Saturday, May 05, 2012

Snow Day

It was a pretty busy week I must say.

On Monday I spent the day sharing an office with a co- worker who was sick. Knowing I had to deliver a speech to 300 people on Thursday I was hoping I didn't catch it.

By Wednesday I wasn't feeling 100 percent and thought I had the beginnings of a cold. However nothing really materialized symptom wise I did feel tired.

I was so nervous on Thursday probably the cause of the tired. . My presentation was about an occupational fatality. Heavy stuff for sure. I wanted to deliver this with empathy and not like a statistic. Well I almost got through it but when I closed the sadness of the event hit me again so I started to tear up. I barely got my last line out.

Then I spent 20min dabbing tears at my table. What totally blew me away was the response I got. So many people came up to me to tell me how moved they were and how awesome I did. so many told me they cried with me. One of the things I hate most is crying in front of other people but so many told me that's what made it hit home for people.

That continued into the 2nd day. Even the head poobah of my group and the group I support ( who happened to be the guest speaker) said I did an amazing job. What I'm proud of is I did what I set out to do I told the story of a person not a statistic.

I generally like to fly under the radar at not draw attention to myself and now 300 people know me but it was for a worthy cause.

I was pretty exhausted for the rest of the week. I had a headache pretty much all Thursday and of course had no meds on me.

Friday was exhausting as well. I'm an introvert so while incredibly touching all the attention was exhausting.

I decided that I would not set an alarm today and just focus on recharging. I woke up looked out the window and declared a snow day. It's so bizarre yesterday was +14C.

I didn't go to weigh in focusing on sleep but I did weigh in on my scale. Up 3.8, yeah did I mention this 2 day conference had a lot of food and the food was really good. Plus the emotional toll didn't help either.

Now that's all done and no more distractions until Vegas in 6 weeks. The tracker is front and center on my coffee table as today is the start of a new week.

The goals this week are back to basics: tracking, water, exercise. I'm watching the season finale of Biggest Loser for inspiration. Kim looks incredible. I was hoping she'd win. I do hope next season gets not so dramatic & obnoxious contestants.

All right my friends the war is not over and I still believe. We can do this.



Fatoutofskinny said...

Congrats on the accomplishment, speaking in front of a large crowd can be very daunting.

Raeesa Samizdat said...

So impressed at how you handled the presentation in trying to avoid it being all about numbers & statistics.

It sounds like you've accomplished what you've set out to do and connected with your audience.

I hate crying in front of people too, my unoriginal to go place is in the bathroom stall, then I pretend my allergies are bothering me.

I once had a crying session with a complete stranger about witnessing the same thing. We didn't say a word to each other, but just gave each other a hug. I still think about that day and how much it meant to me to have someone I didn't know, never saw again, connect on such a level.

Cheap&Sweet: Life on the scales said...

What a great way to do your goals! I may steal it! :-) Great post. Stop by some time!