There's been no news on the job front. I called on Monday (one week after my interview) and got the HR lady's voice mail. Left a message inquiring about the position and a job offer but she never called me back. I'm guessing, from past experiences, this is a "no". So ... at least I have the job I have and I'll keep going.
I'm going to San Diego in February. My youngest daughter's fiance is graduating from Marine boot camp and we decided to go and show our support. Neither the hubby or I are really fond of this young man but he's trying and they are getting married so ... I figure it wouldn't have mattered who she chose, he never would have been good enough for our baby! We leave on Weds the 7th and get back on Sat the 10th. I'll take my laptop with and hope to keep in touch if I can find the time.
Got a phone call from my oldest daughter and she's going to have another baby in July or August. She goes for an ultrasound today and said she'd call later to give me a due date. Good thing I finally finished Ceci's baby blanket. I've started one for the younger daughter's baby and now have yet another to get done by early summer. This grandma needs to get busy!
Nothing much else to report. I shot back up to 400 pounds but as of today am back down again to 395. I am longing for the day I go under 390 and then go down more. I know it's going to happen but not without more committment and effort on my part. I'm working on it; really I am!
The interview went pretty well. I interviewed with someone in the HR department first. Then I had to take a typing test. I managed to type 62 words per minute with 93% accuracy. That was just the practice, but she said I did so well I could keep that score if I wanted. That's what I went with.
Next I talked with the manager of the department I'd be working for. She sounded pretty positive that I'd be getting an offer by the end of the week. No call yet, but I'm still crossing my fingers and praying about it, too.
My current work position continues to get worse. Last night I had to help restrain the same girl four times. It was horrible and I'm really tired of it all. With any luck, I won't be there much longer.
I am down another two pounds this week. It could be because I've had the flu and spent a LOT of time in the bathroom, but I'm taking it anyway. I really hate being sick and am just now feeling more myself. Started not feeling well on this past Sunday so that's a long time for me to be sick.
Have a job interview on Monday morning. I'd love to get out of the group home. The girls are getting more and more violent. One had to be restrained three times the other evening. They think nothing of walking right up to staff and hitting them in the face. They are so disrespectful and out of control. It's really sad!
The interview is for a job I actually applied for back in July of last year in a hospital. It is for a scheduling positon. The HR woman I spoke with said they hadn't an opening until now. Cool! In spite of working the overnight on Sunday night, I'm going and I'll put my best foot forward. Fingers are crossed but I'm really leaving it all in the Lord's hands. I feel He brought me here where I am today to get my leg taken care of and He will move me when He's ready. Until then, I plod along doing the best I can do.
Thanks to a good friend who reminded me I hadn't updated here in a while. I keep meaning to post daily in this blog, but I forget and then there are days I don't even get online. I needed the push today though.
The resumption of my journey is actually going really well. I've been able to stay within my calorie range (except for one day) and within the percentages for protein/carbs/fat that Spark has set for me. For me, that's been quite the accomplishment.
I forgot to weigh myself when I got up this afternoon, so it's going to have to wait until tomorrow morning. That will be a more accurate weight anyway so it's okay. I feel like I'm losing weight again. I had a comment yesterday about smelling "fruity" and in the past a doctor advised me that was the smell of ketones burning confirming that I'm actually burning fat. I don't smell it but this person did and commented on it more than once. That's the only thing it could be as I don't wear any perfumes and I use unscented soap, shampoo, etc as I'm allergic to many of them.
I'm sticking with my program well. I'm pleased with my progress. Today is the first day of January and that means within the week I need to add exercise back into my program, too. I'm determined to do this. I'll start wearing my pedometer again starting tomorrow. I'll also drag out my Leslie Sansone WATP DVD and do that at least a couple times per week. I'm excited to see how well I can do it now that I no longer have my "sidekick" tumor hanging from my leg.
This used to head my blog here at Sparkpeople. I am ready to move forward so I'm moving it and redoing my intro.
Never Miss Again
1. Having to wake up DH or DD to help me get my socks and shoes on.
2. Having to sit down on a plastic step stool to shower.
3. Buying ugly things or things I don't want because they fit (this includes shoes, clothes, cars, etc.)
What I love about NOW
1. I have my independence back.
2. I have lots of new friends and a wide support base of people who understand exactly where I'm coming from and exactly where I'm going.
3. Going to the movies and fitting into the seat.
What I just CAN'T wait for
1. Enjoying shopping again whether it's for food, clothes, whatever because I can walk and not get tired.
2. Going to an amusement park and being able to fit on the rides and now have to sit and wait for everyone else to have fun.
3. Getting to meet some of my new friends (and espeically my newly adopted sister Teresa) at our very own SP thread get together!