Thursday, November 09, 2006

goals and goofs

I have applied to a couple of jobs already and have gotten back the letters acknowledging the receipt of my applications. One school indicated in their letter that they expect to conduct their interviews in February. Assuming I get invited to interviews, I am going to have to buy a new suit. I have two nice suits, both size 14, that I have "undergrown," as Vickie would say. So in the back of my mind today, I'm thinking how much happier I would be buying that suit in a size 8 or 10 than I would be buying it in a 12. I would probably make a better impression if I was closer to my goal weight, too. Getting to goal weight by February is possible, as long as I really work at it and don't let my motivation get swept away by the Olympic Eating Months. So, just in case I needed another reason to get serious about the weight loss, I have another incentive: When I whip out my Visa card (with $5000 and my name on it?), it would be nice to be at goal weight and not just buy another suit in a size I hope is temporary.

Last night I went to dinner with a friend, and I suggested Panera because I wanted to get a salad. I was a little behind on my veggie servings for the day. Now, I know that their cookies and pastries are a diet disaster, but I didn't realize how bad their salads really were. I wouldn't have expected half of a salad that contained only vegetables and vinegrette to cost me 200 calories and 19 grams of fat. Note to self: Check the website before going to the restaurant next time. Or at least skip the cookie and get the dressing on the side.


  1. Panera can be quite a disaster.. however it can also be quite good! Their low fat vegetable soup is delish, and only 1 point for a cup. I like to get that with a portion of the whole grain baguette (2 points) for lunch. For dinner I'd get the you pick two and get half the mediteranian veggie sandwich (i think its 7), the low fat veggie soup (1) and an apple. But yes... looking at the website is definitely a good idea before hand. You tried though, and thats what matters

  2. Have you looked in 2nd hand stores for suits? I have seen things with the tags still on them. Also - Michele might have just the thing and size you are looking for - just an idea.

  3. Anonymous7:58 AM

    I plan to buy a new suit, exactly what I want, as sort of a reward/incentive. I've bought plenty of "so-so" clothes that weren't what I really wanted because I didn't want to spend the money on myself. Going in to that interview, I want to feel really confident and know I look great.

    I did buy a top from Michelle, but for most clothes I really want to be able to try things on -- a lot of stuff looks great on the hanger and not-so-great on me.


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