Archives for: October 2004, 04
The 1200 calorie a day thing is over, thank goodness! I stuck with it to the end, but did add a bit of food each day. After a tremendous headache the second day into it, I felt justified. And even so, I lost about 3 pounds and 4 inches in a week, and really did work hard to do so. Now, to keep it up!
I'm still settling in with Gordon, and have yet to unpack about 20 boxes in the garage. It is all books and CDs, and we just have not found the right bookcase to fit in the space that we have in the bedroom, and we can't easily unpack them until we do.
It was a fairly quiet weekend at home, mostly. Friday night Gordon and I stayed home, made dinner, and caught up on some TV shows we both like. Yesterday we slept late, and I headed to my workout while he went to a networking brunch. Then we had a couple of hours before he headed off to work at the theatre (he helps out at a theatre part-time on various shows and events because he enjoys working with it). WE were both so tired, though, that we flopped onto the bed and watched more TV! He headed off to work, I caught up with a friend for coffee and some errands, and she and I hung out and had dinner and talked until about 10pm. I then showered, picked out my clothes for the shoot this morning, and got ready for bed.
This morning I got up early for the shoot, drove to the office in Beverly Hills, finished the shoot, and drove back within an hour and 15 minutes. It was the quickest, easiest shoot I've ever done, and I was back in bed by 9:30 in the morning. Then I woke Gordon up and we went out for brunch at The Cheesecake Factory. And I was NOT compliant! I had eggs benedict with smoked salmon, onion, tomato and, of course, the english muffin, egg, and hollandaise sauce. YUM. And I was so stuffed! I could only eat about half of it and sadly (and also a bit proudly) left the rest of it on my plate.
Gordon and I were still just wiped out when we got home, so instead of doing more unpacking or otherwise being productive, we decided to nap a bit before he had to go back to the theater. After he left, I got up and went to scope out JUST where my temp assignment is for the next two weeks, and also to the mall (conveniently next door to my assignment). I need a new suit, and did not find one, but did manage to find some great stuff for the fall and winter. Cashmere sweaters, long-sleeved cotton shirts, that kind of thing - good layering articles, and stuff I should be able to wear to the office (or wherever) for years. I tried on a number of great suits, too, but they weren't cut right for my body or they didn't have the right size, or it didn't do anything for me. The hunt is on!
Ran into Mike a couple weeks ago and he told me he can't be friends with me now that I'm with Gordon - apparently it's just too much for him. I was upset, but kind of saw it coming. Today I received an email from him - first communication since then. He found my blog and was unhappy with some of the things I'd said in it regarding him, even though I've told him these things in the past. I didn't even read the whole thing - I couldn't, and felt like he needed to vent. When I saw it I felt as though it was one of those letters that I often write and then never send. But he sent it. It was a LONG email, too, so I guess he had a lot to say! I'll probably read it when I feel better able to deal with it, but not today. I do hope he also saw in my blog not just my irritation with him, but also how important our friendship was to me, how much I care about him and how painful it was for me, too, to tell him that I'd met the man I'm going to marry knowing that I was risking losing someone else important to me.
I'm off to bed so I'll be fresh for my assignment tomorrow. Tomorrow evening is dinner with Anne, and we'll probably run a couple errands together during the evening, too. I need to pack my lunch for tomorrow and plan on a change of clothes for the evening, too, since I'll go to her place straight from work. I'm going to stay off the sugar as much as possible, too!