Graduated Friday, Employed Monday!

December 19, 2012

After graduating on Friday………….

…….Tess came home Sunday for our family Christmas. We have a few family members spending Christmas out of town this year, so we celebrated early. The gifts are all opened, the stockings are empty, the Pumpkin bread has been devoured. I had some mixed feelings about celebrating so early, and I ran around like crazy for 10 days straight shopping and preparing, but a part of me is enjoying the fact that these next few days are simply attending parties and enjoying all the festivities, family and traditions.

Tess decided to jump right in and continue applying for jobs. She has been applying for a variety of positions for several weeks now, some local, some not. Monday afternoon she had a phone interview with Southwest Airlines in Dallas, Texas for a three month, paid internship. Later in the afternoon, she had a second interview, and by 5:30 pm, she was offered the internship, and accepted. She leaves in three weeks and is ecstatic!

I am so happy for her! There is so much to do! Get the car checked out, figure out housing, shop for work clothes (although she did found out the work atmosphere is casual 365 days a year!), and make an adult budget!! (I think that one was my idea. Oh, so was get the car checked out. It’s like a TEN hour drive!)

There is the possibility that at the end of her internship, she is offered a full time permanent position with them. We have always talked about the possibility that she would move away after college, and I knew it was true, but knowing it is so close kinda FREAKS ME OUT!!

So now we just need to focus on making sure she has what she needs and getting her there safely. At first, I was feeling very “mommy” about making the “list” ( here I go with the list thing again) of things we need to do to get her ready, but then she read an email to me from Southwest Airlines. They actually have a plan for Interns and the parents that want to make sure they get there safely! How cool is that? So I have three more weeks to mommy my kid! Yay!

Ok….so food and Weight Watchers and tracking food and exercising and all that jazz…….

Well, due to the stress and crazy schedule and the abundance of sugar I have been surrounded with, I have not been the best Weight Watchers member. I had completely avoided the scale…..until yesterday morning. I thought my face looked “puffy” in some of Tess’ graduation pictures from the weekend, so I knew I was retaining water like crazy!

Before I stepped on the scale I prepared myself to see the 170’s. it was going to be tough, but I had to face it. I also knew if I was completely disgusted with the scale results, all I needed to do, was count my points and drink plenty of water and get in a good long walk.

I stepped on the scale. 172.0.

I spent all day Tuesday drinking water and I ate plenty of fruits and veggies. I didn’t take any food pictures because I simply forgot. I ate a two pieces of fruit, a salad and a egg sandwich on toast.

I stepped on the scale Wednesday morning to see 168.0. I knew it was mostly water weight.

Today I will count points and take pictures. We leave for vacation in four weeks and I want to be able to look back at the next four weeks and pat myself on the back!

I can’t believe all that has happened over the last couple of weeks, and I can’t even begin to think about all that will happen over the next few weeks for Tess. But one thing I know for sure, it’s going to be exciting! That kid inspires me! I feel inspired to continue on the Weight Watchers path, and reach my weight loss goal in 2013!

What are you goals for 2013?

Just a few grad party pics!

(her room mates and best buds from last year!)

(One of her best friends, Cara!)

(More good friends)

“love the life you live, live the life you love”

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