Finding a Job and Putting New Workout Routine into Practice

frustration_reliefI have been out of work for some time now as I am waiting for my security license to be renewed by the State of Oregon and yesterday I received a real blow. I got an email letting me know that that the State Database used to conduct background checks has totally crashed and they have no idea when it will be restored. How do you spell FRUSTRATION? So basically I am in limbo as this State Agency searches for a new vender so they can migrate their records and rebuild a complete system. It angers me to think that no one has figured out how to conduct background checks manually and get these security licenses issued as needed. Have we put our trust so much on these data systems that we don’t even think about the possibility of something going wrong?

WorksourceOregonLogoAt any rate I decided to work with the States employment agency, “Workforce Oregon”. Many years ago I used to have a job where I managed a warehouse. I did this for five years before going into law enforcement and I absolutely loved it. The problem was that it didn’t pay as much as I needed at the time when starting a new family. I don’t regret leaving this job as the new one put me in a position today of a semi early retirement, but I would love to return to working in this field.

I am doing a little bit of cardio this morning for just about 20 minutes. I am going to work this out back into my routine again, but of course keep it at a balanced amount. Along with this I am starting my new 1 set bowflex routine. Between the two each day I should be able to maintain strength and body mass while keeping the blood flowing through my system. Again, my goal is to find a workout solution that doesn’t create a huge demand for food and doesn’t reach a point where there is too much ripping and tearing going on that would cause too much inflammation in the muscles.

Even with the frustration I had yesterday I still did pretty good with my diet and this mornings numbers are a reflection of this. My weight has steadily been coming down for a few days now and my morning glucose reading has dropped down to 112. I am seeing results and today I have to try to match what I did yesterday.

Blood Sugar- 112, Weight- 168.4

Treadmill – 20 Minutes

Bowflex- LEGS
Squats- 310- 15
Calf Raises- 310- 15
Situps Straight- 15
Leg Lifts- 8

Breakfast- 2 Eggs, 2 Bacon
Lunch- Shrimp, Broccoli, Salad
Dinner- Chicken, Mixed Vegetables

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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10 Responses to Finding a Job and Putting New Workout Routine into Practice

  1. julie blue says:

    Good luck with the job hunt. Your blog reminds me of the way I used to work my own; I used to post my blood sugars and carb intake for the whole day. I might start doing it again – made me try harder for good numbers.

  2. Tony says:

    Very sorry about the bureaucratic frustration. Lousy deal. If you have a minute, check out my blog for ‘relaxation’ techniques, also there is a post that might help you titled something like “super tools for handling stress.” Might be worth a look. As a guy who suffered unemployment in his working days, I feel your pain.

  3. I hope you will find a good paying job soon my friend. don’t get too frustrated…it won’t change a thing. BTW Happy one year smoke free anniversary 🙂

  4. My BFF that I am staying with here in Arizona is a diabetic and a professional dietician. So I can relate a little bit to what you post, in that respect. Sorry to hear about your job woes! Hope that works itself out soon 🙂

  5. Lety C says:

    Good luck with you job hunt. I believe it will be very good for you to have a project of that kind. It will make you think in something different and not only about your eating and blood sugar. Of course the waiting will be less tedious! Honestly I think this is the reason you kept your carvings under control

  6. Maryam says:

    Where are you located in Oregon. I happen to know someone thAt can possibly help. Possibly. He followed a career path much like you want and retired from security a while back. Shoot me a note if interested and I will send you his email.

  7. Maryam says:

    Email me and if you want and I can send you that info. My email is

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