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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

There's a part-time position open at the Central Library for a YA librarian.

Pros: It's more money. 30 hours a week instead of 40 might allow me to take an additional class per semester and finish my degree sooner. It's a YA position, something I'm good at and I know a lot about; I love teens and their media.

Cons: 30 hours a week knocks me from full-time to part-time, resulting in higher insurance and higher costs for gym membership. They might not consider me for the position since I don't have an MLIS yet, though I'm working toward the bachelors' in library science.

I'm torn about applying for a few reasons. I'm tired of being rejected and this feels like a rejection waiting to happen. And, even if they did offer me the job, I don't know if I can afford to switch to part-time. But I want that job. I want to work with YA and I crave the activities I'd be involved in with teens. I love working with teens and YA is where I want to eventually end up working.

I just don't know what to do.

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BE-THE-CHANGE 6/6/2013 7:41AM

    "But I want that job."

Go for it!

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KOFFEENUT 6/5/2013 8:49PM

    It sounds like you're really passionate about this opportunity. Will it "hurt" anything if you apply? Meaning, will it cause problems with your current job, or work against you if you apply for another position at the Central Library in the future? In general I figure if it won't "hurt" anything and it only costs me my time - I should go for it!

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Tuesday, June 04, 2013

I'm still moving forward. I did really, really terribly yesterday, coming in at 2300 calories eaten. But I'm on track today and I spent 30 minutes on the elliptical yesterday and today. If I'm particularly careful, I won't mess up the week with one bad day, even with Arbys for dinner tomorrow night and parents visiting this weekend.

I will remember to eat more greens than carbs and fat.

I will remember that one is better than five.

I will keep myself accountable.

And I will smile.


Starting Out

Monday, June 03, 2013

It's the new week and a new day. I slept really well, though that meant getting up a little later than expected. My iPod's been at work all weekend and was utterly dead when I got here, a disappointment for my workout after work, but I'll be okay.

I need to hit the gym after work, then head over to Sam's club for cheese, coffee and FrontLine. Theo had a flea on him last night and Puff's been making short little forays into the front yard, so we need to protect them both from fleas and ticks. Goody.

I'm trying to stay focused. I have pizza for lunch from last night and I'll have to work out on an empty stomach because there's nothing else to eat and I don't want to buy something at the cafe. It's so expensive. But Ian will be home when I get there and we have leftover Indian from Saturday.

It's gonna be a good day. Even if I have to force it. :D

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Sunday, June 02, 2013

So I weighed in this morning. Last time I'd weighed in was back in April and I was 162. This morning, I was 164. I'm pleased with this, honestly, because it means I haven't back-slid as much as I was afraid I had. This gives me a stable platform to launch back into my weight loss again.

My goal is still 140, though I've considered trying to drop to 135. We'll see how I feel about 140, which will put me 1 point within a "normal" BMI for my height. Since Matt and Rachel's wedding has come and gone (and, honestly, the photos for their wedding compared to Mike and Nikki's wedding a year ago REALLY show how far I've come), I need to set a new goal date. It's a little harder this time because I don't have a dress size to aim for or a big event I want to look best for. I'm aiming for the beginning of September, which is Ian's birthday.

I have 24 pounds to lose and a Virginia summer to do it in. I can do this. I've done it before.

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D&D and Indian Food

Saturday, June 01, 2013

I made black lentils and kidney beans for dinner tonight. Complete and utter success. Taste was out of this world, even if the sodium was kind of high. Great protein, great potassium, flavor that just wouldn't quit and a warm, buttery texture that I am in love with. Not so spicy as to hurt, either. I loved it, my husband loved it, my brothers-in-law loved it and one of my sisters-in-law loved it (she had two bowls and eyed a third!). The other sister-in-law and her little brother gave it a miss, but that was pretty much what we expected, since they're not exactly adventurous and spicy isn't their cup of tea.

I spent most of the day getting ready to have everyone over for D&D, which meant cleaning house, moving the dinette table out and moving the card tables in so we had enough seating, and keeping an eye on dinner. I also managed a chapter in Psychology and my discussion board posting, which is due on Monday, so I'm getting a leg up for the last week of this class. Three more chapters and I'm through.

And in a week, Mom will be here! Not even a full week, since she'll be here Thursday sometime. I can hardly wait! Of course, Ian still needs to move the mattress back over here, but it'll happen.

I'm feeling pretty good. I did work, even if it wasn't sustained exercise and ate well, coming inside my goals for everything, even sodium! Weigh-in tomorrow morning might not be stellar, since it'll be my first in almost a month, but I know I can do this.

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