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Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jan 11, 2011
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

I am finally back to 135, even with the binge...but it will turn back up to 136 if i am not careful! haha. i feel good at this 135...and better since I KNOW I can continue this progress through the rest of the next few months.

135 now....perhaps close to 130 by the month's end. I would like to be in the 120's in February. and once i reach 129, i said i'd reward myself with a massage, and will not go before I reach that weight. Next reward of a massage is when I reach 125....then, 120. then, i think i will try to maintain the 120.  so, 3 massages: 129, 125, 120.

Hello :-)

Yesterday I had a backslide and ate 5500 calories. Today I'm back on track. so far, i've had 1050 calories and I am planning for up to 2200 (it is hard to eat much lower the next day after a day of binging).  so all is good. I'm scanning some documents i need for a job application upstate.  Also, I need to go to the store - maybe Payless if they have anything good - to get a pair of boots. would be good to have them for the rest of the winter...instead of these flats that leave most of my foot open to the cold!

i've been teaching lessons but not really subbing so much at all. it is good only that i have time to get these things done, but in many ways i really don't need as MUCH free time as i have! 

i saw Mr. Portugual at the gym yesterday and he looked under the weather...and for some reason, in his sweatshirt and sweatpants (usually he's in nice pants and a cute tank top!) he looked even more adorable bc he wasn't feeling good....and my heart went out to the dude! :-) haha, what can i say!?

if i lose some weight, i may strike up the nerve to talk to the guy...he's really HOT! and, he's not going anywhere anytime soon...i hope to continue to see him around. i'd love to meet him for coffee....although, like i've said in the past, for now he's out of my leage....but maybe not for always.  my goal is to talk to him in a month or two, a reward i'd give myself for losing weight...it sounds dumb, but for me this works.

stay well.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 01/11/2011:
It's good to see an entry from you, and yay for getting back to 135! Mr Portugal LOL :) Hope you get a chance to talk to him soon!


V on 01/11/2011:
Girl you must work on your self esteem! I really don't think that guy cares if you are 120 lbs and if you like him don't use your weight to keep you from seeing him til you do, that's silly girl!LOL Love ya!


tangalyn on 01/11/2011:
good luck with ur goals, im sure u will reach them all, have a great day! =)


legcramps on 01/11/2011:
First test of determination: ask Mr. Portugal out for coffee. Now. Reward schmeward.

No, seriously. I dare you. I double dog dare you. Why is he out of your league and why are you putting yourself in a lower league than him? How come he gets to be put on a pedestal? Not fair, man.

Anyways, you've been double dog dared, so... I can only assume we'll be hearing about how coffee went fairly soon :)


moogy on 01/11/2011:
Well, you have to go with what works for you HOP. It is good that you know how you operate and are able to recognise your eating behaviours and not fall of the wagon anymore. I am pleased that when you have a big calorie day you are now able to work your way back down. That's wonderful, I am very pleased for you.:)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jan 05, 2011
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Weight: 135.0

Good Afternoon fellow DDers.

This week has been a bit slow moving because I haven't been called into sub yet and it's already Wednesday. I could use the extra money, work, and busier schedule that substitute affords me.  in the meantime, i'm still teaching many private lessons on tuesday nights, thursday nights, friday afternoons, and sundays...and this holds me over.

This morning I binged a little bit...and have already eaten 2200 calories before noon today. I plan on going up to 3200-3500 today. there's no point to starving oneself for the rest of the day in my opinion.

otherwise, eating has been alright actually. not low in sugar or anything, but I have been eating moderate amounts of calories, usually no more than 2200-2300 a day at most and many days lower than that. my weight has been decreasing a little, i can feel it, but i noticed myself getting increasingly hungry these past few days.

Exercise has been good, much better than the week we had the snowstorm which caused me to miss the gym and weights for about 5 days.

