Hey! How’s it going today?

Can you stand another work update? I think my boss is quitting. On Monday afternoon, he started cleaning out his office of his personal effects, and when I asked him about it he said he has something else lined up. He said it’s a 95% done deal, all he has to do is interview just for formalities and then he’ll be outta here. He won’t say where he’s going and he’s not sure when (he thinks within the next couple of weeks). It’s going to be very embarrassing for him if this deal falls through and he doesn’t get the job. I’m sure he’ll find something else, but if it were me, I would have waited to clear out my office until I was 100% certain I was going to leave. But that’s just me.

At first I was upset at all the turmoil at work, but the more I think about it, the more excited I get about the changes that will take place. I think most of my complaints about my job weren’t actually about the job itself, but about my boss. Truth be told, I’ve got a pretty sweet deal here and I would love it if I didn’t have to give it up. So my boss leaving feels like a very positive thing, but I wonder of course about who will replace him. The line from Heathers popped into my head just now:

Yes, dear diary, I’ve cut off Heather Chandler’s head, and Heather Duke’s head has sprouted back in its place like some mythological thing my eighth grade boyfriend would have known about.

(This happens to me a lot: a single line from a movie I haven’t seen in 20 years will suddenly appear in my head, appropriate to the situation at hand. The fact that these lines come from dark teenage comedies instead of acclaimed works of literature only bothers me a tiny bit.)

So yes, it  looks like the Boss is leaving, but will he be replaced by someone worse? I don’t know if they’ll promote someone here or if they will offer it to someone from another location. My joy is tempered with worry – hopefully unfounded worry. This is a strange state to be in: excited but cautious. Stay tuned to find out more on As The Job Turns (insert soap opera music here). 


I’ve made a decision about my food plan – instead of eating 6 small meals a day, I’m going back to 3 squares a day. Eating six small meals has become six opportunities to overeat every day and my expanding waist line just can’t take it. I know the six meals a day works great for some people, unfortunately I am not some of those people, so it’s back to 3 meals a day with a snack if I need it in the afternoon. I’m trying to eat just a little bit more at each meal and add more veggies/fruit as well so I can stay fuller longer. So far it seems to be working – I’ve dropped a pound and a half in the last 4 days so I’m going to try this a little bit longer and see how it works out for me. On the flip side, if in 2 weeks, I don’t feel like I am making any real progress, I’m going to sign up for Weight Watchers. It’s been several years since I last tried WW and I remember those weekly face to face weigh ins were very motivating. I need some more accountability – I need the approval of the receptionist when I have a good weigh in, and as weird as it sounds I need to know that there is the potential for the disapproving sigh when I have a bad weigh in to keep me on track. Yes I realize it’s twisted, but hey, whatever works, right?!

I’ve discovered that I really love walking on my treadmill while watching comedians on Netflix. For a few days it was The Best of Will Ferrell on Saturday Night Live, and this week I’ve started watching Jim Gaffigan. The time on the treadmill flies by and I also get a great ab workout from all the giggling I do. My Kindle Fire might just revolutionize my workout routine! And by revolutionize, I mean, get one started. Oh, my foot is no longer hurting, and hey here’s a tip: don’t walk for 45 minutes on the treadmill while wearing house shoes, even if it is a slow walk. Downton Abbey wants you to wear supportive shoes while watching it! Downton Abbey doesn’t want you to get hurt like I did! I’m pretty sure this is how I strained my foot, so I just made sure to wear supportive shoes as much as possible for the next few days and the problem seems to have taken care of itself. I’ll know not to make that mistake again.

So anyway, that’s the latest. I have another therapy appointment on Friday and hopefully it won’t cost me a week’s worth of groceries since I’ve used up all my EAP freebie sessions. Oh well, my family doesn’t need to eat every week anyway, right? (That’s a joke. Please don’t call DHS on me.)

Later taters!!

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  1. myjourneytofit
    January 23, 2013 at 11:04 am

    What’s that saying – “the enemy you know is better than the one you don’t?” YES I BUTCHERED IT but you get the point, and I get your fears. Fingers crossed that a new boss will make your workplace bloom.

    As for rejoining WW, I’m all for anything that gets you motivated. It doesn’t have to make the most sense, but if it works for you, then go for it!

    I get lazy when I go to ride my exercise bike and have sometimes worn flip flops instead of running shoes. Your walking treadmill experience is a good warning to me – take that extra minute and put on your shoes. Oh, and I’m totally stealing your idea about watching the comedians – I love Netflix while riding the bike!

  2. debby
    January 23, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Well, yes, I get your worries. But it might really be a good thing. And if its REALLY REALLY GOOD, you can take all the credit for it LOL.

    Did you read Georgie’s article about the three meals instead of six? I read that, and had to tell myself, well, right now the six is working for you, but keep that in the back of your mind. I think we have to keep changing things up to fool our bodies.

    Yes, on the weirdness, but the working of the approving nod and disapproving sigh. Just go in knowing that you have a body of knowledge that you don’t need to give up, and make the program work for you, instead of letting the program ‘work you over.’

  3. January 23, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    I do much better on 3 meals a day than eating 6 small meals, too. Like you, I tend to overeat, so the less opportunity for that, the better.

    By the way, I’ve nominated you for 2012 Blog of the Year Award! Yep, you’re in my Top 10 Faves!


    • January 23, 2013 at 1:03 pm

      GET. OUT.!! Seriously??? Thank you that’s awesome!!!!! 🙂

  4. January 23, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    “The fact that these lines come from dark teenage comedies instead of acclaimed works of literature only bothers me a tiny bit.” X-D LOL

    “I need the approval of the receptionist when I have a good weigh in” – Girl, you crack me up! And I think I subconsciously do the same thing.

    Yes. Whatever.works.


  5. January 23, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    A) I loved Heathers so much growing up.
    B) Whenever I watch something that makes me laugh out loud while working out, I always get embarrassed because I’m already out of breath, and the laughing makes it even worse and then I’m laughing and gasping on the StepMill like a crazy person.

  6. cookie
    January 23, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    I so would love to have a treadmill at home! It’s really exciting what’s happening at your job, I hope you will have a great new boss if it comes to that..

  7. January 23, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    My husband watches Saturday Night Live on elliptical and we can hear him laughing all over the house. Great stress release in addition to exercise.

  8. January 23, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    I once walked on my treadmill barefoot for a couple miles. I don’t recommend it (unless you want to seriously exfoliate the soles of your feet! OW!) And I love Heathers! 🙂 I also have a lot of lines pop up from Spaceballs and Young Frankenstein. So, you know. *ahem*.

    • January 24, 2013 at 9:56 am

      Separated at birth. Seriously.

  9. Krysten
    January 24, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    “Hooooot Poooocket!”

    • January 25, 2013 at 10:11 am

      Thanks – now I’ll be singing “Hooooot Pooooooocket” all day long! Curse you and your similar sense of humor!!! 😉

  10. cookie
    January 28, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    I’ve seen you already got one, but you can never have too many blog of the year, awards, can you? So you got one from me too

  11. January 29, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Honestly, I have been wondering what was going on at your job this week – ?

  12. Miz
    January 31, 2013 at 8:21 am

    checking back in on you…

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