Monday, December 08, 2008
I have just come off of 2 weeks of being super busy. The job prospect kept me busy preparing for interviews, etc. I had the last one today. It was a panel interview with 5 people including city councillors, etc. Later I couldn't unwind over lunch. In the afternoon my husband got me relaxed and I soaked in the tub and had a nap. I am not interested in the job, as it is very political, and requires a lot more time than I can commit to. My area of weakness is information systems, but otherwise I would have done well as Director of Finance and Administration. I wish I had spoken up and said I wasn't interested in the job. It will be interesting to find out how I was ranked against the other 2 finalists. I did want interview experience to get ready for job search in January so this has been a good experience. Whew I am so glad it is over.
Saturday, December 06, 2008
I read a posting by someone who has a urinary incontinence issue when doing certain exercises. I had the same challenge, and a couple of years ago I had a very simple, painless 10 minute out patient procedure performed under an epideral. It immediately remedied the condition.
It is known as Monarc transobturator sling procedures, where a synthetic material is placed under the uretha to lift it up and stop bladder leakage.
Now that I think of it, that is what got me started exercising and being active again.
Monday, December 01, 2008
December is the countdown to the end of the year. Soon I will be weighing for the last time this year and recording that number. I have lost 23 pounds this year, but with a little effort it could be 25 or more, so my goal is to lose 1% of my weight. I am going to exercise daily for a total of 900 minutes and record my food in SP, it could be that easy.
I have another interview on the weekend. I will continue reading to prepare.
Last week we put up the tree and decorated the house. It looks great, so we can relax and enjoy it.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I have been busy since I got back from The Dominican Republic on Friday, so I haven't blogged, put on pics, unpacked, caught up on household chores, etc. I was planning on getting caught up with things at home, and start looking for a job to start January 1st.
Sunday night I applied for a job online, got an answer Monday morning, had a phone interview on Tuesday and I am flying out for a job interview tomorrow (not Thanksgiving in Canada).
I thought the best job for me would be one where I could maintain a balance in my life, have fun, and continue to work on weight loss and improving my health. I didn't think it would be a job where I could work in a professional capacity, so likely I would get a job that required some amount of manual labour (exercise). However, this one would be in a professional capacity and the exercise facilities are all around me.
I applied for a job, at what will be the largest recreational complex in Western Canada. It seems like a dream job to work at a place where there will be the state of the art exercise equipment, Olympic swimming pool, golf course, river walk trails, etc.
Here is what it says on the website.
“My Big Spirit Playground”
Island Park is currently undergoing an extensive redevelopment project. Surrounded by the picturesque Miskanaw golf course, this state-of-the-art facility will encompass many unique features, including a range of sporting and recreational amenities. As a family oriented organization we strive to enhance a sense of pride, identity and spirit in our community. It will be an affordable and accessible gathering place for culture, leisure and recreational activities that will enrich the quality of life for our residents.
Our inclusive facility will accommodate the growing population. In addition to our already existing facility, we will be enhancing our services to the community with a number of special features. The community will be able to take advantage of a new ice arena, curling rinks, and leisure ice surfaces. A 200 meter running track will surround two indoor-field houses. Our 10,000 square foot fitness centre and child mind area, will allow for optimum health and wellness. As the only water facility of its kind, we will feature an eight-lane Olympic size pool, diving boards, hot tubs, an inner-tube river, water slides and Splash Park. Other exciting features such as squash and racquet ball courts are sure to please everyone. Our hospitality department will include a lounge, conference & meeting facilities and banquet room. As the host to many exciting events and programs, Island Park is the place to be.
I am happy to have an interview, but didn't expect to have a job prospect on my first try. This may not be the job for me, but it's a start in the process of getting back to work.
Here so many people fly home at Christmas, so party season starts early. On Friday night we are going to a big bash and Saturday night we are hosting my husband's work team, about 50-60 people. Last night we put up the Christmas tree and today I am decorating it and preparing for the interview. Whew, I really should unpack.
I was feeling a little overwhelmed when I started writing this, but it has put things in perspective. I have started my job search and am looking forward to parties on the weekend and I need to relax about the interview tomorrow. I can do it.
Thursday, October 09, 2008
I was trying on the clothes I am packing. One of my sweaters looked lumpy so I put on a midriff body shaper and it didn't do much. Grrrrr... then I looked at the size of it, 3X. No wonder it was too big! I should have a 1X LOL.
OK, here is what appears to be an easy way to do a 24 fast. You eat finish eating by 6 PM and then eat the next day after 6 PM. I have Muslim friends that are fasting during Ramadan which is October. They eat at night after sunset. They say they feel better after they've had a few days of fasting and as expected they do lose some weight. Masood loses about 8 pounds, and Mona about 10 pounds. Hmmm.... don't know how long they do this for. They don't consider it the same as eating one meal a day, but fasting. They feel better while they are fasting which of course they attribute to their spirituality. They say there is not credible medical information that there are any ill effects of doing the annual fasting, however there are people who are exempt from it - kids, pregnant and nursing women, old, ill and insane people.
I did it yesterday and today I am down a pound today. So today is a regular day for me. I had triscuits with melted aged Cheddar on top for breakfast, a little Cheddar goes a long way. Yesterday I kept busy working around here, had lots of energy, walked with Kali, drank lots of water, had 2 coffees and didn't feel hungry. I felt good yesterday and I feel good today. Surprisingly I wasn't at any hungrier at dinner or at breakfast. I have been desperate to get the scale moving again so maybe this is the answer for me.
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