That means I am officially 70 lbs down! Holy crap. I mean, when did that happen? Oh wait, I remember. My new job is keeping me so busy I barely have time to eat at work anymore. And you know what? I don't even miss it. I'm having a great time doing this new stuff -- I really feel it's what I am meant to do.
While we're on the subject... don't you just hate it when people have to go and rain all over your parade? Most of my cowor/kers have been very supportive of my prom/otion, but then there are those few who have really been almost rude about it. I get that some of it might be jealousy and some might be bitterness (in fact, I'm sure of this one), but God it just kills me. One person actually said, "Congratulations. I'm a little worried about you. Aren't you worried?" Um, no. Because I'm positive I'll do a million times better at this than you ever did. So there. Of course, I didn't say that out loud.
I was also thinking about how visible this pos/ition is, and how, four years ago, 70lbs heavier, I know I would not have had the self-confidence and feelings of self-worth to go for this and make it happen. When I look back, I realize over the past year, all my efforts have been going towards something like this, and I am so lucky to have this opportunity present itself. It's really a once in a lifetime chance. It's the kind of yob (to borrow a term from Grace) that people get and then sit on for decades. It's pretty exciting, if I do say so myself.
Now I need to go shopping! I don't even know where to begin! I'll still need a couple pair of scrubs, but I need to get some business casual stuff too. I'm still between 16s and 18s, so I'll probably be heading straight to Lane Bryant for the time being (dammit). Almost out of there... almost.
Anyway, that's my week. Things are going pretty darn good.