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I'm gaining weight, but...

Saturday, June 15, 2013

I think it's okay. I've been doing Body Pump twice a week, which is an hour long weight lifting class. It's fast paced for both strength and endurance, and Ivylad has noticed more definition in my arms and in my butt. I've noticed when I pull in my stomach, it REALLY pulls in. So if the scale is edging up, it may be muscle mass. Ivylad is going to measure me this weekend so I can start keeping track. I'm also doing Zumba twice a week, and I think I've settled into a nice groove with my exercise.

Still no luck on the job front. I'm getting very discouraged because I had three interviews with a company I really admire for a position I could do well and grow in. They said they would make a decision last week, so when I hadn't heard anything by this week I called and left a message. I did not get a call back. I will try again next week to get hold of someone, but I'm so disappointed that I will have to start all over again. I even had an "in" with this company, a former MBA classmate who spoke to HR on my behalf. I cannot tell you how much I hate where I am now. It's good money, I suppose, but I am bored, unchallenged, and there is no room for growth. I feel like I'm in prison and there's no light at the end of the tunnel. I'm starting to think getting my MBA was a huge waste of time and money. I graduated more than a year ago and nothing.

For Father's Day I'm making hubby breakfast and dinner, probably not the slimmest meal, but it's his day, so he gets to pick. I also got elected VP of Public Relations for our Toastmasters Club. I gave my 10th speech (earning my Competent Communicator award) on May 6, which was the five year anniversary of my breast cancer diagnosis.

I really wish I knew what I was doing wrong in my job search.
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    Oh, how I hate the "going dark" that some companies do after a job interview. I've experienced it myself and right now my husband is going through it with a place that gave him a second interview! How hard is a quick email- a form letter, even? I hope it means that they haven't decided and you still might get the job.

    Congrats on your continuing success with keeping weight off! Sounds like you are seeing that you have a lot of things going for you, despite job search disappointments.
    1835 days ago
    Sounds like your weight and strength is on the right track! You're probably not doing anything wrong with your job search, but if you can get hold of someone at the company you interviewed at, ask them if there is something you could do to improve.
    Something will come--I have faith in you!
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    1835 days ago
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