Be Careful What You Wish For!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Be Careful What You Wish For . . .
Three months ago, I was dying for people to notice my weight loss. I wondered how many pounds it would take for people to finally notice. I was discouraged, but I never gave up on myself. – Well, the magic number was 50 pounds. I have now lost almost 57 pounds, and everyone at work is noticing to the point where it has become embarrassing.
Last Friday at our staff meeting, my boss was about to congratulate me and announce how much weight I have lost to everyone. Fortunately, I was sitting in front, and I told her I didn’t want to be singled out. Everyone can see I’ve lost a lot of weight; do they really have to know how heavy I was? It was funny, because she had already said, “I want to congratulate Lisa on” when I cut her off. Then she congratulated a fellow staff member on wearing such a beautiful scarf today instead. . . but of course everyone was curious after that to know what she was congratulating me for.
I just said, “Maybe I’m pregnant, and I don’t know it,” – and they in turn responded, “Really are you?”
Like I said, be careful for what you wish for!