Sunday, March 18, 2012
I haven't been posting much lately so I thought I'd give you a little update!
I went through a very, very, very stressful time at work. It got so bad that one morning I threw up on my way to the office! I am not the only one feeling it- my colleagues have been going home mid-day in tears and the absentee rate is at an all-time high. It wasn't the actual work that was stressful, but one particular colleague. I think that for a lot of people it was easier to just stay home than to deal with the psychological- and resultant physical- toll of dealing with this person. I personally didn't take any days off, but I really felt horrible. I'm pleased to announce that my toxic coworker has now gone on maternity leave AND requested a transfer to a different city upon her return! (I wish I could blame her meanness on pregnancy hormones but it's an adopted child that she's already had custody of for more than a year!) I am slowly getting back in the groove, dealing with all the stuff I couldn't handle before, and I've booked a little holiday next week PLUS a massage upon my return! After that I've just got to tough it out for April, May and June and then I get to spend two months abroad!
I'm holding solid at 122-123 pounds. I took a break from tracking food when I was going through so much stress at work, and I also scaled back my exercise a bit, but I think I've built so much muscle mass that I can be more flexible in my diet. I plan to track for April, May and June to ensure I'm in top shape when I hit the beaches of Europe this summer (along with my forty-pound backpack... though this time I think I'm going to aim for thirty pounds so I can bring back some clothes... they've got to have cool clothes in Macedonia and Kaliningrad, right?). I went shopping at Old Navy a week or two ago and grabbed a bunch of stuff off the rack without even trying it on. I got home and found that the size extra-small dress was a perfect fit, and the size two shorts were a little loose through the waist (but didn't have much give in the thighs). I can't complain about that, right?
Hope you're doing well! Happy Spring!