Sunday, February 27, 2011

Everyone's making changes!!!

It has been 2 of the craziest weeks - and from the looks of other blogs....same goes for everyone else.

Another thing that I find a lot of bloggers have in common right now, is eating healthier. And im no exception Every year, i do a quasi version of Lent, this being my third, where I give up something - a bunch of somethings. The first year I did it for 47 days; last year, 68 days; this year, 80.

I give up: chocolate, white sugar, all desserts (which is why Miss A ate my and her dessert at our last restaurant outing), no candy, no white flour, bread, pizza, pasta, crackers, pancakes, etc etc etc...basically all i eat is on the stove oatmeal, chicken, fish, brown rice, fruit and veggies. Plus all the kickboxing - you can imagine the results!

Today is day 20. I didnt have any of the wretched headaches this time around, and am feeling pretty good...although - last week, I almost cried I wanted a cookie so bad. And at a late work meeting, where they ordered pizza for dinner, I had to watch everyone else enjoy it. I was pretty miserable that day too. LOL

20 days down...60 days to go - my friend Justine accuses me of doing this for bragging rights. And I'll be honest, I love getting people on the "lent bandwagon"....And I successfully recruit about 6 people a year. But I assure you, when they say "I hate you PP! Why did I do this?"...and my response is "you're having a hard time with it?? Its so easy! Quit then"...It remotivates them feeling they have to prove it to me - which i never understood! I dont do it to brag, I do it for the challenge...and having someone else to be miserable with is good times.

As well, whats kept me so busy, is my interview. Its this friday!!! EEK!!! Id be lying if I said I wasnt nervous. Apparently there's a role play where you have to ask probing questions to get to a hidden addiction that your client has. And I assure you "Pretend you have an addiction and dont tell me what it is" has quickly become my MOST favorite game. Ive been accosting people at work, and friends on msn....Im surprised I have any left at this point.

But after friday, i can sleep, and slightly relax a little, because at that point, its out of my hands. Ive been given some good adivce on how to prepare for this interview. And Im not taking all of those suggestions for grantid. Im still working my ass off. My laziness is not going to get in the way of me getting this job.

Fingers crossed!

OH - and on another note - I paid off my line of credit...which has been hundreds of dollars a month in payment, for the last 3 + years. I thought I would be more excited...but in all reality, Im not. Im surprised at how "meh" I am about having paid off this huge debt. and in fact, I actually had to come back to add it here, cause I'd totally forgotten. (But I did want it documented somewhere, so that when i read over my life one day, i'll remember). I suppose i'll be happy when the extra money isnt disappearing every month, but we'll see. LOL


Phil said...

Well good luck with the interview Friday! That diet challenge sounds fantastic. I'd love to give up white sugar etc. but I'm not having much luck.

berly02 said...

I might be able to give up those things. Even forever. EXCEPT FOR PIZZA.
I make one every Sunday.
It would kill me not to eat pizza. I love love love it.
Oh and beer.

You are very inspiring though.
And you will do great at your interview. I say start acting like the job is yours!

Christielli said...

Lenting from stuff already? You remind me of my hard-core friend who is a phys ed teacher... She likes to start Lent early too.

I'm not even going to try to give up anything this year. I'm going to Europe in the middle of Lent so ummmm, yah, that will make it too hard.

Good luck on Friday!

Anonymous said...

"Your student loans have been repaid. How about lending your pal Zoidberg a couple of bucks?"

yrautca said...

Good for you PP. You are the awesome-o.

Miss Ash said...

I'll give up something for Lent....being politically correct! LOL