What's Been Going On?

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!

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    Isn't it amazing how certain people with unpleasant personalities can have such a profound affect on our bodies and minds? It's so nuts but sometimes we're powerless to stop it!
    2252 days ago
    Hurrah for handling your awful co-worker. Isn't it awful how one person can be so toxic to those around them? At least you won't have to deal with her anymore.

    I'm uber jealous about your upcoming trip to Europe. I'd love to do that with my hubby someday. Heck - I'd like to have something that is Extra-Small fit me again! emoticon

    Best wishes on your journey.
    2253 days ago
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    I hope things settle down at the office, it sounds like everyone was suffering.. You will have to give a report how the backpacking is doing -sounds like lots of fun!

    2254 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/18/2012 11:29:16 AM
    Hey there! I'm sorry to hear about that toxic co-worker! =[ How depressing!! But I'm that glad person is GONE now so no more worries about them! Yay! =D Also, somehow I missed your last blog about your upcoming summer travels and WOW! That sounds like loads of fun!! I'm absolutely jealous =D I want to travel all over europe someday! I will I will! haha

    2254 days ago
    emoticon Glad things will be calmer at work!
    2254 days ago
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