In the past few days, I've bumped into 2 people from my past. One, a nurse that worked with my on a unit at a nursing home for three years. It was during the time I was actively losing 80 pounds. She just happened to now work at the same nursing home as I do once again, even on the same unit. I saw her working in an office, took a double take and confidently went up to talk to her. Usually in the past, I would just walk past without saying a word. If she noticed me, that would be when I would interact.
The other happened while I was shopping for a certain Mother's Day present. I know it's early and all, but thought I better get a jump on it. I was shopping at a store that shall remain nameless cause it would give away what I was there for ;) On my way out, I noticed someone I played volleyball with for years. We played for at least 5 years together, but with children and changing lives, we all decided to break the team up. That has been a good 5 to 6 years ago and I hadn't seen this friend for several years. I greeted her and we had a good chat. This too would have been an encounter that 80 pounds ago, I probably would have tried to avoid.
I am proud of my weight loss and enjoy telling people when given the opportunity. Why shouldn't I be proud, it's darn tooting hard to lose and maintain a loss!
I got the not-so-friendly-you're-over-your-goal letter in the mail yesterday. Weight Watchers watches us employees and wants us to be good role models. In an email last week, the Territory Manager stated that 50% of the receptionists and 35% of the leaders are above their goal weight. I would love to not have to worry about that scale, and actually I don't worry about it much as long as my clothes are still fitting. Unfortunately, if I want to continue working with WW, it's one of the things I need to keep aware of. They rarely do much of anything, just friendly reminders to keep us motivated and encourage us to keep working at it.
Looking forward to a 70 degree day, too bad it's a tad bit windy.