Well, if I needed any convincing that I need to lose weight, I sure don’t anymore.
I’m not sure how I missed it, but I just saw one of the pictures posted on my daughter’s Facebook page. I’m really fat in the picture. I hate it. At first I tried justifying it that of course I look fat next to the double zero 6′ tall model. But it’s just me. I think I will look at that picture every time I’m tempted to stray. Ugh!
On a brighter note, here are a couple of pics of my grandson. Isn’t he adorable?
Why do some people – usually “good” friends – always have to be Debbie Downers? Or turn everything around to them?
Aren’t your good friends supposed to be the supportive ones?
Just a few short hours until my plane leaves…but I’m already on vacation. In fact, my mind was sunbathing on the beach. Too bad my body was still at work!
But if it could go south today, it did. Warren called at noon and said “I hate to do this to you, but”. That could only mean one thing…he wasn’t going to take me to the airport (which is 25 miles away).
Yep, he got a chance to drive to Pittsburgh and pick up a car for a local car dealership. What he failed to tell me was he was leaving at 4:00 this afternoon to do that. But he drove the 15 miles to my office to see me first. Well, actually, he drove to the Verizon store because he ran over his phone with the mower…and I happened to be in the same town.
But, the good news is I was able to see friends and have a glass of wine and spend the evening in the quiet house alone! I treasure my alone time. I’m with people all day long, and most evenings. So being home alone is a real treat.
I begged a ride from my secretary. Wasn’t sure what else to do. Everyone I know would be working.
Bottom line….I’m on vacation…next stop Tampa 🙂
I learned rather indirectly that a former secretary and friend of mine died quite suddenly. It really set me back. She was only 48 years old and had no known health problems. She had two young adult sons who are now left to finish growing up without their biggest cheerleader.
This was a classic case of why boss/employee relationships should be kept at a professional level and not allowed to become too good of friends. I gave her her annual review. It was a good review, but it wasn’t a glowing review. I had pointed out a couple of areas for growth. Evidently she wasn’t happy about it because while I was out of the office the following week, she packed up, sent me a scathing email, sent a letter to my board president (he even asked to see the review and wondered how anyone could be unhappy with it) and left my office unstaffed. Talking to her was not an option since she wouldn’t talk to me at all. I, of course, was forced to move forward and get someone hired.
I ran into her a couple of years later and she was cordial and polite. But it was obvious to me that she just wished I would go away and leave her alone. That made me sad.
Now to hear she died has just left me feeling like it was all unresolved. Her son contacted me late last night to be sure I had heard the news. I was touched that he reached out to me.
Funeral arrangements haven’t been finalized yet. The earliest the viewing will be Wednesday. That is also the morning I leave for a long-anticipated vacation visiting a friend. I won’t really be able to say goodbye. But then, that may be the way she would want it.
So, goodbye Lisa. You offered so much to so many. I wish things had turned out differently for our relationship. Your family will miss you terribly. May you rest in peace. ❤
Nothing like a pedicure to start off the week on the right foot (bad pun, sorry). Relaxing though and now I’m reading to dig my toes into the white sandy beach in Florida. Tomorrow a manicure. Last week my hair was highlighted. Life is so good.
I won’t muddy this post with sad news, but I had a former secretary die quite suddenly on Sunday morning. I will create a separate post for that a bit later. Lots of thought swirling around in my head.
Okay, RCC, I have been really working on what and how much I eat. I still haven’t really tackled the exercise part yet.
First of all, I lose weight very slowly…steadily but slowly. Anyway, the first week I lost 2.2 pounds. I was pumped. And determined to keep going. The second week I lost 1.6 pounds (while at a convention for four days). Now, I’m really determined. Week three and I weighed in anxious to see how I’d done. It was only point 6.
I know, I know…that is still a loss. But I really like seeing an entire pound with the ounces. So now I’m going on vacation…but not a vacation from dieting. I’m staying with a friend. She knows what I’m doing.
I’ve already given her my grocery list so she would have things I could eat and stay on track. But I also know she will think I’m being unsociable if I’m not drinking with her.
So, what’s my plan? My plan (which works pretty good actually) is to drink wine that I don’t like. That way, I’m drinking with her, but taking itty bitty sips. I glass of wine can really last a long time that way. If you know me, you know I am a wine drinker. But I don’t like the really dry wines. So, I won’t ever want more than a glass a night. And the food I’m pretty sure I can handle.
Bottom line, is that the RCC has inspired me, motivated me and kept me on track. I’m doing this. Everybody says “you didn’t gain it overnight, don’t expect to lose it overnight”. But I do think it comes on faster and easier than it comes off, especially when you factor in my age.
But I’m going to beat it and WIN (or LOSE!)
Yesterday was a gorgeous day here. It got up to the upper 60s finally and the sun was shining brightly. I even braved the breeze and took my new swimsuit out for a test run and laid on the chaise lounge for an hour. Certainly not as warm as I would have liked, but way better than it has been. In fact, the furnace is still on…and needs to be.
But I was only able to be out for that brief hour. I just had to get things cleaned up from the redecorating. It was driving me batty. So, I really worked hard at getting everything put away. Then I got distracted with packing. I’m only paying for a carry-on bag for an entire week. Sure swimsuits don’t take up much room, but I also need clothes for going out nearly every day. It is hard to put that much stuff into a carry on. (I succeeded by the way)
So, here was this sunny day and I was stuck inside doing chores. I woke up in the night to rain and again this morning so it couldn’t be delayed gratification. Oh well, I still have a few odds and ends to do to get things back in order. And a dreary cool morning was a perfect excuse to start a new book and read.
Today, I’m thankful for yesterday’s sun and the time I did get to sit out in it. And I’m thankful for a dreary day to lay around and read and get everything finished up before vacation in three days.