1. Get Moving: I burned 1,062 calories.  I walked 2.60 miles on the treadmill today.

2. Cutting Calories (goal 1,700): I consumed 1,744 calories

3. Increase Water intake: I drank 0 oz of water

I haven’t written in a few days for no reason other then lack of time. So as you know I applied for a different job last week.  It’s a step above the position I have currently, I really want this job.  I’ve been very anxious about it and getting an interview I did the phone pre screen on Friday and the waiting has been bothering me ever since.  When I get anxious it can get really bad if it is things out of my control.  The anxiety leads to panic attacks and paranoia.  Usually I can keep this under control for the most part but unfortunately yesterday it got the best of me.  I’ve been really stressed out at work doing way more than what my job requires, this is a bad habit that I have had for a very long time.  I want this job because I want to provide for Holly while she finishes school so that she can student teach and not have to work on top of it.  Thanks to Trevor and Holly talking to me for a very long time I calmed down.  In better news I got a call last night from a friend with some really exciting news. Today I’m happy to report that I got a call setting up an interview for Monday.  I’m very excited about it!  Now I can concentrate on figuring out what I’m going to say in my interview which will help the anxiety a lot.  I was told in my phone call that I shouldn’t get “dolled up” for the interview.  I see the two people who are going to be interviewing me at least 2 days a week (usually more often) so as he said “they know what I look like on a regular basis.”  I have been trying the theory lately to dress for the job you want so that will work out quite nicely on Monday. :)

Science Museum

I didn’t get any exercising in today because I was at the Science Museum of Minnesota with my family.  We had a great time, my nieces and nephews were so cute exploring things and learning.  We watched a movie in the Omni Theater about rainforest.  My oldest sister and my mom had seen the exact same movie when my sister was a kid.  It was a great experience.  My mom and dad got a membership so there is talk of returning! The membership covered all 6 kids and both my parents and my brother in-law gets a military discount so it’s fairly inexpensive and a whole lot of fun.  Having kids there was super nerve racking, trying to keep track of them among all of the other kids.  I had a great time overall then came home to my wife and tomorrow I work in the morning so I’m going to get some sleep. :)



1. Get Moving: I burned 1069 calories.  I walked 2 miles on the treadmill.

2. Cutting Calories (goal 1,700): I consumed 1,933 calories

3. Increase Water intake: I drank 20 oz of water

Today was a good day.  My day started with a phone call for the position I applied for, I did a pre screen/phone interview this morning.  I will find out next week if I will be interviewed and then go from there.  I’m hoping that I get this job.  I feel like my time at my current site is coming to an end one way or another.  I feel great about the job I’ve done and right now I feel like I’m just coasting along because I have so much of it under control.  My plan is to wait and see what happens for now because I love working for REM and I would work there forever but I need a change I need something more challenging at this point.  So if I don’t get the job I think I will start looking for something else.  I will probably remain in the human services field but maybe somewhere different.  Only time will tell I guess.  Tomorrow I’m going with my family to the Science Museum of Minnesota and on Sunday I work.  Holly and I got a TV antenna today so Holly can watch the Super Bowl on Sunday.  What a great investment I got to watch the news tonight for the first time in a very long time!

Weigh in Wednesday

1. Get Moving: I burned 818 calories.  I walked 3 miles (outside and of the treadmill)

2. Cutting Calories (goal 1,700): I consumed 1,750 calories

3. Increase Water intake: I drank 30 oz of water

I weighed in today and I have lost 0.2 pounds since last week, its not a lot but its going in the right direction.  I was very busy at work today and left with a headache but it was good to be productive.  My back has been hurting a lot lately too which I thought was getting better but apparently not.  After work I walked 3 miles between the treadmill and in the parking garage at my apartment building.  Tomorrow is going to be another long day so I’m off to bed.

Temperature Blanket Tuesday

1. Get Moving: I burned 1,438 calories.  I walked 2.82 miles (outside and of the treadmill), I biked 3 miles, and went 1 mile on the elliptical.

2. Cutting Calories (goal 1,700): I consumed 1,955 calories

3. Increase Water intake: I drank 30 oz of water

Today I finished January’s section of my temperature blanket I’m really excited about how it is turning out.  I got to the gym today which was nice, I really enjoy the gym and today it was completely empty so there was no weirdness and no waiting! After I picked up Holly from class and we spent the evening watching Gilmore Girls and I crocheted on my blanket.  Overall today was a boring day, other than the snow storm which wasn’t terrible but the snow was really wet and heavy which made things slick.  Tomorrow is weigh in day! :)

Manic Monday

1. Get Moving: I burned 849 calories.  I walked 3 miles today.

2. Cutting Calories (goal 1,700): I consumed 1,641 calories

3. Increase Water intake: I drank 12 oz of water

Today was a long day at work.  I was scheduled to get off at 3:30 and I didn’t leave work until about 6pm.  Today is the first day of the month so many things have to get done and we went live on electronic documenting today so there was even more work to be done.  I also had a client who had a rough day.  Last night I applied for a new job working for the company I work for now but it is a position with more responsibility and less time with clients.  I really love working with clients so it’s kind of a bitter sweet idea.  I’m not sure that I will get the job as it is mostly working with children and I don’t have much experience with kids.  Either way I still love my job it would just be nice to have a job that requires a degree. We will see what happens.

Weekend in Minneapolis

We had a great weekend in Minneapolis at Coronation for the Imperial Court of Minnesota Max Mitchell (Holly) is a drag king and Duke in the Imperial Court.  We went down on Friday and went to the out of town show at the Saloon.  I had a few to many drinks because I don’t drink often but when I do I go to extremes.  On Saturday we got up early and had breakfast then went down and steamed all the flags for the court.  Trevor came by after that to save the day with zip ties.  We hung out in the room for a while but once Max had to get ready we left of walked around in the skyways we went to eat at Ikes which was good but very expensive.  After we went to Target through the skyways to do a little shopping.  I checked out the gym in the hotel it was really nice and had a great view.  Today on my loves 30th Birthday we left Minneapolis to go home to Holly’s parents house for her birthday.  We had homemade ice cream with her grandpa and extended family to celebrate her birthday and her grandpa’s which is tomorrow.  After we had dinner with her family her mom made the best meal and it was nice to see everyone.  Today is the only day that I didn’t get my step goal in and I’m pretty please with that.  :)