Sunday, February 19, 2012

Have you ever Googled yourself?

I was procrastinating the other day and decided to do a Google search on my own name, just to see what came up. The last time I had done this was a few years ago when I was in the middle of my job search, just to make sure there was nothing potentially embarrassing that I might have to explain to employers.  It allowed me not to be surprised when one of the interviewers said, "You had some pretty good triathlon times!"  

This time, besides reliving my former athletic glory (I'm picking up my orthotics on Tuesday, btw), I also found a lot of pictures.  The one at the left is from around the time I started this supposed weight-loss blog called "Yet Another Weight Watchers blog." I was around 20 pounds thinner then.  Maybe it didn't have the desired effect. I don't think I can blame the weight gain on that as much as on being 6 years older and discovering the metabolic joy that is being in my 40s.  Still, I looked pretty good.  I want to try that out again.

I also found some pictures of my old, glamorous but high-stress job.  I miss a lot of the fun people I knew from that time, but not the "fun" of sleeping in a different crummy hotel every other weekend.  I am still using those frequent flyer miles to pay for plane tickets.

It was the modern version of "This is Your Life," a really interesting way to reflect and take stock.  What parts of the old me do I miss and want back? What things were worth leaving behind? What do I want to turn up in my future results?

2 comments:

  1. How could I resist Googling myself after reading your post? The photos that came up were all photos I've taken, none of me. What I found hilarious is that my name (not me) is in a tabloid: "If not, you might change your mind when you learn that dazzling Deborah McNeer works behind the men's fragrance counter of a Dallas department store …" A lot of other stuff turned up, none of it bad. I think I could safely apply for any job out there. Especially at a men's fragrance counter. Heh.

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  2. The metabolic joy of your 50's is even more "fun"!

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