Thursday, May 19, 2011

The scale she is a' movin!

OMG people. OMG. This afternoon I took a shower before I went to get the kids from daycare (cuz I don't want to get up that 20 minutes earlier in the morning -- yeah I'm lazy like that), and I decided to hop on the scale for shits and giggles. Guess what it said....

205!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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.

9 comments:

Dawnya said...

Congratulations Maria!! Everything that is happening your life is so exciting. I love it.

Clothes shopping. You have so many more options at 16 or 18. Lane Bryant isn't all. Try Maurices, Ashley Stewart, Jones New York, and Macy's, Carson's, etc.

You will be able to find awesome stuff in all those stores. I think they have them in your area.

Linda said...

Yea Maria!You are so close to the 100's. Good luck in your new position - you made this opportunity for yourself, so enjoy! Have you tried Old Navy for shopping? They always have up to 20 in the stores and are good for inexpensive(but nice looking) transitional clothes.

Bandita Senorita said...

Yea on the 205!!!! And enjoy your new position to the fullest!

Amanda said...

Try macys! I think you'll find things there. I did the lest time and i even got a 14. Vanity size! Plus everything was40% off..well most everything. So happy you! Do you ever get those cute empire waist scrubs?

Annie said...

Awesome about the promotion! Hang in there with the jealous colleagues- whatever! You are the one with the new title/$ so enjoy it.

Once again, I agree with Amanda! Macys is the place to go for a huge selection (and price when there is a sale) for chic plus size work clothes, and for boring JNY suits too!!

-Grace- said...

Rock on!

Jacquie said...

So happy for you Maria! Keep up the great work!

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MandaPanda said...

16's and 18's is totally Kohl's territory as well. So excited for you! I'm always so happy (if not a little jealous) to hear people who love what they're doing.

Stephanie said...

I am just trying to catch up on blogs now that I'm chillin on pain killers :) and I wasnted to say congrats on your new low. You totally rock...oh and by the way:

"Tuesday's Wednesday!"