Resolutions: Week 1

I made those resolutions

…but for the first week of January, I faltered.

I did not fail at all of my resolutions! I have eaten more fruits and vegetables, and I cooked almost every night last week. On the menu: Beef and Barley Stew, Tomato Soup and Pork Chops Diane and Spicy Stir-Fry Chicken with Spinach and Peanuts. (New recipes to come in subsequent blog posts.)

I also went for any afternoon walk at work except on Monday (I did not have work) and Friday (I did not wear walkin’ shoes).

I have not vacuumed, but I did Swiffer my floors, dust and mop! That’s close enough.

Oh, and I high-fived Husband because he’s almost at his target weight. (Did you know men can bounce up and down within a day?! His ability to lose and cut calories astounds me. He’s like a role model only in Husband form.)

For the other resolutions… I do have an excuse.

I have not felt well. My body is doing weird “being sick but not really sick” things, such as feeling crappy and wanting to lay on the couch and eat soup.

Lots of soup.

I’m addicted to Campbell’s Soup commercials.

It’s ridiculous.

Hopefully, after a visit to the doctor, I’ll get to feeling better. I’m sure she’ll just yell at me for drinking too much coffee and tell me to get some rest.


…which brings me to My New Job.

In November, I applied for and was hired as the Marketing Specialist at a local, family-owned bank.

Marketing Specialist sounds fancy, right? I research… well, I research anything I am needed to research. As a grad student, I am certainly qualified to do research ;)

I love my job. I love researching! However, I think the change in schedule has messed with my system.

As a graduate teaching assistant and grad student, my schedule was not normal. I woke, ate, worked, studied and slept at the weirdest times. At the bank, I work 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., which is considered a normal schedule. I eat breakfast in the morning before work. I eat lunch in the afternoon (and have snacks before and after my lunch hour). I eat dinner in the evening with my husband. I go to bed at a normal hour…

And that is when my system says: “Hey! Shae! Why are you sleeping?!”

When I was a server and bartender, I did not go to bed until 2 or 3 in the morning. As a graduate student of which I still am, I would and will stay awake until the work is done. My system is revolting against sleep at normal hours!

Since I started working at my new job and going to bed at a normal hour, I wake up at 3 or 4 in the morning… confused.

After sleeping four or five hours, my body tells me that I have had enough sleep and it’s time to wake up and do stuff.

So. Annoying.

I know I have to get used to it. I just hope it doesn’t take too long.

I suppose that is not a good excuse, but it is an excuse, and I’m sticking to it!

How are your resolutions? Did the first week of January treat you well, or are you dyin’ like me?