I am generally happy. I got a chance to talk on the phone with the guy I met on new years. We spoke on Tuesday night...for around 12 minutes or something. the moment it got at all awkward i said it was getting late - which was true anyways...also, there's no  need to spend so much time on the phone, especially in the very beginning, in my opinion.  if you guys have any advice on just meeting guys/early stage of dating...feel free to speak your minds! I'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences.

sending lots of encouragement to have a healthy day to all of you....even if it didn't start that way! :-)

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 01/05/2011:
AWWWWW, you're giving up on the Portuguese gym dude... not faiiiir!!! :) I don't know... I spent a year talking an hour on the phone with my man daily, without a first kiss... LOL but that's distance relationship is, very different indeed. Now I never miss an opportunity to kiss him :P


Umpqua on 01/05/2011:
Sometimes the hunger means you're gearing up for a loss, so maybe that's what's going on! Things with the new guy sound encouraging. I don't have any advice, this old hag has been out of the dating scene for a long time. Have fun with it!


tangalyn on 01/05/2011:
hope u have a great day!!


nita51 on 01/05/2011:
Thanks for checking in on me. I appreciate your thoughtfulness. Advice about dating????? You're a sweetheart. Just remember, you're the prize. Guys should be grateful to be in YOUR company. He must prove himself, for YOUR affection. As women...We are like precious diamonds. and must be treated as such. Take Care :)


lifestylechange on 01/05/2011:
thanks for your comment, i've missed your entries, hope all is well :))


moogy on 01/05/2011:
It has been over 40 years since I dated so I will give dating advice a miss. If it turns into a relationship however, I am full of sage and wonderful advice!!! LOL


V on 01/05/2011:
i am not much a phone person and i think it is a great opportunity to get to really know a person over the phone, especially if you a bit shy or nervous in person..As long as the conversation is flowing then stay on the line...Yes you will know when it is time to hang up, when the ackward silence becomes eerie :) Have fun , don't over think it and yes i think it is okay to invite him for coffee? drinks? LOl I miss you girlie! Hope to talk to you soon!


loveray on 01/05/2011:
it has me nervous a bit (new diet) but im going to try to heed her warning and see if it helps me with my cravings and etc. this new beau sounds interesting!! i would just take things slow and enjoy each others company. i missed you SO much, i hope that you are having an awesome week.


KathyBlue on 01/06/2011:
Visual motivation: LOL! I have one too, a beautiful dude appeared at the gym recently! :D I don't really like "beautiful" guys, I like them handsome. But this one is a real (small) beauty, and he knows it. He loves to see himself in the mirror. Sometimes I cannot stand and laugh out a bit loud when he's on the elliptical, suffering, but then he suddenly notices himself in the mirror (again), and he starts arranging his hairdo, LOL.... so funny because nobody gives a damn of the hairdo at the gym... NORMALLY... :))) And in addition he looks like a musketeer, hahahah... little mustache, bigger hair, small and slim figure, always wearing big brand clothings... :)


legcramps on 01/06/2011:
I agree with you - no need to gab on the phone when you could just wait in anticipation for the face-to-face and gab all you want when you see him ;) I got a call from 'A' on New Year's Eve and had to finally tell him that I needed to sleep because he just would not stop talking. I was actually getting annoyed, which is probably a sign of some kind. Whatever.

Have an awesome rest of the day!


hollybelle on 01/06/2011:
Hi - thanks for the post(s). Dating advice? I like Nita's comments above - that doesn't mean conceited - just aware of your own value and don't "settle".



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jan 03, 2011
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Weight: 135.0

Happy New Year everyone!

Before I run out of the library since I had come to update my resume/cover letter and send a few emails, I wanted to stop in and say a quick hello.

I miss all you girls...and I promise to comment on your diaries the next time I have a few spare minutes.

as for me, I'm doing alright. eating is OK. it hasn't gotten worse and the binging has been avoided as of late, but i still struggle day to day. also, i've been having a lot of stomach/digestion issues. perhaps too much fiber or too much of something.

i had the stomach virus last week - i guess i'm still recovering. but it's helped me not too binge as well. haha.

i miss you all.

