Monday, June 14, 2010

Green Zone and a Crazy Week

These last few days has been crazy. Lots of Highs and Lows. My first high: After my teensy, tiny fill of 0.1 cc last Wednesday, I think I am now in the Green Zone. I don't think about eating or food for hours. I am down about 2 pounds in two weeks. That's how it should be. It took me an hour to eat about 1 cup of a shawarma dinner and I am stuffed. I now have leftovers for 2 more meals. Today for breakfast I had 1 egg, ham, cheese slice. For lunch I had 3 meatballs with BBQ sauce, a cheese slice and a protein bar. I didn't feel like any snacks nor am I obsessed with looking for food all the time.
Yeah for the band actually working. I haven't been stuck or pb'd which is really good, although I have some restriction and have to chew well and take my time. So if your clinic gives you grief about fills, stick to your guns. You know your body and how it is working. I am now hoping the scale will follow suit. And I still have another 0.1 cc waiting for me if I think I need it!

More Highs. Last Monday I started a new Team Lead position in my current building. On Thursday I interviewed for another position, still with the government, At the end of the 45 minutes I was offered the job which I accepted. New beginnings in a couple of weeks and relocating to a new building. It is a lateral move but at least I will be busy. The best part is that it is only a 10 minute drive from home, across the street from a huge IKEA store, Starbucks, an Indigo Bookstore and a shoe store. And did I say, it is only a 10 minutes from home. Someone suggested I ride my bike—Ha Ha—not me! I left the interview and proceeded to my going away lunch with the group I had left only days before. After my fill I was worried about eating fajitas so ordered a bowl of chili, which I couldn't finish. While I was away, my stuff was re-located to my new office for the job I had started a few days earlier. It had a door, meaning a private office! So rare in the sea of cubicles. I was able to enjoy 12 hours before I had to move back to my previous cubicle on Friday. But not before shutting the door and making a bunch of personal phone calls. It made my day!

I was floating on a cloud but then what was a day of Highs turned into a terrible Low. Leaving my private office last Thursday, I went to the gym to meet with my personal trainer. Second week at the gym and my luck finally ran out. After my workout, my lock wouldn't open. Thinking I had just forgotten the combination (age thing you know), I had to call my daughter to pick me up and take me home to get the combination. Still wouldn't open, so they cut the lock and the locker was empty. Yup, someone had cut my lock, stole my gym bag and put another lock on the locker. I was devastated. My iTouch and the keys to my car were gone. Nothing else but a dirty towel, BUT the girl told me to go check my car. It was open so I assume the thief had opened the car. My Coach purse was still there in the back as was my wallet and all my cards and nothing else seemed out of place. The gym girl told me I should cancel my credit card as she knew that sometimes they just write down numbers and use them on-line.

I finally got home 4 hours later, cancelled all my cards and couldn't eat a thing, although I forced a glass of milk down. Today I went back to the gym to get my temporary membership card and almost had a panic attack. I had to have them transfer my 4 hours of personal training to another club as I am afraid to leave my car parked at that club. It will cost us over $500 to replace the remote, change the code, rekey the car and another $200 to replace the iTouch. With deductibles, it isn't worthwhile to make a claim on our insurance. I have asked for some compensation from Goodlife (the gym) but don't hold out much hope. They have multiple clubs and I will go to the one near my home. I will now have to come home, change and not take anything with me. I will carry my keys and iPod with me all the time. They told me this happened before so be wary about keeping your car keys in a locked locker.

The last low is a good low. I saw 181.4 on the scale but will wait to change my ticker. On June 1st I was 184 so something is working. Keep it up band. I love u.

18 comments:

DB said...

Green Zone - yay for you!

Gilly said...

Awww...I'm so sorry about your iPod, etc. That is beyond shitty! Thank you for sharing the story though...you might have saved one of us!

Congratulations on green zone. Silver lining!

-Grace- said...

