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Children think they know.. but they have noooo idea!

Wanted!

Who wants to find me a place to live and a job in Alameda California??

My husband was given an amazing opportunity to transfer to Coast Guard Island;

Coast Guard Island is in the Oakland Estuary between Oakland and Alameda, California. The 67-acre (27 ha) island is situated in the historic Brooklyn Basin, now known as Embarcadero Cove. It is within the Alameda city limits, but is tied to the main land only via a bridge from Dennison Street in Oakland.            (thank you Wikipedia)

 So we will be moving to Alameda;

Alameda is a city in Alameda County, California, United States. It is located on Alameda Island and Bay Farm Island, and is adjacent to and west of Oakland and in eastern San Francisco Bay across from San Francisco and South San Francisco, in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Bet you didn’t know you would be getting a geography lesson too..

San Francisco! Yay! California! Yay!  … I have never lived outside of Washington.. I haven’t moved enough times to fill up one hand of fingers.. And now we are leaving the state! I can bring my parents with me, right? And I can still work for the same company..? Yeah, NO.

NEW NEW NEW! We are very excited to have this opportunity for a new adventure! Seeing as we are still newlyweds, (we’ve only been married 2 months!) starting such a new and exciting journey at this time seems to fit right in. New husband, New apartment, New last name, New in-laws, New family…. New state, New home, New job, New opportunities!

Luckily, we will be put up in a hotel for a bit until we find a place to rent. We head down to Cali in 3 weeks, and have started looking for places now, in hopes that we can get something lined up and don’t have to live in a hotel for too long. We will be staying with my husband’s family for a week in Northern Cali (vacation!), and then heading into Alameda to start reality. And oh yeah, I need a job!

I have been with my company for 4 years now. A large pediatrics group with 7 clinics and 80-ish doctors. I have been the Lead in the Scheduling Center for all 7 clinics for the past 3 years. I have excellent customer service skills, I love working with people or by myself, I CAN be organized (my husband will tell you otherwise),computer and phone skills are superb, I am very familiar with medical terminology, ethical and legal concepts, insurance, referrals, scheduling, time management, concepts of triage, and runnning and maintaing a happy and friendly office environment. Do you want to hire me??

As much as I would love to be a stay at home military wife, or even working part time and getting the baby maker ready for action, Dylan will be in Kindergarten in the Fall, and I need to keep busy! I also have to keep reminding myself about our car payment and bills.. ohh yeeaaahh that’s why you need money..

BEING AN ADULT IS HARD!

  • 16 more days of work!    
  • 25 days till we leave for Cali!
  • 31 days til my last paycheck from Pediatric Associates!
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Paleo- day 4

I intended to start my Paleo adventure on Friday. But failed when I decided that I wanted one more carb filled meal for dinner!
So Saturday was day 1 of PALEO!!! I did… good. Sunday I had a teensy tiny couple of chips during the Seahawks game. I was anxious! It was an amazing comeback! (And I didn’t bring Paleo approved snacks with me to the Football Party..I need to remember to do that from now on!)

I am just loving all the fruit and veggies I get to eat! I am not having a problem with the salads, eggs, and fruit. But ooohhh I would kill for a glass of milk!

Im cutting back on the amount of coffee I’m consuming in the mornings, and adding in lots of herbal tea and water! I feel like a fish.

I can already feel a difference. I don’t feel bloated or ‘heavy’. Im satisfied after I eat, and not at all disappointed that I didn’t get to eat the cheesecake sitting on the kitchen counter..

I would love to get some Paleo friendly recipes or snacks that you have found and enjoy!

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I think I can I think I can

After some discussion with co-workers and contemplating giving up coffee, I have come to the conclusion of trying out the Paleo diet! I will be giving up bread, dairy, refined sugar, cereal grains, potatoes, and processed food!
TALK ABOUT A CHALLENGE!

My goal is to go ONE MONTH. I will be surviving on grass-produced meats, fish, seafood, fruit, veggies, eggs, nuts and seeds. It looks scary, but I enjoy my fruits and veggies. I am going to miss my yogurt, peanut butter, cream cheese and bagels 😦

I usually bring my lunch with me to work, so today I packed a banana, apple, tomato, pear, strawberries, raspberries, and 2 hard-boiled eggs. Dinner is going to be the challenge. But I am up for it!

If I make it a month, I will shoot for 2 🙂

Looking forwards to a better me and better wallet! 🙂

(I added a rule that I am allowed to drink coffee. I just have to limit it and make up for it by drinking extra water)

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I can live without ‘blank’

I don’t diet. I love food. I am a chocoholic. I have a sweet-tooth. Fried cheesy food is my weakness!
My New Year’s resolution was to work on my budgeting. Get some debt paid off, save some money. But I feel like I should do more. I could do more. I have been fighting with myself about giving something up to become healthier. Trying to go without something for awhile. Ill start with a goal of 1 month, if I succeed at 1 month, I might go for 2 months, or add something else.
But what is something?

I could live without coffee Wow that was a horrible thing to even think!
I would be able to live without sweets for awhile. The holidays are over and the candy stash at home is dwindling down. I don’t HAVE to eat 4 Hershy kisses a day, as much as I enjoy it..

I want my something to challenge me. I want to better myself, I want to feel better about myself, mentally and physically. Its a new year! HELLO 2013! How am I going to start this new year of becoming a better me?

What have you been able to live without that was a challenge, but you are so glad that you did??

Alcohol? Chocolate? Sugar? Meat? Bread?

This momma needs some help!

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