I am almost at the 40 lbs lost this year mark. At this point, coworkers are stopping me all over the office to make comments. And frankly, they're adorable.
Instance # 1 - Last week, one of the older gals asks, "Shelby, are you losing weight?" I smile and tell her that I've lost almost 40 pounds this year. "Forty pounds? This year??!?" Haha, it was cute. People seem shocked at that amount in that period of time. But really, it amounts to a healthy weekly average. She asks what I'm doing. I say that I'm exercising and eating healthier. I talk about hitting ONEderland for the first time in 16 years and how I cried when I told my mom. She asks if I have a goal in mind. I say that I do and I'm about 50 pounds away from it, and that it's in the healthy BMI range for my height. Shock, once again. And then she says something that catches me off guard. "If you lose much more weight, you're going to look like a Barbie!" I had to laugh. Me? Looking like a Barbie? Adorable!
Instance # 2 - This morning, I walked to my boss' desk to drop off some paperwork. She noticed my new hairstyle and color today as soon as she came in, and wanted to comment further. She says, "I love it...and I love your outfit...and I love this!" she said as she pointed to my figure. Then brings up how proud of me she is and envious and all that jazz.
Oh, here's the new 'do! I got rid of the a-line cut to get it all back to one length so I can start growing it out again. Then I dyed it brown-black, because I like my hair when it's darker :)
Instance # 3 - This afternoon, I was entering the ladies' room when another supervisor was at the sink. "I love your hair! I love your outfit! I love your figure! I'm so jealous! You look so great!" Now, she's much tinier than I am, so this is hilarious to me. "I'm so proud of you." I'm just thinking to myself, 'Lady, may I please pee in peace?' LoL.
It's funny. I can handle the compliments with a simple thank you, but people feel the need to go on and on. Almost to the point where it's over the top. So I'm having to thank them a bajillion times. Though I guess that's really not a bad problem to have :)
By the by, I was going to give my boss the heads up today that I'll be leaving this year, but things kept happening, so I think maybe the universe is telling me to hold off just a little longer on letting her in the loop.
And the Boy still doesn't know about the move. He's been at an Army camp for training for the past week and posted on FB about an hour ago that he broke his phone on Saturday. I'm wondering what his reaction will be...
AND! An old elementary school friend who currently works for the State of CA told me about a job opportunity in her department, so she had me send in my app and she was going to talk to the hiring manager. My concern was being an out-of-stater, but she told me that in their last round of hires, the manager brought on two former State workers who were also out-of-state, which is exactly my situation (I worked for the State of CA for 3 years before I moved). Plus, she's gotten two of her other friends positions by giving the hiring manager a heads up :)
Keep your fingers, toes, arms, legs and eyes crossed for me y'all!