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Old 05-16-2012, 02:16 PM   #121
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Well, of course you knocked 6 people out--you are Wonder Woman.

All you have to do is wear your costume to that interview with the awesome cape made by Ang and spin around a few times. They will give you that job for sure. Double pay, woo-hooo!!!! Now you can buy that invisible plane and we can all go to Vegas in it!
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Well, of course you knocked 6 people out--you are Wonder Woman.

All you have to do is wear your costume to that interview with the awesome cape made by Ang and spin around a few times. They will give you that job for sure. Double pay, woo-hooo!!!! Now you can buy that invisible plane and we can all go to Vegas in it!
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Thanks girls I am praying like a crazy woman about this, I hope it will work out, I am so nervous about it!

Seabreeze- be safe wow that airbus sounds cool, you will have to post pics for us!!!!

So Tony will be gone several days next week, I am glad things are going well with him, if the interview comes up I will have to have Mom here but that is not an issue but as slow as this has been moving I figure it will be several weeks until I hear anything about the interview.

So today I must work on Rocks, we have our club's sale on Saturday you might remember the fancy display Tony made and we did one show, LOL Well this one I said we are outside if the stuff falls they will break so we are leaving them in the trays I need to price and label like 500 damn necklaces, I hate selling, I hate when people fondle stuff ask me a million questions and then dont fork $20 over, I would rather give it to them, LOL But he is hoping maybe seeing some pretty rocks will motivate me, I think when he is away I will make something!! LOL Geez if I remember how!
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I'm totally marking my spot here! I love, love, love all the inspiring pics.

Seeing all the inspiring pics is part of what made me join up and do my own journal. I really hope that some day someone will be able to look at my pics and see my journal and be inspired!

I have the before pics.... Now to get to the point to get some afters! I think it will be a while though. I'm at about 265 now (was up to 289 ish, started on april 18th at 276.6) and I want to get to 135 ish. In other words I have to lose half my weight!
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:30 PM   #125
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No photos allowed...what WPP and AM have in common!

Yay! Rock fun! The one you sent me is gorgeous! You should be selling tons. I know, people are cheap finger and walk away....maybe this time will be better...they will see the quality!

Yes, safe travels for Tony....and Seabreeze...pic.s please!

Try to relax about the job Hun. It will come together if it is the right one.
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Wowza! What great news all around!!!! From Tini's pic to Tony's job to your interview. Of course I never doubted for a second you would land on your feet and that God has something even better in store for you! I'm so thrilled!

WriterMom said it very well!!!

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I am excited about this job! Read everything you can, find out everything you can about the company so when you get the interview you can show that you are interested in the company.

Perhaps ask the interviewer how long he/she has worked there and what they like about the company.

Find out what their problems are, before hand if possible, or ask during the interview. Then use that information to talk about how you can solve their problems. If you think of something after the interview, tell them in the thank you letter or email how you could solve their problems.

You should be thinking about stories you can tell during the interview and writing them out so you have the details ready to discuss. Have you increased sales, saved your old company money? Did you find unique ways to connect with clients? How do you do your marketing and networking? Are you involved with groups in the community? Have you taken advantage of this?

I'm sure you know what type of information they are looking for; just write out stories of how you have been a success so you don't forget when you are under pressure.

OMG, I can't wait to hear how this comes out!

They must interview you if they are only interested in two people!
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WOW!!! Gettin in the salon will be awesome!!! With your personality and sales background you will be talking people into stuff left and right!!!! You dooooo know that is an excellent client base for your personal training gig. I say raise the money for the cheaper class u need. Then have you grand opening there at the salon during off hours!!! THENNNN comes the book deal. THEN THE FAME AND FORTUNE AND...oh wait where am I?

Have a great day!!!!
Just don't forget all the little people!

Actually, you have lost so much that you totally could be one of those people who get all famous for losing weight and changing your body and life so dramatically. I know you are totally inspiring to me for sure.
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JCwannabe- I am glad you found me, you will have to send me the link to your journal, you can do it hun, honestly if I can you can, anyone can do what they set their minds to!

Laura- You crack me up!!! Wear my wonder woman outfit, OMG would they die? Yes we need an invisible plane for sure!

