BUT - my weight was 206.3 this morning! Down 3 from Monday, so I'm pleased and starting to see Onederland (again) way off in the distance. Could be a quick trip there, or a circuitous lengthy one. It really is up to me. Send me positive vibes and traveling mercies, please! I want to get there FOR THE LAST TIME and SOON. It would be such a relief to to leave the 2 century mark forever. Again - up to me. I'm not quitting and I'm working on it.
I heard something interesting at my aa meeting this morning. A 40-something gal who is a graphic designer and was laid off 3 years ago shared that she's been doing temp work for the same company in downtown Philly for 2 years. She noted that she has been there a lot, has good working relationships with all the people there, has always done whatever they asked of her and worked hard to be a valuable human resource. She likened her last 2 years at this place to a 2 year job interview, about which she felt very good and positive for when the company started hiring again.
She found out yesterday that this past week, the company did in fact begin hiring - 2 brand new people from the outside. She was stunned and shocked, disappointed and depressed about it. She said when she came home yesterday, her husband was going to get dinner for them at a local restuarant and asked her what, if anything, she wanted. She reported she wanted to say, "I want a large order of wings, a big cheeseburger with fries, dessert....", but then she said she stopped and said, "NO. I'm not going to eat over this. I'm going to feel it, even though I'm not happy about it and feel like shit." (She'd already noted that she never felt like drinking at all, even over the last 3 yrs of unemployment and temping.) But for some reason she added in the thing about not eating over it either.
WOW. In my egomaniacal mind I knew she said that just for my ears! Of course she didn't, but it was so relevant for me. In finishing talking about the whole experience, she had no regrets because she knew she couldn't do anything more than she's done. "Maybe I'm not supposed to be there afterall." How cool to be clearheaded, sober, rational, appropriately disappointed and come to such a conclusion without going into a self deprecating rant or even ragging and whining about the company. Talk about inspiration!