Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday Wrap Up

I have been given a few very sweet awards lately & I feel awful that I have not written about them. I'm ashamed to admit that I can't remember who gave them to me or what they were for.

*hangs head in shame*

I'll do better if anyone gives me any more. Pinkie swear.

For a Friday wrap up, I have to share a few things that happened this week.

Big Ticket #1
Remember my co-worker who told me that since I smiled a lot that I was crazy? Well, this week she topped herself. She told me that I'd obviously never worked as anything more than an individual contributor. She also told me that I "didn't get it" either because:
  1. I am ignorant
  2. I'm playing games to "win the day"
Wow. Doesn't get much better than that. So much for good work relationships with team members. THAT particular goal for 2009 went right down the toilet with those comments.

Big Ticket #2
I hit an all time low in my feelings about myself & my weight. I told Mr. Potts that I didn't want to go & celebrate someone's birthday because I didn't want to be around anyone I knew in a bathing suit. Yes, I went there. I almost let this feeling overwhelm me & intrude on our lives.

I recently began weaning myself from medication which I was told has most likely contributed to a lot of my weight gain. And I've been working out really hard & watching not only what I eat, but how much I eat. I know that I won't see immediate results, but the amount of weight I gained is just ridiculous. So instead of eating these, I'm instead, just looking at the pictures online. Where I can't actually buy one.And I visit Kimmie over at Full Circle. She highlights cupcakes every Sunday. That's a rough one!

So I snapped out of that funk - no way am I going to let this affect what I do - and have been working out even harder & eating even better.

I have read the research that indicates that stress can sometimes contribute to not just weight gain, but also the inability to lose weight.

*Note to self: Must get rid of co-worker*
*Note to self: Not realistic*

Hope you all are having a wonderful Friday & are ready for a long weekend!
If you haven't already, don't forget to enter my giveaway (you can do that by going here). The deadline is tonight at midnight.


*kimmie* said...

I'm a bad influence.

But I'm currently doing some heavy research on eating cupcakes and not gaining a pound. Um... it's a long process, and I'm having to eat quite a few cupcakes, and I have to admit I'm finding the opposite effects. BUT when I figure it all out, you'll be the first to know. =)

Until then, this cupcake isn't getting into a bathing suit any time soon.

*kimmie* said...

And I think you're beautiful inside and out!

Emily said...

Your coworker sounds like a real pleasure to work with :-/

Good luck with the weight loss. I have been there too. I've said, I think the only thing that has helped me lose weight is portion control. I don't necessarily eat healthier foods, just less food - period.

Of course, I could probably eat about 20 of those cupcakes in the photo :)

Pink Pearls & Muddy Sneakers said...

Ugh - so frustrating, BOTH situations. Today marks my first day in getting healthy, and I have been grumpy about it all day.

Tara Gibson said...

so frustating... so sorry girly!

Amber said...

Good luck with the co-worker and the weight loss! I don't know of very many ladies who get excited about being in a bathing suit so you're not alone there. Have a great weekend! Also, stop by my blog when you get a chance; I tagged you for something fun to give you practice with re-posting these things ;-)

Anonymous said...

You can do it. I have great faith in you and I wish you all the best. I'm not so pleased with myself these days, so I know what you're saying.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I have enjoyed reading your blog.
I am new to the blog world, but have seen the miracle of the blogging community and prayer in the last two days. Hope you will stop by my blog and pray for little Maggie.

MLG said...

Hello! I just found your blog from That Girl and her Pug and I love it. You are so fun and funny. I read several of your posts and can't wait to read more as a fellow girl from the south. Have a great day.

Chitown Meg said...

I feel your pain!! Everytime they put me on steroids for my flare ups with colitis I gain so much weight- and I am normally a very thin person. It's really depressing. And that coworker needs a smack in the face :)