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My interview went well!
I picked out a nice interview outfit — Since I found out about my interview I figured I’d go out and buy myself some new clothes but I found this dress in my closet that I haven’t worn in about two years and the blazer I bought a year ago. Money well saved!
The woman I met with was so kind and I could immediately tell she had a big heart. I went to a vocational day program and we chatted in her office. While in there I got a sense of the atmosphere. I hope hope hope that I get a call back. I’ll know in about two weeks. Fingers crossed!!
Then I made lunch! Sauteed veggies and a veggie burger with sesame ginger dressing and green tea :)
I have a very big day today!
I have an interview in about two hours!! Over the past week and a half I have been very nervous, and very excited. But the past couple of days I have been able to really relax myself through yoga, meditation, and keeping a positive mentality. I know nothing is guaranteed, of course, but I do feel confident in myself and my presentation and what I have to offer.
To continue my relaxing state of mind I woke up early this morning, gave myself a facial, took a long hot shower, and I sunk into the warmth and compassion of my being. I also took notice to my body and how much I love myself, and that self-support and self-love makes anything possible.
I love my natural body, my scar, my skin, my everything.
And my booty too! ;)
I also prepared for myself a delicious breakfast this morning to make my stomach and appetite content and to give me a boost of energy for the day!
Egg whites, Jewish toasted rye, sliced bananas, grapes, and coffee of course :)
After a mini pedicure and manicure I just treated myself with, I’m going to finish getting ready for this interview! Wish me luck!
Just look how welcoming that is…and I must say it was quite enjoyable.
And this little guy just wants his mom to share the awesome-ness
If you’ve never had a soy protein burger, you’ve never lived.
My boyfriend just cooked me flounder, angel hair pasta, and zucchini for dinner.
Hi my name is Jacqui and I fall more and more in love each day. Its the little things, really.
On the first of the month, I always reflect back on when I began my recovery journey.
And to the days when I was eating only 400-500 calories a day and exercising. How did I manage to do it? How did I have enough energy to live and still be so exuberant and think I was okay? Even now when I’m in class and I’m late for lunch its hard to concentrate when I am legitimately hungry. I couldn’t be as productive and positive as I am if that were my life style still.
Thanks to my handsome boyfriend, I had some awesome garden fresh veggies to cook with today…
So I made whole grain angel hair pasta, grilled eggplant, zucchini, and cucumber, and sauteed tomatoes, green bell peppers, and broccoli. I also treated myself to a delicious glass of White Zinfandel…
And I ate it all in about 5 minutes because I was starving…
And to also note, classes were great today. Very interactive, very relevant, very enjoyable. Now I have all day and night to do my readings and maybe take a quiz that won’t be due until Thursday. I might also go for a bike ride!
Happy Tuesday :)
Had a little moment…
I’ve also been eating more than anyone else on this trip. But that’s okay because I’ve got a lot of energy to burn, which I’ve been doing. I haven’t been drinking a lot..about 1-2 drinks a day compared to all day drinking, I’ve been sleeping well, getting all my nutrients, and I feel AWESOME.
Can’t compete with that :)
And even though I’m on vacation…I’m really looking forward to going home. There is a special someone waiting for me and I cannot wait until I see him.
Sometimes you really need to treat yourself.
I got a little fancy with lunch, i.e., I felt it necessary to drink my water from a wine glass and flavor it with lemon.
I went to my meditation class last night, and it helped tremendously.
I needed that hour to be alone with my thoughts…away from the distractions of people, television, studying, the phone..etc. What I realized is that in the midst of all of my anxiety I’ve been hoarding away a lot of thoughts that..if dealt with immediately, I would be okay, but because I’m disregarding my own mind..those hoarded thoughts have become dangerous. Not dangerous in a sense that I’ll physically hurt myself, dangerous in the sense that I’ve been ruminating negativity and it has taken a toll on my life.
The meditation was so beautiful…I felt like I opened the windows to air out my musty mind. I got a full night’s sleep and woke up before my alarm went off. This morning I went out for a 2 mile run, 1 mile on the street and 1 mile on the beach. I felt like I was flying. I haven’t felt that free on a run in a couple of weeks. At the end I went out to the water line and I stretched for about 15 minutes and then I sat in the sand and did a 15 minute meditation. Its been a low humidity morning as well..so I really felt like I could breathe better.
I topped my morning off with a delicious breakfast:
- 1 whole egg, 1 egg white with flax seed, extra virgin olive oil, and apple cider vinegar.
- Sauteed green and red bell peppers, chopped tomatoes
- Activia Light vanilla yogurt and a sprinkle of cinnamon
- Sliced banana
- Raisin bran cereal for crunch :)
I’ve had a lot to write about, but I haven’t had the energy to actually write it all.
I have filled the Tumblr world in about my anxiety..but I promise you, there are other things going on in my life that I am quite content with.
For instance, the food I’m eating
- 50/50 Spinach and Spring mix greens
- Organic whole wheat pasta
- Chopped green beans, tomato, green and red bell pepper
- Sliced and peeled cucumber and zucchini
- A mix of quinoa and brown rice
- A bit of hummus on top
Sometimes I put these fun things into a wrap and enjoy every single bite
- Grad school research
- Bike ride
- Ocean swimming
- 3 mile walk on the beach
- Awesome food
- Peace and quiet
Sometimes you have so much to say, and when the time comes to say it..you completely go blank and enjoy the stillness of your mind.
Bummed I couldn’t go running tonight, satisfied with my stretching, super excited to be watching the Olympics.
And also preparing my meals for tomorrow :)
Not-so lazy Saturday evening :)