OK so I heard it is Tuesday 5/29 waiting for the time, I told her it is less than 2 hours away I dont want to go down the night before what if I forget something, etc.

Now my biggest problem is what to wear, I dont want to look too sexy, my VS bra is great but maybe not for an interview, LOL But I refuse to wear pants I hate them and never wear them so that is out. I have a longer gray Ralph Lauren dress that fits well and I thought a black blazer and closed in heels? And I guess pantyhose, ughgh.

This is close to the dress but its a little longer and like a gray color
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Hey Wonder Woman......

I think that dress would look great with a black jacket!!! It looks sophisticated!!!

If this is the one...you WILL get it Amber!! I am praying for ya!!!

I have a follow up appt with my finger doctor today. I hope he figures out what it still looks so infected and it still hurts like crazy! A little girl bumped into at my daughter's softball game and it got it to throbbing!!! I feel like such a sissy about this dang finger!! UGGGGGG!!!

Anyway...maybe life can get back to normal or at least my working out can soon! I have been having to pick my daughter up at school so going to the gym has taken a back burner for a few weeks. She will be out next week, so I will start back. So, you are doing low carb. Are you adding any good carbs yet, or just LC?

Hope you have a great day!!!!
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Old 05-17-2012, 04:25 AM   #131
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Kristi- I am doing abut 40 carbs or less, not too many I really need to get under 200 pounds again, I swear this is the battle of my life, I need to get past this! I am sorry your finger is still so bad, I know how it is this tummy I feel like it will never be right again, it is such a love hate.

I forgot to tell you guys today is 4 months of no smoking!
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The dress will be perfect. It's exciting - cant wait to here how it goes.
You'll be under 200 in no time on 40 carbs or less - likely before the interview
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Gosh I am such a spaz I am forgetting everybody today!


KT- thank you, I know I am so scared about the interview, the recruiter said she is going to find out as much as she can to fill me in, this company is employee owned which would be different. I noticed several employees from there added me on Linked In, so someone must be checking me out and throwing my name around for them to have found me on the same day I get an interview? I am afraid to contact them and say anything? I am a nervous wreck I feel like this could be so great, although it is back to electrical at least it is a job.

I am also hopeful about a marketing job at the new casino me and Nan went to last week. OMG their on line application thing must have taken me almost 2 hours I cant believe anyone sits there that long and applies, but I think that job would be more fun, so those are the two jobs I am most hopeful about. For now I am loving being off and taking care of the boys and gyming, LOL
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Kristi- I am doing abut 40 carbs or less, not too many I really need to get under 200 pounds again, I swear this is the battle of my life, I need to get past this! I am sorry your finger is still so bad, I know how it is this tummy I feel like it will never be right again, it is such a love hate.

I forgot to tell you guys today is 4 months of no smoking!
AMBER.....THAT IS FANTASTIC!!!!!! I am so proud of you!!!! You should be so proud of yourself!!!
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Amber, I am hoping and praying that this is for you - it sounds perfect for you!
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Yay Amber on the interview! Yes, the gray dress and jacket and closed in heels would be perfect> I sit in on interviews all the time and that kind of outfit would certainly impress me. I am so excited about this for you! You will knock 'em dead!
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Amber!
Good luck in the interview! I think also that if they connected with you on Linked In, it is totally cool to reach out and ask questions if you want. Shows you are interested and also gives you some things to chat about during the interview.
I had to laugh when you talked about the rock sale and the people who talk your ear off and handle the jewlwey and don't buy...Don't feel bad! I do tons of trade shows where we give away stuff like water bottles and notebooks, etc. People do the same thing! They ask a million questions about the giveaway (HELLO...we are here to discuss technology, not a crappy camelback bottle!) and then they don't even take it!! (Hello...it's freaking free , take it and give it to your kid or something!!!) ARGH!
I wish I could come and help you sell your jewelery. Me and you and Martini would totally rock it (pun intended)
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Morning Amber!!!!

