Happy Friday Sunday! It’s kind of Friday to me. No work tomorrow = HOLLA!! Yes, I do work weekends as part of my job. And by weekends, I mean 6 am.
In all honesty though? It’s not that bad! The time flies by, I’m constantly doing something, and I love the people I work with.
Maybe I’m getting ahead of myself, since it was only my first weekend. But let’s hope it stays this good 🙂
I am super bummed that I can’t go out weekend nights. Well I could. But that’d be crazy. Exhaustion also tends to set in at around 3/3:30. My eating schedule is all whack. Oh and I have to figure out a running routine. I’m literally on my feet walking miles all freaking day. My feet and legs don’t feel like running after that!
Anyways, enough of that. Working has seriously jacked up my appetite! Or my body needs to get used running again. Or maybe because it’s that special time of the month. All I know is the other night I tossed and turned for hours starving!
Somehow this ended up with me in bed:
Um. Yes. Who needs a man when you have chocolate hazelnut butter?
Still hungry…there used to be ice cream in that cup.
Working these early weekend shifts throws off my eating as well. I obviously need to eat before work even though I’m not hungry yet. So I’ve been keeping it slightly small.
Yogurt with raw oatmeal, jam, & a scoop of nut butter:
Today I had the same thing, just with Kashi Golean (which I got for $2.50!! Budget post coming soon!).
Plus numerous cups of coffee obviously.
6:00-8:45: Stay busy writing out lunch tickets, putting together breakfast trays, and delivering breakfast to the patients.
At 8:45 we get our “breakfast break.” The cafeteria is closed, but we can take what we want from the leftover breakfast for the patients or from the stockroom. I’ve been sticking with:
- Scrambled eggs or egg substitutes
- Muffin (banana or blueberry)
- Cottage cheese
9:00-10:55: Restock, take patient’s lunch orders, pick up breakfast trays from rooms, get & deliver snacks, etc.
At 10:55 we break for lunch. See how my schedule is wacky? I’m usually not super hungry now, especially since I just had a small breakfast snack not too long ago. But I obviously need to eat! The cafeteria is open now and we can get food, but on the weekends there’s not as many options. For example it was beef fajitas both days
Yesterday I stuck with an herb roasted chicken, steamed veggies, and something else I can’t remember.
Today I had carrots au gratin (not sure, but it was cheesy, crusty yummy carrots), tomato florentine soup, and steamed green beans.
Plus we get free unlimited drinks. So I usually stick with the
mojitos or margaritas minute maid lemonade light or diet coke. I need to stop though and stick with iced tea.
11:30-2:30: Make lunch trays, deliver lunch, restock, clean, pick up lunch trays, etc.
Then I’m off!
So since I have such an early lunch (11:00!), and I’m
exercising walking aorund for 8 hours, I’m obviously hungry around 3:30 for a snack. And then again around 5:30 for dinner.
Last night I had sauteed veggies with chili beans & the last of my pasta sauce. Weird? But cheap. And it worked.
And tonight I had steamed seasoned veggies over a salad with Asian sesame dressing. And a Gardenburger portabella burger. Which was delish. And topped it off with some yummy mango chutney from Costco. Dude Costco is awesome.
x those veggies by 2 (I ate the whole bag. So sue me).
So anyways, yes. That might have been a bit wordy, but that’s what my weekend schedule looked like and will probably look like most weekends from now on!
Like I said – I really need to find a balance between work, eating, sleep, and running!
I’ve also been enjoying my new favorite night time snack. Plain yogurt + peanut flour stuck in the freezer for a good 30-45 minutes. Then mixed with some jam.
HOLY BAD QUALITY PICTURE.
I need a camera. Pronto.
Currently enjoying some of above said yogurt and watching The Last Song. There’s no cable in this house so I missed the Emmy’s 😦 Thank goodness for Redbox and Netflix on demand!
How was your weekend? Do anything more exciting than me?
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