Let me start out by saying this week was pretty awful at work. Lots of unhappy situations occurred and it was non-stop stress, and unnecessarily so.
That being said, my week ended on such a high note that the stress of the week was virtually erased! Celebrate with me!
1. I found out Friday after I left work that the new department manager we offered a position to accepted our offer! Yay!
2. I got up at 5:30am on Saturday to start writing the 8 page paper I had been avoiding. Not only did it done in 2.5 hours, but it was the fastest I had ever written a paper of that length!
3.With the completion and submission of that paper, I have the next month off from school AND I AM OFFICIALLY HALFWAY DONE WITH MY MASTER'S PROGRAM!!!
4.Having less stress without the paper looming, and having more time on my hands because I was done, I did a little pre-work on my taxes. I was part of the first time homebuyer credit program back in 2008 where I got the "loan" of $7500 from the government for buying my house. I've been paying back $500 every year for the past couple years, but because I sold my townhouse this summer to buy a house, I knew that the balance of $6,000 would come due. Using my go-to Turbo Tax software, I input the numbers and watched a message flash across my screen that I didn't have to pay back the balance because I didn't net a gain on the sale of my house. Let me repeat, I DON'T HAVE TO PAY BACK $6,000!!! WOO HOO!!! Only time it has ever been awesome losing money on something!! :)
5.And last but not least, my boyfriend. I haven't seen him in a week, though we have been talking every day. With my schedule for work, and my final paper coming due, plus the fact that he is in final's week himself, we are busy people. I was able to talk with him yesterday morning after I finished my paper and told him to let me know when he was going to the gym because I might be able to meet up with him. (It is truly a happy coincidence that we belong to the same gym). He told me he was planning on going at noon, so I got the opportunity to meet up with him to see him AND work out.
This is a big deal for several reasons. 1. I got to the gym. 2. I got to see him. 3. We did something together that was healthy and good for the both of us, and it didn't cost us any money. 4. I felt supported. 5. It was fun!
I've never been in a relationship where someone accepts me just as I am in the moment without expecting or wanting me to change. I can't tell you how healing it is for him to think I look beautiful, even when I don't feel my most beautiful. I'm a lucky girl.
And, to top off my week, even though I ate out several different times and drank my fair share of wine...
I still lost 2.8 pounds! Which makes 6.8 pounds since Thanksgiving Day. I am very proud of myself. I haven't been killing myself at the gym, or nutritionally, or emotionally beating myself up about my choices. I've just been living my life making smaller, better choices along the way.
Oh Happy Day!!