....new years was interesting. complete with meeting a new guy...and also meeting him pretty....ummm...physically.  what i'm saying is, we didn't sleep together or do anything too naughty, but we did spend new years in fully engaged with one another in the privacy of one of my friend's rooms at a party at their house. haha...

thing is, the guy does seem like a nice guy. he did call last night and i need to call him back tonight. i would like to get to know him more...depsite the less the normal way of meeting him - drunk ending in lots of kissing and physical things as well...first time we ever met. gotta laugh at my own actions....no regrets.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

tangalyn on 01/03/2011:
so good to hear from u! sounds like u had a good new years hehe, hope today is a great one!!


loveray on 01/03/2011:
that sounds like a fun NYE HOP!! ;) enjoy your time and im glad that your eating has been on track. i miss you and hope you can be back on the site a lot more soon. sending lots of love:)


moogy on 01/03/2011:
Living your life with no regrets is a good phylosophy. I is always good to think before actions take place, this always insures that pain and sorrow are limited. I am glad you have been hanging in there, sorry you have had a dodgy tummy, seems to be a bit of an issue with a few team members. Have a good day today anyway:)


panda22 on 01/03/2011:
Glad to hear you are doing well =) Hope your tummy gets back to normal and such, and kudos for no binging! Sounds like you have an exciting interesting thing with this new guy...no regrets is the way to live! Have a great day =D


legcramps on 01/03/2011:
Well hey there! Glad to see you are doing well. New Year's Eve sounds juicy and wickedly fun! Yay! Do that more often ;)


V on 01/03/2011:
Ha ha! Well I for one see nothing wrong with a little smoochy smoo! I love it, and who knows what might come of this! I missed ya girl I hope you get a darn computer soon so we can chat more! Love ya!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Dec 27, 2010
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Weight: 135.0

i hope you are all doing well...that you've dug out if you needed to from the northeast blizzard! i certainly did 2 hours of digging today with my dad.  happy new year to you!....still no computer in site...

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

moogy on 12/27/2010:
Glad to see a post from you. Sounds like you are getting a good workout with all the snow digging. Look after yourself. I look forward to your return home.:)


loveray on 12/27/2010:
good to see you back!! i missed you. hope you made it out of the blizzard...somewhat!


teensybikini on 12/27/2010:
Definite workout with the digging! Have a great new years too.


Maria7 on 12/28/2010:
Happy New Year to you, too! :-)


panda22 on 12/28/2010:
Wow digging out of snow is good exercise! Hope you have a wonderful New Year!!!


V on 12/28/2010:
I was just wondering how you fared with the storm! ha[[y that all is well with you my friend! Happy New Year :)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Dec 06, 2010
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Weight: 135.0

hey all! i hope you all had a good Monday! boy did it get colder since last week on Friday morning when it was nearly 60 degrees!

my pants are fitting really tightly do to my crazy eating as of late. not to really get down on that though...i did have an interview for another music position on Friday, actually. and, I am most certain that they had someone in mind. when i got there at noon, there was another applicant there and i asked when her interview was. she said it was all the way earlier at 9am! therefore, they already chose to keep her even before my interview began.  it's so hard to think about this and the fact that i drove all the way there for something more like a "courtesy interview," if there ever was such a thing.

i have been a bit more down the usual. perhaps it's the weather.

i did substitute teach today, which i am VERY thankful for.

anyways, time to get ready to walk at the park. it may be around 32 degrees but i need to get out...for the little bit of sunlight left! :-)

goodnight and stay well.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

liza36 on 12/06/2010:
Hang in there!! Stay warm.


Umpqua on 12/06/2010:
Sorry to hear about the interview, I hope something better comes along soon. Hope you have a nice walk and stay warm!


moogy on 12/06/2010:
Sometimes life sucks. I am glad that you got yourself out for a walk and hope that you feel better doing something physical. I hope that tomorrow is a better day for you.


loveray on 12/06/2010:
that really sucks, lady! good for you for trying your best and giving it a shot. i love you sooo much and know that things will work out for the best. xo


Bikiniwax85 on 12/06/2010:
Ahhh... I hope something better will come your way soon. take care and have a nice day a head :)


KathyBlue on 12/07/2010:
girl, can you send me your address through Facebook? I want to add you to my list of Xmas postcards :)))


V on 12/12/2010:
Just checking in to see how you are doing?? I hope all is well :)


moogy on 12/13/2010:
Thank you for coming to my diary and offering your support. I appreciate it very much. I hope that you are doing better and that you will return to us soon.:)


loveray on 12/13/2010:
I MISSSSS YOU


nita51 on 12/13/2010:
Missed you Devine is my BF. He's a DD.s Dude now. He 51, looks young huh? Love You


just42day on 12/13/2010:
Glad you like the quote. Glad, too, that you're thankful for all you have. I need to be more thankful all the time. Thanks for the reminder. :)


hopingforhealth on 12/13/2010:
Hey, thanks for stopping by last night. I hope things are going well!


