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06 March 2003 @ 12:34 am
Zen and the art of intuitive eating  
So I went to the nutrionist today, only she's really more a diabetes educator. I don't really need education on that per se, but apparently she teaches a whole lifestyle change approach that I can actually get behind. She focuses on learning to eat when, what and how your body wants, not how some diet or food plan or society or who/whatEVER wants you to. She feels like I do that the generations of people dieting have rendered them unable to listen to their body's cues. So, it's going to be interesting. I have to keep logs not only of what I eat, but when, how, where, how I'm feeling... plus I have to do reading assignments. It also felt really good that when she asked who would be supportive of me, I could say my friends, my boyfriend AND my family, although I think the first two will be much more supportive.

Then I went to work to find that my team had been given an award for excellent service! Not only did we get recognition from our bosses, we're getting a $100 bonus on our next check! Totally unexpected and thrilling. I'm not turning down the money, but I would've been happy just getting the acknowlegement that what I do matters. So much of the time when you do tech support all you hear are the problems and complaints, so it's nice to know that I am really AM making a difference.

Then I talked to meh pimp for over an hour on my drive home. We have not had nearly enough time to talk lately so that was very cool. There was much looking forward to Nimbus.

And speaking of Nimbus, did you know that the price increases again in 9 days? So if you haven't yet registered, you really should register before March 16th. /public service announcement

Now I must get to bed, because I of course forgot that tomorrow is my early day at work and I have to get up at *GROAN* 6:30 instead of 8. Oh, the humanity.
 
 
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No Namenystana on March 6th, 2003 06:30 am (UTC)
That's great, Morri.

She focuses on learning to eat when, what and how your body wants, not how some diet or food plan or society or who/whatEVER wants you to.

I've heard of a book that focuses on that, it's called "Fit for Life." Alot of my friends have read it and find it quite interesting. If you have the chance, check it out.

I'm glad everything is going well and congrats on the award. It's good when cool things happen to cool people.
Vicki: Dariahermorrine on March 6th, 2003 09:41 am (UTC)
I might look at that one, but I think that as she's given me two to get as it is, that'll be enough to start with. I have so much back reading to do it's not even funny.
Callipygian: duanepicklepuss on March 6th, 2003 07:20 am (UTC)
Congratulations on a job well done! I am very jealous that you're actually getting a bonus for the work you've done; I wasn't aware companies actually did that.

Do they have an opening for a Forms Design Specialist with a useless engineering degree and a penchant for t00bing around the internet all day? *nudge, nudge*
Vicki: OH Yeahhermorrine on March 6th, 2003 09:42 am (UTC)
I know, isn't it cool?

Dude, I don't even know what a forms design specialist is. However, will email you my company's info so you can check it out, although I don't know what they might have open currently.
Callipygian: dragonpicklepuss on March 6th, 2003 09:50 am (UTC)
As I am the sole Forms Design Specialist currently in existence, don't feel too bad.

I appreciate the thought and the effort. I was not actually looking for a new position, but how can I pass up the chance (however slim) to possibly work along side the famous hermorrine? (And you know, possibly get a job that has some sort of meaning.)

Thank you ever so much.
Vicki: OH Yeahhermorrine on March 6th, 2003 10:00 am (UTC)
but how can I pass up the chance (however slim) to possibly work along side the famous hermorrine?

Oh PULEEEEESE. *laughs* You loon.
Teesside Snog Monster: bankformonumentjiggery_pokery on March 6th, 2003 07:56 am (UTC)
Yay! Sounds like an excellent series of developments to me. Do you feel it would be helpful to share the logs you keep with us? I for one would certainly be interested in what you had to say there, if you felt it was something you wanted to share.
Vicki: MWAHhermorrine on March 6th, 2003 09:50 am (UTC)
Do you feel it would be helpful to share the logs you keep with us?

Mmmm, will have to think about that. Although things are much better than when I was younger, I still have a lot of issues in terms of being judged by people for what I eat/don't eat/etc, and while it's not that I think *you* or anyone else would necessarily do that, it's a sensitive area for me. So I will think about it.
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Vicki: Happy Happy!hermorrine on March 6th, 2003 09:58 am (UTC)
Tech support getting recognition? ::simon faints in the corner:: I was sure there were rules against such things happenning.

Me too! I've been doing this for 5 years? now, and I've never had anything like this happen before. I love this job and this company.

Yep. Modern social and working pratises have meant that eating patterns have been forced into something unnatural. I like living alone at time, since it gives me the opportunity to dictate pretty much when and what I eat.

Excellent point. I'm lucky in that while I live with my parents and brother right now, they really don't dictate what I eat. I do my own grocery shopping and cooking the majority of the time. I certainly miss other things about living alone, but that isn't really affected.