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Job interview went well

Thursday, August 27, 2015      9 comments

I had a job interview, right here at the university, for a programmer position today. It went really well, I know one of the women as a band-mom (like me), and I've worked with another of them. I had to take a written test, which my comp sci cl... Read more

Busy day ahead

Wednesday, August 26, 2015      5 comments

I have a busy day ahead of me. Dr app at 10, class at 1, back-to-school night at 6:30-8:30. I'm feeling much better, eating regular foods. I'm nervous about being weighted by the dr because of all the weight I gained when depressed. Some g... Read more

Still Sick

Monday, August 24, 2015      10 comments

I've been sick with a stomach bug since Saturday. I'm not thinking about nutrition or calories, just concentrating on eating things that don't upset me. I have this burning diarrhea because the food goes through me so quick the digestive acids d... Read more

sick day

Saturday, August 22, 2015      10 comments

I woke up with stomach cramps. But went through my morning as best I could. By afternoon I was exhausted. I took myself into bed for a nap. I thought it was a combination stomach bug and depression. But I just took my temperature and its a hundr... Read more

Comp Sci

Friday, August 21, 2015      10 comments

I have just one more week of work. And since one of the perks of working for a university it tuition waiver, I decided to take a class: Computer Sci 101. It runs M, W, F starting next Monday. I'm pretty excited. I'm doing well with day 2 o... Read more

I'll be alright eventually, but it sucks right now

Thursday, August 20, 2015      9 comments

I'm doing OK today: took a 40 min walk, tracking food honestly, going just fine...until a confidential letter from HR came & reminded me this layoff is really happening. My anxiety raised up, and I was feeling pretty bad. I want to binge, but no... Read more

Time to reboot

Wednesday, August 19, 2015      13 comments

I'm listening to a great podcast about regaining after a weight loss. I feel like Dr Levenson really knows what people are going through. During a regain, there's anxiety, frustration, discouragement, dep... Read more

starting off well

Saturday, August 15, 2015      9 comments

I'm starting my day off well: tracking my food honestly, and getting a 30 min walk. I'm planning on doing some wood working, building a railing around the attic stairwell, for safety. I made a delicious tomato sauce from tomatoes and basil from ... Read more

Regain Happens

Friday, August 14, 2015      11 comments

Losing weight, then gaining it all back (and then some) happens. It happened to me, and lots of other people, too. I have recently regained some, not all. And I'm trying not to let it get me down, on top of all the other stress & depression I'm ... Read more


Thursday, August 06, 2015      9 comments

I've tracked my food for 3 days in a row. Not always writing before I eat, and not always weight & measured, but it's a start in the right direction. Even tracked my potato chips.... Read more

Is it Hunger or Just a Desire to Eat?

Monday, August 03, 2015      8 comments

Another pound gained. I've got to quit gaining, or I'll be up 50 in a year. Even though I'm depressed about the lay off, I need to lose weight. ... Read more

Hope is stupid, and other thoughts

Wednesday, July 29, 2015      11 comments

A few pairs of pants fit again. I've reached a new stage of depression, where I accept that lay off is happening in 5 weeks. Nothing is going to stop it. no reprieve from the governor. no deus ex machina. I wish my mother were alive. No one is e... Read more

Adding some structure

Monday, July 27, 2015      8 comments

#TrumpYourCat Brush your dog or cat, place the hair on his or her head, and take a pic. I've been doing a lot more walking. I usually listen to... Read more

Pants don't fit

Thursday, July 23, 2015      8 comments

It's been a week since I found out I'm laid off, and I've been comfort eating, and sometimes binging, and sometimes drinking. Although I do set some limits on myself, like no wine before 6pm, and keep it down to 2 glasses. Old habits in times of... Read more

228 day streak

Tuesday, July 14, 2015      5 comments

Don't take my 228 day streak as I sign that I'm doing well. These days I'm just spinning the log-in wheel at Spark People, and then basically not following through. There's a part of me that just doesn't care, and another that regrets my bad dec... Read more

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