In JOB RELATED news:
Thank you thank you thank you for all honest opinions regarding the job situation. It’s definitely one of the toughest decisions I’ve had to make yet – something that will change the course of my life for the next year (and even years after depending what happens!).
It turns out the hospital job back at school is only part time (25-35 hours a week), so I would definitely have to get another part time job in the morning hours (before 3:00) and/or the weekends.
I didn’t talk about it yesterday, but the job here at home is in a weight loss clinic and it deals with counseling patients, meal planning, and other weight loss related issues. Something that interests me very much – especially considering it pays more than double the hospital job 😉
I have to let the hospital know by the end of this week. And the nutrition counseling/weight loss clinic job won’t let me know if they want to do a 2nd interview until the end of this week/beginning of next. Oy.
Unfortunately, due to financial circumstances, money is tighter than tight right now, so my parents won’t be able to help me out at all if I move. Many of you suggested that option, but that is a no-go.
In FOOD/RUN related news, I thought I would give you a glimpse into my day (not today -a few days ago):
Breakfast was carb-o-licious.
2 Nature’s Path hemp plus waffles topped with 2 T Einstein’s bluberry cream cheese & syrup. I love these waffles. But the maple cinnamon are still my favorite 🙂
My run was tough!! I thought about going on a long run, but really didn’t feel up to it, so I decided on a mid-length run of 7-8 miles. Plus my knee has been really sore since my knee brace-less run on Wednesday. The route I went on today used to be my favorite when I was running a couple years ago, but it’s very very hilly.
I would show you just how hilly, but my Garmin is being dumb (no offense Garmin – I still love you!) and not connecting to my computer.)
Total: 7.12 miles
Post-run turkey, laughing cow, mustard on a whole wheat tortilla.
For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to add nectarine slices?
Snack soon after before heading on errands – Cottage cheese & berries.
(not very good. I swear I tasted coconut?)
At Costco they were sampling
cookies vitamin loaded chemical bars from the “Cookie Diet.” Of course since I’m all aboard the weight loss train now, I was down to try a cookie for my next meal.
Please please don’t tell me you believed that. I was just very curious to see what these “cookies” tasted like. Blech. I literally had to spit it out. Cookie? Cookie???? These people should be arrested for calling this a cookie. Poor poor cookies everywhere. Don’t let this guy give you a bad name.
I came home starving for dinna!
Peanut butter jelly Sushiiiiiiii time.
And soon after – carrot fry time!
The other day I happened to get up and start making carrot fries in the afternoon. My sister asked what I was making.
“Carrots fries,” I say. Duh.
“Oh of course – carrot fries. A totally normal thing to make.” My sister replies.
I guess I forget sometimes not everyone eats carrot fries, oatmeal out of nut butter jars, and pumpkin on a daily basis like bloggers.
Later that night, more snackage continued. With watermelon x2.
And chocolate “ice cream” (almond milk + cocoa powder + ice + xanthan/guar gum) topped with chocolate syrup and a small scoop of Heath Toffee real ice cream.
And yes. This was all in accordance with my weight loss plan 😉
Please insert 3-5 apricots somewhere between the above pictures. I forget when and how much I ate of them.