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I Linked Up

6 Jun

How many of you have a LinkedIn account? The first time I got an invite (ages an ages ago) I ignored it thinking it was just the newest replacement for facebook and since I had enough trouble finding time to get on facebook what did I need another version of that for? lol. Since that first invite I received many more invites and I eventually decided to check it out – it’s like facebook, but not really. It’s like the business version: a PC instead of a Mac, a Blackberry instead of an iPhone, a Jeep instead of a Volvo…you getting my drift here? 😛

It’s a place to build an account about yourself and hopefully link up with others in your profession – find contacts, find job opportunities, find people you used to work with or go to school with – a lot of my acting buddies were building their LinkedIn accounts so I figured I’d better do the same, can’t be left in the dust an all that.

Well, I started my profile and then did nothing with it, I didn’t make the complete profile because of a variety of reasons but then last night I decided to go on and remedy that. shrug. I even went so far as to put the link to this blog on my LinkedIn account – this may not seem like a big deal but only very select people have been told about my blog, friends I am sure will be supportive and not make fun or comment to me all the time about what I write about. Oh, and I told my mom. 🙂

I feel like I have opened a window into who I am by putting the link to this blog on my LinkedIn account – it’s doubtful anyone who checks out my profile on LinkedIn will bother with checking out this blog but it’s possible, right? So now I must ponder, do I bow to the self-imposed pressure I am sure to start feeling to make each post quirky, fun, entertaining and always positive so if a perspective agent comes a-looking I am seen in the best light or do I continue to post about what I want in whatever mood I want and continue using this blog as a way to hold myself accountable in terms of my weight loss?

I vote for the second option! 😀

I got a call from the placement agency this morning and I have a phone job interview tomorrow at noon for that office job, sigh. I had almost come to terms with the idea I wasn’t going to take the interview, I know I don’t want to work in an office so why bother with the interview? and yet, I need a job if I want to keep paying for acting classes and dragon boating and all the other fun things I do…Why oh why couldn’t the interview have taken longer to set up? Like, maybe 3 weeks or so…ya know, after I (hopefully) have an agent, sigh. I feel like I am being pushed and I hate that!

Today I ate:

29 g Special K = 2 points

1/4 C 1% milk = 0.5 points

1/2 tbls whipped peanut butter = 1 point

1/2 bagel = 2.5 points

1 banana = 1 point

1 pizza crust = 5 points

30 g shredded cheese = 2 points

10 slices turkey pepperoni = 1 point

mushrooms = 0 points

5 baby potatoes = 1 point

1 tsp marg = 1 point

1 Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich = 2 points

40 g Junior Mints = 3 point

Total Points Eaten = 23

Exercise Points Earned = 7

So I have eaten 3 of my exercise points and all of my daily points – not so bad.  🙂 I have a nectarine all washed and sitting beside me which I have every intention of eating so that means I will have eaten 4 of my exercise points but that’s ok, that still leaves 3 of then un-eaten.

I had planned to exercise twice today, disgusting right? lol. I went for my hike earlier today and was supposed to go to boxerfit this evening but the errands I had to run took longer then expected so it was too late once I got home to be able to get to the class in time. Well, technically, the errands didn’t take longer then expected, the driving in between locations for the errands took longer then expected – helluva lot of traffic on the roads today! Don’t these people work? lol. I’m amazed how many people are not at work during the regular business hours of a monday…I’m curious about every single one of them, are they unemployed? independantly wealthy? taking a “sick day”? tourists? what?? how do all these people not have to be at work?

I won’t be able to go to boxerfit tomorrow cause I will be in acting class and oh man am I happy about that! I’ve been waiting all week to go back! 😀 I’m more then ok with not going to boxerfit if I can go work on my acting, lol. I will still hike tomorrow, and do my free weights and ab stuff so not like I will be totally slacking on my fitness.  🙂 and you know what, the time I saved by not going to boxerfit tonight I am putting towards working on my audition scene for tomorrow so really, maybe not making it to class tonight is for the best. 🙂

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3 Responses to “I Linked Up”

  1. juleen76 June 17, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    Ok, so I’ve been reading your blog for a little while and really enjoy your posts, but one thing is driving me a wee bit crazy! Why the heck are you still using the old version of Weight Watchers instead of the Points Plus version??? With Points Plus, all fruits and most veggies are ZERO points! Personally, I think it’s a whole lot easier to follow, and any products that list the points value on the package have changed over to the Points Plus value. I highly recommend looking into it, and I’d be happy to talk with you about it if you’re interested! I also blog about my weight-loss journey with Weight Watchers. I’d love for you to check it out!

    • shrinkingwmn June 19, 2011 at 3:25 pm #

      lol, sorry, got a giggle out of the idea I am driving someone a tad crazy – oh the fun! 😉 I use the old program cause I am not an official weight watcher’s member – I can’t afford to join so all the material I have is for what is now the old program. shrug. my mom is a member and is on the Points Plus program – she loves it and is totally rocking it but she said it was a bit confusing and it’d be easier if I am working the program on my own to stick with the old one, so ya know, I took her word on it. I have to admit I am curious about the points plus program, I like the idea of not having to count points for my fruit 🙂 So…you don’t think the new program is difficult?

    • shrinkingwmn June 22, 2011 at 10:45 pm #

      Hey, sorry, I meant to ask, what is the name of your blog? I followed the link to your salon site but couldn’t find a weight loss blog…where do I go cause I’d love to read it! 🙂

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