Saturday, September 03, 2011
Well, I didn't get the job with the physics department (all I got back from them was a very short email that said they had hired the person they felt was the best match for the department and good luck with my career at the university), but that's fine since I ended up getting a job with the President's office.
After three interviews at which I felt went spectacularly (and I did get a very nice phone call back from the other department I interviewed in saying that I had "blown them away" at the interview but they needed someone who could work afternoons), I ended up getting the one job for which I didn't think the interview had gone so well. Go figure. Really, I didn't think it had gone well at all...for some reason, I let my nerves get to me and started babbling, which is what always used to happen to me during interviews. I was trying to avoid it this time, and I had been successful up until that last interview, which is the one I got. Again, go figure.
Maybe I'm just that charming when I start babbling like an idiot?
Anyway, the President's office was a little intimidating. After all, my last job was in a tech department in the basement of a community college, and there I was in the professionally decorated, well lit office of the President of a large university. Yep, I was tripping all over myself.
Oh well, I got the job, anyway, so I guess I shouldn't complain! I would have loved it if I could have felt that it was because I really nailed the interview, but at least they won't be expecting someone who isn't completely awkward. So I can just be my completely awkward self now and I won't blow their expectations, lol...
I haven't really been tracking my calories faithfully lately, since I've been so busy. I have been watching what I eat, except for yesterday. It's the holiday weekend, so I went back to my parents house for the weekend and we went to Fort Worth, to 7th Street (an entertainment district with shopping, a Movie Tavern, and lots of restraunts and bars). We got gilato before the movie (saw Our Idiot Brother), which was wonderful - I got coconut, mango-cucumber and lavendar flavored, my favorite of which was the mango-cucumber, which was dairy-free. Probably should have stuck to the small (the medium was quite a bit) but I don't really regret it. Then we went to one of the bars and I drank water and ate some popcorn. I had a glass of red wine during the movie, and afterwards we went to Fred's (a restraunt/bar which has been on Drivers, Diners and Dives). Since we don't go there very often, I treated myself to a very delicious cheeseburger and fries, although I did stick with the 1/4 pound burger, despite the fact that it cost more than the 1/2 pounder (1/2 pounder comes with fries, with a 1/4 pounder they cost extra, so it ends up being more than the 1/2 pounder). Anyway, I really didn't feel bad about it, since I haven't had a real cheeseburger all summer...
I think it's a good sign when you can treat yourself and not feel bad about it. I know I've already lost a lot of weight (I was at 148 the other day, which is almost back to the weight I was a year ago) and that I've really changed my eating habit this time, so I don't feel like treating myself on one day is going to completely thwart my plans to lose weight now. I know it's just a treat, and it's not going to be a problem to go back to eatting low cal the next day. Of course, I've got to be careful that I don't start treating myself too often, because I still would like to lose some more weight before Christmas. Anyway, I should be able to go back to tracking my food all the time next week, since I should be able to start settling into a normal schedule with my new job and won't be running all over campus to interviews.