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Life is Good..Ha Ha

Saturday, September 21, 2013

That "Ha Ha" is piratical in the Princess Bride sense of the word. As in, I would like to be sarcastic but life is just so good so ha ha there is it. I know this isn't what people want to hear but this is the way things happen to me because I am ridiculously lucky. I was just on a business trip and as the eight week SP that I am my suits were fitting loose, but hey I'm going to lose more so why buy new right? Go to get wired with a mic and now the extra two pounds on my waistband from the transmitter with battery is pantsing me throughout the day. It's a little funny until stepping into gum and now I'm grounding my Anne Klien suit into the ground with gum to boot. Who cares because I'm too slim for this job anyway until I remember that I'm not rich and that I was planning on getting the waistband brought in and not the hems turned up. I love this suit and hold onto my waistband all day to prove it, but wait, now it is time for dinner and what?

Chicago? Must eat pizza, yes? Yes, but wait, what group of co-workers will you go with? I pick the pregnant lady, she'll eat healthy for sure. What a good call. I couldn't ask for a more supportive group of people. I didn't have to do anything but play along. "We need water so we don't overeat" well if you insist...."family size salad so we are full before the pizza gets here"...good idea guys "one piece and I'm stuffed. it was nice but overrated...really greasy but I'm glad I did it." and what did I do? Oh yes, I basked in the glory of my previously underappreciated co-workers and then I did what?

I was completely full and went for a portion of a second piece because I had not tasted that flavor yet. I had three other wonderful people saying it was not a good idea and yet I had to learn for myself and indeed it most certainly was not. The ultra greasiness is indescribable. Instant acid reflux. I don't regret it though. All in all this, and the entire trip, made me realize how incredibly fortunate I am for my coworkers. They are all very health conscious and supportive. I remember people cheerfully providing healthy recipes or politely refusing things I brought by saying "I don't like how I feel after eating x" but now that they know that I am on "the wagon" they are the A Team. It doesn't surprise me because they are awesome at what they do and how they treat me anyway, but what an unexpected delight!

I really do feel fortunate, and as one of the older people at my company, I look forward to setting a good example for people to stay fit and mobile++.

You would not believe how much I missed SP while I was out of pocket. Not an hour went by without me thinking of our lifestyle choices and while that might not sound like much I was juggling hundreds of details and usually can't get myself to blink much less drink 8 glasses of water. When I bought 3 bottles of water downstairs, one of my coworkers actually asked me if I was feeling sick. We had not had ready access to water all day, but it was a strange concept that needed that much extra effort. I have you SP to thank for that because I really did need it. I had quite the headache going and when push came to shove that was all I really needed.

I didn't gain. Next time, I will log on and limit myself to logging meals and water and exercise. Having said that, I have a hard time believing how much of a difference SP has made after only two months in my life. I am so grateful.
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