Another of those days…

Weight Loss – Week 17

I knew that yesterday was going to be a problem day because it got off to a bad start.  When I arrived at the petrol station on the way to work  two of the lanes (4 pumps) were closed and there was a small queue.  I wasn’t too worried because the queue normally moves quickly, but not on this occasion.  I sat and waited for 15 minutes, I was completely boxed in so I couldn’t even leave to try again later.  By this time the queue was baked up along the road.  This made me late for a work on a day full of meetings.

I just had time to do a few bits and pieces before my first meeting of the day.  This was actually a briefing of staff to update them on current issues relevant to them.  On this occasion it was in an interactive way, completely different from previous briefings.  The chairs were colour coded and we were split into four groups according to the colours.  We then had to answer 4 questions about the forthcoming restructuring, move to new premises and how we felt in general.  This was done by brainstorming and involved lots of post it notes.  The information was then collated and the key points were highlighted and questions answered by the head of our business unit.  It was an excellent way of getting staff involved with the process and a start to improved communication.

Following the briefing I had just enough time for lunch before my next meeting which was the a Trade Union pre meeting in advance of a Trade Union and management meeting that was taking place later to discuss and address issues on the document detailing our restructuring.  Both of the meetings went well.

Then came a further problem.  I had agreed to give a colleague a lift after the meeting which was scheduled to finish at 5pm.  I had to be at Weight Watchers around that time to help out with members attending the meeting so I told him I had to leave dead on 5 at the very latest.  I had to stress that meant leaving the bldg at 5 and not going up to the 3rd floor to pick up coats etc.  It was hard work getting through and he didn’t bring his belongings into the room where we were having the meeting but left them in the Trade Union office meaning he had to collect them afterwards.  It is a good job the meeting finished 10 minutes early because there was a lot of dithering about which included the meeting starting 10 minutes late because he was fetching his coat from upstairs!!!

On the plus side I lost 0.5lb this week despite still not being quite back on track after my few days away.

8 Comments CherryPie on Nov 26th 2010

8 Responses to “Weight Loss – Week 17”

  1. jameshigham says:

    That coats business would be enough to make anyone lose weight.

  2. Denise says:

    I gained 1.5lb and was devestated – so I have decided to cut out wine except on a weekend! Normally we have a bottle a night but the feeling of weight gain did not suit me! So back on the straight and narrow!

  3. Sean Jeating says:

    I fear not far’s the day that you will not be able to reach the keyboard.
    Don’t forget about eating, CherryPie!
    It keeps body and and blogosphere together.

  4. sally says:

    well done you are doing better then me :-( but when stressed i can never loose weight but things are about to change :-)