Saturday, March 19, 2011

Just a Quickie

Yikes! One month since my last blog update! I don't have positive news to report in the weight loss front but I'm eternally positive that I will conquer as long as I keep moving forward.

Being part of opening a new hospital is much more than I expected. My work days are averaging 16 hours and truthfully, it's been wreaking havoc on my good intentions. Not sure about where my weight is right now as I've fluctuated from 162 to 167 and then back over the past week. Lack of sleep, inconsistent water and food intake are the key culprits. Of course that's not news to any of you!

There's still a lot to do to prepare my department for opening and once the hospital is open, I will likely be working seven days/week ensuring that our processes are being followed and that our patients needs are being met. I have to be realistic about the plans I can implement. My focus will be on walking and food prep. My meals won't be fancy but they will meet my needs.

I see the light at the end of the tunnel and I know normalcy will be mine one day :)

- Kareen, RD

4 comments:

Thirteenlbs said...

Wow, opening a new hospital! What is your role in all of that?

Congrats to you- it sounds so rewarding.

i_amEatingRight said...

Rewarding is a word I'll probably use in a year...right now, crazy is the best description :) I'm in nutrition services helping build patient menus and also creating the clinical nutrition program.

purple_moonflower123 said...

Congrats on opening a new hospital! Being an RD can be very rewarding, from what I've heard and read! I know that you will be very busy, but remember to take some time for yourself.

i_amEatingRight said...

Thanks for the encouragement! Working on remembering not to sacrifice myself in the process.