Just got back from a week long trip to Boston.
Last weekend I was so freaking stressed out I wanted to scream (taxes due, my exec VP calling me wanting to go over my presentation over and over, trying to pack, trying to get everything else in life squeezed into 48 hours).
Short story, week was incredibly long, my presentation to the CEO went well, and well.. here is the rest of the story.
So, you all know my history (got the band, lost weight, lost my husband, delayed any business travel till now).
So this meeting was a gathering of 10 VP's (all levels), CFO CIO CEO. EIEIO.. blah blah blah.. all who have not seen me since my banding (65 or so pounds ago)..
So here was my read on Greetings and reactions:
- So good to see you
- So sorry to hear about your loss
- Gee you look great
- HOLY Sh*t you lost allot of weight, how the hell did you do that
It just makes you stop and think.. how freaking bad I must have looked before.
Here is my other read, all VP's are incredible shape at my company.
I mean fit! and they incorporate exercise, diet discipline etc. into their daily way of life.
The only break food available was Chobi yogurt, trail mix, fruit..
Lunch was a lean diet, salad, grilled chicken, grilled veggies.
No real desserts.. and here was the killer for me NO CHOCOLATE.
When I have my face to face Director meetings, I always placed a big bowl of chocolate (bliss, Ghiradeli or some small but killer chocolate to calm the crowd.
Not so in this high powered meetings.. healthy everything, very little coffee consumption and almost everyone drank water non stop.
But when the evening came around... the wine was non stop.. yes I work with a bunch of wine snobs.
Alright, the second little piece of news, is that Monday I go for my PS consult.
Originally I wanted my neck and boobs done.
Then I started to draw a diagram of my body and identified areas of improvement.
Well by the time I got done it looked like a damn road map of the NYC roadways.
Ugh..so I will definitely give an update on that discussion next week.
In the meantime I definitely need to catch up on blogs (so far behind).
Big HUGS to everyone.. I have missed you all.