V on 12/13/2010:
Hey girl!!! I am sensing some positive vibes from you...What gives??? You must tell me! LOL Thanks for the love and support on my page! I hope you are having a wonderful day!!


skinnygrlwithin on 12/14/2010:
Hey thank you for all the advice... I agree with you that no carb and this crash diets are not the way to go at all... I would never want to or for that matter be able to give up carbs completley... I love fruit way too much... my thoughts behind it were I've been eating too many processed carbs as of late and I'm having a litte trouble going back to moderation... so I was thinking if I do the no carb thing along with the beginning of my work out for like 4 days I will be able to get back to eating healthy carbs in moderation again. But I agree with you... I've done some damage to myself with all the yo yo dieting, not eating, crazy fad diets I've done... and I'm too old for that now, and definitely don't have enough time or energy to care that much... my body is good if I eat healthy like 90% of the time and work out a couple times a week... I just need to get back into that... and I always do better with my dieting and working out when I start them together... so that's the plan. Where have you been?? In your last entry you sounded a bit sad??? I hope you're ok...


panda22 on 12/14/2010:
Thanks for the comment =) Yeah I'm due 2 months after Sweetpea lol. Sorry to hear about the interview, that's disappointing. Everything happens for a reason tho, so something better and meant just for you will fall into your path =) Hope you have having a great week!!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Dec 01, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

(been eating an avg of probably around 6,000 calories each day for three days)- haven't done calculations but have been eating a TON of fast food...and finishing all of it. Checkers fries  and banana shake included! wow are their shakes fantastic!

hey all. i hope you are all holding up! i've had setbacks recently. definitely lots of binging going on. will be getting back on track soon... :-)

 

got an email saying that the job interviews in Albany have begun and that i am not one of the select few that was invited. pretty upset about it.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 12/01/2010:
That stinks about Albany. Stay strong and please check in with us soon!


loveray on 12/01/2010:
hope you are doing well lovely. im so sorry about the jobs, but i know something else will come along for you very soon!! love love.


moogy on 12/01/2010:
Sorry that you are going through a rought time HOP. I am sending love and good wishes that you feel better soon:)


V on 12/01/2010:
I am sorry to hear that HOP :( Please don't let this get to you!!


lifestylechange on 12/01/2010:
so sorry to hear about the interviews :( hang in there, the right job opportunity will come your way.. :)


just42day on 12/02/2010:
Sorry things haven't been better. I completely understand your disappointment w/interview process as I've been going through the same thing. Some days are better than others. I hope all improves for you soon! :)


hollybelle on 12/02/2010:
So good to see your posts. Hang tough, girl! You are a smart cookie - your music lesson comments remind me so much of conversations I used to have when my d was in middle and HS - she went to School for Creative and Performing Arts and just being around music and the Arts lifts me up. I know the right position for you will come around. My BIL both work in school system in music and worries about longevity but is hanging in there.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Nov 29, 2010
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Weight: 135.0

hey all! i'll probably update one more time tonight.

i hope everyone is good. the interview i had on last Wednesday I will not hear much news about, if any, till this Friday. I hope to still score an interview upstate in Albany for the band position.  I am nervous but anxiously anticipate the band position interview.  if i don't have one, i'll switch my excitement over to the position i'm waiting to hear about.

in terms of lessons i teach, my almost 30 private students, i'm doing great with them. I have chosen just about all of their solos that they will be learning this year to perform in March-May.  some of them are so eager and are already impressing me with what they have done. actually, my FAVORITE student, she's doing so well that we will be giving her more challenging solo.

anyways, hope all is well.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

moogy on 11/29/2010:
That's positive thinking HOP, I like that ability to swop targets for your excitement. You must be very proud of your students. Have a wonderful day.


nita51 on 11/30/2010:
Girl Friend, I was so happy to hear from you again. I don't get to post regularly,,,but I'm still a part of our wonderful circle. Sending you positive vibes regarding Albany and your previous interviews. Hugs



