruit or yogurt.
2. I snack throughout the day. No more Cheetos or chocolate. I have walnuts and raisins, more fruit, veggies
3. I eat a little lunch. It consists of a sandwich and veggies.
4. I eat a smaller dinner.
5. When I eat a salad, I don’t have salad dressing.
6. I don’t drink any soda. I only drink coffee (black), water, or wine. Come on, you thought I was going to stop drinking wine???
I am very glad to say that as of today, I have lost 4 pounds. I’m hoping to continue on with the weight loss and to return to the gym next week.
The interview went great and I feel like I’m going to get the job. If I’m offered the job, it will just lead to a big decision..
Do I stay or do I go now?
The position I currently have has benefits and pays very well. The drawbacks (and there are many) is that it’s a dangerous job and it’s going to drive me insane (not in the fun way).
The job I interviewed for would be amazing. It would be an amazing work environment, room for growth, and waaaaaaaaay less stress. Drawbacks include the lack of benefits and the pay. It’s a substantial pay cut.
How much is my sanity worth. I’m go to need to think about this.
Or lack there of. I’m trying to stay focused but all I do is stay stressed. I’ve applied for another job yesterday. It might be promising and it will certainly be a change.
This diet is still extremely difficult for me today. I’m preoccupied with eating and I’m never preoccupied with eating a salad. I would leap out of a moving vehicle for a cheeseburger right now. This is just day three so I anticipate feeling better about it in the next few days.