Moving day started for my office was today. I spent yesterday running over to the new building taking measurements and updating my floor plan hoping everything would fit. The cubicles are already there but I'm in charge of the side offices and the tons of bookshelves, file cabinets, not blocking the tons of windows in the place and just hoping that the owner won't hate it. So yes it's been a bit of a stressful few days.
I started off yesterday though going to boot camp for what I thought was trainer Jen's last class. She was our favorite trainer for the biggest loser contest last winter. I have been doing night workouts so haven't seen her in awhile but was determined not to miss her last class. Well it's not her last class and I can go to a few more Wednesday boot camps if I can get my butt up :) so I will try.
She about killed us yesterday my legs are still feeling it. It was a warm 61 degrees out at 5:30 yesterday morning if you can believe that for December in Maryland, crazy weather this week but I'm loving it (though it was 37 this morning) So she had us running around the parking lot doing tons of lunges and squats and even push ups on the curb. Was nice being there with her and all the folks that love her class though. She's always so thoughtful with me about modifying things so it's not so hard on my knees.
So about this crazy weather. I had noticed one single lavender rose bud on my bush out front. I thought for sure the cold would eventually get it and I would never see it bloom but the other day it was 73 degrees out and when I got home that evening there was my beautiful rose all bloomed out. I couldn't help myself but to break it off and bring it inside. Had to make Mike and Nick and Marie all smell how wonderful it smelled. To think I have a beautiful rose from my yard in a vase on my counter to smell everyday for awhile feels a bit crazy :) but oh so nice. I smell it every time I pass it, can't help myself. You know the whole "stop and smell the roses" is definitely true for me this week :)
I did the area captain program for my group last night and I think everyone got a lot out of it. Mike has been in a bit of a funk and he wouldn't go to TOPS with me. So I went on without him. Then the hurt part of me couldn't help herself and I had to call him up and say I was disappointed he wasn't going to hear my program. Then I said bye and hung up. It was wrong of me to try to guilt him but I just didn't think it would kill him to go to TOPS with me and actually knew it would do him some good seeing everyone.
So I got to the meeting and 10 mins went by and not a soul showed up. I started to wonder if I would be the only one coming and then one after another started coming in. Then Mike came in too and we ended up with 10 of us. I think they all enjoyed my program too. The great thing though was Mike lost 2 lbs and was the biggest loser of the week. I could tell he was glad he had went too.
As for me, I'm down another few lbs. Jen asked me yesterday if I had lost some weight and I got to tell her 7 lbs since the last time I saw her which felt good. It feels good to be traveling in the other direction. The scale said 183 this morning and I'm hopeful again to be in the 170's not that far in the future. For me it's important to put that weight out there for accountability for myself. I really know it benefits me and I'm always for things that benefit me.
I really am focusing on my relationship with food. It feels different this time too. It doesn't feel like I'm focusing as much on food as just on my thinking. I'm finding I'm going through the days without food being on my mind much. I seem to just think about it when I'm actually hungry. I'm just eating something and forgetting about it again. It feels good to be having that peace with food I'm always seeking.
Well this is really a post I started yesterday. Now on to today's drama. It's been a really long day. I didn't get home tonight till 8:30pm. I'm exhausted but feeling ok. Earlier I can't say that was the case. Boy what a day is all I can say. Yesterday afternoon I found out the movers didn't know that our elevator at the new place wasn't approved. So when they showed up the price had to be renegotiated and it got tripled. So since I'm just the organizer I didn't worry about that and just went with it and told what went, etc. So then went over to the new building and told what went where etc. There was some confusion and there were more bookshelves than I needed but oh well I figured people would just take home what we didn't need. Anyway, the mover guys were great, hard workers, got a ton done in like 5 1/2 hours (4 trucks full) so at 2pm they had finished bringing up by the fire escape I might add all our stuff and so I told them they could go that I would see them tomorrow to get the few remaining bigger things (xerox, printers, plotter, etc) and the tons of boxes that had to be moved.
Well I get back to the office and I'm told the movers won't be back tomorrow so I am so upset I feel like crying. I'm the one that sent them home thinking they would be back the next day when I could have kept them a few more hours and maybe had them come back and another load. It wasn't my fault the second day got canceled I know that and the boss man knew it wasn't my fault but I still felt bad. Then just walking back into the building with so much gone after being there for 24 yrs just broke my heart.
I got choked up talking to my coworker while I was heating up my lunch at 2pm so just took my food and drove down to Mike's work and he made me feel a little better. I know nothing today was my fault and I spent a LOT of time doing the floor plan and even though I feel like everything is so crammed in the new place and doesn't look up to what I think the owners will want I did the best with what I had to work with.
So then I ended up going back over to the new place and the young kids we have helping were putting together the chairs so I helped with that then a few more coworkers came back and they were really nice. The one lady had her 2 girls with her and they are little mini's of her lol so we were laughing and joking and I felt a lot better.
Then I headed a hour up the road for the TOPS meeting up there. Everyone enjoyed seeing me and it was a good meeting and I felt so much better.
I had thought about going to the gym again but now that we don't have movers tomorrow we will be moving the rest of our stuff ourselves. 2 of the guys went up the road and rented a uhaul truck for tomorrow. What a day tomorrow is going to be lol. But at least the elevator is working now. As crappy as the old place was I'll miss it after 24 yrs. But maybe this will be what our little place needs to bring us all back closer like we use to be years ago. We'll definitely be sitting closer lol.
Well I'm beat so going to head off to bed. Hopefully tomorrow won't be so bad I can look at it as lots of exercise at least :) Maybe this weekend I'll get the Christmas tree up and we'll finish raking the leaves in the yard.
Till next time...