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Nov 27, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

earliest breakfast 5am couldn't sleep: yogurts 300

breakfast: cornbread 200, yogurt 160, apple total around 500

snack: chips/bar 300

lunch: some mediocre salami, cucumber slices, apple 200 or so.

snack: coffee 50

snack: protein shake 110

snack: bar and protein shake 240

tsf: 1700

dinner: 

snack: 

 

 

hello ladies :-)

happy thanksgiving day weekend. no sign of a computer for me just yet, so my visits will still be random! :-) but that's OK! I like not having a computer at the moment, more time for reading and other things.

no news to report. having a nice and relaxing Thanksgiving weekend.

i hope everyone is doing well, too :-)

....hair came out good so far...we'll see what happens when i finally wash it tomorrow night. so far, so good!

 

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

tangalyn on 11/27/2010:
hope u had a great thanksgiving!!


Maria7 on 11/27/2010:
Hey there! Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving! :-)


moogy on 11/27/2010:
I am glad you got to a computer to check in, it is always good to see your posts. Living in a country that doesn't do pumpkin pies, the pumpkin pie shake was a bit of a leap of faith for me, but now I am hopelessly lost in chilly liquid pumpkin pie, plus it is so low in calories, so it is a winner all round.


Umpqua on 11/28/2010:
Good to hear from you, I hope you're having a great weekend!


V on 11/28/2010:
Glad your hair is fabulous!!! I hope you have a wonderful evening and news of a new job to report tomorrow!



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Nov 23, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

hello all!

despite a couple (yes, two days, but not in a row) days of setbacks, i'm on the up and up right now!

yesterday I had approximately 4700 Kcal...yes, i am feeling quite bad about it, but i have moved on.  I was able to get a nice 5 mi in yesterday which is good though. and today, i've planned to walk at the park before i teach 8 or so lessons this afternoon and evening. oh, and i plan to use the weights at the gym tonight.

tomorrow i have an interview in the early afternoon, rest of the day i will probably be helping my mom with Thanksgiving prep. Perhaps a walk in the AM....or maybe late PM since i have a feeling i'll be tired Wednesday morning....ah, the life! right!?

i have my fingers crossed still on a job interview in Albany, NY. 3 hours away. i feel really good about the position and i am hoping that i am contacted in the next couple weeks about it. if i am not, i will not get too upset as i have only helped myself anyways by spending time productively and practices a few easy pieces on the clarinet, french horn, and trombone to prepare for the interview if i do get it. (you can't prepare things last minute anyway, so i've spent the past month learning a trombone piece from scratch which was a challenge...and then just reviewing the horn/clarinet pieces.)  i am looking for a band position (if you guys didn't know that already.)

so, hmmm, even though my funds are nonexistant....i am going to japanese/brazilian straighten my hair bc it is sooooo dried out, ruined, etc. from the ample blow drying and ironing i've been doing to it. so the straightening (which i've probably done 4-5 times if not more in the past) really works for me. it makes my hair more managable and then it also alleviates the process of doing it everyday....i spend half if not even less as much time doing it - good thing!!!  my hair is still relatively short and i'm trying, once again, to grow it out, so the straightening should also help it look even straighter, another good thing. AND, last but not least, i have a reunion with an old friend saturday night, and my hair will look good since i'm getting it done friday.....and, last last last, but not least least least!!!, i will start working full time very soon....even if not in music, and it will help me get out the door without worrying too much about the time it takes to do my hair.

here, on Long Island, we spend lots of money on our hair....i must look presentable...anyways...

so that's it.

happy early thanksgiving!

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 11/23/2010:
i really love your attitude!!! I hope you get your dream job :) I also had some opportunities along the way, and I had some - what I consider - bad luck, so I think the same, don't get too upset because there are lots of so-called dream jobs out there... You have to show us a photo of your hair! :)


KathyBlue on 11/23/2010:
BTW I spend lots of money on my hair, too... Dang. I want gray hair now! :)


Umpqua on 11/23/2010:
I did my internship for my final semester of school in Albany. I liked it a lot, and there was a pretty vibrant (if small) downtown scene going on. I hope things go well for you!


moogy on 11/23/2010:
I hope everything works out the way you want it to (including the hair). Have a good day HOP:)


