Friday, January 16, 2009

Laid Off

Yesterday my position was eliminated. I was however, offered another position within the company, but the pay would be greatly reduced. My husband and I work for the same company and the exact same thing happened to him. We went home and talked over the options before deciding that having a job was better than not having a job.

We were both quite depressed yesterday so when my dad and his wife offered to take us out to dinner we accepted. I had the veggie fajitas, which would have been very easy to eat and stay vegan, but I was depressed and so I piled them with cheese and sour cream. I felt that sick, overeaten feeling afterward, so it was not like the comfort food was all that comforting - it did serve to reinforce my commitment to eat dairy free. I know how much worse I feel after eating badly, and I really don't want to do it anymore.

Today, after talking with several people in higher up positions we are both starting to feel more excited about the new positions. It was presented so cut and dry yesterday, that it was hard to feel good about it, but today the people we spoke with were so positive and happy that we were going to be in their area and really made us feel good and wanted and needed. I have eaten really well today, with no slips so far! It helps that I was upset earlier and thus food was not on my mind, but even now, I had some good lentil soup for lunch and lots of water all day. It is turning out to be a decent day.

Now, if the headache and sore throat would just go away.... I am not getting sick, I am not getting sick, I am not getting sick....


  1. I am so sorry to hear about this...I am sure that I soon will be laid off.

  2. I'm very sorry to hear about your jobs, Smug. Even though you suspected it was coming, the economic consequences are horrible. I'm sure to be in the same boat as you both come early Summer. Good luck with your new jobs and hopefully you'll be able to transition into better paying ones soon.