Thursday, April 20, 2006

the great weight update and a few little answers

First, thanks for the nice emails and understanding comments about my last post. I found a few small little answers that have helped me considerably. 1- always get your info from the horse's mouth. Well meaning friends can love you and still have bad intel. 2- Don't take it personally. Things happen and while it may affect you personally, it wasn't done to hurt you personally. And for now those two little pearls of wisdom are really helping me out.

Second, the great weight update. I'm down a net 8. It is 10 pm and I have just weighed myself, and I am at my lowest weight in over a year. So I'm a pretty happy camper right now. Only 12 left to go. (Um, Jules- remember that deal we made today? We need to rediscuss.)

Third, I saw something that just warmed my heart today. I was out for a run and decided to stop and get a manicure at a salon I've never been to before. At that moment I was still in a terrible stinky mood, having not yet had a few revelations come to me. While I was in the salon, there was only one other customer, and I could see the staff setting up a surprise party behind me. The manicurist explained it was the customer's birthday and they were going to surprise her. I asked how often the customer came in, and she said, "Only twice a month. But we like her." So when the girl's new hairstyle was done, the staff of ten started singing to her, turned on some dancing music, and uncorked the champagne! I've heard of customer service, but this was unbelievable! (It also made me suddenly wonder how much my nails were going to cost me...) The whole staff was dancing, singing, etc. for this customer, who looked like she was in heaven. The girl had clearly had the works done- mani/pedi, hairdid, waxing, etc. It was incredible. And before the staff all left, multiple plastic flutes of champagne imbibed, they all came over to introduce themselves to me, and offer me a drink too. I was just blown away by the true kindness and overwhelming customer service. It wasn't even my party, but I'm now a loyal customer!

Last but not least, (Little G Money- are you reading this?) does anyone have any magic cures for vertigo attacks followed by migraines? I've had Meniere's Disease for years, but never as bad as the non-stop attacks I've had this past week. A girl can only have "earthquakes" for so long. (And yes G- I promise if it lasts too long to go get it checked out with the neuro.) (And if you don't think my earthquakes didn't make my other frustrations this week worse, then you don't get the severity of the earthquakes!) Vertigo sucks!

Stay tuned this weekend for my personal essay on Cubicles and the Master/Slave relationship.


  1. "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." (from A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles, Harper Collins, 1992. From Chapter 7, Section 3)

  2. Marianne Williamson is the author of A Return to Love


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