Saw my primary care nurse yesterday about the bouts of fatigue I have been having
. She explained that many people who lose a large amount of weight feel this way as our bodies adjust to the loss. She said it is especially common with those who have the lap-band or stomach bypass surgery and suggested spacing out what has to be done over several days or just giving in to the tiredness and resting. A relief to hear this.
Today was filled with irritation and frustration until I ordered flowers
for a long-time friend. On today's date we met many years ago. My life has been enriched by our friendship, like the way I feel about my SP friends. So I ordered online from ProFlowers, my usual source, ended up with a duplicated order, emailed and called and interacted with the most polite and courteous representatives that the foul mood lifted and the day seemed brighter. Amazing how some company's staff can be so pleasant while others so rude and derogatory. Shout outs to PF.
*** Check out www.reputation.com
for a video on your online personal private information and companies that collect and sell it.
I dropped out of a SP writing team today. It was a constant battle with the team leader. Sad.
Phrases that have become tiresome:
1. "No problem." -- Said in place of "You're welcome."
2. "Whatever." -- Said in a condescending tone to dismiss another's comments as unimportant.
3. "24/7." -- Enough said.
4. "Absolutely free." -- It's not when there is a shipping and handling charge.
5. "When they're gone, they're gone." -- Cars, computers, whatever, of course when they're sold out there are no more. Duh.
6. "We match any competitor's price." -- So we're supposed to drive around, see what others charge and then drive to your store just so we can pay the same price? Duh again.
7. "We beat any competitor's price." -- By how much? Ten cents? Are consumers so stupid that they fall for this?
8. Radio call letters. -- Do we really need to hear them a hundred times an hour? I once heard them four times in one sentence on a local station.
9. "Powerful." -- Every get-rich-quick program, whether real estate or some other is touted as a "powerful" insight on how we, too, can make a fortune.
10. "Verify." -- Companies want you, their customer, to "verify" your address, etc. Verify means they give you the information and you confirm it is or is not correct. Nearly every time they ask us to "verify" it but they want us to give them the information. Perhaps only an editor like me is ticked by this, but since I'm the one venting here....
Remember, no building has ever been constructed in one piece, but rather by a step-by-step process, just as our weight loss will be, one pound at a time, until we possess the magnificent structure we want our bodies to be.