4 MONTHS NO SMOKING!!!!!! I am soooo happy for you. That is so much better on your body.

So, I have a job interview on next Friday, the 25th. I love that dress. In gray with a black blazer SOOOO cute and very professional. Not too much boobage though. I am having a mock interview with my sorority sister who is a HR recruiter for Sherwin Williams here in ATL. I sometimes have troubles expressing myself and using correct verbage in large settings so we are just going to go over how I should word things. Oh and talking with my hands... I may just need to sit on them. LOL

Here are a few pointers she gave me
1- no loud purfume
2- no loud color makeup or lipstick. Everything needs to be suttle
3- know as much information about the position and how you fit in with their requirements
4- hair needs to be classic, no crazy hairdo's or crazy hair colors
5- no flashy jewlery and no loud color clothes

Most of this stuff were things I already knew but some stuff was good to reinterate. I hope her list helps. You will do great!!! I know you will. I will continue to keep you in my prayers. Hopefully these interviews turn into gigs for us both!!!! That would be GREAT!

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Congrats on the 4 months no smoking! Isn't it great to have that little $#@#ing nicotine monster anniliated!!! Now your sights on set on wailing on the carb monster! Good job!

You have so many good advisors here! Yup, totally agree that the outfit and closed toed shoes sound good. Go conservative on the jewelry. And having the written up stories on your accomplishments that you can elaborate on in a split second is a fab idea..I once took a copy of my last performance review and showed that (it was a really good one HA!) You will KILL this interview. Bring extra copies of your resume too.
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Woohoo for 4 months not smoking!!!!!! That's awesome! Did you calculate how much money you've saved yet? I bet it's almost enough to pay for one of your surgeries!!!

You rock!!!!

And that outfit sounds fabulous, I know you'll nail the interview!!!
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Woo HOO!!!! 4 months no smoking is awesome!!!!
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Yeah all they will see on Facebook is that I play mafia wars with my morning coffee, LOL I am more worried about the financial background when they see me in debt up to my eyeballs, geez I don't think potential employers should be able to check that stuff!

Do you think my hair is too wild down and curled? I know I gotta do something with the boobage, VS is too much, I thought gray was good since to me it is highly offensive, I like bright colors, LOL I wore it to that Chamber event but with a hot pink cardigan, LOL Now I am getting nervous. I cant get too stressed I made it this far it is what it is, so I am going to be professional Amber and let it fly, LOL

CeeCee- I paid this resume service to redo my resume, $49 they did a nice job, and my HR friend loved it, it helps having friends in HR, good luck with your interview!!! My problem is always talking too much I need to shut the heck up and answer the question without too much elaboration. The pisser is I had that resume done and they got my old one since I had to put it together in like a day so I will take copies of the new one.

What about references should I just put people on a piece of paper with phone and email address? Should I put like my old boss, customers, friends?
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Wooohoooo 4 months and two potential new jobs later! You rock woman!!!! You will blow them out of the water just being your natural wonderful self!!

So where did I miss the pic of the interview outfit? *scratches head*

I'm so thrilled for you!
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4 months, congrats!!! Love the interview dress.
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I'm not sure how to do the link thing. But my journal is the Hottie Housewife one (LOL! I know, right?)

Great job on quitting smoking. I quit about 10 years or so ago and IT IS HARD HARD HARD to do! Doing lc eating and losing weight is 100x easier than quitting smoking I swear!

Enjoy your time before you have to start working. What a great time of year to be able to spend more time with family!

I was wondering if I could ask a, um, person question..... What's your work out routine and schedule? You look like such an accomplished gym babe. Ahhhh....I remember the days when that was me. Memories memories . Back in college I worked out 2 hours a day 5x a week (and did lc). I miss being hot!
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I think your hair down and curled will be perfect for your interview and not too wild at all!!
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It is great that they are checking you out on Linked in! Are you good with names? You might meet them so try to remember them/names. I'm bad with names.

See if the company has a website for you to read.

No need to be nervous. Remember if they don't like it you, it wasn't meant to be. I tell myself that to help me calm down.

If you look at profiles on LinkedIn, the people can tell. It is fine for you to look at them, just know that they can see it even if you don't connect with them. I think it would show interest if you look through the employees there.

You are going to do great, I just know it!
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