By Wednesday, I’ve almost lost hope – I weighed in and found that I was 1lb heavier than I was on Saturday! I did stick with the program until Thursday and even only had salad for lunch at work on the 5th day (earlier). It paid off. By weigh in a few hours ago, I shed off some of those unwanted weight!
It still is going very very slowly but I seem to have a lot of patience. I will continue eating wisely and in fact, I am making my meal plans for next week. I’m thinking of including Alfred in on this plan, he says he’s in as long as it means he doesn’t need to starve.
March is going to be a better month for me, I can feel it. 🙂
On a totally different note… *rant alert*
I learned that something I’ve been waiting for still won’t push through, but the sad thing about it is that it will happen to someone else 🙁
I got zero, zip, zilch, nada – in my Payroll account. Seems to be the bank’s fault as I’m not the only one with this problem. My colleague got 4 times more than was due to him. There are others more. That sucks big time. This is my second negative experience with that bank and it is so disappointing. Oh, it’s Unionbank/Ibank by the way. Grrr!
I’ve been feeling somewhat stressed at work lately. Yes, it has something to do with the fact that my team is at the bottom of the rankings for the most important metric of all; but it’s really that, combined with a lot of other factors.
I stress about my agents taking very long calls. One, because I don’t want them to stray too far from the target and end up in PDP – for their sake. Two, because I don’t want our team totals to be far off the charts either – my ass on the line. And three, I know how hard it could sometimes be to control each and every call – it’s the agent in me that gives that reminder.
Night after night, we have to watch out for agents with calls going over a specified threshold. At any given time, there could be 2 to 4 of them. Or, there could be none. Add the long calls to the fact that there’s just not enough of them scheduled for the shift, then we’d have to pull out more tricks just to make sure someone will be available to answer the growing number of calls waiting on queue. Yesterday, while I was on floor support duty, it just really got too stressful for me. Honestly, I’d rather write up an SLA report rather than walk around like crazy pinging anyone and everyone!
I know it’s important though, and it is a job for me to do. I have no delusions about my job not being about the numbers, because it is. It’s all about looking after my agents, and that means helping them reach their goals. It’s just that sometimes… Oh…
Okay, the moment’s gone. I think I’ve ranted enough.
I got me a Seagate FreeAgent Desktop – a USB External Hard Drive.
It’s just given me 320G of additional space for all our photos, files and most importantly – my digiscrap supplies.
I know that an EHD is also a hard drive and can get corrupted, so I’m not being complacent and I will still make backups on DVD. I’ve also been uploading some photos on online photo storage options (some remain private, of course).
I recently received some additional income via a project I was working on for my mom’s office, and it made sense to spend part of that on this. It now sits next to our wireless router and it’s neighbors with my printer. They all look cozy up there. Haha!
Anyhow, today was a very interesting day. Alfred picked me up from work and we went straight to Gilmore to make the purchase. He also had to drop off something that he needed to have fixed. We wanted to lunch at JT’s but it was too early. He then thought perhaps we could go for Thai food – but it would have also been too early for the place we were thinking of. Arianne confirmed that SR Thai was still in business, though they moved to a new place still along Katipunan (I don’t know how long ago they did, but at least they moved since I was there last). By the time I received the info, we had already decided to go for Pizza Hut Bistro along E.Rod.
Boy did we have a huge fight that started from something really, really petty.
I left the restaurant before he did, but he followed me home. There was much drama in the next 30 minutes or so – which involved cellphones flying all over the place – but then things got settled again.
At last, I have made the decision to keep Blogger as my main journal. It does seem to have the features I was looking for and though I’ve found in WordPress. It definitely offers a bit more freedom than BraveJournal and Vox.
In time, I will probably stop posting over at BraveJournal altogether. Or use it as I used to treat Blogger – for keeping up with the BraveJournal community, and to post occasional updates.
I’m moving in getting settled. Blogger is no longer my transient home; I’m turning into a resident.
I’ve updates over at here and here. I also posted layouts I made for covers for the journals i put together and gave away as presents over the holidays. They are over at Multiply. Click on each cover to view credits. 🙂