Well, I made it through my first week as a full-time Weight Watchers leader. It was a busy week and I am trying to adjust to the new schedule. I have to admit, though, I thought about the newspaper a lot this week. It was weird not having one single thing to do with it. Kind of sad, but kind of not.

My hubby now has to remember to bring the newspaper home so I can read it. Yes, I know, I can read it online, but seriously, I need the real thing. The actual paper. I need to see the lay out, the pages, the stories in print. Yep, I am one of THOSE people. I like to hold the paper in my hand while I am reading it. Although, again, it felt weird. To read the newspaper and not have anything in it. It is going to take some time, but I’ll adjust. (You know, it may have something to do with control. I might just have some control issues! No, really, I am quickly finding that out. Scary!)

So, I am finding that my new schedule is leaving me with a little bit more downtime. Meaning, there are a couple of days a week I have two to three hours between meetings and mostly, I spend that time at home. I am thinking this may be trouble. Yes, I do spend some of the time doing paperwork and such, but I am also finding I am spending TOO MUCH time on the computer and TOO MUCH time browsing through the cupboards and the refrigerator. I would love to know how many times I opened the doors to the fridge and the cupboards this week.

And then I would love to know how many times I actually pulled something out. My guess? TOO MANY times. I know I ate way more this week than I usually do. And I also know that those times when I was sitting on my arse staring at the computer screen could have been spent doing something a little more productive…as in training for the race I have coming up in about a month!

So, just like many of you out there, my motivation has flown out the window. AND I NEED TO GET IT BACK. NOW! I am giving myself a challenge next week. In my down time, I have to exercise at least 30 minutes…preferably before I even turn on the computer. By letting all of you know what my challenge is, I am hoping it will motivate me to do it. Actually, I know it will. I hope some of you who read this will ask me how things are going and if I succeeded at my challenge. I will let you know next week what type of exercising I did and how much time I spent on it. And that’s a promise.

So, there you have it. If any of you have a challenge to yourself, let me know about it. Post it here as a comment and let’s encourage each other. Let’s challenge one another. So, who’s with me? Are you in? I know I am and I hope you are, too! GOOD LUCK!

Oh, by the way, remember, you can find Confessions of a [former] Fat Girl on Facebook. Click here.

One thought on “Adjusting

  1. Just like you got into a routine with your old job, you’ll soon find one with your new schedule as well. I know you will find a way to incorporate healthy choices into your life just like you did before. Your plan sounds pretty good.


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