V on 11/23/2010:
Good luck with the job interview!!!! have a happy Thanksgiving :)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Nov 20, 2010
(count calories/exercise/relaxing thoughts!)
Weight: 135.0

hello again. at the library to use the computer...

thursday was kinda ****tttyyyy in the end - 3200 calories only bc i was teaching EIGHT music lessons that evening, which took me away from anymore senseless eating...but that's done with, :-)

friday was better, not great though, 2500 calories.

today: hmmm, so far - 1500 cal, pretty good, will probably have up to 1900 or 2000 today, making it a good day.

i guess that day that i ate around 1300 calories kinda backfired this past week, causing me too eat more the following days. anyways, no need to obsess, right?!

but my plan remains, to lose weight.  right now, i'm a bit sensitive about my arms. they feel to big/fat. mostly big though. and i know that if i can knock off the pounds, get back in the 120s which remains my goal, i will definitely look MUCH better.  once i break under 130, i always feel a lot leaner, especially bc of all the muscle i have gained from weights and pushups/pullups.  I've been keeping up with pull-ups and the gym and i have noticed i have finally gotten better, and soon i will use less weight to "help me." pull-ups are one of the exercises where the MORE weight you use, the MORE help you are giving yourself. the hardest way to do pullups is when you don't use any added extra weights to push you back up - and you do it all by yourself! one day, ladies, one day!

 what else!? i have some dilemnas coming up - my dad has gotten me for an interview for a job not in the health field or teaching field - just so i can have a full time job. i am not really excited about this, at all. I feel i shouldn't take it, because it will only guarantee me employment now - and not down the road. I feel that by taking the job i will be absolutely running away from everything i ever tried to work for in life. also, if i were to get the job, the hours would make it so that the lessons i teach would interfere and i'd have to get rid of some students/try to move them to other times - which probably wouldn't work out at all since there's no other times or space to teach at the studio.

although i do want a full time job, i feel almost not ready for it - and also i want a job in a field i have trained in. I don't like the idea of getting a job elsewhere, in something that is totally new to me. i do want to prove to myself that i can make a living doing something i have went to school for...be successful in the paths i have chosen.  I am nervous that by doing anything else, that whenever the job ends (like 2 or 4 years from now) i'll be searching, again, for a job.  I kinda want to prevent this - by getting a job in a field that i do have training in, and therefore there is better certainty that i'd be working in the field for years to come. not just a temporary full time job for a company and then looking again.

the interview is supposedly this coming Wednesday, day before Thanksgiving, and located in the city or maybe Queens, NY.  I promised a friend i might spend Wednesday night with here - sorta upstate a little that night. I may not be able to, now.  of course a job interview is more important, it's just i'm not looking foward to it, that's all. probably hard to understand to you outsiders, who may not be up to date with my current situations! haha.  I told her i'd go to happy hour with her, as i've promised for a VERY long time what we'd celebrate then...i will feel a little bad no going...we'll see.

i hope to get called to substitute next week, at least one of the days - hopefully Monday. An extra $100 is nice, isn't it?! but it really isn't extra, i know i'll probably have spent it before it even reaches my bank account!

what else!? it's only 7:08. can you believe it? seems that it really does get dark early these days! i was at the park and it was only 5pm...and so dark! hopefully they will take away daylight savings time in the next few years if we are lucky. i could use some more afternoon/evening light hours.

other than all of this, i need to fix a bike tire so i can bike to get the papers - i haven't biked in at least a couple months...and the weather is still alright for biking! i should do it before it's too late!

alright, enough rambling...

goodnight all.

Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

chidogs on 11/20/2010:
Lots of people take other jobs while waiting/looking for the one they really want. It depends on your circumstances, if you can afford to hold down part time work while looking for the job you want or if, financially, you need to go full time. Good luck.


loveray on 11/20/2010:
what is the job that your dad tried to hook you up with? definitely dont give up on your dream, but being open to all possibilities is always helpful, in my experience. :) xo


V on 11/20/2010:
yes never give up what is truly in your heart!!! BTW HATE DST :(


moogy on 11/21/2010:
As usual HOP, I hope that you can feel good about the decisions you make about your food intake. I hope that the rest of the weekend went well.


grumpy on 11/21/2010:
hey girl, im back. missed you! and will need all the support I can get!



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