Happy to hear you are in the Green Zone!! Congratulations on the new job opportunities--seems you have a lot going on, which is a great thing :)

I'm so sorry someone stole your belongings. I hate theives!

Linda said...

That's great about the fill and your new job(s).
That really stinks about your gym locker - I have known other people that's happened to.

Kerri said...

I hope to one day say that I love my band! That stinks about your locker, hope they find the jerk! Congrats on the job transfer! :-)

Barbara said...

Oh I am so sorry about the gym theft.. that really sucks.. I have heard about this at the gym near our house.. so you are not alone, but that doesn't make you feel any better..
Great news about your band though Sandy .. way to work the band .. gotta love the green zone.. hang in there.. more good things will come your way..

Steph said...

I'm so sorry about the gym locker thing. That is a crappy, nasty thing to do and karma WILL bite them in the ass. I feel bad lugging my big tote to the gym and carrying it with me and was thinking about getting a locker, but I sure as hell won't now. :-(

Nella said...

Makes you just wanna scream! So wrong! On the flip side, you have entered the GREEN ZONE Baby! Embrace it!

Tina said...

how awesome for the job stuff but horrible for the stoel gym people!!! whata horrible thing to do..steal your stuff and put up a decoy to buy themselved time..unbelievable.

tina

THE DASH! said...

Yayyy to the green zone and shame on thats bastards that stole your stuff.. honestly.. some people make me sick.

Dinnerland said...

Holy crap!! That is awful about the gym... did they offer any assistance? how weird that someone committed that crime on their property. Scary.

Congrats on being in the green zone and good on ya on the weight loss. You go girl!! Enjoy.

Girl Bandit said...

How awesome that the band is working but that is a serious bummer about your locker....I mean that is in the gym itself....how awful for you. About 3 years ago my car got broken into at the gym but they only took my cash and the phone....but the phone was the worst because I had so many numbers on there but no where else. i was lucky that they threw my bag and cards away but the inconvenience of it all ....I deserved it for leaving my bag in the car but for you it is so much worse as it was in the actual gym....so sorry for you.......not sure what else to say except (((((hugs))))

Lonicera said...

Sandy, I'm so indignant on your behalf - the gym ought to take measures to at least patrol locker areas. Has anyone else at that gym had the same problem? The perpetrators could be people who look like members I suppose? How could they get away with cutting the lock and not be noticed - surely you need a biggish tool to do that.

Anyway, what good news about your new job. We spend most of our waking hours away from home, it might as well be of the best quality you can muster!

Thank you so much for the birthday wishes. I'm trying not to feel guilty about being chockful of lemon cake...

Caroline

Roo Food said...

Wow...firstly congratulations on the new job...lots of new changes heading your way. Secondly, sorry to hear that you got your stuff stolen...some people are just filth and karma will come back to bite them in the bum! It may not make you feel better at the moment, but bad things will come their way....it's just the inconvenience and cost involved when something likes this happens.
I had my wallet stolen out of my bag one night out. My flatmate was away travelling and I was out with ironically people from the gym (who I didn't know) It was 3.30 in the morning! I had nothing except my keys to the house(luckily) I had to borrow $20 off someone from the gym, so I could get a taxi home at 4am and then call Australia to cancel my credit cards! the club found my wallet but all my money had been stolen!

Darlin1 said...

So sorry to hear about your misfortune--they will get theirs!

Awesome on your weight loss--still can't tell with my new fill---hope it's like yours.

Cindylew said...

The gym story sucks but I couldn't be more envious about you and your green zone. What a great feeling it must be to love your band. I couldn't be happier for you doll.

Drazil said...

Well that is just poopy about your stuff...great about the green zone and so happy you aren't giving up! Be well my dear friend.

Lady Lap Band said...

Congrats on the 2lb weightloss! I seem to be doing the same thing. Had a while there when I didnt loose but when I am loosing I get about 1lb per week. Oh and thanks for your happy dance that really made me smile!!! =)

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