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  • Good plan! It has been named, at least for now: savings!
    1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
    2. Eat to heal
    3. Move to live
    4. Embrace today
    5. Live with intention
    6. Respect my body
    7. Cultivate joy
    8. Find my passion
    9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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    • Did I seriously see a pic of Mark on a laptop??? Not something I ever expected to see - you know, with the whole get out and move message he conveys. I suppose everyone needs some computer time, though, right? Just seemed odd to 1. See him on a computer and 2. See him fully clothed. lol

      Online training today... gotta make myself a better government employee, so I'll be soaking up all the time I can doing some Army Management Staff College education. YAY! <sarcasm>

      I can't wait til I get adjusted to DST. Ever morning this week has been BRUTAL!!
      Primal since March 5, 2012
      SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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      • Agreed on DST.

        Mark writes a lot about how awesome technology is, so I think it's important for him to show that you CAN sit on the computer and relax (resting is part of the primal tenants, I think?), while also begin svelte and awesome outside
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        • He's pretty hunky isn't he??? I'd like to wake up to that every day! Only, on MY man, not mark.

          Hope the class is going well.
          1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
          2. Eat to heal
          3. Move to live
          4. Embrace today
          5. Live with intention
          6. Respect my body
          7. Cultivate joy
          8. Find my passion
          9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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          • Eh, it's boring. It's an extensive review of military organization and structure... blah.

            I may have found a great job opportunity! It's at a local university in the Chief Diversity Office. Job duties are primarily project management, event coordination and strategic planning... what am I writing my thesis on??? Strategic planning...

            It would require a pay cut... even to top out at the max salary is a pay cut of about $3,000 a year. But the job only asks for a bachelor's degree, preferring a master's degree. If I already have a master's, maybe I can start out at the top and it won't be such a hit to us. I have asked my strategic planning professor (who doubles as a previous boss) for a letter of recommendation. I will ask another professor (he taught my strategic communication and decision making classes) for a letter as well. Then I will need one more reference. Plan to use another previous boss - the one from my last job where I would LOVE to still be at - but since it was a temporary job, I had to do what I had to do... The university I would be applying at has SOOOO many growth opportunities. I just hope that if I were to land the job, that I would be good at it. That I would finally grow up and learn the finer workings of the organization and not just use the job as a place to spend 8 hours of my day...

            Brad thinks the pay is low for someone with a master's degree, but like I told him... it'll open doors for other opportunities at higher pay scales, and technically, they're only asking for a bachelors.

            I will likely put in for it and see what happens.
            Primal since March 5, 2012
            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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            • Hot office guy isn't going to be a figure in the office much longer... he got selected for a fellowship that will allow him to spend 3 years in a foreign country studying the language, culture and customs (it's a school like thing). He leaves this summer... which means another new XO for our office... *sigh* No consistency in the Army. You get used to looking at someone and they take them away! lol
              Primal since March 5, 2012
              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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              • Alas...a tragedy.
                Primal since 9/24/2010
                "Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within." Miguel de Cervantes

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                • The university sounds like a great opportunity. How's the commute from your place?

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                  • Sabine, the commute would be about the same, but from what I understand the parking is not so awesome, which will require me to allow more time in the mornings. Brad's not thrilled about the pay cut but I told him that in order to take it, they'd have to offer me the top salary listed on the website. He thinks they're not offering enough for a bachelor's, much less a master's degree, but I think that's b/c he's comparing it to what I make now, which is entirely too much compared to the local secretary salaries, but of course, I won't complain about my salary. Anyhow, we'll see how it shakes out. I'm still waiting to hear back from my professors regarding whether or not they'd be references/write a letter of reference for me.

                    Down to 187 today. 4 more pounds to reach my Primal Low. So far, on day 11 of the 21 day sugar detox/EMF protocol, I have lost a total of 8 lbs. I'm hoping this pace continues. I was worried that there'd be an increase today since last night's dinner was uber salty. Guess the coconut oil shot I did before bed fixed that problem. By the way, I would NOT recommend a coconut oil shot to anyone... blech! Gag reflex in full force! I thought I was going to puke! But, I didn't melt it first, so I had to kind of chew it. The texture was atrocious. Next time, coconut manna!! lol

                    Anyhow... gotta work on a cover letter... Ugh. Dreading it. I hate cover letters.
                    Primal since March 5, 2012
                    SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                    • I would just worry that based on your credentials they will say you're overqualified. Companies don't like to pay top dollar unless they're desperate/they REALLY need someone (good). My future FIL once made a deal at a potential employer that they could pay him the offered salary for 6 months, and when they realized he's worth the salary he demanded at that time, they'd give him the raise. They gave him the raise but that's a huge chance to take!

                      I tried coconut oil ages ago because everyone was all, "Snack on it! Eat it when you're waiting for dinner! Weight loss & energy guaranteed!" Well if I lost weight from the bathroom trip that caused me to lose my dinner & "clean house", then I guess that was true at least. Maybe I should start doing that again =P, but I think I would pre-melt it because I don't like the texture of "chewing" solid coconut oil.
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                      • The job asks for a bachelor's but states that it prefers a master's, so I don't think they'll tell me I'm overqualified. What I have in education, I think I'm lacking in experience.

                        I have my cover letter written (required per the posting). I have a colleague reviewing it right now. In looking through the job announcement again, with a clear "just ran" head, I see the position is more managerial than I thought... I don't know... glad I have til the 22nd to decide whether or not to put my name in the hat.
                        Primal since March 5, 2012
                        SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                        • Just realized that instead of bringing my lunch, I brought Brad's breakfast... Damn it. Guess I'll make some bouillon instead.
                          Primal since March 5, 2012
                          SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                          • It never hurts to throw your name in the hat - if its not this right match you'll know at the interview. And practice interviews are as valuable as hard core serious ones!

                            Sorry about lunch......... hope the hot cup of B was satisfying.

                            And WOOHOO on the weight loss! I'm stuck at 183 and it isn't budging - but I have had some extra salt lately so I'm hoping thats all it is. My hopes are still high to see 177 by months end. If you pass me up you better reach out and grab my hand and drag me along!
                            1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
                            2. Eat to heal
                            3. Move to live
                            4. Embrace today
                            5. Live with intention
                            6. Respect my body
                            7. Cultivate joy
                            8. Find my passion
                            9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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                            • You know I would, Tomi!

                              I am talking to a recruiter I used to know in the Army who works at the UofI. I asked him if I could put him as a reference only to find out that he used to work in that very office and was let go b/c he was too expensive, so didn't think he'd be a good reference for me. bummer. Anyhow, I'm grilling him about the president and the office as a whole. He's going to look over my resume and cover letter to see if I'd even be considered, which I think is very nice of him. He says the group is a great bunch of people and the President is a very pleasant lady - her picture on the staff page is VERY deceiving. lol
                              Primal since March 5, 2012
                              SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                              • It's paper day. I'm off work today and headed to the library to knock out some pages on this paper. It's so weird how proactive I'm being. This is not like me at all! I usually procrastinate to horribly! Hoping for 10 pages or so today. So, with any luck, I won't be online today. I hope everyone has a great day! Wish me luck!
                                Primal since March 5, 2012
                                SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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