South Beach Diet Day 9 - The Importance of Cooking

 South Beach Diet Day 9 - The Importance of Cooking

Today's South Beach Diet Tips:

Cooking a healthy meal is empowering, so don’t avoid this component of the South Beach diet out of laziness.

When it comes to job interviews, apparently my (saucy if we’re being generous) personality precedes me.

And now, here are the details of my 9th day on the South Beach Diet...

What I Weighed Today: 196 lbs. (8am)

What I Ate Today:
Breakfast: 2 oz Low-Fat String Cheese, Starbucks Venti Skinny Hazelnut Latte (1/2 caff)
Lunch: Hummus, 2 oz Low-Fat String Cheese, Tri-Color Peppers
Snack: Non-Fat Yogurt, 3 oz Low-Fat String Cheese
Dinner: Braised Cabbage, Tilapia Filets
Snack: Sugar-Free Jell-O w/Fat-Free Whipped Topping

EXERCISE:
None

Today was a really good day. I cooked! And it was delicious! For dinner I made tilapia filets cooked in a little olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper. And I braised some cabbage with some olive oil, onions, and salt and pepper. Really simple but so good. The secret to braised cabbage is to add a packet of Splenda toward the end so that you get this salty but sweet taste. I felt like such a little chef. Wish I had someone to enjoy it with me. Maybe someday. For now I can just feel empowered by the fact that I had the energy to cook! Woo hoo!

The biggest thing that happened today was that I had an interview at my old job (Chrysalis). I've talked about them before. They are a non-profit organization that helps homeless people get jobs and become self-sufficient. Two years ago I left them for a job that offered me a ton more money, but I still volunteer there because I love the organization and its mission.

I would really love to go back to Chrysalis, and this is the first opportunity that has come up that would be suited to me. I was so nervous that I couldn’t eat breakfast. I had a couple of string cheeses and a coffee. Then I made myself eat some hummus for lunch because I had the shakes from the coffee.

The interview went well, I thought. At least I thought that initially. Now I'm not so sure. There are several people at Chrysalis who know me, having worked with me in the past. The person I interviewed with knows me but has never worked with me so I don't know which way he will go. The bad news is that I know that he has friends who want the position, so I'm at kind of a disadvantage. But on the positive side, I have a lot of experience and know that I'm seriously in the running.

Here's the part of the interview I wasn't thrilled with. He questioned me about my bawdy behavior and my ability to control it. God, I feel so stupid. How I regret being the life of the party at some of the volunteer events! This fellow had never worked with me so he doesn’t know how business-like I can be at the office. I mean, I'm completely different in an office environment as opposed to a social environment. This guy doesn’t know that I have been told to actually lighten up when it comes to my work ethic! Ugh. Now that I am thinking about it, I'm really worried. I tried to convey that other side of me during the interview but I just don’t think he bought it. I feel like such a loser.

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