Tuesday was not only a big day for Barack Obama and America, it was a big day for me personally too. I got a job offer!!! I had an interview a couple weeks ago for this position and then spent several hours visiting the office on Monday. This job is with my current company and is similar to what I do now, but different enough that it will be a nice change of pace for me. And it’s a promotion 🙂
But the best part?? It’s in my hometown!! The Mr. and I will be moving there (near Omaha, Nebraska) sometime in the next month or so. And the company will pay for it- HOORAY! We have a lot to do in the next month- cleaning our house, putting it up for sale, house hunting in Omaha, packing stuff, actually moving, finishing a huge project for school, etc…
I’m so EXCITED to live near my parents, sisters, brothers-in-law, and niece and nephew!
Change and Food
Based on the above, I’ve been a little anxious for the last few weeks. This hit big-time last week, especially on Friday when I found out that they were not going to be able to offer me the complete relocation package. I wouldn’t have been able to take the job without all the relocation benefits (not exactly a great market to sell a house…) and I felt completely crushed. I left work shortly after that and found solace in a some Halloween candy at home. This wouldn’t have bothered me, but I had more than a few pieces and felt pretty gross afterwards. It was definitely emotional eating. That plus a lot of extra sugar that made it’s way into my body last week has been making me feel not-so-healthy. I have always had a major sweet tooth and I LOVE chocolate, but it’s gotten out of control lately. I decided to do a little chocolate detox this week and am not eating any chocolatey treats after or between meals. Today is my third chocolate-free day, which might actually be the longest I’ve ever gone without chocolate in my life. I believe that we can enjoy all things in moderation and be very healthy, but I have not been practicing the moderation part of this lately and I can tell my body feels different from all the sugar. Obviously, I don’t plan to do this forever, but for at least a week or maybe two until I can re-train myself to remember that desserts and chocolates are treats and are something to savor and enjoy in moderation. I’ll let you know how it goes 🙂