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Friday, March 22, 2013

I have been babystepping back to the sweet sparking spot. Still not there yet though. Drinking water, eating freggies, need to move more and curb junk food.

My new job still hasn't begun. I hoped to be working this week. I will be getting some training late in the week NEXT week. Argh! I guess I just have to roll with it. I continue to draw unemployment and I really wish I could quit. Part of being on unemployment is having to report job search activities so I have to continue to DO job search activities even though I feel I already HAVE a job. But until I am actually working, I am going to keep doing all of this. I really don't enjoy making all these applications, but it is what it is. I have taken the attitude that I don't have to be a perfect fit for the jobs I'm applying for; if I believe I could do it, I apply. I only have a low expectation of hearing back from them but occasionally they do contact me! I have an interview with a school in China on Sunday night at 9:00 (they are in Beijing). Again, I don't really think this will materialize, but I am keeping my options open. My husband really wants to get work abroad so we keep making applications. It will be such a relief to be working again. Not just for my pocketbook but for my mind as well.

We are still planning to vacation this summer to Seattle. Not sure how extensive this vacation will be, but it's still planned. I hope to be able to bank a lot of money when my job starts and take the kids to Europe next year. My daughter will be 16 then, and the time of family vacations will be drawing to a close. My daughter really likes to go to foreign lands and meet people from other places. I think vacations ought to be good motivation for weightloss. What is wrong with me?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SYDLETZIII 3/28/2013 11:00AM

    What is wrong with you- Your human as am I, and I can relate, I am currently under employed and can not wait to be hired teaching again. Keep smiling, good things eventually do come to good people.

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JESSIG5 3/24/2013 10:37PM

    The best jobs I ever had were ones for which no one thought I was qualified except the one who counted -- that was the one who was doing the hiring.

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LOSINIT52 3/24/2013 1:36PM

    Spark on! Keep taking steps in the right direction and eventually you will get there.

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NIELSENSLADY 3/23/2013 3:24AM

    Sounds like you have alot of adventures ahead!!

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CAMEOANDLACE 3/22/2013 11:13PM

    Sounds like you have a plan. I bet you will find when the job starts things will get into a routine!

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SCHOOLCOOK2 3/22/2013 11:11PM

    This vacation trip we are going on starting Wednesday is what has helped me to really push hard. I will weigh in on Monday and hope to see a drop before we head out on Wed. Will post before then. Keep the faith, you can and will do it.

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TKLBRIDGET 3/22/2013 9:29PM

    You have a lot going on right now, so keep on looking to the future. Family vacations are so much fun, enjoy every one. My grown children and I still go on family vacations, not so far as Europe, but camping trips. We still love it!
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MARIANNE9855 3/22/2013 7:37PM

    I think you are doing fine. It is so hard to look for a job and demoralizing too. I have to keep a log of applications but they never ask for them here unless you have been on over a year. I get to do everything online.

I think you will do great at the new job- the process even after you are hired can drag on. I am so lucky that today I got a job that starts on April 15th- I do have to get fingerprinted and drug tested next week but that's as minor inconvenience.

I think your travel plans are wonderful motivators- I am hoping I can go with my family to Salem in October- they celebrate all month with Halloween themes- we went once before but I could barely get around so this time will be different. emoticon emoticon

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1EMMA2011 3/22/2013 7:24PM

    It's tough having to wait for your job to start. Nothing is wrong with you. It's just the situation. Great job on working on getting back to the sweet spark spot!!

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FANCYSTITCH 3/22/2013 7:11PM

    There is nothing wrong with you. Sometimes in my case the question is: What is it you really want. Not what you think you want, but what do you really want and how do you really feel about it?

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GGCHET 3/22/2013 5:04PM

    Choices, choices, choices.
Each time you make a good one it is success!
Theres alot going on for you right now and unrest
Surely brings stress.
Get your Can Do attitude on...
Have a great weekend!

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DETERMINED_ME 3/22/2013 3:43PM

    Nothing's wrong with you. Vacations are as good of a motivator as clothing if not better. If you come to Seattle, I'd love to meet up with you for a visit.

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MINEA999 3/22/2013 2:56PM

    Nothing is wrong with you!!! Just tell yourself how awesome you are until you believe it!

Vacations can be a great motivation for weight loss - think of those times when you're touring a city and your feet are just KILLING you because you're carrying around all this extra weight on them and then think of how awesome it would be to NOT feel that.

A europe especially - it's not exactly the most wheelchair friendly place - meaning there are a TON of stairs. In grand gardens, old castles, hotels, church steeples. all throughout cities - roads made of stairs, hills to climb, fortresses to conquer! Now think of how awesome it would feel to be touring these sites and not think twice when you see a giant looming staircase? And not be winded when you made it to the top!

I love europe - try to get there at least every other year. Last year was Greece and Croatia. And I sure wish I had been more fit - lots of beaches to sit on in a bathing suit, stairs everywhere, steep hills and cliffs to climb. Well next time I get back to Europe - I'm going to conquer it!! And you can too!


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PARKERB2 3/22/2013 2:39PM

    Hey, what ever you need to do to be motivated. Nothing is wrong with you. Planning a vacation is a good motivator, I think. So hang in there. Good luck on the new job.

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