Monday, September 27, 2010

Hi Ho, Hi Ho It's Off to Work I Go

Today was my first day back in the office after being off for two straight weeks.  (I thank the SEC for imposing that rule because otherwise I would never take that long off at one time.) It was weird being back.  The reactions of my co-workers who know was hilarious.  Elevator eyes from everyone.  Two "You look so healthy" and one "You look so happy."  Who knew people would be so awkward?  I was holding out for just one "You look like you've lost weight."  Never came.  Almost 30 lbs people!! C'mon! I crave external validation.  I really need to work on that.  (I also need to work on exclamation points.  I don't know when it started, but I can't seem to stop using them!)

I am 3 lbs away from reaching my 10% goal.  The scale hasn't moved in about 5 days, but I am determined not to freak out about it.  I'm making healthy choices and today I got off the subway a stop early again and walked home.  Not because the train was broken again, but because I know I need to kick start my working out.  For now, let's ignore the elephant in the living room.  That would be the treadmill next to the TV.  I'll get there. 

Love seeing all of the pictures from BOOBs.  It looks like so much fun. Can't wait for next year, but I am really happy to have my bloggers back.  POST LADIES.  Lots of stories and pics. 


  1. Wooo! I am supposed to be going back on Wednesday - but I am not so sure that's going to happen. I couldn't even make it through a full day of working at home today (aka, answering an email every now and then, not actually doing much!) without needing a nap. Haven't been feeling very good today, tho.

    Glad you are out and about...and I bet people did notice the weight loss, they just weren't sure how to broach it!

  2. yay for almost being at your 10% goal!!!

    I have a really bad problem with using way too many exclamation points!!!... I guess I'm just enthusiastic!

  3. I am guilty of over using exclamation points as well!!! That is awesome about almost being at 10% too! (see, there I go again! and again! oh my, it'll never stop!!.....) I understand what you mean about the awkwardness of those who know as well. I am starting to regret telling so many people I am having it done for this very reason. My problem is I'm so excited that I have to resist tell complete strangers on the street! Anyway, very happy for you, and that is a good start to getting more exercise! I do little things, like park far away at the grocery store and walking the extra instead of circling for a close spot!

  4. I didn't hear any comments from people who didn't know about the surgery until I'd lost about 40 lbs. Now that I've lost more than 80 lbs, it is seriously annoying all the comments I get. Too much of a good thing ~ lol!

  5. You are doing great... back to work and rockin' your band like crazy. 10% already is amazing! I had so much fun at BOOBS... It's made me speechless, hard to believe, huh? *Maria*-blogger from "This one time at BAND Camp..." Follow my journey at

  6. Welcome back to work. I wondered when I went back if people would notice or comment...but I had nothing. 20 pounds...nothing. It's ok. It will come...and as someone said above, almost too much at some point. But I'm looking forward to being on that end of the comment spectrum!!