Well, its saturday again - the day that i dread and suffer nervous excitement about all week long - weigh in day. This week i was super good again, i never ate more than 2,000 calories a day and actually averaged out at about 1,900. I worked every day this week, and worked out that during a 6 hour shift (what i averaged this week) i burn off a minimum of 1,920 calories. Thats assuming all i do is stand on till all day, which i pretty much never ever do. So the ingredients are all there for a loss this week, my calories in are less/equal to the calories out - ive been good, but i was still rather nervous this morning about weighing in - i guess i just didnt feel as confident as i did last week, which is somewhat ridiculous as i noticed this week my work trousers are feeling much looser in the tushie/waist area :) good times - great feeling :) so, dear readers, im happy to announce i've lost 3.75lbs this week. Taking it to 12 and 1/4 lbs in 2 week, and even better? i can FINALLY say ive gone down into the next stone bracket, its taken me a while but i got there - im in the 24's now but i'll be in the 23's in no time - i feel much more confident and capable doing this calorie counting bizz than ww.
check out my halo shine ;)
This week has been the usual dull as dish water week, apart from the fact that im starting to feel really rather christmassy - last year it was seemingly impossible to get into the festive spirit but this year im already get twinklings. I guess thats the problem with working in retail, christmas basically means a whole lot of hard work is coming. That being said, im pretty much sorted on the gift front - Ive got my mum a gold necklace with an 'A' (...her names Ann) in gold on a diamante background (much nicer than it sounds - and wasnt as cheap as ive made it sound either,lol) and the glee boxset - my brothers got the jedi dressing gown i mentioned in a previous post and a light sabre (because as a family, we are just epicly awesome) and a mug thing that makes slushies. And my daddy dear, well i still need to get him a few lil bits but his main present is being delivered on monday - he adores jelly sweets, so what to get a chronic jelly sweet muncher?
I've got him the bigger one (not on the stick) in cherry - and im actually really excited about that arriving - he's gonna seriously love it!! argggh, whos an awesome daughter? Mels an awesome daughter...ooohhh yeeaaahhh!!
Then after all the boredom and the monotony, yesterday came - for the past few days my right hand has been feeling kinda stiff? i dunno - not stiff as such but not right, anyway yesterday it clicked into serious pain, its all down the right hand side (pinky side) of my hand and is spreading across my 3 fingers of that side, and its sore and stiff - and it still is. Anyway, i nipped to the walk in centre and its repetitive strain injury from till work :o| how bad is that?? its still sore today, but theres not a lot they can do, so im popping ibuprofen - im off work for 3 days now anyway (woop woop) and they reckon it'll be ok by tuesday so all is good, just a bit of mild perseverance between now and then - and yes, im braving the pain to post a blog entry. I'm just far too good.
And guess what else happened yesterday? My assistant manager is leaving :) :) :) :) ok - some may view the multiple smiley faces as harsh, but know what;
im happy!! lemme break this down for you. She started working in our store - oof - a few month back now? we got a whole new management team, the managers great - the assistant manager did very little but bark orders at all of us for the first month and half of working with us, she flat out refused to integrate herself by being even remotely pleasant, She'd give all of us 1,000 jobs to do at once and then complain when the first one she gave us to do hadnt been finished 5 minutes later. As a result, staff moral went wayyyyyyy down. To the extent that the area manager came into the store and was disgusted at its decline - its not that we weren't trying, it was that we were all running around like headless chickens trying to do everything at once, but we'd also stopped caring. Mr area manager must have had a word with the management team as after that asst manager changed loads, but even now im pretty much convinced she's skitzophrenic. Its not normal, her mood swings at break neck speed always between mini nazi and your best mate, and she also took to calling me hunny bunny ..... do i come across as someone who is a hunny bunny? *shudddersss* uck - she was also the epitome of a girly girl and im pretty sure she didnt like me for my weight/died hair/piercings. Her ordering style was completely off the wall, we have a limited space in the warehouse and as the minute its full to the brim of random ass products we dont need. Its hard to explain, but picture a shelving system in the library - a narrow lil aisle. Well thats one set of racking,we have one set per department - last week toiletries racking was (and still is) full and over flowing and she still ordered £10,000 worh of stock? explanations - on a post card please? Anyway, long story short - she's a twat, and shes leaving. And for the record, it wasnt just me who's thrilled - it was like in a disney film when the baddie dies and then all the animals start coming out from behind the rocks and frolicking and singing again, or like in the wizzard of oz when the witch dies and the munchkins have a party - the minute everyone was told smiles spread across their faces :) so, were getting a new dude from another store - and he cant be as bad as what we've just had :)