Wednesday, October 10, 2012
I just got word that our negotiations have succeeded in obtaining a fair and equitable contract for our union. Although the agreement is tentative, it is a real step in the right direction and I have every reason to believe that it will end well. A month+ ago, tensions were very high and we were very close to a strike. Come to find out, it wasn't just a lot of bluster. I found out later that the company gave the order the order to begin a property wide shutdown due to negotiation failure.
There were security guards and temp workers (affectionately known as scabs) already in place. This was a very scary situation and one I hope not to have to go through again for a while. Things were getting pretty serious.
It looks like all will end well.
I have finally lost weight!!!
I almost had to do a double take on the scale because I couldn't believe it. I couldn't believe it because it had been so long since I had lost anything that I had pretty much lost faith that I could actually continue on my journey. You heard me right...lost faith.
What I am doing is working...finally. I'll give more details later, I want to just be sure that this just isn't a fluke but there is an actual pattern of practice then of loss. I have been stuck for so long that I have forgotten how good it feels to finally see something happen and worse yet, to workout and eat with an EXPECTATION of seeing results.... The expectation just has not been there.
Anyway, more to come later on... Too tired to write with any real clarity.
Thanks everyone for the support and encouragement that you have given.