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Things are picking up speed

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Well, let's see if I can catch things up. We met with the Realtor on Tuesday, 22nd, and worked out a timeline. The house needs to get on the market in April. Yikes!!! It's the end of March. She wants the house cleared out, painted, and looking all bright and shiny. Oh my god!!! Do you know how much work we have in front of us? So it has begun. We've started clearing out under the house, packing up things we are going to take with us, get things set aside for a garage sale on the 2nd. OMG!!!! There is so much to do and when I have a lot to do I get paralyzed. I've been able to avoid that so far by just doing something. I'm not tackling any one thing in order but I'm doing things. I packed up some of my computer room, I've set aside some stuff for the garage sale, today I started packing up our knick-knacks from the living room. So no one room is finished, but progress is being made in every room. I figure if I just manage to get something done everyday, ev…

Letting people know

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Well, now that we are completely committed to this move, we are slowly starting to let people know. Hubby told one of his jobs yesterday and plans to tell the other today. We let the neighbors we like know. My boss knows. So word is getting out. When we told the neighbors that we like, we ended up with 2 people interested in buying the house. Now whether either one will work out, who knows, but it is a good start. If one of those works out, this could be the best possible situation for us. We could sell the house, get the money, and then rent it back until we leave. Boom. Perfect solution. Sure beats the hell out of trying to time the closing. So I'm optimistic. Trying not to get my hopes up too high, but definitely feeling positive about this whole thing.

As far as a job, I haven't heard from the one I really want and I'm kind of assuming that is not a good sign. So moving on, I have 2 job interviews this week. Not too shabby. One is for a school that runs year round - …

Okay, time to kick things up a notch

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I've been working with my nutrition coach for 11 weeks and really haven't lost that much weight. But, I'm not upset because I have learned a lot about myself in the process. I am basically breaking 56 years of habit so I expect it to go slowly. The thing is, I think I've got it mostly figured out so this week, while I'm home, I'm going to give it a real shot. So what does that mean exactly?

Well, hitting my macros. My macros are currently set at 165g protein, 160g carbs, and 60g fat. I rarely hit them exactly. Rarely. But this week I'm going to make an all out effort to do just that. I went to Costco yesterday and got chicken breast, lean ground beef, and shrimp. All lean sources of protein to eat. I am home so I'm going to take time to make my food everyday. If I find things I really like, I can do some food prep for the week.

Next is workouts. I did not do much of anything last week in terms of working out. Part of it was the start of spring break,…

The emotional rollercoaster continues

So Friday night I was feeling a little better about the whole job thing, but depressed about the taxes. Oh, well, nothing can be done now. So made a plan for Saturday that I knew wasn't going to work as soon as I woke up. So I thrashed that plan and just did my normal thing. Ate breakfast and got ready to head out to CF. As I got to CF I get a message from an old co-worker. Seems the school in Arizona had called to my old place to get a reference. He spoke to my friend and not the crazy ass nun. My friend gave him a great reference and told him I was an awesome teacher. So I got a little hopeful for a couple of reasons. A) he called up there which means I have not been eliminated. B) he called up there on Friday which means I have definitely not been eliminated. So now I have hope again. Then came 16.4.

When I first saw 16.4 on Thursday, I freaked out a little. Here it is:

Workout 16.4
13-min. AMRAP:
55 deadlifts
55 wall-ball shots
55-calorie row
55 handstand push-ups

That first …