healthy and happy. one of these days.

15 January 2010

Back from Katmandfood

Today was a pretty great day! Lots of successes.

First of all, I found out I scored a new temp gig! It starts next Thursday and it’s going to be full time and last for at least two weeks – it’s with a nonprofit in DC and I’ll be doing fundraising/development assistance type stuff. I’m really excited. It’s a step closer to the type of career I want and I can’t wait to get my feet wet.

This was all set up through a recruiter that I have been working with who has been an absolute angel. She really makes me feel like she’s paying attention to me, and invested in finding me work; whether she actually is or she cares enough to make me think she is doesn’t really matter – if I’m on this end, either works! And it clearly does since I’m gonna be working!

The best part of all this? I had to interview for it, and I wasn’t the only candidate. I was CHOSEN.

Can I…can I just repeat that?


I interviewed for something, was competing against others, and for once, came out on top.

That makes me feel so good. It’s definitely been a confidence booster for me.

The other successes for me:

Pretty decent eating! Had some greek yogurt/honey/Kashi Honey Sunshine Cereal mix for breakfast, along with a cup of coffee.

I did more light snacking throughout the day versus one bigger meal – had some strawberries, then some turkey pepperoni and string cheese, and then an arnold’s thin with almond butter.

For dinner I had some veggie crunchers (I need to take a break from these, I think. Step. Away!) and a ridiculous sandwich. I had a Weight Watchers bagel with 2 slices of American cheese, a little bit of mayo, and some bread and butter pickles. It’s actually one of my favorite sandwiches. I have the palate of a seven year old.

I also had a Diet Coke. I think there are about 5 or so Diet Cokes left in the fridge. Once they’re gone I am not going to buy any more.

So as I tell you about what I did this evening, I’m going to tell you something good, and something kind of shameful.

The shameful thing is that I have a treadmill in the basement. To use whenever I want and I don’t think I’ve stepped on it in…maybe around a year? I cannot remember the last time I was on it. But I feel guilty that it’s down there in our basement collecting dust while I pay for a gym membership.

The GOOD thing is that I actually used it tonight!

I was on it for a little over 20 minutes I think. I was maybe running for 3? The reason I’m not sure on times (or speed or incline, for that matter) is because the display is broken. And the way to change speeds is to push up this little lever. And it’s one of those old models that folds up, but when you rest it down it sits at an incline that can’t really be adjusted. Okay so really I hate this fucking treadmill but at least I got on it.

Between the combination of the incline and not running for four weeks, that little spurt of running just about killed me. It’s so sad how quickly you lose that kind of momentum, isn’t it? Yeesh.

Maybe the reminder of how much I hate my treadmill at home will be enough of a kick in the butt to get me back to the gym!

PS: Post title brought to you by a song off of OK Go's new album. Love them. And the video for one of their other new songs is GREAT.

OK Go - This Too Shall Pass from OK Go on Vimeo.

I'm a band geek at heart (Clarinet! Holler!) and did marching band all four years and everything. Love it.


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Tony the Pink Panda said...

Nice work getting the job!

Diet cokes are addictive. I have one too many at work everyday. I should definitely stop drinking the stuff or maybe limit it to like once a week.

Vampire Weekend's new album is great - I especially like the song diplomat's son. I listened to a little of the ok go album, wasn't very impressed honestly.

Jenny S said...

Good job on the successes and Yay for being chosen! Thank you also for the sweet comment on my blog! I need to figure out what an Arnold's thin is!

KatDoesDiets said...

Good luck goin off the sauce. I quit smoking and vast other vices and diet coke was the hardest for me. Probably because I replaced the cigarettes with cans of diet coke...
Awesome on being CHOSEN!

Rebecca said...

yay for being on the verge of giving up DC!!

I honestly think crack or some other crazy addictive thing is in their.

Been 7 months sober...;)

and yay for the job! hopefully it turns into something more permanent!

Deb said...

Congrats on the new job! And on joining E Harmoney. Someday I'd like to get myself out there again. Good luck to you!

Kat said...

Congrats on the job, dude!!! Was the recruiter through a temp agency? I hope I haven't already asked you this, because I keep meaning to and then get sidetracked...what are veggie crunchers?


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