Well, I have been doing a series of interviews since Tuesday. Greg's mom went into the hospital with the virus that's been going around and had to stay due to pneumonia. Greg's sister had it originally and is still sick and Greg and his mom got it after her. He's almost better- it's day nine for him. I am on Day 5. I came down with it the night after my first interview. My second interview 2 days later-- I was surprised to find there were 20 people already waiting in line ahead of me and 10 more came after. I had to wait an hour before they could see me. By that time I was pretty delirious and worried about getting back to my car before the 90 minute parking limit expired. The questions and answers were a total blur and I thought I blew it for sure. But maybe because I had waited so long in that cold hallway and because of my sweet spirit (Greg's phrase) they offered me a 3rd interview the next morning. I went to bed early and managed to be more clear headed and energetic. I got the job drug tests and paperwork pending. Very very happy and excited.!! Meanwhile I have gotten much sicker. My workouts have been weak and very sad. I go through the motions and take breaks in between. I know I am definitely not going as strong as I wanted. I keep going because of the commitment I made to myself as part of the January Jump start team. I wrote my nutritional info on a piece of paper and log it into Spark when I have a moment of energy which is very rare these past few days. I still need to log Thursday's meals in as well as today-- the last day of my second week of the challenge. 2 more weeks to go of this first month. This first month of the year isn't going how I expected it. It's a lot tougher than I wanted it to be but there have been very pleasant surprises and wonderful support from people-- especially here. I have been doing very well on my diet-- haven't been able to cook much but I have plenty of quick oats, soups both healthy Progresso and frozen homemade, and grapefruits, pears, and bananas. The house has fallen into mess and disarray but what is that in the scheme of things. A coffee table littered with cough drop wrappers and tissues (I can never seem to pick it all up before they multiply like secret little bunnies) and the sink is full of dishes. Worst of all-- my Xmas decorations are still up--- taunting me and shaming me. Bleh, I stick my tongue out to all of that. All that matters is health, happiness, love, and taking care of ourselves. Greg has started his diet and he has already lost 8 pounds! He wants us all to take better care of ourselves his mom and his sister too. We will resolve to be more active and treat ourselves better. We all deserve it. Life is too short it goes by too fast. Grab that spark with both hands and hold on no matter what.