Becoming the Pin-Up Girl

I'm on a journey from obesity to health.. and I'm hoping to reveal my inner Pin-Up Girl along the way ;-)

Thursday, November 15, 2007

She works hard for the money

I'm sorry that I've been away from my blog for so long. My life.. my professional life in particular, has been crazy-busy and very very exciting. Last week I was given a promotion along with a 10% raise. I'm now the account leader for my account, so I'm supervising my colleague Michael, and I'll soon be adding a third person to our account. I've worked very hard on this account and it's volume has nearly tripled in the 18 months that I've been on the account. Today, my manager Lynn took Michael and I into a conference room to tell us that we would be receiving bonuses for the hard work that we both did in the month of October - apparently she just got our transaction numbers and they were through the roof! The bonus will come in very handy because... my trip to London is back on! I've actually known about this for a few weeks, but I hesitated to mention it in case it somehow fell through again. But no - we're now being sponsored by Virgin Atlantic, which is fantastic. I've always wanted to fly Virgin in business class - so posh! This weekend I'll be doing lots of shopping for winter clothes, of which I have none. I did find a gorgeous wool and cashmere coat at the Salvation Army last weekend for $14!!! It was a hell of a good find. I think I may do more thrift shopping this weekend. This weekend is the last time that I'll have to shop and pack, because on Wednesday Chris and I leave for my parent's house for Thanksgiving. That Friday, my Mom and my Step-dad and Chris and I are headed up to a cabin that we've rented at Pinecrest Lake. Then that Sunday morning, Chris and I will drive home early in the morning - then I leave for London that afternoon. It's going to be a whirlwind couple of weeks.

I hope that you all have a joyful holiday with your families - we all have so much to be thankful for. I'm especially thankful for the opportunity to share my life with all of you - so thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Another stone

I had another kidney stone this weekend. A much smaller and much less painful one.. but a stone none the less. I feel like I'm really screwing this up.. and not in a weight loss sense, but in a maintaining-my-health sense. My company just changed insurance plans on the first (thankfully Dr. U is still part of this plan), so I need to make an appt. with my new primary. I decided to change primary doctors - I couldn't stand my old one. He was really worthless. I chose a woman this time - I hope she's supportive. Anyway - I'm drink-drink-drinking away. And I'll try to keep this up.