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I'm off track again this week, just because it's a weird week. I am getting in 4 mile walks though and avoiding sugar and mostly sticking with my eating window.
They finally called me about the job I applied for and I have the interview tomorrow. I happen to know that only me and one other person applied. I'm very nervous, no so much about the interview, but about possibly making a huge change!
i feel you need to be kinder to yourself with your weight related challenges! I think doing the walk, keeping sugar low, and sticking to your eating window are great achievements. I know you like monitoring things, but when you have so many, it is hard for them all to be " " ! I do admire your persistence though and that you don't give up.
Hey! After nearly a month"on hold", it's about time for that interview!
It's a long story, but I had the interview on Thursday and they wanted me to come back on Friday morning to do a demo lesson. However, in reflecting on the interview and a couple of conversations I had with people who are familiar with the school, I got the feeling that while the job itself would be fine, the environment might not be very supportive and the principal might be difficult to work for. I decided it wasn't the risk, especially for the same salary. I ended up sending them an email thanking them for their time and telling them that I decided the position wasn't right for me right now and didn't want to take up anymore of their time with the demo lesson. I am very comfortable with the decision and hope that something else will come along in time!
With this week being so crazy, I haven't been tracking still, but still doing pretty good with not eating sugar. I did have a chai and of course had to test the chocolate chip cookies that I made to bring my friend at the hospital! I'm getting my walks in too. It's supposed to be really hot here today, so I'll be heading out soon for a walk to try to beat the heat.
Tomorrow I'm leaving to go visit my cousin in Canada, stopping in Vermont on the way. I'm definitely looking forward to getting away from everything for a while! I definitely won't be tracking for the week, but do hope to get a lot of walking in every day! I told my cousin I don't eat breakfast (to which she responded "But that's the most important meal of the day!" ) so that should help me stick to my eating windows! And I do expect to eat some sugary things, but will try to only eat things that are truly worth it.
I will have full services on my cell phone, so will be able to check in a bit. I'm not sure if I'm going to bring my laptop or not.
Anyway, thanks for those of you reading this and have a great week!
A suggestion for a summer "job" might be an internship at a high tech company. If disinclined for a coding position with all its pressure, consider one in test. The pressure "to create" is far less, the job more flexible in scope, and there's always code-tinkering on the side to automate tests if interested.
Hopefully the interview was a useful experience anyway - well, it was useful in as much as it helped you decide that you did not really want the job! Now you can relax and enjoy your summer break.
Btw - Doesn't your full time job pay you during holidays??
Great news about your friend's daughter. Hopefully her speech will return okay soon.
Good luck and best wishes for getting all those chores done, and for staying on track with your weight management plan as best you can!
We only get paid for the 10 months of the year that we work. You can have that spread out over the 12 months, but that would be a big hit to my regular paycheck. When I changed careers, I basically took more than a 50% pay cut, so I needed to get my whole paycheck just to make ends meet. As I said, in the beginning I was able to still work the summers doing software development work, so that worked out ok. Then when I got the adjunct position, I just put most of that money aside and save it for the summer. My budget works out well that way for me!
I guess when you decided to change jobs that you had other reasons that compensated for the loss of income?
Teachers in Australia get paid during the school holidays, but they (often) work long hours during the term (as no doubt you do too), do have to do some work during their holidays, and don't get paid relatively that much in the whole scheme of things.
I loved my time teaching but am glad that I took early retirement, aged 55, from my teaching/headteacher (principal)'s post before I began to not love it. I have a great time now and am lucky to have my health so that nothing stops me doing what I want to do, when I want to do it!
Today is my last day here. I've enjoyed my trip, but am definitely ready to go home. I am really interested in weighing myself when I do get home. I haven't really been bad with my eating. I've stuck with my 16:8 fasting, which has been pretty easy really and I've hardly had any sweets. I did have a local favorite called a Beaver Tail, which was very good! I've also been getting in about 12,000 steps a day. Besides that we've only gone out to eat a few times and since I'm staying at my cousin's house it's weird to snack on her food. But I haven't really worried about what type of food I've eaten at meals and such. I hope I can keep these habits easily when I get home. I'm also thinking of trying to wean myself off of Stevia (and other sweeteners) and eventually be able to drink my tea/iced tea unsweetened. We'll see!
Anyway, I hope everyone is doing well with their particular brand of fasting. Looking forward to getting back into my regular routine and posting regularly!
Weight: 168.6 (168.6)
Eating Window: 12:30-7:30
Net Carbs: 153
Other Exercise: 3 mile walk
Well, if I lost any weight on vacation, I made up for on the drive back and the next day! But, not gaining weight on vacation is a good thing, I guess. I am now getting back on track. I went to the grocery store yesterday and stocked up on healthy foods. Of course today, I have lunch and dinner plans! But we are going to a healthy place for lunch and dinner is Trivia night, so I'm planning just to have an appetizer and maybe just one beer. I will be heading out for my walk soon.
I'm going to Florida to visit my family on July 31st. If I haven't lost even a few pounds by then, then I think I'm going to join Weight Watchers again when I get back. Maybe I just need the structure and accountability. We'll see!
Hope everyone is enjoying the summer (if it's summer where you are!)