As I posted in my status update today, I had both a scale victory and a non-scale victory!
The scale victory is when I get a new low, especially one that gives me a new pound-number, not just lower fraction of a pound. So today I hit 156.8. To me it's a scale victory even though my last low was 157.0. Sure, it's just a difference of 0.2 pounds (maybe as little as 0.1, maybe as much as 0.3, but my scale measures in 0.2 increments) but it got me below 157 so I now have my eyes set on 155-point-anything! It is at this point I move a gem from my "pounds to lose" jar to my "pounds lost" jar:
The one on the left is my "pounds to lose" jar, and the one on the right is the "pounds lost" jar. I have those decorative glass gems in there, and some are even shaped like hearts. So I move one gem every time I get below a full pound (such as today), and I move one of the large heart gems every time I get into a new 10-pound range (such as going from 160.0 to 159.8).
I used to move them back and forth when I gained, too, but then I kept forgetting exactly how many I had in each one. So I decided it was more motivating to look at it every morning when I got up knowing I had this low before, I can do it again, and I can even do better. It makes moving a gem into the "pounds lost" jar feel more like an accomplishment.
My non-scale victory is my favorite pair of black jeans! I was able to put them on and close them today! Mind you, there was some muffin-topping and camel-toeing going on (the muffin-topping wasn't as bad as I expected, but I have enough "junk in the trunk" and padding around my thighs to make the camel-toe a little too obvious), so I'm not going to be wearing them in public yet, but the fact that I could actually get them on and buttoned without too much of a struggle felt so good!
I have a goal of hitting between 145-150 by Thanksgiving (6-12 more pounds in 6 weeks). I'm pretty sure I can hit 150, and when I do I'll try the jeans on again. I'm certain that if I can hit 145, I'll be wearing them during the holiday!
In other news, I was supposed to have a phone interview on Friday, but the person I was supposed to interview with was completely swamped and didn't have time. Which is why she needs a new hire in the first place! So that's been rescheduled to Monday at 11 am. If anyone has has prayers or candles to light or anything, I would greatly appreciate it. I know I can wow them with my personality, but have been turned down multiple times because I haven't been working in so long...despite being in school. I keep telling myself it's THEIR loss because I'm incredibly self-motivated and a hard worker (turning my life around and even losing weight wouldn't have happened if I wasn't) and if they can't see that then they must be blind.
Seriously, I was once told, "You have the best experience, but you'd be working in an office on your own and don't know if you have the self-motivation to be able to work alone like that." My roommate laughed incredulously at that, saying I was the most hard-working, motivated, and *MOTIVATIONAL* person she knew. (I don't know about THAT, but it was nice hearing it. XD) Pfft...well, while the location of that particular office was PERFECT (5 minutes away, wouldn't even have to get on the interstate) and I knew every aspect of how to do that job, they also didn't give me a fair interview because everyone else got an HTML "test" to show what they could do, but they dropped the ball when it came to me. Never sent me the test, even when I reminded them of it twice. Not sure I want to work for that anyway.
The company that gives me a chance will hit the jackpot.
But bills are piling up quickly, so I REALLY hope this company is willing to give me a chance!
Fingers crossed for Monday!