As yesterday was National Dog Day, seems appropriate to title this post “dog days”
I’m just past month 2 of the layoff. I have several jobs “in discussion” in that I’ve had some contact with recruiters and/or decision makers, then silence. I’m grateful that they haven’t said “no thank you”. But it’s not like I have any offers or any hint of an offer yet. A bit discouraging.
I have been keeping up with outreach, contacting folks in cyber/compliance, and going further into 2nd/3rd level connections. In the case of 1st level connects, the discussions have been great
Over the prior two weeks I’ve let my diet really crap out. And as a result my weight jumped up. And with that, my workout motivation collapsed and my mood went right with it. I thought a few days at the shore with mom would help, but that just made things worse. To many triggers to stay sedentary and eat yummy, but unhealthy foods. I did get a couple of hours on the beach and a couple of fun bits in the water, but it really wasn’t the break I needed.
This week. I’m trying to get back on track. Morning swims M-W-F, daily walks and evening workouts (bike, strength). I’m seeing progress in the walks speeding up a good bit. I guess that’s something.
On the diet front, I paid for a 2 week Noom subscription. Partly to see what the deal was with the app/service and partly to kick myself in the pants. Seems like a pretty good service, and focuses on the psychological changes needed to sustain a good WOE. It has some live messaging from a coach, but it’s not all that helpful for me. We’ll see where this goes and wether it will be something that I can recommend to others. But between getting back to my normal diet and getting back to workouts, I’m down about 5lbs.